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10/28/08 10:48 A

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I agree with everything said previously, also watch those no fat items, often times filled with more sugar than regular to make them taste better.

I recently eliminated splenda from my diet and found I have fewer sugar cravings as a result.

One other thing to think about is you may be overtraining. 1 1/2 hours everyday sounds like more than you would need to achieve a healthy weight loss. You may not be giving your body time to recover hence hitting the wall you talked about.

Edited by: L.I.L.MOMMY at: 10/28/2008 (10:50)
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10/28/08 10:06 A

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I would also make sure you are getting enough protein. I too stay far, far, far away from anything with Splendia in it.
I meant to say that I used to eat very low fat as well, once I started adding more healthy fats into the diet, my hunger pains went away and I'm so much more satisfied now with higher fat and making sure I have the right amount of protein and fiber.
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Edited by: RUNNERMOMTO3 at: 10/28/2008 (10:07)
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10/24/08 11:07 A

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CLTEN - I used to go very low fat and my weight loss stalled for 3 months. When I upped it to 30% of my intake, I broke my plateau and lost 7 pounds in a week. The key is getting the right fats: natural peanut butter, nuts (my favorites are walnuts, but almonds are great too), avocado, olive oil and flax.

You should also try to eat every 2-3 hours and make sure you have protein in each of those meals.

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10/24/08 8:00 A

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Well, some fat is necessary. But of course too much isn't any good.

Are you eating enough protein? That's usually what fuels good workouts & helps to rebuild muscles.

And no, I personally don't use splenda or any other artificial sweetner. I use stevia in my tea (it's an herb), but sugar, agave, maple syrup, brown rice syrup, honey, etc. in my baking. I have a sweet tooth problem, but I try to keep that in check.

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10/24/08 12:40 A

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thanks for the info-I think it's entirely possible I'm not getting enough fat. I try to go as low fat as possible, but end up eating mostly no fat foods. I always think I'll get it later but never do...something to think about!

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10/23/08 11:36 P

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Hi CLTEN,

I agree w/Aurora...

When are you working out and when are you getting really hungry? What kind of protein intake do you have?

Do you eat high glycemic or low glycemic carbs?

What intensity are you doing in your cardio - on a scale from 1 (being the lowest) to 10?

I avoid Splenda now. I use Stevia from Sprouts (health food store/farmers market).

I'm new to this group and learning lots. This is an awesome team.

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10/23/08 9:17 P

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What are you doing for your workouts? An hour and a half is a lot. You may not be eating enough. I'm very anti-Splenda.

My typical daily nutrition is as follows:
Breakfast 9.30am - 2 servings All Whites Egg Whites, 1/2c frozen spinach, 1 scoop Casein protein (for shake)
Lunch 12.30pm - 1/2c broccoli, 15 green beans, 6oz chicken breast, 1/4c kidney bean/chickpea mix, 1 slice each of red and green bell peppers, 1/2oz walnuts and mixed salad greens
Snack 3.30pm - 2TB natural peanut butter, 80 grams of baby carrots
Dinner 7pm - 6oz lean meat, sweet potato, green veggie

What's your nutrient ratio? You can see this by clicking the View Full Report on your Nutrition Tracker. I aim for 30% fat, 30% carb and 40% protein (I'm on a low carb nutrition plan). Fats and protein help you stay full. As look as you're picking healthy versions of these foods, it's a great way to stay full and lose weight. Feel free to check out my nutrition tracker for more info.

Danielle

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10/23/08 9:02 P

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Hi everyone,
I'm new here, and was a "clean eater" before when I lost weight, so I'm back at it to do it again.
I have a couple of questions. I am working out about 1 and a half hours a day, and find with what I eat I get really hungry even when I eat 1800 calories. What do you eat to stay satisfied? Also, is there a feeling about "Splenda"-do people use it or stay away from it. I want to have energy for my workouts, I do cardio,(run, elliptical) and weights,
but it seems like I'm hitting a wall with every workout-any suggestions?

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