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  • sugar gives me cravings for more sugar. even if artificial sweetener gave me more cravings (which it doesn't - use it everyday), i'd still be better off with it, because of the calorie savings.
  • human nature. almost everyone would prefer to hear: eat everything you want in this particular food category instead of eat less.
  • i experimented to see what it was about sugary foods that I loved so much. taste? feeding an emotional need? actual physical craving? I figured out it was a bit of everything, and that I was fine with none, but a little would start an intense craving, even after a full well-balanced meal. i found a sweetener I liked (had…
  • anything dry, aged, and imported. the stinkier, the better!
  • knowing my favorite foods are coming, I have to mentally plan how i'm going to approach eating them before i see and smell them. I find it helpful to ask myself: If, on this occasion, I limit my portion size, don't indulge the way i would like, is that going to affect my happiness later today, tomorrow, in the future? The…
  • I hate that feeling...stomach actually rumbling/body feeling weak type hunger. I even get nauseous if I get too physically hungry - probably digestive juices anticipating food, but not getting any irritating my stomach. The eat 5 small meals a day approach makes me starving and miserable. Now I do 2 large meals, no snacks.…
  • as a teen I drank what my parents drank: unsweetened iced tea, skim milk, water - mostly sparkling. We always had OJ or grapefruit juice available, and drank it half mixed with sparking water (a German thing). I never expected to have a huge variety of beverages to choose from - I understood the purpose of a drink was to…
  • i used to think trigger foods were just a bunch of hooey - poor excuse for lack of self control, but examining my own eating patterns, I've realized some things always lead to excess. As to discipline - I can fast successfully no problem. But some foods lead down a rabbit hole. Good donuts, chewy cookies, and pasta - i…
  • ask yourself if TV watching is really entertaining you. If it's not entertaining enough without snacks, perhaps you need to replace that with a different, more engaging activity. Or find something to do while you watch. I set my laptop on my treadmill console and stream shows while I'm walking or I knit/craft. I like my…
  • i weighed everything for a year. It was a crucial learning experience. A general knowledge and awareness of calorie content wasn't enough to really appreciate how it adds up, and especially how my favorite and regular foods add up. I considered myself fairly well informed, and found out I had a lot to learn about serving…
  • there's water weight, and there's also more than usual in your digestive system...so that needs to pass too
  • if you're hung up on wanting "breakfast-type" foods, - you have still have a lot of meat or dairy options. Yogurt, Greek yogurt, (you can always mix stuff in for flavor/texture), cottage cheese, ham/bacon/turkey bacon on toast, peanutbutter toast, etc. I personally love my balsamic red lentils for breakfast - texture…
  • love me some oatmeal...but it leaves me starving an hour later, especially if not made with milk (protein in milk helps). apples - i find fruit by itself doesn't tide me over. I might look into a higher protein breakfast, and yogurt or cheese to go with your apple. Experiment with what works for you. I found the…
    in Starving Comment by DKG28 February 2017
  • progresso light soups, when I don't have time to cook. Anywhere from 140-200 cals for the whole can. 2 servings! old fashioned oats, cooked with water (less than the box calls for - don't like them soggy!) with cinnamon and sweetened with no calorie sweetener - 150 cals. Shirataki noodles with light alfredo sauce or melted…
  • the last one i ate it was either 1/5th or 1/6th as a slice
  • a 6 day workweek where everyday begins and ends at a different time. I do really well with a consistent schedule, especially for meals. I'm not doing well at planning ahead to often pack 2 meals to take to work (lunch and dinner), or taking into consideration working lunches/dinners. I'm fine if I know what my next meal is…
  • yeah...i switched concentrated liquid sucralose because I discovered the bulking agent in Splenda had a few calories, and I was using quite a bit.
  • my vacation plan is to plan around the big the meals by eating tiny meals around it. If you know you're going out for dinner, skip breakfast, have a light lunch. I've started watching my size 0 US sister on vacation, and she loves her drinks, but never drinks creamy or sugary drinks, and she always orders what she wants…
  • i think it's the fact that it takes that long to warm-up your body. Once you're muscles are warmed up, working out feels good, but those first minutes feel like that for a reason. And as with all things in life, often getting started is the hardest part.
  • Veggies with a little dip instead of fruit with yogurt might work, if the sugar is what is stoking hunger after eating it. I think you need to try different things, until you find what works for you. I often eat a few bites of leftover chicken, or a few forks of whatever protein dish from the day before as a snack. If I'm…
  • i regained half of what I lost. I spend a whole year tracking 1200 precisely, and it worked. But planning every morsel of food, and having to have a plan when going out and hanging with people, after a while the effort took away my joy in the moment. My original success was because I was completely and utterly focused on…
  • I counted calories for most of a year. Lost 50 lbs. Got tired of counting. Fell off the wagon completely. Put 20 back on. I can be very disciplined when I decide to be, but the overall time and effort of calorie counting was nearly doubling my meal prep time, so now I'm eating 2 meals a day; no snacks except zero calorie…
  • I use a couple of tricks. If there's a food line I wait and get on the end of the line. I feel like there's less pressure to dive into the food and fewer people watching you do so. And then there's less time for eating after. It also helps if some of the dishes are empty by the time you partake. I've noticed very often the…
  • You may have more control over fitness than food. I bet you'll have gym access, but if not, I second brushing up on a variety of bodyweight exercises, or yoga, or whatever your like that doesn't require equipment. Focusing on fitness will probably also do some good for mental health while you're in there, because working…
  • many people just don't know what a lean healthy person looks like. there were periods in history where being somewhat chubby was the ideal of health, and I think some people still think you're not eating enough, or not enjoying life enough if you are slim. And it probably bothers them on some subconscious level that you're…
  • Crunchy Rice Rolls - Can get them at Aldi, or Dollar Tree. Fairly new product to the US, I think. It's similar to a rice cake, but in the shape of a 5 inch long by 1.5 inch wide log or tube, but not hollow. Crunchier than a rice cake, and sweet - held together with rice syrup. one roll is about 40 calories. It reminds me…
  • I also know what you're talking about. I've got saddlebags, and they seem to be firmer than thigh fat, butt fat, or anything close to them. But mine seem to be relatively new - I think a result of losing weight without much exercise. I've started walking on an inclined treadmill to see if I can't smooth out the…
  • yes, and I always felt sad for others not taking advantage of the food available, like they were missing out and didn't know it. The food always was the celebration for me when eating with others. I'm trying to change my perspective and focus on the time with people, not the availability of food, but it's hard being very…
  • My dad was a PhD Chemist who worked in pharmaceuticals. He never allowed antibacterial soaps in our house, and was especially adamant against Triclosan in toothpaste and mouthwash, since even though you spit it out, a bit remains and gets absorbed or swallowed. He suspected it was even a carcinogen. He would periodically…
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