What is the best way to start a healthy lifestyle or weight-loss plan?
Put everything you eat into the SP nutrition tracker as accurately as possible. You can lie to yourself or others about what you eat, but your body knows about every calorie that you eat. If you don't track your food accurately, you won't make the correct food choices that will allow you to be su...
When you feel like you just don't want to exercise and/or eat right.....do it anyway......get STARTED.....do it even if you are afraid it's not going to work. Get rid of the negative!!!
Pick 1 small change and stick to it for 6 weeks than make another change.
Park at the back of the parking lot and walk more
Take the stairs
Walk at lunch
Modify your groceries (No more snack cakes or chips or cookies)
Eat a piece of fruit every day
In the beginning when I started measuring & weighing all foods my plate looked totally empty. As a result I felt deprived. After the first few months of enthusiasm wore off measuring began to take on "heaping", Not to let my progress slip, I purchased (over time) smaller plates: 9" with a 1.5" ri...
I enter my Breakfast and Lunch nutritional report before preparing dinner, then adjust the menu plans to meet my goals for the day. This helps me make better choices.
I have had every excuse under the sun for not exercising or not eating right. None of them matter. What matters is being healthy, even when there is "no time" or "my asthma is bad" or "I like eating out" It's time to just do it because you have to start somewhere!
Ingredients: Spark People, Strength training, Cardio, Blogging, Goals, Setbacks (yes, everyone has them).
Directions: Mix all ingredients and allow them time to blend together. Set oven temperature for fat burning. Place on a baking sheet and spread all ingredients evenly until it's ready. Once i...
Recognizing that this is a journey and not a sprint is a key component of making this a lifetime change and not simply a diet. In order to make this stick, take it one change at a time. When I first started I went all in giving up junk food, working out twice a day and I quickly failed! When I star...
Many times we find ourselves getting off track and having to reinvent a way to start over again... next Monday, next month, the beginning of the next season. Rather than thinking of it as starting over again, consider recommitting to yourself EACH DAY!
I make a goal for myself to make one small change for the better every week. These small changes have added up fast. It can be like, eat one vegetable every day. Or, this week I started composting. Smaller is better. Small changes are easy to stick with. You can add to them later.