Eating Healthy Streaks – Looking for accountability!

posted 2 weeks ago in Fitness
Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2018 - Emerald at Queensridge

Unless you’re starting out at a verrrrry high weight, 75 pounds is a looooot for only three months time! Sometimes slower is better for weight loss in order to minimize on getting loose skin. It’s okay to eat snacks. Sometimes it’s about what you’re putting into your body and not how much. As long as you’re eating “clean snacks” such as veggies and hummus or a piece of fruit, you should be okay to have some snacks. Justd make sure you’re eating enough throughout the day. You don’t want to eat too little and risk dizzy spells or anything like that. 

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

LoveAndLaughter :  I’m trying to lose 75 lbs as well! I’m just over 3 months in and down 22 lbs 😀

I use MyFitnessPal to help with accountability. And pre-planning all my meals for the week has been really helpful as well. I also don’t focus on being perfect. As long as I stay under my calorie goal I don’t worry about if everything’s i ate that day was healthy. Of course, I try to stick to healthy options but in my mind it’s a good compromise if I can give into the occasional craving and still stick to my calorie goal.

Good luck on your weight loss journey!

Post # 5
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: April 2018

LoveAndLaughter :  I am hold a free accountability group if you would like to join. It is going to be a Clean eating series. If this is something that interests you, send me a message and I can give you more details!

Post # 6
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434 posts
Helper bee

LoveAndLaughter :  The app MyFitnessPal has an option where you can scan the barcode of everything that you eat and it tracks it. It takes some commitment, but it’s pretty cool. It gives you nutritional breakdowns during the day–if you ate too much sugar, not enough iron or a certain vitamin, etc. It’s pretty cool. I can’t commit to it every day, but I do it off and on. 

It also tracks your exercise, so you earn calories to eat when you exercise X amount. And you set your current weight and target weight and it gives you a designated amount of calories/exercise depending on that. 

It’s pretty cool, in my opinion 🙂

Post # 7
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Sugar bee

LoveAndLaughter :  Hi Bee!  In January 2017 I decided to make a lifestyle change by eating a ketogenic diet.  This is a high fat, moderate protein and low carb way of eating.  It eliminates grains, sugars, legumes, soy and all other inflammatory ingredients.  Numerous people have experienced drastic weight loss success along with healing of all kinds.  I only had 15lbs to lose and for that reason am a slow loser.  I have lost 7 lbs in 3 months but progress is progress.

If you are interested in more information on the ketogenic diet check out http://www.ketovangelist.com.  There is also a great support great on Facebook called Ketogenic Success.

Keto is not a pyramid scheme or product but eating real foods.

Good luck with your goals!

Post # 8
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Worker bee

I’m open to accountability, though I have different goals! I’m slim but out of shape and could definitely eat less sugar.

For me, it helps to poke around online (like all those crazy bento box moms on Instagram) to get ideas of healthy things to include in my lunches. I snack throughout the work day but everything is in such moderate portions that it works out well for me. I get ideas of things to buy or try out, plus it helps to keep my lunches varied week to week.

For snacks, one thing I do (and particularly encourage my boyfriend to do) is to pre-portion it out. I bought tiny little containers and use the snack sized baggies so that I can portion it out when I’m NOT hungry. And when snacking at home, I portion out the amount I’m going to have on a plate and put the container away. It’s more effort to get up and get a refill, and helps me to stop and evaluate rather than having the whole package next to me.

Lastly, I’m working on adding in ‘good’ things, rather than taking ‘bad’ things out. Maybe a goal of water intake, fruits and veggies, etc. I figure they’ll naturally crowd out the ‘bad’ things, especially if I work on meeting my quotas before indulging.

Still… it’s really a work in progress. Again, I’m not trying to lose any weigh, so a big thing for me is exercise, which is the part I have the least self discipline about! My boyfriend lives about 1500 miles away so when I get home from work at 6 pm, all I want to do is Skype with him and relax. Especially in the winter when it’s already getting dark!

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2016

I’ve lost right at 20lbs so far this year, but now I’m focusing on getting more muscles lol! We started with the 24 day challenge and it taught us when and what to eat and made it easier to make it a lifestyle change. We also didn’t eat our for 43 days straight, so we saved hundred! I will say that you should be eating a lot of small meals, AND snacks.. obviously just healthy snacks. I feel like I eat all the damn time. The most important thing that needs to happen is a mind set change! Good luck! 

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