reply to post by lilowl53
#1. Weight is a sum of calorie intake minus calories burned. 3,000 calories is worth about 1 lb. so cut out 6,000 calories a week and you can steadily
lose about 2 lbs a week. Don't try to do it all at once. You'll just lose muscle tone. Count calories and plan your meals. Check your weight first
thing every morning. You'll see it vary a pound or two but if it's not moving down an average of 2 lbs within a week either increase the exercise or
decrease the calorie intake.
#2. Eat your food in smaller more frequent meals. Don't snack between meals, eat lunch in 2 smaller segments.
#3. Drink plenty of water.
#4. As some have noted all foods are not equal. Higher protein, low-fat foods and complex carbs (Yes, I love carbs) take longer for your body to
digest and will be less likely to be stored as fat.
#5 Pick one day a week where you don't count calories. Give yourself a break. We're talking about a life-long habit not a quick fix here so be
reasonable. If you eat good most of the week you can eat half a cake some times and it's okay.
#6 Make better bad choices. So you absolutely feel like you need to eat something. Try something like eating un-shelled sunflower seeds. You'll get
the satisfaction of eating without the 250 - 300 calories you get from normal snacks.
Will you be hungry some times? Probably so but it's more mental than anything. You're not going to have stomach cramps or unhealthy side effects.
Most of the time when you eat out of hunger you could just as easily do an activity to get your mind off of food. You're probably just bored. Once
you realize this is more a mental game than a physical one you're on your way to being more healthy.