I don't know yet how well this works, but I'm focusing on cutting my proportions before working on overhauling my diet. It is a lot easier to not have to change the amounts and types of food I'm eating all at once. My hope is that once I'm tracking and staying within my calorie range everyday, I can try adding in different types of food a little at a time. That way, I'm still doing things to lose weight, but not getting overwhelmed with too many changes all at once.
FitBit One - making sure my steps are no less than 10,000 per day and calories burned are at least 3,500. This has been working for me over the last year. the most success I've ever had in my weight-loss efforts.
Fitness Minutes: (19,022)
347 1/25/13 3:19 P
I am logging EVERYTHING that I eat. Even if it puts me over. Write it down. Makes me accountable.
Fitness Minutes: (11,285)
3,116 1/25/13 11:38 A
Drinking water, changing to brown rice, eat less processed food, bring a healthy lunch for the week. All these have helped.
At first, choosing the healthIER option rather than the healthIEST (compared to what I previously would have had), especially when eating out. Replacing refills on soda at a restaurant with water. Getting that 10 min of exercise in every day, no matter what.
I made a LOT of small changes, one change at a time, and am continuing to do so as much as possible.
Fitness Minutes: (17,714)
434 1/25/13 10:35 A
Water, cutting out the junk food (although indulge occasionally for a treat), eating at least three fruits/day, portion sizes.
Fitness Minutes: (14,252)
9,666 1/24/13 10:15 P
The two biggest were actually measuring out real portions (hello, 2 oz of spaghetti) and eating less of the things I always eat. Instead of going back for thirds, I'd stop at one reasonably sized portion. :)
Fitness Minutes: (70,428)
9,469 1/24/13 10:10 P
A really great one for me was 10 minutes minimum of daily exercise. If I still didn't feel like it after 10 minutes, I could quit. Normally I kept going.
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