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4/19/18 11:51 A

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WIZZLEWOLF1,
I'm a low carb guy, I'm convinced that hunger, real hunger, is driven a lot by carbohydrates. So I don't eat pasta, or ice-cream, and a lot of other high carb things.

But I think you have to ask yourself before you eat anything "am I hungry?", and only eat if you are hungry. Of course if you eat for something to do, or because you "like" it, then don't eat.

You may say its not that easy, I can't control myself, I just want more ... In that case there is little I can suggest to change your behaviour. Eat only if you are truly hungry.

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4/19/18 4:39 A



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There's nothing wrong with pasta but puff it out with veges and don't use creamy sauces with it.

I had Tagliatelli tonight, puffed out with lots of mushrooms, some bacon, red capsicum, garlic and parsley, with some parmesan over it. I don't eat it often, tho'.

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4/18/18 10:01 A



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WIZZLE,

You're not a machine who can eat right 24/7. There will be days you do need to eat more than others. When you filled out your Spark nutrition information, you should have been given a calorie range, say 1600-1800. On days you are very active, you'll need to eat at the high end to make sure you have enough calories to fuel your busy day. On days of lighter activity, you eat towards the lower end.

Losing weight is not an exact science. You're going to have to experiment with meals/foods and calorie counts to find out what combination works best for you.

Personally, I found that once I cut out the junk and started eating more servings of fresh fruit and veggies, my cravings for junk decreased significantly. Yes, every now and then I want an ice cream. If I really want an ice cream, instead of buying a pint of Ben and Jerry's, I go to a place like JP Licks and get a kiddie cone of my favorite flavor. Then I take my time and enjoy it.

Because I know I'm eating right most of the time, I don't worry about having a small ice cream once in a while. As long as I'm not inhaling a pint a day, enjoying ice cream can be a part of a healthy lifestyle.

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4/18/18 9:04 A

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Well, I got through last night. I ate some pasta and felt much better. At least, I didn't go to the store and buy the entire ice cream section. LOL LOL I think one of the things I need to work on is a calorie balance. I have been keeping my calories very low. I do allow myself to go over my limit on some days, but make it up on other days. Luckily even with my little binge last night, I am still on track with my monthly calorie average. :-)

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4/17/18 6:37 P



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I have (mostly) always found that I am far less likely to crave because I practice giving myself permission to eat whatever I want, every two weeks. I find it works because I am not depriving myself of things I enjoy. Sometimes that two weeks comes and goes and I don't really want that 'special day', so it could end up being 3 or 4 weeks, but then I don't beat myself up if it comes a little sooner than that 2 weeks either. Swings and roundabouts :-)

I will add that it has NOT impacted on my weight-loss journey, and in fact, I firmly believe it not only helped me to get to my goal, but to having stayed there for a few years.

Deprivation never works .... you end up craving then chucking in the towel and throwing it in the too hard basket.

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ARCH. Thanks for the advice, but I am not in a "funk". Wrong. I don't need any kind of pity party. Also, I am already doing super well on eating the right things, counting all my calories, and setting achievable goals. That isn't my problem. I was just having a momentary lapse in judgement. For me, this is psychological. However, thanks for your take.

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WIZZLE,

I give all new members and anyone who will listen to me 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.

You sound like you're in a funk. Here's what I do when I'm in a funk. I schedule a pity party. No joke. I set aside time during the day, say 530pm until 600pm or maybe I'll schedule a full hour. Depends how miserable I'm feeling. I set aside time to wallow in self pity. During this time, I can cry. I can scream into a pillow. I can eat as much ice cream as I want. I can eat chips and dip.

Once that 30 minutes or hour is up at 6:01pm, NO MORE PITY PARTY. the pity party is over. At 6:01pm, I start thinking of things I can do to make tomorrow a lot healthier.

Feel up to a pity party ? Do whatever you want for that period of time, but when that time is up, it's time to move on with your life.

Tomorrow, you start the day with some simple goals. Setting simple goals will help you slowly ease into a healthier set of habits. 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're not 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 achieved these goals, you do them again or you set new ones.

If you feel that you are ready to make a change, that's how you start. Get your pity party done and dusted, then you'll be ready for a fresh start.





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4/17/18 2:25 P

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For me, it is all about what I really want MORE. I have been thin. I have been fat. I am fat now. However, I have been doing quite well for the past two months. I am crashing right now. I keep thinking about all the stuff I haven't had for quite a while. I keep thinking of Häagen-Dazs ice cream or just overeating in general. I don't know what the answer is. I wish I could just get rid of all these feelings. Advice?

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