To get over the plateau and keep your metabolism reved up. its good to do low calories for 5 days and then 2 days a week increase your calorie intake by like 500 and then decrease it on your other days, so never let your metabolism adjust! This is a secret athletes use all the time!
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Figure out about how many calories you need to eat per day in order to lose weight then multiply that by 7. For example: 1300 X 7= 9100. Then zig zag the calories from day allowing yourself to eat more some days and less others. Your body won't know you're dieting if you eat 2,000 calories one day and 1,000 the next. Eating the same amount of calories daily causes plateaus, is stressful & boring. Learn to enjoy food and also be responsible to yourself.
When I get ready to go to the grocery store, I rewrite my list so that the items are in order from the left of the store around to the right. If I don't have to go back and forth across the store I save time and make fewer impulse buys.
SP uses a zig ziglar quote about motivation being like bathing...it works, but you still have to do it daily.
This quote has stuck with me this time: every day, I give myself a new reason to stay on track. Some days I am focused on that day, others my next weigh in, still others I think long term. I'm a believer now that motivation needs to be refreshed daily to keep actions in check! Try it out!306
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