Thanks for visiting my Diet Life blog. On this website I share dieting and weight management tips with you. By the way, this sharing will force me to stick to my routine.
I am over 40 years old and determined to keep my weight under control. I have always been able to wear a size small. However, my clothes do get a little snug sometimes which is a reminder to walk more and watch what I’m eating.
I Live On A Diet
People often always ask me how I keep my weight under control. I must admit, I live on a diet and I always have. In a nutshell, I really watch what I eat. Because of calories, I rarely drink soda and I rarely drink alcohol. I drink water instead. Also, I rarely eat chips.
I try to avoid sweets and keep my meal portions small. When I do eat sweets, which is rare, I make certain to keep those portions small too. I don’t have a slice of cake or a slice of pie. I have what I call a “sliver” of cake or a “sliver” of pie.
Fortunately, because I have eaten this way for so long, I don’t feel like I’m depriving myself; and I don’t feel like I am on a life long diet.
Eating on the Weekends
On the weekends, I give myself the freedom to eat whatever I want. However, I still rarely drink alcohol. Also, when I go to a restaurant, I only allow myself to eat half of what is on my plate. If I have a burger, which I love, I will try to eat only half of the bread.
I also love enchiladas. When I eat enchiladas, I primarily eat the inside. I will only take a few bites of the tortilla.
Sweets and Portion Sizes
If I have a big lunch on the weekends, I will only have oatmeal or some type of cereal for dinner.
Starting the Day
I start every morning with a huge glass of water with lemon, apple cider vinegar, or aloe vera juice. Sometimes I’ll have a huge glass of green tea in the morning. And I always have coffee. I cannot skip that.
I exercise every single day. I do leg lifts and other stand in place exercises, I purposely walk up and down the stairs at home several times a day, or I go out for a walk.
During the week, my goal is to reach a minimum of 5,000 steps per day. On the weekends, my goal is to have at least 7,000 steps per day. I don’t always reach my goal but having this goal makes me want to move as much as possible. I’ve actually fallen in love with housework.
I make walking fun. I go to shopping malls. I walk around shopping malls because that is fun to me and does not feel like exercise. But, I have to be careful. The urge to shop can be very tempting.
I wear a fitness tracker. It motivates me to stay on track with my goal to reach 5,000 to 7,000 steps per day.
Talk To Your Doctor
It is always best to consult with your doctor before choosing a diet plan. Also, there are no guarantees of what type of success you will have. Results can vary from person to person.
I hope this info helps you to reach your goals. If you have any questions, let me know in the comments section below.
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