However in October 2010, I really began to work hard to adopt a healthy lifestyle. Hopefully, you've already come to the realization that their is no magic pill. Unfortunately, there are lots of fad diets, pills, and other techniques claiming to be the best way to lose weight. I imagine most of them can help you lose weight, but as soon as you stop the program, pill, or technique - it's highly likely you will gain the weight back.
Here are a few tips that have helped me over the past 15 months...
- Surround yourself with people who will support you. Personally, I think this is one of the strengths of the Weight Watchers program. Whether you do the program online or by going to meetings, you can find other people who will help encourage and guide you. I'm extremely fortunate to have strong support from my family.
- Measuring cups & spoons and a food scale are your friend. Think of it like this -- it is hard to keep track of a checkbook in your head & it's hard to eyeball food measurements too! I use my measuring cups and spoons every single day. For Christmas, I got a food scale & I love it! The food scale is very easy to use and a minimal investment for your journey.
- Stock your fridge with good food & you will eat good food. I'm the primary grocery shopper in our household, so I have fairly good control of what comes in the house. I avoid buying "junk". Stock up on fruits and veggies. Try new things - once I discovered hummus, I wondered where it had been all my life. :) The photo above is a great idea for stocking a snack container in your fridge.
- Try new recipes! There are lots of great websites to get ideas for low-calorie cooking -- here are some of my favorites...
What is the key to winning the war on food for you?