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Miracle Diet???

Monday, March 18, 2013

I thought I would share something that worked for me. I actually added calories to my diet. After being told by a trainer and a doctor to only eat 1200 calories I had tried to keep my calories at that level only to find that it was not working. I now vary my calories, my main goal is 1500 calories I shoot for 2 days where I am right on the money with that and on days where I exercise hard I eat up to 1800 calories. I make sure that my food comes mainly in the form of fruits, veggies, nuts, fish, and dark chocolate. Yes that last one is true (one little square almost daily). I make sure not to eat back my exercise calories but I do allow my body to refuel itself.
The reality is there is no miracle diet but you don't have to starve to death or deprive yourself completely. I find that my dose of dark chocolate does wonders for me. I find that lots of fruits and veggies are the key for me and I eat significantly more than recommended servings of fruits and veggies. I also find ways to make things that are "indulgences" healthier and when dining out I use the app on my phone to research my best choices for food ( the calorie king book is also good for this if you don't have the phone app). Hope at least one person finds something useful in this blog. Happy Spark journey!!
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    Good post. I did Weight Watchers and there was this whole research on this very concept...changing it up and confusing your body. Most people are familiar with it in regards to exercise but forget it with eating. The one I saw encouraged going way over one day and a little under one day to confuse the body. Good luck. emoticon
    1887 days ago
    Fantastic post! People are wanting to see a change so quickly that they drop their calories as low as they can. Unfortunately the body doesn't like that, and it can actually result in weight gain. Your flexibility with your calories is awesome, and you're obviously very aware of what goes in your mouth in relation to the calories you're burning. Awesome!
    1887 days ago
    emoticon emoticon thta is what this journey is all about to find what works best for you as an individual not what people ztell you.we all have to find our own way in this journey as we are the one who has to be able to live with it for life.i also have the occasional treat but work it into my calorie count.the only thing i have liturally banned is crisps as i know i can´t stop at one and here in germany they only sell the big packet.i also banned diet cola for several months till i knew i could then cope with the occassional one and know i wouldn´t get addicted now i will have it when out(very rarelythat i am out)and only if they have no fizzy water firstin the cafe.also will have it when ill like now when i am sweating so much and don´t feel like eating then i have it to help keep me hydated as sometimes when i am ill the water has a metallic taste.but after drinking nearly three litres a day ,every day i am pleased that now i can take it or leave it even after having one drink.one day i might feel that way about crisps but till i feel confident to do that i leave it out.haven´t had a crisp in 7 months now but still have a craving for it everytime i see a packet in a shop so know it is not safe to try it yet.so proud of you. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1888 days ago
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    1888 days ago
    That one person is me. It has answered a question, I have been living on 2130 and working out hard. I have been going over a few times and still lost weight. In fact last November I went 1500 cals over on a night out and still lost a kilo.

    I do mainly keep to my cals but there are time when it is hard.
    The chocolate does help to fuel as long as you don't go mad.

    I have now reached my goal and I am trying to hold my weight, so far so good.

    Good luck to you as it seems to be working.
    1888 days ago
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