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Old 08-30-2010, 05:44 PM   #5 (permalink)
rpmcduff
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Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Westminster, CO
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I don't forbid myself any food, but I have a calorie goal everyday so if I eat something like a donut then I have to adjust my intake for the rest of the day. I also have educated myself so I understand the calorie consequences of my choices. (That keeps me to one donut instead of 3 that I used to eat.)

I also don't subscribe to the 'because it is fat free it is a healthy' rhetoric. I get my fat from sources like olive oil, nuts and from the whole foods I eat. I don't aim for a specific percentage of fat in my diet. Fat has been shown to have a satiating effect on hunger. I believe that is why many on low or no-fat diets have a problem with cravings. When I do feel hungry I eat about 10 unroasted almonds. I believe the fat in the almonds helps quell my hunger.

Good luck on your weight loss journey.
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Male, Age 53 Height 5'-11"
Start, Spring 2009....,.. 270.0 lbs
January 21, 2010. ....,...255.0 lbs (Joined Fitday)
September 10, 2010..,..223.8 lbs. (-46.2lbs)
Mini-Goal......................225 Achieved 9/21/2012
Mini-Goal......................220 Achieved 10/26/2012
Current.........................216.2 lbs. (-53.8 lbs)
Mini-Goal.......................215
Goal..............................200



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