mmccloy12 wrote: »
I am a "stress eater"...I keep saying it and I hear it from others....and then good ole Corrine pops in my head and tells me to stop thinking this way. Be uncomfortable with the moment and get through it. Tell myself I am not a stress eater or journal or something, just don't eat. Easier said then done. But I am aware and finding a way to get through the anxiety and fear I am feeling without food. I have stayed within calories for the most part. But I can tell I am overeating at times just because I get stressed.
ckozl81 wrote: »
I just started Tracking in MFP again. I had stopped once I joined the PNP Tribe. I didn't find the Tribe helpful in my goals but she does offer a ton of stuff. Monday night I realized the most success I had came for me when I was tracking my data in here. I still use the principles that PnP teaches that are available on the podcast, 24 hour plan, water, 2-2 eating and journalling. Anyway I did a search for PNP and found this group. Please feel free to add me as a friend to help keep each other accountable. I will read through all the back post as time allows. I'm so happy to find this group.
AlexandraFindsHerself1971 wrote: »
I always eat if I am truly and properly hungry, personally, but I am fond of having the calorie count there as a check. Sometimes I have to tell my appetite "No, we've had enough calories to be okay. Settle down" and sometimes I do look at it and say, "Ah, well, the reason I'm hungry is I'm 300 calories short. Okay then, let's have something." But I'm set on 1350 a day, and that's about as much as I need at this point, so if I'm that far down, then I'd better fill in. I try to keep myself right around 50-100 calories below MFP's limit. That seems to work fine, but if I should go over by five calories, I don't sweat that either.
ckozl81 wrote: »
Snacks, mostly the joy type of snacks, I still measure to keep that portion in control especially chips.
mmdeveau wrote: »
The daily notes on the food diary page probably isn't going to accommodate the amount of journaling anyone following Corinne's plan would complete for real behavioral change.
mmdeveau wrote: »
Oh my gosh, I listened to everything. 😃
Now to go back and pick and choose. I think hearing their stories is pretty inspiring, so I'll start at the very first one.@mmccloy12 - I definitely think that tracking here on MFP can be compatible with Corinne's philosophy, you just have to be mindful of how you work it. Here's how I'd do it:
Make my 24-hour plan by pre-logging what I want to eat for the day.
Record water intake as I drink throughout the day.
When I eat, I would put whatever I planned to have on my plate.
Eat until satisfied. If it's everything, then that's it.
If I leave food behind, deliberately or not, I go back to the pre-logged meal and adjust my portions. How specific you are in your adjustments is up to you. If you're not looking for strict accountability, I'd estimate how much I ate - 50%, 75%, whatever you think it might be. If you are also looking for the accountability, then you can weigh or measure whatever is left over, subtract that amount from the pre-logged planned amount, then adjust the pre-logged planned amount in MFP to what I actually ate.
I've thought about this on a couple of occasions, but this is the first time I've laid out the process. The thing that's missing is the journaling aspects of Corinne's approach. The daily notes on the food diary page probably isn't going to accommodate the amount of journaling anyone following Corinne's plan would complete for real behavioral change.
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