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  • Type it into a google search EXACTLY as I have (including the word "of") and you will get the same results I did. I often use this little trick when seeking calorie values. I used to rely on this completely before I found mfp and succeeded in easily losing 30+ lbs using their counts- which can sometimes vary widely from Mfp
  • Currently: 5'4", 160.8 lbs, 10 petite bottoms (sometimes 8!), "Large" tops. This is down from Jan 1st of this year when I weighed 193 wore a size 14 pants (regular size, not petite) and a 1x tops. Working on losing the last aprox 15 lbs- slowly but surely and will begin weight training soon. I should mention that to date I…
  • 1. Everyone has 'trigger foods". These are foods that are difficult to stop eating. Mine- and it sounds like yours- are REFINED CARBOHYDRATES. If that's the case- look at it like a DRUG. You can't do "just a little" heroine. I eat ZERO refined carbs. Once I got past the "withdrawal period" of a week or so, I have *never…
  • Try FULL FAT dairy instead of low fat or skim! I used to think I was lactose intolerant- but it turns out that I can eat FULL FAT w/zero problems (apparently, it's a phenomenon...) Only a few more calories- and TOTALLY worth it. Delicious & filling!
  • Menopause, shemenopause. I'm 61. I always thought I had a "slow metabolism"- have been on one diet or another pretty much since I was a teenager- and thought that being post menopause it would be even harder to lose weight. But since Jan 1, I have dropped EASILY from 193 to 161.8 (want to lose maybe another 15). I started…
  • Do you know whether the pounds you've lost are muscle or fat? (you would need to have kept track of your body composition). Muscle is much smaller and more compact than fat- so if the weight lost was muscle, you would not be losing as many inches. It's important to eat VERY HIGH PROTEIN while losing weight to avoid muscle…
  • I'm curious how things are going now. Did you try any of our suggestions? Has there been any change?
  • Exactly. Thank you! I am blown away by how *easy* it has been to lose this weight that has plagued me for decades. Easiest thing I have ever done.
  • What kinds of food do you like? (It's important to find healthy things you **love**-) Are you willing to do a bit of cooking? I was never able to lose weight until I started preparing from scratch (easy things, though!) cut out pretty much anything processed and stopped eating out almost entirely. [You never truly know…
  • I also LOVE tilapia- very easy to prepare and it is a fantastic protein "bargain" for the calories. I've found the whole foods brand to be superior. It's a lot cheaper if you buy it in the freezer section across from the seafood section (comes in large bags- I think it's about 8 fillets for 15.99). Trader Joes is cheaper.…
  • For 1500 cals, you could eat the whole cow!
  • For me, it's been a PIECE OF CAKE (sorry for the bad metaphor). Seriously- this is the easiest thing I have ever done in my life. I always assumed that it was menopause that made it hard to lose weight. Wrong. My biggest regret is that I did not do this SOONER. The biggest advantage to losing the fat *before* menopause,…
  • Two victories to report! Yesterday I had to replace the batteries in my food scale! I figure that's a good sign :) ALSO today (ta-da!) I finally broke though what seemed like a plateau and lost an additional lb! Woo-hoo! I say "seemed like"- because even though it seemed like the scale was stuck forever, it was actually…
  • Hi @kshama2001 I shoot for a min of 8, but believe it or not, my optimal sleep requirement is *10 hrs* (reportedly, Einstein also got 10 hrs per night, so I'm in good company :) When I get those hrs, I feel great. When I get less than 8 (some days this week unfortunately- some exceptional life stressors this week) I'm…
  • My experience has been just the opposite. Last year I was working a volunteer position that was **extremely** stressful and time-consuming. I got very little sleep and was so busy most days that I forgot to eat- would often have just a couple of yogurts throughout the day. Certainly didn't have time to shop for healthy…
  • You could say the same of ANY of the things we need to be doing in order to become fitter. "Who eats 1400 calories a day"? "Who drinks a minimum of 8 cups of water?" "Who has time to go to the gym"? "Who logs everything they eat"? Who does all these things? People who are committed to becoming as fit and healthy as…
  • Thanks so much- @kittehkitteh88 I may try this tomorrow!!!
  • Your answer is in your question. Research shows that lack of SLEEP and STRESS cause your body to release hormones that keep you FAT. Before you think of doing ANYTHING else- make sure that you get a MINIMUM of 8 hrs sleep per night, relax and take care of yourSELF. After you have committed to doing that, everything else…
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