Okay, let’s get my tricks for losing weight out there.
1) Drink some water before consuming anything with calories.
2) No candy bars, pizza, or similar foods.
3) Only two meals a day (Breakfast and a mid-afternoon meal).
Thats it I think. I don’t try and curtail my chocolate milk intake. I just try and obey the “drink water first” rule. That seems to naturally curtail my gallon a day habit.
No additional exercise. I already try to get 30 to 60 minutes of physical activity a day. I have never noticed a relationship between more excericise and weight loss. The exception is if the activity keeps me away from food for a long period of time.
This may seem easy, but it is really hard for me. To use an Oprah-like term, I need to establish a “positive feedback loop” in my head. I need to make a connection between eating better and feeling better. Once I get this self-brainwashing established, the diet becomes a lot easier.
I have yet to get into the diet, the brainwashing hasn’t taken effect yet. We’re working on it. This post is part of that brainwashing.