List your twelve best "tips" that have worked for you to lose the weight

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Wyattj99

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Posted: 28 Aug 2013, 07:43
As you can see from my blue line I think I have done good for myself. Here are my twelve tips:

1. Water - Drink it all day!
2. Sleep - at least 8 hours
3. Preparing/preplanning - at least 5 days worth
4. Temptation - clear out all bad foods in the house
5. Support - most important!
6. Fat Secret - Need I say more
7. Eat - at least 5/6 meals or 3 meals
8. Keep a log - let me say that helped me/stopped me from binging (of course, some days can be bad but I was aware)
9. Move - No need to do hours of workouts but just move find workouts you like even short ones at least 6 days a week
10. Positive - Keep motivational speeches near by
11. Talk about it - No need to brag or be pushy but talk about it
12. Scale - Need to keep in the mind that is not your friend even on good days
1st Goal: 150 lbs
2nd Goal: 135 lbs
3rd Goal: 125 lbs


Jamie
Itzjstjeff

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Posted: 28 Aug 2013, 10:12
Bugzbetty said: I read once that if your dog is overweight, you're not getting enough exersize
That is the funniest diet tip I've ever heard, I chocked on my eggs when I read it...Hilarious! And with wyattj99's #12 keep in mind that your scale is not your friend.(but your dog is!) Laughing LMFAO! Bad Grin I don't have a dog but I think I'm gonna get one...Thanks for starting my day with a smile!

wyattj99: Brief, concise and to the point, your list is very comprehensive and covers all the bases. Thanks!



If your not hungry enough to eat an apple, then your really not that hungry!
Started diet 5/2/13 at 230lbs
mrspackrat

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Posted: 28 Aug 2013, 10:30
Itzjstjeff wrote:
Bugzbetty said: I read once that if your dog is overweight, you're not getting enough exersize


My cat is fat, does it mean the same thing?? Smile
mummydee

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Posted: 28 Aug 2013, 10:50
mrspackrat wrote:


My cat is fat, does it mean the same thing?? Smile


lol, no it just means you're feeding it all the carbs you're not eating! Wink
mrspackrat

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Posted: 28 Aug 2013, 10:54
I think it's a hormonal problem, she's nearly 18 now and all those carbs are slowing her metabolism Smile
Wyattj99

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Posted: 28 Aug 2013, 10:54
Itzjstjeff wrote:
wyattj99: Brief, concise and to the point, your list is very comprehensive and covers all the bases. Thanks!


I like simple..if we go on and on about tips its over whelming to the human being and gets them no where Smile I know experience that a time or two getting over whelmed and not learning nothing.
1st Goal: 150 lbs
2nd Goal: 135 lbs
3rd Goal: 125 lbs


Jamie
ClassicRocke...

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Posted: 28 Aug 2013, 11:26
mrspackrat wrote:
I think it's a hormonal problem, she's nearly 18 now and all those carbs are slowing her metabolism Smile


I need to ask... if dysfunctional hormones apply to cats, does it apply to people too? Laughing

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mrspackrat

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Posted: 28 Aug 2013, 12:06
ClassicRocker wrote:
I need to ask... if dysfunctional hormones apply to cats, does it apply to people too? Laughing


Maybe! I'm sure onedaat has a study Wink
water12871

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Posted: 28 Aug 2013, 12:18
Itzjstjeff wrote:
water12871, liking #6,7,8,9,12 especially eating your salad as a meal, why the hell not! I have grown (no pun intended) to love my salads for breakfast, lunch and dinner. # 8 My wife and I have agreed to go to the steak house and chow down once every week or every other week but I often find myself bringing 3/4 of my rib-eye home to enjoy the next day. And # 9 those damn saboteurs, there everywhere. Thanks for your contribution!

Mummydee, I use X 7 also, its a little light on cals but I lose 10 lbs per month, works for me!



Im new to this but I am learning a lot on here! Smile
Cynthia
water12871

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Posted: 28 Aug 2013, 12:19
kkd1125 wrote:
water12871 wrote:

3. Stay away from Buffets


Oh, WATER12871, I completely agree with your #3. I always think I'm going to go with a plan to a buffet but it always falls through when I see the vast selection of foods available. I do focus on more veggies and lean meats, but those are a little rare on most buffets. I end of up eating dishes with too many carbs, cheese and fat. Best to not go if possible.

However, the one buffet I've been able to do well at is Souplantation. I fill my plate with all veggies and greens at the salad bar, then get 1-2 small servings of healthier soups/chili and completely avoid the bakery bar.


Buffet.... I learned the hard way. My RDI for that day was 150% My My My... Doubt
Cynthia
mrspackrat

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Posted: 28 Aug 2013, 12:32
mummydee wrote:
mrspackrat wrote:

10. TOTAL CALORIES to CONSUME - got this from Chris Powell - take your weight x 12, if you eat less calories than that, you'll lose weight


If i did this, i'd be eating 500 more calories a day than i am now doing to maintain. I think a better formula is weight x 7...


I couldn't do x 7 or I'd be eating 1,000 calories a day. Even if I upped it to the minimum of 1,200 that's still not much (unless I only ate super healthy, nutrient, rich foods) I still need my spoonful of Nutella each day and an occasional glass of wine!

But sounds like both calculations are a good guide. I've always been told "get a 500 calorie deficit" but having a math mind, I need to know what to deduct 500 from! It's at least a starting point.
Itzjstjeff

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Posted: 28 Aug 2013, 16:01
Here are twelve terms we all should know:

1.) Calorie free / Product must contain less then 5 calories per serving.

2.) Low calorie / This term means the food contains no more than 40% of the calories of the regular version.

3.) Reduced calorie / Contains at least 25% less calories than the original version. "CAUTION" Depending on how many calories the original version had. This "DOES NOT" necessarily guarantee that the food is low in calories.

4.) Fat free / A fat free food can contain only 0.5 grams or less of fat.

5.) Low fat / guarantees that there are 3 grams or less of fat per serving.

6.) Light / Contains 50% less fat than it's regular version, "CAUTION" Depending on how much fat the original product contains, this "DOES NOT" mean that the product is low in fat!

7.) Reduced fat / Indicates that a product has 25% less fat than the original version, again, "DOES NOT" mean the product is low in fat!

8.) High fiber / Indicates that the product has at least 5 grams of dietary fiber per serving.

9.) Good source of fiber / "GUARANTEES" that the food product has at least 2.5 to 4.9 grams of fiber per serving.

10.) More or added fiber / These "CLAIMS" mean that the product has at least 2.5 of fiber per serving- which "DOES NOT" necessarily mean that it is high fiber.

11.) Low sodium / These foods contain half the sodium of the original.

12.) Sugar free / This term "GUARANTEES" that there is less than 0.5 grams of sugar per serving.

Well, These are the standards for the U.S. I'm not sure if this applies to all of our FS friends across the pond but I certainly hope it helps.

Jeff



If your not hungry enough to eat an apple, then your really not that hungry!
Started diet 5/2/13 at 230lbs
mrspackrat

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Posted: 28 Aug 2013, 16:40
Good list! I also hear they had to tighten the definiton of "whole grain" too because everyone is labeling their foods with that one!
Itzjstjeff

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Posted: 28 Aug 2013, 22:43
mrspackrat wrote:
Good list! I also hear they had to tighten the definiton of "whole grain" too because everyone is labeling their foods with that one!


Whole-grain products can be identified by the ingredients list. "Wheat flour" (as opposed to "whole-grain wheat flour" or "whole-wheat flour" ) as the first ingredient is not a clear indicator of the product's whole-grain content. If two ingredients are listed as grain products but only the second is listed as whole grain, the entire product may contain between 1% and 49% whole grain. Many breads are colored brown (often with molasses or caramel color) and made to look like whole grain when they are not. In addition, some food manufacturers make foods with whole-grain ingredients, but, because whole-grain ingredients are not the dominant ingredient, they are not whole-grain products. Contrary to popular belief, fiber is not indicative of whole grains. The amount of fiber varies from grain to grain, and some products may have things like bran, peas, or other foods added to boost the fiber content.

"I got an idea, don't eat bread," just sayin.Idea



If your not hungry enough to eat an apple, then your really not that hungry!
Started diet 5/2/13 at 230lbs
desperate196...

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Posted: 28 Aug 2013, 23:27
Thx yall for the helpful tips.
Time to go to work..
Be back for more reading and inspiration later
Don't Diet..Change your way of living!
bugzbetty

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Posted: 29 Aug 2013, 04:28
Jeff, I'm glad the overweight dog comment gave you a smile. The most pleasurable part of my fitness plan is walking one of my 3 rescue dogs every A.M. It's a way to get moving before breakfast, greet a new day and meet neighbors who are also out for an early walk. I have found that exersize decreases appetite. And, Mrs. Packrat, one of my neighbors also walks her cat on a leash so maybe fat cat could walk with you. I even had a leash trained bunny once, but his gait was a little erratic, more of a hop here and there. Dogs, even fat ones, move along at a brisker pace.
Itzjstjeff

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Posted: 29 Aug 2013, 09:58
bugzbetty: Thank you for allowing me to make light of your post. Your right, exercise is one aspect of my diet that I definitely need to focus on. I'm thinking once I get below 200 I will attempt to leash my cat and go for a prowl in the mornings. Hehe



If your not hungry enough to eat an apple, then your really not that hungry!
Started diet 5/2/13 at 230lbs
Itzjstjeff

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Posted: 29 Aug 2013, 13:40
Itzjstjeff wrote:
7.) Reduced fat / Indicates that a product has 25% less fat than the original version, again, "DOES NOT" mean the product is low in fat!


I decided to chew on a little of my own advise and did a quick inventory of my refrigerator and disvored that my little harmless string cheeses are not so low in fat as I thought, they contain 50% calories from fat Confused I feel deceived



If your not hungry enough to eat an apple, then your really not that hungry!
Started diet 5/2/13 at 230lbs
wholefoodnut

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Posted: 01 Sep 2013, 09:07
Jeff, I too have been taking stock of my pantry and frig since I'm working hard to get back to natural foods, plan what I eat, and cut back on all fats especially saturated fats. I love cheese however it's now going to be used in very small quantities. Even skim mild mozzarella has quite a bit. I personally have yet to find fat free cheese that tastes good. I am a big fan of all kinds of real food. Fat is something youur body needs but you certainly don't need alot of it. I froze most of my cheese in small packages so it won't be tempting to grab as a snack when I come home from work hungry,.

"Its not enough for the food to just be nutritious. It must also be delicious, or eating will feel like a punishment." Meg Galvin, Smartpeople Cookbook.

Jeri
Itzjstjeff

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Posted: 01 Sep 2013, 13:50
wholefoodnut wrote:
I froze most of my cheese in small packages so it won't be tempting to grab as a snack when I come home from work hungry,.


I freeze all kinds of stuff. Did you know you can freeze your fresh mushrooms(only for coooking after). You can freeze herbs in ice trays filled with water and keep them for cooking. I freeze milk and cheeses if needed. I freeze my credit cards in a glass of water, gives me a cooling off period before I think about using them Cool



If your not hungry enough to eat an apple, then your really not that hungry!
Started diet 5/2/13 at 230lbs



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