(07-26-2015, 02:00 PM)foss Wrote: Thanks for the good advice jumpinminnow. I am trying! Two of my sons are both losing weight following a regimen pretty much as you describe.
I just need to develop will power. I love sweet stuff with my coffee in the morning, mostly at work. I do much better at home.
find "good enough" substitutes..and controlled portions..
Mayo I hate light Mayo.. but Canola Oil Mayor is fine Lower Cals and healthy oils
I find using portion control like Ice-cream bars I do better than scoop up ice-cream.. Redi Whip on coffee is only 15 cals and gives a little sweet etc.
If I think about it a good ham on whole wheat satisfies me as much as a Big Mac.. Small candy bar does as well as full sized.
that is me but it is a hint.. key is choosing not "depriving" we always resist depriving.. but make a choice where you have personal permission to eat either thing. Fit Bit Flex app on phone scans barcodes had voice search and large database makes tracking easy.. So choose a sweet with morning coffee and an Apple in evening
Hint recent study showed people who moved to higher fiber with no other changes lost as much as those on a strict American Heart Association Diet. Weight Watchers Points Plus counts ZERO points for Fresh fruit and Vegetables.. So I do my FITBIT the same I track Fruit as ZERO calories.. If I used up my Calories or points .. Grapes, Peach , apple with cinnamon all take care of me until bed.
But I choose the fruit vs deny myself Ice Cream.
Its all in the head and weight loss can reduce OSA a lot when I get to 250 lbs I will look into the treatments that shrink back throat tissue as a possible cure AFTER I deal with weight.