You've come to a good place! There are lots of articles here on SP to give you ideas on how to curb your cravings. There is also a nutrition tracker which I suggest you use faithfully. Sometimes just recording how much of something you are eating is a real wake up. Be sure to set up your personal SparkPage soon so we can stop by and cheer you on.
My suggestion, for what it's worth, is to go through your cupboards, pantry, and refrigerator and remove unhealthy and tempting foods. Stock up on lots of fruit and veggies, whole grain cereals and crackers, etc. You probably know the drill. Next, prep some of the fruits and veggies and put them in containers so they're ready to eat. Most important, start drinking lots of water. Many times when you reach for something to eat, you're really just thirsty.
Allow yourself to slip up now and then. It happens to everyone. Just ease into your new lifestyle - and remember that this is a lifestyle change, not a diet. Don't hesitate to ask questions! We all learn from each other!
Edited by: PATTK1220 at: 12/27/2010 (13:51)
Patt in Minneapolis
Leader, Forks Over Knives and Engine 2 Diet
It's not what you look at that matters; it's what you see. ~Henry David Thoreau
The food you eat can be either the safest & most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison. ~Ann Wigmore
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
| Pounds lost: 13.0