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FitDay_Steph 12-21-2009 08:11 PM

i need tips
 
i need tips.. i have NO discipline or control if you put something good in front
of me i will eat it.. how do i learn to say NO?

kaly777 01-03-2010 09:42 PM

Plan
 
You have to mentally prepare yourself in advance. When ever I have been sucessful at saying no I have been in a weight loss frame of mind. Plan on eating no more than 2000 calories a day and do it using a food journal.
I also wait 30 minutes after eating before making any decisions about eating additional food by that time I usually dont want any extra or can make a healthy choice.
Drinking adequate amts. of water each day is also critical.
Good luck:)

TamaraCalder 01-03-2010 10:49 PM

Fit Tips
 
There are free tips and a free ebook listing tips to lose weight
Amazing Moms Fatloss | Fit, Sexy and Strong
I hope they help!
Good Luck!

kbalbirona 01-03-2010 11:31 PM

Make yourself a promise that you will drink a large glass of water before you indulge in any snacks - you'll eat less.

maryleeteach 01-04-2010 12:44 AM

honestly write down everything you eat. Even if it's just one bite. Usually a few days of this makes you more self concious and more aware that if you eat that 60 calorie oreo( or hald the bag lol) then you'll have to sacrifice somewhere else. I was never aware of how much i ate until I tracked everything. It was hard at first running to the computer everytime I ate, but eventually I learned what itemes were the worst for me.

AnneinPhilly 01-04-2010 02:07 AM

I think another really important part of it is to identify a strong motivator and keep thinking about it. Whether it's a health metric (BMI, cholesterol), or a size, or something else ... figure out what will motivate YOU. Personally, I never got motivated by my appearance (which I know is huge for others), but having children made me want to be a better role model of good health for them.

doggiesnot 01-04-2010 07:34 PM

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Originally Posted by maryleeteach (Post 56)
honestly write down everything you eat. Even if it's just one bite. Usually a few days of this makes you more self concious and more aware that if you eat that 60 calorie oreo( or hald the bag lol) then you'll have to sacrifice somewhere else. I was never aware of how much i ate until I tracked everything. It was hard at first running to the computer everytime I ate, but eventually I learned what itemes were the worst for me.

I agree with this. Write down everything!

Right here on FitDay you can create your own profile, and log your Food consumption every day. If you also log your Activities, you will have almost everything you need to lose weight! Try to keep your calories consumed between 500 and 1000 calories less than your calories used if you're trying to lose 1-2 pounds per week. Try it! :o

naj09b 01-04-2010 09:15 PM

FitDay is the best tool I have found for controlling your consumption.

If you use the food log, you will see that cleaning the kids' plate, finishing the pan and stuff like that add up to a whole other meal every day.

The Calorie Balance tool is a great visual for me. I finish logging food for the day, click on it and it shows me the side-by-side comparison of how much I consumed vs how much I used.

Trying to keep the consumption side as low as possible while still finding filling foods became like a game, for me. You will be surprised at which foods give you the best bang for your buck. Like, 1 cup of ice cream (Blue Bell, not sherbert) is generally fewer calories than 3 refridgerator type cookies. Veggies are always a good bet and you get full, great nutritional value and fiber. Just what the doctor ordered!

Good Luck! (By the way, when I started, I needed to lose at least 50 pounds. I started refining my eating habits and paying attention in August. I have lost 20 pounds!!! Keep the faith. It will happen!)

Lynzatn 01-04-2010 09:34 PM

Motivators help me a lot, thanks for the post. I usually pick a guy I would want and put his picture on the wall. Not sure how healthy that is, but it works when I feel like cheating on my diet.

And, yeah, its usually is a movie star. It's about motivating me to not eat, its not having him(just wishing). What ever works for ya!!!

sagezeus 01-05-2010 03:07 AM

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Originally Posted by Lynzatn (Post 121)
Motivators help me a lot, thanks for the post. I usually pick a guy I would want and put his picture on the wall. Not sure how healthy that is, but it works when I feel like cheating on my diet.

And, yeah, its usually is a movie star. It's about motivating me to not eat, its not having him(just wishing). What ever works for ya!!!


A picture always helps, I am starting to do that now and it will give you the motivation of how you want your future self to look like, or get close to it! :)


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