Group photo
SLIMMERKIWI's Photo SLIMMERKIWI SparkPoints: (314,226)
Fitness Minutes: (44,560)
Posts: 30,819
9/20/19 5:08 A

Community Team Member

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
A great way to start is to NOT treat it as a 'diet' .... Diets don't work, but a healthy lifestyle does.

I strongly urge you to use the baby steps method. This means changing only one or two things to start with and allowing your mind/body to get used to the changes before you add something else to the mix.

It might be as simple as adding an extra piece of fruit/veggie while reducing cake, ice-cream or sweats. Or it might be increasing water (no calories or additives) while decreasing soda/juice/alcohol.

At the same time, gradually work on your fitness/exercise regime. If you aren't accustomed to much just start off with a few minutes walk and gradually build on that. If you already embark on exercise, then gradually build on it's intensity and duration.

I also strongly urge you to weigh all of your food for increased accuracy and enter it all into the Nutrition Tracker. Gradually work your calories down to ensure that you are consuming within the recommended range for them and the various nutrients. It also helps to pay good attention to the where the various calories etc. come from in your food. This gives you the power to tweak as and when necessary.

I time you will get there. It just takes patience.

Good luck

Edited by: SLIMMERKIWI at: 9/20/2019 (06:30)
Co-Moderator Dealing with Depression

Team Leader Essential Tremors :-) (Benign and Familial)

Co-Leader Crohn's Can't Stop Me

I am not a Dr - please check with your qualified Health Professional for a diagnosis and treatment plan

 current weight: 154.0 
9/18/19 11:03 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
I?ve been overweight the majority of my life and have been on that rollercoaster of weight loss programs many times.
I have yet to figure out ?why? that ride has never come to a successful ending.
I?m eager to get to the bottom of of the ?why? and work on the ?how? to get off of that darned rollercoaster ride.

Page: 1 of (1)  

Report Innappropriate Post

Other Cholesterol Support Introduce Yourself to Team Forum Posts

Last Post:
9/8/2019 3:49:35 PM
6/28/2019 3:32:04 PM
5/17/2019 6:11:11 AM
1/20/2019 12:52:56 AM

Thread URL:

Review our Community Guidelines