Trying to lose weight, but the scale doesn’t seem to budge? You are at a plateau. They are a natural part of weight loss, but oh-so-frustrating. Say bye-bye to your plateau by using the CHEW Principle below:
• Cook: Make more meals at home. There’s 21 total meals/week – the closer you get to 3 total restaurant meals or less each week the better.
• Habits: Shake up your usual. Even if it seems healthy, try something new for 1-2 weeks. Always eating a salad for lunch? Try a veggie bowl!
• Exceptions: Practice healthier strategies for “special” events. Even though they don’t happen daily – they do count (brunch, date nights, travel, birthdays, holidays, etc.)
• Watch ratios: Evaluate your portions. You may choose the right types of foods, but amounts matter. Check to see your meals visually are 25% protein, 25% grain, 50% veggies.