Hi and welcome to you both! So glad you decided to join this team
I can relate to loving carbs and loving snacks
I have handled this by cutting back on my starchy carbs - which were sabotaging my weight loss efforts - and planning my "must have" evening snack(s) into my nutrition tracker every day. If you stay within your calorie range and keep a check on your % values of carbs, fats, and proteins by running your daily report every day, you can have your snack and be guilt free
I love ice cream. I eat ice cream almost every evening as a snack. However, now instead of eating a huge bowl of full-fat, premium ice cream, I buy a good brand of slow churned ice cream with no sugar added. I keep the calories to between 90-120 per 1/2 cup and the sugars to 5g or less. I eat 1/2-1 cup (which I measure) and it is already figured into my daily tracker.
Remember, this isn't some rigid "diet" to lose weight fast. This is a lifestyle plan to lose weight and keep it off
We are developing a new relationship with food and re-educating ourselves regarding what to eat and how much to eat in order to live a slim and healthy life.
My best advice: 1) Use your nutrition tracker faithfully, every single day and for every single meal. It will keep you honest and accountable for your choices of food and the amounts you eat; 2) Find a few exercises/activities you actually enjoy doing and then do them 3-4X a week. If you enjoy the activity you will stick with it: 3) Stay active with your Spark Team(s). That is where you will get your encouragement, support, and motivation along the way; and, 4) try to have fun and enjoy this journey! If you make this your friend, you will hang in there and
until you reach your destination
Looking forward to sharing info and experiences with you along the way
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He wlll make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6
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