1- Not all the time. 2- I thought I was. 3- No I eat whole wheat bread. the only time I eat junk food is at night. 4- no I'm either on the Computer and watching TV at the same time.
OK - all 4 are issue then.
1. You need to eat enough calories by the time you get home so that you aren't starving. Track during the day. Me, personally....I've eaten enough during the day so that I have about 500 calories for dinner. I'm never starving.
2. You will know once you start tracking your food. Yes, it's a pain in the hiney until you get the hang of it (2 days), but makes all the difference in the world. Track what you have eaten so far today to get started. Start reading food labels if you don't already. Eat food high in protein, good fats and fiber. Food labels and google will be your best friends on earth.
3. " the only time I eat junk food is at night." Junk food really has no place in successful weight loss...unless you are tracking your food. You might look at your tracker and say "Well, I've eaten 1100 calories (after dinner) I can have 2 cups of potato chips for 274 calories (carb and fats will be off most likely)."
But...how filling will 2 cups of potato chips be? You are much better off eating an apple and peanut butter for 250 calories..and getting protein, fat and fiber (which will make you full) and provide your body with nutrients.
A lot of times, it's easier to rid your house of junk food - not there, can't eat it! Fill your house with these instead: www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutrition_art
4. Are you concentrating on your food as you eat? Or mindlessly popping it into your mouth while watching tv, or facebooking? Next thing you know...you have eaten half a box of crackers. And, you're still hungry. Look at your food. Savor the taste of it. Be mindful of what you are eating.
Try pre-portioning out snacks with baggies. 16 wheat thins (1 serving) is 140 calories. Walk to the kitchen, grab one baggie, track, and eat it. Look at the pieces as you eat them, let your mind register that you have 9 left...then 8 left...then 7 left.
Really, really need another serving of them? You walk back into the kitchen, grab another baggie, track it, and repeat.
Anyway...tracking is the number one tool in weight loss. Otherwise you have no idea - and it helps you figure out foods that are high in protein, and good fat, and good fiber.
The best exercise in the world is to bend down and help someone up.
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