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5/3/08 1:34 A

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Wow, guys! Thanks for the info! I'll put that to some good use...lol! I never thought about the "white" things...good point! Makes perfect sense. And the extra protien will definitely come in handy. Too bad about the sleep part though. I only sleep a few hours at a time...lucky me!

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5/1/08 5:42 P

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Yes, I have trouble with the starchy foods too. My nutrition pie chart is skewed towards the carbs. I do eat all whole-grain (bread, pasta, cereals, granola, etc.) but the calories still pile up.

I'm trying to focus on portion sizes, eating one cup of the whole-grain pasta instead of piling up my plate, and adding lots more veggies.

I would suggest trying to eat a lot more protein. This will help you build muscle mass, which in turn helps increase how many calories your body burns at rest, which in turn will help you lose the weight. And protein has more calories per gram than carbs, so adding protein will help you hit minimum.

The other thing I would suggest is to make sure you get enough sleep. I read something on SparkPeople a while back that said that when you don't get enough sleep, there's an imbalance of chemicals in your brain, and that imbalance will cause you to crave carbs. Which explains why I want to eat cookies right before bed. :D Maybe...

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4/28/08 9:38 A

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CONGRATULATIONS GRANTSGIRLJEN. Although just about anything you can think of to eat has carbs, the fruits and vegetables are a lot easier for your body to break down. The white stuff, like pasta and potatoes, hold more calories and more carbs. My doctor told me a long time ago, "If you want to loose weight stay away from the white stuff, and eat what you cook, not what someone else cooked."

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MAMA_SKILLET's Photo MAMA_SKILLET Posts: 136
4/25/08 3:07 P

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OK, so I've been cutting out starches...but it's in EVERYTHING! Starch & salt make me blow up like a pufferfish! I messed up yesterday and ate a few baked french fries... emoticon ...and now I feel like... emoticon ! But no worries for me today - I lost 4lbs this week. emoticon

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Edited by: MAMA_SKILLET at: 4/25/2008 (15:05)
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CHRISTYJ_37067's Photo CHRISTYJ_37067 Posts: 285
4/21/08 12:46 P

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Raw almonds and dark chocolate are my favorite snacks. The almonds help curb my appetite and the chocolate help with my sweet tooth.

Edited by: CHRISTYJ_37067 at: 4/21/2008 (12:45)
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4/21/08 12:17 P

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Now, I have started taking fiber tablets daily and it is helping tremendously, if you know what I mean. I guess since I eat a lot of fruits and vegetables is chicken is the meat that eat almost everyday it is hard for me to make my minimum calorie intake. Sometimes I eat yogurt or jello after dinner to strecth out the calories a little. And I drink a cup of milk every morning since it is my only fluid source of calories.

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4/21/08 12:11 P

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I've been trying to cut out the white stuff, which includes alot of starches. I also try to get 25 - 35 grams of fiber a day. This is also suppose to help flatten your tummy.

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MAMASIMON's Photo MAMASIMON Posts: 80
4/17/08 12:21 P

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"Starchy" is not the problem. If you want to go lo-carb then you will need to increase protein and fat in your diet. Or instead of cutting out the "starch"(carbs), eat whole grains instead. Whole wheat bread, cereal, etc watch out though, read labels and make sure that the foods are REALLY whole grain !

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4/16/08 5:03 P

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I decided to cut starchy foods out of my diet and I started this past sunday, 4/13. I now get my carbs from raw fruits and vegetables. The problem with this is that I am having a really hard time making my minimum calorie intake everyday. Is anyone else having this problem? Any suggestions?
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