I found that one of the main reasons people don’t want to start a weight loss program is because they are afraid of trying and not actually losing weight and that they often don’t even know where to begin.
My response is to avoid focus on losing weight because that is going to occur slowly if you are trying to modify your behavior. Instead focus on slowly making the changes you can in the time frame you are comfortable with. Nobody even said you had to change everything at one time.
Start simply. Try just working on increasing the amount of protein you eat at breakfast without dealing with any other meal. Come up with a few different high protein items you enjoy eating that fit your budget and time constraints.
Try having a cup of coffee or tea with a high protein bar (Pure Protein brand – taste good and are only about $1.25 each at Target) or maybe a protein shake such as Muscle Milk ‘Lite’ (tastes good, also inexpensive) or a cold piece of chicken or pork chop from the night before and then on the weekend, cook some eggs and bacon when you ave more time.
Once you build up a variety of things you enjoy eating for breakfast you can go on to see what you can change at lunch.
As far as I’m concerned, you can take a month or 2 working and becoming comfortable with breakfast before moving on to lunch. And I guarantee that if you work on just having more protein for breakfast, you will have lost a few pounds in the month or 2 trying.