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I am fully aware that I am incapable of living off of egg white omelets and baked chicken the rest of my life. I realize this is a lifestyle change so why focus on food I do not want to eat? Portion control and deciding on what I REALLY want to eat is the key that keeps me at or below my goal weight!

- Submitted by KTRIBE808 5/16/2011 in Weight Maintenance | 3 Comments
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WHISPERER177 5/22/2011 4:38:00 PM

    I agree with you 100% on this. I have tried every "diet" on the planet and never could keep the weight off. Now with eating "real" food, exercising and portion control I am 13lbs lighter and a lot healthier. I hope to continue losing and eating "real" food as I lose.
DREAMINGOFLIFE 1/23/2013 2:37:00 AM

    So true! I believe that's why 'diets' nearly always fail. You have to be able sustain your new way of eating and it's just not possible unless you enjoy your food.
SPINNER520 5/30/2011 7:21:00 AM

    I hear you! If I try to substitute for something that I really want I invariably wind up feeling dissatisfied and often eat more. I make a conscious effort to eat real food, watch my portions and incorporate exercise into most days. It's also important to accept that no one is perfect and forgive yourself if you "slip up".

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