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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

I've come to the conclusion that for me all food is relevant but in moderation. I heard a talk about cheese and which ones to avoid if on a calorie & fat reducing diet. A certain low fat hard cheese was recommended. People complained about the low fat hard cheese they'd tried and I figured if we ate 2oz of full-fat when eating cheese meals plus small portions of other foods there'd be no harm done. Not unless people are allergic to certain foods like being wheat, dairy, nut intolerant or whatever else then those should be foods to be avoided. Unfortunately I overeat bread and with that put on huge amounts of weight. I'm almost addicted to carbs and find myself reaching out for them & not even noticing when I've had enough. I've wondered if this is famine mode but whatever it is I'd like to stop that for good. I've continued to buy and buy slimming magazines and it has just dawned on me that I don't really need to do that apart from getting inspired by the success stories of good people who've succeeded on their programmes. I'm convinced that even small amounts of fat is necessary in the diet my reason being I've noticed if I forgo fat my skin goes dry and awful. I will continue to measure my food with my scoops and scales but I think my days of cluttering up the house with slimming mags are numbered. I need exercise and the classes I attend are good and have helped me shed pounds even though due to the number of people the trainer doesn't correct people's moves or stances. It's wierd but I have constantly read that diets don't work and now I'm begiing 2 see the light where that's concerned. A wholesome varied diet in correct portions is what works for most people I know.
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    i eat 75% less fat cheese. only %1 fat. i also like tofu and veggies.
    but those carbs. love tthe carbs. i get wasa flat bread (like a cracker). some times ezeckile (from the bible) bread. or weight watchers bread. it is not easy being curvy.
    1975 days ago
    1975 days ago
    Congratulations, you have just graduated into a Life Long Sparkperson! We all have a moment when we realise we have to find a way to eat for the rest of our lives. This must include times when celebrations are centred around food and there are things we cannot resist. We enjoy those moments and get back on track the next meal (or cetainly the next day).
    You can have lovely bread, just don't have it when you are hungry, it will still taste good but you won't have room for the whole loaf.
    Emotional eating is the tough one, we have to undo years of practised behaviour and learn new ways of coping without "self harming" by gluttony. I'm still working on that but every day is nearer to goal!
    best wishes, Sandra
    1975 days ago
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