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4/29/08 4:45 P

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Just trying to share the experience I am having :)
I worked and worked at it and wasn't seeing any results and last month I finally saw my figure change and some weight loss. I'm sure it is a combination of exercise and eating healthy, I just wanted to share some tips that I received from other sources.
Some of your questions are probably questions other members have and don't know how to handle it. We all do the best we can. I hope that it works out for you. It sounds like you are really aware of what you are eating, and that is most important.

It's not what you have, it's what you do with it that counts.

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4/27/08 10:17 P

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I only eat at restaurants once a month or less. I'm a housewife that loves to cook. I have to talk my honey into eating at home. I rather eat food that I make to restaurant food. Besides, appetizers at restaurants tend to be fried and probably have more calories than a steamed entree.

I don't mean to be rude about it. I'm vegetarian, nearly vegan. We eat at Asian restaurants mostly and the portions tend to be smaller than traditional American style food.

I did well on the portions today. I was a little under calories, but I missed a meal. We were at the bookstore and they have nothing healthy there.


Edited by: LILLIAN364 at: 4/27/2008 (22:18)
Maintenance range. 127 to 132.

LIfe should not only be lived, it should be celebrated! (Osho)


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4/27/08 10:08 P

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If you get on the 6 meal plan, you won't feel hungry after you eat. You will get used to it and your stomach will actually get smaller to only accomodate the smaller portion. If you don't think you can keep yourself from eating a full plate of food, you can just order from the appetizer menu for your dinner for smaller portion sizes.

It's not what you have, it's what you do with it that counts.

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4/27/08 3:03 P

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I could, but I rather go over calories the few times that I eat out. I don't like feeling hungry after a meal. I rather just skip the appetizer and eat at a restaurant that serves small portions.

Maintenance range. 127 to 132.

LIfe should not only be lived, it should be celebrated! (Osho)


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4/27/08 12:34 P

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LILLIAN- Eating out doesn't have to mean falling off track. When you order your meal, ask the waiter to put half of your order in a to-go box when they bring your plate to you. If they won't do that, then as for a to-go box when they serve you and put half of your meal in the box. You will only eat the portion that is on your plate. I did this just a few days ago, and although the waitress said she couldn't divide my meal for me, when she brought me the to-go box with my meal, she actually had done it anyway. You are more likely to eat the entire meal if it is in front of you. If you don't see it, you're less likely to eat it.

It's not what you have, it's what you do with it that counts.

~~Petite in height, going for petite in width~~

5'2" : 33 yr old mother of 3

target areas: belly, hips, and thighs


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4/26/08 3:09 P

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I'm doing better today. I had dinner out and I'm never able to stop at half a plate. I figure that I only eat out once or twice a month so I shouldn't sweat it. Lunch was the problem. The portions were too big. I did better today at lunch. 320 calories. I also had breakfast and a snack so far. I'm thinking about an apple for an afternoon snack since I had a late lunch.

Maintenance range. 127 to 132.

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4/26/08 10:13 A

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It is hard to start, but once you do it for just 1 week, it gets so easy.
PANTHRA16, if you can eat at your desk, there are a lot of possibilities... Have a protien bar, have a small bag of baby carrots at your desk, have some fruit cut up there for you like an apple in fourths. Your in-between meals don't have to be "meals". It's just to keep you from getting so hungry at lunch and dinner time that you eat twice what you should.
LILLIAN, it's hard to change your eating habits at first when you're used to just eating 3 meals a day. Here's what you need to do. That 650 calorie lunch- take half of it and put it in a separate container. Now you have 2 meals. Do the same with dinner. Now you already have 4 of our 6 meals done and it didn't take any extra money or time. If you divide and put it in a to-go box or pack a separate sack lunch, you won't see it, you won't want to eat it. If after eating your lunch (or any other meal) you still feel hungry, wait 20 minutes. It takes 20 minutes for your stomach to tell your brain that it has food. If after 20 minutes you're still hungry, then eat a little more, but you will find that 20 minutes after you eat, you won't be hungry. Just remember to eat protein and fiber. That's what fills you up and is healthy.

It's not what you have, it's what you do with it that counts.

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5'2" : 33 yr old mother of 3

target areas: belly, hips, and thighs


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4/25/08 10:57 P

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I'm trying to do the mini meals. I didn't do well today. I ate a large lunch and dinner. Lunch was about 650 calories and dinner was 525. Not small enough for me to get a second snack in. As it was, I went over calories with only one snack.

Anyway, it was my first day trying mini meals and I expect I'll do better overtime. The idea sounds so good. Now, putting it into practice.

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4/25/08 9:29 P

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Any suggestions for eating at work. I work at a desk throughout the day, and on busy days, when all 5 doctors are there at once, I am sometimes busy scheduling tests and appointments without a break for an hour or more at a time. I can't really leave the area except for bathroom break, and to fax, copy, etc. I could do the 1/2 sandwich, especially peanut butter, but are there any other suggestions.

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4/25/08 10:19 A

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You don't want to reduce the amount of food, especially if you're working out. Your body needs the nutrients to heal your muscles. Like I said, if you eat smaller portions more times during the day, your metabolism keeps burning. When you're body continues to burn the fuel, it starts burning the fat. I thought I would let you all know that I finished my month on this program and I lost 7 pounds (which includes the muscle I built) and a total of 9.5 inches off my waist, hips, and thighs! Now that is motivation to keep going.

It's not what you have, it's what you do with it that counts.

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4/24/08 7:48 P

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hmmmmm.....thanks, i am going to give that a try. i have been reducing the amount of food i eat....but making every meal the same size may really be a key factor....
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4/23/08 5:43 P

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When you use your fist as a reference, you will be amazed at how big those portions are when you go out to eat. I ordered a grilled chicken salad today and only ate 1/3 of it! I brought the rest home and had it for my next 2 meals. So it actually really helps on my budget, too. I can eat 3 times of a Foot long sub at subway!

It's not what you have, it's what you do with it that counts.

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4/23/08 10:32 A

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that is a great point of reference! portion size is a big problem for me, and using the size of my fist will really help when i am out and about and don't have measuring cups!!

thank you!

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4/23/08 6:26 A

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I do that at work, it's when I eat dinner is were I run into trouble I've gone back to eating around half of it that's not the problem it's what I'm eating that I really need to work on again!

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4/22/08 11:22 P

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during the week I have smaller meals(4) till I get home. Then make supper and maybe have a snack if its not too late. I don't eat past 8pm.

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4/22/08 4:55 P

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Here's what an average day looks like for me: Some of you will think it's a lot of food, just remember, SMALL portions

7:00 am- shredded wheat cereal w/ 2% milk

10:00 am- 1/2 peanut butter and jelly sandwich- wheat bread (1 slice)

12:00 pm-1/2 turkey sandwich on wheat w/ lettuce and mustard

3:00 pm- split pea soup (homemade)

6:00 pm- spaghetti w/ marinara sauce

9:00 pm- apple



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4/22/08 4:12 P

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I like to eat small meals because I LOVE to eat!! My BF always says that I eat so much but it is because I eat many times but not large fattening quantities. I feel like I eat more now then when I weight 135lbs!! I don’t eat 6 though…I might have to try that! Could you give us a few example meals?

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4/22/08 3:43 P

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emoticon great point and ideas emoticon I will try this it sounds good emoticon

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4/22/08 3:22 P

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I have been a part of binkini boot camp this month, and something I wanted to pass on was some tips on portion sizes and eating habits. My instructor advised me to eat no more than the amount equal to the size of my fist. The reason is to eat 6 meals a day which keeps my metabolism up burning fat all day long. At first I didn't think I could increase to 6 meals a day, I was only eating 2... but after cutting my portion sizes down at lunch and dinner, I discovered that I was hungry every 3 hours so it was really easy to get those 6 meals in. When you are keeping your portion sizes at the size of your fist (which is the empty size of your stomach) you end up eating on a good schedule, eating better, and keeping energized throughout the day. It has really made a difference in my daily routine and I feel really good.

It's not what you have, it's what you do with it that counts.

~~Petite in height, going for petite in width~~

5'2" : 33 yr old mother of 3

target areas: belly, hips, and thighs


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