When I saw on Kelly’s Korner, that this week’s “Show Us Your Life” topic is weight loss tips and workout ideas, I immediately thought of Lose It! Do you guys have this yet? If you have an iPhone or iTouch you can download it for free. It’s really easy to use and I recommend it for everyone... People that want to lose weight, or just maintain their current weight, men, women, whoever!
I don’t like to use the word “diet” because that sounds temporary to me. The key to losing weight and keeping it off is to make those key lifestyle changes. (Ha! I sound like a commercial, but it’s true). I already have a pretty healthy diet, so there weren’t any major things I needed to change in order to maintain my (almost) ideal weight. For me, Lose It! has helped me manage my calorie intake so that I eat just the right amount for my size and activity level.
I’m really staying true to the whole “Show Us Your Life” theme, and I’m going to show you my actual Lose It! log for this week…
This shows my “net” caloric intake each day. That means that if you work out and burn 200 calories for example, you get those calories back to consume, if you want for that day. It also totals up all your exercise and shows any weight changes for the week.
I try and budget calories and plan ahead when I want to indulge on something. I also found a way to still enjoy the chocolate that I crave, so I keep mini dark chocolates in the freezer. When I need some, I grab two and it satisfies my chocolate craving. Two chocolates are only 90 calories, plus dark chocolate isn’t all that bad for you, so it’s a win win!