It is very difficult for me to lose weight. I suspect I have a slow metabolism. I love tasty foods and tasty foods always have some sugar and/or fat. Tempting photos of food abound on TV and even in Facebook posts! I have a huge appetite — I'm sure I could keep up with hungry teen boys if I allowed myself to.
Despite that, I have managed to lose 5 lbs. You laugh. I understand, it's not much; but it is a start! I've cut down on margarine, butter, animal fats. I try to use just olive oil and only when really needed. I've stopped eating chips, cookies, cake, etc. More recently, I've stopped eating candy — WOW! For snacking, I've made a fresh fruit salad in a large glass bowl which I keep in the fridge. Canned peaches and/or pears chopped up, grapes, pineapple, cranberries. When there is room for more fruit I should add orange or apple. I don't like melon except for watermelon.
The best motivation for losing weight is sharing the plan with friends. We are on a 5 lb loss for October plan. Next month we'll have a new motivation. It's a good thing ;-)