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  • I think it depends on why you take them. I took Zoloft (25 years ago) and gained weight. But my BMI was like 17 and I was taking it for an anxiety/OCD disorder - at that time in my life my anxiety killed my desire to eat. So the medication did what it was supposed to and I gained weight. My opinion is that it is the change…
  • I also tried to join, and also got the spam message. I would like to join.
  • I do the same thing - I am allergic to chick peas and pretty sure that I have a mild allergy to peanuts (and maybe other legumes) because they make my tongue hurt, only if I eat a lot of them. But I have been eating them my whole life and still do. I have also heard that you have to be careful because allergies can get…
  • @LifeChangz Thank you for your post - lots of helpful advice that I will try to implement. So this evening before bed I have 1) logged all my food for tomorrow, using the suggestions I have included a larger afternoon/evening snack for when I get home from work, and then a smaller than usual dinner. So the calories will be…
  • Yeah maybe I will be like the joke about how retired people eat dinner at 4:30. :) Right now I am working and have to eat around my work/commuting schedule, so after breakfast and lunch if I have too much of a snack after work I won't have enough calories left for dinner (which I have with my spouse around 6:30-7). I'm not…
  • Thanks for taking the time to share your strategies with me, I will try some of them. The book I'm reading about binge eating says to notice your urges and separate yourself and not act on them - and I'm like "ok if I knew how to do that then I wouldn't be in this situation" lol. So some concrete strategies to use will be…
  • Thanks it is good to know I am not alone, it is hard to admit some of those thoughts out loud sometimes, it really makes me feel weak and, I don't know, like there is something wrong with me that I can't get a handle on this. I think I had my glucose tested with regular blood work during my check ups. My doctor has never…
  • I despise cottage cheese :) - but I get your point. I will be experimenting and making adjustments going forwards.
  • I'm not discounting it, I just wouldn't do it myself. I did an ultra low carb diet (not carnivore) for 6 weeks and my knee arthritis also improved noticeably. It was not easy to stick with though. Anecdotally I've heard people say the same thing about a vegan, or really any whole food diet, though. I tend to think that…
  • Really? I find the links and research very interesting. Maybe it's just me but the whole search for the "perfect" diet I find very intriguing. (I mean I would never eat a carnivore diet even if it was found to be the best (because eww). But I would never eat Lucky Charms either. :smiley: I tend to lean towards the belief…
  • Yeah they really make a difference in enjoyment for me for my eggs, and sauteed and air fried veggies. I think I have recipes for some oil free salad dressings though so I will start trying to cut back on that side of it and see how I like that.
  • I think I will use this thread and leave my diary open for accountability - I think it helps me stick to plan a bit to kind of "put it out there" in writing. So today my current weight is 218.4. I am going out for brunch so will have to work around that for the rest of the day. Already did my treadmill/bike this morning,…
  • I think it might just be an exceptionally bad year for it? Idk if it has to do with coming out of isolation from the pandemic or what - but my husband and I are vaccinated and boosted, have already both had covid (my experience was close to yours - pretty *kitten*), and we got our flu shots as well. And are both sick for…
  • My profile was public not my diary - I changed it. I think I was eating around that amount, but I wasn't tracking super consistently. I also did 20 minutes each on the treadmill and spin bike each day, and some weights, which I plan to continue, and I walk my dog 30 minutes (she's 13.5 so it's not a great workout - but…
  • Oh my profile was open not my diary. I fixed it. I do cook a lot with olive oil, and have it on my salads. Like yesterday for dinner I cooked fish in olive oil & garlic, air fried green beans tossed in oil, and had it on my salad. That is probably too much I should probably find other ways to cook, or maybe at least make…
  • Where is this chart from (link?) I am trying to determine the context.
  • I logged two full days - yesterday and today and came up to 1600+ calories each day. Not sure how I could go lower than that, so I am going to stick to 1600 - 1700 for a while and see how that goes. I seem to have a lot of fat calories so potentially I could cut back on olive oil I guess - but I use it a lot for cooking…
  • I've noticed this too - when I came down with the cold I thought it might be an issue to use it - but the airflow and humidity actually seem to help. Who knew?
  • It's the worst - I had a house full of people over the holidays who like to eat and brought all kinds of tempting things with them. I mean it's not their fault, it is my fault and my responsibility to control myself I can't expect anyone else to do that for me. I have asked my husband to be a little more careful about what…
  • I'm not over restricting, I realize I have an issue with binge eating and self control. I don't think it has to do with being hungry, it is just a bad habit that I have reinforced and am finding hard to break. The holidays did make it worse because we had a lot of people here and a lot of problem foods. And after that I…
  • No I don't take any medication. It's not my appetite that is the problem, I know I don't eat because of hunger, I have come to realize that I have a problem with binge eating and self control.
  • Thanks for asking but I am doing not well. I gained the 5 lbs I lost back over the holidays - so I went back in my usual cycle of sticking to it for a while, losing a bit, and then falling back and failing. I honestly don't know why this is so difficult for me, I literally eat things that I know AS I AM EATING them that I…
  • Update: I have had my CPAP for a month now. It isn't a full mask, it just sits under my nose, and has been really easy to get used to, I have had no trouble with it. Not sure I have noticed a huge difference in how I feel during the day. I think I might be sleeping better but I got it right before Christmas so the…
  • Blueberry chia "pudding" - 2 tbsp chia seeds, 1 tbsp ground flax seeds, 1/2 cup soy milk, 1/2 cup blueberries, 1 tsp honey - stir and set in fridge. I make it in the morning and eat it with my lunch every day. 250 calories, 10 grams protein, 11 grams fiber. :smile:
  • I used to think that I wanted to be more minimalist - but now I realize I just want my home to have a minimalist aesthetic. So no clutter and "stuff" I don't need. But I realize I could never be considered an actual minimalist, it doesn't fit my lifestyle. I own two homes and one of them is on a lake so I have like 8 boats…
  • @AnnPT77 Thank you for your comment and information! I am definitely hoping that treating my sleep apnea will have an effect on my energy levels and appetite balance as well. The Canadian health care systems sometimes works at a snail's pace, and my referral was long time coming. There was some sort of mix up but it is…
  • The doctor probably meant that the OP's diabetes is now insulin dependent, and phrased it awkwardly. Sometimes doctors say things in a way that is meant to convey a concept to a patient in a way they will understand. I hardly think that means they need to have their license revoked.
  • It's been a little over a month and I am down 5.5 lbs. Was hoping for more, but going in the right direction anyway.
  • I eat mostly the same things daily for breakfast and lunch. By that I mean I have 2-3 options that I alternate through and they are all counted out for protein, veggies, calories and fibre, so I know they fit within my plan and goals. Dinner changes up depending on the day. Because the rest of the day is pretty set I can…
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