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Tuesday, January 06, 2015

emoticon Today is my second day of this "diet" Im hungry! I wonder why I cant eat certain things and can eat other things? Like whats so bad about rice......... if Im having rice with veggies and fish whats so bad about that? Isnt a calorie a calorie? If person A eats 1000 calories of xyz and person B eats 1000 calories of abc isnt it the same?
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    Actually you can eat your 1000 calories worth of xyz and loose weight as long as you burn 1100 calories during the day. Problem is that if those 1000 calories are consumed by eating a double big mac, I can guarantee you're gong to be VERY hungry for most of the day.
    That same 1000 calories will buy you:
    Breakfast 196
    Bowl of Oatmeal
    1 cup of mixed berries
    Coffee with milk and sweetener
    Small yogurt

    Lunch 371
    Cheese & Shaved Meat sandwich
    Assorted veggies with low cal dressing or hummus for dip

    Dinner 445
    2 chicken souvlaki skewers
    1 cup of the rice you crave
    lg tossed salad sprinkled with feta cheese

    Total 1012 calories

    The great thing about a program like Spark People is that it helps you to make informed choices. If you really, really need that big mac, maybe you can convince yourself that a single patty will do the job (at 550 calories it'll save you almost half) and let you choose lighter foods the rest of the day ... or boost your exercise so you'll burn extra calories to make up the difference.

    And, by the way, if you're really trying to survive on 1000 calories a day, you should give it some serious thought to how long you'll be able to stay with it. Unless your food choices are very high in protein, you'll end up burning muscle, not fat.

    Based on what you weigh and some other details, Spark People will help you to set realistic goals you can live with so you can lose the weight you want to lose and keep it off.

    Good luck with your diet. Don't give up.
    2323 days ago
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    Watch the high calorie foods and remain hydrated.
    2323 days ago
    Hmmmm your hungry? What are you eating? You want rice, have rice, but make sure you are having the healthiest kind possible, after all you are worth it!

    So, make that rice brown, or better yet quinoa, measure it out--and enjoy it! Because you have made a healthy and informed decision.

    Also the healthier versions stick with you longer so you won't get hungry as fast

    Need to snack? Hit those veggies-you get a lot of bang for your buck.

    I love celery with Laughing Cow cheese
    dill pickles
    radishes with light ranch dressing, actually any veggie with ranch
    cucumbers with salt--like a chip

    I hope this helps my friend.

    I must say though, on this journey a positive attitude can make all the difference


    2323 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/6/2015 6:35:56 PM
    WHOA..... SP is NOT a diet. You can eat whatever you want. If that's what you want. To eat "healthy" is another story but everything in moderation. If you track everything honestly you'll start to see what foods work for you AND for weight loss.

    Good luck.
    2323 days ago
    I see what you're saying, but that's not quite how it goes. At least, from what I've learned, there are good calories (food with nutrients that are good for you) and bad calories ("empty calories" comes to mind; no real nutritional value behind them). Corn comes to mind. It's tasty and goes great with everything, but is an empty calorie. It provides little or no real nutritional value.

    What kind of diet plan are you on where you can't have rice? Is it just certain types of rice? When I started looking into making smaller changes earlier in 2014, I switched our family from white rice to brown rice. Brown rice has a lot more nutrition to it; a lot healthier than white rice.

    I hope you can find a balance so that you're satiated and still able to reach your goals. I know what you mean about still being hungry, but I find that when I follow the 5-meal plan SparkPeople suggests and find healthy foods, I'm not as hungry in between meals as I was in the past on other diet attempts.

    Good luck!

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    2323 days ago
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