As usual, I find some SP assumptions a bit frustrating. "One fifth of our calories come from beverages" I drink black coffee and water, with a soda maybe once every four months. Where exactly are those calories SP speaks of so often that I can cut out to reduce the weight?
9/29/2015 10:13:31 AM
All good tips, all help, but there comes the time when we want to have something good to eat, and go back to our old ways, because there is more to this weight thing than the food, and why we need the food or drink................no professional seems to be able to find out what that "thing" is yet. I have lost a lot of weight 7 times in my life, but reverted, because there is not that "satisfaction" there, even being thin did not give me that "satisfaction", that I get from eating more food. It's still an unknown for professionals, maybe in another generation, someone will figure it out.
I can do this , but a diet soda once in a while is a must for me, Otherwise I start to feel like I'm having everything took from me, and I just wouldn't stick with it then. A treat once in a while is a must , at least for me it is...
I lost a little weight when I cut out caffeine completely and put it right back on when I started drinking coffee again. One little change to lifestyle can make a big difference
8/12/2015 8:31:28 AM
I too have had periods of time when I feel the beverage intake was impeding my progress. So I cut out the diet soda every other day and monitored sodium intake, as I thought my sodium intake was resulting in more water retention than desired. I did notice pretty quickly my weight started to decrease again.
My weight was stagnate for months, Doctor told me no more coffee, decaf, tea, chocolate, sodas of any sort. I did this for 6 months and the weight I needed to lose to get to my goal sarted to come off, in fact I went 15 pounds under. Had to put back 10 pounds as it was too much. I now drink coffee in the Am and have an ice cream in the evening and all is well now.
I am losing weight so slowly it's laughable: one pound in a month!! I've been drinking only water, coffee and maybe 2 c of fat free almond milk for years, and exercise 3-4 times a week 30 minutes or more with at least 35 pounds to lose. I'm 70 now, somewhat disabled, Type 1 diabetes yada, yada. Keep goin'? You betcha.
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