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I'm giving up chocolate, crisps and bread for Lent... hoping this will kick start my weight loss
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PlaymobilPirate · 20/02/2017 11:01

Anyone else in?

I'm also on a mission to up my steps (I've been using a pedometer app and on work days my step count is soooo low!)

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LisaAlexander · 20/02/2017 19:30

Great idea!

I'll stick with you on this one. I've already given up high carb and sugary foods, but can be emotional support if you'd like?

The trick I found to properly stopping is, slowly replace each item. If you try to do it all at once it can sometimes be too much of a habit change and thus it doesn't last.

I replaced "chocolate" with the no added sugar dark chocolate from sainsburys, then "bread" with flaxseed buns and then crisps with nuts.

Little compounding habits are how you go from nothing to everything - a bit like savings.

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PlaymobilPirate · 20/02/2017 21:17

Thanks Lisa 😀 I used to give up all 3 a few years ago - I'm a real bread lover though so that's probably the hardest for me.... first day after Lent will be a freshly baked crisp butty!!

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LisaAlexander · 21/02/2017 10:22

You've got to stick with your habits. If you binge after Lent then all the weight you lose will jump back on. Compounding habits!

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sandymcallister · 22/02/2017 15:45

Lisa, that is the most honest, real and best advice I think I've ever seen on here.

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PlaymobilPirate · 22/02/2017 20:18

Lisa you're absolutely right - I'd actually like to give up white bread for good as all it does is bloats me. :)

Day 1 and I chose a sensible lunch in a cafe when usually I'd have a massive white bloomer sandwich which i'd regret all day :)

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KatieKaboom · 22/02/2017 20:32

Not Lent yet, is it? But you're right not to wait. Your health is too important to be dictated by the calendar. And Lisa is spot on.

Bread is nice but reducing visceral fat is bloody amazing. Smile

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sandymcallister · 02/03/2017 16:53

Amazing PlaymobilPirate - (that was funny to type) Keep going!

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LisaAlexander · 02/03/2017 16:54

Thanks peeps! but also Keep going!

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