start small. Give yourself small goals (i.e. eat 5 fruits and vegetables today) then after you've met that goal move on to a bigger goal (i.e. 5 fruits and vegetables every day for a week). Once you've accomplished the smaller goals you may have the confidence to move on to something bigger. Breaking it down makes it seem less insurmountable. The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.
Don't diet..develop an eating lifestyle for yourself and your family that you can live with. I spent about 20 yrs dieting with little or temporary results. When I found a lifestyle of eating and exercise I could live with, then I began to see results and even if I didn't, I felt better, had more energy and did not carry the burden of "dieting". Until you get to the store, do your best to find food in your home that will not compromise your goals or health. You might need to make a quick run and get a few things for yourself.
I grew up rarely having junk food in the house. It doesn't need to be there and, frankly, your teens shouldn't be eating that much of it either. Trash it and if they want junk food they can use their own money to buy it.
If you are subsisting only your daily calorie allotment on junk foods, I can totally see how and why you are starving.
When your diet is filled with wholesome food, you will find that it is easier to get full and stay full yet stay in your range. For example, huge salad topped with protein will make you feel like you ate a ton yet not actually be over 500 calories total, where as the same amount in junk food can be double that or more.
Until you can make it to the store, can you eat the calorie range to maintain your weight? Because, you know, not gaining is still a win.
I started back on my diet yesterday... I felt as if I was starving trying to stay within my calorie range! The food we have currently on hand is mostly JUNK food (as we have 2 teens (17 & 18) in the house. What isn't "junk" is still frozen foods. I'm thinking that maybe I should just start "dieting" or eating appropriately after we head to the grocery store this coming month. (As my family only shops ONCE per month). Any suggestions to stay motivated???
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