What should I eat? How much? To lose weight you need to eat less. I use a food plan. It’s knowing what foods that I can eat to lose weight. It’s a plan of when I eat and how much. It’s based on one principle.
The purpose of eating is to nourish your body. This is the primary purpose of eating. Some secondary ones are taste, eating with people, comfort, a small treat. As you eat less you want to eliminate the foods that have very little nourishment.
For a few days look at all you eat to see how much it nourishes your body. Is this food nourishing or not? You can read the labels, go online or talk to a dietitian. Start by eliminating junk food like donuts, chips, ice cream etc. Also make a list (written down or mental) of what’s good for you. As you go along you may add or eliminate certain foods. When it’s time to eat you will have a list of good foods. You can also have a small treat. This is up to you. It takes time to change your eating.
Or you can join a weight loss program and get the food from them.
This is the big question. My weight loss goal was to lose 1-3 pounds a week. I weighed myself on Wednesday and Sunday. Keep your weekly weight loss goal to something healthy and realistic. When you reach it you are eating the right amount. I choose a low goal so I could make it and feel a success. A few times I had a binge and didn’t make it and felt so bad. Be aware there may be times when you don’t make it. The next morning get back on your food plan. If you lose weight too fast you can lose muscle and your skin can sag.
Can you eat just one bite? Eating a bite of sugar can trigger strong cravings for more. If this applies to you then you need to eliminate these sugary treats. Maybe later you can eat a few. Also bread and other foods can do this so beware.
Some people can eliminate all junk food and eat less starting on day one. I couldn’t. I did it slowly. I started by slowly reducing my junk food. Next smaller portions. Each week I would eat less. It was a struggle. It took about 6 weeks too get down to the right amount. I listened to the audio tracks and developed these posts. Right now I am updating them for the second time.
I was born and raised in the Detroit area. I am a veteran. I became a Hypnotist in 1983. Ormond McGill was a big influence on me. Quit smoking and weight loss are my biggest areas. Currently I am developing a self hypnosis gym workout and updating my audio tracks. My favorite TV show is 'Smallville' reruns. Girlfriend Molly, Dog Chloe, Cat Simon.