Here I am Jan 21 and I've lost 16lbs since Dec 26th 20111. My wife is smiling and I'm feeling good! Wowee! Thank you WebMD for great diet tracking website. I find logging in daily is a great reminder/motivator.
Using WebMD every day to log my caloric (I don't think of it as food as more. It's all the same once it gets past our eyes, nose, tastebuds and end up getting all mushed and churned up in our stomach) intake and not exceeding 1500 cal/day. Eating healthy and sensibly and not more former portions. Now in my 5th week, I'm starting to exercise more than I did in the first 4 weeks.
Keep up the good exercise habits and the rest will come! Read all the good articles on WebMD. Immerse yourself in food/diet related information. Internalize and visualize yourself a lighter and healthier person. I sympathize with you....too much eating is a habit that I had acquired too (I love to eat) and am trying to break it. Have to look at our habits..binge snacking comfort food etc. It is a mental challenge every day. It's mind over matter. I kicked the nicotine had years ago, but only after I truly committed to free myself, not be another victim of "big tobacco" and cut I off their income stream from my wallet to their shareholders. I said that's it. I'm nicotine free for over 25yrs now. I have the same conviction now!
Today was a great day I broke through the 220lb barrier but I also had first day where I felt tired, bit of a head ache. Felt better by early afternoon. Can't wait to hit my goal and switch to maintenance mode.
Want to share some thoughts on dieting with you all.
Favourite new food......Greek yogurt Favourite new feeling - having to tighten my belt where wearing pants that I had not worn is many months. Worst feeling....my daily apple is have some unpleasant room clearing side effects, if you know what I mean.
Thanksfor tip and encouragement. Exercise is still what I'd call moderate... Wii Fit on the weekends(really), brisk 3/4hr walk 4 times/wk amd just started some circuit training with light weights. No fancy club just in basement. I'll look up those sprouts.
Your exercise sounds quite good, especially if you can increase the strength training and maybe acquire heavier weights - one has to challenge the muscles somewhat!
Yes, sprouted food is good: it helps with digestion amongst other benefits, as it is rich in enzymes. Its nutrients area also concentrated and assimilated very easily. The bonus is that mung bean sprouts are low in calories (only a fraction of the mung beans because of the high water content), yet high in protein and fiber. Much lower in carbohydrates too than the unsprouted form.
I eat Alfalfa sprouts every morning too (my favourite sprouts) with my breakfast. I mix it with chopped egg-whites,handful of fresh parsley and fresh cilantro and a bit of soy sauce or fish sauce.
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