What has happened that you have lost motivation?
If you don't know then read these - they will give you something to think about!
* Weight not coming off fast enough
* On a restrictive diet rather than healthy lifestyle
* Excessive work-outs
* Relationship issues (friend/family/partner)
* Employment issues
* Past emotional baggage interfering with your ability to move forward properly
* Unrealistic goals
* Health Issues
Without knowing the reason for your jumping off the wagon, I suggest that you pick yourself up and start out with baby steps again. Changing only one or two things and seeing some results - whether it be more energy, sleeping better, pride in yourself, etc. you may find it a motivator to continue.
I have always weighed all of my food and entered it into the Nutrition Tracker. That is what has kept me motivated and ensures that I am mostly within my calorie range. I will add that I still weigh/measure/record even tho' I reached my goal over 2 years ago, after having been overweight for about 30 years. When I started to see results as in clothes getting less snug, I became even more motivated because I could see that I COULD do this :-) The thing is, if you don't continue on a healthy lifestyle journey you WILL gain the weight back. Unfortunately you are the only one who can do something about it - it is up to you how much you want it and if you are prepared to continue with the healthy lifestyle. I know I am - there is NO WAY I am going back to what I was .....!
There are many sorts of snacks that you can have - I tend to mainly eat fruit as a snack because it has fibre, tends to be more filling than a lot, and is generally a lot lower in calories than a lot of alternatives. Sometimes I might make a large smoothie, but that one I will have some of for a snack, and the rest as part of a meal - generally lunch or occasionally breakfast.
Unsalted, plain popcorn is a great snack - low in calories, contains fibre and some many healthy nutrients. I sometimes use a couple dried figs and 1/2 dozen nuts - mainly as an evening snack if calories allow.
I hope that you find your motivation and also the cause of why you jumped - often identifying the cause goes a long way to solving the problem.
Edited by: SLIMMERKIWI at: 4/20/2013 (05:09)
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