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  • CBT is a bit different than other therapeutic approaches - you can actually find a lot of effective self-help books and workbooks that are based on CBT and can be very helpful. While a dietitian could be helpful, I would probably prefer to spend money on some personal training sessions.
  • Your calorie counts are likely not accurate. If your "600 to 800 calories" at 280 pounds equated to an average loss of only 2 pounds per week, I'd say your actual calorie count was likely at least triple that value. So I'd guess your "1200 to 1500 calories" is more like 3600 to 4500 calories, which would explain why you…
  • I am probably not going to explain this well, but I will give it a go anyway. What seems to work best for me is telling myself, "That is not my food." Have a plan for what you are going to consume that day. Make sure it is a satisfying plan that meets your needs. Whatever treat she brings in is not a part of your plan. It…
  • * Roasted vegetables with a bit of goat cheese * Vegetable soup thickened by pureeing about half of the vegetables * Fiber One cereal (no added sugar) * Roasted cauliflower with Frank's Wing Sauce
  • No, never noticed anything of the sort.
  • If you can move to 1500 calories and continue to lose weight at a satisfactory weight, then there is no need for you to be at 1200 calories. If eating 1500 calories does not result in a satisfactory rate of weight loss, then you have some more difficult choices to make. You'll have to adjust your expectations and accept a…
  • Do you think you might be a volume eater? In a nutshell, the idea is to fill up on foods with low caloric density. If you are eating a food with high caloric density (I had a piece of salmon for dinner tonight), have a smaller portion and then balance it with a satisfying (large) portion of a low caloric density food (a…
  • Many people believe that motivation leads to success. I think that the opposite also works. Feeling successful at something motivates people to persist in that activity. You can apply that idea to weight loss. Set specific goals that you can measure, which are attainable (realistic), and which you can control. That last…
  • The Diet Trap Solution by Dr. Judith Beck and Deborah Beck Busis The Beck Diet Solution by Dr. Judith Beck Either (or both) of these books will help you learn to recognize distorted thinking and how to change your thinking, which is the key to being able to be permanently in control of your behavior. They do not offer a…
  • Unfortunately, there is no easy answer. We are all different, with different needs and preferences. I am a volume eater who loves vegetables. I do best by limiting the caloric density of the foods I eat so that I can have large portions. I do best by making some meals automatic (cereal every day for breakfast, salad every…
  • Well, yes, if you eat back some of your exercise calories, of course you won't lose as much weight as you would if you didn't eat them back. You say that your settings on mfp are based on a rate of loss of 1 pound per week, and last week you lost 1.5 pounds. So, to keep the math simple, let's say you earned a 400 calorie…
  • I think your increased hunger is most likely a combination of it being the third day of adjusting to a lower calorie consumption combined with eating a few hundred calories under your goal for the previous two days. I would tend to want to stay status quo for a few more days to let it have a chance to work itself out…
  • I think finding an effective solution is going to depend on whether or not you can correctly identify the problem. If this late night hunger is something new that you have started experiencing since changing the way you are eating, and it is actual physical hunger, then you might look at solutions such as changing the…
  • We have 3 rescue dogs and Ziggy, our Russell Terrier. Ziggy loves being active, but due to his deformed front legs, he is unable to go on regular walks as the sides of his front claws wear down until they bleed. He was a decent swimmer when he was young, but now he makes us nervous as he tires quickly and shows poor…
  • I have a Surge. It is bulky and the face is rather strangely sloped, but it has built in GPS, so I don't have to carry my phone with me. It was a good compromise for me as I want a wearable fitness tracker that I could also use to track distance covered on runs without needing a phone or a second device.
  • I use a treadmill in the gym because I have hyperreactive airways, and outside pollutants can irritate them. There is a whole line of unused treadmills, so I chose one on the end and started my run. About 2 miles in, a guy started using the treadmill right next to me. Then he started farting. Though the farts were quite…
  • Are you working out in the late afternoon or evening? Some people are energized by working out, so you might try changing your workout time to earlier in the day.
  • My suggestion is to either do MFP or the 21 Day Fix eating program rather than trying to combine both at first. Once you have a good handle on one plan, then you can look into combining them or even switching entirely if you feel like that would be beneficial. The problem with not eating all of your calories or all of your…
  • Maybe it would be helpful to use less loaded language. Overeating is a problem if it occurs with enough frequency to cause one to reach an unhealthy weight. If someone overeats occasionally but is able to balance out their eating to maintain a healthy weight, then I agree that there isn't a problem and there is nothing to…
  • You walk 15 - 18.5 km (9 - 11.5 miles) in an hour? :o That doesn't seem right to me, either!
  • Are you doing your cardio and lifting during the same session? If so, maybe try alternating workouts, or doing one in the morning and one in the evening. I would guess that the cause of feeling low energy after knee replacement surgery would be due to the energy requirements of healing. So I think the strategy of adding…
  • This may not be what you want to hear, but it is what I needed to be told when I decided to start running. Go to a store that specializes in running. You are looking for a place that will analyze how you run and determine what kind of shoe you need. You need to find out about your foot strike and motion mechanics (whether…
  • I have a husband, two children, four dogs, and a full time job. I drag myself out of bed at 4:45 am to make time to exercise. It isn't ideal, especially when my insomnia was less controlled and I often wasn't falling asleep until around 2 am. :/ If it is a priority, you will find a way to make it work.
  • I can never pass up an opportunity to link to Dean Anderson's amazing article, Stop Dieting and Start Living. For those of you who don't have time to read the article (which I highly recommend doing - I promise it is not too long and well worth the small time sacrifice), I'll give a brief summation. According to Mr.…
  • My recommendation is to compromise - there is no black or white dichotomy here. I think your best strategy is to balance a small calorie deficit with an increase in exercise, which offers both weight loss and increased fitness. If you are currently eating at a 500 calorie deficit without much exercise, I would suggest…
  • I wonder why you let this bother you to such a degree that you got upset, cried, and had to be on the receiving end of a big speech before going back to the gym. And you state that you are continuing to worry about what other people are thinking. The comment was rude and mean. Is it possible that you reaction was a bit out…
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