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Octopus37 Fri 09-Oct-15 07:59:21

I know a lot of people have seen me on here on various diet threads which I am quite embarrassed about, but I have decided to keep it simple on my latest diet..... eat less food..... I am past thinking about carbs, calories, free food, what is good for you etc - none of this has got me anywhere. I have had a bug this week so have felt a bit off my food, so have eaten less than usual and can feel results, I have also only eaten the food I really want, rather than eating things cause I think I should etc. Thinking along these lines has worked for me before, but I know I got slated when I listed what I had eaten in a day, but to me this is the key to improving my shape and wellbeing with a view to getting back to my old weight after a tough 18 months. Think I have lost about 3 pounds this week, but will double check in Boots later, onwards and downwards

Octopus37 Sat 10-Oct-15 11:29:12

2 pounds down, accept it will be slow but in it for the long haul. Would be pleased with 4 more pounds, delighted with 7 more and over the moon with 10 more. Have got a mini goal of 4 more off by the end of November

Blodss Sun 11-Oct-15 11:45:27

All diets cause you to "eat less" one way or another. Eating what you want when you are experiencing actual hunger is mindful eating and the only way that works for life. Good luck.

Octopus37 Sun 11-Oct-15 21:58:34

Thanks, yes I guess mindful eating (I did buy the Paul McKenna book a while back) is the same thing, may dig it out again as feeling quite pleased with how I am doing so far.

wanderingwondering Sun 11-Oct-15 22:05:16

Sounds good. I am trying similar-trying to make sure I am hungry for my next meal by consciously eating less at the current one.
Remembering that I will enjoy food much more if I am properly hungry before eating.
Small plate, dishing out a similar sized portion to the dcs and trying to think of processed snacks as 'not actually food' is helping.
I even said no to cake at a coffee shop today and just had a tea-and even though the cakes looked amazing I felt empowered rather than deprived!

TheWoodenSpoonOfMischief Mon 12-Oct-15 09:05:53

Octopus don't worry. I'm the same. Keep trying to lose weight and join threads but I can't keep it up
I'm limiting wheat and sugar and eating clean, but otherwise trying to eat 3 decent meals a day and snacking on fruit.
It's not easy but I'm really fed up of feeling and looking crap.
I am working on everything - hair, skin and body.
I've got a notebook that I've started using and I list everything I want to do by the end of the day and I tick it off.
I list food, exercise, chores, grooming and activities with kids.
I'm hoping to get control back in my life!

Thefitfatty Mon 12-Oct-15 09:14:47

I got to the same point as you. I can't do diets anymore, especially as I believe most of them are incredibly unhealthy. Now I'm just trying to focus on mostly eating healthy things, taking smaller portions when I can, and getting exercise.

TheWoodenSpoonOfMischief Tue 13-Oct-15 12:08:35

How are you getting on op?

ppeatfruit Tue 13-Oct-15 12:48:28

Agree that Paul Mackenna is the way to go Octopus I love it because you can go off it for a bit and as soon as your jeans start to get tight, you can go straight back on it and it works immediately!!! No disgusting low fat diet foods or CC YAAAAY grin

Blodss Tue 13-Oct-15 12:58:55

I started off mindful eating which got me back in touch with my body and now eat clean foods that are mostly plant based with small amounts of meat . I have lost a stone and a half and will do this for life now. For me it was realising that everything I put in my body will either help it be healthy or hinder it and cause problems.
pp from your posts I would say that you eat very healthily too.

Blodss Tue 13-Oct-15 13:00:50

TheWoodenSpoon I too am eating clean. Do you follow a thread on here related to that?

ppeatfruit Tue 13-Oct-15 13:07:56

Yup I do grin Blods It's the best thing I've ever done and I mean to carry on !! Do you want to start a new one?

Blodss Tue 13-Oct-15 13:20:42

Yes I really would pp. There doesn't seem to be a thread that relates to eating food that benefits your body. I know we all have different ideas but for me its generally wheat free, dairy free, refined sugar free and minimal processed food.

scatterthenuns Tue 13-Oct-15 13:22:18

I lost 7 pounds in 6 weeks this summer by simple cutting my portion sizes, so I'm with you OP.

My portion sizes were hideously big. Trying to keep up with massive, rugby-playing, eats like an elephant DH.

I'm still on the improved diet, but my weight seems to have plateaued at 9 stone. Any tips on keeping going?

(I know the answer is exercise, I'm just in denial)

Blodss Tue 13-Oct-15 13:28:48

How tall are you scatter?

ppeatfruit Tue 13-Oct-15 13:30:46

Yes I'm with your way of eating, Blodss I also follow my Blood type which makes soo much sense but a lot of people can't get their heads round it!!

scatterthenuns Look at Paul Mackenna I Can Make You Thin, (stupid title but brilliant book, CD DVD app.,etc ) with that you lose the amount of weight you need. I lost a fair amount of weight without doing any extra exercise. btw.

Blodss Tue 13-Oct-15 13:33:37

I have seen you on a few threads pp. Have had a brief look once on blood type but didn't really take it in as at the time I was just eating mindfully. However will have another look. If starting a new thread even means its just you and me then I think we should go for it. What do you think?

Blodss Tue 13-Oct-15 13:40:11

What should it be called, Clean Eating seems to be the buzz word of the moment doesn't it? Maybe Clean Eating Ish would cover it haha

ppeatfruit Tue 13-Oct-15 13:40:52

Yes why not?? grin I like supporting people grin There'll be a few disagreeers but I'm used to that!

It's funny how many people will change what they eat dramatically (and often unhealthily) for weight loss but not for good health !!!! It's called disordered if it's for health!!!

Blodss Tue 13-Oct-15 13:45:50

After getting my eating normal again (mindful eating) which took a few years I then wanted to really improve my whole way of eating. I have always been big on fruit and veg but realised that we really are what ever we eat and food is our medicine.

With regard to disagreeers, I can understand where they are coming from because its a journey and until you get to a point where you "get" that everything you put into your mouth is either going to cause you problems or nourish and heal you then it isn't always easy to contemplate.

ppeatfruit Tue 13-Oct-15 14:18:28

True it's annoying but it's life! The thing is that the BT has answers to allergy questions, and why the 'caveman' diet is great for some and terrible for others!

Blodss Tue 13-Oct-15 14:26:02

pp I have a page opened on The Blood Group now and am reading. If you have some better links for me to read I would be very grateful.
Have looked on MN and there have been lots of clean eating threads started but they don't go the distance. I will think of a title and start one and we can chat to each other instead of taking up this lovely ladys thread smile Feel free to pm me if you would like.

Blodss Tue 13-Oct-15 14:26:54

lady's. That should have read.

wanderingwondering Tue 13-Oct-15 14:32:17

I've just had a look at the blood type stuff and it does make a lot of sense. Particularly accurate when it described the anger issues that o types can get when hungry blush

Something that has been helping has been to restart my chewing gum habit-I had stopped buying it as I think it looks awful but have found that chewing it when I'm in the house cuts down on the 'roving for snacks' type behaviour! Not sure where it fits with the clean eating stuff but thought I'd share in case anyone else might find it helpful

Blodss Tue 13-Oct-15 14:54:44

Thanks wandering. I get the chewing gum thing but haven't had it myself for years and years.

Im blood type O and cant identify with the anger thing when hungry though. I actually can go for long periods without eating and then just have to have food lol!. Need to read more in depth about the O type as Im sure its not as simple as it sounds. pp will know more I am sure.

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