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Old 11-14-2008, 06:04 PM   #211
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i have just given up. just trying to eat less. have lost a few pounds. i just love food to much. today, have had a slimfast shake with one half bannana in it. and one bran muffin.

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Old 11-14-2008, 08:55 PM   #212
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My major problem is that I am a carbohydrate junkie. Bread, cake, cookies, PIE!, ice cream...so, at least for now, I am avoiding everything with grain, yeast or sugar, with the exception of some fruit at breakfast. It seems to be working. It had better, considering the sacrifice...

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Old 11-14-2008, 09:09 PM   #213
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My problem is I have no set hours at work so I can't eat regularly.
I somehow managed to lose 11 pounds the past couple of months though.
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Old 11-15-2008, 06:42 AM   #214
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Now, this is my bag.....I became a Certified Transitions Lifestyle Coach and I coach people on the low glycemic way of eating....You are all on the right track....with transitions, we don't cut calories, do not eliminate whole food groups (especially if you want to go to the bathroom again), no counting points...just education on the right foods to eat.

Jikoni is correct about detoxing.....I'll give the old analogy of a car going in for an oil change....your car they just added the oil....my car they performed an oil, lub and filter - which car will run better....So will our bodies and when you use supplementation, and eat nutritionally will be absorbed better.

There are four different detox I recommend to my clients. A one week cleanse on fruits and veg. (3 fruits, tons of veg - lightly steamed or raw), a 30 day cleans with supplementation that is Isotonix, a 1 week nutri-cleanse or an Aloe cleanse.

Your correct about sugar RedKitty, I have a list of about 78 health risks that you can get from abusing your body from sugar...Stevia is great and you can go on Stevia.com for more info, however my personal favorite is Agave. Agave is natural and goes slowly into the blood stream and does not cross the blood brain barrier like sugar. There was a study done with either rats or mice I don't remember, and for 6 weeks (the magic number - if you can stay off of sugar that long, you will not only lose some weight, you will lose your cravings to sweets as well, and other foods will actually taste better!) Okay, the mice thing...three groups, the first group was given water, the second group was given the same as a soda (sugar/water) and the third was given the equivalent of a diet soda (sugar sub/water). When they offered the equivalent of a brownie to the first group, they ate a little and quit, the second and third group with the sugar, ate and ate and ate and ate..... (6 weeks is the magic number)....

I've lost over 35 lbs and kept it off since. 4 1/2 inches on my waist and 3 inches on my hips.....my clients same thing.

You have to be careful not to loose you weight as muscle. Muscle dictates metabolism. When we lose weight as muscle, you gain it back as body fat, thus changing your body composition.
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Old 06-18-2009, 10:59 PM   #215
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OK, so I'm trying to lose some tonnage. Exercise every day, both aerobic and resistance. And I've cut out grains, yeast and sugar. Very little fruit. Lots of fresh organic veggies, as salads and steamed or braised or raw. And organic beef, free-range organic chicken and fish occasionally. I've been a month so far, and do not own a scale, but I believe it's working. I'm trying new recipes, too. Make 'em up as I go, usually. Tonight I took about an 8 oz. top round steak and strip-cut, for stir-fry. Marinated in pineapple juice, Bragg's and a dash of worcestershire, plus a smidge of fresh crushed ginger. Stir-fried in raw organic coconut oil, drained and made sauce out of the marinade, using arrowroot powder and water (sake would have worked better, maybe, but I'm alcohol-free). Served the beef over a generous bed of organic baby spinach, then added the sauce and sprinkled liberally with shredded coconut. Next time I'll toss pineapple chunks in with the spinach, but it definitely hit the spot. Couple of chilis might've been good, too, but I shared with a non-chili friend. I would appreciate other folks posting their uber-healthy recipes as well.
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Old 06-18-2009, 11:05 PM   #216
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Sounds elaborate (and very good). What's Bragg's?
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Old 06-19-2009, 04:17 AM   #217
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My wife follows Weight Watchers.
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She spends more time calculating what she can eat than eating.
The WW rules make over eating unlikely as they create a dining "awareness".
Like, why not, eh?
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Old 06-19-2009, 08:10 AM   #218
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Hi all!
I started eating healthier on March 8th. I cleaned out my cabinets and restocked. I don't count calories or points, I just read labels. Watch the total fat grams, sodium, sugar and most important for me is the amount of food I was putting on my plate. I started exercising at least 6 days a week. Due to being 160 pounds overweight and suffering from arthritis and various back problems I do my exercising in a swimming pool. I walk for 30 minutes, stomach crunches (over 300) and other strengthening exercises. I am usually in the pool for 1 hour or more. I'm trying not to be so focused on the scale, but focused on getting healthy. Doing so has helped me drop 28 pounds so far.
To quote a friend I made on another forum...
When I changed my attitude, I changed my life!
Finally things have started clicking for me, my knees, my elbows, my back, etc...
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Old 06-19-2009, 09:18 AM   #219
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Sounds elaborate (and very good). What's Bragg's?
Bragg's Liquid Aminos. Non-fermented soy sauce. It has no wheat (safe for Celiac's sufferers) or alcohol. Just organic soybeans and water. Very tasty, and generally found in healthfood stores, but more and more mainstream these days. And it's a very simple recipe to make, really. Cut the meat and add the marinade, refrigerate, covered, then play tennis for a couple of hours, or go get a pedicure. Come home and fire up the wok, add oil, drain and add meat a handful at a time, use the wire rack to let the excess oil drain back into the wok. The spinach stays raw. The coconut comes pre-shredded. The sauce is just left over marinade, with water and thickener...I use arrowroot powder (no grains). You don't have to de-glaze the pan, but rice wine would be nice for that. You don't even need to use a wok, a big frying pan will do just fine.
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Old 06-19-2009, 10:30 AM   #220
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I need to lose about 15 pounds, but am soooo stuck. I have so much sympathy for folks trying to lose a bunch of weight. I exercise a fair amount and can't even achieve my modest goal.

Hang in there folks.

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