I went to WW in my youth and I learned that I can eat anything I want as long as it is in moderation. I to learned by going there that there were several factors to losing the weight permanently.
1) Taking that first step 2) Making a commitment to yourself 3) Keeping a journal 4) Willing to learn new things about yourself 5) Know why you are eating 6) Learn your triggers, is it emotional eating, depression or out of boredom. 7) Willing to log everything you eat and drink, both good and the bad. 8) Only weigh yourself once a week. 9) Eat Breakfast 10) Drink 8 glasses of water daily. No exceptions 11) Working in 10 + minutes of Exercise even if it's just walking. 12) Power of Positive Thinking. Just to mention a few....But that journal is one of the most important tools that you will ever use. One of the other tools I miss the most is there reward system. Be sure to reward yourself with non-food rewards, Even if your not losing weight. Set small goals, like getting in 6 glasses of water, and once you have reached that goal and are sticking to it. Be sure to reward yourself for making that goal.
With these and what Spark People has taught you, I'm sure you will be able to real your goal weight by making a plan and sticking to it. 9 days ago
My Dr. is recommending that I eat several smaller meals throughout the day now that I have been diagnosed as having "Hypoglycemia". Instead of eating 3 regular meals and 2 snacks, I would be eating 6 smaller meals through out the day. By eating at regular intervals, my blood sugar levels (and therefore my energy levels) would remain stable. So, instead of having that mid-afternoon crash, I would be full of energy through dinnertime! By eating every few hours (especially if when we chew on fruits and veggies) can also help add extra the nutrition that might be missing from other meals. By cutting out refined sugar, I also cut a lot of fruits that were high in sugar as well. I have recently learned that my body needs this natural sugar. Therefore I have started re-introducing them back into my meal plans as needed. This is helping to restart my metabolism. How many of you know what "Hypoglycemia" is? Could you be suffering from this condition and not know it? I was.
Hypoglycemia : deficiency of glucose ( sugar ) in the bloodstream. Low Blood Sugar.
Thank you for the Spark goodie, but more importantly for your prayers. We are simply seeking the Father's wisdom and want to follow His leading in making whatever decision He believes is best for the Kingdom and our family. 17 days ago