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ARTATTACK40 SparkPoints: (256)
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1/19/13 8:10 P

Just using the tracker in the beginning made me aware I was really low on protein and fiber (I added fiber as a tracker item). Since becoming aware I've had Chobani greek pineapple yogurt for breakfast most days along with a couple of WASA multigrain crackers. The yogurt has 16 grams of protein for only 160 calories and the Wasa crackers are a good crunchy bit with the smooth texture of the yogurt.

I think my downfall was (is) mindless eating especially closer to bedtime when I'm winding down. Being aware of my dietary shortcomings and making sure I get enough protein has helped curb cravings. I think a lot of mindless eating stems from reaching for the wrong things all day and your body is literally starving for nutrients which is why we keep eating.

THOMASINA57 SparkPoints: (181,299)
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1/19/13 6:23 P

My downfall was definitely portion sizes! The food tracker really helped me get them under control.. I too ate way too much cereal bread, butter and cheese. Now I pay attention to the 50% carbs, 30% fats and 20% protein that Sparkpeople suggests to aim for each day and it sure worked for me. I only had one week where I didn't lose and now have been maintaining for 6 weeks or so. I am hooked on Spark!! emoticon

0309COOKIE Posts: 8,436
1/19/13 6:14 P

Welcome aboard!


1/19/13 3:52 P

Until I started tracking my food here at SparkPeople, I had NO idea how many calories I was snarfing down when I dipped my bread in olive oil at an Italian restaurant. It is UNBELIEVABLE.

Bread with olive oil is now out. And ::sob:: so is movie popcorn.

HEALTHYJEN11 SparkPoints: (0)
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1/19/13 3:51 P

Welcome! You can do it!!! 2nd helpings is my downfall :(

EU_PHORBIA SparkPoints: (235)
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Posts: 8
1/19/13 3:48 P

After seeing myself in a changing room mirror today I decided to make some changes. After some quick research I discovered my biggest nutrition/health/diet downfall is


I honestly had no idea how far off my servings were. I was brought up poor and was used to having as much cereal at breakfast as I could get away with. Now I see that a serving of shredded whet biscuits is ONE? seriously???

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