Joy, it really helps to know that I am not the ONLY facing this challenge!
What I have gained so far from you guys, which I knew but need to put into practice:
- don't bring trigger foods into the house because they just call your name until you eat them - log all food before you eat it, even when or especially when it makes your go over for the day - plan ahead for the food that you are going to eat at every meal - exercise consistently - if plan to eat trigger foods, get them in individual serving packages, if possible, if not put a serving size on your plate BEFORE you start eating it
I AM STARTING RIGHT NOW TO PRACTICES THESE BEHAVIORS!!
current weight: 157.0
Fitness Minutes: (216,633) Posts: 6,416 9/26/10 2:18 P
I agree with NFC! Eating in moderation is my challenge too; and I'm in my 5th year of maintenance! Writing things down, including calories, before I eat them (even if I'm already over my limit) helps more than anything I've done. The other is just not keeping my trigger foods (cheese, ice cream, crackers, chips . . .) in the house. I can enjoy them when I'm out. In moderation. I don't think I will ever be able to not count calories and maintain my weight; but it's a small price to pay. On the flip side, although I don't think it helped me lose, exercise is critical to my maintenance. Be well, Joy
Joy , in KY, USA 73-Having fun being me!!
9 Year Maintainer Hoop 10-20 min - Day-6 10,832 mi wkd since 1/1/10 goal-135 range 130-138#
Thanks! You are right I think that is the trick, log it before it goes in your mouth and plan ahead. I am going to start using the spark meals to plan ahead. Of course we are going on a week long vacation starting Tuesday and any little change seems to always give me an excuse of some kind. I am going to try
I am going to try to eat what I want but track it BEFORE I eat it and try to follow portion control.
Here is a great slide show on portion control from the mayo clinic - http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/portion-c ontrol/NU00267
THANKS for the advice and encouragement, I really need it to get back on track!
current weight: 157.0
Fitness Minutes: (172,299) Posts: 4,502 9/26/10 1:16 P
Welcome and good luck in getting back to where you want to be. The best thing to do for help in eating in moderation is to track your food before you eat it. Planning. If you plan your meals and snacks for the day you are likely to stay with the plan. When you eat in a 'free for all' mode you are likely to sabotage yourself. Good luck.
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Ask not what your government can do for you, ask what you can do for yourself. . - Dallas Horton, Philosopher and Self-Made Man
Hello, I am just joining this team and am ready to get back to my goal weight. I need desperate help in how to eat in moderation! I also am hoping we can have some friendly competitions, that seems to keep me on track. :) I have posted an idea under the topic chat about challenges, if you want to add your ideas for a challenge.
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