I have been counting all my calories for several months. At first, it was a little time consuming but I put all my favorites in and it only takes me a few minutes a day now. I know it has helped because I've lost 12 lbs! It has helped made me more cognizant of what I'm eating and the nutritional values of the foods. It has helped keep me in check because I didn't want to write the candy bar I had so I just didn't eat it.
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My dogs love a bite of people food with their dinner. So each night I save a bite or two of my portion to share with them. Although its small, it still saves me a few more calories here and there. Every little bit counts. And my dogs are happy. We all win.
Don't eat the samples unless you count the calories!
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.
When you have a lot to lose and just starting out, fitting 45 - 60 of exercise into your day can be daunting. BREAK IT DOWN! You can break it into small 10 minute bites if necessary...before you leave for work, durning your lunch break, an afternoon break and once you're home again. Every little bit counts! 9
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