Hi. I think you need to add more vegetables, broccoli, zucchini, cauliflower, cucumbers.....how much trail mix do you eat and what's in it? Do you cook your own beans? Whenever I cook black beans I always add onions, celery, carrots, garlic, canned tomatoes and cilantro. It's more like a vegetable soup. Water cress is the healthiest green, even more so than spinach or kale and very tasty.
Ditch the litter box liners too. If you feel you have to have a liner use a trash bag. I can guarantee you that they are cheaper. Another thing is don't buy name brand products. Get the store brand. They are just as good and often better.
If you can get your son to take you to a dollar store. That's where you can get your cleaning supplies and paper products. They even have beauty products, shampoos, conditioner, makeup, lotions, some vitamins, cold and flu medicines, cologne. Some of the dollar stores have groceries - canned goods, bread, etc. I buy all of my colognes at Dollar Tree. I'd much rather spend a dollar to smell good than $50 or more.
It is not considered safe or healthy to lose more than two pounds a week. Initially you may lose more than that when you start on a new diet but that is usually water weight. By losing weight slowly you're more likely to keep it off as you're developing new and better eating habits. Additionally once you lose the weight you still need to stay on plan in order to maintain your loss. You can never go back to your old ways.
There is no easy fix. Weight loss is not easy but it can be done and it should be done safety. Don't expect to lose 60 pounds in a 12 week period of time.
Hi and welcome. I rarely cook and I've been losing weight steadily. There's Greek yogurts, cottage cheese, fruits and vegetables that can be eaten raw. There are soups and canned vegetables. There is a multitude of healthy foods that don't have to be cooked. Canned chicken or tuna. Go online and check out the menus and nutritional information of the various fast food restaurants in your area. Many of them have grilled chicken salads with low fat/calorie dressing. Some grocery stores have delis with healthy choices too. The store I frequent always has roasted chicken and good salads. You have to think outside the box. A baked potato is very good for you unless you load it up with butter and sour cream. Try it with some salsa instead. Baked sweet potatoes are awesome.
Bruno I think some people need to actually SEE how much sugar is in something and that's where reading labels can help them.
I usually stick to the perimeter of the grocery store where the healthiest foods don't have labels. What's interesting is the store I frequent stocks the water and candy on the same aisle. The candy should be with the chips and sodas.
If we all ate for the nutritional value of food we would be better off.