Hi Melissa :-)
I just started too - a month ago (I have about 20 pounds to lose accumulated over three pregnancies). As others have said, the nutrition tracker is the best place to start. Start by tracking a 'normal' day. I was soooo surprised to see how I often lack protein and fiber - no wonder I could never seem to be satisfied - fat and simple sugars don't keep you feeling good for very long they just pack in the calories. Once I started tracking - I could see what I was missing in a day. I have noticed if I put an effort into getting the right balance, I'm not really hungry very much. And I feel so much better. This was really a lightbulb moment for me! A healthy diet DOES make you feel good - duh....lol. There's a reason it's called junk food - no nutrients and lots of calories. I've also noticed that I am really starting to appreciate the natural sweetness and more subtle flavors in fruits and veges. Good luck!
Edited by: 8HEATHER at: 3/5/2013 (10:17)
Trying to lose the "baby fat" that crept on after 3 pregnancies in 7 years...
5'4", 40 (!), 3 kids (2 girls, 11 and 8 + one boy, 4), a husband, a dog, a cat, a guinea pig and a full time WOH job.
| current weight: 127.8