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.
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Total SparkPoints: 68,556
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3/1/14 10:32 A
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.
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.
"No temptation has overtaken me but such as is common to man; and God is faithful, who WILL NOT ALLOW ME TO BE TEMPTED BEYOND WHAT I AM ABLE; but with temptation will provide a way of escape also, that I may be able to endure it."
1 Corinthians 10:13
current weight: 159.5
Fitness Minutes: (36,751)
1/16/14 11:32 P
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.
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