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Posted: 02 Jun 2019, 15:01
Starting a new approach to weight loss. I've done it again and again in my neurotic way (counting everything, over-exercising, all-consuming...) and want to give moderation a shot. Steady sanity is the name of the game here. Looking for some positive friends to keep me from going overboard who I can support in return. Smile

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Posted: 02 Jun 2019, 20:50
Hi Josie, this is Ali. I too have only just joined in the last few days and am a firm believer in moderation. I don't have a great deal of weight to lose, but am in this for the long haul - i.e. after losing the weight keep maintaining.
I am an oldie - 69yrs and have been on the dieting bandwagon since I was a young mum. I recently gained weight after being steady for quite a few years and would be pleased to buddy with you to help get your weight down in a sensible and timely manner.
In a previous life I was a Weight Watchers Lecturer, but that was a long time ago.

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Posted: 03 Jun 2019, 02:20
Hi Josie, I am the same yo yo dieting, but I am at the age that I want to get my baggage off my hips lol. I watched a video over the weekend and found it quite interesting with regards to what time of the day you eat. I have copied the link below. Its a 1 hour 40 minutes, a bit boring in parts but informative.


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Posted: 04 Jun 2019, 12:11
I've fallen off the wagon before too and I'm hoping I stick with it this time!

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Posted: 05 Jun 2019, 08:24
Hi Everyone
I too have been struggling with my eating and exercising. The older I get the harder it seems.

CarolLewis thanks for posting the youtube link. I watched it and find it very interesting. A lot of people I know have tried fasting and say it is a good way to lose weight.

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Posted: 18 Jun 2019, 04:00
Thought today to try the 16/8 fast.
Can have breakfast in 3 minutes.
Seems easy enough.
Anyone else got weight off doing this.?

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Posted: 18 Jun 2019, 09:03
Harriet... I think almost every one fasts now. It is easier for most that to strive to eat small meals.

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Posted: 19 Jun 2019, 17:22
I'm starting again as well, after a year off and pigging out. I need some suggestions for snacks. I sit at my desk all day and snack, unfortunately it's not healthy snacks. I do the 100 calorie bars or nuts. But the sugar in Rice Krispie Bars are out of sight.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

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Posted: 19 Jun 2019, 17:30
Do not snack. Drink water

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Posted: 20 Jun 2019, 01:14
It's the calories that matter. Bring fruit to work, I snack all night at work but it's mostly low-calorie fruit or protein bars. Just make room for the calories.
Consume whatever foods you prefer, whenever you prefer to consume them, while ensuring nutrient sufficiency and meeting caloric goals.

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Posted: 20 Jun 2019, 14:58
I am a snacker! I get most of my calories, etc from snacks. Ugh! I have always eaten this way, and it usually works for me. Honestly, I think I am back on this site b/c I have been fixing dinner. I eat a lot of nuts, and recently found this roasted and salted edamame. The edamame is a good crunch to eat at the desk. I did the Whole 30, auto-immune Paleo where I was introduced to plantain chips. Our grocery store had some good ones along with dehydrated veggies. I also have some SeaSnax Roasted Seaweed on order from Amazon...hopefully it's not a waste of money. Oh, and the Lara Bars were a good 'go to' for me before.

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