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MOHNEEKA's Photo MOHNEEKA Posts: 18
4/12/10 1:00 P

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Hiya!

Thanks for the replies. Currently, I don't mind thinking of what to eat so often because I'm making the time available while starting out here. I just won't have this much time available long term.

I do try to meal plan for dinners for the week, but the suggestion to plan a day in advance might work out well as well. I'll give it a shot!

Thanks for the encouragement! This last week went well for me (lost 4 lbs!), so I must be doing something right! :-) Additional suggestions and/or ideas are more than welcome...



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4/12/10 12:45 P

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It does get easier.

I do my meals a day in advance. So right now (while I am on lunch break) I planned out tomorrow's menu (Banana protein smoothie, cottage cheese/oatmeal pancake with fruit, tuna spinach salad with balsamic vinegar and figs, clean tzatziki with sliced peppers and celery, quorn patty with roasted broccoli, plus a workout recovery shake after I weight train, if you're curious).

This helps a LOT both in terms of ensuring I stick to my menu and in terms of letting me obsess about food for ten minutes or so...and then not have to think about it the rest of the day.

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4/12/10 9:58 A

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Well when you have to eat to live you think about food. What's good is we are thinking about how to make our choices better for our health.

Once you are more familiar with what you can eat it will be a bit easier. However you will be always trying to create new ways to use those foods. Variety is the spice of life. LOL



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4/10/10 5:41 P

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I know what you mean. Sometimes I think all the planning is what makes me think of food all the time! lol!

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4/10/10 4:13 P

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I've been think of food constantly for over 2 years now and managed to maintain my weight loss.
I'd love to lose a few more lbs.
Anyway it takes a lot of work to eat right. It's not easy to read every label and plan every calorie.

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4/9/10 4:07 P

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I always think of food constantly. I'm always planning my next meal. Not sure if that's GREAT! But, it does help to eat healthier! lol!
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4/9/10 12:10 P

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I think it's great that you are able to think of food "constantly" without actually craving it! Just keep thinking of new ideas to be creative with your clean eating, following the good advice you've been given here and that hopefully you are finding in other places on Spark and online. There's lots of info out there. The more you learn, the more it will come naturally to make good food decisions, and then you won't have to think about it so much.

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4/9/10 9:58 A

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Keep it pure & simple. Food that hasn't been altered with chemicals. It sounds like you're making progress.

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4/9/10 9:10 A

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Hey Guys!

I started eating clean at the beginning of the week, and I have to say I seem to be thinking of food constantly! Not in a hungry, craving kind of way. More in a, what should I eat kind of way. I find that I have to really think about what to eat and plan things. It's taking so much time!

So my question is, does it get easier once you get used to this way of eating?? Any ideas to make the transition go more smoothly? Long-term suggestions?

Thanks in advance!

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