We changed a few things

We were definitely foodies.  We travel to really cool places and try really interesting spots to eat, but we were also eating way too much at home.  So when Paul started with his Loseit App many things changed in our cabinets and mostly in our Refrigerator.

1.  Limit our carbs.  We use to have pasta at least 3-4 times per week, now we enjoy a protein and a big salad for dinner.  Some our favorites are:

  • Chicken Casear Salad
  • Steak Salad

2.  Measure our portions.  We even bought a scale which I still don’t love to use but when the scale says I need to, I do.  We also use a tablespoon to measure things like dressing or those really fun add ons to salads!

3.  Move more!  I walk about 5-6 miles everyday.  I tried 3 times a week and it is just easier to check my fitbit (oh yeah,  that was another of those new items I wasn’t sure about in the beginning but I love it now!)  If I check it in the afternoon and I have only walked 5k,  I get my shoes on and go for a walk.

4.  Read labels.  It is amazing how tricky they are.  You read a label and the calorie count isn’t too bad, you eat it and then for some reason you are so excited that you got to eat so much without guilt, you reread the label and it was 2 portions!  I did that with popcorn.  The package said individual servings, I popped it, ate it and the next time for some reason I reread and it is 2 servings!

5. Write everything down!  Even the extra bite while cooking!

6.  When you order in a restaurant, it is going to be too much food!  It’s ok to leave some or take it home for later (or like me, end up tossing it out the next day!)

There are lots more which I will talk about later, and none of these things are new.  The biggest thing I have learned this time around (cause I already knew this)

YOU DO NOT NEED VERY MUCH FOOD TO HAVE ENOUG ENERGY TO KEEP GOING!  THOSE PORTIONS ARE ENOUGH FOR AT LEAST 2 PEOPLE!

 

 

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