There's nothing magical about it.
Always think about what you put in your mouth. Respect your body. Eat quality food as often as you can. Be active. (Today I lifted at the Y.) For meals, I had:
- Breakfast: Two pieces of toast with jam.
- Lunch: Freshly made cheeseburger.
- Dinner: Grilled cheese sandwich with a bowl of chicken soup.
- Snack later on: Popcorn and grape juice.
A word of advice: Be kind to yourself. Don't sweat the small stuff. We each have a limit as to how much we can adjust our lifestyle and the body type we have been given. I won't ever be as lean as I want to be, but I have made quite a turnaround in that area. It was a major lifestyle shift and I'm never looking back.
The main thing is that I consciously think about everything I put in my mouth. I think of food as fuel. On the other hand, I don't count calories and there's nothing I won't eat except for McDonalds. I do indulge in sweets occasionally (eggnog anyone?), but I eat a mostly clean diet. I'm not obsessive about exercise. I run because I like it and my body needs it. I am frustrated because no matter how much I run and lift I can't drop a few measly pounds. I came late to the game, so I figure I can cut myself some slack. I hope to run until I'm 100 -- or at least until I turn 70 next June lol.
Merry Christmas my friends. Stay safe and well.