If staying in calorie range is the most difficult part of your journey, try setting a lower weight-loss rate so you will have a higher calorie range. Adjusting your goal from 2 lb/week to 1 lb/week makes is so you can eat approximately 500 more calories per day!
This higher range is more like maintenance, anyway!
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If you gain weight after a vacation or holiday, update tracker w/accurate weight! It's tempting to leave lower weight there. But don't b/c I've learned I lose the weight quicker when I can start using the tracker to show a weight loss, vs leaving it at the lower (inaccurate) weight & being reminded daily that you're not there. That negative reminder might hinder motivation where being accurate (& showing drops right away) will boost motivation!
I have noticed this twice myself and both times after vacation weight gains, delayed updating my tracker to show the weight gain. I had a hard time getting the weight off & finally gave in & updated tracker. Then I was able to update tracker w/"losses" immediately & it boosted my spirits/motivation.
Eating protein foods will promote weight loss and eating fewer carbs will help to control blood sugar levels and promote weight loss. Eat 1/2 cup beans, blueberries, broccoli, oranges, spinach, tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, pumpkin, squash,, med. sweet potatoes, cabbage, celery, greek yogurt, salmon, 1 ounce of nuts, and oatmeal to promote weight loss. Eat tuna, eggs, low fat cottage cheese, chicken or turket breast.
ating apples and other fruits, apples can benefit for weight loss. Apples are low in calories and fat, low in sodium and contain vitamins, minerals as well as fiber. These can all help to lose weight in different ways. The low calories means we can eat lots of apples without consuming too much energy...helps flush excess water weight from the body. Another positive benefit of eating apples is the high water content of the fruit1
Low in calories Low in fat Contain fiber Good source of some vitamins, minerals and other important chemicals High water content Great for detoxifying the body
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