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  • I find that this goes hand-in-hand with just listening in general, tuning into the world around me. Practice listening and being mindful and aware throughout your day and you might notice ways in which you can improve your focus and improve the quality of your time with your food (and your dining companions). This carries…
  • I've gone vegan for periods of time and I came to the same conclusion as you did: that no you won't die of protein deficiency, but that it does take planning. In addition to the typical whole foods sources, I recommend PB2 and nooch to up the protein content of your food. I did really struggle with satiety though, and if I…
  • I dunno, the other day I was ravenous til I had coffee. Decaf did nothing. I recommend staying hydrated, eating plenty of fiber and protein, and having healthy snacks around in the evening. It also might just be a side effect of transition, and that eventually your body will adjust. Go slowly and see how you feel. I don't…
  • Hmmm that's weird... your math seems to be the correct one. Send them a message?
  • https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7124662 To those who don't believe that BMR changes during phases of the cycle. Cited figures indicate a BMR increas of 7-9%. So it's not a ton but it's significant, especially if you're aiming for a 20% deficit and suddenly you're at a 27% deficit. This article recommends different…
  • 1) It's okay to be 5'3" and 145, you don't have to apologize for it. :) 2) However you're estimating exercise calorie burn might be off; exercising for weight loss often runs into this pitfall. On the elliptical I cut my estimated calorie burn by 1/2-1/3 what the machine tells me. 3) Burning that many calories every single…
  • I bought vega; it tastes alright for a vegan protein powder, but since I bought it I haven't really been using it and hit my protein goals anyways. Check out PB2; I love it, it's just peanut butter with most of the fat removed, so it's got about 5 g protein per 45 calorie serving. Not super high in protein, but it's also a…
  • You can use nori to wrap sandwich ingredients in a pinch. Look up onigirazu recipes! You can even skip the rice and use shredded cabbage or lettuce instead.
  • It doesn't really matter; I like the elliptical for its low impact and I can vary the incline/resistance to mix things up. Just don't go by the calorie burn on the machine; it tends to way over-estimate! Do check your heart rate periodically and familiarize yourself with what different levels of exertion feel like;…
  • I love your persistence; trying and failing will happen a billion times on this journey before we find what works, and your ability to stick with it and keep working at it was key to your success! It also sounds like you did well because you were honest with yourself about where you were: being unhappy wasn't necessary to…
  • Oh dude this is so me. Even on BC. I try a few things: I up my cardio like you, but also try to stay hydrated, get plenty of sleep, and. prioritize fiber. I keep foods I crave such as dark chocolate around in small quantities, but also have high-volume low-calorie substitutes for those cravings: i.e. I put cocoa powder in…
  • That sounds really frustrating since you're asking with his best interests in mind. I don't know if this will work, but what if you just asked him periodically throughout the week how he's feeling? Maybe after his eating window closes, or during, so he's not hungry. If he responds that he's tired every time, maybe then you…
  • This is also a useful article, where someone compares the Apple watch's calorie estimates to Fitbit's: https://www.kirkville.com/how-accurate-is-the-apple-watch-as-a-fitness-tracker/
  • I think it was key that you asked your doctor for clarification. Doctors do have experience and do have interest in helping their patients through lifestyle as well as medication, they just have no idea whether or not the patient is psychologically ready to undertake such a habit overhaul.
  • I don't wake up in the dark but I do leave work in the dark. Goals for this dark winter: -Take mid-day walks to get some sun -Keep up the gym -Do some skiing, enjoy some snow -Keep drinking warm beverages: tea, decaf coffee... -Learn to make soups! :)
  • Here's a list of foods you can eat, in addition to foods you should avoid; if they gave you only a list of stuff to avoid I can see how it would seem restrictive: https://www.drugs.com/cg/low-oxalate-diet.html
  • And similarly, someone with situational depression might benefit from pharmacological intervention if they can't remove themselves from a situation. A friend of mine was in an abusive relationship and until they were able to get their ex to move out they had to be on pretty intense antidepressants to stay under control.…
  • Agreed, these decisions are between a person and their doctor(s); when someone says they're "not a fan of medication" without knowing anything about a person, I would like to see what they say after they contract a flesh-eating bacteria and see how long they are opposed to antibiotics. Psychiatric meds are a bit less cut…
  • Way to go! I think the initial mental barrier of getting used to food logging is more difficult than the actual practice, but it's often the tool that works best long-term. Congratulations on your success! :smiley:
  • 5' tall here, I get the struggle. Feel free to add.
  • I love PBJ and would never give up the peanut-fruit combo; find ways of bringing that into your palette in other ways. PBJ oatmeal? PB and fruit in cereal? PBJ on whole grain bread? PB on bread with whole berries instead of jam? It doesn't have to be a sugary combination. If you're trying to get yourself to eat more,…
  • I feel this. Connecting with other people and breaking the isolation is key for me; as is maintaining an active routine. I journal a lot because sometimes these periods can be very revealing. But the biggest thing I've done for myself is get into therapy. We can all develop coping strategies in private, but for many/most…
  • This sounds exhausting, having the entire weight of your future together resting on your weight. Hugs. <3
  • Thank you :) I did, I ignored it right away. I have no stomach issues or thyroid issues, so this doesn't apply (nor does it seem very scientific). And yeah ultimately the decision to take meds or not is a personal one, I ignore any advice that generalizes based on personal belief: to those who put down meds in general,…
  • It's unrealistic from a medical practitioner's standpoint because they've seen lots of patients come back year after year not having changed a single habit. Or maybe they "diet" and then revert to their old ways and gain the weight back and then some. That's probably where she's coming from. People have lost literally…
  • Just track your food. When I was training for my first marathon, I lost weight initially as I was running more than I was eating. Once I got used to eating a lot and "earning" my calories, I stopped losing weight. It was made worse by the fact that I'd have 15 mile run days followed by a couple days off, so I'd eat a lot…
  • "counting calories" is not specific enough; how many were you eating? If you ate too few for your body weight/activity level, you probably didn't find a sustainable balance for your individual needs. I once lost weight on 800 calories a day, but clearly couldn't keep that up too long before I started binging like crazy and…
  • Thanks for your insight Heidi. Yeah like with everything I guess it's a matter of staying mindful.
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