We've been eating better and on TSFL plan for 2 weeks now. We are in the fat burning stage and I lost 5 pounds this week, and my husband lost 6 pounds! That brings us both to an even 14 pounds lost each!! No one can really tell I've lost 14 pounds yet but I can FEEL a difference! It's not a major difference but it's little things like:
* my back doesn't hurt as bad when I'm bending over
* I seem to be slightly more flexible in moving my body around
* my watch band doesn't seem as tight on my wrist
* I feel a little less tired.
I still have a long way to go but this is an awesome start!!
For snacks, I've found that I like to make "Knox Blox" which are firm squares of sugar free jello. I just have several little blocks of those and savor them in my mouth and it's a yummy treat in between a meal.
I am learning that I was eating WAY TOO BIG of portions before. I had conditioned my body and my stomach to think it needed more food than it does. Now, I am having to re-teach myself that smaller, healthy portions are good and I'm not going to starve.
You really have to be ready to make a change like this. You have to prepare your mind that you are going to do it! Our doctor suggested a good book for us to read and it has been really helpful. It's about preparing your mind before you even start a change (any diet change) and if you follow it, your lifestyle and eating change will be permanent. It's called The Beck Diet Solution and I would highly recommend it for anyone who is planning to make a diet change in their life (especially to lose weight!)
Here was my L&G meal tonight. So good!
I had this pre-cooked chicken burger from Costco,
1 cup of lettuce, 1/2 cup cucumbers, and a small tomato -
with Walden Farms Itallian dressing (sugar free, fat free,
and calorie free!)
These patties come in the refrigerated section (not frozen). YUM!