Halloween is over, but are you still eating your kids or grandkids candy? Maybe you are like I used to be. I used to think eating some sugar would give me more energy. There was not a candy dish I went by that I did not feel the intense urge to eat at least 1-2 pieces of candy several times a day. It seemed so innocent, they were just tiny pieces. Add that to the 6 small meals I was eating a day plus the drive-thru at McDonalds for a chocolate coated vanilla ice cream cone and I was packing on the lbs.
Here is the problem. I had no idea how much I was eating. I had no awareness of all the food I was consuming because I was on autopilot and focused on not being hungry because I had been taught that being hungry would cause me to overeat. It makes no sense to me now, but I had been taught that at a young age and did not question my beliefs.
I had also gained and lost 30 lbs over and over and was so tired of the diet mentality and afraid of being deprived. I thought the only reason I was gaining weight was because my hormones had left the building and I was over 50.
Then I learned a healthier way to lose weight. I’m ate less often with no snacking, and lost 55 lbs over 1 year without feeling hungry. The best part was I had more energy. I was eating real food and not counting calories.
I am not a special snowflake. This can work for you too. I have several clients that just finished a 30 day healthy lifestyle challenge who are over 50 and lost 5 lbs just by cutting out snacks. Small changes help too.
Are you willing to look at the little things?