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Old 08-21-2007, 07:07 AM   #11
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Life style changes yes Vera! Me? 1500 max per day! Mostly less. I am a bad boy on week-ends sometimes however.
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Old 08-21-2007, 07:48 AM   #12
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I don't count calories, but I try to eat healthfully, at least most of the time. I generally don't have dessert at home; occasionally when I'm out to dinner with friends, we share one or two. I don't bake much - I prefer savory food to sweets. I sometimes splurge on good French fries

Also, I don't believe in deliberately eliminating any food or food category (e.g., breads or potatoes) and I found out the hard way that we all need a certain amount of fat in our diets, or our bodies will not absorb the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K. I usually cook with olive oil, but I have other oils and butter that I cook with less often.
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Old 08-21-2007, 02:28 PM   #13
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Life style changes yes Vera! Me? 1500 max per day! Mostly less. I am a bad boy on week-ends sometimes however.
Eventually, I'll get to the part where I won't care about being 'bad'. For now, I'll settle for being bad once a month.

Oh, by the way....booze has absolutely no calories. I've decided.
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Old 08-21-2007, 03:49 PM   #14
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Oh, by the way....booze has absolutely no calories. I've decided.
Oh I am so right there with you on this Vera!!!!!!!
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Old 08-21-2007, 04:29 PM   #15
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Oh I am so right there with you on this Vera!!!!!!!
Right??!!! C'mon it either looks like water or tea. And we all know those drinks are free.

One day I'll give you my theories on eating broken cookies and the potato chip dust from the bottom of the bag...hehehe
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Old 08-22-2007, 01:07 PM   #16
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Ideally I'd like to eat between 1800 and 2000 calories per day, but it's so hard to keep track of the numbers when you hurriedly eat a snack or cook yourself something from scratch. Not everything comes with labels!

And yeah, booze does not count as calories. And since I like fruity cocktails, it's actually a healthy thing to consume--more antioxidants!
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Old 08-23-2007, 09:59 AM   #17
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I don't really count my calories anymore, I have a good idea where they fall between 2200 and 2500.

For all those with extremely low cal intakes, remember that these intakes effect the way your body will maintain Homeostasis.

You will affect your Thyroid and Metabolism. The body will tend to store fat as a form of survival, cause it thinks it is starving.

Working on eating healthy meals consistently, and you and your body will be much Happier. Just my $0.02
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Old 08-23-2007, 10:46 AM   #18
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I`ve no idea, I eat when I`m hungry and that`s usually once a day in the evening or night, and I stop when I`m full.

I can eat whatever I like also, my weight stays the same +/- a couple of pounds.
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Old 08-23-2007, 11:51 AM   #19
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I gain weight easily so I'm always watching my calories. I work out for an hour daily and try to keep my calories between 1,200 and 1,500. I drink my wine with abandon, as if those calories don't count! Not too tempted by sweets, luckily. But if I have potato chips in the house I can't get my mind off of them!!
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don`t be fooled, alcohol like sugar is nearly Pure Calories (just look how well it burns!).
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