I Eat Half My Calories During The Day And Save The Other Half For Dinner
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It's much easier for me to control what I eat while I'm at work. I bring breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack every day. I try to keep this total amount of food below 750 calories, leaving 750 for dinner and possibly a small dessert. This works for me because then I can eat the same things as my husband and kids (within reason) without going over my daily allowance.
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I manage to make little changes to my diet and exercise habits by adding it up for the year. Taking that one little teaspoon out of my coffee every morning saves only 16 calories a day...but 5856 calories over a year...a whole pound and a half! And walking up the stairs is a hassle, and I only burn 10 calories in the minute it takes me to get to the top...but if I walk up those stairs just once a day, Monday thru Friday, I burn 2600 calories...walk them twice and it's 5200 -- another pound and a half!
I learned early in my journey that 10 calories here or there would not be enough motivation. By adding up savings...in terms of money AND in terms of calories, helps me visualize my end goal and realize that some of my littlest decisions have the biggest consequences...and the best chance of changing me!
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