(Closed) Dieting HELP!

posted 4 years ago in Food
Post # 2
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2017

Yes, drink more water!  It will fill you up plus I have heard time and time again that often our mind mistakes thirst with feeling hungry.  So hydrate yourself.

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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anonabee55 :  pick up some sunflower seeds, fruits, veggies, and nuts. Nuts will fill you up, have good protein but have a lot of calories so either buy the 100 calorie packs or portion them off in sandwhich bags yourself (I do this for work).

If I am going to snack unhealthy (let’s be honest we all need some real sugar sometimes) I will portion the amount in a bowl (like ice cream/chips) so I am not minlessly finishing a jumbo bag of chips or a pint of ice cream in one sitting.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Hotel Ballroom

I make sure that whatever meal I’m eating has plenty of protein so it will ‘hold’ me until my next meal. I also find sipping lemon water takes away my urge to boredom nibble. Hope this helps 🙂

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Just dont buy the snacks.  No snacks, no problem.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: South Lodge. 2nd of Dec 2017

Take up a hobby, sewing knitting or crochet, you can’t eat and knit !!

Post # 7
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Wannabee

I work at a grocery and I found a high protein ice cream pint that total calories come to 240(70 caps per serving).Its birthday cake flavor with sprinkles mixed in. It’s now my go to ice cream.

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Don’t buy them and I keep gum in the house.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee

Don’t bring any unhealthy snack food into the house.  You can’t eat what’s not there.

Post # 10
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Newbee

I wouldn’t suggest not buying any snacks foods because you are most likely going to get hungry and have cravings and go out and buy them and binge (I know that’s what happens to me if I ‘forbid’ myself from eating something – I want it even more!). I would suggest, as PPs have, fill up on water and if you find that taste of water boring add some lemon or oranges slices to it or even some berries for flavour. Also instead of buying unhealthy snacks go for nuts, seeds, fruits and celery, carrot and cucumber sticks with hummus (there always delicious).

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

anonabee55 :  I’m was in the same boat as you – pretty average in height and weight, but would eat all the food if it was around (cheetos, icecream, skittles, etc – if it’s there, I’d eat it all!)

At some point, I decided to make the change that you are now talking about: filling your body with good food of nutritional value. Though, I will say, I couldn’t do it by stopping my snacking. I found that I HAVE to eat 5-6 small meals a day. Even if I have three large meals, I get snackish or hungry before the next meal. What helps me is spending 2 hours a week meal planning for the week ahead. I take a look in my fridge, use up everything that’s there and go to the store for anything else that I need. It takes more time, as there’s around 15-20 minutes of prep each night for lunch and snacks the next day… but when I plan healthy snacks, I eat healthy snacks! 

I also recently did two weeks off of all added sugar (candies, desserts, etc – I still ate fruit, 100% maple syrup, etc) and found my cravings for sugars and carbs greatly reduced. Try it sometime – you’ll be amazed at how addicting sugar is! (And how SWEET things like apples and strawberries taste!) I’m back on sugar now, but we’ve instated a rule at my house where nothing with added sugar comes home. I only bake items without added sugars at home – using stevia, bananas, dates, maple syrup and honey as sweeteners. If we are out, then we may indulge in moderation.

Some of my favorite snacks right now:

1. 8 wheat crackers with an ounce of goat cheese and 2 oz smoked salmon

2. Sliced apple with 1 tbsp peanut butter

3. A cup of carrots or other sliced veggie with 2 tbsp hummus

4. 1 slice whole wheat toast with 1 tbsp peanut butter and 1/2 banana sliced on top

5. 2 hardboiled eggs and a piece of fruit

What helped me reset my expectations on snacking and sugar was the 21 Day Fix, but there are a ton of other programs or articles that you can use as your inspiration! Message me if you want some more snack ideas, meal planning tips or information about the program I used. Good luck!

 

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2017

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Karenvoss :  what is this magical ice cream you speak of??? 

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Agree with PP, don’t even have the unhealthy snacks around. DO look into some healthy easy-to-grab snacks. Veggies and hummus, greek yogurt, nuts, even salsa, guacamole, apple sauce. Bananas, apples. Cook up some sweet potatoes in advance to have around. You may think you are just bored, but listen to your body because those times you are snacking, it may be telling you it needs the fuel of real food. When you snack, your body isn’t getting the fuel it needs so it doesn’t signal you to stop eating the junk with the feeling of satisfaction– the next thing you know your stomach or head feels icky and worse than when you started.

Small changes are the best way to go. If you can’t give up the snack food at once, swap out one food item each week. Look up just a few healthy recipies to give a shot. Over time, you can build up your collection. In the grocery store, don’t even go down the chip/snacks aisle, or wherever you find your unhealthy snacks. DO take your time browsing the fresh food which is usually along the perimeter of the store. See if anything catches your eye.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2017 - Country Cottage and Gardens

Expanding on the great suggestions so far, I downloaded an app called Plant Nanny a few months ago and it’s made a world of difference for me. I bought a 20 oz bottle that I love and then I track my water intake using the app. The idea is that you drink water to avoid letting your plant die but I also just love actually knowing how much water I’ve had.

Another great snack is homemade popcorn. I got a special bowl on amazon for super cheap and the popcorn itself is inexpensive. Then I just pop it in coconut oil for a clean snack that you can eat a larger amount of than a lot of other snacks. I also like popsicles in the evening just because they take a while to eat but are low in calories. It’s harder to find a clean version though so it’s sort of give and take for that option (low calorie instead of clean).  

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

One more tip that has worked for me is to make tea when I want a snack. It changes it up from just drinking more water for me. 

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