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  • Before you agree to a fat-blocker, page 1 of this thread, especially the post by Ninkyou, is a MUST READ: https://community.myfitnesspal.com/en/discussion/10290083/alli-xenical-does-it-work-please-only-answer-if-you-have-actually-taken-it/p1 Here are my thoughts on Phentermine: I didn't internalize healthy eating habits…
  • Also 55. I struggle with logging when I know I'm going to be over. Prelogging helps with that. I encourage everyone to be as active as possible, especially at our age.
  • It probably is the extra weight, but I wanted to toss another idea out there for women in perimenopause/menopause - my thermostat is broken. I've yet to have a hot flash; I'm just hot all the time, and at lower temperatures each year. This was not a problem when I controlled the thermostat, but not that I live with my 84…
  • I took Wellbutrin for about 20 years. It stopped working last summer. We tried a few different meds. You're supposed to give them a month or so but I only gave them a few days. I settled on Cymbalta, which made a huge difference in my mood and energy level. I tend to be sensitive to meds so she started me on the lowest…
  • I have GERD and cannot imagine doing OMAD. Big meals distress me. I do much better on multiple small meals. Now that I have I lost weight and take DGL, I rarely have issues. Most DGL brands are chewable and include stevia, which I cannot stand, so after some trial and error, settled on either of these brands:…
  • My mom manages her silent reflux (in the GERD family; not the same) with diet. She didn't want to take PPIs. She found this book very helpful: Dropping Acid: The Reflux Diet Cookbook & Cure I don't recommend the newer book as I feel it overcomplicates things as one of the authors is GF and the other vegan. She also drinks…
  • I'm no scatologist, but am familiar with Massachusetts coyote scat, and I would have said yours is not that, but while looking for a picture I found this, and am less certain. What I've seen in my woods has a much higher percentage of hair/fur.…
  • My mom has silent reflux which is not aggravated by caffeine pills, so those are perhaps one way to get a caffeine buzz without the disturbed stomach. These have 50 mg caffeine per capsule. (Their suggested serving size is two capsules.) https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B00U0DL5O2
  • Unfortunately, the green check marks in the MFP database are used for both USER-created entries and ADMIN-created entries that MFP pulled from the USDA database. A green check mark for USER-created entries just means enough people have upvoted the entry - it is not necessarily correct. To find ADMIN entries for whole…
  • This was my question too, only I was wondering if you were using an artificial sweetener, which studies have shown can trigger hunger in some people.
  • Carbs are not inherently unhealthy. If you are low carb for a medical reason (other than weight loss) have your doctor refer you to a dietitian. If you are low carb simply to lose weight, great news! People can lose weight just fine eating low carb, moderate carb, or high carb. ps: where did you get the 50-70g carbs a day…
  • Often this is because we have a more active lifestyle earlier in life. If you've switched from a more active lifestyle and/or job to a more sedentary lifestyle and desk job, yes, it's going to feel more difficult to lose weight. I'm 55 and still not in menopause. When I weigh my food on a digital food scale, eat the…
  • Ah, in that case I'd reinforce it with flexible smaller-holed fencing. I once had a fence that kept adult ground hogs out, but not her babies >.< and I reinforced it with plastic chicken wire. There might be cheaper options though. At my Home Depot this is $21 for 100 ft:…
  • I would not have thought that an 18" tall fence was tall enough to keep rabbits out, but this works for me and apparently everyone on Amazon too. https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B01NB1EECB/ To keep birds out of my strawberries, I cover it with bird netting. I'm also using it plus bird netting to keep the cat out of my…
  • I know I do 3 mph on flat. Hills/hiking slows me down. In your example, I would use 50 minutes of "Walking, 3.0 mph, mod. pace" and 10 minutes of "Hiking, cross country."
  • While looking up something for another Phentermine thread, I learned that people taking this can get a false positive for urine drug screens for amphetamines or meth, as they have a similar chemical structure: https://www.verywellmind.com/how-long-does-adipex-stay-in-your-system-80217
    in Phentermine Comment by kshama2001 May 11
  • Here is my standard reply on Phentermine threads: I didn't internalize healthy eating habits when my appetite was artificially suppressed by taking a legal amphetamine-like drug and I gained all the weight back when I stopped taking it. And now I am on medication for heart palpitations. Here's my favorite post about…
    in Phentermine Comment by kshama2001 May 11
  • I'm confused. Zilia is not the OP and there was no previous mention of HCG. Was there an HCG post that was deleted?
  • At one point in my life, I spent a few hours on Sundays making four lunches and four dinners for the week ahead. On Fridays I'd get takeout for lunch and have half for dinner. Later, I switched to making bigger dinners and having leftovers for lunch. During grilling season, we'd make extra chicken, which I'd have for…
  • In 10 years of logging I've yet to have a can of beans that I don't drain come to the right amount of servings :lol: I just use the "***, drained solids" entry from the USDA and call it a day. You're already using the USDA database, so for others that might be reading, here's my canned answer about picking accurate…
  • Raw meat that I'm not planning to use in the next two days goes into the freezer. I use this site for other food items: https://www.stilltasty.com
  • Yes, I put everything in the recipe builder because I tend to deviate from recipes and this is a useful place to have a record. I'll also add water in the recipe builder, especially for rice dishes as some recipes call for WAY too much water even though we are both using long grain raw rice.
  • From where did you form your opinion that no amount of added sugar is safe?
  • I did get this for Mom last year and have been using it quite a bit this year. (Am living with her now.) I love it so much!
  • I gave away a roughly 4x10 foot section of common orange day lilies via Facebook Marketplace. I wasn't watching him closely and he took a LOT of dirt with them. Just as well - I got to amend the soil with a bale of peat moss (my Home Depot was out, as was Walmart, so I paid a little more at the local garden center),…
  • Are you talking about a formal crop rotation plan, in which some sections deliberately lie fallow? Or just not gardening? I don't do either. There's no need for the first with my type of home gardening. For the second, gardening is too therapeutic for me as well as my primary source of cardio this time of year.
  • So you just want to lose 11-15 pounds? The best advice is PATIENCE. If you are a woman with a menstrual cycle, you may just see weight loss once per month. Be aware that many of us can gain water weight when we ovulate as well as premenstrually. Get a weight trending app like Happy Scale (iphone) or Libra (Android) and…
    in Low calorie Comment by kshama2001 May 8
  • Unfortunately, the green check marks in the MFP database are used for both USER-created entries and ADMIN-created entries that MFP pulled from the USDA database. A green check mark for USER-created entries just means enough people have upvoted the entry - it is not necessarily correct. To find ADMIN entries for whole…
  • I just try to meet or exceed protein and fiber, and stay a tad under calories and fat. (Under fat for a personal medical condition - this is not a universal recommendation.) Hitting protein and fiber helps ME stay full - people doing keto are (presumably) satiated with fat.
  • Raw meaty soup bones make the most amazing stock! I save cooked bones in the freezer for stock, or make stock with the carcass from a rotisserie chicken. I simmer in the crockpot for at least 8 hours. FAR superior to store-bought stock. People in the Boston area in search of an Asian supermarket should check out Kam Man -…
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