I didn't think this was a very well written article. There really isn't too much information about how they obtained the facts. For example, the article states "These people scored poorly for dietary healthfulness." Ok. But how did they measure "dietary healthfulness"? What exactly does that mean in relation to this article. I'm sure we could all come up with our own definition of dietary healthfulness. Sounds to me they just stated the obvious. Nothing new in this article.
I used to have a diet coke as a treat when I went out for lunch. After 6 months on sp, I have noticed I just choose iced tea or water instead. I do have diet ginger ale at home, for a rare treat. Using the nutrition tracker has made many empty, high calorie foods less appealing, and taught me to avoid them.
After all the years of abuse I put my body through, (alcohol, junk foods) I remember how lousy I felt after both. Once in awhile I'll have some baked chips, but it's rare. Yesterday I made a baking sheet of all kinds of roasted veggies. I had some for dinner, but around 8:30 p.m. I was a little hungry, so I munched on zucchini,carrots,mushrooms.greenbeans and cauliflour! There comes a time when you just have to make a choice to be healthy and eliminate the stuff that makes you feel bad.
7/2/2010 6:59:51 PM
Sugar is not my prob. Salty foods are. Like chips etc.
I don't have a problem at all with sugar cravings, but I DO read labels, and try to limit sugar in my diet all the time. This article is so "on the money" with regards to EMPTY calories so many choose to eat. I am appalled at how many thing that 100 calorie snacks are OK on a diet. One really needs to limit even these. May only be 100 calories, but how much sugar, fat, and salt are you consuming, when you could just eat a good apple!!!
3/1/2010 9:38:24 AM
I'm glad I'm not the only one. I have to keep telling myself it is a chemical response in my body and cravings are not a sign of weakness, which then leads to more eating.
Thanks for helping me start my day.
3/1/2010 1:33:11 AM
My sugar addiction is an absolute nightmare. I wake up in the early hours of the morning and cram in a high amount of sugary food, especially after a good day low in sugar. After reaching a comfort level of suger, I go back to bed. This can happen more than a couple of times a night. Someone - give me some hope
I take cinnamon tablets for sugar cravings, and it works well. But I haven't found a good supplement or nutritional plan for my salt cravings. I have found that I am allergic to corn: corn chips, corn tortilla, corn starch, corn, corn, corn. Baby steps. I make small healthy changes every day.
2/13/2010 12:12:10 PM
I went to the gym yesterday and I plan on going again today. This is to increase my calorie burning, reduce stress and feel better moving my body while strengthening it. I don't eat while I exercise so there is that too!
2/12/2010 1:23:47 PM
I have struggled with my weight since I had my children 18 years ago. I have finally come to grips that there is no quick solution to weight loss. I have since lost 41lbs in about a year and a half. I have achieved this by cutting out the junk food, and increasing the really yummy stuff, like blueberries, nuts spinach and so much more, but as we all know cutting out what you love most is not the answer. So I have dedicated Friday nights to a free for all. What first happened was I just binged on all that is sweet, rich, creamy and decadent, but have noticed that I have even started to give up that as each thing I put in my mouth my mind says will stay on the hips and they are starting to look good. It is amazing how you can talk yourself out of something that is not good for you. You just have to have that conversation with yourself.....you may seem crazy that you are talking to yourself....but you look good.
We only treat ourselves to one coke a week now. We order a small or if home we measure exactly one cup. If we are out, we often do not finish the soda. Just have few sips or half. I absolutely cannot give up my chocolate, but on a good day I have no trouble limiting myself to just one small snak size hershey bar. I found multi-grain pita chips as a substitute for potato chips, but I love them too much. Almost cannot stop eating once I start. So I am going to have to just not buy any chips for the house. Don't know how I will get past this one. Carrots, Cucumbers...nothing crunchy has helped that craving yet. Would love any ideas.
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