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Postby Lynda » Fri Jan 05, 2007 12:27 pm

I decided i would follow a healthy eating plan, i follow it exactly missing nothing out. Yet , how can i lose weight if i feel like all i'm doing is eating. I'm sure i didn't eat this much before i started.
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Postby SarahC » Fri Jan 05, 2007 12:31 pm

Sometimes eating more can help you lose weight, especially if you're having lots of smaller meals/snacks spaced throughout the day. It keeps your metabolism going :D

Also, you can eat far greater quantities of low calorie healthy food... one great advantage of a healthy diet, more food for the same price :P
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Postby zeedeveelgirl » Fri Jan 05, 2007 3:27 pm

Yup, Sarah is right!! I eat so much, but because everything I eat is so nutritious and low kilojoule/calorie, I can still lose weight :)

That's where you start going "Hmmm I can have this chocolate bar worth 1100kj and 18g of fat, OR I can have a sandwich with 2 pieces of yummy grain bread, salad and a couple of slices of ham and it's going to have maybe 2g of fat". Which one is going to be more filling???
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Postby Lynda » Fri Jan 05, 2007 3:40 pm

Ham salad and grain bread sound so much better to me right now then a chocoalte bar. I just feel so full though i don't think i could fit in the next meal the plan says. Do i eat it anyway or leave it?
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Postby zeedeveelgirl » Fri Jan 05, 2007 3:44 pm

Yeah it sounds delicious to me too right now!! Unfortuately I can't even keep water down at the moment.. don't know what's wrong with me!!!

Hmm it's a hard call.. cos if you're not hungry you definitely shouldn't eat... What's the plan telling you to eat?? Can ya give me a rundown of it?
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Postby KimE » Fri Jan 05, 2007 4:21 pm

I eat very regularly about every 2-3 hours and people comment that I am always eating...well it works for me.

Emma is right though it is a hard call to say whether you should eat or not. When I was on lite n easy after a couple of months I found I wasn't very hungry at night but I ate all the food anyway as I was on a 1200 calorie plan and knowing that that isn't a lot of food I made sure I ate what was advised. At the same time you don't want to get in the habit of eating just for eating sake if you are not hungry.
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Postby zeedeveelgirl » Fri Jan 05, 2007 4:25 pm

Good point Kim! 1200calories is the lowest a female should consume for weight loss, so if the eating plan is that low in calories you really should eat it all.. If it's higher, say 1500-1800cal, you have much more leeway!
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Postby Lynda » Fri Jan 05, 2007 4:51 pm

The plan i am following is the Coles healthy step programe. It has the menu and recipies, a dvd on pilates and yoga. an example is todays menu.
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2 pices toast(rye bread) with proactive margarine($6.50 a tub, not happy about that), with rasberry jam. 1 mug of black tea

morning snack
1 muffin homemade and 1 orange

lunch
1 serve of minestrone soup homemade
1 wholemeal bread roll
2 glasses of water
Afternoon tea
3 dates
1 small handfull of cashews

Dinner
120g lean beef steak
baked potato, baked pumpkin, boiled broccoli (ensuring still crisp) few slices of raw capsicum

supper
2 scoops of low fat ice cream

I would appreciate comments please (not just on my spelling, hehe)
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Postby KimE » Fri Jan 05, 2007 5:08 pm

Well I haven't worked it all out for calories but it doesn't look over the top. I am not a nutritionist by the way...just thought I better make that clear. They have got you eating small regular meals by the look of it and your body does get used to it. I eat this way and now find at the 3 hr mark I am hunting for food...not really as I always have my meals planned and prepared but you get the idea. It's a fairly high carb diet which means you should have plenty of energy even though the overall calories aren't that high, I am guessing around 1500 mark. You could probably drop off the ice cream if you can't get through it and space the other meal out a bit more through the day.

Hope this helps.
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Postby kate_turner2000 » Fri Jan 05, 2007 5:10 pm

damn you yummy cashews!!!
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Postby KimE » Fri Jan 05, 2007 5:12 pm

LOL Kate, those cashews are following you. You know I will never eat another cashew without thinking of you mate! :D
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Postby zeedeveelgirl » Fri Jan 05, 2007 5:17 pm

Yeah it looks pretty good to me! Although I don't think it matters if you use the Proactive margarine or not, I'm sure another would be fine unless you're specifically trying to reduce cholestorol. Just compare the nutritional tables with other, cheaper brands!

I agree with Kim, good idea to drop the ice cream if you're full and maybe have the dates or cashews after dinner? Cashews are quite filling!
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Postby kate_turner2000 » Fri Jan 05, 2007 5:19 pm

too many cashews are bad though em!! they say one serving should be about 6 or 7 cashews- i cant stop at just 6 or 7! i need the whole bag! lol.

you are right kim they are following me! and i love my little cashew man but i always think of debs encounter at the pool and shudder haha.

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Postby zeedeveelgirl » Fri Jan 05, 2007 5:21 pm

Hahah omg that is sooo cute!! Lil cashew man!! You're right that too many cashews (or any nuts!!) are bad. They're soo addictive!
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Postby Lynda » Fri Jan 05, 2007 5:25 pm

O.K. fill me in, what's wrong with cashews?
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