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Wouldn't it be so much easier?

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

I stopped into a medical weight loss clinic today. They lost me at "The first 3 days you eat nothing but raw green veggies and red meat." What? Why is it that even MEDICAL weight loss sounds like a gimic?

It would be so much easier if someone would just make all my meals for me and put them in the fridge labeled by day. On tuesday I could just go get the tuesday bag and eat from it until there was no more food. I wouldn't have to make decisions or do any calculations. Someone else can do all the calculating and figuring and make sure I'm getting enough of everything and all I have to do is consume in order.

Well, since I don't have a personal chef and I live with a man who has the pallette of a 4 year old, I really don't see that as a viable option. But it's nice to dream. On days like today when there just aren't enough hours to do everything and my back is spasming it would be so nice to kick back and let someone else do the work.

But losing weight is hard work. And really, it should be. I don't like it but dedication means you stick through it no matter what and that strength of spirit is needed to maintain weight loss. If losing weight was easy we would all yo-yo all the time. So, as nice as it would be to just kick back and let someone do it for me. I suppose it's better if I do the work myself

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CHANGINGSAM 7/18/2013 10:04AM

    I can so relate. I've been off the wagon for quite some time now. I wish I had both a personal chef and trainer! However, much like others have already mentioned, I think will be happier with the end result if we are our own chefs and trainers. Keep pushing!

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OLIVIANIGHT 7/18/2013 8:33AM

    I often wish for my own personal chef. Or even a nutritionist to work out a year's worth of meal plans so I don't have to figure them all out myself.
But you're right, nothing worth having is that easy.

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STEPH-KNEE 7/18/2013 6:56AM

    You will definitely be happy that you are doing this by yourself, for yourself! I used to feel the same way, and I'd do things like Jenny Craig and Nutrisystem because I didn't have to do the planning... just eat the food they gave me. The problem with that is like any diet "you go off it" and then you have no idea how to eat. I promise you tracking your calories and measuring portions and all of those things get easier as you move forward. You will also figure out awesome short cuts with food prep and ways to take help where you can get it with certain foods. In the end you will be that much prouder because you did it on your own, you rock! emoticon

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CHRISTASP 7/17/2013 5:30PM

    Well, there IS someone who can do the preparing and cooking for you... it's YOU.

What I mean is that you could do A LOT of the preparing and cooking on an off day, like in the weekend, and prepare big amounts of, for example, healthy soups and stew and freeze them. You can also prepare vegetables to put in your salad that way.
What I do is cook double portions when I make soup or stew so half of the time I don't need to cook but can take a dinner out of the freezer.
There's more about this on the Eat to Live team forum. If you try 'clean eating' you don't have to weigh and calculate so much (just eat tons of vegetables and fruit...! But the book and the team do offer a lot of good recipes so it needn't be boring).


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