Originally Posted by DeliciaKay76
im cooking more at home and trying to teach my kids eating out is a treat not something that u have to eat everyday. I let my kids help me with some stuff and they like that because they are very involved. I lost 125lbs and since they see me smaller they want to be healthy as well.
That's great keep going like that :)
I've recently helped my dad to lose weight.
Little by little, I spent a few months in France at their place so I started right away.
First, I was in charge of its meal and of what was in the fridge (no tentations, no eating) I made him what he liked, even pastries, but everything was in small quantities. "Slowcarbs" like pasta or bread at everymeal. I just tried to make him reduce the amount of food he was having. Then he started to lose a lot at first, so he got motivated.
Little by little I added more vegetables. Sometimes just a salad (big one) for dinner. Always a dessert (to complete his apetite) Now I've left France but he kept going on that same behaviour : Just reducing quantities, and drinking sparkling water (he doesn't like regular one) and he lost almost 70 pounds already. Slowly (because we started in April) but it works.
And he doesn't feel on a diet at all.
At first he complained " what ! that's ridiculous so few pastas" but after the dessert he wasn't hungry anymore. And if he gets hungry during the day he has 2 things he knows he can eat/have : orange juice, and hard boiled eggs, as a snack.
Having me caring may have helped. But my sister did the same on her own, with a lot of sports and she lost 85pounds already.