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BRENNA84
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3/16/13 2:58 P

thanx I probably do. and no slacking, one slack turns into 3 - 4 slacking sUPER easy!



SLIMMERKIWI
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3/15/13 4:29 P

Maybe you need to be a bit more like me. Even tho' I reached my goal weight a very long time ago, I still weight/measure everything to ensure that I stay there.

Kris



BRENNA84
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3/15/13 4:26 P

yes thanx. been a bit lazy with it. but then my weight goes up so I go back to recording diligently and weight diligently. helps to put everything in perspective. thanx.



SLIMMERKIWI
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3/15/13 4:19 P

You will find that if you manage to track everything it will give you great insight into where you can make your adjustments. The "Today's Nutrition Notes" would be a great place for you to say where you were hungry. That will make the Nutrition Tracker an even better diagnostic tool :-)

Kris



BRENNA84
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3/15/13 4:03 P

no I have been having issues with being CONSISTENT in tracking everything

sigh. working on it.

and thanx for all the ideas. having carbs with a lil protein does wonders better than what I was doing before. thanx.



SLIMMERKIWI
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3/14/13 11:48 P

I just had a wee peek at your Nutrition Tracker, and have a question:
Do you enter EVERYTHING into it?

I ask this because this last week there appears to be a very sudden calorie reduction most days, and some days you have done a fair bit of exercise and on a couple occasions haven't reached even 1200 calories, even tho' you have done a lot of exercise.

I found that when I dropped my calorie consumption initially (and it was only 250-450 calories) I had to go back up and work down gradually because I was suffering nausea, including being woken with it, and also suffering light-headedness and hunger pains. By going down in small increments of 50 cal's, and allowing my body to get used to it, the problem resolved.

I ALWAYS allow a late night snack, because otherwise I will have issues, too! The snacks are generally banana and protein based, or a good quality whole-grain piece of toast with a mashed banana or protein spread on it.

Good Luck,
Kris



LEOPARDSPOTS1
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3/14/13 9:55 P

Around 8-8:30ish I try to eat some oatmeal. I mix 1 tsp of sugar in the raw with 1/2 c quick oats, 3 dashes of cinnamon and some water. It fills me up so my stomache isn't growling as I try to fall asleep. Be careful how late you are eating, since you won't be burning any calories while sleeping.



CHERIJ16
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3/14/13 9:48 P

I sometimes have a sargento cheese stick and 3-6 triscuits. A cup of tea helps it go down too.



MEG-NATALIA07
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3/14/13 9:19 P

crackers with laughing cow cheese
rice cakes
Popcorn!
A piece of toast.



POPSECRET
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3/14/13 9:17 P

I just had a piece of oat nut bread spread half with natural PB, drizzled with honey and folded over to make a half-sandwich. So good, tasted like dessert and got in a little carbs/protein/healthy fat.



BRENNA84
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3/14/13 4:37 P

well last night i had a snack of yoghurt and ezekiel bread. it was much better this morning. I have experimented with protein shakes this month. yeah - its counterproductive.

its better if I just did bouts of 20-30 of exercise throught the day so planning meals isn't so cumbersome hehe



DRAGONCHILDE
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3/14/13 9:10 A

Are you getting enough protein and fat during the day? I noticed your tracker's a bit all over the place, so it's hard to make specific suggestions.

When you're craving carbs, what kind of carbs are you choosing? If you're eating simple carbs, that can cause a blood sugar spike, and later a crash that results in more hunger and cravings. It can be a vicious cycle.

Choose your carbs wisely, and they won't sabotage you so harshly:

www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutrition_art
icles.asp?id=590


When you want a snack, a choice like whole grain toast with peanut butter will "stick to your ribs" as we say here in the south, and keep you from that blood sugar roller coaster. Since I eliminated my simple carb snacks in the evening, my cravings have dropped a great deal.



BRENNA84
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3/13/13 6:40 P

lately I have been getting quite hungry at night, and I tend to crave carbs. but then I wake up soooooooooooooooooooo hungry.

any ideas? tricks? ideas?



 
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