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  • Do and think what you want as long as it doesn't harm or negatively impact those around you, but be prepared to face the consequences if your need for individuality and personal moral ideals override the protections our society offers. Yes, things need to be reexamined as we learn more and studied with as little bias as…
  • I think medical professionals need to be educated about it so they can appropriately screen patients before recommending it. Seriously life-threatening medical issue that can be remedied with WLS, like advanced T2 diabetes? Sure. Obese person who binge eats/compulsively overeats/emotionally overeats, maybe the should try a…
  • I'm also of the mindset that buffet food quality isn't great, and I'd rather get a single meal - but the exception to that are brunch buffets and Chinese/Asian cuisine buffets. I've had some really good ones, and I (very occasionally) will go all out. As someone who has a tendency to overeat - unfortunately sometimes…
  • You might like the Half-Size Me podcast. It's a collection of interviews with people who lost or are losing substantial amounts of weight. She places a good emphasis on slow, maintainable weight loss and mental struggles that come with maintaining, regardless of how the interviewee chose to lose their weight (Weight…
  • That is frustrating. If you just started or increased exercise, you may have some water retention that can mask weight loss for a few weeks. Also, exercise can make people hungrier and they eat more without thinking about it. If you feel like you can't stick to the calories, you may want to use a smaller deficit or stick…
  • Most business hotels now have refrigerators in room (or have them available if you request one), and in-room or communal microwaves and toaster ovens where they serve breakfast or have convenience items for sale. I set myself up to only eat a small salad or broth/vegetable based soup as a starter and only half of the…
  • Fridge - eggs, butter, hot sauce/sambal olek, soy sauce, mustard, ketchup, various cheeses, sour cream, rotating/seasonal fresh veggies and fruits (carrots, apples, broccoli, green beans, greens, grapes, Brussels, etc.) Pantry - Olive or vegetable oil for cooking, extra virgin olive oil for dressings/drizzling,…
  • Have you tried any of the food delivery services like HelloFresh or Blue Apron? They provide fresh ingredients, detailed instructions, nutrition information, portion control, and rotating menus each week so you don't get tired of eating the same things. You still have to spend 30-40 minutes cooking, but it sounds like…
  • 1. Work doughnut and coffee 2. Beef vegetable soup and crackers 3. Apple and Babybel 4. Chicken & poblano pepper fajita bowls with sour cream and salsa
  • You're both in professions where you have to be organized and manage time to be successful. Take those skills and apply them to weight loss while you start building some new habits. Tracking calories is like staying on a budget. Figure out a reasonable budget, and make food choices based on your budget. You don't have to…
  • I'd say forget the gym for a few weeks since it's stressing you out. Pick one habit to work on, just one, and make sure you can do it every day for a week so you remember what success feels like - it could be drinking enough water, tracking all your food (without necessarily going for a deficit or meeting your macros), or…
  • 1. Chicken burrito bowl, apple 2. Breakfast for dinner - Ham, egg and cheese sandwich, roasted broccoli, tater tots
  • I add black beans to ground beef or white beans to chicken when I'm making tacos and enchiladas. Not necessarily because the calories are way less, but for more filling fiber.
  • 1. Wedding soup, personal pizza with mushrooms 2. Oven-fried chicken thigh sandwich (with spicy mayo & greens), roasted broccoli Other - cocktail or craft beer of some sort at happy hour. Maybe a bar snack.
  • I don't consider dining out to be cheating. I track my meal as best I can, enjoy the company and the food, and work on not overeating until I'm stuffed or mindlessly grazing on things I didn't intend to eat. (That last compulsive overeating part is my personal problem, and obviously doesn't apply to everyone. Turns out…
  • 1. Turkey & brick cheese on 15 grain bread with spinach and spicy mustard, carrots, Cheez-its 2. Sirloin steak, mushroom rice pilaf, roasted asparagus and mushrooms Others - skim flat white
  • I love a dry vodka martini. 125 calories (that with a modest pour). Good for sipping AND it comes with a snack! Sweet tea vodka with club soda and lemon or unsweetened iced tea.
  • Hair washing days: Wake at 6:00, hit snooze Get out of bed at 6:15, stumble to bathroom, stumble downstairs to weigh myself Give anxious dog anxiety meds, wake up bird Shower, brush teeth, minimal makeup, dry hair, put on clothes, get out lunch, drink coffee Feed dogs, short dog walks, morning chat/head scratches/salad…
  • 1. Chicken and mashed potatoes, apple, cheese 2. Beef and black bean enchiladas, avocado Snack: tea, carrots, ginger thins
  • Bowl of fresh berries with a little Redi-Whip.
  • Deviled eggs Celery stuffed with cream cheese and paprika (or make it Buffalo style by mixing in some blue cheese, chives, and hot sauce) Marinated veggies - blanched green beans, cherry tomatoes, and feta in Italian dressing is always a huge hit Pickles and fancy stuffed olives Caprese skewers - cocktail picks with cherry…
  • 1. Rice; chickpea, spinach, and cauliflower curry 2. Spinach and ricotta ravioli; roasted broccoli and chicken breast topped with herbs, breadcrumbs, and Parmesan Snacks: miso-tofu soup; apple and cheese
  • I have a good number of friends who were really excited about Herbalife a few years ago. The thin ones remained thin. The overweight ones remained overweight. None of them still buy Herbalife products. The distributor is still overweight and no longer sells.
  • I don't often substitute, but I do like Barilla's protein plus pasta. It has a higher protein and fiber content that regular pasta and the taste is very similar. The macros make a reasonable 2 oz. serving very satiating so I don't want seconds. I'm also a fan of bulking up food with vegetables. If I make mashed potatoes, I…
  • To get adequate nutrition, you shouldn't eat fewer than 1200 calories per day. Unless you are a short, sedentary, and likely older woman, you can lose weight eating more than 1200. In many instances, you can eat a lot more and still lose weight. Overly aggressive weight loss is more than two pounds per week for overweight…
  • Librarian here. Peer-reviewed articles in respected scholarly journals are the go-to. Ideally you have a diverse editorial board of 'experts' with years of experience who review and comment on studies before publishing. They will hopefully find flaws in the study, logic errors, and poor communication styles before…
  • I use a lot of Penzey's spice blends. They have both salt-free and salted blends. Pretty tasty, especially their BBQ rubs, Tandoori and hot curry blends, and Foxpoint (garlic/shallot base). I also like to make pizza chicken, and it's pretty low in calories - saute thin sliced boneless/skinless breasts, simmer in a crushed…
  • I still eat bread and butter, too. I just tend not to go for the wonder-bread-type of sliced sandwich bread anymore. Baguettes or hearty Italian bakery bread and butter makes me weak in the knees. :)
  • Also into the plain white bread with too much butter. And my dad would spend hours making red sauce with loaded with veggies from the garden and meatballs for pasta, then get super mad because I wouldn't eat it and just eat buttered noodles with garlic salt. When I stayed at my grandparent's, one of our regular snacks was…
  • 1. Curried chickpeas, spinach, and cauliflower with rice 2. Beef, broccoli, and mushroom yakiudon
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