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Old 08-25-2012, 09:49 AM
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Its extremely important. Yeah, you're gonna be peeing what seems like every ten minutes, but 8 cups of water a day at the minimum. Bring a bottle with you and drink it, fill it up, and repeat. Also, do the little things. Park far away, take the stairs, carry your groceries in a handheld thing, if you're picking something up that has some weight to it, pick it up 5-10 times (Correct form )

Don't eat as many carbs, to help you, give the really unhealthy stuff away, so you can't eat it even if you want it. Plan your meals the day before, and pack healthy lunches and snacks, (Carrot sticks, celery, broccoli, broiled eggs etc ) Eat whole grains. It's actually not that bad. :P

Get on tumblr and follow the bloggers who are also losing weight the healthy way, they're called fitblrs They post inspirational stuff, yummy healthy food, workouts and stuff.
The way I see it, every life is a pile of good things and bad things. The good things don't always soften the bad things, but vice-versa, the bad things don't necessarily spoil the good things and make them unimportant.
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Old 08-25-2012, 10:03 AM
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I just bought a human raw food 'cookbook' simply because I HATE cooking so hopefully this will give me an idea of ways to eat things and more variety without actually cooking.

It's hard because I don't eat terribly so when people say 'just cut the pizza' or something it means nothing to me to start with. I know mine is mostly activity level and I'm upping that slowly. But I've been running a couple months and seeing no results. Dietician and no results. Medicines have been helping with my menstrual cycle (I actually have one now), vitamins with energy and skin. But the weight is staying put and it's frustrating. I've been bouncing between the same 6 lbs for months now. Dietician said I need to add in more weight training. And my work has free trainers that will set up a workout for me so I'm going to try to do that... I'm terrified of going.

I have myfitness pal and it's okay but I hate counting calories of things I make and aren't already on there. Plus myfitnesspal and then my RMR test put me at two very different calorie intakes.

Anyways, I just hate when people say 'its simple' because it's really not for everyone.

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Old 08-25-2012, 10:50 AM
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For me it is about activity level - when I'm more active - not working a desk job I shed pounds. That said - I've never been a thin person and I have come to terms with that. I am not a thin person and I don't want to live the life it'd take for me to be a thin person - to me - it's just not that important verses enjoying the things in life that matter to me.

The best thing I've ever done in my life was making the choice to stop letting weight dictate my happiness or comfort with myself. I threw out the scale and started healthy living and decided to let the cards fall where they will. I don't drink to excess, I don't smoke, I go out, eat what I like in moderation which may contain dairy products that are not low fat, try to sleep when I can, and try not to stress out about "stuff".
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Old 08-25-2012, 10:55 AM
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Laur, have you seen this site? Lots of good info on raw eating

As far as the low fat dairy, low fat foods across the board, I've had far better results using whole foods, the less processed the better. I eat less of it, but it's more satisfying and the extra processing just CAN'T be good, let alone the stuff that's used to replace what's been processed out.
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Old 08-25-2012, 12:19 PM
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I'm with Renee on this. I tried low carb for about two months and I was miserable. That whole "you don't crave carbs when you stop eating carbs!" was a lie. I also felt horrible guilt for eating things like an apple... or God forbid I eat a banana with a whopping 50-odd carbs. Nobody wanted to differentiate between carbs from grains versus carbs from fruit, it was just all bad. After two months (I was determined to give it a fair shake) I didn't see any changes, I was still miserable, and I quit.
Instead I just started eating real food. Apples? Okay. Bananas? Okay. Chicken? Awesome. Broccoli? Fab. Sweet potatoes, oh yeah. The less processed I can get my food, the better. And if "high fructose corn syrup" is an ingredient, it's not going in my body. I've actually cut a lot of grain out of my diet just because of the nature of how I'm eating... a little bit of rice still, and I don't feel guilty about corn, and I've got a nice bag of stone ground whole wheat flour that I bought intending to use a bit in a pizza crust (still haven't opened it!) I look at a lot of Primal and Paleo recipes even though I'm not strictly on either of those diets. I call it more "clean eating" even though that has different meanings to everybody. I eat full fat cheese. Nuts, and I have a minor problem with natural peanut butter (which is a legume.) Bottom line is, when I picked up a can or a jar and read the ingredients, does it read like "PEANUTS" or "TOMATOES, PEPPERS, SALT, VINEGAR?" If yes, I'll eat it. And honestly, I don't even view "sugar" as an enemy (though obviously I do limit how much of it I eat.) I would rather eat sugar, honey, maple syrup, rather than fake sugars which are either chemicals or took a chemical process to extract.
I feel amazing and I look amazing. This is the best thing I have ever done for myself. And it's not like I don't eat either... my plates for dinner are loaded with chicken and veggies. TONS of food. I don't feel deprived, if I want a bloody banana I WILL EAT ONE. (In fact I just finished a breakfast with a banana in it.) I still eat NACHOS! (though usually on maybe only about a dozen chips that literally read ingredients: corn, salt.) Meat. Everywhere.

Working out is important but HOW you eat is 80% of it. I'm also hitting the gym and working hard there, but I really believe a lot of the changes in my body are because of the way I eat which basically allows what happens at the gym to change me.

I don't run to lose weight and never have. I did lose weight while running but it was a bi-product. I run because I love to run. But to do some major damage to your fat... lift weights.

Check out this website:

And these posts:

And before you think changing how you eat means you can't have anything yummy anymore, LOOK AT THIS PINTREST BOARD:
and this is the food board:

You can still eat! Just eat REAL FOOD! No more Papa Johns. No more Dunkin Donuts. NO. MORE. You have to devote yourself to the change and make it happen.

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Old 08-25-2012, 03:24 PM
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Ahhh dang it I didn't actually mean carbs. I was only thinking about white bread and all the stupid processed carbs. I am never gonna allow someone make me feel guilty for eating fruit. Fruit is amazing. I eat bananas in my shakes and for snacks daily. So yeah, go with staying away from processed foods.
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