Time for a new start!

Now that we know what causes us to overeat, what are we going to do about it?

The new week is starting, let’s get to work!!

To find out where you are getting all those extra calories, I recommend going over the last 3 days and write down what you ate.  Don’t forget the afternoon candy bar or the midmorning donut!!  Write down EVERYTHING that you can remember.

Did you know to lose 1 pound at week, you need to cut your intake by 500 calories a day? So?  What would be 500 calories?  That big dish of ice cream before bed.  Those 2 candy bars a day.  That sweet roll you had to have with your coffee.  Or upsizing your french fries and soda at a local fast food place.

You don’t have to starve yourself to lose weight.  When you do, most of the “fast” weight that drops is water.  Then you start to lose muscle mass.  We have to learn to make simple nutritious changes in our diets.

We all know we need 5-7 servings of fruit and veggies a day.  I know, I’ve said it myself…FIVE to SEVEN servings of fruit and veggies…..UGH!!  But, in this age of bigger is better, there are 2 servings of fruit in one large apple.  10 grapes are considered one serving, as are 6 strawberries.  Doesn’t seem like a whole lot put in that perspective does it?

As for vegetables, 1/2 cup of canned or frozen vegetables is a serving.  One cup of lettuce is a serving.  So, if you want a salad, and you add some tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, peppers, you can almost get 3-4 servings of fresh vegetables in that one salad.  Just make sure you watch the amount of salad dressing you add.  A salad at a fast food place can equal the calorie count of a medium hamburger!!

Ok friends, do your homework!!  Find out where you can cut back on those unwanted calories!

Let me know how it goes!

Laura

 

 

 

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