I successfully maintained a 50 lb weight loss using spark people for 2 years & I was dedicated at logging my food every day. Especially the bad days. I quit logging this fall and I've regained 10 lbs...so I'm back at it again. You can seriously stop yourself before getting out of hand if you track. You also realize it is possible to eat within all of your ranges. Be honest with yourself, track & you will see results. Honesty with yourself & consistency are key!
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Before you pour sticky substances into a measuring cup, fill with hot water. Dump out the hot water, but don't dry cup. Next, add your ingredient, such as peanut butter, and watch how easily it comes right out. 48
This has really helped while I am learning portion sizes, especially to log my food intake.224
When it comes to counting calories or tracking what you eat, BE HONEST! Be honest with yourself and your diary/logs. Include all sauces, condiments, drinks and snacks/treats, even if its 1Hershey's kiss. You will be better off in the long run.43
MORE INFORMATION: 4 I started this lifestyle change for me and my children. I have found that while doing this it had been hard for me to be absolutely honest about what I ate in the beginning. But shortly thereafter it became way easier. Wish you well!
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