I believe if we are to really succeed in weight loss and control of our eating we need to keep a ledger. When you decide how many calories it takes for you to lose weight, then start writing down what you eat and when you eat it, plus the amount of calories and carbs are in it. This is done by weight or by numbers, for instance a 4 ounce steak instead of a 16 oz steak or one piece of pizza instead of the whole pizza. Keeping track of how many calories you eat is very important, but just as important is to keep track of your carbs, they can change a low calorie meal into weight gain because you have had to many.
First lay out a menu, then look up the calories and carbs in the things you have chosen. Write down the food, the size, the calories, and the carbs. If it fits into your daily amount then go for it, but do not start so low on your calories that you cannot survive on it and blow the whole thing because you are so hungry. Losing weight is a process, you need to get the right mindset and the most important thing I have found is writing everything down. The internet is full of sites that give you calories, carbs, sodium, etc on every food group and portion size, so chose one that you like and keep it on your favorites or on your desktop.
Exercise is another important part of any weight loss program and when my husband first started on his weight loss we joined a facility that had an indoor pool. Low impact exercise is the best for your body and for weight loss, especially for those of us that have not been the best at exercising regularly. Swimming is a great way to have fun and get a boost to your weight loss, and if you cannot afford to join a facility to swim then just try walking. There are many safe places you can find to walk and it is best if possible to find a walking buddy. Start off slows no matter what exercise you choose and stick with it. Try three times a week if you can do that then increase it to more, but when we try to overdue ourselves we end up failing the whole procedure.
So concluding, we want to keep a record of what we eat, the content of what we eat, exercise however we can, enjoy the weight loss, you will find when you start to lose you will be so much more motivated that you will look forward to the meals and then the exercise. Remember my past post too, don’t starve, have that once a week break and eat some good carbs, like pasta.