Eating to Lose Weight #iheartomron

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Eating To Lose Weight: Fruit & Veggies #iheartomron #mamavation

Eating to Lose Weight #iHeartOmron

Last week, I shared how my pedometer has been a motivator when it comes to getting active as part of the #iHeartOmron 20 day Fitness Challenge. My Omron HJ-323U USB pedometer has been fun to wear and I love trying to beat my record each day. But activity is only part of the formula for weight loss. It’s also about eating to lose weight and I learned that during my first weight loss journey. It’s definitely a two-part puzzle.

I’ve done a number of different things in the past to help me with my eating habits. I’m currently on Weight Watchers with Grambo. She is a lifetime member. And what we love about it is that we can eat what we want. We just have to plan and allot. I personally love numbers so it’s a great program for me. I’ve also counted calories in the past and that has worked well for me.

One of my favorite things is that most fruit and veggies don’t count towards my daily point allotment. This helps me make it through the late afternoon (my busy snacking time). I can grab an apple and know I’m making a great choice. In fact, because it’s zero points, I feel encouraged to grab it instead of some other snack food!

Eating To Lose Weight: Snacks #iHeartOmron

Satisfying Cravings While Losing Weight

But the cravings still come. I won’t even try to deny it! I definitely have a sweet tooth! So that’s when I depend on portion controlled snacks. If I open a box of crackers or get out a box of cereal, I know it’s all going to go downhill quickly. But if I grab a yogurt or a granola bar, I can satisfy my craving without going overboard.

So, I’m very familiar with the sweet snacks that are only 2 points each. And I do indulge in them. But once I finish my treat, it’s gone and I don’t overeat without making an intentional decision to do so!

Something must be working, because I have lost 14.8 points since I applied for the Omron Fitness Challenge! The proof is on the scale! But I’m also feeling great which is what makes it all worth it. I want to lose about 25 more pounds so I know I need to just stick to it!

What are your favorite snacks for eating to lose weight?

#iHeartOmron Fitness Challenge Ambassador

Formula Mom Disclosure: This post is sponsored Omron Fitness as a collaboration with Bookieboo Blogging Network and Mamavation – a community dedicated to weight loss for women and obesity prevention for families.  I was provided with product and compensation for my time and honest opinions.

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About Mariah Moon

Mariah is a former teacher and mother of a rambunctious little boy living in The Woodlands, Texas. She recently welcomed a little girl into the family and is learning how to balance a toddler and an infant! She works every day to figure out how to balance all of her roles and figure out her formula for being mom! She can also be found at Mommy Mindset Media, Disney DIY and Noise Girls.


  1. Being a beachbody coach, whenever I have a sweet craving I have Shakeology. It’s really been helping me. Also, if at night I want chocolate I have a little bit of dark chocolate with sea salt. Delicious!
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  2. I’m a big fan of carrot sticks with just a bit of dip on them. They’re not the perfect food, but much better than chocolate
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  3. You are doing great girl! Way to go!!
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  4. Oh my! I LOVE those Fiber one brownies… I have to be careful when I buy them… I could eat the entire box lol
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  5. I am always snacking on granola bars. They have the right sweet and healthy. Keep it up I love your dedication.
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  6. I love apples & peanut butter!!
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  7. I still have huge battles with this. It does not help that I am going through menopause. Nothing comes off easily now. Even sniffing food makes you gain weight. My Dr told me to go for healthy versus weight loss. Taking off a few pounds would not disappointment me though.
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  8. My faves are juicy and crunchy veggies like bell peppers, cucumbers and carrots. Lots of fiber without too many calories. Keep up the great work! :)

  9. Great job so far!! can’t wait to see all you accomplish!1
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  10. You are doing fantastic! I am a peanut butter and celery snacker. :)
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  11. You are doing great! I should go back to my GD meal plan…that kept me from going overboard with carbs/sugar.
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