Wendy-Ann Posted January 8, 2008 Share Posted January 8, 2008 Being a big girl in a skinny body, all I can tell anyone is what works/worked for me. I have to watch my food intake every day and have done since I was 22. Some days I eat what I want, but that's because most of the time, I watch everything that goes into my mouth.So for me this is what works/worked for me - maybe not everyone: Water: Never followed that routine. I hate water, but your body needs water, so I get all my water intake through green veggies and fruit. (just make sure you do get your daily required intake) Water is good to flush out toxins and can make you feel fuller. If you can try and do it, then why not? For me, I never did...it didn't mess up my diet. To each his own with that. Exercise: HATE IT...but THAT is a big key to losing weight, even if you take a 15 minute walk everyday. Food intake: I have learned to eat when I am hungry, only when I'm hungry and not alot of one thing. Small meals throughout the day. What foods: Well, I eat/ate mostly salads and fruit everyday and not much more. BUT, when I was losing weight, I never mixed carbs and protein and that was my rule. When I go out of town now, I eat what I want. That is my prize for keep my weight off most of the time. Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig? Why not! If you want to have premade food or menus, try it...it could work for you.That's the only advise I have and what I did. I've kept my weight OFF for 23 years. The most I've gain at anytime was 3 years ago...10 lbs when I stopped watching what I ate and stopped walking. So, there ya go!You can do it...it's more about how much of what you are putting in your body. And remember, if it took you time to put it on, it will take you time to take it off. WendyPS: I personally do not go for the "don't deprive yourself." For me, depriving myself of a sweet is not depriving myself of anything substantial. Once you lose the weight, you can slowly add your sweet back in...once a week, let's say until you can tell how your body weight will fluctuate. If you just can't go without that sweet, then have it, but understand that you maybe pushing your weight loss goal back...or maybe not. But that's your choice. What ever works best for you and makes it easier for you. Losing weight can be frustration, but can will happen! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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