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Thin mints have always been a snare for me. You cannot eat just one.
We always feel like we're depriving ourselves when we eat our small portions of food on full-sized plates. Try puttting your meal on a salad plate and eating it with a small fork and spoon. The meal looks larger (fills up the plate) & takes longer to eat (less food in each fork/spoonful).
1.Make sure to eat breakfast every morning, something with dairy & protein. 2. Avoid all sweets. I've realized if I eat any sugar it slows down my loss, even if it falls within my calorie range. 3. Lastly, make sure to drink 8-10 glasses of water a day.
No matter what my friends say "Alcohol" is not good while you're trying to loose weight, I drink EVERY WEEKEND." I'm finally saying "no more alcohol" at least while I try to loose weight, I went from 165 to 236 lbs in two years and part of it was the alcohol!
It is easier to satisfy a little hunger than a great big hunger. Especially when you are first starting to lose weight, eating a small amount of food every couple hours really helps. A snack with protein, carb, and a little fat is ideal. Not letting myself get too hungry helps with maintenance, too.