do you drink? don't drink :>
i've found high fat/protein - low carb is the most sustainable. Not ultra low or my heart rate shoots up. I need red meat but if you can make it work on veggie, fantastic.
i've always got a bowl of roasted nuts out. Mostly for the kids but I grab them too.
if the junk isn't in the house, you can't eat it . . .
Having struggled for over 40 years with my weight, it has only gotten worse as I approach my 60's. Blood sugar control is at the base of weight loss. As you age, this gets more difficult, no matter what the scale says. It also explains why women over age 40 seem to struggle to avoid putting on pounds after having no problem until that time.
Staying away from starchy, processed carbs is key to not being hungry so often and making your life miserable. Replacing those calories with more healthy fat and protein, i.e.,I had uncured bacon, eggs, and coffee for breakfast, no cereal or juice. Heading off to indoor high-intensity Cycle class now and feel fine.
X2 for "you can't eat what isn't there" ;-)
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