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  • I probably wrote a post some time ago, but I'd like to make some new friends so I'm making a new one. I'm 5'3 and around 135lbs (I gained around 20 pounds after maintaining for a year or so and I'd like to get rid of them for good), I'd love to have some friends who eat and lift :)
  • I make my overnight oats with pb2, cocoa powder, cinnamon, 1 tsp of husk fiber and ricotta cheese. It has enough protein, fats and fiber to keep me full for 4-5 hours.
  • Same here. When I started to feel crazy, I made a conscious effort to detach myself from the numbers for a while. I tried to stop logging and eating intuitively a few times, with mixed results. Now I'm logging my food and I try to be as accurate as I can, and I admit that eating out is still a major stress for me because I…
  • Feel free to add me :) I'm a chronic yo-yo dieter, currently around 135 and trying to get leaner and heal my relationship with food.
  • Keeping it simple is what works best for me. I usually play around with the same two combinations: Lunch A: Frozen veggies, potatoes, hard boiled eggs or cold cuts Lunch B: Pulse salad (usually lentils or chickpeas) with fresh veggies (tomatoes, olives, chopped carrots, bell peppers...) and moar protein (usually canned…
  • Shortie here! I prefer to look at the bright side: losing a few lbs totally makes a difference! 5-6 lbs are enough to drop a size for me :) (they're also enough to GAIN a size... But as I said I prefer the bright side!)
  • Yeah, me too. I also don't weigh the kernel or the core when I'm eating apricots or apples. I came to a point in the past where logging accurately was becoming very stressful so I don't want to get there again.
  • I dont log herbs, diet soda, black coffee, a sprinkle of 2% milk in my coffee (I log 200mL every now and then if I feel very OCD but it doesn't happen very often), lemon juice, balsamic vinegar. I know they do have calories and they add up but it has worked for me so far. I also stopped weighing a few things like cocoa and…
  • Birth control helped me a lot dealing with PMS symptoms, but I still feel a bit bloated and hungrier than usual before my fake period comes. I keep telling myself it's just a mental thing and it will be over soon, I make sure I get my exercise done and I focus on getting a lot of veggies, fruit and lean protein so that I…
  • I have the opposite problem. I actually eat a bigger amount of food now, because I eat way more veggies and fruit and less calorie-dense foods. In fact, I'm thinking about cutting a little bit on greens and fruit and upping my fat intake because being a volume eater tends to backfire when I eat out.
  • I think everybody has a stubborn spot. I lost most of my weight from my thighs and butt, which were never huge by the way, but the fat on my waist never seems to go away. When I take measurements I can see that it's not true at all, I HAVE lost fat and inches from my waist, but it still looks bigger than the rest. And I…
  • I eat my favourite foods in moderation so I don't feel deprived. Whenever I tried to restrict, I always ended up bingeing. Some people prefer to avoid trigger foods completely and I respect that, you need to find what works for you. If I were diagnosed with broccoli intolerance (lol) I would end up bingeing on broccoli.…
  • As I said, I can't really answer the question because my activity level was different. I ate a bit less while losing the last pounds but I was also moving a bit less. I just entered my new stats into MFP and let it do the math. I also have a Fitbit which helps me figure out how much I burn. You don't HAVE to get a Fitbit…
  • I weigh in (almost) every day but I use the Libra app so I can check the overall trend instead of a random number that changes every day. It really helped me!
  • Well, let them know the hormone is called Leptin. Lepton is a subatomic particle.
  • You can eat whatever you want, IMHO :smile: Personally, I make sure I get a lot of veggies, a good source of protein (lean meat and greek yogurt, usually) and fresh fruit every day. I'm struggling a bit with healthy fats but I'm working on it. Once I've had those things, I fill the rest of my calories with whatever I want.…
  • From my experience, <3500 steps = Sedentary 10k steps = somewhere between Lightly active and Active It depends on many factors, including how much effort you put into your walking, but 15-20k steps sounds more like Active or Very Active to me. Especially if you are carrying your kid or pushing a stroller. If you link your…
  • I apologise for the incorrect information then. I was specifically talking about iron and calcium, but I haven't considered that I live in Europe so rules are probably different here. I've been reading labels for a while now and I see very few foods which list their calcium and iron content (they often list vit C and A,…
  • Many foods don't have their iron/calcium/vitamin content on the label, so they don't add to the total. Also, not all iron is created equal so I find it pointless to track it here. I just listen to my body and get my bloodwork done from time to time. Unless you have bone or anemia issues I wouldn't worry too much :)
  • I can't really answer that question because my exercise routine changed since last winter so now I move a bit less and eat a bit less. Not much of a difference, anyway. I'm not going insane about accuracy, for example I usually don't weigh prepackaged food, I eyeball when I eat out and I don't weigh portions when I'm…
  • That's when you need to be extra accurate with your logging. I lost some weight with MFP then eventually stopped logging and started eating intuitively and lost some more weight. However, I had to bite the bullet and start tracking again when it came to the last 7 lbs which didn't seem to go away! (and it worked)
  • No and I'm still losing. Not 100% accurate but I'm fine with it. As someone said, it will all even out anyway. I tend to get a bit obsessive about measuring and logging, so in my experience it's just additional stress.
  • Yay! TBH I think I'm a bit dehydrated and possibly eating a little less than I should. Anyway, Way to go people! :)
  • Sometimes I use polenta as a pie crust and it's very good. I cook it with less water than I'd normally use. Not sure about pizza crust, I'm not a fan of pizza substitutes but on the other hand I love sliced polenta with tomato and mozzarella so it's worth a try :)
  • Oregano, tomato and mozzarella slices or any kind of cheese (put them in the oven for a few minutes so the cheese can melt) Mushrooms Pesto Lentils Basically, any pasta sauce or anything you would spread on bread will do the trick. :)
  • Oh yeah!
  • 1. I am 26, currently in a bigamous relationship with an awesome boyfriend and med school, Italy. 2. Current Weight: 121 lbs 3. Goal Weight: 114 lbs I've been on and off MFP for a few years and I slowly lost around 30 pounds. Time to shed the last 7! 4. I'm in med school and June will be a very stressful month because I…