Mission Statement

I will in general eat healthy, eat "normal" food, without gimmicks, pills, surgery, or trademarked diets. I will log all calories consumed and estimate calories burned on a daily basis. I will then be able to track my progress and estimate arrival time to my goals through My Food Log. I will also develop non-food rewards for reaching my goals knowing that reaching each goal is a reward in-and-of itself. I will not give up. I know that I will not be perfect but that I am making a permanent lifestyle change. The good days will out-number the bad days. I will not give up!


Little Changes, Big Results

by Christina_2009

Did you know that by just cutting out 100 calories a day you will loose about a pound a month for a total of 12 pounds a year. 1oo calories less a day is easy. Here are some tips on how to do it. You probably won't even miss those calories anyway.

Try lettuce, tomato, onion, and pickle on sandwiches instead of cheese.

Use light or fat free mayo whenever possible. You probably won't miss it when you use it in tuna or chicken salad. Also, try to use smaller amounts than recipes call for.

Use tuna packed in water, not oil.

Try a turkey tortilla wrap, and don't forget the veggies.

Use lite whole wheat bread. That alone will save you at least 50 calories a day.

Try a veggie burger, but mind how you prepare it... microwave or in the pan with cooking spray.

Use smaller tortillas (6-8 in.) instead of larger burrito size.

Use low fat or fat free sour cream. Also, plain yogurt is great on baked potatoes.

Use low fat or fat free dairy products in general (i.e. cottage cheese, skim milk).

Skip the croutons on salads.

Use light, low fat and reduced fat dressings and sauces.

Incorporate just a few of these tips into your daily eating habits and wa-la! You'll cut out at least 100 calories a day and be on your way to a healthier, slimmer you. Just remember not to replace the calories you are giving up other calories or worse habits.

Source: www.americaonthemove.org

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