Slim (not grim) reality is that if I can't control the "stop" button, I don't eat the food. The way I lose weight and feel good is to eat vegetables and lean protein with a healthy fat. Counting calories doesn't work for me if I eat white carbs. I get so hungry. I end up failing and quitting. I eat foods I like such as shrimp, avocados, goat cheese, kale chips, fresh salsa, grilled fish, artichokes, dark chocolate and turkey bacon. If I can eat what satisfies me, I can avoid eating junk.
The other slim reality is exercise. I have to work out hard enough to make a difference. I started seeing a functional trainer. Now I can do real pushups, plank for a minute, sprint, you name it. I'm still a little sore every the next day after every work out - but it feels good.
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Everyday, I save at least 200 calories in my "food bank" for a (preferably salty) snack in the evening! This way, when I crave a snack after supper (salty or sweet) I don' t go over my set calorie goal for the day.
I also give myself a "reality check" to make sure I'm actually hungry, instead of bored!
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