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Topic: Loving food, but trying SOOO HARD to lose weight!!!  (Read 4671 times)
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« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2005 09:35:35 AM »

i work the checkout of a grocery store, and sometimes after work i'll buy stuff that i saw people buy just because it looked good.

« Reply #11 on: October 07, 2005 09:52:56 AM »

another good tip i got from my trainer: keep a food diary.

write down what/when and how much you eat. after a week or so of doing this you might come to realize that you eat way more than you need to. i was shocked to realize that all the gum, mints, sweeteners and creamer (in my tea/coffee), and diet pop add up at the end of the day; it would often come up to 50-60+ calories. ok so its not a lot but 60 calories worth of fake sugars a day? what a wake up call that was. i hardly use fake sweeteners or drink diet pop anymore and i consume a lot less gum and mints than i used to.
« Reply #12 on: October 07, 2005 12:05:53 PM »

What I know is that I have no concept of portion control. I know that I eat healthy foods for the most part, but I eat too many and too much all at once.
« Reply #13 on: October 07, 2005 12:11:54 PM »

apparently, walking for 10 minutes right before you eat will speed up your metabolism (as opposed to walking right after you eat).

aslo, gets lots of phyisical activity. even if its not going to the gym 5 times a week or anything, go for lots of walks, jogs, ect. some exercise is better than none (and im not saying you dont exercise, im just trying to be general).

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« Reply #14 on: October 07, 2005 12:36:27 PM »

What I know is that I have no concept of portion control. I know that I eat healthy foods for the most part, but I eat too many and too much all at once.

isn't that the truth!!!  Undecided

i got some helpful advice from a  dietician. she told me that if you're eating good-quality foods, your body's nutritional requirements are met long before a person can start to feel full. it's because portion sizes are out of whack everywhere. a supersized this and that, a reastaurant meal that is in reality- enough to feed two people.

once i actually started to pay attention to this stuff- a standard bagel is on average 4-5 servings of bread, one serving of meat is the size of your palm, one serving of potato salad is the size of a small scoop of ice cream, 3 tbsp of peanut butter is the size of a golf ball, a large apple is actually 2 servings of fruit, etc, etc. i was shocked! she also advised that i drink at least one big glass of water with my meals, so i'm not feeling hungry and needing to over-eat. if i want some potato chips, fine, but measure a few out in a small bowl and when it's gone, it's gone.

i found these tips actually made me pay more attention to how and what i ate, and how it relates to my energy levels, how i feel during the day (sluggish or not, etc.)

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« Reply #15 on: October 07, 2005 01:05:59 PM »

Ugh! I feel your pain! I am obsessed with food. On most of my lunch breaks from work I drive to one of the nearby fancier grocery stores and just walk up and down the aisles checking out the amazing things you can buy these days. Yesterday was the grand opening of a Whole Foods right around the corner from where my parents work and I have already been there 3 times!

OMG I DO THAT, TOO!!!! I also make future mental shopping lists for stuff that I want to buy, but can't afford at the time!!! I am such a dork. Tongue

Me too! It's so not a healthy behaviour. I am obsessing about food. I look at food, I think about food and obviously eat too much of it. Tongue
Yeah, I got friends, a love and a pretty decent life all in all. I guess I just grew older, lazier and started to eat differently. And I seem to have stopped all forms of excercise!? I've gained a LOT of weight over the last year, I'm not even fluffy-cute anymore, I'm chunky-uncomfortable! Shocked

Anyone up for a LOSE-WEIGHT-ALONG? Smiley (Seriously?)

So, here's my great plan, that will get me ready for beach 2006. Haha!

I'm planning on starting out with the CAMBRIDGE DIET for a couple of weeks/months, and then keep losing some pounds AND learn to eat healthily through the WEIGHT WATCHERS method (or "plate method"). Ofcourse I have to start excercising again, I'm thinking of swimming and power yoga.

I am aware that CD is seen as a "radical" diet by some, but I have read up on it, it is thoroughly tested, and I know all the pros AND possible cons by now.
Also, a friend of mine lost almost 80 pounds in less than 6 months  Shocked with that method, and she looks and feels great! So inspiring!
I want that speedy start, a boost! (I should get them to sponsor me, the way I go on about their methods)
I also did lose weight before through Weight Watchers, and it worked great (I lost 18 kilos = 35 pounds?). That's a long time ago, and much have happened in my life since then - I've grown bigger, hehe! Soooo, anyone with me? Anyone of you wise Craftsters have any advice?

I'd love a LOSE-WEIGHT-ALONG. For real! (We could do craft-instead-of-eat alongs! Wink)

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« Reply #16 on: October 07, 2005 01:19:53 PM »

I'd love a LOSE-WEIGHT-ALONG. For real! (We could do craft-instead-of-eat alongs! Wink)

ooh, good idea!

Also, i have to stress:  exercise is key. Walk, join a gym, sign up for dance classes or kickboxing classes...try to find something you like, and stick with it!

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« Reply #17 on: October 07, 2005 02:13:09 PM »

Ohhh, me too!  I love to eat more than ANYTHING.  Going out to eat at a new restaurant is like christmas come early for me.

I hear that soup (not the creamy kind!) is really good for losing weight, because it fills you up but doesn't have very much fat in it.  Liquids in general are good - if I'm feeling a little hungry I'll try to have a glass of juice instead of eating snacks.  I would also suggest trying out foods from other cultures.  Japanese food, for example, is tasty but fairly low in fat.  I would also try to eat more fish and raw fruits and vegetables.  Only eat things you REALLY like.  I tend to eat things just because I like to eat, not even because I like them.  Another idea is to try and cut out fatty ingredients, like cheese, when you're making a meal.  That's all I can think of just now!

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« Reply #18 on: October 07, 2005 02:21:05 PM »


Man, do I need to get into this.  Count me in!

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« Reply #19 on: October 07, 2005 02:51:25 PM »


Man, do I need to get into this.  Count me in!

Oh, cool! Me too Tongue
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