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Old 07-15-2015, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Way up high
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MMMmmmm....BACON!

OMG you suck, LOL
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Old 07-15-2015, 04:24 PM
 
Location: Northville, MI
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Its hard at first, but you will bring it under control. I eat only 60-70% of what I used to 2 years ago. It really helped me maintain for well over a year. Above 175 lb = Emergency mode for me (only 1 square meal a day) till I go below 170 lb.

Make eating less your lifestyle. It will be hard for 3 months, and I have suffered from several fainting episodes due to rapid weight loss, but eventually your body will learn how to live with less.

I just can't eat a footlong sandwich now, even if I'm extremely hungry .
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Old 07-15-2015, 05:15 PM
 
Location: Podunk, IA
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OMG you suck, LOL
I lost 20 lbs eating bacon.
But most people have a very hard time with a 20 carb per day diet. My wife cannot do it.
Fortunately, I don't.
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Old 07-15-2015, 05:26 PM
 
Location: New Yawk
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If it's something I really really want to eat and know I can't, I'll chew it up and then spit it out.
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Old 07-15-2015, 05:30 PM
 
Location: NYC (Manhattan, btwn SoHo/LES)
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4 ounces of chicken--a chicken breast, that is--is only about 120-140 calories, give or take a bit--not 230 calories. Just fyi.
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Old 07-15-2015, 05:57 PM
 
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The OP is struggling and some of you skinny folks are making jokes. You are so lucky to NOt have a weight problem!

I USED to be one who never had to worry about weight {male}. I could eat anyhthng I wanted and still wore my 30-inch waisted jeans from my high school years well into my late 30s.

Then: I turned 40, had 4 major operations in 3 years, and started some meds with the side effect of weight gain. i mushroomed upward to were I now wear a 3 or 4XL,

In January, I revised what I eat, how often I eat and added exercise. Asthmatic with a bad back and heart condition and bad arthritic knees, running or treadmilling is NOT for me, but I can increase walking! i walk the house in inclimate weather.

It took 2 months, but I lost 25 lbs. now to keep it off and take more off...

i substituted a salad for lunch, and only eat 3 times a day with a small {100 calorie} snack if i feel i need a pick-me-up.

I ALSO learned: often my mouth is NOT done tasting after my tummy is full!! SO that leads to satisfying the mouth's need to taste, and ignoring the fact that ENOUGH FOOD IS ENOUGH FOOD!

I a still fatter than I used to be. And working on it.

You GO! OP!
Stick to it, and ignore the neigh-sayers.

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Old 07-15-2015, 06:45 PM
 
Location: I am right here.
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Get a really cool water bottle and when you get hungry, drink the water bottle. The water will fill your tum tum. Often, when I think I am hungry, I am really just thirsty, and after I've consumed my full water bottle (a 32 ouncer), I am no longer hungry.
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Old 07-15-2015, 06:48 PM
 
Location: Northville, MI
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If it's something I really really want to eat and know I can't, I'll chew it up and then spit it out.
At that point, might as well eat it and add an extra routine to burn it off . But then again, that's just me.

OP, roasted chickpeas are your best friend. They fill you up, are low in calories, and are a great source of protein.
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Old 07-15-2015, 08:57 PM
 
Location: Delray Beach
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Get a really cool water bottle and when you get hungry, drink the water bottle. ... .
B-but, how do you digest the water bottle??
Or is that another 'trick' to losing weight?

Me? I do the bacon thing and it really works to keep me trim. Just don't eat again until you are TRULY hungry.
FIE on diets!!!
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Old 07-15-2015, 10:51 PM
 
Location: Garbage, NC
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This is why I ALWAYS keep fresh-cut fruits and veggies in the fridge. I never deprive myself of those. I used to use My Fitness Pal, and the fruit that I ate put me over my sugar limits for the day, but I still didn't deprive myself. Snack on fresh fruit or baby carrots or cherry tomatoes or sliced cucumbers or something...that's what I do when I'm craving something I shouldn't have, and a lot of the time, it fills me up and satisfies me.
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