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I have a hard time staying motivated and after reading first steps, I came to the realization that each step I take towards my goal should be the 1st step to a healthy me!
Buy larger quantities of food and when you cook your meals, cook the entire package, then freeze into individual meals. The oven is going on anyway so you might as well cook larger amounts - you not only save money on quantity, but on energy consumption and you can always have food ready for use.
You dont go into a hospital saying that I will be healed of this disease by next week. All the they can do is remove the problem and create the environment for healing to begin. thats all we can do. remove the problem and create the environment through nutrition and exercise. be patient.
I keep a small container with the foods that I eat most often. For example I have a tiny Tupperware container that is about 1/4 cup that I keep in my granola. No more guessing! Just scoop and add to my berries & breakfast is ready! I have one in my bag of almonds, as well.