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I've struggled with my weight off and on all my life. I've lost 80 to 120 lbs. several times in my life, and have gained most, and some back all the time. I lost 120 lbs. once eating whatever I wanted, but stayed at 1,200 cals per day. Now, I'm on a high protein, low carb diet and have lost 18 lbs. in 1 month. The losing weight, for me, is not the hard part. It's keeping the weight off is what's hard :(
The purchases I make are entirely based on these arltcies.
Tip: Put your dinner plates in the trash!! (or storage). Only use lunch plates which are much smaller (hold less food). In addition, "Don't put dinner on the table", and maybe put away cooked left overs before you eat so that making 2nds is that much harder.
I had a Gastric bypass 3 years ago, I was wonder how many calories should I be eating now.I was on some meds that made me gain 12 pounds and now I'm worried I won't be able to lose it. I was within 15 pds of my goal wt without getting my tummy tuck done. Can anyone relate to my problem?
To all who need help to get started it is really that easy. Make up your mind to do it, gather your materials, make a plan. Start and stick to it! If you slip remember everyone's human but if you want that fat off you have get started again. Food log, photo, video or text. Keep track of your food intake. Aren't you tired of being FAT? it's not your metabolism it's your mouth eating too much, and your ass not moving enough. I know I've had enough, and have been watching my diet, making healthier choices and lost 13 pounds in a month. I also prepare all my meals, no or extremely little eating out. Measuring cups are our friends till you learn portions. Remember also you are developing new habits, and you have to forget eating giant meals, when you eat less and drink water, your stomach will shrink and you will be full sooner. LISTEN to your body, and NO eating within 3 hours of bedtime. You will have to change your routines, remember they got you fat in the first place. YOU CAN DO IT!!
i have been doing the portion intake since january and have went from 203lbs down to 143lbs and have went from a size 2XL to a size 8/10 without excersising due to limited mobility. It has worked for me and if we go out to eat i only eat half of what I order. The other half is saved for another meal. Anyone can do this and you are not depriving your body of essential foods you need.
When are we going to ditch the old calorie content portion size model for weight control? It's less to do with how much you eat and more to do with what you eat. Highly refined carbs, starch high fructose corn syrup and sugars in modern foods are to blame for the obesity epidemic. Cut them out of your diet, and you will lose weight. Even wholemeal bread and whole meal pasta is still highly refined and should be moderated or eliminated.
I have a neurological condition that prevents me from walking more then 50 ft with the aid of a walker. I was walking 4 miles daily 18 months ago, I have gained 30 Lbs. since that time.
I tend to eat large portions and extra snacks because my activity is very limited.
How can I change this downward spiral.
Being healthy is a lifestyle, not a diet. There are many good tips on how to achieve permanent weight loss; none of them includes gimmicks, diets, or diet pills. The best way to lose weight and to become healthier is to take responsibility for yourself! Your health is your most important asset. For many people, being overweight is associated with being uncomfortable in their own skin. To assist with weight control; keep a daily food journal and every time the urge to snack is felt, first drink a large glass of clear water. This simple act will help you to eat less. Water hydrates you, suppresses your appetite, helps you to feel full, and metabolizes fat cells. Water will soon become one of your best friends. The major reason so many people in America are overweight is because we eat too much for comfort! It does not hurt to treat ourselves with something special once in a while, what is necessary is that we limit our portions and do not overeat! It is also necessary to keep our body properly hydrated, so drink a full glass of water with each meal or snack.
Has anyone ever heard of formu3 weightloss program? If you know where I can get menus for this please let me know. Thank you
A simple plan to follow when deciding what to eat and how much to eat is the closed-fist and open-hand method. Each meal should include lean protein and good carbs (slow-digesting carbohydrates). The protein amount should be the size of your open hand, and the amount of carbs should be the size of a closed-fist.
I am a huge believer in the power of sandwich bags. I will read the labels of whatever snacks I've bought and portion them into sandwich bags. I usually try to stay around the 100 calorie mark. That way all I have to do is reach for a snack bag and I know that what I've consumed is the proper portion for me. Otherwise I will eat the whole box, because my eyes tend to be bigger than my stomach.
dietary control and exercise. it's true what they say all you need to do is watch what you eat, expand more energy than you consume and maintaining daily calories intake of 350 - 1700 per day
seriously......EXACTLY what is the size of a portion.....i hate to starve my stomach......i have always filled my body with some heavy duty eating.....now it's time to start loosing weight, but i'll do it no other way but this......i, firmly, don't sponsor diets......can you help me??.....thanks.....dg
Yes portion control is really important for rich, dense and fatty foods in particular. And jing, I know how it feels to be short (I'm 5 2) and my journey from 130 to 107 made a huge of difference for me.
this really helps. i started doing my portion control since january and i've lost 20 lbs. one of the things that help me started is to take 75 cals off my food intake and do 75 cals output (thru exercise) per day. i know 20 lbs is really not a lot of wt to lose but see i was 125 lbs when i started (im 5 ft tall ) and now 105 lbs.
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