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Throw out all the foods you shouldn't eat. Only keep healthy whole foods in the house! You will have weak moments, and you can't eat junk if it isn't there. I've kept the weight off for over 3 years now, but I'm still working on dropping more.
I drink one litre of water first thing in the morning. Then i boil a large mug of water with 2-3 grams of cinnamon powder. After straining the cinnamon i add herbal tea and one teaspoon of honey before drinking. Breakfast starts with fruits. I have replaced sugar with sugar free tablets.
The most important secret to weight loss is that you have to be mentally prepared not to diet ,but to make a life style change. Rather than a bacon omelet and toast w/butter to start the day - eat "Egg beaters" with onions and broccolli - low cal and very filling.
I made a chart to write everything I eat on it. I have the time of day , item, calories and carbs. I try to stay at 1600 calories a day. I am more aware of what I eat and avoid cheating because I don't want to write it on my chart. I reward myself with lettuce salads when I get craving.
Sounds silly, I know, but I really do use smaller plates and utensils to eat. Slows me down..and makes it look like I'm getting bigger bites and more food! Hubby always uses a dinner plate, I use a luncheon sized plates. I use salad forks and small teaspoons for everything.