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Turbo JamTM trainer Chalene Johnson recommends taking baby steps
to eat more healthfully. If you "slip," get immediately back on track. Never
let a vacation or a special holiday be an excuse to overdo it the entire time.
Go ahead, enjoy the occasional indulgence, but keep it reasonable. Here are 10
tiny changes you can make for big weight loss.
- Wait 2
minutes. Cravings will disappear after two minutes if you walk away
and turn your attention elsewhere.
W.D.I.W.M. When you really crave something unhealthy, answer this
question: "What Do I Want More," that piece of chocolate cake, or a body I feel
proud of? And on rare occasions, it's okay to pick the chocolate cake!
No one's perfect. Don't allow one
bad choice to result in bingeing the rest of the day, or falling back into old
Focus. Make eating purposeful, not something mindless to do
while watching TV, driving, or sitting in front of the computer. Whenever you
put food in your mouth, try to engage all of the senses in the pleasure of
nourishing your body.
- Don't skip breakfast.
Start eating a filling breakfast, but one that's lower in fat. It will help you
eat fewer total calories throughout the day.
- Veggies. The majority of your plate
should have veggies and/or fruit on it at both lunch and dinner.
what you eat. Eat your food off of a plate instead of straight out of
a jar, bag, or box.
buy it. Stop buying the food you snack on all day. Just eliminate the
more fruit. A person who gets enough fruit in their diet doesn't have
a raging sweet tooth.
what you drink. Cut back on or cut out high-calorie drinks like soda,
sweet tea, lemonade, and especially alcohol. People have lost weight by making
just this one change.