First of all, I hate rules, because I feel compelled to follow them, and I feel like a failure when I can't! I think losing weight is probably the hardest thing a person can do (until they actually lose the weight) then keeping it off is. Doesn’t sound like a ringing endorsement, does it? Well, don’t lose heart. I will do my best to help you understand how listening to your own body and how you feel will be your guide to how you should lose weight and keep it off. Having said that, there are a few rules, and with them come some exceptions (in the book of course). But, I do love exceptions! So here we go with the basics:
You need to eat breakfast within 1½ hours upon waking. Preferably with an egg, any way you like them.
You need to write down every time you eat-quantities and other details are not important.
You will need to eat often throughout the day, approximately every 2-4 hours. A timer may be useful here; to check in and see if you are hungry.
You will need to eat all three; dietary fat, protein and carbohydrates at each and every meal and/or snack or what I call mini meals.
You may eat right before you to go bed. Cheddar cheese and saltine crackers, is best.
You need approximately 8 hours of sleep at night, no less than 7 and no more than 9 hours.
You will want to exercise everyday!! Or you can call it activity with movement that involves exertion, and yes sex counts!!
You will need to stop eating at the point of satisfaction; not at the point of feeling full. My hope is that you never feel full again. Do not eat even one bite more!
You must enjoy every bite of food you eat!
You need to treat yourself from time to time with various things that can or cannot cost money, but that don’t involve food or drinks!! These are not meant as rewards for a goal that has been reached; they are meant to have something to look forward to!!