I meant to say, there aren't any long term sustainable ways to lose weight rapidly. If you lose weight too fast, your body will be convinced there's a famine going on and it will start to hold on to weight and conserve each calorie. You also risk muscle loss and nasty things like liver damage. And your brain doesn't work right if you short yourself too much on fat.
So the best I've found is a combination of a high protein, low processed food, low sugar diet - cut out things that come in boxes and bags or are white - combined with exercise that includes both cardio and weight lifting.
Look at making long term changes, become aware of what you put in your body and how much you move. Cut out stress, sleep more, don't worry about fat, watch sugar like a hawk. Move more, whatever it takes. Focus on your small successes. That will make you lose weight, slowly but surely.View Thread
My favorite healthy meal? Sashimi. Looooove that tasty, beautifully sliced, raw fish. Sushi (not going to go into all the real names for it) is nice too, what with the seaweed and all, and is very healthy. I get a nutrient rush every time I eat it.View Thread
That's an interesting question. Possbly try soy flour, or maybe chickpea flour? Possibly bean flour? Look online for low carb bread recipes also, and see what they use. Use more eggs too, and it may help to whip the batter to make it lighter, because many low carb flours will be rather heavy.View Thread
For me, sugar cravings go away when I (a) don't eat sugar, (b) eat plenty of protein and (c) eat enough fat. I can still have a little in the form of fruit or some such but if I do that I can even walk through a bakery without a craving. For me, grain is a big trigger. So if I follow a Paleo or Paleo like diet, I stop craving sugar for the most part.View Thread
If you haven't eaten meat in a long time, it is good to start cautiously. You very well could have gotten food poisoning before. So maybe start with some chicken breast, or perhaps some whitefish, like cod. Just a few ounces. You don't have to go excruciatingly slow but you can go cautiously.
Start with white means first like fish, chicken and turkey, then work your way up to things like pork or beef to see what you can tolerate. Just the clean meat at first, nothing processed. The things used in processing could have messed you up too.
Also, a good probiotic or some digestive enzyme might help you to start, in case your body forgot how to digest meat. That has been known to happen. When I went Paleo for a while, eating processed foods with a bunch of preservatives used to mess me up big time. That might also have been what happened to you before.
It depends on how many more calories the Balsamic has, and if there is a lot of sugar in it too. If it's just twenty or thirty calories difference, I'd say go for it. Ultimately, having a healthier alternative and being willing to use it is far better than having a supremely healthy alternative and not liking it because of the taste. Just as they say with exercise, the best time to do it is when you can do it.View Thread
Eat something healthy and filling before you get to the party, like a salad. Do not come to a party hungry, whatever you do. Also, keep drinking water, tea, or coffee - that will help fill you up.
When you do have something at the party, try to eat mindfully, pay attention to what you are eating, don't just nosh as you are talking because calories will go into you and you won't even taste them. Where's the fun in that? Studies have shown that people who eat mindfully consume less and have higher satisfaction.
Steer for things involving fruit, vegetables, and protein - they fill you up faster. Cheese and meat trays or olive trays are good for this. When you do eat something rich, enjoy! But start with one serving and think before you go back for seconds.
The tip about mingling is a good one, just don't do it while eating.View Thread