Saturday, July 19, 2008
Every time I speak with someone about their "eating plan" to lose weight it usually entails complex calculations, weighing foods on a special scale, or buying expensive product when the process is quite simple--you can't eat more calories than you burn. Does it matter what you eat, sure it does but the bottom line is just because it is good for you, you can't eat more of it if you already consume too many calories. Do you have to give up your favorite foods? No, but you will need to eat less of them (whether frequency or amount). Can you modify some of the foods you like without sacrificing the taste? Probably. Are there foods that can satisfy your hunger better than others? Absolutely! Before you go out and invest in a new diet book, take some drug that guarantees success, or hire a personal trainer try changing the frequency or amount of your favorite foods first. You need to do this for a full month to get any results. So, instead of fast food everyday of the work week, try only 4 days. Instead of a candy bar every afternoon, go for 1/2 a candy bar 3 times a week. These small steps will help you reach your goals--if you are willing to take the time necessary for the results. If you have been overweight for more than 10 years, why not use the next 2-3 years getting healthy?