I started Jin Shin Jyutsu, a Japanese form of hands-on healing, because I was fascinated by its effects on my mood and energy.
You know what I mean...you are putting things away after a meal and there's a handful of olives, or a few slices of tomato, one little bit of leftover peas, maybe one solitary slice of pie or one dollop of whipped cream left over. You do not have to "clean up" the serving dishes to avoid putting away a single serving. I have to remind myself at every meal that every bite "extra" I take still counts on my daily calorie goals.
can't jot down or log on to record each time you eat something? draw out 8 glasses of water on a piece of paper, desired daily servings of fruits veggies, meats etc. then laminate and cut out. glue a magnet to the back of each and organize all on one side of the fridge door, each time you dink a glass of water move one glass to the other side of the fridge, eat a veggie or fruit, do the same thing to keep track of food and water intake throughout the day
It is important to remember that being overweight or obese didn't happen over night and it takes building new habits, one at a time to over come. Fast break goals are those "baby steps" that we need. Pick something that you know will help make a difference and whittle at it--after a couple of weeks, add on a new goal to the first one. (If you try to change everything at once, it will probably burn you out and you will "give up.")
I love tuna salad, but I don't like the fat free mayo, so I tried mustard instead. It was delicious! It helps me eat healthier and keep my fat under my target.
1-Eat for purpose: With the exception of special occasions, the food I eat has 2 purposes. The first is to fuel my body so I can feel good throughout the day. The second is to sustain it throughout my life. I want to meet my grandbaby's one day.
If somehow you have strayed and have been nibbling a bit of this and/or that--NOW is the time to say "WHOA!!" The big holidays have passed and "they say" that whatever you are doing on New Year as the clock strikes 12 is how you'll spend your year. That makes NOw a good time to get back on track and your focus will have you on a healthy eating track as the new year becomes this year.
A weight watcher's leader taught me this:
While Kate Moss is way too thin I like her quote. I wouldn't share it with teens or preteens but for adults we can look at it as a tongue-in-cheek way to avoid foods that are not healthy choices.
I know it sounds redic and probably fake but Shakeology literally changed my life. I'm a poor college student so I never have the money to go out and buy fresh fruits and vegetables all the time (especially since they get bad so quickly) so I heard about Shakeology and decided to give it a try. I have been addicted ever since! And I've been energized and feeling amazing as well. It's worth every penny! There isn't much space here so message me if you would like me to tell you more about it.
The most abundant catechin in green tea is epigallo-catechin gallate or EGCG. Look for an extract of Green Tea
I love Leslie Sansone. I have several of her DVDs. You can choose 1 mile on a day you don't have as much energy or go up to 5 or 6 miles by combining DVDs or repeating some miles. Her energy and positive motivation is infectious.
It is very important to make goals--make them "do-able," measureable, straightforward, fit you and your needs... Then publish them--share them here on SP, post them in places to remind you of what you are working towards.
Based on SparkPeople's BMR article, (which needs pen & paper to tabulate), I created an online calculator you can use.
Sometimes we get into a rut and the way to break the plateau is to get out of the rut. Shake up your menus with new foods, new recipes, a new meal structure. Shake up your activity with new exercises or a new time for exercise. Your body might be "used" to the same old things and needs a change.
The best trick I've learned so far is dividing my dinner plate - 1/4 lean meat, 1/4 starch, and 1/2 veggies or fruit. Not only does it aid in portion control, but it's so EASY and is something you can do in almost any & every eating environment.
Keeping a food journal is the key to weight maintenance. When you plan your food daily you will be sure to get all the food groups covered and keep you from eating food that could cause you to regain the weight.