My weight loss journey has definitely been on an uphill climb this summer. I will say that it hasn’t been easy at all. When you’re so used to eating a certain way and have major influences in your house, like a 2 year old and a husband, eating healthy is not first on your priority list. My main priorities are making sure everyone is fed and full. When you’re dieting, this can be the hardest task yet, but there are a few things that have helped considerably in cutting down bad eating habits.
The first of course, is being able to meal plan. I’ve learned that it has been easier for me to eat better when I have planned out my meals for the week. This has definitely helped me from eating fast food as much because I already have set meals in place for myself, which helps reduce temptation to eat elsewhere. Emeals, is always my go to for meal planning throughout the week because it’s so easy to access and has plenty of options to choose from to make for my family. As I previously blogged about, we did try the Clean Eating Meal Plan, and it wasn’t the right fit for us. We are now using the phone app and are currently on the Classic Meal Plan and we have loved it so far.
I’ve enjoyed being able to eat better and cook meals that my whole family would love and actually eat. I also have gotten a few things that have been making this healthy lifestyle transition a little bit better for me. I cook with mostly fresh vegetables and fruit and always use a cutting board. Well I was lucky enough to try out a Surpahs Bamboo Cutting Board and was pleasantly surprised at the quality. I was really pleased with the sizes of the cutting boards as well. The wood had such a smooth finish and wasn’t hard to work with at all. The bamboo is durable enough to withstand high quality kitchen and butcher knives, as we also love cutting up steak and chicken on our cutting boards. I also noticed that there weren’t any scratches or raises on the cutting boards after usage and the boards didn’t show signs of the wood splitting or worry of splinters. These were main concerns with using a wood cutting board, but the Surpahs Bamboo Cutting Board is really top quality.
Another practice that I started since the start of this summer is weighing myself. I try to only weigh myself, once a week but have definitely considered doing it a lot less. When you focus on the numbers, instead of the progress, it’s hard to stay on track. I usually start with recording my weight and looking up my other weight contributors, such as BMI, my measurements and goal weight. I was so happy that I finally had a sophisticated scale that could actually tell me body weight, water weight, bone density and BMI all in one! How great is that?! The Surpahs Body Fat Scale, can actually do all of that and more. You can add 7 other people on the scales, as it allows you to set profiles up in the scale. It was so easy to set up and use. All you have to do is step on the scale and it will automatically tell you your weight. Once you stand on the scale a little longer, you will also get your other stats and have the option to choose which profile you’re set up on.
My husband and I were so excited to try it out. I also had my mom, brother and sister in law try it out, and they were also surprised at how great this scale is in accuracy. My mom and sister in law are both nurses, so I really wanted to get their opinion as they work in the medical field and the numbers were pretty accurate and they were really impressed. There is a notification within the material of the scale that notes that you should consult your physician concerning your results, especially if you don’t understand them. I couldn’t be happier with the Surpahs Body Fat Scale and I can’t wait to compare my numbers a year from now.
- The scale is a one touch weigh in scale, so there’s no need to “turn it on”.
- You can enter up to 8 user profiles on the scale.
- Results are tallied within 30 seconds of standing on the scale.
- Can withstand up to 397lbs in weight.
- Scale is padded on the bottom for stability and durability.
- Calculates weight, total body water, muscle mass, and bone density.
- LCD Display enhances visuals for day and night weigh in.
- In my opinion, accuracy is comparable to a physicians weigh-in at a physical or check up.
- Reasonably affordable at retail value of $38.98!
What new weight loss products or habits have you tried this summer?
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Disclaimer: Products were sent to me by Surpahs complimentary for review, but in no way, persuade
my opinion of these products. These are my honest opinions and I was not compensated for this review.