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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 05-11-09, 05:02 PM   #1
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new approach (for me) to weight loss

Ok,

I am trying a new approach for me for weight loss. I have been thinking about it for awhile, looking at eating habits. The focus is to avoid sneaky calories and focus on portion size. I assume healthy food, but that is less critical than portion.

I will let people know how this works out.


Jimís diet Doís and Doníts

1. Do not eat standing up, Do sit down and enjoy
2. Do not eat from the package, Do use a plate, glass, or bowl (knife,fork and spoon help also)
3. Do not use large plates, glasses or bowls, Do use smaller ones.
o If you are not losing weight, use even smaller plates, glasses and bowls.
4. Do not have large first servings. Do have seconds, but wait a minute
5. Do not treat you kidís leftovers as wasted food. Do treat you kidís leftovers as garbage or compost
6. Donít not eat your favorite foods. Do drop one food you have no control over from your diet. (for me it is ice cream)
7. Donít make excused for not exercising. Do exercise everyday
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Old 05-11-09, 05:23 PM   #2
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Hey, good luck...I am reading Jillians book about metabolism...she says "eat only foods that have a mother or come from the ground" with a few modest exceptions such as corn.
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Hey, good luck...I am reading Jillians book about metabolism...she says "eat only foods that have a mother or come from the ground" with a few modest exceptions such as corn.
Please clarify the last 8 words and your meaning.
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One thing I had to get used to (and eventually did) was what real portion size is. Meat, poultry, and fish are generally 4-6oz. Read the nutrition info on packages (cheese, bread, prepared food, and components), and use the portion size as a guide. It's hard for me to eat as much as I used to at one sitting now, but I still have to fight grazing, and snacking. They aren't cost effective (money-wise) but the 100 calorie-type products, teach you what size a sweet, or salty snack should be - even fruit has limits (usually one cup) because of the sugar content. You're on the right track though, just remember to eat a balance, and you CAN indulge ONCE in a WHILE, just eat less of something else, and stick to the portion size (ice cream is one cup - level measuring cup)
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3. Do not use large plates, glasses or bowls, Do use smaller ones.
They tested that on the food channel and sure enough, it was true. People with bigger plates ate more.
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The corn issue, corn consist of most of the American diet. over 70% of what we eat has/is corn. corn is not a natural food. It is a domesticated grass that has been manipulated for 1000,s of years to the current food product. Currently I have mostly eliminated corn form my diet and I don't miss it that much. check this linkhttp://ucsdnews.ucsd.edu/thisweek/2007/06/18_diet.asp
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Please clarify the last 8 words and your meaning.
She is very into organics and non GM (genetically modified) foods. Her argument was that most corn has been modified.
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Nothing wrong with corn, as far as I can tell. Fractionated and processed foods seem to be the problem. Corn syrup, etc, are not foods.

Yes, corn has been bred and modified, but so have cattle and broccoli. I bet everything we consider to be a whole food has been bred over centuries so as not to resemble its ancestors.
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