My Favorite 5 Ways to Lose Weight

We are already into the 2nd week in January.  How’s that diet going?  Hopefully you haven’t given up on making some changes for a healthier lifestyle.  These are my 5 favorite ways to be good without telling myself I’m on a diet:

1. I like to include a fruit AND a vegetable at lunch and dinner (preferably fresh).

2. I use the half -plate rule (sometimes more!). Fill half your plate with a vegetable and/or salad.

3. I drink a whole glass of water before each meal and snack.

4. Never eat in front of the TV.  I like to eat at the table and have a conversation, and don’t hurry too much! Enjoy.

5. My personal favorite is don’t eat any white foods at dinner. (This helps you to burn off your carbs during the day.)

There are many other tricks like smaller plates, dessert only on weekends, and putting half of your restaurant dinner in a to-go container before you eat.  Find your own personal “problem area” and see if you can use a couple of these ideas to tackle it.  Track your progress and change your goals if you need to.  Don’t expect too much too fast or you will probably be disappointed.  Slow and steady is the key.  Add a little exercise and the possibilities are endless.  Good Luck!  Stick with it!

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About prettywomandeb

Small business owner (4th year). Women's clothing and accessories. 25 years in Nuclear Medicine previously. 2 grown children. Remarried recently. Enjoy learning karate and I teach yoga. Love the outdoors. We hunt, fish, boat, 4-wheel. I garden, jog, weightlift, snowshoe and read.
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