Don't Want To "Leggo Your Eggo?"
Do you feel in order to achieve weight loss you have to give up EVERYTHING you enjoy? You have to eat broiled chicken with no seasoning, vegetables and sweet potatoes all the time?
The common mistake people make, when starting a new diet, is change absolutely everything. When you change everything in your routine you start to feel trapped. This is what leads people to fall off the wagon and abandon their diets.
I believe in eating for your lifestyle and goals. Therefore, the first thing you need to do is be realistic with yourself. What is it that YOU really want to achieve. I mean you, not what someone else wants you to look like. Once you have that figured out, look to incorporate nutrient dense foods into your meals. You want to incorporate, not place restrictions, on your meals.
I love waffles. If it was up to me, I would be satisfied with just that for breakfast. Unfortunately, that is not a very "healthy" breakfast. Instead of eliminating them completely I made improvements.
I get the whole wheat and low fat. I don't drown my waffles in syrup and butter. I limit myself to two, and add scrambled eggs and my choice of fruit.
If you start to eliminate your favorite foods you will have a greater chance of abandoning your diet. Remember to be patient, you didn't gain it overnight so don't expect to lose it overnight either.