Being Bruce -: Weight Loss Tip - Throw Away the Junk Food

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Weight Loss Tip - Throw Away the Junk Food

 Throw Away the Junk Food

When we both made the commitment to begin our weight loss programs, the first thing we eliminated from our diet was cookies – the double stuffed chocolate sandwich variety! Since we were supporting a bag a day habit between us, this was a big signal that things needed to change!

Here’s a list of some of the other foods we have gradually eliminated from our diet over the past nine months:
1. Bread
2. Muffins
3. Brownies (This one told me I was really serious!)
4. Candy
5. Cake
6. Chips
7. Processed lunch meat
8. Processed cheese
9. Dinner rolls
10. Frozen pizza
11. Frozen French fries
12. Bagels
13. Cream cheese
14. Dips
15. Fried meat or poultry
16. Potato salad
17. Ice cream
18. Salad dressing
19. Macaroni and cheese
20. Soda

We couldn’t bear to let our weekly pasta dish go or give up Marge’s morning Cheerios fix. Based on our weight loss results, we don’t have to be perfect to make progress!

Old habits are difficult to break. You need new strategies for creating your food shopping list and navigating the grocery store aisles that are designed to attract you to pick up many unhealthy convenience foods. Make your list and stick to it!

If your accountability buddy lives near you, then a weekly food shopping trip could be a good bonding experience with someone with like goals.

The longer you enjoy eating healthy foods, the easier it is to imagine an invisible sign on unhealthy foods that says, “NOT MY FOOD”.


The above strategy is from Marge and Bruce Brown's "Weight Loss Program - Personal Coaching Guide", from the Quantum Results Coaching Personal Development Series. Available on Amazon at CLICK THIS LINK

A key factor in our own weight management program loss is Beachbody's Shakeology Meal Replacement Shake (disclosure: we are Team Beachbody Coaches and benefit from Shakeology sales). For more information on Shakeology, including what doctors say, CLICK THIS LINK.