I love bread and pasta. I had no problem eating a ton of pasta with margarine. The only problem was I was never satisfied.
A few years ago we were a part of a church group that met once a week. We loved it and the buffet of food was tremendous. Except that I didn’t practice in moderation.
Since I got married in 2010, I gained 35 pounds. At one point I sincerely accused Shana of shrinking my jeans. In August of 2014, I decided I had to make a change.
I started by counting my calorie intake. I discovered it was difficult to eat less than 2,000 calories per day. After counting calories for a month I started developing some self-discipline practicing portion control.
A Few Strategies I Used
- Drink a glass of water before your meal
- It takes 20 minutes for your brain to receive the “full” signal.
- Eat whole, unprocessed foods
- Eat until satisfied, not full
- Eat good fats, especially Kerrygold butter.
- Enjoy a treat once in a while
- Take a great multivitamin
It has been a little over a year since I made the decision, and I feel better than ever! My old pants fit and my eating habits have changed. I have more energy with less sleep than before (thanks to our little man).
What habits have found work for you? Share your experience in the comments below.