Lifestyle

New You Challenge for the New Year

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The new year is such a great time to commit to new beginnings! Some people discourage making New Year’s resolutions, but I encourage you to consider a new way, a new habit, a new healthier lifestyle that will lead to a healthier, new you. For this New You challenge, I would like you to join me this New Year in learning ways to lose weight and become a healthier person.

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Fast Versus Slow Weight Loss

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When I made the decision to lose weight, I considered either a fast weight loss diet to lose weight quickly or a slow weight loss method to lose weight over time. For me, I knew I did not want to lose weight to only gain it back after a short period of time. I needed a weight management solution that would help me successfully lose weight and keep the weight off long term.

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Don’t Quit- Even When You are Out of Calories

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I almost quit. It was the end of the day and I was tired from getting the house prepared to host a large Christmas gathering. After my last guests had left, my husband and I put our toddler to bed and then started the task of cleaning up the mess. When we finally finished, we rested on the couch and I started tracking my calories and logging the party food.

I had gone over my calories for the day. Right when I was going to close my food diary app, I remembered a party sandwich (high-calorie, of course) that I had not tracked. But now, after remembering, I simply didn’t want to track it. In my mind, I just wanted to quit for the day and start fresh tomorrow. Finally, I logged the sandwich, observed my now 2,000+ calorie day (my daily calorie goal is 1500 calories) and went to bed.

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How I Lost 70 pounds by Counting Calories

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I wanted to share with you my experience of how I lost 70 pounds by counting calories. My goal is to help you learn a practical method that will allow you to also successfully lose weight. The method I used (and still use today) to count calories and lose weight is called food tracking. 

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Hello From the Food Tracking Momma

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Hello! I wanted to take an opportunity to introduce myself and to welcome you to the Food Tracking Momma blog site. My name is Andrea and I am a wife, a mother, and a person that has lost 70 pounds by counting calories and logging my food. This process is called “food tracking”. I wanted to share my experiences of losing weight and how, after 13 years, I have managed to keep most of it off . I am excited to introduce this food tracking blog for losing weight. This blog will feature Lifestyle posts that highlight how to effectively lose weight by using the Food Tracking method. There will be recipe posts that feature both family and kid-friendly recipes that will always be under 500 calories a serving. The site will also include meal plans that will feature meals that fit into a 1500 calorie day.

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