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  • When the Scale Begins to Creep Upward

    6 posts, 6 voices, 915 views, started May 6, 2008

    Posted on Tuesday, May 6, 2008 by Debra Roby

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    • Aquamarine
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      I’ve discovered that when the scale is inching upward during the week, I can catch myself and get it back under control simply by eating clean and simple (and vegetarian) for a couple days.

      Oatmeal with some fruit for breakfast.
      Apple and some almonds for morning snack.
      Broiled chicken salad with small grating cheese and balsamic vinegar for lunch. Add any available veggies and maybe 1/4 avocado.
      Low fat wheat thins and 1 TBS of almond butter for afternoon snack.
      Steamed or grilled veggies/balsamic vinegar (these are YUMMY and so filling!) plus brown rice and some tofu or black beans for supper.
      Almonds or Blueberries and soy milk for evening snack.

      Plus plenty of water.

      I’m always full, have plenty of energy and recover to my desired weight quickly.  

      And, yes, eating this way is how I GOT to my desired weight in the first place.



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          Denis B wrote May 6, 2008
        • Sounds easy enough.

          I’ll definitely try it, in the last few years the weight just continues to creep up on me.



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          Buckeyebren wrote May 6, 2008
        • I eat very little, but do eat 3 sensible meals a day. It is just that I can DO very little to burn the calories I intake and the answer is ALWAYS burning more calories than you intake. I am SO very glad the season has come that I can swim. It is the only exercise my body can handle right now.



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          Stephanie wrote May 6, 2008
        • Thanks for the tips- I really believe that water makes you lose weight. The second i stop drinking, I gain weight.

          It really does flush me out! : )

          What kind of oatmeal do you eat? I cant stand the quaker stuff and it seems to be the only one that is really not fattening and sugarless.



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          Jane Woods wrote May 7, 2008
        • Just been to France where they know how to eat well but they eat small. No huge wine glasses or plates, small tiny cups of black coffee, everyone eats dessert but a tiny portion and no excessive drinking. Just wonderful wines to compliment the food and lotsof talking! They do put water on tables as standard but I seemed to be one drinking most of it!
          Jane
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          Debra Roby wrote May 8, 2008
        • First Buckeyebren, While the thought is eat less than you burn, your body needs a certain level of calories or it thinks it's starving. Your metabolism slows down and your body stores fat for the coming famine. Try eating more often but little bits to give your body the calories it needs when it needs it. (really, I eat every 2-3 hours. Or constantly..)
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          Stephanie._  I LOVE steel-cut oats (or pinhead oats). Make a potful, refrigerate it, and I have breakfast for 4-5 days.  150 cal./serving, 2g. of good fat, 26 g. of carbs including 4 g. of fiber! Add some milk or soymilk to boost the protein a bit and your set.

          ChangingPeople.  I'm supposed to be traveling to Paris this summer.  Looking forward to the culture and the cuisine. Proper portions is the trick all around.



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