3 Ways to Kickstart Your Weight Loss
- Eat the same 1-2 meals for breakfast and lunch every day
This takes the guesswork out of meal planning and grocery shopping. Too much variety can actually make you want to eat more. When you get bored of the same breakfast and lunch, rotate your options from week to week instead of from day to day.
- Make "Every bite and sip count"
If you do great with your planned meals but tend to grab a handful of nuts or a few crackers here and there, you might be eating a lot more calories than you think. Remind yourself that every bite counts and don't eat directly from a bag or box! This will also help you mentally stay focused and on track without justifying frequent small noshing that can sabotage your efforts.
- Ditch the alcohol
Not only does booze have calories with little to no nutritional benefit, alcohol can increase appetite, lower inhibition to eat more, make poor choices easier and slow down our metabolism. You don't have to cut out alcohol forever, but try skipping it for 1-2 months when you're first getting started.