Y’all it’s simple.
Let me repeat that for the back row…..Burn more CALORIES than you EAT!
How do you keep up with the calories you consume and what they are?
A journal. Get you a tiny little journal to keep at a desk, a purse or bag and anytime you eat write it down and the calories. Don’t know the calories look it up…you have a smart phone and estimate your servings times the calories. Once you look at calories and proportions for so long it just becomes a part of you. The food journal really helps you to see when and what you are eating. You start to realize you are snacking too much or you’re eating to many calories to early in the day or whatever it is and you can then make changes to help you lose weight or stay in shape. Food journals make you aware! As you go through the day tally up how many calories you had and what is your goal to stay around each day. The journal helps you stay committed and accountable. I swear by these for people just starting out. It is an extra step and extra work but they are life changing. They are a slap in the face….a wake up call staring right back at you saying HEY you are messing up. I have been doing it for so long I don’t even need a journal I can tally it up in my head as I go or use a post it but at first the journal is the best place to start. I also suggest writing how you feel each day. Was it a hard day? Eating healthier…is it making you feel better? It is nice to go back later and look to see how you were feeling and see where you are.
Bottom line: Eat Healthy, Watch Proportions, and Exercise to change the look of your body and to burn more calories than you consume. It’s not rocket science…..I mean I figured it out……. so can you but you MUST be committed to changing your life. You have to want the change. You have to want to be healthy….nobody can make you. It is all up to you to stop the cycle of overeating bad foods and not exercising.
AGAIN, I am not perfect. I have fat, cellulite, c-section tummy….all of it. I don’t want a full six pack because I like cake to much for that! I just want to be healthy and live a long prosperous life watching my family grow and thrive. While I am being healthy I happen to stay pretty fit and that is a side perk. It isn’t about being skinny or having a Victoria Secret body or J-Lo’s body or whatever else. That’s great and all but it is about how I feel when I am eating right and exercising. I can take on the world when I feed my body with good. I am a capable strong woman because I am doing great things for myself. Treating my body badly will not help me be strong and capable or give me a long life span. So why would I do it any other way?
If I can help you in any way possible please contact me and let me know!