So commented a dear friend recently.
For me, some of the keys to losing weight have been:
- Regularizing meals – I eat the same breakfast 99% of days (oatmeal, protein powder, cinnamon, dried cherries, skim milk – see below). I came to this by trial and error. It works extremely well for me when I travel – I carry it with me.
- Avoiding added sugar/fat/salt. Once I got used to this (2 weeks), I fully enjoyed my simple foods – steamed/nuked, with minimal added healthy oils. Spices/mustard/hot sauce add taste. Fruit tastes great by itself (fruit, rather than sorbet).
- Food is not a reward for me. I try to find other ways to reward myself – a massage, say, rather than a meal out.
What has worked for you?