I just read a blog of a young lady that has a weight loss goal, but no expressed plan to get there.
Goals are great things. Everybody should have a few. But a workable plan is more important. Without a plan, the goal is just words. It is through a plan that the goal is reached.
The first goal should be to record the food (food journal) we are eating each meal, do a calorie count, carbage count, protein check, and the like. This is to find where we are at, as a starting point. The second goal should be to select a food plan and stick to it for a bit. Watch where the problems lie, study and address each problem as they become evident.
My first step was to give up sugar. Caffeine and artificial sweeteners followed.
Then wheat, followed by other cereals. Cheese is in the give up/take back stage now. Butter has been gone a few weeks. I was eating butter for a while but now seem to be gaining weight again.
At each give up stage, I overeat green vegetables and meat a bit. It seems to help the cravings, but I do not crave greens and fresh meat, other than roast beef. But then I am not going to do a roast for the two of us.
and as a reminder
“‘Cheshire Puss,’ asked Alice. ‘Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?’
‘That depends a good deal on where you want to go,’ said the Cat.
‘I don’t much care where,’ said Alice.
‘Then it doesn’t matter where you go,’ said the Cat.” – Lewis Carroll