Monday, June 25, 2018

Healthy Eating Tips - Do's & Don'ts

I am determined to lose some weight.

off-balance!
Unfortunately, I have to start over again since I went on a trip for two weeks! I wasn't terrible, but I was definitely side-tracked. Before I left, I had a good system going and felt better about myself. I even intended to keep it up while I was away, but I had to eat out too often. That's a killer for keeping track of healthy eating!

So here's what was working for me - keeping it simple and easy!

finding the balance
  • SNACK RIGHT - I cut up fruits and veg into serving sizes and bag them. Easy to grab and munch on!
  • ALSO... When buying snacks for the kids, don't buy stuff you like. Only get stuff they like so you won't be tempted.
  • MEAL RIGHT - though it may conflict with your family, try several small "meals," -- this also helps keep you from snacking between. OR time meals so you can eat with your family, but eat small portions.
  • WRITE IT DOWN - When you write down calories or other info about the food you're eating, you will eat less! And No Cheating!
  • DRINK MORE - Water is the best, but any sugar-free drink will do. And if you feel hungry but you don't want to eat yet, have something to drink!
  • WORK IT, GIRL! - Find a way to get in some extra steps. When I feel I need extra exercise, I go up and down my stairs 10 times or more. It burns so good!
Now, here are the Don'ts:
  • Don't beat yourself up - making any lifestyle change is hard, especially the healthy kind. Try, try again!
  • Don't expect quick results - the older we get, the longer it takes to see a change.
  • Don't get discouraged - even if you don't see the results, you will feel them. You should be proud of yourself for doing it!
Got any advice or stories to share?
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4 comments:

  1. Writing it down is excellent advice. I joined FitDay.com where you can track everything you put in your mouth. I found them very helpful. They helped me lose 50 lbs in 2013 and every time I feel I need to, I go back and write it all down again. Plus I go bowling and do gentle exercise classes.

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  2. Not beating myself up is the toughest part. I'll slip up and think the day is blown and eat way more than I ever would normally.

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  3. I love your honesty. I'm trying to lose weight too and my weakness is potatoes and sugar. I've cut down on sugar, but I love my potatoes.

    I like how you said "don't beat yourself up." Because that is exactly what I do, and have done in the past. I hope you are successful and you lose the weight you are aiming for.

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