Monday, September 8, 2008

Cutting Calories in Small "Bites"

Sometimes when we decide we are going to drop a couple (or a lot) of pounds, we think we can do it overnight. Or that if we cut out a lot of calories all at once we will have greater success.

I've touched on this before, but it is so important to realize that the best thing we can do for ourselves and our bodies (and by example for our friends and family) is to make small changes that we can keep up!

Focus on cutting small amounts of calories out rather than reducing to 1200 or 1000 calories a day. It is much easier to do and be consistent with and the consistency is the key. Make it your goal to eat 100 fewer calories today and every day. It may not seem like much, but that 100 extra calories is what puts 10+ pounds on us every year.

By making small changes you barely miss what you cut out, so it is easy! Be gentle with yourself with this one and bump up the small changes over time. I know I didn't gain 100 pounds overnight, even though sometimes it sure felt like it!

Consistently making small changes you WILL see results. Seeing the results provides such a boost that you want to keep going.

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