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Old 03-25-2011, 02:01 PM
 
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Curious to know who has lost weight after age 55, and how?

I'd like to hear your story--and method!
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Old 03-25-2011, 03:10 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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I'm a 59 year old male, and have lost 37 since November.

I completely changed my eating habits. I cut out junk, and exercise portion control. Also started using Truvia in my coffee, and no fat 1/2 & 1/2.

But the real control is I count calories and write everything down in my little brown book- keeps me honest.
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Old 03-25-2011, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Knoxville
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I used The Flat Belly Diet book as a guide. Paying attention to portion sizes really made a difference. 2 1/2 months and I'm down about 18 pounds.
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Old 03-25-2011, 03:43 PM
 
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I'm a 59 year old male, and have lost 37 since November.

I completely changed my eating habits. I cut out junk, and exercise portion control. Also started using Truvia in my coffee, and no fat 1/2 & 1/2.

But the real control is I count calories and write everything down in my little brown book- keeps me honest.
Wow, great.

What do you use in your coffee for milk or cream?

What kinds of portions did you adopt?
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Old 03-25-2011, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Bar Harbor, ME
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My wife who is almost 60 has lost almost 40 lbs over the past year with a program called healthy living. She has a calorie project that she goes for every day, drinks lots of fluid, and is careful not to go under or over the calorie limit.
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Old 03-25-2011, 03:51 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Wow, great.

What do you use in your coffee for milk or cream?

What kinds of portions did you adopt?
1. No fat 1/2 & 1/2

2. Wife follows WW portions, nutrition labels, and healthy eating web sites.

There are calorie calculators on the web where you plug in height, weight, and how many Lbs you wnat to lose a week, and it computes how many calories you are allowed per day; and we are strict about counting calories.

And please don't forget exercise!
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Old 03-25-2011, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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1. No fat 1/2 & 1/2

2. Wife follows WW portions, nutrition labels, and healthy eating web sites.

There are calorie calculators on the web where you plug in height, weight, and how many Lbs you wnat to lose a week, and it computes how many calories you are allowed per day; and we are strict about counting calories.

And please don't forget exercise!

Counting calories seems complicated. Do you weigh everything?

For ex, if you bake fish in some olive oil with lemon juice, how do you know how many calories that is if you use the olive oil?
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Old 03-25-2011, 04:48 PM
 
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My wife who is almost 60 has lost almost 40 lbs over the past year with a program called healthy living. She has a calorie project that she goes for every day, drinks lots of fluid, and is careful not to go under or over the calorie limit.
Where do you find the Healthy Living program? What is a "calorie project?"
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Old 03-25-2011, 04:49 PM
 
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I used The Flat Belly Diet book as a guide. Paying attention to portion sizes really made a difference. 2 1/2 months and I'm down about 18 pounds.
Good work.

What are the basic ideas in the Flat Belly diet? (specifics)
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Old 03-25-2011, 07:59 PM
 
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I loss 26 lbs and all I did was cutout most junk foods never really changed anything else. No soft Drinks and watched what I hate mostly;nothing drastic really.This was over a 3 month period between doctors checkups. Go long term as quick diets seldom last on weight.
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