(Closed) Eating Healthy – Week 2

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

It’s lucky you’re not a fan of popcorn! I always bring my own air popped stuff with me but I loooove movie popcorn so much!

Try not to feel bad about cheating! It’s better not to think of it as cheating either. Instead of totally restricting yourself, eat the stuff you love but in smaller portions and less often. This keeps me on track. I’m a pretty healthy eater but once in a while I satisfy myself by stealing a few fries from Fiance, having a small amount of chocolate or buying some Popchips (you should check those out, they are a delicious swap for regular chips!)

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I’m going into week 3 and I’ll say we allow 1 cheat day a week and it really helps us. It won’t derail you and yes you feel like crap afterwards but moreso bc your body is getting use to the good stuff. I just can’t tolerate sweets anymore though I still desire them. Don’t beat yourself up for it.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

@bestbuddies:  Cheat day, but everything in moderation. Sometimes it ends up just being a meal but last week for example due to a crazy schedule at school; it was all day. 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Just finished at the gym. I’m on day 9 of the cleanse. Tomorrow is my last day and I’m down almost 6 pounds from when I started. Had an apple and a spoonfull of peanut butter to start my day off with. I’m loving these results and the amount of energy I have now.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee

Just going to play devil’s advocate here and say…be very careful with the dieting thing.  I have an eating disorder. It’s a lot better than it used to be, but what I did in the past hurt my body permanently. I now have heart problems that mean I’m sick almost all of the time, and my metabolism now moves at a glacial rate. I’ve done three rounds of 12-week group therapy, and have been in individual therapy for years.

GETTING ‘SKINNY FAST’ IS NOT WORTH IT. 

Don’t cut your calories down too much–it’ll backfire in the not-so-long run, as it’ll destroy your metabolism and hurt your body. Use LoseIt.com or another similar site that will tell you the amount of calories you should be eating. Don’t over-exercise; give yourself time to rest and recuperate. Don’t skip meals. Don’t weigh yourself daily. Aim to lose 1/2 to 1 1/2 pounds a week. 2 is the absolute limit for healthy weight loss. All of this is well backed up with research (I can email you the research paper I recently wrote on it for my psychology of gender class if you’d like), and it’s not just my opinion.

Please, please  be careful.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@misabell:  Thanks for the warning. It is important to remember to be safe while dieting. However, I haven’t been cutting any calories. Just moving away from processed foods towards more natural foods, eating regular amounts of food, and using a natural herbal cleanse to flush out the toxins in my body. And I’ve been exercising about 4 times a week for approximately 1-2 hours.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee

@spoiledvamp27:  Oh, that wasn’t a personal attack or anything. I just worry that others bees might get on this and see your success and take things too far, etc. I’ve just seen it way too many times that I can’t help but preach caution every change I get. I care too much. But I’m glad you’re getting healthy–I’m trying to as well! Good luck!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Last day of the cleanse today!!!! I’m so excited! I took the last of my fiber drinks (ick) and am ready to start off a great, helthy day! Tomorrow I get to splurge a bit. I’ve asked for no one to get me chocolates for Valentine’s day so I’m not bombarded by bad stuff, but I do have one chocolate bar that I’ve been looking forward to as a reward. And Fiance and I are going out to dinner for Valentines day, and although I’m planning on eating fairly healthy with my meal, the restraunt is known for their rolls and cinnamon butter and I’m so excited to have one or two before my meal.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Thanks! I weighed in tonight after my workout for my last weigh-in of the cleanse and I lost a full 6 lbs total. Now to start on phase 2 of the 24 day challenege tomorrow. I’m really excited about this progress, and excited that I’m starting to get used to eating healthy and craving the bad stuff less and less.

Post # 16
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Honey bee

@bestbuddies:  Just wanted to say that you are doing great. I too am trying to live a healthier lifestyle, and it’s a daily struggle!

Just wanted to give you a few tips that I  noticed from your last post. Have you thought about tracking what you eat via myfitnesspal.com? I use it and it’s SOO helpful. I had no idea how much sodium I was eating when I thought I was eating “healthy”.

Also, your menu looks very diet-y to me. You need to throw in a few treats in there so you stick with it, and are less likely to binge πŸ™‚ I plan my days in advance and every single night I have a 1/2 cup of frozen yogurt (last night was double fudge brownie! YUM) and I’m consistently losing πŸ™‚

Good luck and PM me if you want to talk and give eachother tips!

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