Don'T Eat The Samples Unless You Count The Calories!
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If you're in the supermarket at a certain time, you'll see little trays of sample foods in the store. Don't taste them unless you are willing to log what you ate and count the calories. Remember: Every Little Bite Counts!
Weight Watchers refers to such nibbling as BLTs: Bites, Licks, and Tastes. And it all contains calories. (BOO! HISS!) Knowing all of what you have eaten will help you to adjust your day to be as healthy as possible.
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Use that Nutrition Tracker for EVERY BITE. It is so easy to underestimate how many calories I've eaten unless I measure, weigh and track my food. Sometimes I don't eat a treat offered at the office just because I don't want to have to figure out how to count it.
I don't count calories that I consume from vegetables. I don't want to find myself giving up veggies in order to eat something worse for me so i just don't count those. I don't suppose I got overweight from eating too much broccoli!
Typically a plateau for me happens when life gets so busy I quit paying attention, neglect counting calories and don't exercise intentionally. During this time, I often don't eat ENOUGH for my body to burn additional calories and so it holds tight to the calories I already have. This is when I do what I can to survive the stress and then hop back on the wagon, counting my calories and working out intentionally. As I begin to pay attention and shake it up a bit, the pounds start shedding off.
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