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amother




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Post Thu, Jan 20 2022, 11:07 am
I am trying to lose weight. For lunch, I either have a salad or wrap with different proteins. For dinner, a protein and vegetable and small amount of carbs. I stick to 1,200 calories a day. I feel healthy and great!

The problem is that I miss potatoes, pizza, pasta, and sweets. Does that ever go away? For most of my life, I ate all that stuff regularly. Sure, I can still occasionally indulge in small amounts. But it isn't the same as having it be a regular part of your diet.

Does your body ever adjust? Do you have to eat healthy for years and years before you stop missing your old foods? I know habits are forming so I'm just wondering how long of eating healthy before this goes away, or if I'll need to be disciplined for life.
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flmommy




 
 
 
 

Post Thu, Jan 20 2022, 11:24 am
Have to treat yourself to those items you are missing every so often or you will over indulge and fall “off the wagon.” I do think your taste buds get used to eating healthier. When I don’t get enough fresh fruits and vegetables I crave them. Wasn’t always like that.
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andrea levy




 
 
 
 

Post Fri, Jan 21 2022, 3:54 pm
You have to eat enough for it to be sustainable. Don’t walk around hungry.
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amother




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Post Fri, Jan 21 2022, 3:59 pm
Don't confuse eating at a calorie deficit with eating healthy.
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amother




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Post Fri, Jan 21 2022, 4:52 pm
That's why I stopped doing these kinds of diets. I call them "never" diets. "You can never again have ice cream, cookies, chocolate..."
Now I eat healthy, but I always let myself eat 200 calories of whatever I want. It really helps me stay on track. If my family's going out for ice cream, I go with them and enjoy. I might need to have a very small portion, but that's fine with me. I'm able to eat healthy the rest of the day because I know I can have my treat while still following the rules.

1200 calories is very little, and you might eventually develop very strong cravings.
Maybe give yourself a timeline? For example, you'll do 1200 calories for another week or two so you can see motivating results, but if it gets too hard, think about adding calories or a treat every day.
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andrea levy




 
 
 
 

Post Sat, Jan 22 2022, 6:29 pm
I’m in a ‘never’ duet but totally fine with it (4+ years) because the things I never eat ate the things that undo me or make me feel bad physically or mentally.

But I eat plenty. I do not count calories or portions and I only eat foods I like that also pack a nutrition punch.

For me, a low carb way of eating is self limiting and I’ve learned to trust my body on what enough feels like. I’m peaceful and satisfied.
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amother




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Post Sat, Jan 22 2022, 6:57 pm
amother [ Clear ] wrote:
That's why I stopped doing these kinds of diets. I call them "never" diets. "You can never again have ice cream, cookies, chocolate..."
Now I eat healthy, but I always let myself eat 200 calories of whatever I want. It really helps me stay on track. If my family's going out for ice cream, I go with them and enjoy. I might need to have a very small portion, but that's fine with me. I'm able to eat healthy the rest of the day because I know I can have my treat while still following the rules.

1200 calories is very little, and you might eventually develop very strong cravings.
Maybe give yourself a timeline? For example, you'll do 1200 calories for another week or two so you can see motivating results, but if it gets too hard, think about adding calories or a treat every day.


Love this idea. What is your daily food menu. I need to work on mine and need ideas!!
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amother




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Post Sat, Jan 22 2022, 10:09 pm
amother [ Mint ] wrote:
Love this idea. What is your daily food menu. I need to work on mine and need ideas!!


Go for it!
My rules are:
- no white sugar and no white flour (except for the 200 cal treat)
- aim for 30-50g of protein a day.
- 30 min of exercise every day
I'm BH pg so not restricting calories, but if not, I would aim for 1600/cal a day.

Ideas: (nothing super creative)
Cheerios and milk
Scrambled eggs and ww toast
Chickpea-tomato salad
Tuna and cucumbers
Yogurt and almonds
Ww grilled cheese
Brown rice sushi salad

Suppers:
chicken and farro
Salmon and broccoli
Meatballs and brown rice
Chicken and roasted veggies
Tilapia and soup
Grilled chicken breast and baked butternut squash

Also, I enlisted a friend's help - I text her every night how I did that day, and need to pay her if I broke any of the rules.
Enjoy! I hope you find this helpful!
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