Weight loss is hard. Maintenance is even harder.
There is always something new to learn, something new to try, good examples to follow.
Cravings: When I eat very few processed foods my cravings are almost non-existent.
Hunger: When I eat plenty of fiber my stomach feels fuller faster and takes longer to empty. It takes less food to fill me up and I don't feel empty very quickly, hence I am able to eat less food and less often.
As a picture is worth a thousand words, a good example is priceless.
I have discovered a good example...someone who has been and continues to be successful losing and keeping her weight off. I have been reading this blog: My Healthy Living Through Weight Control . Here is what I have learned from this blogger:
- Keep it simple. She and her husband eat simple, easy to prepare foods.
- I have been eating too much food and too much fat overall, hence too many calories. This blogger is 7 inches taller than I am and I was eating twice what she eats in a day, my exercise is nil while hers is routine--and I was expecting to lose weight. Doh!
If you need some insight or a new dose of motivation, head over to My Healthy Living Through Weight Control and read this post: What About That Sandwich? The blogger makes a lot of good, down to earth points. That's what we need isn't it?--a down to earth approach? For sure, it's what I need . You can read all your experts and understand the ins and outs of it all, but nothing beats simplicity and a good old down to earth strategy that works and is workable.