When I was up to 337 lbs, dinner often looked like this:
Not only was the food conducive to obesity (cheese = fat; crust = refined grain = sugar). But it also reflects a lifestyle devoid of much activity. When I was that size, I often had meals delivered; avoided the subway because it meant climbing stairs and sweating; felt tired much of the time. When you’re big, even little things require a lot of effort and energy expenditure.I
I enjoy being able to be more active and out in the world. The more weight you lose, though, the more activity you need to maintain the weight loss, because as you lose weight, you expend fewer calories doing the same things.
Yesterday, I walked 2.5 miles doing errands and 1 mile in the park with family – we just talked and enjoyed each other’s company. Being in green spaces is stress-reducing, too; stress reduction is an important part of #weightloss.
So, try to avoid the delivery man and the drive-through.