We no longer believe in fad diets. We believe in eating healthy, making sure to have your fruits, veggies, plenty of water, etc. Eating healthy has definitely helped us as we have currently lost 15+ pounds and counting since starting this. We used to do starvation diets, low-carb diets (which to us was counting down as low as possible on the carbs), and did the bulimia thing. Ending up where we only ate like one meal per day if that. We no longer felt hungry as we had turned off that body signal by ignoring it for so long. We started eating small meals every 3 to 4 hours (often times having to set our phone alarm to remind us to eat), but in doing so we are experiencing the stomach growling again and all of the things associated with it that we so successfully ignored in the past. This has all been a good thing tho as we have kick started the metabolism and are starting to lose much needed weight.
The following foods that we got from eatingwell’s site are said to help in losing weight. So, we are not saying to cut way down on your foods, but just maybe to consider adding some of these foods, as well 🙂
List below taken from 8 Secret-Weapon Foods for Weight Loss
4. Low calorie desserts (to help curb the urge to overdo a sweets binge)
6. Oatmeal or Bran Cereal
7. Hot Chile Peppers
The next food list taken from 7 Foods That Do the Weight-Loss Work for You
The key here seems to be adding fiber to your diet.
2. Green Beans
3. Sweet Potatoes
See also: 6 Secrets to Losing Weight for great tips on meal planning, bouncing back from slip ups, and more.
And definitely look at 3 Weight-Loss Myths Debunked