Originally Answered: i need faster weight loss results.can someone recommend an eating plan?
Tips and Tricks
1. I never eat food "just in case": just in case I might get stuck somewhere without food later on. I think, "If I get hungry, I'll use that opportunity to lose some weight."
2. I spice up my food a lot. I find most vegetables a little boring, so I add cheese or seasonings to them so I won't be tempted to eat too few vegetables. The expert on spicing up food is on the Harbor of Refuge site.
3. There's no such thing as a "snack" in the Last Resort Weight-Loss Plan. You decide how much food you're going to eat and at what time of day. So, when my friends come over and want nachos, we have nachos, and I budget them right into my day's menu chart. Sometimes I can even spice up vegetables I hate (like eggplant) like nachos and trick my mind into liking them.
4. I don't listen to people as much as I used to. Now that I'm pretty slender, people will urge me to eat, saying, "Surely, at your weight, you can afford to eat just one cookie!" I say, "Please don't call me Shirley."
5. There's no such thing as a "fattening" food. Everything that contains calories can potentially make you fat. Sure, fats are more calorie-dense than carbohydrates. But if you pig out on saltines long enough you will get just as fat as if you were pigging out on ice cream. If you eat more calories than your body burns, you gain weight, period.
6. When I added regular exercise to my routine (before I started on this weight-loss plan), I gained five pounds. At first I was upset. Then I felt my arms and legs and realized that the added weight was muscle. My target weight had gone from 106 to 111, and I could eat just the tiniest bit more each day.
7. During the period when I was severely depressed, there was no way I could lose weight. I didn't care about my weight. Being lonely and bored also makes me hungry. I guess it's not a good idea to start trying to lose weight when you're depressed, lonely, or bored. It's not a good idea to start on a weight-loss plan when you're too busy to customize your menu charts either.
But please! If you get depressed after you've started the Last-Resort Weight-Loss Plan, don't completely give up on it. That would be a waste of all the work you already did. Keep on using your menu charts and counting each day's calories, and just raise your target weight -- to give yourself a break. Then, when you feel better, it won't be too hard to lower your target weight again and continue losing weight.
8. Beverages can cause weight gain. Lithium made me drink a lot, and drinking about a gallon of fruit juice a day may be the main reason I gained so much weight on lithium. I had to budget the fruit juice right into my menu charts.
9. I weigh myself as soon as I get up, before breakfast, wearing nothing. I'm trying for consistency, weighing myself at the same time in the same way each day. That way, any changes will tell me that my weight, nothing else, has changed. (As you lose weight, weigh yourself less and less often.)
10. Don't be afraid of hunger. Hunger never killed anybody who had sugar and fat stored in their body. Your doctor, who knows if you have sugar and fat stored in your body, said it was safe for you to lose weight.