"A healthy dose of motivation with a twist"
One pound on any scale is 3500 calories. To lose one pound in a week you would need to cut 500 calories a day. To cut 500 calories may not be as hard as you think. If you just cut things in half that will more than do the trick. Instead of eating a whole sandwich eat just half, then have a piece of fruit if you are still hungry. Drink only half of your drink, or better yet replace it with water. Put half as much on your plate, and skip dessert half the time. When eating out give half of your food away by splitting your meal with a friend. If you eat half as much, only half the time you will not only lose those 3500 calories, but you will be half way there to a healthy weight!
When you are trying to lose weight more is not better. By eating half the amount of food you will not only lose weight, but you may find out that's all you need to feel full. Despite what your mother told you, you don't have to clean your plate. The whole truth is half is better, because most of us eat more food than we need or could ever use in a day. And just because we ate it doesn't mean it's gone, it shows up on the scale.
"Half the problem with losing weight is cleaning your plate."