I am still maintaining instead of really losing. I have cut back my calorie intake, I am exercising . . . but I am not dropping the weight like I should be. What could be wrong?
Normally I share a health tip for an outside source, but this week I am going to share my own health tip. Does the above sound like you? It sure has been me for the past couple of weeks I have been doing Get Up & Get Moving. I even took a break from my food log to see if I was eating more to get my total allowed calories in for the day. Thinking maybe this had something to do with my go-no-where weight lose.
I did find this had something to do with it. I also noticed a few other things. And once I cut those things out of my diet . . . I started to lose again.
- Don’t drink soda. I know how hard this can be, but the problem with soda besides the empty calories you are pumping into your body is the sodium. Sodium causes women especially to retain water. By cutting out soda, you will not retain as much water and will start dropping weight.
- Don’t each milk chocolate. I do not eat much chocolate to begin with, but even one mild chocolate candy bar or ice cream cone can really make a difference in your weight lose each week. If you need to satisfy a chocolate craving, have 1 to 2 oz of dark chocolate. This is hit your sweet tooth harder and because of the richness of dark chocolate . . . you shouldn’t crave it as much.
- Make sure to drink at least 20 oz of water daily. This is hard for me only because I am on the go all the time. What I did was buy a 20 oz water bottle. I fill half of it with ice and the rest is water, and carry it everywhere with me. It’s handy and I get my 20 plus ounces of water. If you’re not a water drinker, get some Crystal Light or put a slice of lime/lemon in your glass/bottle. This adds some flavor.
These are my simple tips to help you stop maintaining and start losing.
Weight on July 5, 2010 190
Goal weight by December 31, 2010 130
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Having a log can help you stay on track and really lets you see where you need to make improvements or adjustments to help shed those unwanted pounds.