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Matching Food Tracking With Successful Weight Loss

Sunday, February 10, 2013


Today I decided to look back at the successful times along my journey. I matched my food tracker with my periods of successful weight loss and was able to see in writing what works for me. (Exercise has never been a big problem, except that I tend to do too much of it.) I love the fact that Spark People has such great online tools that I can use to help me along the way. Thank you Spark People!

So what information did I gain? When I eat protein with whole grains for breakfast, I do better during the whole day. Notice that I didn't say more calories. Every time I have had a weight loss streak, I have had egg whites, fruit and oatmeal for breakfast. When I eat a leafy green salad with lean protein for lunch along with fruit, a whole grain and skim milk, I am less likely to graze in the kitchen later in the day. If I'm really hungry, I eat a snack. I eat a fruit or veggie along with it and it is more satisfying. When I have lean protein, veggies, fruit and a whole grain for dinner, I stay full longer. Smoothies made with fruit or veggies and skim milk make a great evening snack that is very satisfying. I can use a variety of fat free dairy products and add fat to my plan with heart healthy oil. I feel the best when I drink 72 ounces of water and when I do it consistently, I'm less likely to confuse hunger and thirst.

Wow! That is a lot of information! I'm glad that I took the time to write it all down after looking at my tracker. I think that I'll copy this blog and use it as a tool when I do meal planning. This plan is full of vitamins, fiber and protein. It is low in sodium and low in added sugar.. If I throw in a few spices, I can have lots of variety too! It is a plan that keeps hunger under control but is flexible enough to allow me to live my life.

Thanks Spark People for having this wonderful site that helps me with my journey to health!
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    Thank you all for such wonderful support! I printed off a copy (in larger print) and have it sitting on the kitchen counter where I can see it. Now before I eat anything else, I look at the blog and can see in black and white what I ate when I was the most successful!
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    Great job analyzing your meals and satisfaction! You are doing great!! Thanks for your wise answer on my blog, too. Keep up the great work. -Marsha
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