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LIZLOVEROSES's Photo LIZLOVEROSES Posts: 797
7/30/14 9:44 P

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I look over my calories once a week. And every two weeks I sit down with my dietitian

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5/9/14 9:39 P

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That's the spirit! Let us know how it works out for you! :-)

Don

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RINKYHI5's Photo RINKYHI5 Posts: 39
5/9/14 9:25 P

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Thanks, Don! I do keep a fairly rounded diet. Lots on non-processed whole foods and water. I do admit there are a few things that are staples that are on the processed side, but by and large my diet is more organic and non-processed than most people's. I am going to continue to increase activity and maintain this calorie range for another week and see what happens.

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5/8/14 9:51 P

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Good to hear that you are building a habit of tracking your food. It took me FOREVER to accept that if I was going to lose weight the way I wanted I was going to have to track it.

A tricky aspect of this is: a calorie is not just a calorie. In general yes: to lose weight we must eat fewer calories. However, I think that some calories are more damaging than others when it comes to losing weight.

I knew that all my trigger foods have sugar and / or grains in them so this past January I made a decision to forego any / all foods with sugar and grains. I get plenty of carbs from veggies, fruits and legumes. I've dropped 45 pounds since January and feel like this is a lifestyle change I can stick with for a long, long time, if not forever.

Those complex, highly refined, processed carb calories are worthless to all of us and well worth leaving in the dust...along with the pounds you'll shed too! :-)

Don

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Tell Me What Is It You Plan To Do With Your One Wild & Precious Life? ---Mary Oliver

Don't die with your music still in you. -- Dr. Wayne Dyer

"We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same." --- Carlos Castaneda

"You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection." --- Buddha


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RINKYHI5's Photo RINKYHI5 Posts: 39
5/8/14 7:49 P

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I wanted to know about what has worked for you with re-assessing calories in and out. What prompted me to post this is that I have been counting my calories for a little while now and have not seen the scale budge. I am sure my body is just getting acclimated to the change in diet, but I wonder if maybe I am still too high with my calorie intake. I am still within the recommended, but I would like to know:

How long do you wait to change your calories in and out when you don't see a budge?
How long did it take you to see a change in your weight following a diet change?

And anything else related to this topic :)

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