Posted: 11/07/2015 at 16:41
There is alot of great advice here already. Especially the don't deny yourself bit. If you have a craving that u can't shift then you must allow yourself that treat, but in moderation. Otherwise you will fixate on it and become miserable and that is the enemy of a successful diet.
The best and Hardest thing is to change the way you feel about food; try and look at it as just fuel for your body; all you NEED is enough, don't want it.
Also every time you feel hungry have a drink then see how u feel. Often your body will tell you you're hungry because it needs fluids. Did you know that by the time you actually feel thirsty you're already dehydrated. Always drink because your body needs it all the time not just to quench thirst.
Also a while ago I got a Nintendo wii and wii fit balance board and one night a week I went through the routine and I would do it until I had had enough. I found yoga oddly enjoyable and not very strenuous so began to only do that on there. I was gob smacked a month later at how slim I was. Turned out I had lost a stone and a half.
I always say to people, I don't worry about weight just about how I look and feel. Counting each pound can be tough. Maybe you could just try only eating things you know are healthy with the odd treat if need be. That alone will make you feel good. Then 2 weeks down the line when you see how much you have lost you will feel great.
Sounds like bull but it really is mind over matter, if you only eat what you consider to be healthy and take some exercise you will be living a healthy lifestyle and feel about it. And exercise is everything from hoovering and dusting so feel good about the little things. After house work think the same as if you had been to an exercise cclass because at the end of the day it Is the same.
Focus on positives like that rather than being down on yourself. Every tine you get off the sofa is exercise.
Good luck with your goal. And If you want a big slice of chocolate cake, have it and eat it too AND don't feel bad about it.