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Re: I Wish I Knew How to LOSE You--The Weight Loss Thread
« Reply #150 on: January 13, 2010, 02:13:47 pm »
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The dieting season, he said, begins “sometime after the Super Bowl, and they keep making the Super Bowl later and later,” but people still indulge in chocolate for Valentine’s Day and begin seriously cutting calories only in March, as they contemplate stripping down for summer and beach wear.

In New Orleans, the dieting season doesn't begin until Ash Wednesday. Through Mardi Gras, people bring king cakes in to work every day, and there are as many parties as there are around Christmas. It's like extending the weight-gain season by a couple of months.  :P >:(

Personally, though, I think the tendency to forget about counting calories and indulge in treats for a couple of months each year can be a healthy one. Mentally healthy, anyway.




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Re: I Wish I Knew How to LOSE You--The Weight Loss Thread
« Reply #151 on: January 13, 2010, 03:23:34 pm »
In New Orleans, the dieting season doesn't begin until Ash Wednesday. Through Mardi Gras, people bring king cakes in to work every day, and there are as many parties as there are around Christmas. It's like extending the weight-gain season by a couple of months.  :P >:(

Personally, though, I think the tendency to forget about counting calories and indulge in treats for a couple of months each year can be a healthy one. Mentally healthy, anyway.

That reminds me, it's almost Fastnacht season.  :-\
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Re: I Wish I Knew How to LOSE You--The Weight Loss Thread
« Reply #152 on: January 13, 2010, 06:00:15 pm »
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Re: I Wish I Knew How to LOSE You--The Weight Loss Thread
« Reply #153 on: January 13, 2010, 07:05:57 pm »
Anybody got any ideas or tactics to share for dealing with feelings of hunger?
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Re: I Wish I Knew How to LOSE You--The Weight Loss Thread
« Reply #154 on: January 13, 2010, 08:08:38 pm »
Drinking water helps me when I'm hungry.

Or keeping something low cal around to snack on when hunger hits.  Dry cereal, fresh berries, a slice of cheese, chew gum


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Re: I Wish I Knew How to LOSE You--The Weight Loss Thread
« Reply #155 on: January 13, 2010, 08:11:18 pm »
Drinking water helps me when I'm hungry.

Or keeping something low cal around to snack on when hunger hits.  Dry cereal, fresh berries, a slice of cheese, chew gum

For me, it works best to choose something that's not just low-cal but low-carb. Once I start eating something like dry cereal, I could go on and on -- especially this time of year.


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Re: I Wish I Knew How to LOSE You--The Weight Loss Thread
« Reply #156 on: January 13, 2010, 08:12:46 pm »
Anybody got any ideas or tactics to share for dealing with feelings of hunger?

Hunger pangs are great, Jeff! That's one way you know you are really making progress when you feel that wonderful emptiness! But, if you have hunger pangs at an inappropriate time or if they wake you up at night, you need to change your diet slightly. Eat more frequent smaller meals. Alternatively, eat a little fewer carbs, which are digested most quickly, and a little more protein. Add a little more fat to your main meal, not saturated fat, but perhaps a little flaxseed or olive oil mixed in.

I'm assuming you're talking about hunger pangs in your stomach, not cravings, which is a whole 'nother thing.
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Re: I Wish I Knew How to LOSE You--The Weight Loss Thread
« Reply #157 on: January 13, 2010, 08:32:24 pm »
For me, it works best to choose something that's not just low-cal but low-carb. Once I start eating something like dry cereal, I could go on and on -- especially this time of year.

Oh, I know what you mean.....what works for me is measuring out what I want to eat, and then putting it away.


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Re: I Wish I Knew How to LOSE You--The Weight Loss Thread
« Reply #158 on: January 13, 2010, 09:53:45 pm »
Hunger pangs are great, Jeff! That's one way you know you are really making progress when you feel that wonderful emptiness!

I'm sorry but my personal experience does not bear this out.
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Re: I Wish I Knew How to LOSE You--The Weight Loss Thread
« Reply #159 on: January 14, 2010, 12:44:17 am »
I'm sorry but my personal experience does not bear this out.

I should have added "your mileage may differ."
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