As many of you know, my husband and I have been on a weightloss journey since Jan 2012. I have lost a total of 35 lbs and hubby has lost 60 lbs. Many people are asking what he is doing since he has been able to lose so much weight. The simple answer is: count calories and exercise. You should know what your resting metabolism is and to lose fat you must decrease your intake of calories below what your body naturally burns in a day. That is also where exercise comes into play. If you want to really lose the weight you need to eat less and move more. The greater the deficit each day, the better the weightloss in a week.
We have also started trying different recipes that have fewer calories, but still use real food ingredients. We have experimented with tofu, stevia and organic food when possible. We have also started making recipes that don't require a lot of special ingredients because that helps us save on the grocery bill.
In the next few weeks I will share a few of the recipes we have tried. I hope this will encourage some who are still on the fence to go ahead and make the leap. Don't think of it as dieting. It is a way of life. You are changing your lifestyle for the better and your body will thank you.