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  • Never stop. If you have a bad day or a cheat meal, let it go, pick back up and move forward. That's the biggest secret. I always used to wait for Monday or the 1st of the month and then had another excuse when that day passed by. I've learned to shake it off and keep moving forward. We all have a long term goal...breaking…
  • Don't be nervous. You can do it. Don't restrict yourself too much (enjoy treats, have them). Eat healthy fresh food (I don't care for all the chemicals in processed or frozen foods). Become very familiar with portion sizes. Drink your water. All I do for exercise is walk, find something you like to do and try to do it…
  • Agree with above. Exercise will not make you lose weight in a particular area but it is still good for you. Besides the obvious health benefits, the exercise will help create a nice muscle layer for your skin to lay on. There is a saying that good abs are created in the kitchen so that means cutting out sugar, carbs and…
  • Everything in moderation. If you crave it, have it...once in a while. Denying yourself something will just make the craving worse and opens the potential to lose control. Keep portion size in mind, we really don't need a large fry when the small will do. But have it, enjoy it, guilt free. Drink some water to flush the…
  • Warning Will Robinson!! Proceed with caution. Nearly everyone would like to make more money at their job. I think you should ask yourself why...does she want you to make more money because the two of you can't make rent, utilities and food? Or does she want you to make more money because she wants more things or so she can…
  • When I hit 11 or so, I gained 15 or 20lbs. The first thing my dad did was put me on a diet. He had me weigh in every day. I got to the point where I started to lie about what I was eating just not to feel the pressure. It started a cycle of gaining/losing weight, hiding what I eat (which I still do to this day) and lying…
  • I like a protein shake with some cheese and a piece of fruit. Yogurt with fruit and some granola. Peanut butter on toast with fruit. Turkey sausage and cheese on a whole wheat tortilla. Breakfast doesn't have to be breakfast food. Have a turkey & cheese roll up or some other kind of lunch item. Good luck!
  • Binge eating is also my problem. I know its psychological. I can even tell that I am NOT hungry but I want to eat anyway because it 'tastes good' or I have a craving. The best things I've found to do are to stay busy. Clean the house, give myself projects to do, take an evening walk, go right to my bedroom and bypass the…
  • Shrimp are easy to toss on a salad. Cottage cheese is another choice. Jerky is a little high in calories but its very portable. Good luck!
  • I think you missed the point of the OP's question. While the general argument is a calorie is a calorie and you reduce intake of calories to lose weight, in practice, some people have problems with certain foods in their diet. OP I haven't found a great probiotic to recommend but was told to find one with different strains…
  • Strict plans tend to fail because they are not easy nor reasonable to stick to (especially if you have kids). I would suggest backing down on the quantity of food you eat first. If you drink three pops a day, back down to one. If you fill your plate at lunch or dinner time, try making your portions smaller. Make better…
  • Be excited for yourself. Its a great first step. Just remember that weight loss slows down so don't get your expectations too high to do that every week. The first week or two, you lose excess water weight. An average of 1-2 pounds a week is a healthy pace. Its a marathon, not a sprint. Keep up the good work. It sounds…
  • My opinion: CICO is about losing weight. Nutrition and exercise are about improving the health and appearance of your body. It would take me nearly 4 hours of running to burn 3000 calories. I have better things to do with my time so those cheeseburgers start looking like more trouble than they are worth.
  • I've lost nearly 80lbs and haven't had much of a change in bra size (yet!). I still have about 50lbs more to lose so they may still go away. I was a 44DD at my biggest and now, 80lbs less, I'm a 40D to a 40DD. Depends on the bra. I am reconciled to losing them, wish they lifted up instead of dropped down, but I'm ok. My…
  • Some medications can cause damage to your teeth, you should confirm that isn't a side effect of any you may be taking. Soft teeth may be hereditary, some people don't get enough floride in their diet. Brushing twice daily and two-three dental visits a year is important. Damage caused to your teeth by sweets doesn't have to…
  • I think the point of MFP is to help you learn what to eat and how to portion control. Your diet sounds fair but a little boring. I have a feeling you'll be tired of it fairly quickly. Getting tired of eating the same foods is setting yourself up for trouble. Personally, I think you need more protein, especially if you are…
  • My doc told me that your body processes the substitute sugar in the same way so it raises your insulin levels which, in an insulin resistant person like myself, can slow weight loss. I have no proof to back up her claim. I have not been able to kick the habit completely and I try to limit myself to one a day. I've been…
  • I know it sounds counter-intuitive, but try eating back your exercise calories. When you aren't getting enough, your body tends to hold onto what it has. You need 1200 at a minimum to just run your normal body functions. If you continuously get less than that, you are depriving your body of the nutrients and the fuel it…
  • I find I start slipping off my plan when I do not log. The logging keeps me honest and on track.
  • I'm not sure I would confront him about this particular issue because it seems like he would twist it into being something innocent. He is, at the very least, very disrespectful to both your mom and yourself. I agree with a comment above, the next time he says something directly to you, I would let him have it, let him…
  • You already sound like you have a fairly good handle on things, great job! You know what to cut. You know the healthy choices to make. You didn't mention exercise so I would suggest fitting in some kind of workout, even if its taking a walk with your family in the evenings. If you exercise more, be sure to eat more to…
  • I think its too much but I don't think we have all the info in which to form an opinion. Are you in training for something like a marathon? Or are you trying to lose weight quickly? Are you eating enough? Or do you feel tired, drained, lightheaded? Are you allowing your muscles a chance to rest and recover or are you doing…
  • I weigh myself daily because it keeps me focused. If I weigh myself weekly, I tend to slide on my diet and nutrition for a few days and then try to make up for it the last few days before a weigh in. The daily weigh in works for me.
  • Sounds like plantar fasciitis to me too, if a non medical opinion counts for anything. Good shoes are a must, replace them on a regular basis. I suggest going to a running shoe store and having them help you find shoes to fit you properly. (I can't wear flip flops any more, except for a short walk from my car to the…
  • People tend to overestimate their calorie burn during exercise. Losing weight is mostly about food control and nutrition. The exercise has other benefits for your health so it is only good stuff (cardiovascular health, cholesterol levels, blood pressure, etc). However, too many people try to exercise off the weight (I ate…
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