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When I asked a young woman who had lost 200 pounds how she did it, she said that she treated weight loss like a job. No matter how she felt, she showed up. She showed up at the grocery store to buy the right food, she showed up to track her food, she showed up to walk, etc.
1/4 a pound loss after working hard all week does not sound like a lot. BUT take a stick of butter and put it under your chin. WOW! a quater of a pound makes a big difference. Celebrate every loss not matter how big OR small!
View your daily calories as the amount of cash you have in your wallet; NOT an unlimited credit card!
This is what did it for me. Get a kitchen scale and eat at least a pound of vegetables every day. They fill you up, and you have less room for junk. No food is off- limits, but who has room for a large dessert or second helping of meat when you've just eaten three grilled zucchinis or a shoebox sized serving of spinach?
Tracking everything I put in my mouth and reading labels. I don't know how many times I've picked up a candy bar, read the label and decided it just wasn't worth it. I do know if I truly want that candy bar, I have to make adjustments to what I eat for the rest of the day. It's nice to know nothing is off limits.
I enjoy a cup of coffee, but instead of adding creamer, milk or cream, I add a teaspoon of vanilla flavored whey protein mix. It makes my coffee white without all the carbs and fat of other whiteners.
Hunger isn't necessarily for food!
Staying busy is a good way to stop boredom eating. When you are cleaning out your closets or organizing your christmas decorations, you arent thinking about food. At the end of the day, you've been active, avoided boredom eating and have a visible accomplishment
To get over the plateau and keep your metabolism reved up.