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MEG-NATALIA07 Posts: 679
12/13/12 12:43 A

I'll make myself hot chocolate or have something crunchie like plain or flavored rice cakes/crisps, or soy crisps as was already mentioned. I make healthy versions at home with ingredients that i can eat and keep them in my freezer. I also like a good fruit smoothie for dinner sometimes...

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FITGLAMGIRL Posts: 2,042
12/12/12 10:49 P

Thanks Amber, so with your calculation my weight range is 103-126 so I am not in the range yet. 103 would be too thin for me, but I am still thinking my ideal weight is around 120. Ah it's so hard to get there and now I just made brownies for the kids and yes I did eat a small bite.

Cravings for me are so hard to overcome.

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AMBERT79 Posts: 54
12/12/12 10:17 P

I saw this on Women's Health facebook page last week : To find your ideal weight, start at 100 lbs for 5 feet, then 5 lbs for every inch. Take that number and add 10% and subtract 10%. That will give your range...so for example-I am 5'7". So my starting weight would be 135, then I add 10% for 148.5 and subtract 10% for 121.50. So my ideal range would be between 121.5 and 148.5. I am not sure how accurate this really is as I know if I were to weigh 121lbs, I would look ghostly, and I did weigh 148 at my heaviest and was overfat! You could always check a more reliable source like the ACSM or YMCA guidelines for your weight range. I suffer with cravings also, and find brushing my teeth, having a cup of tea, or logging on here and seeing the weight tickers on the low ends (Congrats, all you SparkPeople!!) motivates me to not snack. I am learning that I just cannot have snacks in the house! If there are chips, and I tell myself I will weigh out a serving, it still ends up being more. Totally addicted! emoticon I have found that soy crisps help-a serving is 19crisps and 120 calories. However, I am skeptic about putting too much soy in my body, so it is not a regular substitute. I also find that the longer I abstain from carbs (bad ones), the less cravings I get.

FITGLAMGIRL Posts: 2,042
12/12/12 9:39 P

Thanks everyone for all the great ideas. I can't wait to try some of the new recipes you provided.

Nirerin you bring up a good point. I am 5'3" and age 51. I have been as low as 122 but couldn't maintain it. In my 20's I was around 100 pounds. 30's around 115 and then the weight just kept creeping on.

I don't know what I am suppose to weigh. I was thinking 115-120 would be a good weight for me, but seriously I need to eat super lean to do it. It took a great amount of sacrifce to get to 122. My body fat was as high as 36% and I had it last tested about 2 years ago and it came in at 27%.

I still have jiggly thighs and cottage cheese butt and when I spoke to a trainer they said it's probably diet. I was hoping to eat super lean for 90 days and see if it made a difference in my physique.

I am sure 90% of the woman would be happy with my results, but dang I am such a perfectionist that I want better. I also have a tendency to carry my extra weight in my butt, abs and thighs.

I do have a tendancy to be obsessive too so that doesn't help either. Maybe this is as low as I am going to get. I just don't know!

Cheers,

FitGlamGirl

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NIRERIN Posts: 12,380
12/12/12 9:11 P

how tall are you? because your ticker says you are 130lbs. which means that as long as you are over 5', you're already at a healthy weight. which means you possibly don't have any weight to lose. especially if you're pretty lean already. knowing your bodyfat [like actual bodyfat, not the random number that your scale generates] would give you a better indication of what you could actually lose. i point this out because, for me, at maintenance, if i want to lose an inch around my waist i have to gain ten pounds. so if you're already at a healthy weight, you may be at the point where you have to decide between a random number on the scale or the size/shape you want your body to be.

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JEANNINEW1 Posts: 404
12/12/12 8:42 P

Crunchy foods so instead of chips, I do cereal with no milk.

RUSSELL_40 Posts: 16,826
12/12/12 7:20 P

I agree with you Mandie. I seriously think that these frankenfoods are a major reason for the increases in cancers. Plus, eating a substitute just makes me crave the real thing.

Most of the time my cravings end up being boredom, not hunger.

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MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 14,109
12/12/12 7:15 P

For me I tell myself I can have it later. The craving usually goes away. If it sticks around for a week I let myself have a little and I plan for it.

I don't think the sugar free, fat free are any healthier than the real thing.



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JENNILACEY SparkPoints: (80,269)
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12/12/12 6:47 P

Peanut butter chocolate is one of my biggest weaknesses. I found a smoothie on spark recipes for a Banana Chocolate smoothie (I decided to add peanut butter to it). It's delicious and guilt-free.

For 4 servings (you can cut everything down to 1/4 for 1)

1 pkg fat free/sugar free chocolate pudding
2 cups low fat/skim milk or alternative
1 banana
2 tablespoons of light peanut butter
Lots of ice

Like Kristen_Says I just find healthier, guilt-free alternatives. If I'm craving chocolate I just add a tablespoon of semi-sweet chocolate chips to my oatmeal, I also have that with peanut butter. ;) I make low cal, low fat baked goods (banana/zuchini bread/muffins).

Here I'll give you two pages from my cookbook.

Treats/desserts (there should be some low cal cookies): http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/CookbookEdi
t.asp?id=597884

Muffins/breads: http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/CookbookEdi
t.asp?id=594694

Edited by: JENNILACEY at: 12/12/2012 (18:52)

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KRISTEN_SAYS SparkPoints: (73,884)
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12/12/12 6:30 P

It is soooo good. I'm a huge fan of peanut butter and chocolate so it works for me! And I love bananas so throwing it all together makes my taste buds happy. Enjoy!!

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FITGLAMGIRL Posts: 2,042
12/12/12 6:03 P

Oh man Kristen that sound delicious. That just might help me and I have all those ingredients too. Like right now I want a peanut butter cup and some sugar cookies with frosting.

I just pulled out my Oxygen mag to see pics of beautiful fit women and it's helping somewhat.

Thanks for the suggestion. I just need to work that into my calorie count for the day.

Cheers,

FitGlamGirl

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KRISTEN_SAYS SparkPoints: (73,884)
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12/12/12 5:54 P

I find a healthier alternatives. For ice cream, it's 1 large frozen banana, 1 tablespoon of peanut butter and 1/2 teaspoon of unsweetened cocoa powder. Just blend it together and the consistency is like softserve. Or greek yogurt if I don't feel like making that.

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FITGLAMGIRL Posts: 2,042
12/12/12 5:39 P

Just wondering how everyone manages cravings. I can get to the gym daily, have all my meals prepared in advance, maintain my weight within a few pounds, but for the life of me I struggle with indulging a craving. This is mainly what keeps me from getting these last 10 pounds off.

What works for you? I need some tools or tricks to help me. This has been a struggle for me for a long time. I truly think I could lose these last 10 pounds if I can master this.

Also, I eat 5-6 small meals every 2-3 hours and have protein at each of those. I have a well balanced diet of fruit, veggies, dairy, meat etc and my calories are right around 1500 a day. When I indulge in the craving it puts me over and then I fail to lose any weight for the week and this goes on week over week and month over month. I have been trying to get the last 10 pounds off for over a year now.

Edited by: FITGLAMGIRL at: 12/12/2012 (17:42)
Cheers,

FitGlamGirl

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