Victoria: Sounds like you're off to a great start - taking a good hard, honest look at what you're eating by tracking your food,having the facts stare back at you then admitting that you need to make a change! Sparkpeople always says baby steps, baby steps. Make small changes - rather than drastic ones - and keep tracking your food so you can see the number of calories go down. If you normally use mayo on everything, cut the amount of mayo in half, then in quarters, then eventually you won't even need/crave it.
I kicked my sugar habit by taking a few bites, chewing slowly because I really didn't want to be eating it and sabotaging my new quest for healthy habits but I was craving sugar. While chewing I made myself be conscious of when it just didn't taste good anymore, then I threw the cookie or candy bar in the trash. I felt guilty because of the waste, but proud because I didn't eat the whole thing. Eventually, it became easier and easier not to even take the first bite. When Christmas came along, and I ate more sweets, it was easy to go back to NOT eating them, because I had kicked the sweet tooth habit before and I realized how miserable sugar really made me feel.
Good luck - YOU CAN DO THIS!
Weight loss countdown:
15 pounds to go!
Don't force the numbers, they'll come. My job today is to adhere to a winning pattern of action that I know will produce results if I follow it consistently. (hussmanfitness.org)
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