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  • Keep your hands and mind busy. I do handicrafts - you can't be eating and sewing/knitting at the same time. Also jigsaw puzzles work for me and my friend does grown up colouring books!! But I know just how you feel, often I stand and look in the fridge because my mouth wants to eat and have to tell myself that I am really…
  • Oh please give it a try - before my daughter got married a few years ago I had the incentive and managed to lose 14lbs in 8 weeks with calorie control. CICO always does the trick. And actually I didn't exercise any more than my usual daily walk.
  • nickyjbr - you've just been hit with a mass of answers, so hope this isn't too much. It pretty much sums up some of the other good answers, but I have a couple of extra bits. Oh and in case you decide not to read the rest good luck with your training - it's an amazing thing to take on. First you are doing really really…
  • I find that M&S are good only if you go for a higher support level than you might think - I found that what felt well squashy in the shop turned very elasticky once I got moving!!
  • Okay so you need to know that the body reacts to and digests sugar occurring in whole fruit and veg very differently from refined sugar or honey. Refined includes all brown sugars too. Sugar in whole fruit (and veg) is tied in with a lot of fibre and therefore does not cause the blood sugar "spike" immediately after…
  • Flipping heck she's only 53!! Younger than you Janet and a lot younger than me.
  • Yes and there is evidence that intermittent fasting help reduce diabetic risk. Also many people refer to fasting when they mean a very low calorie day, usually 300 - 500 calories. Offhand I can't recall what the research decided about whether VLC was as good as a total fast day. Oh and you don't restrict clear fluids at…
  • Okay so two weeks is nothing - don't give up before you have given yourself a chance to succeed. Weigh your food, log it onto MFP and check out the calories. Yup - you get bugger all pasta/cookie/chip per calorie. Now have a look at what you get if you choose the same amount of calories but in some protein? and how vast an…
  • I have to use some thought tricks to help me along. Put on your plate your normal sized normal meal. Then put exactly half of everything onto a smaller plate, maybe a square plate or into a bowl, this cheats your eyes and helps to make the portions look unfamiliar and maybe less small. Before you chuck it, weigh the food…
  • This. If green tea burned fat I'd be a skeleton by now.
  • What mlinci says - in spades
  • Maybe slightly off topic but I found myself standing at the fridge the other night saying "I want something to eat but I'm not hungry - it's not fair." and very sadly I walked away. Maybe my eating habit is getting better!
  • I weigh daily and the fluctuations can be really remarkable, it used to freak me so I set up a chart that has a trend line function (any spreadsheet software does this). So long as that trend line is going down into the future the ups and downs don't worry me.
  • Start little aim big. Too much exercise at the start will have you in pain and giving up. Cutting back too much food all at once might make you rebound binge. If you like to weigh yourself every day then set up a chart that has a trend line function - that way the daily ups and downs won't make you lose heart as the trend…
  • Like malibu927 said - one day won't matter. But you could do what I do to accommodate parties etc. Allocate your usual calories for a whole week starting from the big feast day. Log (or do a reasonable estimate) of your party day food and drink. Subtract it from the weekly allocation and divide the remainder by 6. This is…
  • Get different sorts of coffee and find one you like to take black.
  • I took my eye off the ball at the start of the summer. I knew I would gain weight as I fell off the wagon totally, cakes, wine, sweets :open_mouth: and I ended up 8lbs heavier in just those few months. Back on MFP now and happy to be your buddy while we get back on track - day 4 logging on today! Please friend me.
  • As motivation is two way street - count me in too :smiley:
  • not just sunshine. Do live in a latitude where the day length shortens noticeably in winter? reduction in actual daylight is the problem not simply sunshine. It is unnatural to be getting up in darkness and then staying out of bed long after dark by using artificial light and if you are susceptible to SAD you are going to…
  • Or just eat so much you are too sick to eat for a week afterwards ;()
  • You could bank calories for Thanksgiving! Look at your average calorie intake for a regular week; for Thanksgiving make a best guess at your intake adding on 10% for optimism:() then take off some calories from the days running up to the Big Day to offset the gluttony. Happy Thanksgiving American chums! Be grateful…
  • I'd need much more variety in my menu - and it would take more than toast to cheer me up on your menu! No wonder you get bored. Get a load of tasty veggies in there, use spices and herbs. Chicken isn't the only low fat protein out there :) Fish curry - yum!
  • Erm... not sure this is factually correct. Your BMR is determined by your body mass and age, so reducing weight will reduce BMR by definition. The BMR indicates your bodies minimal calorie requirement per day to keep going and is not affected by your calorie intake, unless that lowers your weight. If you eat less than your…
  • I can only suggest that you aren't working out your calorie intake correctly. I have checked your numbersin a reliable medical calculator and get your BMR at 1374 (pretty much what you have) Using the Harris Benedict Formula your calorie intake to maintain your current weight with no exercise is 1648 and with 5 days/week…
  • Don't forget the baggy skin - that will firm up in time if you haven't had a humungous weight loss. My bingo wings went empty and now they are shrinking.
  • I hate gyms! I hate being indoors to exercise full stop. I walk, sail, kayak... I do weights by lifting and digging heavy stuff in my garden. It's all about activity not special "exercise". If you can build in activity to your day like walking further to work, taking the stairs, walking about at work if you have a desk…
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