Originally Posted by CookingBuddy101
Not only am I trying to lose weight but overall change the way I eat. I do portion control and cut most fried foods out. I love my french fries so i will just portion them. When I make homemade sweet and sour chicken I either grill the chicken breast or pan fry it. No deep frying with batter. Got to start somewhere.
That is a great way to start ! It's much less stressful and shocking to your mind and body than doing a diet.
I found that portion control is really easy. You get results and don't feel deprived.
Small alterations in the way you cook will become a welcome habit that will also give great results.
There will be a time or 2 when you stray from all of that and indulge .. don't worry about that .. acknowledge that you enjoyed it and then get back at it.
The problem with diets is that sooner or later you will go off the diet and fall back into the old routine.
Small changes will bring about a much better and long lasting result.
Good luck and much success !!