I would try evaluating what you are doing in the evening. Like are you watching tv and that is making you eat etc. Try changing any activities or lack of activities that are preventing you from meeting your goals.
If it's junk food your eating in the evening get it out of the house. You just need to break it down for yourself as to what is happening at night that YOU can't control.
Part of this journey is figuring out what works and what doesn't. Then make changes on the stuff that isn't working.
I know you can figure this out!
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You start with some simple changes. Don't try to do everything at once or you will end up frustrated. Create some simple goals. If you're not used to eating 6-9 servings of fresh fruit and veggies, set a goal to eat 2-3 each day for one week. If you're not used to drinking 8 glasses of water, set a goal to drink 2-4 each day for one week. If you find yourself eating a few too many treats in the evening, set a goal to have one. Once you've achieved these goals, you set new ones.
Remember, you're trying to change habits learned over a life time. that won't happen overnight, a week, a month or even a year. Change takes time. thus the need to be patient with yourself and your body.
AND... get your child involved ! Start teaching them how great fresh fruits and veggies can be. Let them help you pick out fruits at the market. kids really love helping out !
Slow and easy really does win this race.
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Well, what are you doing to lose weight? Are you tracking your calories? Are you exercising? Are you tracking everything you do well? We often underestimate the calories we're eating when we eyeball portions, or don't track. Every time I stop tracking, I gain weight.
"eating better" is sometimes not enough. You can still overeat on healthy foods, and sometimes, foods we think are healthy aren't not so much. Sometimes, even healthy foods can pack a calorie whallop that can derail us if we're not careful.
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You can do this!
But, you have to stop and think about what is happening in the evening to make you want to go off your meal plan.
You can shift some of your calories to be eaten in the evening. Your body really doesn't care when it gets fed, and then your eating will be IN your plan and won't be extra to cause weight gain.
Also, since you have lost some of your weight, you might be hitting a plateau. This is normal, and means that your body is adjusting to its new "normal". Focus on other things beside the scale - how your clothes fit, how strong and fit you are becoming. Eventually, if you can keep to your meal plan, you will start losing the weight again.
I need ideas to jumpstart my weight loss again. I exercise and I do good foodwise all the way to the time when I come back home with my 6 year old. I have gained back some of the weight I lost and now each time I get on the scale my weight goes up and not down. Any idea? I am getting stressed out every morning when I wake up!
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