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SIMPLELIFE2 Posts: 707
12/1/13 1:37 A

What you eat does not make you good or bad. It is just food. What you eat or don't eat does not change your value as a person. You might say it's just words but words have power. I would think about keeping the emotionally charged language out of your dialog.

11/30/13 5:19 P

Try to incorporate small servings of all those great leftovers into your food tracking. That's what I've been doing and even though 50 grams of stuffing or 25 grams of cranberry chutney (I have a small food scale for the measurements) doesn't LOOK like a lot, I'm finding that I am SOO enjoying every last morsel, and it keeps me sane when I can have my pie and eat it too!

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11/30/13 12:57 A

Enjoy the leftovers. The turkey is good for you. Have it with some veggies. Have a small serving of one or two higher calorie foods and pair them up with fruits and veggies. Have a piece of pie with some fresh fruit.

Eating favorite foods in smaller portions along with healthier favorites means you can eat like this and be healthy!

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11/29/13 8:33 P

Personally, I love the tips about turning the turkey and stuffing into wraps or something like that. Also, I'd toss the cream and the pie - there aren't really any nutrients in the dessert, you've had your treat, get rid of the temptation that is obviously making you feel guilty.

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11/29/13 5:13 P

Weight loss is a journey not a quick day trip. Being good for day, especially an important eating day like TG, can leave you feeling deprived. The plan has to be sustainable that you can be on for a while So instead you can make the food a part of the healthy meal.

If the turkey, stuffing and the pie beckons you, make a different meal out of it. Use some of the turkey/stuffing and make a sandwich or a wrap. That way you can have it but it makes a proper meal and you wont overeat it. Eat it with a salad. So a small portion of the turkey/stuffing is enough.

If you feel like having the pie, cut a smaller section than you would. Put a small dollop of cream on it that you so want. But don't eat the pie by itself. Cut some fruits and add yogurt over it or some honey. That way when you feel like eating more pie when the piece is gone, you have some thing else to eat and is far more healthier than the pie.

Truly, you can have your cake (pie in this case emoticon ) and eat it too!!

CATHY0513 Posts: 15
11/29/13 3:37 P

Thankyou. I just need to find the brake pedal on the eating again. I will try to make a calm mug of tea and at least pour the extra whipping cream down the sink. And have an apple.

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11/29/13 3:31 P


I give all new members one piece of advice and it's this,"Don't look at good health or weight loss with an all or nothing mentality". If the only healthy thing you did for yourself today was drink 8 glasses of water, that's still a step in the right direction.

We ALL probably ate a wee bit too much these past couple of days. You know what ? That doesn't make us bad people or unhealthy ones. Try to be mindful of your portion sizes, but if you eat a little too much, don't beat yourself up over it. One day or even one weekend of less than perfect eating habits will NOT make or break our healthy lifestyle.

What to do ? It's okay to enjoy some leftovers. Just be mindful of the portion. try to avoid the butter and cream, but have some turkey with cranberry sauce. If you want a slice of pie, just make sure it's a small slice. Sit and savor that food ! Don't inhale it like a Hoover. Slow down so that you can really taste the food you're eating.

The problem is that too many people eat too fast. And when that happens, they don't taste the food and feel deprived. slowly eat your food. Give your body time to digest and you'll be less likely to crave more later.

CATHY0513 Posts: 15
11/29/13 3:26 P

Help! Leftover pie, leftover turkey, stuffing,cream , butter, etc etc. and im really hungry from my workout today. I stayed on plan yesterday but now it feels really hard.

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