Drink more water. I know you’ve all heard this a million times, but it’s true. Even if you replace one can of soda with water per day, you will consume up to 200 calories less a day than you are now. That makes a huge difference. Can you imagine replacing 2 sodas a day?
Go Green. Try to eat a green vegetable with every meal. They are loaded with vitamins and some greens like spinach are a good source of calcium and are much lower in fat than dairies.
Exercise. Even if it’s just for 20 minutes a day. Go for a walk, swim, bike, play with your kids in the back yard, go for a run or hike. Whatever! Just move.
Eat on a salad plate instead of a dinner plate. I heard this trick several years ago when struggling with portion sizes. When I first married Ryan, I fixed dinner and gave myself the same amount I gave him. Oops. Hello ten pounds! I realized what I was doing and now I give myself half of what he eats. Women don’t need as many calories as men. Watch those portions!
Substitute with Greek yogurt when you can.
Exercise in the mornings. You burn more fat first thing in the morning. Plus, you have less time to think up excuses not to get in that workout.
Get a good nights sleep. This one is tough for me. My baby boy still wakes up almost every night, and wakes up at daybreak every morning! It wears me out. Sleep is very important for your physical and mental health. It’s important to get plenty of rest so you have plenty of energy.
Weigh often. Don’t become obsessive over it, but it’s good to know where you are in order to help you set/keep goals. It will hold you accountable. Try not to weigh more than once a week or so. Remember that measurements are just as, and even more, important than the number on that scale.
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