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10/20/18 6:28 A

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I have covered a lot of stuff this week! It's mostly been revision - but I needed it!

Today's tip to eat only when hungry kind of made me annoyed at first, because just trying to tune into hunger signals is very unreliable, and intuitive eating is, for me, impossible in a world where we are flooded with 'eat me' triggers!

However, I clicked through to Dean Anderson's behavioural psychology articles on emotional eating, and saved them to my favourites (again!). Great stuff.

I read about 'toxic guilt' and the little voice that says 'don't eat that' - yesterday I got caught by a tub of Celebrations at work - and I did hear that voice even as I reached for the lid. But I didn't take the action to walk away. I pushed my 'little voice' away, then felt terrible afterwards.

Hey Ho!

Most of the time I do eat when hungry because I have three meals a day. Some days, if I've had two good meals, I don't need more than fruit and yoghurt for the third meal. That's an improvement for me. I'm improving all the time.
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10/19/18 5:17 A

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I'm good on my fruit and veggies - being an 'almost vegan' vegetarian!

The Spark Nutritional Tracker gave me inspiration for different veggies recently - I bought some mange-tout peapods to eat raw with my tofu-burger - they were nice. They are expensive because they're flown in from South Africa at the moment - but you only need a few and it was a nice change from carrot and red peppers.

I do buy small amounts at a time, and use what I've got. I'm lucky to live near a green grocer's shop where you can buy one apple, or one onion if you want to.

I very rarely waste stuff - it gets made into curry or soup if it seems to be hanging around.

Gill

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10/18/18 6:06 A

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I enjoyed today's blog - full of really practical tips.

"Buy snack-size portions. Don’t buy more of your unhealthy snacks just to save a buck or two. If you have trouble controlling yourself—if you eat the whole bag of chips before you realize what you’ve done—then buy snack size items."

This one is critical for me - I call it having 'point of purchase' control! I know the things I should not buy. This morning I went into the baker's looking for a small rye loaf - they only had large loaves - I came out without buying any. I know I can slice and freeze, but somehow a large loaf overwhelms me!

Gill

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"...regardless of the short-term outcome, the very fact of your continuing to struggle is proof of your victory as a human being." Daisaku Ikeda

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10/16/18 1:12 P

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Kitchen organization - I'm pretty good about this, but I do need a cutlery drawer. I'll put that on my list for when I get paid.

I had some great fit food today!


Gill

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10/15/18 12:55 P

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I've done my shopping. All set up for a fit food week ahead!

I read the article about food storage - I didn't realise so many things had ethylene - I knew about bananas, but didn't realise that apples, peaches, plums, pears, avocados, tomatoes, melon, apricots had that effect. I was always told to put avocados with bananas in a brown bag to ripen them - that was the only tip I knew.

I have also found I've lost berries in the past by storing them in the punnet they come in - reading about storing them in a single-layer makes sense. I'll remember that one!

Gill

Time Zone GMT (London) - yes, I'm hours ahead of most of you! Cornwall, UK

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10/14/18 10:38 A

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OK I have planned meals for next 4 days. I will plan 3-4 days at a time because I find a week a bit overwhelming. Also, as a single person, I often find I have to use things up.

I used the Spark Nutritional Tracker suggestions, then substituted as necessary. I prefer larger lunches and only a light supper.. Some of my meals have to be pack-ups for work too.

I sat with my recipe books to find recipes that were similar to the Spark meal suggestions.

Pretty happy with the result.

Shopping will be done tomorrow after work. All is well.

Gill

Time Zone GMT (London) - yes, I'm hours ahead of most of you! Cornwall, UK

"...regardless of the short-term outcome, the very fact of your continuing to struggle is proof of your victory as a human being." Daisaku Ikeda

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10/13/18 5:12 P

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Hi! Thanks for dropping by. I'm not new to Spark People, but I like the Challenges. I have lost about 10-14lbs since I started on Spark People, and have much better relationship with food. I am basically now in maintenance, but want to keep improving.

I was disappointed with the meal plan given - it is no good for vegetarians or vegans, and the variety would mean a lot of groceries!

I might use the nutrition tracker meal plan to give me ideas. Or do my own.

Edited by: SWEETENUFGILL at: 10/13/2018 (17:20)
Gill

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"...regardless of the short-term outcome, the very fact of your continuing to struggle is proof of your victory as a human being." Daisaku Ikeda

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10/13/18 3:50 P

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Hello from California. Welcome to Sparks People. Your stats don't look like you need the diet help! There is plenty of motivation, nutrition helps and plenty of other helpful hints here. I am a 73 year old grandma (saw the kids this morning) with bad osteoarthritis. My motivation is "To keep on keeping on". Sleep good!



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10/13/18 11:19 A

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Decided to start my own thread here - cos the discussion threads seems a bit old to me!

Day 1 will be tomorrow actually, as it's evening here at the moment. I got to this via an article about keeping going through Autumn!

Edited by: SWEETENUFGILL at: 10/13/2018 (17:09)
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"...regardless of the short-term outcome, the very fact of your continuing to struggle is proof of your victory as a human being." Daisaku Ikeda

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