After my second child was born, I went on an eating binge. Part of it was induced by stress. I was dealing with several work-related and personal issues. Food offered me comfort and I found myself mindlessly snacking to help ease some of my pain. The other thing that contributed to my overeating was that I really didn’t know how much I was eating. I often indulged in calorie-laden breakfasts, frequent business lunches, and too many sugary drinks. All of these things are fine in moderation, but I subscribed to the “eat, drink, and be merry” line of thinking. I ate whatever I wanted to and didn’t worry about the consequences.
The funny thing is that it didn’t really pay attention to my weight gain until I saw a photo of myself. My daughter and I were on our way to a father/daughter dance and my wife snapped a picture before we left. When she showed my the picture, I was shocked to see how overweight I had become. After that incident and a few more life changing events, I realized that I had to start eating better and losing weight.
Although I managed to get back to a healthy weight, I still struggle with maintaining it. But I know that the key to managing my weigh and overall health, is to control my diet. If you want to manage your weight, here are 10 ways you can do it by eating less.