Of course I have little tricks I use to keep the weight off! And they work! Without killing you or making you sick.... VERY important, by the way! ;)
......oh, now you're wondering, aren't you? Well, here is one thing that's been keeping weight off of me without me having to even try that hard. Wanna try to guess?
Okay, I'll stop toyin' with ya....here it is.....
Eating a good amount of fruit. Yep! What did you think it was going to be? Lipo?? Well, sorry if it doesn't seem so exciting or revolutionary, but I've found that eating several servings of fruit a day has helped to keep me happy, full, satisfied and also well supplied with the vital nutrients that my body needs to function at a high level, which is important, since I'm a very active person.
Now, there's a way to go about it that makes all the difference. It's not about popping oranges and cherries all day long. I eat a variety of fruits, and eat the more fibery ones early on in the day, and save my more fleshy selections like watermelon and bananas for midday and on into the evening.
In the morning; apples, pears, fresh peaches (firm ones), oranges, grapefruit
Midday and evening; watermelon, cherries, bananas, cantaloupe, red grapes.
I don't eat all of the above daily, but you will find at least 4 these on my menu every single day. And I'm gonna tell you, since I love fruit so much, it's something that requires little or no effort on my part.
In between, I eat my regular meals, but with all the fruit I consume, I have to tell you, I'm finding that I don't have much of an appetite usually, and actually have to remind myself to eat full meals on some days!! Now, I gotta tell you also, NEVER in my life's history has that EVER happened!! I have spent my entire life being hungry ALL THE TIME, but just doing this one thing has made a world of difference in how often I snack and eat. Getting a handle on your snacking is key, because snacking in between meals accounts for more of your excess calories than you realize.
When I do eat, my meals tend to be well balanced, with protein, veggies and some type of grain. However, I will still have fries, a milkshake or a cheeseburger on occasion. I'm finding also that I don't have to deny myself anything. Every now and then I get a craving, and if I decide to, I'll just go ahead and have it. Hello, Haagen Dazs!
Hell, the other day I had grits, bacon and eggs for breakfast (with some peaches on the side, ha!), which doesn't sound that bad at first, but the calorie content in that type of breakfast is kind of high. But, the thing is, I feel firmly in control. I can have it or not have it, whatever it is. And I never feel deprived or starved, either way.
I get my veggies in, too, but for me, the fruit is the thing.
I know that I could actually subsist on a diet of nothing but fruit, fish and a little grain at this point, but I'm not quite gonna go there....yet! ;)
In the meantime, try adding some more fruit selections to your daily diet, and see if this makes a difference for you. All I know is that I've been waking up every morning for the past few months looking svelte as hell, and one thing that has changed in my routine is that I'm eating more fruit. Works for me, and it might work for you too! :)