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What works for you when dieting? How do you satisfy your cravings in a healthy way? Has there been one secret to your eating success? What are your tips for eating healthy on a budget? Share your strategies.
Replied By: andiepie15 on Aug 23, 2014, 4:56PM
When you read a nutrition label, look out for sucrose and corn syrup.  Those are other names for sugar.

:)  Andiepie17
Replied By: andiepie15 on Aug 16, 2014, 10:11PM
Today a friend of mine told me that if you are having problems with dizzyness, it could be because you aren't eating enough protein.  I'd never heard of this.  Seems worth passing on.

:)  Andiepie17
Replied By: andiepie15 on Jul 31, 2014, 3:30PM
I must have seen this on tv.  Take what you are craving and cut it in half.  Eat the half.  Then drink a glass of water.  That should satisfy the craving.  What to do with the other half?  I'd probably throw it away.  Reason:  I'm still dealing with food addiction after all these years.  If I kept that other half, I'd eat it.

:)  Andiepie17
Replied By: andiepie15 on Jul 15, 2014, 11:34PM
If you don't want to buy the ice cream bars, then you can use a coffee cup and put your ice cream in that.  That way you do have some portion control.

:)  Andiepie17
Replied By: andiepie15 on Jul 1, 2014, 9:24PM
Okay, I love ice ceam.  So I look for low calorie versions of it.  The best thing to do really is to buy diet ice cream bars or ice cream sandwiches.  That way you can't fool yourslelf about what size portion you're eating.  Not all diet ice cream is created equal.  So try out the different types and decide for yourself what you like the best.  Also, some of the store brands are actually pretty good and cost less.  So don't be afraid of a store brand.

:)  andiepie17
Replied By: andiepie15 on Jun 17, 2014, 11:29PM - In reply to andiepie15
I have heard that food packaging is about to change in a positive way.  The portion sizes will be more realistic.  If you've ever looked a packaged cookie and seen something like a calorie count for a third of the cookie, you'll know what I mean.  So I hope it's not just a rumor that there will be more reasonable statement of what the size of a portion is.  How many people do you know who will eat one third of a packaged cookie no matter how big that cookie is?  Not me.

:)  Andiepie17
Replied By: andiepie15 on Jun 7, 2014, 2:20PM
Have you notice how often this has come up on tv or on the internet lately?  I think we can all recognize that a bad habit can be easier to get rid of than an addiction.  Nobody goes to bad habit rehabiliation; nope!  They go to addiction rehabiltation.

So, if you are thinking, why is andiepie writing about this, it's because I've broken some bad habits in the past.  But I'm still working with my food addicition.

Every day that I can look at what I've eaten during the day and say that I made good choices shows that I am conquering my food addiction.  That's a good reason for food journals; I used to keep them until I got down to my weight goal.  Now, it's a good habit to eat the way I did to get the weight off.  So I don't keep food journals anymore.  If I started gaining weight, I would start food jounaling again.

Bad habits are things I stopped doing years ago; they are things I don't have to do every day.  But food is something we all NEED; that, to me, is what makes the difference. 

Do you agree or disagree?  If you do, please post your comment.

:)  Andiepie17
Replied By: andiepie15 on May 26, 2014, 4:31PM
you don't need to change anything if you take this pill or buy this equipment, you'll lose something...  MONEY!  It just doesn't work that way.  There is nothing magic about it.  If you are thinking a surgery will fix ererything, it doesn't.  If you change nothing after that surgery, you'll lose something...  MONEY!

I KNOW losing weight is not easy.  I've been up and down the scale A LOT.  I used to have a variety of sizes of clothing in my closet to prove it.

So what does work.  Fewer calories + more exercise=weight loss  I know this doesn't work for everybody, but it does work for most.  Make those calories out of healthy choices.  Exercise, but don't be a weekend warrior.  Exercise some every day.  See, I just saved you a lot of money.

Replied By: andiepie15 on May 17, 2014, 3:49PM - In reply to wingedrunner
I sure hope she reads your "reply".  It's very important to find those things out.

:)  Andiepie17
Replied By: wingedrunner on May 14, 2014, 2:53AM - In reply to carriehughes
Have you had your thyroid and hormones checked? Your thyroid needs to be fed properly and can really mess with your weight, moods, and energy levels if its not happy. Just a thought.  Here is a great site to ask Dr. Frahm some questions if need be. He answers very thourougly...and is kind of a nut about the thyroid but it makes sense!
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