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8/8/19 3:02 P

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When I think about what doesn't work for me, I second what DEBBIE1993 said about not eliminating foods and eating every couple hours. There ARE "bad" foods, and anyone who has the self-discipline to eat just a few bites on occasion probably doesn't have a weight problem to begin with. Sugar, saturated fats, and refined starches are BAD for you. They have no nutritional value, can be addictive, and will only raise your blood sugar. As for eating every few hours -- unless you're carefully monitoring portions, it's just too easy to overeat.

Another thing that doesn't work for me is treating the word "diet" like a four-letter word. I am ON A DIET. Permanently. I don't need to sugar-coat it by talking about lifestyle choices, health, etc. Keeping it that simple helps me stay focused.

The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.


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8/6/19 12:05 A

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Small meals every few hours.
Better for me to have three satisfying meals, and maybe one snack. Otherwise, close your lips; no tasting anything (except for coffee, tea or lemon water) regardless of calories.

Eating to satisfy a craving/not forbidding some foods.
This is probably the worst advice ever given. There are some foods that will cause a binge. If you have a craving that lasts for more than a few days, that maybe a food that you shouldn't even take a bite of. When I skip it, I eventually forget it, and then, I get to live a calmer life.

Big breakfasts, when I'm not even hungry.
Thank goodness, this fad seems to be losing steam.

Drinking more water than my body needs, because someone liked the number "8".
I'm five foot tall, stay indoors and live a pretty sedentary life-a half-gallon of water per day is not happening.



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8/2/19 8:25 P

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SparkPeople is a great place to get support. You can do it!

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"I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do."
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8/2/19 5:31 P

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8/2/19 4:08 P

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I have tried WW, OA, TOPS, Nutrisystem, diet pills, and counting calories (which does work). I just need support through the challenge of weight loss. I lost 100 pounds just counting calories and kept it off for 15 years. Now, as I get older and less disciplined, I'm having trouble. I need a lot of support.

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