tgillies003 wrote: »
I don’t look at as ‘giving up’ something but rather making different choices.
Some easy different choices I made include:
Swapping the proportion of yogurt and cereal in my breakfast. It used to be a big bowl of cereal with a little yogurt. Now it is a little cereal with a lot of yogurt. The result was fewer carbs and more protein.
Drinking water as my drink of choice.
Filling my plate half with vegetables.
Not so easy different choice — reducing or even eliminating my after dinner snack. I still often look for something at round 9pm.
mholl15 wrote: »
Is there anything you guys struggled with but was able to give it up easily?
For me, it was alcohol. I was a heavy drinker but refused to be called an alcoholic because I could go days, weeks and months without a drink but my real problem was I didn't know how to stop once I started drinking. I would have to drink the whole damn bottle before I felt enough was enough. On July 7, I quit drinking cold turkey and changed my diet completely. I have since lost a total of 22 lbs and got my A1C back below 6.50.
If you are a drinking alcohol and you're struggling losing weight, I can almost guarantee that if you quit drinking, you'll see a huge difference immediately.
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