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spchandr1
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Very good points, Neuse.

^ My family member is overweight and it worries me a lot. At least they are willing to count calories. Gotta do it for the sake of health, if not anything else

8/10/2019 9:45:37 PM

spchandr1
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Anyone else having issues with Starbucks adding too much syrup to their drinks or McDonalds using too much creamer in their iced coffee?

[Edited on August 15, 2019 at 3:36 PM. Reason : Calories. ]

8/15/2019 3:35:23 PM

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quit drinking about a month ago so that I could save money and lose weight for my Europe trip at the end of this month, and also just to give my liver a break for a bit before my annual physical. I coupled it with vitamins (liver detox, magnesium, multivitamin, and vitamin d) and probiotics to try to get my gut bacteria back to normal. I didn't make any major changes to my diet other than observing a Mediterrenean-style diet and really getting back into disc golf the past two months.

the health benefits I've noticed have been insane. My blood pressure went from pre-hypertension to perfect, even athletic levels. I feel fuller with less food and I've lost about 10 lbs so far. after two weeks I started seeing my bf% drop. I lost so much water weight in the first week that I went from wearing a L/XL to now being able to comfortably wear mediums again. My waist probably went from about a 33/34 to 31/32. my face/skin look night and day different. sleep is way more consistent and fulfilling. my anxiety went from being almost unbearable at times to basically gone and my overall mood/attitude is much better. I have more energy during the day and am able to concentrate and respond much more quickly and creatively.

friends have started to notice not only my weight but also improvements in my mood and just appearing more relaxed. I didn't mean to make any kind of stand against alcohol and don't intend to fully quit (going to be in Alsace and Lorraine wine regions when I'm abroad), but I had no idea how much it was affecting me on a daily basis. quitting really wasn't hard at all and I don't even give it a second thought except for when friends bring it up if I'm out on weekends. don't mean to make tww a blog, but this experience put a lot into perspective for me so I thought I'd share.

[Edited on August 16, 2019 at 10:01 AM. Reason : .]

8/16/2019 9:58:48 AM

NeuseRvrRat
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Good stuff. I have experienced similar changes since becoming more healthy and active. Great job.

8/16/2019 1:40:59 PM

spchandr1
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Thanks for sharing your experience. Great job and keep up the good work!

8/16/2019 9:27:56 PM

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^ Try weaning yourself off the syrups and creamers so you can just drink black coffee. Healthier, cheaper, and no worrying about what to add to your coffee all the time. Key is finding decent quality coffee you can drink black.

8/20/2019 9:50:42 PM

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thanks y'all, definitely feels great.

^^I also agree on getting off of creamer/sweeteners in coffee. Have you tried cold brew? It's way more chocolatey, stronger, and less acidic. Unfortunately, it's en vogue and a lot of places just call their iced coffee cold brew and it's not even close.

If you're local, Cup a Joe does a great one. Starbucks' isn't half bad, either, and they offer a sweetened version as well as a nitrous one that tastes/has the texture of a Guinness. They also sell Starbucks cold brew (and other brands) at the grocery store near the orange juice.

I also highly recommend seltzer water to feel full and to stave off any oral fixation associated with eating and drinking. It's also hydrating. The dental effects are negligible even though it does contain some carbonic acid due to the carbonation process, but the Ph is pretty close (~1 off) to still water and nowhere near sodas and the like. I like Food Lion's brand for the money, especially the orange vanilla. Polar and Waterloo are the best flavor. La Croix and Perrier is overpriced for what it is.

[Edited on August 22, 2019 at 12:53 PM. Reason : .]

8/22/2019 12:49:48 PM

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You could try adding some spices to your coffee if you get bored of just having it black. Like a mix of cinnamon and cayenne can really spice up an iced coffee. Can also use some unsweetened almond milk for creamer.

8/22/2019 1:22:02 PM

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Seems like if you're trying to lose weight, the word "syrup" should be removed from your vocab if possible.

Also 2nd seltzer water, I've been drinking that with dinner instead of beer

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"Few things that work for me: Baked tostitos scoops and Jack's salsa, jerky, some fruits (careful because some are calorie dense), boiled eggs, pistachios, quark, canned chicken with hot sauce, chilly cow for my ice cream fix, chewing gum and trader Joe's green tea mints. "


Btw ive been using some of these things. But wanted to say for chips, I've been eating these Beanitos things that have about the same calories as baked tostitos but fewer carbs and more fat/protein. So if you're worried about fat content, that may not work, but they help me feel full and get more protein out of a snack. They don't really taste like anything but I use them with salsa so the taste doesn't matter much, the texture is fine.


[Edited on August 22, 2019 at 1:29 PM. Reason : E]

8/22/2019 1:24:37 PM

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I tried those once, but I remember feeling like I got less chips for the calories. Taste was good, though.

Still maintaining between 160 and 165. In some ways, maintenance is harder than losing was for me. I still spend a lot of time feeling hungry. It's frustrating.

8/22/2019 10:27:52 PM

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Good job, Neuse.

I am still religiously tracking my calories. Hoping to lose 10 more pounds in two months.

9/11/2019 3:55:01 PM

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Speaking of coffee - anyone have any long term experience with MCT oil in coffee or otherwise? Thinking about trying some, couldn't remember if this had already been discussed in the thread. I feel like it's just another supplement fad, but would welcome personal experience feedback. I normally just drink my coffee black - avg. 2 cups per day.

[Edited on September 12, 2019 at 4:07 PM. Reason : ....]

9/12/2019 4:06:51 PM

spchandr1
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I came across MCT when I was researching keto. If you’re curious, you should definitely try it and see if you like it.

9/17/2019 10:24:08 AM

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Where is everyone?

Weight loss is going strong. If I see something I shouldn’t eat, I’ve become really good at telling myself I won’t reach my goal if I eat it.

10/11/2019 6:19:10 PM

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Do calories from wine equal regular calories? For example, if someone has taken in 2,008,000 in calories just from wine in past 5 years.

A pound is roughly 3500 calories, and person weighs 205 for the past 5 years. Taking away all wine, the person ingested roughly 594 less pounds worth of calories?

10/11/2019 9:50:38 PM

NeuseRvrRat
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Yes, the calories are the same

10/12/2019 11:47:57 AM

ncsuallday
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Need to get back on the wagon. Got bronchitis when I was in Europe and have had it for about three weeks now fucking sucks, I can't do anything remotely active. It seems to be finally starting to improve. The doctor said it's viral and nothing I can do but wait it out.

10/14/2019 10:13:06 AM

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Sorry to hear that. I’m sure you’ll jump right back into getting fit once the virus has taken its course.

10/14/2019 7:45:06 PM

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