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CatyB

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Posted: 28 Jun 2012, 13:50
Hey Everyone. Some of these may apply some may not. But there are some great ideas!!

1. Drink one glass of water every hour. It will make you feel full.
2. Drink ice cold water. Your body will burn calories just getting the water to a normal temperature to digest. Also it is great for your complexion.
3. Drink 3 cups of green tea daily. It will help boost your metabolism, plus its anti-oxidants make your skin look great.
4. Take vitamins daily. Do not take vitamins on an empty stomach, otherwise they have nothing to catalyze with.
5. Eat ice when hungry. This will make your body think it had food without the calories.
6. Eat spicy foods. They raise your metabolism.
7. Take cold showers because your body will burn calories to heat you back up.
8. Brush your teeth so you won’t be tempted to eat afterwards.
9. Wear a rubber band around your wrist. Snap it when you want to eat.
10. Use smaller plates and utensils so it seems like you ate more.
11. Chew each bite of food thoroughly and then take a sip of water between bites. You will feel full quicker and will not eat as much.
12. Sleep at least six hours a day. If you get less than six this can lower your metabolism by 15%.
13. If you start to feel hungry do sit ups.
14. Pamper yourself! Give yourself a facial, paint your nails, anything to make you feel pretty.
15. Keep track of everything you eat to manage your weight better.
16. Keep good posture, burns 10% more calories when you sit up straight.
17. Make a list of all the “bad” foods that you crave and tend to binge on. Each day, pick one to take out of your diet that you cannot eat again. Take one off the list each day until there are no more bad foods you can have.
17. Avoid alcohol! A shot of liquor has 100-120 calories, a glass of wine has 80 calories, a light beer has 110-120 calories, and a regular beer has 140-170 calories.
18. Avoid eating anything bigger than about a cup, your stomach will expand and then you’ll get hungry more.
19. The smell of coffee is thought to suppress appetite.
20. Wear applied lip gloss. It makes you more aware of what’s going in your mouth. Also, flavored ones may help with cravings.
21. Have 6 small meals a day.
22. Low calorie hot chocolate curbs chocolate cravings, and makes you feel full.
23. Take a picture of yourself wearing a bathing suit or something equally important to you, look at it before you want to eat.
24. It takes 20 minutes for the brain to realize the stomach is full.
25. Eat lots of fiber. It makes you feel full and takes fat with it out of your body. The natural cleansing helps improve both your energy level and overall feeling of wellness.
26. Before you dig into that cake, bag of chips, candy, or whatever, take a deep breath and count to 100. Usually by the time you get to 100 you will have convinced yourself that you don’t really want it.
27. Celery actually burns calories. Every hour eat a stalk of it. Not only will it fill you up, but it will also get your metabolism kicking’.
28. Read the nutritional information. Remember, fat-free does not mean calorie-free.
29. Keep an eye on fiber content. Get as much fiber into your diet as you can, while cutting fat and calories.
30. Don’t eat a lot at once. Spread your food throughout the day. This will help to avoid binging and keep your metabolism going.
31. Do not eat in front of the computer or TV. This distracts you from recognizing you’re full.
32. Stay away from Slim-fast and other so-called “healthy” candy bars and shakes… one look at the nutrition facts will tell you why. Save yourself the money, and the calories. Buy yourself some flowers instead — they make you happy.
33. When having cravings try drinking a tall, icy glass of water with slices of lemons or oranges — sometimes what you think is hunger is really thirst.
34. Remember, an occasional binge doesn’t hurt, in fact it’s quite beneficial if you have reached a plateau (stopped losing weight). Just don’t binge too regularly! and finally,
35. Love and respect yourself and your body.


Please comment let me know what you like the best?
Cathy Smile
holfraz

Joined: Mar 12
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Posted: 28 Jun 2012, 14:29
Well done! I like the eatting ice one the best. When I was losing weight, my diet mainly consisted of eating crushed ice. I also like the one about not putting more than a cup of something in your stomach at a time. I think we stuff way too much in our stomachs every time we eat and our stomachs are not that big.
Nimm

Joined: Dec 10
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Posted: 28 Jun 2012, 15:03
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30. Don’t eat a lot at once. Spread your food throughout the day. This will help to avoid binging and keep your metabolism going.


This is bad advice. First, there's absolutely no metabolic advantage to more or fewer meals. Second, meal frequency and timing are individualized issues. The whole goal is satiety - nobody should be walking around ravenous. At the very least, that's a good way to ensure you end up binging.
Frequent small meals works better for some, but others have an easier time with fewer, larger meals. It's one of the reasons that intermittent fasting is increasingly popular - many people have substantially less hunger with just a few large meals in a short amount of time.

It's an issue on which people should definitely experiment and see what works best for them.
CatyB

Joined: Sep 10
Posts: 21

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Posted: 29 Jun 2012, 07:16
I liked the count to 100 before diving into desert.. or extra desert for that matter lol. I can see me changing my mind by then.
Cathy Smile
vmango

Joined: Jun 12
Posts: 17

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Posted: 29 Jun 2012, 09:33
Nimm wrote:
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30. Don’t eat a lot at once. Spread your food throughout the day. This will help to avoid binging and keep your metabolism going.


This is bad advice. First, there's absolutely no metabolic advantage to more or fewer meals. Second, meal frequency and timing are individualized issues. The whole goal is satiety - nobody should be walking around ravenous. At the very least, that's a good way to ensure you end up binging.
Frequent small meals works better for some, but others have an easier time with fewer, larger meals. It's one of the reasons that intermittent fasting is increasingly popular - many people have substantially less hunger with just a few large meals in a short amount of time.

It's an issue on which people should definitely experiment and see what works best for them.


Nimm is wise. Eating more frequent meals has been proven to be mostly a myth. It might help if it keeps your from snacking but it doesn't matter whether you get your calories from 3 meals or from 8 - it all comes down to the calorie deficit.
BellaIntelec...

Joined: Oct 10
Posts: 91

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Posted: 29 Jun 2012, 10:39
Snack on Celery every hour? Never heard that one before but there is no way I could do that without some kind of sauce. :S

Has anyone actually tried the celery tip?
CatyB

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Posted: 29 Jun 2012, 10:49
I haven't tried the celery one. Not sure I could maintain that either. My daughter and I (She is 13 and BeAuTiFuL!! but we talk about food and stuff so she will be in the know if she needs to be) are chewing food better. We are trying to chew every bite 25 times. I think it will lead to enjoying the food more and hopefully we will also be more satisfied when we are done.
Cathy Smile
umdterpsgirl

Joined: Aug 10
Posts: 235

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Posted: 29 Jun 2012, 11:16
So some of these are good tips..others not so much. See my responses in bold below.

1. Drink one glass of water every hour. It will make you feel full.
2. Drink ice cold water. Your body will burn calories just getting the water to a normal temperature to digest. This is a bit of myth. The energy used to "heat" the water up is minimal. I say drink water at whatever temperature gets you to drink water.
3. Drink 3 cups of green tea daily. It will help boost your metabolism, plus its anti-oxidants make your skin look great.
4. Take vitamins daily. Do not take vitamins on an empty stomach, otherwise they have nothing to catalyze with.
5. Eat ice when hungry. This will make your body think it had food without the calories. Chewing ice is actually really bad for your teeth. Fracture lines, chips, and cracks are common results from frequent ice chewing, and can even result in needed a root canal!
6. Eat spicy foods. They raise your metabolism. I honestly don't know if they raise your metabolism or not (I would think not), but I have read that people who eat spicy foods tend to eat less and that spicy foods can be more satiating.
7. Take cold showers because your body will burn calories to heat you back up. See my response about the ice cold water. The amount of energy expended is minimal. I would suggest taking showers at a comfortable temperature.
8. Brush your teeth so you won’t be tempted to eat afterwards.
9. Wear a rubber band around your wrist. Snap it when you want to eat.You should not physically punish yourself if you are hungry. I would suggest eating some raw veggies instead.
10. Use smaller plates and utensils so it seems like you ate more.True
11. Chew each bite of food thoroughly and then take a sip of water between bites. You will feel full quicker and will not eat as much.True
12. Sleep at least six hours a day. If you get less than six this can lower your metabolism by 15%.
13. If you start to feel hungry do sit ups.Not a bad idea, but I prefer to eat a healthy snack if I'm hungry.
14. Pamper yourself! Give yourself a facial, paint your nails, anything to make you feel pretty.Smile
15. Keep track of everything you eat to manage your weight better.Smile Smile Smile This X100,000,000
16. Keep good posture, burns 10% more calories when you sit up straight.
17. Make a list of all the “bad” foods that you crave and tend to binge on. Each day, pick one to take out of your diet that you cannot eat again. Take one off the list each day until there are no more bad foods you can have.I suppose if you truly can't eat an item without completely binging on it, perhaps you should eliminate it, but I think there is room for any WOE to be able to eat "bad" food, you just have to learn to do it in moderation or work it into your calorie intake.
17. Avoid alcohol! A shot of liquor has 100-120 calories, a glass of wine has 80 calories, a light beer has 110-120 calories, and a regular beer has 140-170 calories. Rolling Eyes See response about bad food. Alcohol makes a regular appearance in my diet calendar. I just try to have it in moderation and always include it in my calorie tracking. This has not hindered my 30+ pound weight loss thus far.
18. Avoid eating anything bigger than about a cup, your stomach will expand and then you’ll get hungry more.
19. The smell of coffee is thought to suppress appetite.
20. Wear applied lip gloss. It makes you more aware of what’s going in your mouth. Also, flavored ones may help with cravings.
21. Have 6 small meals a day.
22. Low calorie hot chocolate curbs chocolate cravings, and makes you feel full.
23. Take a picture of yourself wearing a bathing suit or something equally important to you, look at it before you want to eat.
24. It takes 20 minutes for the brain to realize the stomach is full.True
25. Eat lots of fiber. It makes you feel full and takes fat with it out of your body. The natural cleansing helps improve both your energy level and overall feeling of wellness.
26. Before you dig into that cake, bag of chips, candy, or whatever, take a deep breath and count to 100. Usually by the time you get to 100 you will have convinced yourself that you don’t really want it.
27. Celery actually burns calories. Every hour eat a stalk of it. Not only will it fill you up, but it will also get your metabolism kicking’.Myth...but it is a good choice for a low calorie snack.
28. Read the nutritional information. Remember, fat-free does not mean calorie-free.
29. Keep an eye on fiber content. Get as much fiber into your diet as you can, while cutting fat and calories.
30. Don’t eat a lot at once. Spread your food throughout the day. This will help to avoid binging and keep your metabolism going.
31. Do not eat in front of the computer or TV. This distracts you from recognizing you’re full.
32. Stay away from Slim-fast and other so-called “healthy” candy bars and shakes… one look at the nutrition facts will tell you why. Save yourself the money, and the calories. Buy yourself some flowers instead — they make you happy.
33. When having cravings try drinking a tall, icy glass of water with slices of lemons or oranges — sometimes what you think is hunger is really thirst.
34. Remember, an occasional binge doesn’t hurt, in fact it’s quite beneficial if you have reached a plateau (stopped losing weight). Just don’t binge too regularly! and finally,
35. Love and respect yourself and your body.
dlucas1985

Joined: Jul 12
Posts: 4

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Posted: 10 Jul 2012, 11:58
Congrats on you weight loss. What was your main motivator and successor in losing the weight??



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