Eating Styles

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sportygal
sportygal Posts: 221 Member
Hello,
How is everyone eating? I've made it through the week with no beer/alcohol, no breads, no grains and cooked all my meals. I follow the paleolithic style of eating for the most part. If you can pick it out of the ground, or "kill" it, you eat it....basically meat, nuts, seeds, fruits, veggies....hunter and gatherer eating. I really do feel good eating this way and I'd say the only thing I miss eating are tortilla chips and corn tortillas.
Anyway, hope everyone is doing well and happy health!!

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  • chocoholicdiva
    chocoholicdiva Posts: 345 Member
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    I keep a careful eye on what I eat. If I have pizza in the house (usually cooked by my parents, the frozen ones, I still live with them because of my epilepsy) I have only ONE SLICE, no more. That's 1/6 of the pizza. That much is 360 calories!!! And I have a 1360 calorie limit per day. That leaves me with 1000 calories left. If I've already eaten, even less. So I have to be careful. I eat lots of salads, whole wheat/whole grain breads, get in as much dairy as possible (at least 2 servings a day) and have portion-controled snacks like Thinsations, especially when my TOM comes around. They're really handy, and they're no more than 100 calories so I don't feel guilty eating them. I do what I can to drink water, but where I come from you can taste the chlorine in the water during this time of year, so I add stuff like Crystal Light to the water to get rid of the taste. I also buy Vitamin water, too, and save the bottles for my water, so this way I get great tasting water beforehand, but I make sure that they're the 10 calorie ones so I don't take in too many calories when I do drink it. And, of course, every now and again I have a little cheat at least once a week so I don't deprive myself of my favorite things but make an extra effort to work out more that night. Works for me!!! :wink:
  • knittingbandmom
    knittingbandmom Posts: 190 Member
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    I'm trying to make gradual changes. I've started not buying sweets to keep in the house. My downfall is when I buy Twinkies or cookies "for the kids" but I eat as many of them as they do. The other thing is I am cutting way down of fast food. We were driving through way too often (4 plus times a week). This past weekend while I had my kitchen heated up already for one dish I went ahead and cooked 3 for the week. I live in TX and it's already in the 90s here. It really does help to have dinner already cooked during the week.

    My challenge starting yesterday is to drop diet cokes. If I'm not careful I can have 2 a day. I've got 2 teenagers and when they polished off a Costco case of Cokes in 3 days I decided I'm not buying them anymore. This is a biggie so I'm a little worried about this one.
  • Snowbird73
    Snowbird73 Posts: 25
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    Good luck with the gradual change. I started out in late April with an all-or-nothing "Fitbit" approach of 1200 calories a day; climb 10 flights of stairs and walk 10,000 steps. Because I did not start out gradually, I suffered a knee injury that has curtailed my exercise. I know the exercises were helping because my weight loss came to a screeching halt when I stopped. Maybe the knee will be okay in a day or so. Now about those Diet Cokes, I drink 2 every day and could give up almost anything before i could give up my diet cokes. I guess I am addicted to them, The caffeine and sodium don't seem to bother me and they have little else. I am 73 and have been drinking them as long as they have been on the market. Can we be friends?
  • knittingbandmom
    knittingbandmom Posts: 190 Member
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    Snowbird73 I just friended you. I've got a knee injury too from doing the exact same thing. It's not fun at all is it?