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queenoftarts

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Posted: 11 Dec 2009, 11:24
i know exactly what you mean! everytime i crave macdonald's, i just go to their nutritional page and look at how much fat is in a big mac. it turns me off like *that*!
Dolphie97

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Posted: 11 Dec 2009, 11:50
My TOPS chapter - what a great group of people. It's easy to let myself down, but I just hate going to a meeting and letting them down. I would say having support from people who get it is most important so that includes this website as well.
pureheart

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Posted: 11 Dec 2009, 14:00
well..yes i agree with most of the posts here..calorie counting or even awareness of what u r puuting in ur body helps...another thing i find very usefull is i dont eat carbs after 6 pm..ust fruits or lean protein...helps fighting inches....hope it helps you
jeimygirl

Joined: Sep 09
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Posted: 14 Dec 2009, 11:55
Counting calories, it keeps me away from the bad by knowing how much damage it will do!
TenderT1965

Joined: Oct 09
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Posted: 14 Dec 2009, 12:11
Eating every 2-3 hours (healthy choices).
Boost Your Metabolism & Live the Life you Love --{-@
Peny89

Joined: Dec 09
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Posted: 14 Dec 2009, 13:04
Controlling the portions is a good way to lose weight...for example eat 1/3 of chocolate = 145 kcal than the whole chocolate = 540kcalWink
mommyapril

Joined: Dec 09
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Posted: 14 Dec 2009, 13:35
The fact that I want to be healthy for my husband, son and soon to be baby girl is the thing that has helped me the most with weight loss..
mommyapril

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Posted: 14 Dec 2009, 13:35
TenderT1965 wrote:
Eating every 2-3 hours (healthy choices).



This totally helps me too! If I get too hungry I will over eat like there is no tomorrow.
KittyPie

Joined: Oct 09
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Posted: 14 Dec 2009, 15:59
Yeah. Knowing how many calories are in junk foods made me stop eating them.

It also helped me re-invent my favorite recipes so they are a lot healthier. I sat down and really looked at how much nutritional value vs. calories, cholestral, fat each ingredient is contributing.

Cheers!
susanzammel

Joined: Dec 09
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Posted: 14 Dec 2009, 16:11
Discipline and being touch on oneself. Tough but fair...
Cireena

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Posted: 14 Dec 2009, 18:00
EXERCISE and healthy diet Very Happy
DeniseTra

Joined: Oct 09
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Posted: 14 Dec 2009, 18:15
Counting carbs.
simbachee

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Posted: 14 Dec 2009, 20:23
exercise and accountability
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MsWahine

Joined: Dec 09
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Posted: 15 Dec 2009, 01:43
So far everything everyone's written is spot on...tracking foods, knowing the calories of what goes in the pie-hole, planning, exercising, being nice to thyself, mind-set...

I've also found a huge assist in the company of others going through the same struggle(s). Seeing people who experience success is awesome and serves to reinforce why, day in and day out, we sweat, burn, weigh-in, drive ourselves, say NO to that _________ (fill in the blank), et cetera.
"Only cowards cook on low." ~ Anon
elfprincess

Joined: Nov 09
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Posted: 15 Dec 2009, 17:27
Restricting carbs, without a doubt. I have lost 139 pounds over the past 9 years and at first I was calorie counting, doing the 'eat less, exercise more' thing. Great way to go about it, and it works. But I got 'stuck' at 13 and a half stone some time back so used a VCLD to kick start losses. This introduced me to carb restriction. I struggled on the VLCD but managed to lose 3 stones that way, on and off. Then I decided to give veggie Atkins a serious go.

This has proved to be a revelation. No more desperate food cravings. I am calm around food. Relaxed, not-panic filled and fearful.
It's wonderful.
snobymom

Joined: Dec 09
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Posted: 15 Dec 2009, 19:40
Have a team player...someone looking for positive results, and sharing info with someone who really care.
letlovewin

Joined: Dec 09
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Posted: 15 Dec 2009, 23:11
A number of things have helped me loose my first 20 lbs, but I've got a lot left to go!

Counting calories, WORKING OUT at least 5x a week, keeping a food diary and workout log, sleeping well, and drinking A LOT of water... also wonderful and supportive website communities like FatSecret & Calorie Count!
Bsteiner36

Joined: Dec 09
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Posted: 16 Dec 2009, 09:19
Reminding myself that food is only fuel for my body. You wouldn't put in crappy diesel fuel into a nice Porsche. You will want to make sure you have the best of the best so you use Premium even tho it may cost more it will make sure your car stays healthy. You can eat candy bars, junk food, bugers, and fries, but its crappy fuel for your body. You want to make sure your eating healthy (more expensive health foods) and your body will let you know how much it appreciates the proper fuel.
2sabes

Joined: Oct 09
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Posted: 16 Dec 2009, 09:38
The HCG Diet!!
marlowe

Joined: Nov 09
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Posted: 16 Dec 2009, 11:45
Counting calories while enjoying moderate exercise!



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