(Closed) What have you given up/ limited

posted 5 years ago in Fitness
  • poll: I've limited
    Soda : (51 votes)
    17 %
    Sugar : (48 votes)
    16 %
    Chips : (47 votes)
    15 %
    Cookies : (49 votes)
    16 %
    Candy : (48 votes)
    16 %
    Ice Cream : (43 votes)
    14 %
    Other (list below please) : (7 votes)
    2 %
    Nothing I eat whatever I want, whenever I want : (9 votes)
    3 %
    Nothing I've always eaten healthy : (7 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    i’ve limited all of those things or eliminated them completely (i.e. soda). i’ve also strictly limited my carb intake.

     

    Post # 4
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    2203 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    lol i’ve given up all of those things… it sucks! i’m trying to lose weight, but really haven’t seen any results despite working out 5 days/week and eating around 1500 cals/day. πŸ™ i hope i’m just gaining muscle, because i do feel a lot better overall. just giving up all of the junk food made me feel way less bloated. πŸ™‚

    Post # 6
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    4495 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I gave up processed foods. I splurge here and there for special occasions, but in my regular diet I cut them out except for a little bit of yogurt, whole grain breads, whole wheat pasta, cheese, and nut butters (peanut & almond). Nothing else comes from a box or package. I mainly just eat fresh fruits, veggies and meats.

    I thought it was going to be a lot harder than it was. It sounds inconvenient and difficult, but it really hasn’t been. I am a carbs/sugar girl so I was worried – but honestly I don’t crave ANYthing at all anymore, EVER. Its amazing and I feel so much better. I’ve lost around 28 lbs and am exactly where I want to be πŸ™‚

    I plan to continue this as more of a lifestyle now.

    Post # 7
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    2755 posts
    Sugar bee

    I gave up soda almost two years ago and SO do not miss it. I occasionally will have it in a mixed drink when I go out, and every once in a while I’ll buy one and sip from it but the taste is just so nasty that I generally can’t drink even 1/5 of a full one.

    I limit myself on candy, cookies, chips and sugar. I’ve got a major sugar addiction I’m still trying to break – I am one who can’t really do the “in moderation” thing, so I just have to not buy things or if I do, buy them in a one-off package (like a single-serving bag of chips if that’s what I really want).

    Ice cream is the one thing I refuse to give up πŸ˜€ I compromise by purchasing the minis that have one serving in them and trying to make it last at least 3 servings.

    Post # 8
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    11233 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I’ve limited lots of bad stuff–soda (which I naturally limited anyway), sugar/candy/cookies/etc., bad carbs, etc. I try to eat whole wheat/whole grain, lots of water, fruits and veggies, protein, etc. I just want to get rid of this little pouch I have. :

    Post # 9
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @NurseMandie:  hmm yeah that makes sense. πŸ™‚ i wish i had measured from the start so i would know that i was making a difference! good for you for working so hard, sounds like you’re getting results. πŸ™‚ i give myself 1 day on the weekend to have dessert so that i don’t feel like i’m totally missing out. although, the longer i go without having it the less i crave it so maybe i’m shooting myself in the foot!

    Post # 10
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    5475 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I approached things more in terms of moderation and healthy lifestyle.  I have a soft drink every now and then (less than once a month) and when I do get one, I get ginger ale or sprite.  I don’t eliminate anything from my diet, but I focus on eating processed foods or junk foods in moderation.  Sure, I have chips every now and then, but not every day at lunch.  I have cookies, but not daily.  If I crave something sweet I have a piece of fruit or a glass of chocolate skim milk.

    Oh, and all of this went completely out the window when I got pregnant!  Haha, I’ll have to buckle down when I regain control of my body.  Baby is overdue already, so I’m not denying myself anything at the moment due to me being miserable!

    Post # 11
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I’ve never been a soda drinker, so I wouldn’t say I gave that up. But I have given up all processed foods, grains and dairy. In no way to do I feel starved or that I’m limiting myself. I eat a ton of fruit, so I still have plenty of sugar, but in a much healthier way. 

    Post # 14
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I don’t eliminate anything from my diet.  I’m a believer in all things in moderation.  If I want a cookie or some ice cream now and then, that’s okay.  I just can’t eat them every night.

    Post # 15
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    377 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Alcohol. A glass of wine with dinner or a cocktail here and there really adds calories. 

    Post # 16
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    2755 posts
    Sugar bee

    @NurseMandie:  For crunch, I definitely had success with low-fat pretzels, popcorn (I get plain and add my own seasonings) and lots of carrots. So many carrots!

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