I was always overweight growing up. Once I was a young adult, I felt like I had the freedom to make my own decisions. At that time I didn’t know the benefits of losing weight like I do now. My parents were very good at having us eat good foods but didn’t really explain the importance of food and our health.
I have lost 55 LBS. read my blog how I did it here.
When losing weight you will go through a plateau. Don’t stress! Here are some ways that helped me get over that little hump.
Don’t eat anything starchy after 3 P.M.
My dinners usually consist of chicken salads, chicken and mixed veggies, zucchini noodles and chicken, or eggs and turkey bacon I usually have some berries or an apple for dinner.
When my kids are playing outside I try to use this time to be active with them or do some squats and lunges. When the kids are in the pool I try to do some pool exercises. (they like to try the moves too) When they are sleeping I try to do a quick 20-25 min. HIIT workout.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Every morning I get 4 oz. of apple juice add 2-3 TBSP of ACV and pinch of cinnamon mix and chug. haha (It’s really not that bad, I’m used to it now)
Eat Extra Protein
Eating extra protein helps me feel full longer. I eat it for every meal.
Eat Small Meals
When I say meals this doesn’t mean 2-3 slices of pizza. Try to eat as healthy as possible. Apple and peanut butter, gluten-free crackers with hummus, or raw fruits and veggies.
Try Eating lots of Veggies
Try to have a veggie at every meal. I was never good at eating my vegetables but I grew into loving them. Check out my blog here on how I get my kids to eat veggies.
Okay, I’m the one that likes to guess how much I’m eating and the calories I just ate. Once I count every calorie that goes in my mouth I see my weight drop again. This is why I usually eat the same things all the time. I use MyFitnessPal App.
No Eating Out
We have not been eating out since I became a SAHM but it has helped me lose the weight.
I noticed once I gave up dairy I quickly dropped 10 pounds. I do not miss it at all. There are some great alternatives out there. I went completely overboard on the dairy for sure. Taking dairy out of my diet also helped with my eczema on my arms. My dermatologist told me to get rid of dairy years ago and I laughed in his face and told him I could never give it up. Now I could never go back. I don’t get constipated anymore or feel bloated.
I have been pretty good with this. It’s been probably 8 years since I’ve had soda and I don’t miss it. Plus it always made me gassy. Don’t ask me about my sweet tea, that is my weakness. (But I only have one cup a day, a BIG cup)
You are not on a diet
Most importantly, don’t tell yourself you are on a diet. These things will come easily to you with practice. I remember when I would be on a “diet” and I would eat that one piece of pizza I would say ” Well my diet is over” and eat the whole pizza. You can eat what you want. Follow my simple steps and your life will be amazing. Hope you enjoyed. Love ya, Mary xoxo
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I struggled with my weight for years. I would fluctuate my weight year after year, trying all kinds of diets. Nothing really clicked for me. Once I had Bradly, I wanted to show him an example of what healthy eating looked like. Take a look at how I lost 55 pounds.