|The #1 most successful tool is |
getting rid of the junk and replacing
it will whole, healthy food. However,
it does take time...you might want
to start by getting rid of the sugary
drinks and slowly move towards
I believe this isn't the first blog I have posted relating to the focus on weight loss vs. health as a motivator, and I'm sure this won't be the last. With weight, fat, and body size in general in the media constantly, I don't blame anyone for wanting to use weigh-ins as a form of motivation. I did it myself not too long ago as a way to educate myself on my own weight fluctuations. But soon began to base my mood on what the scale reported....one of the first signs you need to get rid of the scale.
I haven't stepped on a scale for over 6 months now. Interestingly enough, since I stopped weighing myself, I have lost approximately ten pounds of fat. Why? How? I began doing what I knew I should have been doing from the start. Focusing on eating smaller portions and more veggies. I have significantly reduced my snacking and wine drinking (and don't miss it if I were to be honest). I still have popcorn on hand, but don't crave the chips, chocolate, and cake as much anymore.
|With a little determination, anyone|
can make veggies taste good for
them. There are so many great
blogs all on the beauty of veggies.
I have added my latest find below...
|As we age, we cannot lean|
on exercise as an effective
weight loss tool. It will also
poop you out and burn you
up! Eat well...exercise for health.
Progress slowly, give yourself time to adjust to your new regime, celebrate the "failures" as they are tools for education, and within the year you will see and feel a difference.....without the scale.
If you are looking for recipe ideas to try out..or just want to look at the pretty pictures (like I often do), here's my latest find (thanks to Nicole....you know who you are). If anyone has any other blogs or websites that make eating vegetables easier, I would love to hear from you! Check out....http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus