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GEMINICHIK Posts: 11,530
1/3/15 10:01 A

I don't "cut out" anything - I eat all the foods I love including cheesecake, it is a matter of changing bad habits for good, portion control, allowances in my daily intake, & tracking, tracking, tracking - I do not believe in deprivation in order to lose eight for me I would not be successful. Also, I have become an avid nutrition label reader. My weight loss was/is successful.

RENATA144 SparkPoints: (207,563)
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3/1/14 10:32 A

Eat fresh living foods to be healthy.

RENATA144 SparkPoints: (207,563)
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3/1/14 10:32 A

Reduce the intake of carbs/ white foods, sugar & salt.
Eat fresh not canned or packaged foods to be enriched by the natural healing enzymes.

NIGHTSKYSTAR SparkPoints: (465,250)
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2/24/14 8:36 P

I dont cut out any food. If i crave it i have a small amount. There is no right or wrong...some people cant have a taste and stop..others can. I do find for myself that not making anything off limits takes the "need" for it away.

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2/24/14 1:19 P


RACEWIFE Posts: 753
2/24/14 11:18 A

It is really dependent on your own choices. I have to have my 3 squares! I am trying to concentrate on healthy snacks. National Diabetes association claims that 6 small meals are the best, even for people who are NOT diabetic. That really hasn't worked for me. Find what you are comfortable with and run with it.

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1/16/14 11:32 P

Reduce carbs, salt, white foods.

TCANNO SparkPoints: (301,078)
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1/16/14 8:18 A

anything that you eat too much of. With me it was pies, so I stopped buying them

KATD13 SparkPoints: (87,293)
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1/15/14 6:58 P

The thing I cut out, that really helped me, was soda.

It was so hard to quit. I would rather have a can of Coke then eat. But I did it & haven't had any since 2011

LULUCALLY SparkPoints: (18,410)
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7/18/13 11:35 A

First I cut out ice cream. (My favorite food) I lost 5 lbs in a week.
Then I cut out bread. Lost another five lbs.
Then I cut out bananas. (My favorite fruit) My belly fat seems to be melting

I don't crave any of these foods anymore, but I do allow myself to have them once a week, instead of every day!

TONKA14 Posts: 4,947
7/18/13 10:55 A

There is no right or wrong meal plan -- only the one that works for you. Look at your schedule and how meals and snacks fits in. Many people do best eating every 4-5 hours. If you eat breakfast at 7 am and can't eat lunch until noon, you may be alright with a bigger breakfast balanced in healthy fats, whole grains and protein so you are not hungry by 10 AM. If your breakfast is more whole grain based and smaller and burned up by 10 AM, you may need a snack to get you through.

Same holds true in the afternoon. If a larger lunch gets you to dinner without being hungry and wanting junk food out of the vending machine, go with it. If you are always hungry at 4:30PM and dinner is still hours away, a snack in in order.

Take the nutrient/calorie allowance you have and find out how it will work best to consume them throughout the day. You don't really have to "cut out" anything, just adjust portion sizes and meal and snack selections.

This article will give you some healthy snack ideas to take with you or have on hand.

55 Healthy Snacks Under 200 Calories
Spice Up Your Snacktime with These Ideas

This article will give you ideas to get your day started and to help you with meal ideas.

No More Boring Oatmeal!
20 Ways to Turn Ordinary Oats into Something Special

10 Filling, Healthy Lunches

Dinner's Ready, for about 400 Calories (or Less)

Fun and Filling Lunches To-Go
Brown Bags Don't Have to be Boring

Coach Tanya

KDRICH24 Posts: 267
7/18/13 12:37 A

Larger meals and go to more snacks or snacks and stick to larger portions

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