Saturday, February 11, 2012

Losing It

Just thought I'd update everyone on my new healthy lifestyle program. I have lost nine pounds and I'm feeling great!.

So what am I doing right?

Eating healthier foods and less processed foods. I'm learning that processed foods are toxic to our bodies. Just take a look at the list of ingredients on a processed food. So many chemicals and additives. Better to make your meals fresh and from scratch. For example, instead of eating a bowl of canned chili, make it yourself. It is healthier and you know exactly what's in it.

Making sure I get enough exercise and doing different kids of exercises that I enjoy.

Getting used to eating normal portions. After all, I'm not a lumberjack burning 10,000 calories a day.

I'm still enjoying special treats, but choosing lower calorie versions (a fudgesicle at 100 calories vs a cup of vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce with peanuts at 600 calories)

Experimenting with foods I've never tried before like quinoa and couscous. I made a delicious quinoa dish the other day with fresh red bell pepper, garlic, onion, parsley and olive oil.

Not letting myself get into starvation mode which can lead to over eating. I eat small meals throughout the day.

Planning my splurges. When I go to the movies, I plan for my small popcorn and small Pepsi (550 calories).

Knowledge about how many calories are in the foods I'm eating. When I found out that the small dessert shooters at Applebees were 360 calories each, it was pretty easy to say "No, thank you!"


Belle said...

Excellent! This is much like Weight Watchers. Nine pounds is terrific.

Craig Edwards said...

Nine pounds is outstanding! Congratulations! Keep up the good work!

Luana Krause said...

Belle: Thanks! I'm pretty psyched. And very motivated.

Luana Krause said...

Craig: Yeah! I'm going for it, brother! Thanks!