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How do you deal with your food issues?

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Um, yeah, I made one too...I'm talking about a resolution involving my relationship with food. Food resolutions -- whether it is losing weight or cutting back on sugar or battling that diet soda habit -- are among the top resolutions that were made less than 48 hours ago by millions of folks. Mine? To cook more than with the microwave (yes, that is totally another post topic).  

But as Guru Alicia points out, tackling a food addiction in whatever form isn't about dieting or restricting one food group or detoxing. It is pure math - figuring how many calories you are eating and how much you are moving your body. I definitely don't move my body enough and I feel it now. I need to stretch more in 2013. 

The cool thing for all of us? We live in an age where there are a gazillion and one (yes, I counted them!) ways we can track that calorie intake and get moving. My fave from those gazillion and one? The Lose It app...it helped both my husband and me get back to sparring weight, so to speak. Handy-dandy on your smart phone, just enter in what you ate and it will tell you how many calories it was - and how many calories you have left to eat in order to shed some pounds by a certain date.

And as for moving more? I just read that Jazzercise is making a comeback. There's DVD after DVD of Zumba fun or Tae Bo -- and you can always just walk in place, do jumping jacks and lift little weights while watching Top Chef or Project Runway (think of the TV show as a build-in timer!).

I am making this sound simple, aren't I? But I know and you know it isn't...however trying this system is much better than trying to avoid bread for the rest of your life or going on a kale-smoothie cleanse every three months, right? I'm going to give it a try.

Jazzercise, here I come!

Do you struggle with food at all? How do you plan get healthy in 2013? Anyone else love Jazzercise?

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by on Jan. 3, 2013 at 12:00 AM
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sukainah
by Gold Member on Jan. 4, 2013 at 9:19 AM

These are good suggestions!

Quoting Juniper53098:

A big part of being a healthy weight, though, is not about calories and portion size.  It's about eating healthy food.  Stay away from the processed foods.  If it comes in a box or a can, it's probably not good for you.  Stay away from that white bread and those crackers.  There's very little nutritional value in it.  If it lists "enriched" on the label, the nutritional value is almost nothing.


sukainah
by Gold Member on Jan. 4, 2013 at 9:22 AM
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Sounds like a good plan!

Quoting dusky_rose:

I try to eat healthier, but I love chocolate and am having a hard time limiting it. Also my DH refuses to eat healthy, so I struggle with that too. My plan is to walk my dog everyday and keep myself busy by having a goal to de-clutter my life.


.Angelica.
by Silver Member on Jan. 4, 2013 at 9:50 AM

as long as the junk food isn't in the house i do just fine but when it is here i have no self control. lol

BabyTeki
by on Jan. 4, 2013 at 10:36 AM
I struggle daily. I need something to kick my butt in gear.
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GwenMB
by Bronze Member on Jan. 4, 2013 at 11:38 AM


Quoting Juniper53098:

A big part of being a healthy weight, though, is not about calories and portion size.  It's about eating healthy food.  Stay away from the processed foods.  If it comes in a box or a can, it's probably not good for you.  Stay away from that white bread and those crackers.  There's very little nutritional value in it.  If it lists "enriched" on the label, the nutritional value is almost nothing.

I'd always wondered about the enriched flour, I hadn't realized, until I read that info, how unhealthy 'enriched' is for you!

GwenMB
by Bronze Member on Jan. 4, 2013 at 11:42 AM


Quoting abra:

No, we made the switch to eating less processed foods several years ago when our oldest was a baby and never looked back. For the average person, there is no need to count calories (which is a form of dieting) or go on se ial weight loss plans. Just eat real foods (with names you ingredients you recognize) in moderation, make sure your lifestyle is moderately active (taking walks, playing with the kids, healthy sex life) and you are all set. Stress free eating and living!

I need to lose weight & that's my plan. Seems easier than counting calories or points! Especially since I'm gluten free & figuring out points/calories is more complicated.

aidensmomma508
by on Jan. 4, 2013 at 11:43 AM
I eat more yay lol
MamaBear2cubs
by Bronze Member on Jan. 4, 2013 at 12:11 PM

I agree,we love our walks

Quoting Madelaine:

I do.  Lots of walks help.


alliesmom112
by Bronze Member on Jan. 4, 2013 at 5:10 PM

I am trying to change the way we eat all the way around. Less processed foods and more fruits and veggies all year around. 

alliesmom112
by Bronze Member on Jan. 4, 2013 at 5:11 PM

i don't do jazzersize but I do Zumba and love it 

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