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Postby ProbioEK » Wed Apr 11, 2007 12:29 pm

looking to get started any suggestions - was thinking Meal replacements - any advice?
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Postby KimE » Wed Apr 11, 2007 1:15 pm

Hello Elissa and welcome to the forum.

A few of the forum members are doing various meal replacement plans so I am sure they will give you some better advice than I can. The only thing I would recommend is whatever you choose make sure it has some sort of maintenance plan...your change in lifestyle doesn't end once the weight is gone.

All the best on whatever you choose and well done on your loss to date. :D
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Postby kate_turner2000 » Wed Apr 11, 2007 1:34 pm

and follow it by the book!!! whatever plan you are on you need to stick to it 100% to see proper results
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Postby Chelle » Wed Apr 11, 2007 2:30 pm

welcome look into it before you give it a go, if you are going to do a meal replacement make sure that you do your reasearch & that you don't fatige or that you are starving after having a meal replacement I know a friend who have tried meal replacement shakes & her hair started to fall out & she found that she could hardly get up out of bed in the morning & she was contantly hungry. Out of that she lasted 3 weeks yes she lost weight but she thought it was not worth it. I'm sure other program are different so again do you reasearch before you spend the money. Good luck with your weight loss journey
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Postby Butterfly_Dawn » Thu Apr 12, 2007 12:22 pm

Hi and welcome to the forum!
choose something that you feel you can stick with in the long run and that suits you and do things slowly and sensibly are my tips!
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Postby ` C e l e s t e » Wed Apr 18, 2007 5:04 pm

Good luck!

All the advice I have to offer, like others have said before me, is to pick something you feel committed to and make sure you stick to it. Personally, meal replacements never worked for me. I found that I handled things alot better being able to choose between healthy ingredients and cooking to my own taste (and in small portions ^_~).

The best advice, take it one day at a time. Some days you'll just breeze through, and other days you'll be standing in the kitchen fighting the urge to grab something bad.

If you live with other people it's important for you to try and mould your eating habits to your diet and to not let those around you have a negative effect on it. I still live at home and I have to deal with a lot of tempting food lying around in the kitchen (God, I'd love to live on my own). If that's the case, carry a bottle of water around with you and if you feel like grabbing something naughty, start drinking!
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Postby Mandie » Wed Apr 18, 2007 6:33 pm

You've had some pretty good advice here. The water one is a good one - so often we think we're hungry and actually we are thirsty.. so go have a big glass of water and then see if you are hungry or not!

Meal replacements are useful for some people, but I think lots of people put the weight back on after using them - if you are using meal replacements, you don't learn about healthy eating habits and lifestyle changes like regular exercise.. so once you go off the replacements, you eat like you used to, and wonder why the weight comes back!
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