Managing Calories Is Like Managing The Checkbook, But Better!
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I have to say that I am less hungary then my pre-diet days. I started 1-Jan and have lost 18 lbs. Key is positive mindset. I wake up everday with 1600-1900 calories to 'spend'. If I need more, then I go have a great workout. Hard work pays off!
'spending' calories in the right places is the key to losing weight and not being hungary all the time. Calorie counting with spark people is so easy. Spark people rocks!
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Each morning, I pack my bag full of healthy choices. I include bfast,lunch, 3 fruits, 1 yogurt, something crunchy to satisfy cravings (like veggies or granola bar) water and an emergency meal bar. I eat at certain times in the day and when I am hungry for something else, I go to my bag ONLY.
Using the nutrition tracker is very important to me. I even have the app on my phone. The part of this activity that has helped the most is I don't mindlessly eat anymore. Food is now fuel for my body. I pay close attention to what foods I eat and what my food is made of. I plan ALL my meals. It may sound hard, but its not. I now eat to live rather than eat because I can. The amazing thing about this change is that I enjoy and have more appreciation for my meals now.
If you know what's in your food, you can better manage things like your sodium and cholesterol intake.
I have learned to pay off the higher interest rate credit cards instead of the lower rate credit cards or bills such as car payment. Put extra money towards the higher interest rate and you will save more money in the year :)
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