January is almost over and I haven’t said anything about one of the most challenging resolutions: losing weight. Every year we say this, perhaps, but will this be THE YEAR? This might be a goal to consider not only for adults but for children, too.
If you as an adult set your goal very high, it may not be very realistic. Make it reasonable. Think how much better any amount of weight loss will make you feel.
What are some of the simple ways to do this? Here is a start:
Eat only half a sandwich or slice of toast. Choose half a serving of pasta and cut the potato in half. Cutting down on carbs really works. If dessert is being served, cut that in half, too. If eating out, share a serving with another member of your party, if the establishment allows. Most restaurants serve way too much food.
Are you still hungry in the evening? First drink a glass of water and see whether that helps. Exercising and staying busy also helps to occupy the mind and turn it away from food.
I would be happy to hear of other ways you found that keep you focused on your goal.
Best to you,
Food and Family Living