I know were all about rewarding ourselves for the good, but we know a good stern talking to, grouding or punishment has taught us a lesson or 2 in the past. When i get to my nutrition feedback at the end of the day, and I have no calorie deficit because i ate 4 cookies instead of 1, I make myself d...
Keeping a protein bar with you can keep you from getting too hungry or resorting to fast food if you have a delay when you're traveling or running errands. It buys you time so you can make a rational decision about your next meal. Better to eat the protein bar and risk going over by 100 calories tha...
Keep a clear glass jar somewhere you see it all the time and put in it a penny for every 1lb of weight you lose. Seeing number of pennies in the jar growing is excellent motivation, just be sure to take them out if you gain - not wanting to remove any pennies is a great way to keep yourself on track...
One simple way to blog is to hold a conversation. Talk to SparkPeople about your day, about your nutrition and fitness struggles or successes, and just keep it simple.
How to get enough water and not feel overwhelmed by the felling of constantly drinking.
Purchase of a REUSABLE BPA free plastic cup with straw and screw on lid.
I have found that by drinking out of a straw I now consume more water evenly throughout the day. Thanks Straw
Everyday I try to go out for just a half an hour walk. Doesn't matter if it's outside or on the treadmill. It's a great way for me to clear my mind and not worry about anything but enjoying my walk.
I ride my exercise bike (and read a book) for 10 minutes every morning before my shower. It gets my heart pumping, and gets my knees moving so I can begin my day.
Cheesy, I know, but instead of telling myself that I'm hungry, I try to tell myself "I need nutrition". I can ask myself "Do I need nutrition, or am I just feeling snacky?" It kind of discounts food as a "treat" and makes me think of it more as simply a neccessity for living.
If you plan to go out to dinner with your spouse, try eating yogurt for breakfast and a weight loss shake for lunch. You don't use a lot of calories and you can enjoy your evening out without going over your daily allowance of calories. I do this at least once a week and I'm losing a pound a week.