I don't come over on this board very often - spend most of my time on the 50-100 lb board - but I just wanted to suggest some foods for you: small portions of lean protein (fish, chicken, certain cuts of pork or beef) broiled or baked; lots of veggies, roasted or steamed (I roast my veggies with just a little olive oil and some minced garlic - no need for salt at all!); no processed foods at all they are full of chemicals especially sodium; fresh fruit, whole grains only - no white carbs for the most part. If you eat these foods in the proper portions (I suggest logging everything you consume), you will be healthier and you won't have to worry about salt and sugar, because you are eating only natural foods.
Do you keep a food log to know calories and daily nutrition? When I first started logging my food, I was shocked to see not only how poor my nutrition was but how many calories I was actually consuming per day.View Thread
I'm "not entirely" sure what your question is. it seems to me if your weight is stable and you are not losing from "burning too many calories walking" then you might be eating more calories than you realize. Do you use a food tracker as well as your pedometer? Just wondering. Also, the experts say that building muscle with strength training will increase your metabolism. That might help you lose weight if that is what you are really asking about.
The main problem may be medications you are taking for anxiety. Perhaps talking to your doctor about all this would be best. Good luck!View Thread
Hi Lessaca, Usually, for me, it is a larger portion of meat/chicken. I don't do many sweets; it's salty, crunchy that call to me. I do splurge occasionally on some foods that have no nutritional value, but that is rare anymore. My carbs pretty much come from whole grains (oatmeal for breakfast) fruits and veggies. I can't help you much with the sweet cravings, but some boardies on the 50-100 lbs. board share your cravings and they might be able to help. Maybe a small slice of angel food cake with some fresh berries and fat free Reddi-Whip?View Thread
Lessaca, It sounds like you are doing everything right, so the only thing I can add to Tomato's suggestions is to maybe do some calorie cycling. For example, one day a week I eat between 1400 and 1600 calories. All the other days, I stay close to 1200. Although the closer I get to my goal, the slower the weight loss has been, this has, for whatever reason, seemed to keep me from completely stalling. Hope this helps! Good luck.View Thread
Good to hear that you are already using the planner. I started another "diet" last June actually. I joined the 50 - 100 lb. board last Sept. and it changed my thinking and my life. If not for the tips and support that I have gotten there, I would still be "dieting" and then thinking I could go back to eating my usual stuff like I have countless times before. So, to make a long story short, I started a year ago and have almost lost 100 lbs. - so give or take 2 lbs. a week on average. Since this a journey I'm on for the rest of my life, the amount of time it takes me to get to my goal is immaterial. I just keep plugging away. These last pounds are going to be the toughest, but I'm in this for the long haul....
Keep me posted on how you are doing! Have a great weekend!View Thread