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  • Like many others say, there are no bad foods. That being said, I try to eat less processed foods because they tend to cause me more bloating and general abdominal discomfort compared to natural foods -for me- (as a blanket statement). When I have less bloating etc, I feel better and I am happier in my body. I think there…
  • I also recommend Yoga with Adrienne. She is awesome, and anyone can do yoga. It is wonderful for both body and mind.
    in Yoga Comment by BioQueen May 2018
  • Congrats on your loss so far! The healthy BMI range is pretty big, my first goal was just to get there in the first place! Now that I am here I am realizing that I am a lot more petite in body frame than I ever thought. I shouldn't be surprised, several of the women in my family are petite. So I realized that I will…
  • I used to be a huge coffee drinker (relied on caffeine a little too much). For the past month I've been caffeine free! Now I substitute coffee for English breakfast tea (decaf) and I make it with about a tablespoon of half-n-half and some truvia and it makes me very happy :)
    in Tea Comment by BioQueen February 2016
  • Feel free to add me :) I lost 51 pounds by the time I got married which I was VERY happy with (181 lb --> 130 lb). However I lost really aggressively and put on about 14 pounds in 6 months since getting married. For me I don't think it was so much the "married life" as that I went so aggressive up until that day and my…
  • Chocolate! I have a chocolate bar that I will take about 10g from or so at a time and it's only about 45 calories (depending on the kind you get). I try to eat it -very slowly-. It isn't as much fun if you wolf it down :)
  • I can tell you my experience, which I'm sure will differ with others but: I did it for about 2 months and I felts awful. I had zero energy, I felt it was impossible to work out. I did lose weight, probably about 7-10 pounds, but I regained it when I decided it wasn't for me. I have had much better success with just CICO…
  • I try really hard to not have a cheat day, but rather a "cheat" meal, or something I wouldn't normally eat. Life happens. My friend wants to celebrate her bday with a night out with a beer and girl scout cookie pairing/tasting, and you bet I'm going to go! But I won't let the whole day fall apart and I will probably work…
  • Are you really stressed? That can often exacerbate the problem. Have you tried activities like yoga for relaxation? It also helps keep things moving with all the twisting. Also, have you talked to your doctor about it?
  • Do you drink caffeine at all?
  • Talk to her doctor or a dietician referred by her doctor. There are special diets specifically for people with renal disease.
  • I've started exercising again :) I feel SO much better when I do. I find that eating healthier and less comes a lot easier to me then going out and getting active, but the combination of the two just makes me feel ten times better.
  • NAFLD - non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. I would ask your doctor to explain it better so that you understand rather than listen to people on the internet. There may be some helpful credited websites for you to learn how the mechanisms work. Working on your healthy habits and weight loss will help though :)
  • Before I began losing weight I stress ate like it was my job. It got really bad when I was applying for med school and taking my MCAT (the SAT for med students). I would want sweet, then salty, but then I needed sweet, and then salty because it was too sweet. I can't remember when it really started, but it may have been a…
  • My parents made me do a sport - I could really choose whatever I wanted, but I HAD to do something. If she doesn't like team sports there are tons of fun more solitary sports (that's what I chose to do, I'm not good at the sportsball). I didn't really start gaining weight until AFTER I stopped doing my sports and went to…
  • So I just made cookies for a bake sale we are having lol. I just tell myself that they aren't for me, they are for everyone else to enjoy.
    in Cookies Comment by BioQueen January 2016
  • So although I'm not a huge fan of the amount of weight per "week" they are supposed to be losing, I like this show better than some others. I think it is great that they are focusing on the diet vs. just exercising 24/7 to lose weight. I also think it is important for people to realize there are multiple ways to lose…
  • So this is huge for me because it is a bad habit that I really really wanted to break. I didn't spend ANY EXTRA MONEY on food this week after I went grocery shopping. Normally I will go buy salads or other prepared food. Usually I make very healthy choices, but it is hard on the wallet and doesn't help the habit of home…
  • I don't really miss anything, I felt awful when I was heavier and eating poorly (mostly just overeating, I don't believe in bad foods, just bad portions).
  • I only graze when I pre-log it, which at that point I'm not sure if it qualifies as grazing lol. But if I graze without logging it first I get a really nasty surprise. But I would definitely log it, that stuff can add up if you aren't paying attention.
  • I did them when I was very unfit. I saw improvements BUT I ended up hurting my knee badly enough that I needed to stop. It might be worth it to do it every other day or every 3 days, but I did get bored really quickly too.
  • Sometimes I will - once I lost enough weight it became obvious and I felt like I had to talk about it. Some people thought I was sick (eating disorder) and I felt like I needed to tell them that I was losing weight in a healthy way. However I don't really like to talk about it unless people specifically ask me or someone…
  • It can definitely be rough! Do you prepare your meals at home or do you eat out? I tend to be pretty busy (but who isn't?) (I'm a med student and meal prep comes in low on my priority list in terms of minutes I want to spend) so I find quick to make things and I tend to eat the same things for the whole week. It gets…
  • Pre-logging really changed how I dealt with portions. If I pre-log, I can see how many calories I can allocate for each meal and how much (or little) of something I want. If I wait until after I eat then usually I am in for an unhappy surprise. I also know some people pre-portion things. I can see this working really well…
  • Congrats everyone! I got married in July and I lost 50 total, but only the last 25 before the wedding and that took me about 9 months and I was quite aggressive. I want to throw out there that it is really important to have a plan for AFTER the wedding too. It is really easy to gain after, I gained about 10 pounds because…
  • The thing that always keeps me motivated is how I FEEL when I am lighter and eating better (and moving more, but I don't do a ton of exercise). When I eat poorly, get bloated, and gain I feel awful. My mind is slower, my energy is lower, I'm just unhappy. I am happy being healthy. Vanity also slips in, but it's not the…
  • I'm very very ready to lose my last 15 :smile: . I've lost 40 up to this point!
  • 1. Be mentally ready and address mental/emotional reasons why you gained weight in the first place. If you don't work on this part of your life, it is impossible to fix you physical state long term. 2. Weigh and log consistently, even if it is a bad day. If you feel like you just want to forget the bad days and pretend…
  • I'm 5'5" and my healthy BMI range is between 111-150. I have been down to 130 and I know I want to lose another 5 pounds off of that. I originally set my goal weight to 120-135 because I had NO idea what I would look like, I had never been under 150 at an adult hight. Now that I am in a healthy BMI and seeing what…
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