In order for weight loss to actually blend into the fabric of your life (and thereby become permanent), it has to basically be built through healthy habits. I know, I know. Newsflash: NOT A NEW IDEA. NOT ORIGINAL AT ALL. However, still extremely true. The whole premise behind this blog is that I’m not on a diet. A diet is temporary and therefore not sustainable. I don’t know about you, but I cannot live a life without chocolate or cupcakes or pizza. Not willing to do that. Case closed. I do know that I must curb my intake of said treats to once in a while and not every week or even every weekend. To some extent, when you are really buckling down, you do have to cut back on some things temporarily if only just to bust through a plateau. I have been using and (*sigh* paying for) an application called Noom. This application is the reason I was able to drop my first 12 pounds. For me, it’s worth paying $29.00 per month to have access to it. Through Noom I have been able to examine my eating, exercise, sleep and even address emotional eating and social eating. If you actually engage in the application and follow the prompts and complete the challenges, you will begin to understand how this whole healthier habits process takes root. If you are willing to spend the money and really want structure to help you get started and keep you going when the going gets rough (and believe me the going will get rough), then Noom is a great choice. I’m not being paid by Noom in any way, shape, or form for posting this. I genuinely think it’s a good application to use if you want to overhaul your habits in a structured, step by step way.
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