I wanted to write a review post for you but I need to see a doctor today. Oh it's nothing serious - it's just allergies! I've been putting off this visit since last year but I feel I need medication at this point. I don't know what I'm allergic to, just that sometimes I wake up with a runny nose, teary eyes, and crazy sneezing fits. My voice now sounds weird because my throat feels damaged with all the sneezing. My face hurts also when this happens. The quality of my life is already affected! So, I'm off to to Makati Med to look for an allergist or at least anyone who can prescribe something for this.
Anyway. I may have mentioned a few times on IG that I lost some weight. Did I do anything special? Yes, I started to draw and paint again! The more I used my hands, the less I ate. I realized that I eat when I'm bored or when I'm watching TV, so now I try not to get bored and I only watch shows during legit meal times. Simple no?
I still eat carbs regularly and sweets (only during weekends though). But my main form of exercise is just walking my dog every morning.
So that's my ultimate weight loss tip: keep your hands, feet, and/or mind busy to avoid reaching for food when you don't really need it. Find a hobby, explore a new idea or venture - disrupt your eating pattern, basically! I find that this is more effective for me, versus actively dieting because losing weight is the end-goal. It's like...looking for your favorite tube of lipstick but incidentally also finding your second-favorite color along the way. You know what I mean?
Whether or not you want to lose weight, I think this is an idea worth pursuing. :)