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worm2butterf...

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Posted: 26 Aug 2012, 20:29
Here are some products that I have found useful in losing weight. Please add your own too.


These are the ones that I liked:
1) Weight watcher's scale--keeps track of your weight loss and also has a higher weight limit than most scales you see in stores.

2) Blender bottles--comes in different sizes and colors, but has a wire blender ball that makes mixing any drink powders easy to make on the go.

3) GNC lean muscle meal or Isopure--Has 25 and 50 gms of protein respectively and both taste good with very little aftertaste.

4) Fat secret app on my android phone--this has been a life saver for me in keeping track of my food on the go. I hate recording my food intake, but the FS app makes it easy.



Julie

12/09/12-----------------7/22/13
Weight 317-----------------259.7 lbs
Bust 52.5 inches---------47 inches
Waist 55 inches-----------46 inches
Hip 62 inches-----------53 inches
diana1096

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Posted: 26 Aug 2012, 20:36
My digital food scale. I would have never learned portions without it. Fit & active products from Aldi. My toaster oven and muffin pans of all shapes and sizes.
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cerobit

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Posted: 26 Aug 2012, 22:45
My supportive wife!

I know, not a product, but it sure is nice to have a partner who helps. She's careful when buying foods, removes/substitutes bad ingredients to recipes when she cooks (maybe 1X a week, which is a good thing, lol) and honestly tries most of my prepared meals, even when they are off the wall.

Even got her to try a raw cacao bean today. Fair to say she won't try another one.
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jonnybadback

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Posted: 27 Aug 2012, 03:17
CEROBIT, i agree with you. I think the best thing is the support of someone close who understands and listens to the difficulties we go through. My wife is brilliant and has also lost weight since i started counting my calories. i tend to do most of the cooking now as she kept on laughing at me weighing and scanning food lol. I use salter 9119 scales as they do weight bmi bmi muscle and water mass which are good iindicators for health. And the app is a great support and helps the decision on what to eat
worm2butterf...

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Posted: 30 Aug 2012, 22:40
Chike protein powder is thicker than usual with some different flavors that you don't see all the time, but I'm not crazy about it so will probably not buy anymore.
Julie

12/09/12-----------------7/22/13
Weight 317-----------------259.7 lbs
Bust 52.5 inches---------47 inches
Waist 55 inches-----------46 inches
Hip 62 inches-----------53 inches
worm2butterf...

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Posted: 01 Sep 2012, 17:38
I just tried Unjury chocolate splendor protein drink. It's one of the best ones that I've tried.
Julie

12/09/12-----------------7/22/13
Weight 317-----------------259.7 lbs
Bust 52.5 inches---------47 inches
Waist 55 inches-----------46 inches
Hip 62 inches-----------53 inches
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Posted: 04 Sep 2012, 00:30
My Diet Coach App on my android. This is a free app that will send motivational messages as needed. I have mine set to send a message every two hours to keep me in line.
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worm2butterf...

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Posted: 05 Sep 2012, 21:26
I love my personal blender. I got mine from GNC, but you can get them almost anywhere. They are similar to the magic bullet. What I like about mine is that I can mix up a protein shake or smoothie very quickly, take off the blender bottom and put a lid on it and out the door I go. Super quick and easy. Cleans up very easily also.
Julie

12/09/12-----------------7/22/13
Weight 317-----------------259.7 lbs
Bust 52.5 inches---------47 inches
Waist 55 inches-----------46 inches
Hip 62 inches-----------53 inches
elizabethkk7...

Joined: Sep 11
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Posted: 01 Oct 2012, 10:25
My low-carb diet does not leave a lot of room for error, but I have found that if I allow myself to eat a "forbidden" food or two on a special occasion, I feel satisfied and included in the event.

For example, on my daughter's birthday we went to Medieval Times and I ate the small pastry included in our dinner and a small piece of birthday cake. I did not eat the bread or potatoes. At a wedding reception, I did not eat mashed potatoes, gravy or bread, but I did allow myself to eat a spoonful of stuffing and a chocolate cupcake.

Neither of these ruined my diet, caused weight gain, or kicked me out of ketosis. I am trying to change my mindset from "all or nothing". It has been my downfall to this point. It seems to be helping me to get right back on track when the special event has ended and not eat a bunch of garbage for the next six months. Because before, that's all it would take for me.
worm2butterf...

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Posted: 15 Oct 2012, 21:45
I found another great product. It's called K2O by special K. It mixes in water and has 30 calories, 5 gms fiber and 5 gms of protein. It comes in different flavors and tastes good. It's a great way of getting in extra water.
Julie

12/09/12-----------------7/22/13
Weight 317-----------------259.7 lbs
Bust 52.5 inches---------47 inches
Waist 55 inches-----------46 inches
Hip 62 inches-----------53 inches
eKatherine

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Posted: 19 Nov 2012, 16:13
Besides my digital bathroom and kitchen scales, I have a body fat monitor I use periodically. It has been very helpful in keeping me on a fat loss path.
Cthulhu

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Posted: 19 Nov 2012, 20:27
Accupedo for android. It's an excellent pedometer for anyone who has their smartphone with them all the time anyways. I recommend the pro version because it keeps track of your walking history. But the free version is all you need for daily tracking.

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