I am a yo yo dieter! I have lost and regained weight too many times to count! I lose motivation once I've lost the weight. And I think that is because I have never learned to lose weight correctly. To me it has always been a chore. I want it to become a lifestyle.
My response -> Motivation is lacking because you don't like what you're doing. To make it a lifestyle, you need to build healthy habits slowly.
Love your site and your email updates. I love many of your recipes. You along with MyFitnessPal helped me to lose my weight. 55#. Now I have to maintain.
I have lost my weight with your help. I am trying to maintain. Harder than losing!
I have a very busy and demanding job as a manager. Finding time to workout is #1. I typically work from 7am until 6 and often later. My workouts usually happen on the weekend. Secondly, avoiding office goodies. Most of the time I can but then 3pm rolls around and dang sometimes I give in!
How To Avoid The Office Treats
Avoiding office treats doesn't involve running in the opposite direction to hide, drinking more water or eating more vegetables. Sure, you can do any or all of those things, but chances are they're not going to help you that much. You're ability to resist will only last so long before you cave.
That's why you need to have a plan!
How do you deal with office goodies? Why do you think it is so hard to avoid them? P.S. it never has anything to do with the actual food.
The holidays bring oh so much joy, yet oh so much stress. Even the most dedicated of us struggle to maintain a healthy, stress free lifestyle during the holidays. Once that stress sets in, is when our willpower goes in the toilet and we eat everything in sight to make it through the day. That’s when the dreaded holiday weight gain happens. Today, I’m sharing 6 ways to avoid holiday weight gain. Friendly tips and reminders and tips so you can maintain your weight and not gain weight!
Someone I know recently opened up to me about coping with weight gain fear. She lost significant weight and was very worried about gaining it back to the point that it was taking over her life. Her email was one of desperation and anxiety. A cry for help.
This is a feeling I know all too well after losing 80 pounds. For years post my weight loss, I had constant fears of gaining the weight back. Honestly, I wish there were a magic pill to remove that fear but unfortunately there isn’t.
What most people don’t realize, is how easy losing weight once you commit to it. The hard part is learning to have a positive body image and healthy relationship with food, which means coping with weight gain fear.
Every day my fear of gaining weight consumes me. After losing 80 pounds, I’ve finally figured out how to be live beyond the scale & stop obsessing over my weight.
Six years ago I lost 80 pounds and to this day I worry about my weight. Looking back on my 80 pound weight loss, I realize now losing weight was the easy part. Being in maintenance is a thousand times harder. Even after six years, I still have a fear of gaining weight, and that’s a fear I struggle with to this day.
Ever wonder how to eat more vegetables without trying?
Before my weight loss, I rarely ate vegetables. People don’t believe me when I tell them because they see the recipes I make, but it’s true! I didn’t grow up eating vegetables so it was only natural that I didn’t eat them when I got to adulthood.
Healthy Food Tastes Bad
When you’re not used to eating healthy food, it tastes bad. Vegetables are the perfect example of a healthy food that doesn’t taste appealing when you’re not used to eating it. I like to think of eating them like eating sushi, it’s an acquired taste.
I don’t know anyone who liked sushi the first time they tried it. The flavors and textures take some getting used to. Many of us grew up not eating enough vegetables and are only just now introducing them in our diets. It makes sense they’re gonna taste weird like sushi.
Why Eat More of The Green Stuff?
Eating veggies is important for good health and weight management. Not only do they contain phytochemicals, antioxidants and immune boosting vitamins and minerals that prevent the development of disease, they’re full of fiber which supports a healthy digestive system, keeps you feeling full longer and supports the body in its natural detox process.
How Do You Start Eating More Vegetables?
Lucky for you, I have a few tricks up my sleeve to help you eat more of the green stuff!