- Nov 1, 2013
I keep changing my mind about that. But I joined the half size community and she insist on nightly treat and I found it made it harder for me. I find it's ok as long as I have treat outside the house once or twice weekly but nightly just makes me crave more sugary foods.Small is my motto. I believe in having a treat when I really want one, but I try to keep the portions low. The first three bites are always the best anyway!
For my low fat diet I cant have any of those I have had to switch my snacks to low fatAs for snacks during the day, I am constantly fighting the urge. At least once a day, I feel a need to have some sort of chocolate. I try not to give in more than once a week. My mainstays for snacking are walnuts, almonds,(both raw), cheese, and if I feel like I need chips I like the baked lays small bags. I am having trouble keeping up with my motivation to walk.
When I am lacking motivation, sometimes I will get on my exercise bike at home and do a Disney treadmill video. Those things are awesome.
Low-ft is challenging. (My DH is supposed to really watch his as well.)For my low fat diet I cant have any of those I have had to switch my snacks to low fat
homemade popcorn with no butter
thanks, I might check them out. I'm eating more meat and eggs than I used to, to make sure I get good protein. The sugar is not filling me either, but it gives me something to snack on. Healthy I can do, smaller portions I can do, eating less junk I can do, but low fat is defiantly challenging, sigh, when so many good fats have to go as well as a cooking method and brands have to be changed. The only thing keeping me motivated right now is the memory of that stomach pain and the reality that I could end up in ICU if I get another flareup. I am lucky, my condition was caught in the early stages but there was another lady in the ward with the same condition, it was her second time being in hospital, the first time she was in ICU.Low-ft is challenging. (My DH is supposed to really watch his as well.)
Everything on your list definitely looks yummy to me, but only the popcorn would really hold me very long - sugar just doesn't seem to last for me.
Are you allowed edamame? Around here you can get it dried, for a crunchy snack:
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and that would give you something with protein to have on your list.
This I totally agree with and its what I have been basically been doing for the past year on my own. I don't even weigh myself, haven't used a scales since I was a child. At the doctors / hospital I get weighed but I don't look / don't ask.I listened to audiobook recently and did interesting exercise. The author is not dietitian at all, she is British behavioural change specialist dealing with addiction. The book is last diet and is entierelly head stuff/exercise she uses in her practise.
One of them is making 2 lists - what's my bag. Not my bag in terms of exercise. She has a chapter to come up to help you come up with your own list but I found it very interesting
For example in not my bag I came up with
Plans that require me to weight in and discuss my weight in group - slimming world or weight watcher. I tried several time each
Plans that are inflexible and I can't eat out or same food with my family
Plans that come with very stricts food lists and are you are either in our out
Exercises that are hard on joints
Plans that dramatically restrict food groups
Intuitive eating (I find they are the worse in dismissing things that work for others)
plans that promote or encourage regular intake of protein shakes or artificial sugars.
plans that insist you have to have treat daily
eating regularly through out the day - every 3/4 hours
eating a lot of vegetables and fruit
focusing on whole foods
limiting sugary foods
flexible plans with respect to hunger and fullness
and so on.
I thought it's interesting to go through past dieting history and compile with my bag and not my bag list
Hi! I’ve been reading this thread too. It’s very motivating! I’m on WW too. On and off for years, but recommitted in November 2019 and am down 15 pounds. Sooo slow, but I’m not giving up up. I have 15 pounds to go.Hi everyone. I just found this thread and thought I'd chime in. I'm retired and I've been on Weight Watchers for 22 months now. I'm down 102 pounds plus the 30 I lost before joining WW. I have 23 pounds to go to reach my goal and then the hard work of maintaining starts. I generally start the day by sauteing leeks, mushrooms, shaved brussels sprouts, campari tomatoes and fresh spinach. I add some Mediterranean sea salt and olive mix, some Mediterranean herb mix (has oregano rosemary, thyme, savory, etc.), tumeric, red pepper flakes and black pepper. The salt and herb mixes are from Especias del Sol and I got them both at Home Goods. Once the veggies cook down a bit I stir in one egg scrambled and a little Kraft fat free shredded cheddar. I have this with a clementine and a piece of light rye or other light bread. I usually have a banana when I get up at 6:30 and eat breakfast around 9.
Edited to add: I saute the veggies in about a teaspoon of olive oil.