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What Worked For Me: Tanya’s Weight Loss Tips
Make an Appointment to Exercise Every Sunday I jot down my exercise goals on my Google calendar. Sometimes last-minute plans get in the way, but I generally stick to my schedule once I’ve put it in ink. Count Calories””at Least in the Beginning I didn’t realize just how many calories I was consuming, so tracking what I ate helped keep me aware of what I was putting in my mouth. I don’t count calories anymore, but I track what I eat (and when I exercise) on my blog, which keeps me accountable. Eat Fresh Fruit with Breakfast It’s such a small thing to do, but it sets a healthy tone for my whole day. Plus, fruit is low in calories and good for you! Reduce Portion Sizes This might seem like a “duh” tip, but just eating less of my usual servings helped me lose weight. Read a Lot of Health and Fitness Magazines These types of magazines are constant motivation and keep healthy eating and fitness interesting, especially when I really don’t want to get on the elliptical! Plus, I get tons of a great ideas for meals and workouts from them. Meal Plan/Prep Every Sunday I sit down and plan a week’s worth of meals. I almost always make my own lunch, which means I have more control over how many calories are in my meal. I’m also able to save money by making sure I use up all of my fresh produce. Keep Truckin’ Maintaining my weight is all about balance. If I overindulge at a weekend barbecue or mindlessly munch throughout the afternoon, I don’t throw in the towel. I make sure my next meal is healthy and move on.