Weight loss tips needed!!!
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Sara - posted on 06/28/2009
I have struggled with this one myself. I gained 100 lbs with my pregnancy. I tried and tried to lose weight. I finally spoke with my doctor and he put me on a program. As he stressed, do not diet, simply change your lifestyle. He held me accountable and made me check in once a month so I felt more obligated to stick to the program. After two months it was simply natural. He stressed that I should try to stick to 1500 calories a day. He did not advise counting, but be aware of your food to have a general idea of what you are eating. I counted for about a week, adjusted to the changes, and never looked at calories again. The biggest thing for me was to STOP SNACKING and eat smaller portions. I have never been one to eat breakfast but I started making myself eat three regular meals a day along with a small, healthy, snack between meals. A big part (to go with not dieting) is don't tell yourself you CAN'T have something. If you crave it try just a small amount to kill the craving. For example, they would order pizza at work quite often. Rather than telling myself I couldn't have it I would simply eat one small piece rather than three. After some time I never even wanted any at all. On top of the eating changes you need to make some time for exercise. I know as a busy mom that is really tough. At the time that I was trying to lose I followed the above eating habits along with a workout 5 days a week (you only need 3). I lost 40 lbs in 3 months and I kept it off for about two years until I fell back into my old habits. I have just started the program again as of yesterday so hopefully I can do it a second time and keep it going this time! I tried many times on my own but couldn't stay disciplined. I went back to my doctor "the weight natzi" who insists I must lose 6 lbs in a month. Don't want to face him if I don't so maybe I can do it again.
Rayna - posted on 06/28/2009
Reduce the amount of food you are taking in. Start off by reducing it a little. Maybe a quarter of what you have on your plate gets left on the plate. That helps me. Don't give yourself the excuse to overindulge! That's a dealbreaker. Holidays, 'that time of the month', birthdays....they're all great excuses to overeat and you'll be sorry for it later. That's not to say you can't eat what you want - just not the entire tub of ice cream :) Good luck!
Chand - posted on 06/28/2009
For whom? You or Baby?
If for you then put some attention on your food (Mean what you are eating). Fix a time for your eating time. And if you want do Exercise for some time.
Eat slowly as slow as you can.
Make a weight chart and when you wake up in the morning weigh yourself on a scale and write it down and keep track on it (Do it everyday).
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