I am not on a diet! I have changed my lifestyle...for good! I have not eliminated anything other than overly processed food. Thats gone! I still enjoy the same things, just in moderation. I still bake but instead of 5 cookies I have 1 or 2. This doesn't work for some people, but its the only way for me. I still make supper pretty much the same but I only have one serving of meat and only one helping if we have potatoes. I always have a vegetable with lunch and supper. My best friend has become GREEK YOGURT! I eat it every day. I read somewhere it helps with metabolism, but it also tastes amazing! My favorite is Oikos! It is usually one of my snacks. Healthy breakfast is also important. I like to have fiber and protein in the morning! Oatmeal, wheat toast, eggs, pb, etc. Oh and one thing that wasn't an issue for me, NO SODA! I do have water, tea(even sweet in moderation), & coffee. I try to walk at least 3 days/week, but i'm about to start more intense workouts!
What I stopped doing...
I stopped blaming it on genetics. Sure, I am not blood-related to any skinny women, but they are also all unhealthy. High blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, heart disease, and many other things run thick in my family. So I decided I could sit back, be overweight, not care about myself, and be ill by 40 or I could stop it now!
I quit blaming my eating habits on my husband. The bottom line is...he's not putting the food in my mouth.
I quit using the excuse "its expensive" it's not...period.
I quit using the excuse " I don't have time." I make time.
I do not believe in diet pills or quick fixes. Just a healthy, active lifestyle!
Shortly after I got started I saw a quote that said "you can't take care of anyone else if you don't first take care of yourself." That hit home!
Down about 55 pounds and still going strong!