Losing Weight Isn’t That Hard


So many people set out to diet in the new year. And, often, it doesn’t happen. It has to be a lifestyle change. You have to be aware of what you are eating. 

Yes, it’s hard. And sometimes not fun, but to lose 1 pound a week, you need to cut out 500 calories per day! Yep, it’s a lot. And the first week? It stinks. But when you finally do it, and you make a point to stay committed, hello weight melting away. Every day I log my food in myfitnesspal. It keeps me honest because I have to record everything. And 90% of the time, what I’m eating is already in there, so I just scan it, or enter it and I’m good to go. It also helps me calculate how much I need to eat on a day based on how much weight I want to lose over a period of time.


Emeals is making it easier. Between dinner planning burn out (feeling like we were cooking the same meals every two weeks) and wanting to try new things and keeping them low fat, we needed something new. You get a 7 days worth of dinners; recipes and grocery shopping lists for your store choice, and then you head off to the store. Some of the meals are spot on for us. Sometimes they involve a little creativity, but most are very yummy and easy to make (we used the Wal-mart low fat menu). The shopping list even tells you how much it’s going to cost you. 

Everything I’ve cooked has been a hit. This is the start of meatball subs and homemade baked fries. It was very good!


It’s very easy to sign up and adds versatility and ease to our meal planning…and keeps us on track for our calories, too.

Want to check it out? Use Emeals discount code: “NEWYEAR” to save 15%. (You can also go to their site and see a sample menu to give you an idea of what you would get.)

*I received a free year of their meal planning service to facilitate my review. All thoughts are my own.

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  1. I use myfitnesspal too. Well, not as often as I should, but I do.
    I lost 15 pounds with it and got into my healthy weight range.

    I’ve kind of found myself in a slump. I’ve hit a goal and want to just maintain for a bit I think and then I’ll go at it again.

    The nice thing about counting Calories is that when you do it for awhile, you start to know what you can and can’t get away with eating and staying inside your Calorie goal. So after awhile it just becomes second nature.

    1. I know the slump..and temptation, too (as I sit here eating a lollipop!)

      But, yes, you really do get to the point where you sort of know what you need. But, I log in to try to keep myself honest.

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