I'm in desperate need of losing definitely 2 stone, probably more like 3 to be a healthy weight for my height but cannot stick to a diet longer than a fortnight. I'm trying to compile a list of rules for my daily intake, to try and at least maintain my weight and hopefully lose a little too.
I'm aiming so far to: * restrict alcohol intake to Fri or Sat nights only (I usually have a glass of wine or a bottle of beer most evenings, but only the one) * only eat bread once a day (I can eat it at every meal, I lurve bread SO much!) * cut caffeine intake to just 2 cups of tea/coffee a day, don't know why, it just seems healthier.
If anyone else has any good ideas/tips, please post and help kick my flabby butt into getting a little healthier.
Drink a large glass of water about half an hour before you eat. I sip water while preparing meals. It helps you to feel fuller.
Consider a starter to meals - small salad or low cal soup - same effect as above.
Eat slowly and stop when you start to feel full.
Try not to eat after 7pm - brush your teeth at this time and only drink water.
Apparently, eating an egg for breakfast ups your calories burning by 64% for the day. Exercise also has this effect (though I dont know percentage)
I started doing this and have lost just over 1lb a week with no exercise (though I know I need to exercise, I havent found time with kids off school-Im a CM) I do try to be more energetic when doing housework though.