In the meantime, set small Leptitox goals. Plan to lose five pounds. And when you do, wrap your arms around you, give yourself a big hug and say "Kudos! You are a winner"! Then, set your next goal. Five pounds? Ten? Whatever you want. The important thing is that you are on your way!Let me give you four tips to get you started:Beginning today, reduce the portion size of absolutely everything you are going to eat by one-third, or even one-half. We're all eating way too much food.Eliminate all sugar-sweetened beverages.
Fill you plate this way: one-half for fruits and vegetables/salad; one-fourth for the protein (beef,chicken, beans etc); one-fourth for grains, preferably whole wheat, such as rice or pasta. Have water or reduced fat milk for your beverage.Get on the move! You don't need to train for a marathon...you just need to move! Use the stairs, go for a walk, take a class, play with the dog, jump with the kids...anything that gets you moving.
You will be surprised at how quickly and easily the pounds will begin to come off. This is a plan which is good for your family too. (I'll bet at least one of them could also lose weight). You can do it! Start today.There's only one good thing about over-eating... we know when we've done it! We can scarf down an artichoke and spinach appetizer at 1200 calories followed by 1500 calories for a plate of fajitas.