When I first started, I tracked all my foods and ignored the calorie range. A few weeks later, I studied what I ate. A week later, I worked on slowly swapping out the bad with good and was able to eat more (healthy choices).
10 corn chips = 150 calories
1/2 wheat bagel, one ounce of cottage cheese nonfat, 40 blueberries and 1/2 cup non-fat milk = 150 calories
I never go hungry. Start slow and tear apart what you eat everyday. See how you can make it low cal and healthy. Buy wheat, low-fat and lots of fruits and veggies (fruits and veggies have fewer calories allowing you to eat more).
Once I got adjusted, I realized that I was making a lifestyle change and was not on a diet!
I can eat whatever I want but I would much rather have a plate full of food rather than a slice of pizza!
* Feel free to take a look at my food tracker (on my page). I eat a lot of food and still manage to keep it under my range (which is 1600-1900)!
Oh, and for some great recipes that fit within your calorie range, check out www.sparkrecipes.com
Edited by: SWANATOPIA at: 6/22/2012 (16:38)