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  • I IF'ed while losing my weight and no longer IF. I'm in my fourth year of maintenance. My advice as a person who doesn't IF is the same as it would have been as a person who did IF, because dieting and maintenance are about habits and consistency, not when you apply them. Anyone who knows this, no matter where they are in…
  • I'm a short, older woman who weighs 115 pounds. I am VERY active. But since I am short and older, I just don't burn a lot of calories. It's simple math and physics. I'm maintaining right now and want to lose about 5 or so more pounds of vanity weight. When I go back to losing, I'll likely hit my birthday and want a treat…
  • That's awesome. I'll have to look for a restaurant that has it.
  • I know you asked for the opinions of meat eaters, but I wanted to answer this question from a few different angles. As a vegetarian, the option of being able to get something on the go appeals to me. As a person with celiac disease? I'm still out in left field. Impossible Burgers have gluten in them and I can't eat them.…
  • Whenever I tried making cauliflower pizza, it never looked that tasty. I gave up trying to make my own because they never came out good, no matter how much moisture I wrung out of the cauliflower. These days, I'm lazy and have calories enough (with planning) to just buy either a GF Trader Joe's cauliflower pizza or a…
  • I'm very curious about this myself. Because I lost the bulk of my weight adhering to an IF protocol, and now I'm leaning out chasing aesthetic goals not using one. I really feel no different. At all. Except my bras are looser :p I'm an experienced dieter. I've tried everything, failed multiple times. I'm successful this…
  • I just remembered something! I remember having the TV on in the background very early one morning and one of those entertainment news type shows was on and they were talking to celebrities about how they manage their weight. Kate Hudson said she used MFP. We could all just say we're using some Hollywood diet tip we picked…
  • I am fairly fortunate in that most calorie bombs in social settings that I haven't planned for are either gluten-containing or gluten contaminated. Sometimes having celiac disease is convenient. People don't freak out when you tell them you have it.
  • Deeply roasted mushrooms and tomatoes are my absolute favorites for umami, That mushroom jerky looks amazing.
  • I knew everything I needed to know going in. Unfortunately, keto and I were not a good fit. I did not have the hoped for results from it (migraine relief) and my energy levels and some other medical conditions were suffering (though given more than the six weeks I gave it they might have recovered). I just didn't see the…
  • A lot of things can impact hunger cues. One of them can be meal timing. Another can be macro ratios. Each of us has to experiment, within the limits set by our calorie allotments, with things like meal timing, food choice, and macro ratios to find the best way of making dieting the most pleasant experience possible.…
  • I did a FODMAP protocol under a doctor's supervision to discover my triggers. Anxiety is also a trigger but usually doesn't bother me as long as I stay active. I did have a food that was previously okay suddenly start bothering me, it took a while to zero in on it, but I figured that one out without going through the whole…
  • I've been an ovo-lacto vegetarian for about ten years now. I became one because like an above poster, I really don't like meat. I've been trying to rely less on animal sources of protein (though I still consume them) and more on plant sources lately. I doubt I'll ever be fully plant-based because food intolerance issues…
  • I feel so all alone in the world right now. I really, really do not like Jello sugar free pudding. I am fine with the taste of artificial sweeteners, but there is something about it in the pudding that's just not right. I've tried. I remember reading about the pudding mix/yogurt trick ages ago and getting all excited. All…
  • Back to you OP, since you're not necessarily interested in growing your muscles, body weight would be fine for you. Strong Curves has a body weight at home program in the book you could use. If you have some money, you could invest in a set of adjustable dumbbells and do the beginner program at home as well. In terms on…
  • I started at a 36K (UK size) and lost 95 pounds. I'm a 30FF UK sizing now. In US sizes, that's 36O to 30H
  • During one portion of my weight loss phase, I was down to a really small three hour eating window. Part of that was so that I could eat a really large meal and have that "super full" feeling I used to feel when I was, you know, eating whatever I wanted when I was 210 pounds. This was during the time I got mired into…
  • This pretty much goes for any topic that seems to become contentious on these boards. There's a hierarchy of priorities when it comes to fat loss: There's no point to majoring in the minors. If something in those lower levels of priority works in particular for you for adherence or satiety? That's great! That's how this is…
  • No matter how little time you spend eating, or your reason for eating, if you eat more calories than you burn, you won't have "weight management success".
  • I like Larabar Truffles. They're 150 calories a serving, and they're chocolatey.
  • ^This, except the flatter taste of those other pastas isn't an issue for me (comparatively) since wheat pasta isn't an option thanks to celiac disease. The Banza brand of chickpea pasta has added pea protein so has a higher amount of protein than other chickpea pastas. I've come to prefer roasted cherry tomatoes as a…
  • I lost 95 pounds in a year and half starting four years ago, then put about 10 pounds back on, lost 5 of that, then maintained around there for a while yo-yoing around it a bit and struggling. I tend to think the struggling was related to the hormonal adjustments of having lost such a large amount of weight plus the fact…
  • I was a long-term IF'er. I started doing it before it had a name, just as a natural eating pattern. I both gained and lost weight that way. When I first came to this site and learned the ins and outs of calorie counting, I lost the majority of my weight adhering to an IF protocol. I maintained that weight loss adhering to…
  • My skin is great. I don't drink celery juice, but I do eat celery in soups and stews. I change my pillow cases and wash cloths very frequently. I oil cleanse. I eat a healthy and varied diet. I moisturize with argan oil.
  • Waving! I'm 56 and weigh less now than I did in elementary school. I lost the bulk of my weight a few years back and after futzing around for a few years, have buckled down and am chipping away at some vanity pounds to go for an aesthetic goal I have. I found that logging accurately and reading these forums really helped.…
  • Here's my Pinterest board where I've collected a lot of bean and vegetable recipes. One recipe isn't vegetarian, but when I make it, I sub out lentils for the ground meat. I can't eat tofu, seitan, or tempeh. They are very good sources of vegetarian protein, but I don't collect recipes for them.…
  • I agree with this. I've had mobility and flexibility issues since I started with all of this and I tried all the drills. They did nothing. The only thing that helped was to keep squatting. Now, I'm not going to lie, progress has been slow, but I'm old and have arthritis. YMMV.
  • I low carbed for ten years. I can say with assurance that was enough time to adapt. I did lose weight, but the diet wasn't sufficiently satiating to get me lower than 150 pounds. That is still 20 pounds overweight for me. After a point, I actually started gaining weight back, because no, fat was not filling for me at all.…
  • ^All of this. Except the naan. Cuz I can't eat it. And when I eat popcorn, I make it in an air popper and spritz it with olive oil. It's a whole grain. There is absolutely nothing junky about that in the least.
  • I'm a vegetarian who tried a trial of low carb for six weeks to see if it helped migraines. It didn't, and it made my arthritis symptoms worse too. I also have IBS and nuts and seeds are a trigger, so they were off the table. I also, since I value muscle mass, ate a higher amount of protein than I think you do (I aimed for…
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