You sound like you started boots and all! That is the best recipe for falling off the wagon!
Start this journey with baby steps. That means change just one or two things to start with and allow your body/mind to get used to the changes before adding something else to the mix. It might be replacing some soda/juice with some water, or adding 1 or 2 extra serves of fruit/veges to your day, and increasing your mobilization. If you are unfit, then walk a bit further in your day or take the stairs instead of the lift. OR it could be if you are already used to a bit of exercise, then add to it a little.
It is these gradual changes that will see you through for the rest of your life. You are less likely to feel that a healthy lifestyle is a challenge to you, and in fact, you may not really notice that you are making these changes.
I strongly suggest that you weigh all of your food for increased accuracy and enter it into the Nutrition Tracker. That will help you to tweak your intake as and when necessary.
Make sure that you start your day well - good wholesome nutrition - and then you will be more likely to continue with it the rest of the day. Don't skip meals, and don't be tempted to eat less than your range. If you have a lot of calories to decrease, do this in small increments so that you are less like to feel starved, or to feel nauseous or light-headed. I experienced this and believe me, it isn't fun! I had to go back up an drop down in 50 calorie increments. This is merely a healthy lifestyle - it isn't about deprivation or starvation. It is about wise choices of food MOST of the time - it is about portion control - it is about good hydration - it is about exercise and it is about enjoying ourselves while we do this!
If you fall off the wagon, just pick yourself up, dust yourself off and start again. We all do it at some stage!
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