I lost 120 pounds without doing gym memberships, slimming clubs, fat-burning pills, free diet packaged foods, or a personal trainer. These things can be very expensive, but the good news is that they don't have to be to lose weight and keep them away.
My successful weight loss journey began with two very important commitments. My first commitment was to do everything I could to lose weight to improve my health.
Second, I have made it clear that this time, instead of eating the "diet," I am going to learn to change my habits so that the weight I lose is permanent.
One thing I knew was that a task of this magnitude would certainly not happen overnight. In fact, it took me three years to reach my goals. Much like the turtle in his race with the rabbit, however, I eventually "won" my personal weight loss "race".
Most diets cannot easily be mentally, emotionally, or physically tolerated for any length of time due to the constant feeling of deprivation and living in semi-starvation. Since I knew I had been in this job for a long time, I made it my mission to find a way to make my feeling complete. To achieve this, I created meals that emphasized nutritious foods such as vegetables, whole grains, oats, beans, fruits and soybeans. When these foods are eaten in the form of their "whole foods", with minimal processing, the fiber and the nutrients in them create a full and satisfying feel, and their health benefits are not mentioned. Restaurants, fast food and fat and calorie meals are very low, though not to mention the cost!
To achieve my goals, I committed to spending some time in the kitchen learning to cook healthy meals. I first started by creating what I have called a list of 40 favorite and healthy foods, a "list of 40". These nutritious and nutritious foods I enjoyed became my main daily diet. I turned it into a game to see how jam-packed and low-calorie jams can make my meals so I can eat a satisfying amount of food and not feel deprived. I was refreshing my favorite recipes from replacing high-fat, low-calorie, low-fat foods until I found something with the friendly weight loss recipe that made it delicious. I enjoy eating more vegetables in the pan to increase my fiber intake. I've been experimenting with foods I've never tried (and thought I didn't like) such as Brussels sprouts, cannellini beans and soybeans.
Since I am a busy person, I have focused for about 15 minutes on making meals and snacks that can be easily prepared. The more I learn to love the recipe for quick, easy, and enjoyable recipes that I like to eat and really get myself into, the easier it is to stick to a weight loss program. My ability to make quick and easy snacks and meals has evolved and improved over time, and I began to look at my technique of "How low can you go?" Method.
There was another interesting and unexpected one: "How little can one go?" The component of this learning process is eating healthy, high-fat and nutritious foods. When I first started buying them, I made an amazing discovery – eating well is cheap! I can buy chopped peas for $ 39 per pound! Wholemeal flour costs $ 0.49 per pound! Fresh fruits in the season are very good and full of sweetness. Frozen vegetables were readily available and often sold. Basic ingredients like carrots, onions, garlic, potatoes and oats are easily found in many recipes, available year-round, and cheap. A wide range of beans is full of protein, complex carbohydrates, fiber and B vitamins. The beans are great for making soups, dairy, side dishes, salads or as a main course and also very filling. They regularly sell for only $ 89 at each grocery store in my grocery store.
Eliminating more "convenience" packaged and processed foods and abandoning more expensive items, such as meat and cheese, as a smaller, flavor enhancer will really help increase the food budget. Creating a habit of restricting restaurant foods and packing "comfort" foods and instead planning and preparing meals and snacks in my own kitchen helped me achieve my health and weight loss goals. New "How Little Can You Go?" Habits not only help me maintain my weight, it can also help me live a long and healthy life. By comparing the long-term costs of eating healthy foods versus eating less healthy foods, the economic benefits associated with choosing fatty foods become clearer. Healthy foods are really a healthy food compared to the astronomical costs of treating diseases like heart disease, stroke, diabetes, cancer, gout, kidney failure and osteoarthritis.