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4/25/13 6:25 P

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I have the challenge of living in a situation where there is a food service preparing the food. It is difficult to make the percentages for carbs, protein and fats. In addition I am a type 2 diabetic. I am trying my best each day and tracking my foods on the charts.

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3/1/13 1:14 P

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Three meals a day with the option of two snacks.

Calorie range: 1200-1550

Tracking meals on SP is really helpful to me.

I CAN do this ONE day at a time.


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8/21/12 6:47 P

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I try to eat healthy and record everything on the nut. tracker, so I know just where I stand any time of the day. I try to get my fruit and veggies in every day and try to eat only lowfat cheeses when I do eat them. Like 1% cottage cheese, lowfat yogurt, 1% milk, sour cream, etc. I used to think that cheese was so good for our protein intake and that's what I tried to do, and then I realized how much fat is in just a little cube, and I about croaked! It feels like a week-end for me every day because of living and operating our dairy farm. So I try to be good every day, except the one day after I weigh-in. And then I never eat like I used to. I'm too conscious of it any more! Good luck to you!

Karen from Minnesota

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8/13/12 7:58 A

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I don't have a specific eating plan that I follow. I track everything that I eat and try to stay between 1200 and 1500 calories 6 days a week and take one day a week off. The day off, I stay under 1800 calories.

I try not to drink any carbonated drinks or fast food. This was harder when I lived in the city, however now that I am out in the country and fast food is a minimum 30 minutes round trip away it is much easier. As well, I make sure to have fruits or vegetables for lunch and dinner every day.

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2/16/11 9:03 P

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I don't follow any specific eating plan. I just try to eat healthy and I use the Nutrition tracker to track my food daily. That way I know how many calories, fat, carb, protein, etc. I am getting every day.

Jackie
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KAITLANDSDREAM's Photo KAITLANDSDREAM Posts: 177
2/16/11 5:15 P

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I agree on the processed foods! I found out by logging my foods on caloriecount.com that I was getting way too much sodium. I quit using deli meats, etc. and got my sodium down to 1300-1500 per day and the weight started coming right off.

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BAILEYS7OF9's Photo BAILEYS7OF9 SparkPoints: (128,154)
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2/16/11 4:56 P

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I do not follow SP's plan for a few reasons. Mostly because I am gluten intolerant and they do not support that.

Measure, stay in your calorie range, eat more whole foods, not many processed foods...exercise.

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KAITLANDSDREAM's Photo KAITLANDSDREAM Posts: 177
2/16/11 12:05 P

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Thanks for the tip! I will check out that site. I have to learn to practice moderation when away from home! I do well w/it at home where I am controlling the recipes, etc. and then just blow it away from home!

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2/16/11 9:54 A

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I am the same way on the weekends. I don't count my calories. But, over the years, I have learned to eat better on weekends. I try to just eat as healthy as possible. If we go out for pizza (I can't say no to pizza), I get once slice, cheese only, and a salad instead of 2 slices. I use the http://www.calorieking.com/ to see the manus and calories of some of our local fast food places and try to make a better choice when I go. It does not always work out for the best, but I figure it's better than nothing. It sure is hard to keep track of everything we eat. But, now my kids are getting into this also. If I order a salad, most of the time, DD orders a salad. DS usually does whatever DH does.

Olga
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2/15/11 10:02 P

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i am trying to keep my calories between 1200-1350 day. i log everything i eat on caloriecount.com because it is easier for me to log foods their than on this site. I am combining that w/exercise everyday. i have lost some pounds. My downfall is weekends. i get busy don't log and think I have a free pass! Then my weight is back up on monday!

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2/15/11 6:14 P

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Hi--
Welcome to our team! I don't belong to an eating program per se, although I did to Weight Watchers before, so I remember the basics, although since I'm here I didn't practice what they preached.
Anyway, I know where I went wrong and that was in stopping to track what I ate after I reached my goal weight. I thought I was doing OK, but it doesn't take long to become a train wreck. So, I agree with the other poster that tracking everything you eat is really important, as is being careful with your portion sizes.

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2/15/11 5:14 P

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I am having some eating issues currently, but when I first started SP years ago, I lost almost all the weight I wanted by counting my calories. At first, it seems a lot of work, but it was worth it after a while. I decided at first that I don't need to count my calories because I don't eat that much. Unfortunately, the little that I did eat, had tons of calories and fat. Since counting calories has worked for me, that is what I would recommend for you. Good luck.

Olga
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LAURENSHERYL Posts: 28
2/15/11 5:04 P

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Hi I am new to this team and being a petite woman I was wondering what eating program you have found, like and are having success on? I am really confused right now which is the best way to go? Thanks

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