Before I dive into this post I just want to say that these steps worked for me and it might not work for you. I have struggled with my weight as long as I can remember and I still do. I have said that I count calories because that’s what’s working for me. January 2019, I started counting calories and I lost 6 kg just in January and then 3 or 4 kg in February. The dumbest thing I did back then was to stop counting in March. Since then, I have gained weight again. So from Monday next week, I’m going to change that ( I cross my fingers). I need to be more healthy and stop drinking soda etc. I want to write down almost every day how I managed through the day.
Scroll down to see the first step I found on the internet and from my own experience.
Realize you want to make a change
Yes, it’s true. If you don’t want it enough, you wouldn’t make it. In January 2019, I wanted so badly to change my lifestyle and count calories. Now, later on, I want to change my lifestyle again, but not enough. So I hope I want this enough from the next week!
Tell your loved ones
Tell your loved ones what you are going to do to change your lifestyle. I have chosen to count calories because that’s worked for me. Since I count calories, I have to make a plan for what I’m going to eat, so of course, If my family want to invite me on dinner, I have to take my own food with me. I know, it’s not so fun, but if it’s work for you, go for it. I Haven’t done it yet, but I have to do it if I am going to reach my goal. So next time I’m invited to dinner, I’m going to take my own food with me.
Pick your program/lifestyle
My sister lost a lot of weight last year, but she didn’t count calories as I did. She walked for hours and ate small plates of food. That’s what’s worked for her, and counting calories workes for me. Therefore, you need to choose something that works for you. We are twins, so yeah… so sad it didn’t work for both of us.
Write it down
I write down everything I eat. Yes, it’s boring and stuff, but I actually got a shock when I saw what and how much I was putting in my body. So it can be a good thing to write down things you eat in a day, even if you counting or not.
Become a planner
Become a planner when it comes to meals. I like to plan my week. Do I want some fish with vegetables to dinner on Monday? or do I want chicken with vegetables? What are you going to eat for lunch and breakfast?. Be a step forward and write down in the morning what you are going to eat that day. Be a little bit prepared.
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