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swede
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10517 posts since 21/3/09

18 Oct 2021 10:40
happy birthday king
LFC
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6047 posts since 14/6/11

posted 18 Oct 2021 10:47, edited 18 Oct 2021 10:47
Thanks all.

And for the weight loss suggestions. I can’t join any classes cos I hate people but going to start my running again and get back on the salads.

It’s the eating bad as in chocolate, sweets, crisps, biscuits that seems to fuck me. Need to control sugar and salt urges with something else as meals we eat well as a family it’s the inbetween Sad
Kadafi39
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2187 posts since 30/10/09

18 Oct 2021 10:59
LFC wrote: Thanks all.

And for the weight loss suggestions. I can’t join any classes cos I hate people but going to start my running again and get back on the salads.

It’s the eating bad as in chocolate, sweets, crisps, biscuits that seems to fuck me. Need to control sugar and salt urges with something else as meals we eat well as a family it’s the inbetween Sad

I have much of the same problems as you, apart from generally hating people lol.

Running and diet control will work wonders, I was the heaviest I have ever been this time last year, I was about 93kg and stuck in a rut of eating shit and snacking on crap after dinner.

My diet still isnt great, but I have been running 35ish km per week and within about 5 months (by about April 2021) I dropped about 15kg, down to about 73kg now so have lost a further 5ish kg over the last few 5 or 6 months.
Running will make you more mindful of filling up on crap after the effort you've put in!
morning mist
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3704 posts since 29/5/05

18 Oct 2021 11:27
this has helped me in the past

- drink at least 1/2L water before breakfast, i like to mix in some EAA (sugarfree)
- no sugar/quick carbs for breakfast, focus on proteins and fiber, this will help with the blood sugar levels during the day
- when peckish eat fruit or unsalted nuts
- if you treat yourself go for crisps or popcorn, not that it is healthy but anything is better than sugar heavy snacks

Kadafi39
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2187 posts since 30/10/09

18 Oct 2021 12:21
Good advice mist.
Banana chips, dried fruits, mixed nuts, yogurts have all helped me stay away from too much crap!
Sholto
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830 posts since 25/12/12

18 Oct 2021 13:09
Dried fruits & mixed nuts are all pretty calorie dense though? I've literally been using them for putting on weight lol.

Obviously they're healthier than cookies and chococlate etc. but if weight loss is your goal then you need to be in a calorie deficit. Fresh fruit is a good shout.
Kadafi39
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2187 posts since 30/10/09

posted 18 Oct 2021 14:30, edited 18 Oct 2021 14:30
They're quite calorie dense but they are low in carbs which is great for fat loss and nuts are relatively high in protein so not too bad to snack on.

A few nuts, dried banana chips, apricots, mango etc isn't going to massively affect your overall intake provided you are sensible.

Wouldn't say they are ideal for weight gain though, there's much better (and tastier) options if your goal is a calorific surplus.
pentonville
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1065 posts since 12/3/12

posted 18 Oct 2021 14:32, edited 18 Oct 2021 14:32
^^ Sholto… was going to say the same..

Nigel's fasting suggestion worked for me but like it was said, wasn't sustainable.

What I found to be a good compromise is only eating between 11am and 5pm, no sugar, wheat or dairy and just generally nothing beige, brown or yellow.
pentonville
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1065 posts since 12/3/12

18 Oct 2021 14:34
Caveat… this is applicable for my largely sedentary lifestyle
morning mist
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3704 posts since 29/5/05

18 Oct 2021 15:16
My advice was on getting rid of sugar cravings without having to quit everything "unhealthy" all at once, which is almost always what people can't handle in the long run.
JustinCredible
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2747 posts since 11/6/08

19 Oct 2021 20:56
Quitting the calories from beer / cider / wine on an evening is my nemesis
Hanto
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3545 posts since 30/11/09

19 Oct 2021 21:37
Chocolate is mine. Alcohol I can live without easy enough but sugar is the challenge.
LFC
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6047 posts since 14/6/11

19 Oct 2021 21:54
Appreciate all the suggestions. I’m guna start my running again and try and not eat a whole chocolate orange on each night shift. I eat a lot of fruit already but will try and sub some nuts in for the chocolate for sure.
maximus
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1803 posts since 13/7/06

20 Oct 2021 06:56
LFC get the myfitnesspal app, it’s free.

set up height weight etc, then stick in goal weight.

gives you your daily calories, makes eating much more mindful and when you see the actual calories of stuff you think twice.

silv
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251 posts since 26/1/12

20 Oct 2021 08:03
MyFitnessPal is great when used in the right way. Been doing a fitness plan with a pt mate and for me he’s recommended a 40/40/20 split of protein/carbs/fat, all for a set amount of calories. Dropped about 4kg in 6weeks whilst not losing much muscle mass.
pentonville
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1065 posts since 12/3/12

posted 20 Oct 2021 08:47, edited 20 Oct 2021 08:47
LFC wrote: try and not eat a whole chocolate orange on each night shift.

Mate good luck with that!! This really struck a chord with me because I used to do just 2 night shifts every month and I would go from eating practically nothing on the daily to sitting in an editing suite from 8pm-8am surrounded by the debris from every yellow stickered item I could grab at Tesco. I found keeping those hours to be incredibly unhealthy.
Rez
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9000 posts since 5/4/09

20 Oct 2021 09:15
Lost about a stone in 2020 when lockdown happened and then shamefully put it all back and then some this year Evil

Always find grapefruit juice helpful for kick-starting metabolism. Think the tough part for me is kicking a nearly daily drinking habit of a beer after work
Kadafi39
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2187 posts since 30/10/09

posted 20 Oct 2021 09:40, edited 20 Oct 2021 09:40
I cut out most of the beer and replaced it with either cider which has like 30% less cals or whisky on the rocks or a splash of water which has literally no cals.
padawan
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4534 posts since 27/6/03

20 Oct 2021 10:16
Worst - Test Positive for 'Vid this morning - Team of Painters in house - they Couldn't give a monkeys and are carrying on)
Best - Few Box Sets & DUNE all ready Smiling cough cough
Mr.X.
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3185 posts since 23/6/13

20 Oct 2021 10:26
RIP