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Forget weight watchers...if you di the research you will see that this is notva sustainsble diet.

You need to load up on veghies..fruits...nuts..beans...limited oats, but whole oats..NOT Cheerios!

Basically...no processed foods and fill up on nutritious food..Forget the overloading on protein...are You a bodybuilder? NO!!! So full yourself up with spinach..spaghetti squash...mushrooms..tomatoes..chick peas..bananas..apples ..celery..broccoli...cantaloupe

You eill get healthy and THIN!!!!!

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MTPGYPSY,

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 today was drink 8 glasses of water, that's still a step in the right direction. Remember, you're trying to change habits learned over a life time. that's not going to happen overnight, a week, a month or even a year. Change takes time.

That's why you start with some simple changes first. Don't try to do everything at once or you will end up frustrated. Set some simple goals. Example, if you're not eating 6-9 servings of fresh fruit and veggies, set a goal to eat 2-3 servings each day for one week. if you're not drinking 8 glasses of water, set a goal to drink 2-4 glasses each day for one week. If you have been sedentary, don't start with an hour of exercise a day, set a goal to take a 30 minute walk each day for one week.

Once you've achieved these goals, you do them again or you set new ones. Setting simple goals is how we SLOWLY ease into healthier eating habits.

Take baby steps, literally and figuratively. don't try to diet or you will end up failing.
just start small.


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Out of control is a perfect way to describe myself right now. I need to get on the program and DO IT. I can usually do well the first few days and then I just fall off that wagon. And then I don't even try to catch up with it. Tomorrow is the start of a new year and I would really, really like for 2018 to be the year I loose 30 pounds.



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Even when I went to WW meetings I still tracked on Spark. It rings more true for me.

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I have read that taking fish oil is good. I used to take them, but I'm bad for forgetting to take them.





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I had to push my fat consumption up because I was always very low on it - like about 15-20 grams daily. Having been prescribed 8,000mg of Fish Oil per day certainly helped because that upped it by 8g. However, I wouldn't suggest that YOU do that unless your Dr or Registered Dietitian said to.

Certainly using extra olive oil or rice bran oil is a big help, as is munching on extra peanut butter in celery or some nuts or seeds. You never know. It just might help to reduce those cravings! That is another area where I found the 1-2 pieces of dark chocolate to be very good.

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I'm glad to hear that most days you are reaching at least your minimum recommendation. Mine's probably higher because I'm in maintenance, so all my daily ranges are a bit higher.

It still might be worth a try to eat more toward the middle of your range (40-45 grams) for a few days and see if you feel any different or notice a change in your cravings. It's a range... you don't have to eat at or below the very bottom of that range in order to lose weight. The range is there to give you flexibility to find an eating pattern that is sustainable for you in the long term.



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It's accurate until the munchies kicks in. Yesterday, I stayed on track though and my tracking is completely accurate.

This is what confuses me. Mine tells me my goal for fat is 27-60 grams. Like yesterday I had 33 grams. So according to what my spark page says, I am eating enough.



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Looking at your nutrition tracker, I would say this: if you're tracking accurately, you are NOT eating enough fat daily. The last three days, you ate 23, 30, and 33 grams of fat only. That is pretty darn low. (It's less than the MINIMUM SparkPeople recommends for me.) I would suggest trying to increase this at least a little bit, with healthy fats like olive oil, salmon, nuts, avocado, etc. and see how you feel.

Eating enough fat can help a lot with satiety. Increasing the amount of fat you eat may help reduce your cravings, or at least their intensity. I know we've all heard for years that fat is the enemy, but that isn't true.



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I had started thinking that I might be able to find the smaller portions of ice cream or I could also get a single ice cream bar.

I've done the frozen banana thing. I like them on french toast for breakfast. The thing is that when my cravings kick in, I would eat like 5 bananas at a time. Lately, I haven't been freezing them. Then, with the cold weather I also have trouble eating cold stuff.

Now, I do wonder sometimes if I do consume enough fat. I normally use 1 TBSP of oil when I cook a dish that serves 4. When I did weight watchers I cut it back to 1/2 TBSP because I was using coconut oil and I was trying to lower the points. I didn't realize at the time the coconut oil was higher in points then olive oil. I went back to olive oil but initially kept it at a 1/2 TBSP. I have recently gone back up to 1 TBSP of oil when I cook a dish.

I'm still struggling with staying on track. The cravings are still taking over. I was doing good for about 3 months, then I started getting under the weather. Every time I get where I don't feel good it triggers me to get off track too. It's like I want comfort foods. Then, I'm not as active where I"m sitting and laying more. When I'm not active is when I struggle. So, now I have to find my way back and right now it's that back and forth thing. I do good a day or two, then I give in to the cravings.



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Edy's is one brand that offers a single serving size ice cream. My supermarket occasionally carries those as well as ones from Hagan Das and Skinny Cow. they range in calorie from 150-240 cals depending on the flavor.

You can also get Italian style ices. okay, maybe not now because it's snowing across most of the East coast. LOL. but if you crave something cold and sweet, an Italian ice might do the trick.

And here's something I do if there is no ice cream in the house and I want a frozen treat. I stick a banana in the freezer. Wait for it to freeze. then I mash it
with a little bit of peanut butter and cinnamon. Tastes like frozen banana peanut butter ice cream !


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If you can find them, there are actually a few brands that sell ice cream in single serving packages. It might be worth your while to look for those and pick one up next time you're at the store, rather than a whole pint of something. Blue Bunny is the only one available to me locally, but I remember there used to be quite a few at the grocery stores in my previous state.

A pint is actually four servings (or more) of most types of ice cream. So if you eat that whole pint, you're getting four times as much as the serving size recommends. Unless you're eating fake ice cream like Halo Top or one of the other "low calorie" alternatives, that's going to take a huge chunk of your daily calories.

Here's a helpful blog post from Spark about "healthy" versus regular ice cream:

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Also, you talk a lot about how many fruits and veggies you eat. Are you also eating plenty of healthy fats and proteins each day? I find that I get way more food cravings on days when my fat intake is lower. Over time I've found that I need to eat toward the upper end of my Spark-recommended fat range. Otherwise I find myself daydreaming about pizza, pasta, chocolate, etc.



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It's been 3 years. I was doing good for a year and a half, then the past year and a half the cravings started and it's been a yo-yo affect the last year and a half.

I think what I'm gonna start doing is letting myself have a small serving of something sweet once a week. That way i won't feel deprived of sweets. Like buy one slice of pie, eat 1 candy bar, or 1 pint of Ice Cream. Eat that one item and then move on.

I know last night at my online TOPS meetings someone mentioned to me how she had problems with the cravings too after losing weight. Her doctor told her that it was the body wanting to go back to where it was comfortable at. She then started letting herself eat 1 or 2 pieces of dark chocolate every now and then and now she has her cravings in tack.



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MSSWEETCHEEKS,

When did you decide you wanted to lose weight ? Was it a recent decision ? If you've been a yo yo dieter for years, but only recently decided enough is enough, it's going to take a while to lose any weight you've gained over the years.

And that's something most people don't want to face. They just want to know what's the fastest way to take off the weight even though it may have taken them years to pack on the weight.

You're trying to change habits learned over a life time. That's not going to happen overnight, a week, a month or even a year. Change takes time. that's why I keep encouraging members to start with some simple changes they can stick to first.
If you drastically cut your calories in an effort to be "good", that will back fire on you.

I know that when I decided I wanted to lose weight that I could not give up chocolate or cheese or pasta or bread. Don't those things make a person fat ? Eating too much of them made me fat. but I never gave them up. I learned to eat smaller portions of those foods. That's one thing that helped me. You don't have to give up ice cream, but you do have to learn to watch your portion sizes.

If you know that you eat out of boredom, then you need to find ways to keep yourself busy so that you don't end up sitting and eating an entire pint of Halo.

A long time ago, I was a total chip-a-holic. I snacked on potato chips, Doritos, cheetoes, etc. Well, when I did decide it was time to change, I knew those foods had to go. If cheese, chocolate and bread were staying, something had to go. And for me, it was chips because I knew I couldn't control my portion sizes. If you enjoy chips, then another food needs to go in case it ends up being a trigger like chips were for me.

As you say, it's about finding that happy balance. it's okay to have a treat or two, but you don't want to take a nose dive into them either. If one food is off limits, then you're at risk for eating too much of something else. If you really want pizza, here's what you do. You buy a single slice at your favorite local place and then you pair it with a nice green salad. You sit and you savor that slice. Don't inhale it like a Hoover. take your time to enjoy it. This is how we learn to change our eating habits. We start small.

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I'm trying to find a happy medium, but I find I get a bite of something and I want more. Like if I get a pint of the Halo Ice Cream, I will eat the whole container, instead of just 1 serving.

Sometimes I do wonder if I should allow myself 1 day a week to splurge just a little.



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I can understand that 'craving' after weight-loss. I never used to crave at all, UNTIL I had lost a lot of weight. I told my Dr about it because my craving usually involved chocolate. He said that was quite a common factor with those who lost a lot of weight. He said it was the body's attempt to get back to the weight that it had been used to over a long period of time, but those of us who experience it need to keep on top of it.

I found that just 1-2 pieces of good quality dark chocolate in the evenings helped me immensely. I was still within my calorie range and I definitely allowed for it. I have got over that having to have it every night now, and often go a 2 or more weeks without any chocolate at all crossing my lips. For me, that does NOT apply at Xmas - LOL!

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SIMPLICITY-NOW,
I've never seen so many good points made all in one post. Great advice.

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If you deal with binge eating, these are a few of the strategies I was taught when I was in treatment for BED (binge eating):

* Focus on eating (no more and no less than) 3 meals and 3 snakcs per day.
* Never try to cut a lot of calories; you may first try to learn to eat the amount of calories that keeps your current weight stable, before trying to lose weight. Cut only 200 calories at a time, eating as many calories as you can (while still losing weight), not as little. The big mistake binge eaters and all people with eating disorders make is to think that they should eat as little as possible. The truth is that they should eat ENOUGH and not deprive themselves.
* Never go below 1500 calories per day.
* Keep at least 2 to 3 hours of no eating between your meals and snacks.
* Write down what you ate but do not track calories. Make a food plan that has enough food and healthy food and get into a steady habit of following the plan rather than doing a lot of calorie counting. In the plan describe when you will eat (at what hour), what food you will eat, and how much of it.
See also my blogs for more about this topic.

It has helped me greatly to practice following these rules of thumb. Especially learning to not eat in between meals and snacks (while eating 3 meals and 3 snacks per day) was very helpful.



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Yup, binge eating is my issue.

What's makes it hard for me is that I can't find a happy medium. I know you shouldn't deprive yourself, but in the same aspect I can't handle those foods. I get one bite of something sweet and then I can't stop myself. It's like I am an addict and I will dig to find more.

I think with how I lost so much weight it triggered my cravings. I used to not have the cravings, but after about a year and a half of losing weight the cravings came.

I so miss the days when I was younger and I never really ate many sweets.



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I think there has been something this past month that is stressing me out that may be the trigger. Also, I tend to binge eat when I'm bored. Sitting in front of the tv tends to be a trigger.

I'm gonna read that article.

Overall, I really don't purchase a lot of processed foods since I have to watch my sodium intake. I make a lot of stuff from scratch. My problem area with this was the products with artificial sweeteners that are sodium friendly. I went through my fridge and my pantry today. I'm fixing to give this stuff to a friend when she comes by the house today in a little while.

I don't normally buy crackers or cookies. Ketchup, I don't use anymore. Store bought has too much sodium. I used to make my own but I'm really not big on ketchup anymore. I actually prefer making my own bbq sauce to put on sandwiches, but that I'm cutting out since it has artificial sweeteners in it. I can eat my sandwiches without. Salad dressing I make my own Balsalmic Vinegarette. Cereal I don't really buy and when I do I go for the ones that aren't sugary. Pickles I don't buy since the sodium content. If I have pickles I make my own without the sodium and there is no sugar in it.

I make a lot of stuff from scratch with my low sodium diet.



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MSSWEETCHEEKS,

Have you read any of the Spark articles on binge eating ? Here's one as an example.

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If you're eating plenty of fresh fruit and veggies during the day, that should be helping you control your cravings. However, if you find yourself craving pizza to a point where you will eat 6 slices, then we are into the realm of binge eating. Binge eating isn't about what we eat. it's about what's eating us.

Could the artificial sugars be a trigger ? yes, it's possible. But what sorts of foods are you eating that have say HFCS, sucralose or aspartame ? if you read nutrition labels, those three are the most popular sugar substitutes. you'll tend to find those
listed in things like crackers, cookies, ketchup, salad dressing, cereal and even pickles. yes, there are brands of pickles that have HFCS.

It's important to be an informed consumer. I always read labels. Have I removed all artificial sweeteners from my house ? Not entirely, but I'm closer. If you really want to have pickles or crackers or some other processed food you like you may need to look into organic alternatives. And you don't have to break the bank to buy organic. I buy what's on sale to save money.

mostly, I do read a ton of labels so that I know exactly what I am eating.


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For the most part I don't eat a lot of processed foods since I have to watch my sodium intake. Artificial sweeteners is my main problem area that then triggers me having a sweet tooth. Tomorrow, I'm getting everything with artificial sweeteners out of the house. I'm giving them to a friend.

I also go towards whole grains more.



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My piece of advice is to eat real food.

If it bears no relationship with what you might find in nature, like over processed. Then don't eat it.

Sugar for example is over processed. Yes it may come from nature, like sugar cane, but if you ever try to eat sugar cane it's a lot of chewing, and sucking, for a little bit of sweetness.

An apple, ... that you find in nature.

Cheerios, also bear no recognizable relationship to things found in nature.

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I already eat a lot of servings of fruits and vegetables.

I cook with a lot of vegetables. Then, I snack on vegetables during the day too.

Sometimes I eat too much fruits though. Like 10 to 15 servings a day. Usually when I get the munchies, I try to go towards fruit first.

Now, yesterday I avoided sitting down as much as possible and was listening to music which did seem to help me.





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MSSWEETCHEEKS,

If I were to go back in time and give myself one piece of advice that would help me lose weight and be more healthy, it would be to eat 6-9 servings of fresh fruit and veggies each and every day.

As kiwi noted, if you were to increase your daily intake of fresh fruit and veggies, that would increase your intake of FIBER. if you ate more high fiber foods, you'd be less likely to feel hungry later. Fiber is filling because it takes our bodies longer to digest.

I know from my own experiences with yo yo dieting, that eating plenty of fruits and veggies has helped keep me from eating the junk.

Also, if you do find yourself hungry later in the day, it could be that you're not eating enough calories in the morning. When someone decides they want to lose weight, they are almost always in a panic. they want to know what's the fastest way to take the weight off. Why cutting their calories ! Well, what happens is that they cut their calories too drastically too soon for their bodies to handle.

a person should slowly decrease their calories so that their body has more time to adapt to the new changes. If you start out gung ho, you may end up failing because you did too much too soon for your body to handle. that's what happens to many people. In an effort to be "good" they cut their calorie intake too low.

One simple thing you can do that would help with any cravings you have is to try to eat more servings of fresh fruit and veggies. with time, the cravings for junk really do decrease.





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Yesterday I stopped tracking when I got off track. I didn't think I was overeating on what I tracked.

Today, I have stayed on track.



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SWEETCHEEKS - a point that I gather from your post re the calories you had eaten up to and including lunch - you seem to feel like that is too many calories. If my assumption is correct, then perhaps you are misguided to a degree about what you should be eating. UNDEReating in the earlier part of the day can actually cause/contribute to overeating later in the day.

A bowl full of celery isn't a lot of calories - Celery, raw, 3 cup, diced 58 calories, and a Satsuma isn't a lot of calories either.

I had a quick peek at your nutrition tracker and something that came to mind - you ate an extremely low fat amount during the day. Healthy fats are a very important part of our diet, and you should really be aiming for a lot more than 19g in a day. Even 40 in a day isn't under-consumption of fats. Fat also helps with satiety.

Given the amount of weight you are wanting to lose, you may find that under 1400 calories per day isn't a good choice for you.

I can certainly understand not wanting to eat artificial sweeteners. They don't have any affect on me, but a lot of people find that they trigger food cravings, etc. One trick is to use things like chopped dates in their place. I make a creamed rice using chopped dates and a little cinnamon, with my Soy Milk (some alternative milks are very low in protein, calcium, etc., so you need to check labels) and nothing else. If I make muffins etc., I use chopped dried fruit, including dates as the main sweetener. The beauty of this is that they not only add a lot more nutrients than sugar (substitutes) do, they up the fibre and up the satiety level.

Good luck,
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Now, that I really think about things there is something that has been stressing me out and that is about the time I got off track with my eating.



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Breakfast was a light english muffin with a 1 ounce homemade sausage pattie (pork loin meat), and 1 granny smith apple. Had 2 cups of coffee with 1/4 cup of unsweetened almond milk in each cup.

Then, I ate a satsuma while at church.

For lunch I ate chicken pot pie soup which all it is is veggies with broth and almond milk and chicken basically. It's 6 smart points on weight watchers.

Then I ate a 2 more satsumas before I started going off the rails.

Ate a bowl full of celery.

Also had 2 TBSP of plain popcorn seeds that I popped.

When, I started overeating......I got into more popcorn, more satsumas and the other things I mentioned in my other post.

I don't find that anything is stressing me out or upsetting me. My issues are when I sit down to relax. I was watching tv and I tend to relate tv with eating. As long as I stay busy I am fine. I guess if anything, it's boredom that sets me off. When I'm more active, I don't sit as much and I'm trying to get my activity level back up but since I got sick I can't do as much. Yesterday, I did a 3 mile walking video. I plan to do this video again today in a little while.

Today's breakfast was:
Breakfast was a light english muffin with a 1 ounce homemade sausage pattie (pork loin meat), and 1 granny smith apple. Had 2 cups of coffee with 1/4 cup of unsweetened almond milk in each cup.

Then for lunch I made a chicken with tomato sauce dish which serves 8 (I'm freezing half of it.). It's 1 TBSP of Olive Oil, with onions, peppers, and mushrooms. Then 4 chicken breasts, 2 cans tomato sauce, 2 cans rotel, and 2 cans of tomato paste. Then, I ate it over 3/4 cup of brown rice. So, I've had 647 calories so far today.



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12/4/17 12:13 P



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MSSWEETCHEEKS,

One thing to consider is why you felt it was necessary to order a pizza and eat six slices. What else did you eat during the day other than the fruit and yogurt ? let's say you ate enough healthy food and felt full, were you stressed out ? were you anxious ? upset ? When a person is upset, it's not unusual for that person to start pigging out on comfort food like pizza. I've done it. we all have.

So what we need to learn is what causes us to eat out of control like that. And yes, there is a reason. We may not want to face it, but there is.

Something that you might find helpful is writing how you feel when you eat those six slices of pizza. Eat the pizza, don't stop yourself. The next day, go back over what you wrote. What do you notice ? Writing out how we feel when we are out of control like that can help us identify what caused us to eat. Because as I said, there is a reason why we eat like that.

When you get a chance, you might want to check out some of the articles on emotional eating. Here's an example you might find helpful.

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12/4/17 12:03 P

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Years ago I was successful on Weight Watchers and I think I hold on to that. I never have liked that they started making fruits 0 points. That's always bothered me since I started with their latest program. Now, they are adding all these other foods and I don't do good being told to eat until I'm satisfied. I need to be told you can only have so much of this.

I think Wednesday, I'm going to do TOPS online which is based on the food pyramid. They have meetings online I can do. TOPS is way less expensive then Weight Watchers. Then, I'm going to use the nutritional tracker here too to keep track of my calories. I do think I will use Weight Watcher's mentality with going towards more proteins if I am feeling hungry as long as I stay within the calories I should be taking in per day.

I want to get away from the sugar substitutes since that seems to trigger me craving sweets. I also find with Weight Watchers I'm snacking more than I used to and I really want to get back towards eating cleaner foods.



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12/4/17 11:52 A

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I do eat a lot of fruit and veggies already and drink water. My problem is overeating or sometimes going towards foods that I really shouldn't eat.

Like yesterday I started off doing good then I started pigging out on bananas and yogurt. Then, blackberries and yogurt. Then, I ended up ordering a pizza and ate 6 slices.



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When someone is sick, they are better to concentrate on healthy eating and good hydration, rather than weight-loss.

Is it possible that you your sickness is influencing how you feel? If you were getting frustrated with Weight Watchers PRIOR to becoming off colour, and you were more successful prior to joining them, I would be inclined to think that their plan isn't for you. This is because odds are you will get very disheartened, etc., which causes a lot of people to fall off the wagon. SP has a wonderful tool to help you reach your goals. It is called the Nutrition Tracker. It is free, which WW isn't. SP provides a lot of free articles on healthy nutrition and exercise.

If you use the bulk of your WW plan AS WELL as using the Nutrition Tracker, perhaps you can see where you can tweak to that you meet the various nutritional goals that SP has given you.

Good luck,
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MSSWEETCHEEKS,

I hope you're feeling better. Having a cold/flu is never easy.

What to do ? Start by setting some simple goals.

Example, if you haven't been eating 6-9 servings of fresh fruit and veggies, set a goal to eat 2-3 servings each day for one week. If you haven't been drinking 8 glasses of water, set a goal to drink 2-4 glasses each day for one week. If you haven't been exercising, don't start with an hour a day, set a goal to take a 30 minute walk each day for one week. Once you've completed these goals, then you set new ones or you do these for another week.

Setting simple goals is how you slowly ease back into a healthier set of habits. Don't try to do everything at once or you will end up frustrated or sick again.

When a person is sick, they need to take care of themselves. This is what I've learned from my own years of yo yo dieting. If you eat crap, you feel like crap. So as you begin to eat more healthfully, you'll start feeling a lot better. Colds make us feel miserable, but so do the foods we eat. A crappy diet can really effect our mood in an adverse way.

So, if you want to start feeling better, start drinking more water (to flush your system) and start eating healthier food. Think plenty of dark leafy greens, nutrient rich veggies and naturally sweet fruit. Eating better will help you feel better. And if you still feel weak, start with a daily walk. the fresh air will do you some good.


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I so need to get back on track with my eating.

I had been fighting a cold the last 3 weeks which made me want to eat for comfort. So, of course I ended up getting off track. Now, I can't seem to get back on track. Then, I keep beating myself up for this. Just really making me feel down in the dumps.

I've been doing Weight Watchers and I'm feeling frustrated with it too. They are making changes yet again and I am just not comfortable with all these foods being 0 smart points. I've been thinking about going back to eating well balanced like what I used to do when I was being more successful losing weight.

Any advice to getting back on track? Please help.



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