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#101 born.a.girl

Posted 19 July 2019 - 07:25 AM

View PostFeral33, on 19 July 2019 - 06:52 AM, said:

This seems a little bit psychologically unhealthy.


No more than people putting notes on their fridge.

Plus I probably should have made clear, it's only for a few days while I get out of the ridiculous habit of habit eating all day*.


I've spent approximately 98% of my life normal weight, most of that without even thinking about it.


It's a case of do what works in the short term. The long term I'm a normal weight without giving it any thought.


ETA: * far more psychologically unhealthy to be scoffing food all day when I don't need it.  That's what I need reminders to reverse.  And it works.  I don't need it after a week or so.

Edited by born.a.girl, 19 July 2019 - 09:13 AM.


#102 tintin78

Posted 19 July 2019 - 07:56 AM

Hi LG 😘

This is what I found works well for me. I’ve done many rounds of MB12wbt over the years. If I want to lose weight I usually stick to 1200-1500 calories a day (but closer to 1200)

Finding a breakfast that sustains me the majority of the morning. For me it’s a piece of toast (no butter) with a tin of baked beans on top. I have been doing this for years now. It’s quick in the morning and I’m not famished by 10am.

For lunch and dinner I try and have a protein and then fill the plate with a salad or veg. If I have pasta or rice, I have small servings. I substitute items in foods too-my lasagna is now topped with light ricotta, spinach and Parmesan instead of bechamel. If I’m making boscaiola, I use light Philadelphia cream for cooking instead of cream. I use buttermilk or yoghurt for my schnitzel instead of eggs and bake in the oven instead of frying. I use olive oil spray in pans instead of oil. I try not to eat potatoes, if we have a roast I’ll use sweet potato. My portion sizes are so much smaller now but I still feel full with all the veg.
I also try not to eat after 6pm (which isn’t always possible!) I just hate feeling full at bedtime.
Cutting out butter, oils, creams, potato, extra bread, fizzy drinks were the key.

I weigh myself once a week. MB does Wednesday mornings. I love this because if you e had a big weekend, it gives you a few days to get back into it 😂 I do it first thing in the am after going to the loo and naked. I found there was too much fluctuation day by day.

Good Luck hun. Let me know if you need any other info
Tina x

#103 Hypnic Jerk

Posted 19 July 2019 - 02:18 PM

LG, how do you set your phone to do that?

#104 born.a.girl

Posted 19 July 2019 - 04:17 PM

View PostWTFJerk, on 19 July 2019 - 02:18 PM, said:

LG, how do you set your phone to do that?


Did you mean me?


If so, it was a bit accidental, and I left it.

So I don't kid myself that tomorrow will be different, I write my weight down each day so I can see the downward trend.  Decided this time to write the weight on my icalendar.  It just so happens things are automatically set for a 9am reminder, so it came up with all of the other reminders for that day.  I can close or snooze, so given it was a timely reminded (was thinking of eating breakfast instead of waiting till closer to lunchtime), just kept hitting snooze.

People have all sorts of ways to remind them not to snack mindlessly - I figure this is no different.

#105 Sash

Posted 20 July 2019 - 09:57 PM

See a dietitian.




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