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BETHSMTH SparkPoints: (8,997)
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2/21/13 2:31 P

Thank you everyone. I will try to eat more whole foods. I will try the Sunday package day. That way it will be just as easy to open a baggie of fruit as a snack bar :)

SHAKESALOT Posts: 1,334
2/21/13 10:18 A

Stay with it! Adjust as needed. Sounds like everybody gave good advice. Wishing you health!

KAREN1180 SparkPoints: (1,779)
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2/21/13 10:14 A

I should have read this thread prior to posting my last email. Upon reading/following this thread I realize where I could be having my own challenges and where the problems could be.
Thanks and may we all continue the push to be and do the best for yourself.

ERICADURR Posts: 243
2/21/13 10:09 A

I couldn't agree more! This is exactly what I wanted to say, but couldn't phrase it in such a way that didn't seem too harsh (and you did an excellent job). Starting small, just stop eating the processed "snacks" and start eating fruit instead. That will make a huge difference. Put it in ziplocks in the fridge on Sunday (I like to do 7 bags of grapes, have 7 apples and oranges ready, prebag 7 bags of carrots, etc). It helps to just get rid of the refined foods from your pantry as well.

JENNILACEY SparkPoints: (81,972)
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2/21/13 8:04 A

Too many carbs, too little protein. You are not making very wise food choices. I see a lot of snacks, refined sugar, condiments, processed foods and hardly any whole, fresh foods. Hardly any veggies or fruit. That's the cold hard truth. I hope you don't take it too harsh, if you're new to this it takes time to make these changes. Start refining your diet by making small changes over time. Learn what a healthy, balanced diet consists of and by all means, enjoy treats in "moderation". If you learn to eat an 80-90% healthy and balanced diet, you can enjoy special treats here in there.

One of the biggest and best things I've ever done for myself since joining Sparks is learning to cook and experiment with different recipes. I batch cook so I always have meals made up and ready to go. It has kept eating healthy fun and interesting and I absolutely LOVE the foods I eat. I used to eat the same way you do. Now, I could never go back to eating that way again. The food is just so boring and unappealling since I've whizzed it up in the kitchen. I love my healthy food now and can take any recipe I like and revamp it to be healthy. Learn to love eating healthy on your journey and you will be successful not only in weight loss, but your overall health and in a lasting and maintainable way that will help ensure you stay fit and healthy for life.

Good luck!

MECHRISTINA SparkPoints: (45)
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2/21/13 1:07 A

For the weight loss some times using Weight loss Supplements is good !!
So that you can loss quickly you can use !! i have tried some time before ! it seems you have tried a lot things for the weight loss but you have nt getting the results. to get it perfectly done use weightloss supplements made up of herbal extracts, taking them in less amount will give positive results to us .

Edited by: MECHRISTINA at: 2/21/2013 (01:09)
MICHELLEXXXX SparkPoints: (12,229)
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2/20/13 10:26 P

I'm impressed with your portion control; good job. :)

I think replacing your packaged items with healthy choices will bring fast results.

ERICADURR Posts: 243
2/20/13 4:59 P

Also, I know this sounds crazy, but if you eliminated all processed foods (including wheat, corn, and sugar) from your diet for two weeks, you're going to see and feel a difference.

ERICADURR Posts: 243
2/20/13 4:56 P

You need to add some protein to your diet STAT. You're not eating nearly enough!

BETHSMTH SparkPoints: (8,997)
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2/20/13 4:42 P

I'm a fruit eater but not a lover of veggies :) I'm working on that, lol.
I've been trying for 3 weeks now. Not long I guess. I have to get better with a whole food diet. It's funny because I feed my 3 year old only whole foods but I grew up eating packaged food and I struggle to stop.

DRAGONCHILDE SparkPoints: (61,458)
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2/20/13 4:21 P

How long have you been trying to lo se weight? It can take 6-8 weeks for healthy lifestyle changes to show up on the scale, particularly when you start exercising to lose weight.

I did take a quick look at your trackers, and while I don't know that this would hold back weight loss, you have very few vegetables in your diet. There's a soup here and there, but almost no fresh vegetables of any kind.

Are you tracking sodium? I do see some prepackaged stuff in there; sodium can cause water retention and bloating. Every time I overdose, I blow up like a balloon. :)

Edited by: DRAGONCHILDE at: 2/20/2013 (16:32)
BETHSMTH SparkPoints: (8,997)
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2/20/13 4:13 P

I thought it was. I'll go check but I may need help :) thank you

2/20/13 4:09 P

If you make your nutrition tracker public, we may be able to give more helpful tips. Let me know if you need the steps on how to do this.

Are you weighing and measuring every food and beverage?

What is your SP calorie range??

Dietitian becky

BETHSMTH SparkPoints: (8,997)
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2/20/13 4:05 P

I've been working out at least 5 days a week and eating between 1400-1700 cals a day. I'm walking up to 3 1/2 miles a day. I don't know what else to do.

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