I tell myself i don't have to give anything up. It all depends on how to group foods together and portion control. Now, i actually have sort of given things up because they are not worth using up all my fat or carbs for. but i tell myself i can eat them IF i want - i just don't want to anymore.
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When I started to get healthy with my eating, I would go crazy when my partner didn't want to eat the things I did. He'd cringe over vegetables, wanted a hamburger instead of a black bean burger, and wouldn't go near fruit and veggie smoothies. After exhausting myself with trying to force my partner to take on my new habits, I just let go, did my own thing, and let him eat what he wanted.
After a while, he even showed interest in healthy eating because of my motivation! So, show by example, not just talking.
I started sparkpeople about a week ago and went from 175 lbs to 167 lbs eating everything I wanted and with tracking the calories knew i was losing weight. PORTION taught me on day 1 that i could still have what I wanted but just not so much.
will not undo all of your hard work. It's been 12+ weeks since I joined Spark People and today I enjoyed ice cream (real!) and french fries (greasy!) guiltfree! I did not eat out of boredom, anger, depression....I ate because I wanted to and loved every bite!
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