I agree with the other posters. I have now lost 56lbs, and I will tell you right now, I had to eat to do it.
I took a look at your nutrition tracker and I have a few suggestions. First, try adding healthy fats to your diet in the form of olives, olive oil, fish like salmon, and avocados. You body needs fats to function- You heart in particular needs them to function properly. You can get an avocado and add 1/3 of it to each meal. It adds many things besides fats, including vitamins, fiber and potassium. Some people use avocado on their sandwiches, in place of mayo.
Second, more protein. All protein is created equal, so it doesn't matter if it is beef, chicken, fish, tofu, or hummus- Just get some. This is necessary for muscle function and strength.
You seem to do well on vegetables and fruit, so make a point of eating more of them. Add a big salad to your day with your green of choice (i.e. spinach, kale, romaine or iceberg). Top that with full fat salad dressing, hard boiled egg, carrots, half a tomato, and cucumber. This adds calories, healthy fats, protein, and fiber, as well as gets your vegetables in- at least two servings, if not 3 or 4 depending on how big a salad it is.
Try adding more snacks to your day- Pretzels, fruit, vegetables, hummus, nuts, cheese and crackers, etc.
Weight loss starts and ends in the kitchen, so make sure you are eating enough and healthy. Aim for at least 1200 calories a day, and eliminate the low fat or fat free products. Eat real food whenever possible. Get some form of exercise- be it walking, doing a Coach Nicole fitness video, or swimming.
There are no elevators in the house of success.
H. H. Vreeland
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