One of the most common strategies used by people was to keep a food journal: to write down everything they ate, and its calories, all day, every day. Sounds like a pain, I know, but what it shows, I think, is that weight management takes more self-discipline and determination than just saying no to donuts...
I found this menu planner on the Internets a while back, and, even though it doesn't supply a lot of writing space, it is a great place to start in designing your own menu planner. I liked that it had a grocery shopping list on the side, to help me plan my meals!
|not enough space! great place to start!|
Okay! You've got your planner--what to do next??
Go to CalorieKing.com and type in your age, your current weight, and your goal weight. It will tell you how many calories you can have each day to meet your goal--and it can even tell you how many calories specific grocery and restaurant items have!
Now you are all set to start keeping those New Year's Resolutions, or just fitting into that dress!
Just remember to: