The closer you are to your body's optimal range, the slower you will see the differences. MEASURE, don't weigh.I am not very overweight, I just used to be a lot slimmer and I want to wear those clothes :P I am about a US size 8 but I used to be a US size 4-6 not so long ago and I spent a lot of money on those clothes, so you see what my motivation is!
Yes. I make up a big batch of balsamic, olive oil, and a little dijon, honey, lemon juice, salt & pepper. YOur tastes may vary.My salads were a big pile of salad, with some meat scattered on top and olive oil and balsamic vinegar drizzled on top. Is this the correct dressing to use?
"As much as you want" means nothing. Does that mean you can eat as much as you WANT, regardless of your body telling you it is long past full?? Eat when you're not hungry, just because everyone else is? Binge on movie popcorn 'just this once?' NO. A better description would be "when you're hungry, eat as much primal food as it takes to satisfy and satiate you, without measuring portions or counting calories."My friend basically told me that you can pretty much eat as much as you want as long it's got fat in it, so I went a little wild...oops! Now I know better (I will let her now what you've told me actually because it might help her too!)
Its true. You don't need to OD on protein. If you're going to cut carbs, increase FAT, not protein.2. Start being more careful about portions, especially meat. @sbhikes - Thanks for the meal plan! I am going to follow it! I think I've been eating nearer to 8oz of meat...uh oh!
Only if your gut agrees. Too much fiber can have negative effects on some people.Increase the veggies I'm eating
Absolutely. If you're eating satisfying meals, you won't need to graze. Don't snack because you're afraid of being hungry. Hunger is a natural state. Embrace it and be thankful that your body knows when its time to refuel.5. Cut out snacks completely
Either is fine. If I'm using the oven I roast, if not, I steam or microwave. Lots of butter or fat either wayIs it OK to be roasting vegetables or should I just avoid adding olive oil to things? Is boiling/steaming the best way? (ps, this diet is less fun than I thought, haha! That doesn't mean I'm going to give up though!)
How about weekly? You dont' need to micromanage.I think I might take a picture every day to motivate myself and keep track of it.
good lord no. MEASURE. If your goal is to fit into clothes, let your clothes be your guide, not the scale. The scale has no bearing on the size on your tags. And stop getting hung up on what the tags say. We all know all size 6s are not created equal. A good fitting 8 is going to make you look better than a poor fitting 6. If necessary, have your clothes tailored to fit YOU. That way nobody can wear it as well as youDo you think it's a good idea for me to start weighing myself?