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Old 01-26-2011, 05:30 PM   #301
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thanks, hard to believe that it sept. the doctors and family were urging me to eat, because i had lost twenty pounds while ill. guess i took them to literally, lol

my hardest time is at night from about 9 pm on. i find myself eating stuff i don't need and i am not really hungry. some of it may be medications. the rest is just lousy impulse control. at two in a.m. woke up and had a bunch of chocolate covered raisins. these are leftovers from christmas baking. maybe it won't be so hard if i just don't have that kind of stuff in the pantry.
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Old 01-26-2011, 06:45 PM   #302
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I most definitely need to get rid of a few pounds that added up over the holidays... BUT, I just joined a new Cardio Full-Body Bootcamp that seems like it will be doing the trick, lol!
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Old 01-26-2011, 06:50 PM   #303
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my hardest time is at night from about 9 pm on. i find myself eating stuff i don't need and i am not really hungry. some of it may be medications. the rest is just lousy impulse control. at two in a.m. woke up and had a bunch of chocolate covered raisins. these are leftovers from christmas baking. maybe it won't be so hard if i just don't have that kind of stuff in the pantry.
I noticed with snacking in the evening that I would crave something about the same time as I had something yesterday. Once I noticed that, I just told myself that was why I was craving, and skipped the snack. After a couple of days, I no longer have the craving, and get back to not snacking again.

BTW, a bowl of Nuts & Bolts (Alix's recipe) Party Mix will satisfy you instead of a meal sometimes. If I have breakfast, and it's time for lunch (I usually have a sandwich) but I'm not very hungry, I eat some of this instead. You'd be surprised how satisfying it is and you don't need much.
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Old 01-26-2011, 09:43 PM   #304
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my hardest time is at night from about 9 pm on. i find myself eating stuff i don't need and i am not really hungry. some of it may be medications. the rest is just lousy impulse control. at two in a.m. woke up and had a bunch of chocolate covered raisins. these are leftovers from christmas baking. maybe it won't be so hard if i just don't have that kind of stuff in the pantry.
Night time isn't my hard time, but coming home right after work was, and still is sometimes. One thing I do is to brush and floss my teeth or chew gum. It might help you too.
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Old 01-26-2011, 11:08 PM   #305
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Night time isn't my hard time, but coming home right after work was, and still is sometimes. One thing I do is to brush and floss my teeth or chew gum. It might help you too.
Right after work is when I always started dinner. As long as I was cooking, I could wait until it was done.
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Old 01-26-2011, 11:20 PM   #306
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There is a large contigent of people walking and a walk-in clinic (run by the hospital I use) right there in the mall if I feel off.
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Old 01-27-2011, 11:16 AM   #307
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I usually eat a couple big meals per day, and I don't snack too much. I know that's supposed to be bad for your metabolism, but it seems like if I snack, I'm just as hungry at mealtime, and then I eat just as much!! I am a really slow eater- my bf usually sits and watches me finish dinner when he is done, so it's not like I'm wolfing down food before it has time to register that I'm full. Weren't they working on some sort of pill that expands and fills up your stomach before you eat dinner? I think I need that lol.
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I usually eat a couple big meals per day, and I don't snack too much. I know that's supposed to be bad for your metabolism, but it seems like if I snack, I'm just as hungry at mealtime, and then I eat just as much!! I am a really slow eater- my bf usually sits and watches me finish dinner when he is done, so it's not like I'm wolfing down food before it has time to register that I'm full. Weren't they working on some sort of pill that expands and fills up your stomach before you eat dinner? I think I need that lol.
Back in my working days I was responsible for the inventory at our Puerto Rico plant. I noticed that the people there were all so trim and fit looking, so I asked about it.

She said that they eat their largest meal of the day at lunchtime, with only a small dinner meal. It does make sense. You have time and exercise to work off a big lunch.
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I was just diagnosed with pre-diabetes--some folks say pre-diabetes is like being 'a little bit pregnant--and I don't want to get any worse! I am low-carbing, with lots of low carb veggies, meat, and very little grain. No sugar, but that is not a hardship to me.

I have been testing my blood sugar regularly and have reduced my fasting levels to normal! Yay, me!!! And I have lost 12 pounds since the first of December--double Yay!!

I do get a jump if I eat, for example, a sandwich, so I am trying hard to avoid the grains, even the 'good' ones. I fill up on broccoli or salad or protein, instead. And, it is very odd, but I am absolutely not hungry between meals, and I have very few cravings.

Anybody else low-carbing?
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I have to eat low carb too, because of insulin resistance... It's hard because although I don't have much of a sweet tooth, I love pasta and bread. Must be the Italian in me.
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