(Closed) Sweet tooth & pickey eater bees… how do/did you lose weight?

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Post # 32
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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@Olive12:  omg, go to Teavana’s web site!!  If you love tea, they have tons of options… even chocolate flavored ones!  They also have hazelnut, different berries, anything you can think of.  lol, I’ve spent soooooo much money on their teas!

Post # 33
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I’m a horribly picky eater, no veggies really except broccoli and spinach, but I’ve lost almost 50 pounds now.  I love to cook though so I’ve made sure to buy anything I can that’s fat free or low fat, use olive oil instead of vegetable oil for everything, and really increased my fiber and whole grain intake.  I’ve used CalorieKing to track calories, it was really easy.  And I found two websites that have really good low fat recipes (and one website is primarily desserts).  http://www.skinnytaste.com/ and http://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/

Post # 35
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Well the thing with me was I really had to want to do it, all by myself. Like no friends, special  programs ( they make money off the fact that you believe you can’t do it on your own!! ), or gimmicks. Most people get into “diets” and things for all the wrong and mostly fleeting reasons ( a wedding, a prom, bikini season, societal pressure, family approval, doctors orders, whatever fills in the blank). I had to do it for ME, and I wanted to change my life. 

So once I accepted that I had an issue, and I wanted things different the process started. I would have to ask myself a few questions like: Am I really hungry? What is my emotional state? How much have I eaten already? Then if I found I  was preparing to eat to gratify myself, I would find something else to put in its place. Go for a walk, chew gum, talk on the phone, go on the computer, drink some tea/coffe/water etc, go window shopping, read a book, pick up a hobby, do homework, pretty much anything you would enjoy. It really sucks at first, but after a while it becomes easier and easier and you learn a lot about your body.

Now, also make sure you eat enough, so there is no second guessing. If you know youve had your mac and cheese or whatever earlier, then you know you are fine, however if you had an apple all day, allow yourself to eat and make the best possible choice you can obtain. I know money is tight, so you just do whatever you can. If you can afford just pastas, reduce your portions to keep calories in control. If you can buy a steak and salad, great. Try to think of food as something that sustains you, not rewards or fulfills you so you can help loosen the emotional hold attached to some foods and rituals. This is purely to break the chains so to speak. Eventually when you feel in control, you can begin to view food differently. 

Anyways sorry for the extremely long rambling lol hopefully something in there is helpful πŸ˜‰

Post # 37
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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@galloway111:  I was the same way with mac n cheese, I promise you.  But it’s amazing when you eat a true portion size and later realize your body didn’t need an entire box (or 2 boxes in my case!!)  The body doesn’t need that much to be able to function until your next meal.  As for hummus, it really depends on the brand.  There are some that suck and I looooooove hummus, so I totally get you.  I’ve found the best ones are the non-mass produced ones that you can find at smaller markets or specialty markets rather than your average supermarket.  They tend to be very creamy in texture and… well, delicious.  I don’t have a Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s anywhere near me, but I’d bet they have better hummus options than your nearby supermarket.  Sometimes it’s worth going out of the way for good hummus  ;o)

Post # 39
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Not totally on topic, but several people have mentioned hummus, and I have to pipe in – Google recipes!  Hummus is actually SUPER easy to make if you have a food processor (I got a small one for about $20).  Here’s one of my favorite recipes:

http://viveleveganrecipes.blogspot.com/2007/11/chipotle-lime-two-bean-hummus.html

 

Add in whatever sounds tasty to you, and you can customize it to your personal preferences.

Post # 40
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

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@galloway111:  Focus on what you do right, instead of what you do wrong! Also, carry that concept into all areas of your life. A lot of it has to do with confidence and self esteem, which I know is not something that changes with a snap of a finger, but you can make a conscious effort to change how you view situations and yourself one day and moment at a time.

So you come home from a day at work and eat a bowl of icecream…..just say to yourself so what?!, I am moving on. I have tommorow, the next meal, the next day, the next hour or whatever to try again. Then do something you like ( read, nap, watch t.v., whatever). Messing up doesn’t have to mean punishment or failure, rather re-routing. Also, remind yourself how you walked 3 miles, worked 10 hours, and every good thing youv’e done because it is all a very important part of the equation of keep the spiral out of control/screw it mentality from creeping in.

Take the same [email protected]*K it attitude you use to quit and turn it on your perceived failure, to encouraged you to forget. Like you ate XYZ or did a certain habit that you wish you didn’t, just say F*&%$& that, and keep moving forward! Use it to propel you  not drag you backwards.

Post # 41
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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@galloway111:  Apples are so yummy. =) But seriously I can’t believe I forgot about quinoa. You should try it. It’s like a superfood. It has all your essential amino acids, is gluten-free, high fiber, high protein, and low in cholesterol and fat. Best part is that it has not that much flavor so if you are picky, you can incoporate flavors into it to perk up your palette. One thing I love to add it is roasted bell peppers and chicken. Google it. It’s amazing. It has the texture of couscous (sp?).

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@MadameTussaud:  I love Teavana, but I can’t buy any more tea until I finish the 200 bags I bought in bulk a couple of months ago. lol. 

 

Post # 43
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m working on losing weight now.  I totally understand that mindset where its so hard to get motivated, and really overwhelming.  I had a friend suggest this approach and its worked really well.  1)Make a list of your goals for losing weight- things like don’t eat after 7, change breakfast to healthy foods etc.  2) pick one goal to start with.  Don’t look at it as I have to eat a healthy breakfast that I don’t love for everyday for the rest of my life.  Tell yourself, I have to eat this meal just today- I can do anything for one day.  The next day tell yourself the same thing.  If you focus on one thing, one day at a time its way more managable.  

I went from drinking 2-3 sodas a day to no sodas over the course of 2 weeks with this approach.  Its been long enough now I don’t automatically reach for one or miss it if its not there.  I’m working on eating breakfast each day right now.  (I would rather sleep 15 more minutes then get up and eat lol).  

Before this approach I would put off starting any sort of weight loss because it was just too overwhelming.

Post # 44
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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@galloway111:  You can eat tons of things with hummus!  Celery, cucumber slices, pita bread (in moderation), pretzels, carrots, falafel…

Post # 45
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I’m doing Weight Watchers, and I am DEFINITELY a sweet tooth. The thing I love about Weight Watchers is that there’s nothing you CAN’T eat, you just have to work on how much of it you eat. One bite tastes the same as 10!

One thing I love to do is mix 1/2 cup of fat free frozen yogurt, 2 tablespoons of fat free Cool Whip, and 1/2 tablespoon of cocoa powder. It’s DELICIOUS and totally satisfies my chocolate craving! Fruit is also a great snack if you’re craving something sweet. Good luck πŸ™‚

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