I'm shifting gears to focus my energy on what I believe to be the most important aspect of our lives: our thoughts.
Tracking your food and analyzing the results are steps you can take to ensure you're moving towards a healthier lifestyle that will naturally encourage your body to drop the extra pounds.
It’s heart-breaking to think about how our efforts to lose weight are derailed because we're unaware of what we're really eating.
Changing how I eat is a process. It will take time, and I will never be perfect.
I think what happened is that my feelings of inadequacy morphed into me feeling like a failure.
There were a couple of times I came close to eating something I knew wasn't healthy for me (popcorn cooked in oil with salt added), but I knew that wasn't what I really wanted for my body.
At first, I felt disappointed in myself, and then I quickly shifted my mindset (I've built up my ability to do so). I knew the feeling was temporary, and I knew I could learn from my mistake. I’m developing new eating habits that will take time.
We need long periods of time for the body to function properly. The idea behind intermittent fasting is to give your body the time it needs to do its job, while also naturally decreasing your food intake throughout the day.
Once you understand the concept of calorie density in more depth, however, and you take a closer look at the foods you eat, you’ll realize how knowing calorie density can help you lose or maintain your weight.
At this point, with older age looming ahead of me, it’s time to stop pussy-footing around! I do not want to be trying to lose weight when I’m 70! It’s time to make changes that are permanent, and it’s time to commit 100% to my health by dropping the extra weight once and for all.