The tried-and-true habits that have helped you lose weight the right way.
i have twenty mins between my classes, so instead of sitting waiting for class to start like i used to, i climb up the stairs in my building. 65 steps about three or four times. might as well burn a few extra calories!
I never will park close to a store when I shop. I park a good distance from the entrance. Every bit of walking will help. Try it?
I took a whole week of food and added spices such as cayenne, chili and cajun..sweet potatoes,chicken, soups. Whatever your favorite food, It raises the body temp, just like exercising. lost 3 pouunds in 1 week.
I always carry a small note pad and a pen in my purse. Since I do not have internet access 24/7 to track my food I use the notepad to at least write down what I ate. That way I can not forget anything or better yet lie to myself that "I haven't eaten anything all day".
It is important to know your basal metabolic rate. It is the number of calories you need to function each day at a minimal level. There is a spark article that will tell you how to calculate it. I was surprised at mine and it made me realize I have a few more calories to use each day .
I am more or less a stay at home mom..work two hours a day; monday-friday. So I found myself eating because I got board. So what I do now is sewing projects. This helps me keep busy verses eating when I am board.
I have noticed that every time I eat late and dont drink my water, my weight either goes up or stays the same. When I follow these 2 rules (as long as I haven't totally went nuts on food) that I usually find the scales are friendlier to me.
Careful calorie measuring and tracking is key, but so is letting yourself eat for enjoyment once in a while. Take a day or two a month, or every two weeks, and don't track your food. Don't binge on purpose, but go ahead and eat something you might otherwise not.
The moment I decided to cut back on bread, potatoes & pasta, the weight loss increased significantly. I am not only Italian & love my pasta, but I'm also "carbo girl" & can eat bread plain w/o butter. I made the decision to limit bread & pasta to just twice a week .