My suggestion to you nutritionally, would be to "shop the perimeter" of the store. Make most of your groceries be from the fresh foods. Lots of fresh fruits and veggies and lean meats, mostly chicken & turkey & fish, and try to avoid all processed foods. Eat small amounts of rice, bread, potatoes, or pasta, and when you do, eat whole grains. Get at least 25-35 grams of fiber in your diet, preferably dietary fiber rather than supplements. Drink lots of water (at least 64 oz per day). That is Nutrition 101 in a nutshell. LOL
Please let me know if I can be a help to you.
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TaFoot1 to sparks. This is a wonderful group of people here. I didn't see your first name anywhere in your post. I had 110 pounds t lose and I am down 35 pounds so far, so it is doable. Try to forget the overall picture and break it down into 5 or 10 pounds goals. Anna
Thanks for your words of encouragement and your advice about teams. I must admit I've been a little confused by it all. I have just signed up for a daily Hungry Girl newsletter and will look for the 2 books you mentioned. Please get in touch again.
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I would suggest reading the motivational articles and nutrition ones on the site. Read some message boards but don't overwhelm yourself with joining a lot of teams. I just bought two new recipe books. One is the Hungry Girl book though most of her recipes can be found online at hungrygirl.com (I think). The other is called "The Most Decadent Diet Ever". Most of the recipes in it make smaller size dishes perfect for 2. I made one last night and it was nummy. Good luck with your goals.
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I just set up my page, such as it is. I'm learning what to do as I go along, but I'll be most happy to receive suggestions on how to get the most from this venture into SparkPeople.
I'm almost 63 years old. I retired from my job 3 years ago to become caregiver to my now 90-year-old mother. During this time she's suffered a stroke, developed dementia, has had several mild heart attacks, and also has Alzheimer's. You might guess that I have had no time to concentrate on anything but Mom. Now, however, she is in end-stage Alzheimer's, is bedridden, and suddenly I realize that my body has gone to pot. Emotional eating has had it's way with me...and it shows. I now have 109 (gulp) pounds to lose, and I'm overwhelmed at the prospect.
I do all the cooking for my husband and me, so I'm especially looking for recipes that you all turn to again and again that are tasty yet are helping you to lose your pounds. Looking forward to hearing from you.
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