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Hello, happy to talk anytime. :-6
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What diet are you on? do you go to a weight loss club? i have to agree with what you say about it being easier to put on than take off, its a bugger is'nt it.
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Welcome Avonne-----------are you having a weight problem?
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Also, breaking up meals into several small ones, (even 5 or 6) a day is reccommended. When you snack, eat fruit, raw veggies, and reward yourself once in a while. Starving is never a good plan, so don't think that will help you! There are several folks here in medical fields and will probably have more (and better) information than I do. Good luck, stay around, and let us know how you're doing! :yh_peace
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Over a period of 5 or 6 years I put on about 35 lbs. Some of it bulk because of doing physicalwork,, However I have been very unhappy about it. A doctor friend of mine explained to me how losing weight has to become a mission. Today is my 14th day of sticking to not a diet... But a total lifestyle change regarding food and the way I live. I am having a ball with this. Its actually fun. And once the days start rolling by.. you find you dont want to blow it. Once you start picking up jars in the supermarket, and reading the calories, fat content etc... you will be amazed at how much you were eating and didnt even know it. I was putting the equivilent of a meal in my coffee because of my best friend Half and Half. Read about nutrition and weight loss... the facts are simple and fascinating. I have had to embrace many concepts I had constantly been told , but stubbornly rejected.
Like... You must drink water.. You must eat breakfast..Dont eat at night etc....
I have also started going to the Y to swim and use the treadmill. Started slowly, One mile a day. I dont know how old you are.. Im 53. It becomes more of a challenge to reprogram your body at this age because of hormones, and slower metabolic rate.. but it can be done. You dont have to starve.. and you can have better health as well as weight loss. I have listened to all the popular diets, and have rejected them all, Your plan is a personal plan.. I gave up coffee.. because it did nothing for my enjoyment without the half and half. And that had to go.
I eat oatmeal, fruit. herbal teas... Tuna. flounder. turkey and chicken. Vegetables,
lower calorie soups. No cream. salad dressing, mayonnaise, butter etc.. Of course no dessert. No red meat.. There are plenty of items for snacks when hungry. Melba toast is my new best friend. The trick is to make different choices.. more valuable ones.. The trick is to look at food like fuel. not as a hobby. Ive learned that the instant gratifications of putting something in your mouth.. isnt worth the miserable shopping trips where you cant find pants that fit. Start reading about nutrition, vitamins herbs, needed supplements and the newly discoverd awareness regarding elimination of waste.. youll be hooked. Good Luck.. This is day one.. two weeks from today youll be on your 14th day.. YEAH!!!!!
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so you know.. I am 45... ex smoker (20+years) 6ft even.. 215 ( and yes, according to the BMI I am over the limit too but then again.. let them keep up with me then they can tell me I am fat). I work out 3-4 days a week at the gym.. downhill ski (soon to be snowboarding) in the winter.. hike.. bicycle (road and mountain) in the summer.. walk alot.. and just pay attention to what I eat.. you can do this.. just put your mind to it.. say I want to change.. and keep telling yourself that. stay positive.. it will be alot of hard work but you will gain soooo much in the end.. better health.. more self confidence.. keep us posted and let us know how you are doing..
be well and have a great weekend..
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Good luck and think fresh.
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I've lost 4 stone with weightwatchers, it's really easy to follow and the diet is ok for diabetics,
Good luck with your diet:D