Eating my calorie allotment greatly impacts weight loss and other health factors.
A friend moved in to help us out with meal preparation and other health related activities. She insists upon breakfast. In fact, she insists upon all meals being eaten. Since I started eating the amount of food I'm supposed to have I've lost almost thirty pounds.
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I have not been a water drinker and I weight 280 which means I'm supposed to drink 140 oz a day. I bought three 32 oz sports drink holders and fill them up first thing in the morning. By noon they are now empty and I fill them up again for the afternoon. By end of day, I drink 150+ oz
More containers with straws built in mean less trips and less likelihood I get to busy to get my water.
When eating out, get what you want, but only get the highest priority item
It can be hard to stay on track while eating out, because it seems like you either have to order something you don't really want, or you just can't stay within a reasonable calorie range. What has worked for me is determining the one thing I really want -- whether it is an appetizer, cocktail, entree, side dish, or dessert. I can have any of those things, but I usually cannot have all of those things, so I pick the one I want most and plan the rest of my meal around that item.
Sometimes this means that if I want a dessert, I have a cup of soup or salad for dinner while everyone else is eating steaks or ribs or pasta. Sometimes this means I get the steak but a veg side and no dessert/cocktail/appetizer. But it means I can have whatever I *really* want that evening!
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