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Name something that was easy for you to give up

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  • SCoil123SCoil123 Member Posts: 2,108 Member Member Posts: 2,108 Member
    Things that were easy to give up that I don’t miss at all-
    1. Alcohol
    2. Creamer and sweetener in coffee
    3. Soda

    Things that are still hard to limit
    1. Cheese
    2. Baked treats
  • cbenno97cbenno97 Member Posts: 130 Member Member Posts: 130 Member
    Orange juice--I used to drink it like water. It is not.
  • TakeTheLongWayHomeTakeTheLongWayHome Member Posts: 140 Member Member Posts: 140 Member
    Fast food. You know that you aren’t eating anything good for you when you wind up at a fast food place, but when you type it in and see exactly the fat and calories you consumed, it was staggering to me. And I would do it multiple times a week😮. Cut all that out over a year ago now, lost more than 40 pounds and feel better than I ever have.
  • JoeyTheWandererJoeyTheWanderer Member Posts: 224 Member Member Posts: 224 Member
    Oddly enough smoking was probably the easiest thing I've quit. I smoked for about three years. When I got a gastric ulcer; any cigarettes aggravated the condition. It's quite like drinking lava.

  • Mr_Healthy_HabitsMr_Healthy_Habits Member Posts: 12,456 Member Member Posts: 12,456 Member
    Not this place 🤷🏽‍♂️
  • sardelsasardelsa Member Posts: 9,833 Member Member Posts: 9,833 Member
    Not this place 🤷🏽‍♂️

    Hahahah.... for real!! :D
  • BradOWGolfBradOWGolf Member Posts: 13 Member Member Posts: 13 Member
    Brussel sprouts... so easy to give those up (-: Actually, I have not given up anything completely. I've had way less fast food; mostly drink light beer vs. craft beer now; diet pop now but occasionally a regular pop. 5 or 10 peanut M and M's now versus the whole bag... pizza is the hardest food to give up for me, frozen, regular, thin or thick crust, delivered or home made... I never met a pizza I did not like. It's all about counting the calories and doing both weight training and cardio and sticking to it with reasonable goals.
  • frankiesgirliefrankiesgirlie Member Posts: 667 Member Member Posts: 667 Member
    Under eating. Before being on MFP I used to work out a lot. I ate only 1200-1400 calories total. I’m female and 5’9”. Simply not enough calories. I’d lose weight but it was torture. I now work out shorter durations, and lose weight eating 1700.
  • Noreenmarie1234Noreenmarie1234 Member Posts: 6,815 Member Member Posts: 6,815 Member
    Liquid calories. I wasted so many on high calorie juices/smoothies/coffeesyrups/pop before I counted. I found out there is just a diet/low calorie version of everything. It was one of the first switches I made when counting calories over 10 years ago.
  • shaf238shaf238 Member Posts: 4,021 Member Member Posts: 4,021 Member
    Shisha (hookah)
  • fitchick37fitchick37 Member Posts: 119 Member Member Posts: 119 Member
    I quit alcohol on 1st January this year by accident....didn't really mean to stop drinking but one day rolled in to another and now I'm 99 days alcohol free.

    We ran out of Diet Coke about 10 days ago and when I did the shop yesterday I didn't buy more, I got diet 7Up and Diet Fanta instead....I still want a cold fizzy drink and I intend to wean myself off these sodas totally but so far quitting Diet Coke has been surprisingly easy as I was drinking about 4 cans a day.

    There's lots of changes I need to make in my diet but one thing at a time. :smiley:
  • montevalloroad18montevalloroad18 Member Posts: 36 Member Member Posts: 36 Member

    Soda especially sprite and coke.
    Whenever I was thirsty it was one of these I picked up.
    I gave it up more than 3 years ago and it was easy cause I substituted it with something more healthy like coconut water or buttermilk and after a while I switched to lemon and ginger water or cucumber water.
    Finally now its just plain water for me 🤩🤩

    In between I had tried pepsi once and I was shocked I used to drink these before. I did not like the tatse of it.

    -Baked good (except whole wheat or rye bread)
    -Diary products (during the holidays I do have a slice of pizza or 2 so there is cheese from that. But otherwise no. I dont make them. I dont buy them)

    I switched over to plant based milk for my coffee and at the beginning it was a little weird but my sinusitis flare ups just stopped and I was over the moon for it !!!
  • missysippy930missysippy930 Member Posts: 2,491 Member Member Posts: 2,491 Member
    Nothing that I really like. Moderation works for me.

    I don’t eat things I don’t like, even though they may be considered good for you. Quinoa, kale & brussel sprouts to name a few.
  • AlexandraFindsHerself1971AlexandraFindsHerself1971 Member Posts: 2,392 Member Member Posts: 2,392 Member
    Soda, but that was because I figured out through an inadvertent experiment that I had WAY less fibromyalgia pain when I did not drink it than when I did. Now I don't like the taste.
  • nighthawk584nighthawk584 Member Posts: 1,980 Member Member Posts: 1,980 Member
    Alcohol. Was only going to be temporary, but it's been over a year and best thing I did along with starting my wlj at same time. Plus it was a huge factor in my overeating and acid reflux.
    edited April 2020
  • lemurcat2lemurcat2 Member Posts: 7,559 Member Member Posts: 7,559 Member
    Things that were easy for me to quit - not weight loss related:

    (1) As a teen somewhat susceptible to peer pressure wrt certain things, I was on a class outing and we could have soda with lunch and I noticed all the other girls were picking diet beverages so I did that too (I wasn't a big pop drinker at the time, but ordinarily would have chosen a Coke), and thought it was fine and just started drinking diet when I consumed pop after that. After a few years if I accidentally got served a non diet soda I could tell immediately and didn't like the tasty, too syrupy.

    (2) When I was 29, I started a new job with a soda fountain where we could get soda or water for free and was drinking quite a lot of soda for a while (I rarely drank soda at home because it was heavy to carry home from the grocery store). For some reason at some point I decided to cut back and just switched to water as my main drink.

    (3) I started drinking coffee in college and at first drank it about half milk/half coffee (I've never liked sugar in coffee, sweet coffee just tastes weird and off to me). I gradually reduced the amount of milk and when I was working at my fulltime, non summer job I was at a meeting where the only milk-like option available was that powdered creamer stuff that didn't seem appealing so I tried it black and found I liked it that way. Never went back. ;-) (I will on rare occasion have something like a latte, and for breakfast when traveling in some countries I do also.)

    Things easy to quit - weight loss related:

    When I decided to lose weight I went through my diet to see where I was getting excess cals that would be easy to cut calories. What I saw was that I did a lot of mindless eating, where I wasn't really loving the foods but just eating them because they were there. So I (mostly) eliminated those things:

    (1) Most of the time, the bread on the table before dinner at a restaurant. I don't care about bread all that much, and was only eating because it was there, others were, and I was hungry for dinner. So I stopped.

    (2) Large servings of rice, pasta -- I realized that although I enjoy these foods (so long as they are paired with other foods), I would often eat more than I really wanted just because of portion distortion or because they were there. This was true even when I made them, since I'd misjudge how large a serving dry rice and pasta would be. I started measuring them and sticking to a serving size or less and creating more volume from the other components of the dish (like veg), and again found that easy.

    (3) Mindless eating of stuff at work. Every once in a while something truly amazing turns up at my office and I decide it's worth the cals to eat. Otherwise, it's stuff I don't love, but used to eat because it's there and free. Similarly, I don't eat foods I don't care about that just happen to end up in my house (like leftover candy bars from Halloween). Since none of this was foods I cared about, it just naturally happened as a result of having to think about whether a particular source of calories was worth the cals to me. Other foods I liked more and planned to have that day always won out.
  • mholl15mholl15 Member Posts: 139 Member Member Posts: 139 Member
    SCoil123 wrote: »
    Things that were easy to give up that I don’t miss at all-
    1. Alcohol
    2. Creamer and sweetener in coffee
    3. Soda

    Things that are still hard to limit
    1. Cheese
    2. Baked treats

    cheese is my weakness as well
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