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Vero0127

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Posted: 02 Jul 2013, 11:20
I been eating small meals.. and I did notice that I been loosing weight.. I do count calories and keep a journal ..but it is hard any suggestions ??? Thank you
mars2kids

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Posted: 02 Jul 2013, 14:52
The biggest thing is that you keep at it and don't give up. I wasn't losing for a few months, then I started looking more at what I was eating and how much exercise I was doing and I've started losing a little again.

I have the same eating routine M-F and have around 1400 calories, breakfast, snack, lunch, maybe a snack, dinner, and an evening snack. My snacks are usually fruits or veggies or a higher protein snack, and my breakfast and lunch I try to keep under 300 calories because I eat a lot more calroies at dinner. I work in an office and can't just go grab something, so it's easy for me to only eat what I brought with me. Now, that my body is used to eating at around the same time each day, it's pretty easy to stick to it. The weekends I usually stray from the routine, but I'm working on my weekend snacking and only doing fruits and veggies for weekend snacks. Also, make sure you're recording everything, don't cheat yourself by not recording that handful of crackers.

I also exercise. I try to get at least 5 days a week in, if possible. I don't know if you're exercising, but if not I'd suggest getting some sort of activity in a few days a week. When you start an exercise routine your body won't change over night, it can take a few weeks to see progress, so don't get discouraged. For me I notice how much better I feel and that is what keeps me going.

I don't know if any of this is helpful, but I hope you keep going. You can do this!! Good luck!
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Vero0127

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Posted: 02 Jul 2013, 15:23
Thank you... I am trying but I have a bad knee that is one of the reason I am in a diet plus to feel better... I do walk and and exsercise as much as can.. I need to loose 26 to 35 pounds to get surgery. I am drinking lots of water and healthy food and keep record. Have a wonderful Day.. I also work in an office I get up and walk often. I lost 9 pounds from 6-3-13 to 7-2-13. More to go Thank you .. Good Luck to you as well
elvenbeauty

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Posted: 02 Jul 2013, 17:23
Keep going.... calorie counting is hard, but using a smartphone app or journal helps. I love the app, keeps me in check all day. I have lost over 25 pounds calorie counting and I am still going.
“It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.” ~John Wooden
ClassicRocke...

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Posted: 02 Jul 2013, 19:43
Excellent weight loss for a month. Congrats. You're doing well and good luck with the knee surgery. Had mine replaced last spring. Wish I had the sense to lose the weight prior to, then waiting until after. But then they dropped the surgery on me out of the blue and I really had no option but to get it done ASAP. I'm sure recovery would have been simpler. And post op---a recumbent bike is excellent for physical therapy then for regular exercise. I use mine every other day and do interval training on it. Take care.



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reddarin

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Posted: 02 Jul 2013, 20:46
You might try abstaining from wheat and wheat products. It takes a bit of effort because wheat is in a whole lot of stuff. All wheat too, not just refined. It doesn't have to be a forever commitment. Just do two weeks and see how it goes for you.

Choose your fruit carefully. Try to eat the lower sugar types instead of the very sweet stuff.

I discovered back in 2011 that if I wasn't particularly hungry but I started browsing recipes, maybe with an eye towards dinner, I'd get hungry. So if I do not want to get hungry I avoid recipe sites and threads that talk about food. I also avoid studying my food log between meals.

Hang in there!

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reddarin

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Posted: 02 Jul 2013, 20:47
Oh! Another thing I might do if I feel a twinge of hunger but don't want to eat is distract myself with some activity. Washing dishes, answering questions, watching a movie, whatever.
BBFC_Girls

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Posted: 03 Jul 2013, 15:23
Find foods that are low in calories but fill you up.. green leafy veggies are good at that...they make small meals feel big...Great Job!

Keep at it
Vero0127

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Posted: 04 Jul 2013, 07:49
Thank you. What fruits are very high in sugar ??? I love fruit and. Veggies. What is a going
Good. Calorie intake ??? Some suggested that i take a day
Off and eat my favorite foods ?? Thanks to all of you for your responded Vero0127






Sunshine6442

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Posted: 04 Jul 2013, 12:16
Vero0127 Low Carb fruits are the best....Berries...any kind of berries have the least impact on blood sugar. Other good choices are pears, peaches, plums, oranges, apples, kiwi, and cherries. . One apricot has just 17 calories and 4 grams of carbohydrates

No Bananas! The longer your bananas sit around, the more likely they will be to give you a sugar surge...skip pineapple and mango, dates, raisins and grapes.
Vero0127

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Posted: 04 Jul 2013, 17:47
Thank you I am new what is RID calories Is this how many calories i can have ???? Thank you
Vero0127

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Posted: 05 Jul 2013, 15:05
OOps I found out... What is some good excercise for bad knee ??
I love to walk but I must be careful I don't hurt myself or knee worst.. Happy Friday enjoy the weekend
Sunshine6442

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Posted: 06 Jul 2013, 06:43
Vero0127

I too, had 2 bad knees, I lost 96lbs and viola...no more pain and I escaped surgery. Even low impact exercise was not for me then as I would inflame the tissues and then hurt even more...the solution...was to get rid of the inflammation. You can help your body fight inflammation, eliminating sugar and processed foods, & red meat from your diet. Add cherries, spinach salmon, sardines and tuna, walnuts, onions, garlic, cucumbers, parsley, tomatoes, and fermented foods like pickles, sauerkraut...also Flaxseeds are high in omega 3's the fatty acids which can help fight inflammation. Stick with vegetables, fish, seafood, chicken, meat, eggs, olive oil, avocado, nuts or fruits like pears, peaches, apples, plums, cherries, blueberries, strawberries, blackberries,, and kiwi which are all low glycemic as these seem to help fight inflammation too! I found eating low glycemic does help get rid of inflammation.


The only exercise I did was walk and I also got up and moved every 20 minutes.... at night, even now, I never sit during a commercial, I get up and fill my water glass...I read this article and I am going to copy and paste it in this post....it certainly worked for me....

"A nice easy walk will improve your health
"Sitting for long periods of time — when you don't stand up, don't move at all — tends to cause changes physiologically within your muscles," says Phys Ed columnist Gretchen Reynolds

"You stop breaking up fat in your bloodstream, you start getting accumulations of fat ... in your liver, your heart and your brain. You get sleepy. You gain weight. You basically are much less healthy than if you're moving

If you can stand up every 20 minutes — even if you do nothing else — you change how your body responds physiologically."

You will lose weight, you lessen your chance of heart disease, and you will improve your brain. But if you can do nothing else, stand up!"

Even wiggling your toes or fidgeting— has a cumulative effect on body weight

If you really want to treat your body right you should try to drink small gulps frequently, particularly while exercising.

Good Luck and I hope your knee will be better soon.




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