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  • For whenever I want to stop whining, procrastinating and feeling sorry for myself- "a little less conversation, a little more action" (from the song, sung in my head)
  • Some believe hunger is a fearful terrible thing to be avoided at all costs. I kinda like it. A little twinge in my tummy makes me feel pleased with myself and I enjoy my food more when I do eat it. I think people who whine and cry about hunger are babies and I would like to tie them to a chair for a few hours to prove they…
  • I find that eating small meals often makes me more hungry- not less - I don't do that nor do a lot of people who find intermittent fasting a helpful aid. I reduce my calories drastically to 500 2 days a week which gives me more freedom the rest of the week. I eat to 1200 but it's my weekly average I track. I am not at all…
  • My scale automatically zeros the plate when you turn it on, if you place the plate on first. so if I just want to add sauce or cheese to something, I put the loaded plate on the scale, then turn it on (it will read zero), then I just get the weight of the bit I add. An easy twist on the "tare" thing.
  • I have a low day (approx 500 cals), followed by a high day (approx 1200 + 700 saved from day before). repeat. It gives me more options on the high days. My calories still come in the same at the end of my week but I can never close my diary (either MFP screams at me that I am not eating enough on the low days, or stays…
  • I am enjoying a Monster Ultra Red right now. Awesome fast day fuel.
  • I started out trying to do 5:2 (eat 500 calories on 2 days a week, have more calories than you normally would on the other 5 days - weekly calorie allowance staying the same), but I discovered that it wasn't making as much of a difference to my freedom on my feast days as I hoped, so I changed it up to 4:3. I eat a small…
  • I want to get to 60kgs. Last time I got to 64 before losing interest. I am 69 currently. Next goal after that is a proper maintenance plan so history does not repeat itself.
  • No judgement from me - I understand this approach. Potatoes are also pretty awesome nutritionally so you could have chosen a much worse basic staple.
  • Yay! I am not weird or alone! Thanks everyone! I feel secure and happy eating the same things and it eliminates logging stress. My plan is to change a few things and tweek my weekly plan (want to add more veggies) but it will only happen very slowly over time.
  • Exactly what my partner is working on currently- well done!
  • I find it so interesting how we do this to ourselves. I swore over and over that I would keep the weight off, but 4kgs from my goal (I had lost 14kgs, which took me just over a year to achieve), I got half-hearted about it and re-gained back half the weight I lost by lying to myself about portions and avoiding the scale…
  • I find snacking derails me and it was too easy to have a taste or a nibble of something, so before I knew IF was a thing, I just decided on my own, that to stretch my calories I just don't eat between meals. I eat either one or two meals a day. During the week I eat breakfast and lunch only or breakfast and dinner only and…
  • I worked out my goal based on what weight I have felt good at in the past and by paying attention to how my body looks and feels as I age, but I realize that if you have been overweight through most of your adult life, you might not have that benchmark to refer to (I don't know in your case OP). What often helps is looking…
  • In South Africa, where I live, Steri Stumpie is the popular brand and its 230 calories for 350mls. Feels really worth it to me.
  • Chocolate milk and long life custard. You can have 300ml of custard without making a dent on your day.
  • I think many of you are way more afraid of salt than you need to be. I think chewing food so much that it turns to paste and pausing between each bite ruins a meal experience. This does not mean I inhale my food. I think that the way many of you cook home cooked meals makes those meals just as unhealthy as take out and you…
  • You can't win here OP. You post a tip that a whole load of people don't agree with, you will get roasted. I think people should be less sensitive. A tip is a tip, use it or don't use it! RELAX! I think perhaps a couple of snacks need to be dished out on the forums if people are so grumpy that they have to jump down some…
  • I tried a lot of milkshake diets and starvation plans of various kinds. I was an expert at the cabbage soup diet. I lost weight on all of them but felt terrible and did my health no favors. This past year on MFP is the most sensible and sustainable approach to weight loss I have ever followed. I have lost 14kgs with 4 more…
  • It is interesting how different we all are (and that is not bad). Lots of tiny meals does not work for me. I have tried it and it makes me miserable and sad. I like to eat less often and take in more volume in a sitting. I eat 3 times a day with absolutely no snacking. Snacking turns out badly for me so I am not a fan. I…
  • I feel like a huge beast when I am alone with myself, in the bath etc. I can feel there is more flesh on my bones than their needs to be, flesh that makes lumps around the tops of skinny jeans and gathers under the back of my bra. However... I feel like a tiny fragile woodland creature when I am around groups of woman my…
  • Different things effect differently people. My sister and I grew up in the same house and my fathers negative comments shamed me (into action and weight loss) and her into rebellion - she gained more weight. If he made a grumpy comment about whether the two of us were going to eat ALL the biscuits, I was shamed into only…
  • I go through stages. I have been eating mountains of chocolate in the last couple of days (not just a single piece or bite - whole bars) but then I go months without having any interest in it. I ride these phases out as they always pass and its not a big deal on the weight gain/loss if its one or two big days and the rest…
    in Chocolate Comment by Soopatt April 2016
  • I used to use milkshake diets regularly in my twenties and always lost weight successfully (and quickly) on them due to the massive deficit created by eating once a day. I could never keep off that weight though - it would creep back on as I did not learn better eating habits. It is different for everyone but I used them…
  • I have not lost for the past six weeks due to too many cheat meals. It has been reassuring in some respects because it has proved to me that maintenance is not going to be that bad after all (I have maintained my weight eating this way - it feels like I have eaten like a horse). Whatever I eat though - I force myself to…
  • I have to continuously fight my urge to underestimate, on meals I am not able to weigh. I also have to continuously fight the urge to "write off" bad days by not logging them. We have an incredible capacity for self delusion, but only some of us realize that we do, which is half the battle. I force myself to log a bad day,…
  • Update : I have figured out a plan to track my canteen meals better. Not being able to weigh my guesswork has been a hit and miss affair. The canteen has about 20 standard meals which they rotate and there are a few which are my favorites so I am going to alternate bringing them home as takeaways so that I can weigh them…
  • It took me a while to face the reality of my new pattern though - I was eating small dinners in February because I thought I had to or something - pushing me over my calories. I didn't lose any weight in Feb as a result. I have embraced the "not eating at night is fine, who cares" philosophy and am now losing again. My…
  • I find myself fasting in the evening lately by accident as it is the only way for me to stick to my calories lately. I have a really fantastic sponsored canteen at the office so I eat a hearty breakfast and a delicious lunch and don't have a bean left over for dinner, so I just go without - maybe a cup of coffee. I used my…
  • Don't feel sorry for yourself because you do not get to eat all the foods. Eating all the foods was never a normal way to eat and if you keep thinking that it is, you will feel deprived and feel as though you are temporarily restraining yourself. This is not temporary. Eating less is now the thing that you do. Huge…
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