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Posted by: anonymous
2021-02-26 13:35:15
ID: 66720
In response to a confession. Sad that a grown-ass woman would really believe that there is a magic pill to lose weight.
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Posted by: anonymous
2021-02-21 00:52:18
ID: 66696
I get so frustrated with my dad's wife. She asks me constantly about which supplements to take to lose weight. I have to be honest with her and tell her there AREN'T ANY. The ones out there that have claims do a few things: decrease your appetite a little, speed up your heart rate, give you horrific diarrhea, or are diuretic and make you lose water weight. Bottom line=you can't just add supplements and expect to lose any weight unless you actually are changing your eating plan. I wish more people understood that.
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Posted by: anonymous
2021-02-21 00:42:36
ID: 66693
In response to a confession. Yep. Food that tastes good=more sales=more money for the company. Companies read trade journals to find new ways to "improve" their formulas to make them "more marketable" to consumers. Usually involves adding MSG, corn syrup, certain other seasoning blends or additional flavors. That's why most processed food is so damn addictive. It's also much more calorie dense--I will measure out a serving of chocolate or chips and it's incredibly tiny for how many calories it has. My usual strategy is to measure out those foods as treats but most of my food is unprocessed whole foods like veggies, bulgur, fruit, meat, eggs, etc. That way I actually get full but I don't feel deprived.
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Posted by: anonymous
2021-02-17 20:35:53
ID: 66682
I just spent $150 on a jacket. Now I need to take a few deep breaths. I can afford it, but I usually only buy things I know I'm going use until I wear them out. In this case, I bought the jacket for back packing, which I'm not sure I'm going to do a whole lot of. I am going on a week long trip in July, and on my last trip my only problem was my (borrowed) jacket fit really poorly, and I was often forced to get in my sleeping bag before I was ready so I could stay warm. So I basically just spent $150 for something I may only use for a week. This isn't like me at all.
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Posted by: anonymous
2021-02-16 19:42:03
ID: 66676
We've had about 8 inches of snow here and expecting more tomorrow. I usually walk about 4.5 miles a day. Took a few weather days off and today I finally had enough so I used my treadmill. Holy hell, I forget how boring they are. Longest hour of my life lol.. I'd rather walk outside in the freezing cold!
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Posted by: anonymous
2021-02-16 14:05:49
ID: 66673
In response to a confession. While I agree that moderation of processed food is better than nothing, it is true that they're chemical-laden concoctions designed to make you want more of them. It's just true, there's plenty of data out there to prove it. For me personally, the cleaner I eat the more that processed food just makes me feel like sh*t when I eat it. So for that reason, I tend to just avoid it all together. Especially fast food. McDonalds in particular. Their entire menu makes me feel gross. It's just not good.
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Posted by: anonymous
2021-02-16 01:57:18
ID: 66668
In response to a confession. I agree that some people have the ability to just have a single donut or candy bar every now and then, but those people aren't the ones that develop a weight issue in the first place.
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Posted by: anonymous
2021-02-15 19:48:39
ID: 66665
In response to a confession. I have to disagree with this.. Not always true about wanting more and more of the processed foods. Many people have the ability to just have a donut or candy bar every now and then and move on. I have kept my weight off for almost 10 years now mixing up my meal choices. Chest because if I choose to eat McDonald's one night doesn't mean I'm going to go off the rails and gain it all back. I get that whole, fresh, foods are way healthier, but let's be realistic here.
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Posted by: anonymous
2021-02-15 16:29:09
ID: 66663
In response to a confession. Here's the thing, today's processed food is literally engineered to make you hungry, so you eat (and buy) more of it. So while you can still have processed food and lose weight, you are not setting yourself up for long-term success. Food manufacturers spend billions of dollars trying to figure out how to change your brain chemistry to make you crave more food. And they've been pretty darn successful. You may be able to over ride that for a while, but eventually that processed food, no matter how little, will trigger your brain to want more and more, making it much, much harder to not over eat.
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Posted by: anonymous
2021-02-14 23:12:11
ID: 66658
In response to a confession. Oh, no, I get that you can have some processed food on any eating plan and still lose weight...what I more meant was "Is it better to cut out bread and donuts and cookies and only keep meat and butter and spinach or is it better to cut out bread and donuts and cookies and only eat potatoes and fruit and tons of veggies?" debate that goes on in the social media pages dealing with particular ways of eating. I prefer WFPB and including some processed foods as a way to maintain weight, but if you dramatically cut down on your intake of white breads, refined carbs, and just overall SAD food, you're probably going to lose weight no matter if you leave in mostly meat or mostly veggies. I think people get way too black and white about it and that's why most people can't stick to diets. You have to figure out what works for you and what you are willing to cut back on vs. not.
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