The Best Way to Lose Weight
The best way to lose weight is sloppy, unorganized, and free. It’s able to be explained, understood, and followed by a twelve-year old, which is probably why I was finally able to understand how to lose weight — 133 pounds and counting.
Nicole sent me an e-mail that explained how she’s losing weight:
“…my kids try to say “you can’t have that, mom” or my husband will say “oh, I’m sorry, we shouldn’t have X for dinner, I don’t want to make you feel bad”, to which I say BS. My opinion is that there is nothing I “can’t” eat.
I have trigger foods that I stay away from, like nachos. But if I take the kids to grab dinner at chic-fil-a and they get fries, I have one. Just one, but I have gotten to the point where that is genuinely all want. Sonic…hell yes, I am having an onion ring, right along with my carrots and peppers. It keeps me from feeling like I am denying myself. I did THAT in countless attempts to lose weight in the past and all worked astoundingly well…NOT.
So, if I want something, I have it. When we took my daughter to dinner at Buffalo Wild Wings last Saturday, I got an amazing salad with grilled chicken, lots of pico instead of dressing, it was great. But when my daughter got a huge piece of chocolate cake for dessert, I had a couple of bites. Not the whole cake, just a couple of bites. I was satisfied, didn’t feel like I was missing out and had zero guilt. And it’s the guilt that will kill a diet, IMHO.”
I couldn’t have said it better myself.
Counting calories (portion control) is the best way to lose weight. Period.