Calorie Counter

Message Boards Getting Started
You are currently viewing the message boards in:

FREE Customized Personal Weight Loss Eating Plan! (Not Spam or MLM)

12467

Replies

  • frau5frau5 Member Posts: 18 Member Member Posts: 18 Member
    Tagline:

    With the ANN PLAN - YOU CAN!!!

    Bumping this post for the newbies who are looking for the answer to weight loss.
  • AnnPT77AnnPT77 Member, Premium Posts: 15,989 Member Member, Premium Posts: 15,989 Member
    It's only 1/4, for heaven's sake.
  • ladyreva78ladyreva78 Member Posts: 4,080 Member Member Posts: 4,080 Member
    Nope. It's only 1/5 now and this is too far down page one for my liking :tongue:
  • quiksylver296quiksylver296 Member Posts: 26,978 Member Member Posts: 26,978 Member
    First Monday of the new year. This obviously need a bump!

    2dz8nqysjyce.gif
  • ladyreva78ladyreva78 Member Posts: 4,080 Member Member Posts: 4,080 Member
    First Monday of the new year. This obviously need a bump!

    2dz8nqysjyce.gif

    Still needs that obvious bump :wink:
  • PhirrgusPhirrgus Member Posts: 1,904 Member Member Posts: 1,904 Member
    AnnPT77 wrote: »
    This is not spam, not selling anything, no outlinks, not a sparkly unicorn. It's also not the quick, easy miracle method you've dreamed of . . . but if you follow it, it will work.

    For starters, log what you're eating right now.

    First, tweak what you're eating to hit calorie goal. Review your food log every day or two. Notice foods that "cost" too many calories for the tastiness, nutrition or satiation they bring you. Gradually reduce or eliminate those, replacing them with foods you enjoy that better meet your goals.

    If you feel weak, fatigued or have other negative health symptoms, gradually increase your calorie goal slightly to find a point where the problems subside.

    After 4-6 weeks, adjust your calorie goal based on your actual results to achieve a sensible ongoing weight loss rate. (You'll want to do this every 10-15 pounds down, as you continue).

    Next, work on your macros. Daily, strive to eat (just my opinion):

    - At least 0.6-0.8g protein per pound of healthy goal weight (approximately equivalent to 0.8-1g per pound of lean body mass). More is fine, within reason.
    - At least 0.35-0.45g fat per pound of healthy goal weight, as much of it as possible from healthy sources like olive oil, avocados, nuts, etc. More is fine, within reason.
    - An absolute minimum of 5 servings of varied, colorful fruit and veggies. 10 is even better.

    Use diary review in the same way to get there, and don't beat yourself up if you fall short sometimes. Stress, guilt, and self-recrimination burn no extra calories.

    If a sub-par day happens, think briefly about why in case you can reduce future repeats, then let it go and get back on your healthy track.

    If needed, experiment with timing of eating and what you eat (within nutritional goals) to find optimal satiation.

    Let carbs fall where they may, unless there's a problem. If your energy seems low, increase carbs to see if that helps. If cravings or hunger persist, experiment with low carb, to see if that helps.

    Once you're comfortably hitting calorie and nutritional goals, having good energy levels, and feeling satiated most of the time, work on optimizing practicality, social factors, and general happiness.

    Throughout, fit in the occasional treat. Recognize that there are no "bad foods", just bad overall ways of eating.

    Throughout, happily let yourself relax your goals occasionally, such as for true celebrations: Your birthday, major celebratory holidays, special family events.

    That's a 100% customized, personal, workable, sustainable diet program. ;)

    Thanks for taking the time to type this up! I'm a returning user who got discouraged and left, and am determined to not make the same mistakes this time around, which means asking questions.
    On this part:
    Let carbs fall where they may, unless there's a problem. If your energy seems low, increase carbs to see if that helps. If cravings or hunger persist, experiment with low carb, to see if that helps.

    Could someone please clarify "which carbs" are to be avoided? I've read about carbs, refined carbs, net carbs etc and there's some crazy and/or confusing sounding stuff out there.

    Thanks folks!
  • PhirrgusPhirrgus Member Posts: 1,904 Member Member Posts: 1,904 Member
    @AnnPT77 - A simple "Thank you" just doesn't cover that response! You have covered about every question I might have. A bit more about my journey for context:My first go around I lost 24lbs to 174lbs. 59 years old, 5'9" and extremely active until a couple of surgeries and an illness took me down for a while.

    At that time I had bought into the LCHF craze, but only chose to go "Lower" carbs as opposed to nothing or as little as possible. That was difficult for me to sustain due to constant hunger/cravings - enter the first surgery, then illness, then surgery again and I was back to my old ways. Not horrible, but not great.

    Maybe in my mind I associated adding carbs back in with weight gain, From there I just...confused myself.

    This time around a friend who lost 85lbs using mfp suggested I just eat normally for 3-4 weeks, then begin to refine a few meals here and there until I was where I needed to be and I believe you just gave me the perfect formula for doing that :)

    Thank you so much :)
  • PhirrgusPhirrgus Member Posts: 1,904 Member Member Posts: 1,904 Member
    kimny72 wrote: »
    Phirrgus wrote: »
    AnnPT77 wrote: »
    This is not spam, not selling anything, no outlinks, not a sparkly unicorn. It's also not the quick, easy miracle method you've dreamed of . . . but if you follow it, it will work.

    For starters, log what you're eating right now.

    First, tweak what you're eating to hit calorie goal. Review your food log every day or two. Notice foods that "cost" too many calories for the tastiness, nutrition or satiation they bring you. Gradually reduce or eliminate those, replacing them with foods you enjoy that better meet your goals.

    If you feel weak, fatigued or have other negative health symptoms, gradually increase your calorie goal slightly to find a point where the problems subside.

    After 4-6 weeks, adjust your calorie goal based on your actual results to achieve a sensible ongoing weight loss rate. (You'll want to do this every 10-15 pounds down, as you continue).

    Next, work on your macros. Daily, strive to eat (just my opinion):

    - At least 0.6-0.8g protein per pound of healthy goal weight (approximately equivalent to 0.8-1g per pound of lean body mass). More is fine, within reason.
    - At least 0.35-0.45g fat per pound of healthy goal weight, as much of it as possible from healthy sources like olive oil, avocados, nuts, etc. More is fine, within reason.
    - An absolute minimum of 5 servings of varied, colorful fruit and veggies. 10 is even better.

    Use diary review in the same way to get there, and don't beat yourself up if you fall short sometimes. Stress, guilt, and self-recrimination burn no extra calories.

    If a sub-par day happens, think briefly about why in case you can reduce future repeats, then let it go and get back on your healthy track.

    If needed, experiment with timing of eating and what you eat (within nutritional goals) to find optimal satiation.

    Let carbs fall where they may, unless there's a problem. If your energy seems low, increase carbs to see if that helps. If cravings or hunger persist, experiment with low carb, to see if that helps.

    Once you're comfortably hitting calorie and nutritional goals, having good energy levels, and feeling satiated most of the time, work on optimizing practicality, social factors, and general happiness.

    Throughout, fit in the occasional treat. Recognize that there are no "bad foods", just bad overall ways of eating.

    Throughout, happily let yourself relax your goals occasionally, such as for true celebrations: Your birthday, major celebratory holidays, special family events.

    That's a 100% customized, personal, workable, sustainable diet program. ;)

    Thanks for taking the time to type this up! I'm a returning user who got discouraged and left, and am determined to not make the same mistakes this time around, which means asking questions.
    On this part:
    Let carbs fall where they may, unless there's a problem. If your energy seems low, increase carbs to see if that helps. If cravings or hunger persist, experiment with low carb, to see if that helps.

    Could someone please clarify "which carbs" are to be avoided? I've read about carbs, refined carbs, net carbs etc and there's some crazy and/or confusing sounding stuff out there.

    Thanks folks!

    Just to add to Ann's awesome response, I personally find that I always fail when I get bogged down in what to "avoid". IMHO, the only reason to avoid something in your diet is if it is crowding out something you need. So I focus my goals instead on getting MORE of what I need. And I find that when I hit my protein, fat, and fiber goals there isn't much room for the types of foods others try to avoid. I can't eat way too many Oreos and stick to my calories if I first make sure my goals are met. So my advice is always to focus on getting all the good stuff you want or need, and then if you want a cookie, and it fits in your calories, have a cookie :wink:

    First off - I LOVE Oreos :D I like how you view that, hitting the macros (generally speaking) first and seeing what's left.

    Thank you so much for the input @kimny72 :)
  • cmartelli1985cmartelli1985 Member Posts: 33 Member Member Posts: 33 Member
    Thank you great post 👍
  • witchaywoman81witchaywoman81 Member, Premium Posts: 280 Member Member, Premium Posts: 280 Member
  • BonnieHosk85BonnieHosk85 Member Posts: 2,633 Member Member Posts: 2,633 Member
  • witchaywoman81witchaywoman81 Member, Premium Posts: 280 Member Member, Premium Posts: 280 Member
  • Borrowed_timeBorrowed_time Member, Premium Posts: 23 Member Member, Premium Posts: 23 Member
    Only just found this - thank you for putting into words what I needed to continue.
  • Hungry_ShopgirlHungry_Shopgirl Member Posts: 329 Member Member Posts: 329 Member
  • MEGG4018MEGG4018 Member, Premium Posts: 12 Member Member, Premium Posts: 12 Member
    Any tips for someone with no colon or gall bladder and post-medical-menopause?
    Been hard....
    But this is great start! Thank you!!!
  • AnnPT77AnnPT77 Member, Premium Posts: 15,989 Member Member, Premium Posts: 15,989 Member
    MEGG4018 wrote: »
    Any tips for someone with no colon or gall bladder and post-medical-menopause?
    Been hard....
    But this is great start! Thank you!!!

    With apologies, I don't know anything about the "no colon" rules. You might want to start your own thread over in the Food topic area of the forum, with a subject line that makes clear what you're seeking.

    I (person who wrote this thread's original post (OP)) have no gallbladder, and had chemotherapy-induced menopause long ago. Neither of those has affected how I eat, or how I lose weight, at all.

    I know some people find they need to keep fat intake low, and sometimes limit or avoid other specific trigger foods, after gallbladder surgery. I haven't had those problems, myself.

    Wish I could help, but I'll bet if you start your own thread on the subject, you'll find someone who can! :)
Sign In or Register to comment.