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  • 2 TBSP fair life whole milk - 20 cals, and it's a higher than normal protein milk, so it has more body in coffee than regular whole milk. For flavor, if I want it, I have several "extracts" - one drop of vanilla, or butter pecan, or almond - there's many flavor extracts you can buy, not just vanilla. Happy for the wallet…
  • as someone who has taken a spoon to a bag of sugar, after a period of trying to overpower my cravings with reason and failing, and realizing that no, i'm neither hungry, nor will I be satisfied with any other option other than a sugary treat, I can't do moderation. It is way harder for me to eat 2 cookies than to pass on…
  • 2 cup sizes down....there's a reason a lot of larger women have big boobs...fat!
  • My brother-in-law gave me a treadclimber (sort of incline treadmill); I purchased an exercise bike for around $125; then a cheap bike for about $100. Clothing in different sizes has mostly been thrifted. Already had a food scale for baking my european recipes which use weight measurements. My groceries are cheaper than…
  • I experienced my first episode of being seated next to an individual that really didn't fit in the seat. He was more than squished. He might have actually been mostly resting on the arm rests of the window seat of a 2 seat row. I'm just into the overweight spectrum - so pretty average, and after he took his place, I could…
  • I actually find it easier to build in some wiggle room during my workweek with its unpredictable mealtimes and multiple meals away from home that I have to plan for and often include meetings over food and be strict on my weekends. It's weird - somehow the freedom of my weekends allows better focus on things like food prep…
  • if I'm getting a variety of fruits and veg - about $10/day US for one person. I buy conventional produce. I don't eat much meat. There is a lot of produce waste (which i compost) when wanting a variety and only having 1 person to feed.
  • I use 2 ounces of Fairlife whole milk in my coffee. Makes it plenty creamy enough and less than 40 calories.[/quote] Me too! I use 1/8 cup for 20 calories. Fairlife is somehow processed for higher protein content, and I find it's actually creamier than regular whole milk.
  • yup. what I see is that a lot of the packaged or prepared foods touting healthy ingredients end up full of high calorie ingredients to meet the taste expectations of many people - coconut products, avocado, nuts and seeds - crunch and fat, and of course, sugar in some form. Sure, maybe a more nutritious substitute, but you…
  • yep. for me there's a window where if I eat below that amount, I'm fine, not unusually hungry, and if I eat over I'm fine, but if I eat in that window, I'm hungry. Unfortunately, that window seems to cover maintenance calories...Cutting back, fine. Eating over, fine. But in between...oh man, the stomach grumbles...
  • I reached my goal, and thought after an entire year where I meticulously weighed and logged food, and learned everything I could about nutrition, that my new way of eating was a formed habit. Stopped logging, and it wasn't long until I wasn't controlling my food intake anymore. My biggest problem was that during that year,…
  • for me body positivity means that every choice I make about my body, whether to remain the same, or change in some manner, comes from a place of self-love and encouragement instead of negativity and self-loathing. I started losing weight and having success in it when I shifted my thinking from "I hate being fat, low…
  • Way to go, everyone! It's so helpful and inspiring to see real people! It's always so demotivating to see weight loss ads that start with skinny and go to super skinny. I'm so out of that realm! But seeing what 10 or 20 pound loss on a body like mine looks like, and how it does make a difference to lose even that much,…
  • Thanks everyone! I appreciate your encouragement. It totally helps!
  • i'm thinking the 200 lb weight limit aimed specifically at women, but not men, might have been trying to take into consideration hip size. When I was my largest - and loved park rides, it was a tight squeeze at the hips. the harnesses and seatbelts had quite a bit of room for bellies, but fitting even moderately wide hips…
  • it's night and day difference if you brown or caramelize onions before adding them to a recipe, or toast garlic. Yes, you need a little butter or oil to do this, but not as much as most recipes call for. I use a very modest amount. Worth it for the overall flavor profile! Also - roasting veggies brings out their sweetness.…
  • can't make one statement regarding religious practice and health. Some religious practice involves refraining from particular foods that might contribute to health; some religious practice involves regular fasting; some religious practice self-denial; some religious practice does the opposite - carpe diem, treat your body…
  • you can totally experiment! if you don't like it, it grows back! like many of us ladies, you might discover you like how it feels, not just looks. Just warning you though - start shaving a new part of the body, especially where skin rubs - holds the potential for itchiness and razor burn! Add deodorant on top of razor…
  • To imitate all those flavored coffees - I actually have a collection of extracts. I use an eyedropper because they're potent, but at the store i've found not only vanilla, but butter pecan, coconut, creme de menthe, fruit flavors. Lots to experiment with! Really helps with the bad coffee at work! Most of the flavoring…
  • i get packets of crystalized lemon or lime juice, and add that water. I use a lot and made it a lemondae or limeade with my sweetener of choice. But you can also just use one packet for a hint of lemon or lime that's super portable (same size packets as sweetener), and literally contains nothing except crystalized lemon or…
  • my brother-in-law is the same way. my sister is slim and active and eats well. She's worried about him, and models healthy lifestyle, but she knows she can't make him do anything. the motivation has to come from within. The best you can do is talk and say "i know you don't feel great, and want more energy and to feel…
  • there was a time I lost weight unintentionally eating 1 bowl of cereal for breakfast, skipping lunch, and fast food dinner. Was working long hours. i ate like crap, wasn't trying to lose weight, but did just because the calorie math happened to work out that way. You don't have to eat healthfully, or intentionally lose…
  • It sounds to me like you are assuming gaining weight is normal, and staying slim is not. My sister is tiny, and so is my mom, and they love food of all kinds, and they are active people. At nearly 70 my mother is in perfect health, on no medication, outwalks her dog everyday, and can put in a 12 hour day working in her…
  • 2 tbsp 2% milk and my favorite sweeter (liquid sucralose drops); if the coffee itself is not the greatest roast, i'll add a spash of vanilla extract. 15 cals.
  • It'll go eventually. I'm in the same boat - 14 days in a row of hour-long cardio sessions. Weight has not changed. Calories have been meticulously counted. But guess what - I can see a difference in my body. The scale number right now doesn't matter. I figure, as long as I'm working hard enough for muscles to be sore -…
  • I drive manual, so there's no eating while driving in stop and go traffic. I find the biggest problem with eating while driving is not so much the consuming, which can be done one-handed, but the opening/unwrapping. It takes two hands to open a bag of chips, a granola bar wrapper, a wrapped burger if you don't want to…
  • the serving size given doesn't have to be what you use; they just have to give the nutrition info for some amount. I know some people drown their salads in dressing - I question whether they actually like salad, or if they've made it tolerable with dressing. If you don't enjoy a lightly dressed salad, and you're looking…
  • "It's as if I'm looking for a food but I don't know what it is, and I keep eating to find it." This. totally this! Definite sign of mental/psychological hunger. I've started asking myself that very question "what exactly are you craving?" Most of the time, i'm craving the feeling to shoving something into my mouth. If it's…
  • i lost 50, then regained 20. for a nearly a year I struggled to take some of those pounds off again, but the way I had originally done it was not sustainable. I weighed/measured/counted everything. I did a lot of cooking, often not having dinner ready until 10pm. I was late to work on a number of occasions, because i…
  • i use a product called Sucra-Drops. It's concentrated liquid sucralose. The stuff in splenda, without the filler. All the powdered versions of artificial sweetener have a weird taste to me, but this stuff doesn't.
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