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I love food
« on: November 12, 2018, 10:53:23 PM »
Im hoping to get some tips on how to handle this.

Im not overweight but could with losing a few kgs and sticking to it (67kg and about 168cm). But I love food and I always talk myself into buying healthy treats that I eat way too much of, then I feel bad for it !

If I can control this habit of mine, lose a few kgs, then I can save money on food shopping,  have a capsule wardrobe that consistently fits me so Im not increasing/decreasing my weight.

Any tips for me to stay focused ? Note that I dont keep any treats in the house as its too tempting.



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Re: I love food
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2018, 04:41:11 PM »
So, you don’t keep any “treats” in the house, but you overeat regular food?

May help to invest in meal prep containers (like you get for takeaway) and prep each of your meals ahead of time. Not just lunches, but breakfast, dinner and snacks, too.

1. You can’t bored-eat since you’ve already got meals packed.
2. You think about food less because your food decisions are already made.

This has been helpful for me.


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Re: I love food
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2018, 04:55:49 PM »
Go vegan.  I don't know anyone who has stuck with a vegan diet for a month who hasn't lost several kg.


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Re: I love food
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2018, 08:24:32 PM »
Good for you for reaching out @annapana  --maybe check out some of the other gauntlets as well for interesting ideas and recipe inspiration?

I have been (what I term) a mildly compulsive snacker as well but after losing 12 lbs just by going on a meditation retreat (no mid-meal snacks, no booze, no eating after 5 pm) I realized that even my 'healthy' snacking was turning into an unhealthy habit.

 Trying to keep it real and honest by now only eating if I am truly hungry but making herbal tea throughout the day so I feel like I am enjoying different flavours, warmth, etc without compromising my health. If I am hungry I eat, but usually I am not. I am bored or looking for some type of stimulation--I was increasing caloric intake without needing to.

 Bengal spice tea, chai tea, etc...all of that can add real flavor to my day without adding all this extra intake of food.
Hope you reach your goals!


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Re: I love food
« Reply #4 on: Today at 02:25:48 AM »
Spot on Serendip!  I snack far often than I need to, even though I snack on healthy foods. Just adding this post has helped me, I got through the day only eating what I needed and no ridiculous snacking.  It has been good reading the other posts also.


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Re: I love food
« Reply #5 on: Today at 03:01:32 AM »
One thing that worked for me after battling the same thing for awhile is I eat my calories only within a 8 hour window. There is alot of evidence that letting your body fast for 16 hours or so each day is healthy. So I eat my calories from 11am-7pm .  Its really all about trying different things that will work for you. There is no magic pill and its control. But there is a way out there to find what works for you and you can control. What works for one person might not work for you. I lost 60lbs doing this and have kept it off over 4 years without any metal challenge and that is a first.