4. Eat Breakfast. We’re talking about jump starting, right? You need to jump start your day by eating breakfast – and a good nutritious breakfast! I’m eating breakfast right now – low-fat unsweetened yogurt for protein, a ripe luscious mango for some fruit, and some unsweetened whole grain granola. This breakfast will give me energy and will keep me satisfied for a few hours. A great way to start the day.
5. Keep an eye on portion control. Weight loss is simply due to eating less than you burn off. So no matter how “dietetic” a food might be, if you eat too much, you won’t lose weight. So pay attention to portion control
6. Keep track of what you eat. Write it down. This is another kind of journal. A food journal. If you keep track of everything you eat (no cheating – you’d only be cheating yourself!), you will have an accurate record of what goes in your mouth. A good thing to do in a food journal also is to keep track of why you ate something, what it was, and did it make you feel different. Did you eat chocolate cause you were lonely, or a bag of chips while you were watching TV, or a gallon of ice cream because you were bored? These are feelings that can be worked on, in less fattening ways than eating food!
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