I’m no expert but I have lost over 60 pounds in the last 6-8 months and so far kept it off. I decided to do it on my own. This is a list of things I incorporated into my daily eating habits. Once you change the way you eat you just get used to it. You would be surprised how some foods I thought I would always like don’t taste as good to me now. Anyway, read the list and try some of them yourself and let me know the results.
1. Make your next trip to the grocery store the kick off to you making a change and eating better foods.
On your next trip go down every aisle and see the normal foods you buy. This time check the labels on everything and choose the lowest calorie version of what you normally buy.
2. If you aren’t already, start eating fresh fruits and vegetables.
Find some you like. If you don’t think you like fruits and vegetables or are being stubborn, pick a couple to try that look the best to you and go from there.
3. Eat in moderation.
When you eat your meals don’t eat the whole bag, the whole box, the whole bowl, etc. Eat a portion you know is enough or should be enough to fill you up without making you feel bloated.
4. No late night eating.
Even if you have to eat a later dinner because of work or whatever, don’t eat again. (This was a tough one for me. I loved to eat several times at night.)
5. Make better choices when you are out at a restaurant.
Pick vegetables for your sides instead of fatty foods. Drink water.
I have incorporated all of these things into my eating habits and have really reaped the rewards by looking and feeling better. I have no doubt that if you try some or all of them you will have positive results. From personal experience remember nothing will magically happen for you until you decide to make a change for the better.
Let me know any ideas that you have for eating healthier and losing weight. I plan to have future posts about specific, everyday foods that I eat as well as exercise. With this post I tried to keep it in more of a general idea format. Good luck!