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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
Replies (41-50):
countrygirlkat
by Silver Member on Jan. 4, 2013 at 5:21 PM


Quoting Bmat:

I struggle with craving sweets. :(

Me too!!!!  Especially chocolate. 

Bmat
by Bronze Member on Jan. 4, 2013 at 5:37 PM

I managed to go withouth chocolate for about three months. I did fine, but the first time I was around chocolate after that I ate the whole thing.  :(

Quoting countrygirlkat:


Quoting Bmat:

I struggle with craving sweets. :(

Me too!!!!  Especially chocolate. 


RobynS
by Silver Member on Jan. 4, 2013 at 8:35 PM

I'd done a pretty darn good job of exercise in the last year or so. But I still need to work on food. Diet is 80% of the battle when it comes to weight loss. (I actually need to drop my body fat percentage--not my weight).

RobynS
by Silver Member on Jan. 4, 2013 at 8:36 PM

Do people actually still do jazzercise? Personally, I'm more of a Zumba girl. hehe :)

dancing

kellynh
by Bronze Member on Jan. 5, 2013 at 7:24 AM

I prefer Zumba. :) 

GwenMB
by Bronze Member on Jan. 5, 2013 at 11:35 AM

That is the problem with completely denying ourselves something.  Most things in moderation usually works better.  The key is understanding what moderation is - with chocolate, a serving is pretty small.

Quoting Bmat:

I managed to go withouth chocolate for about three months. I did fine, but the first time I was around chocolate after that I ate the whole thing.  :(

Quoting countrygirlkat:


Quoting Bmat:

I struggle with craving sweets. :(

Me too!!!!  Especially chocolate. 



Bmat
by Bronze Member on Jan. 5, 2013 at 11:40 AM

I hear you.  I saw a display of what a portion size was of foods commonly eaten, and I was shocked at how tiny a portion of meat was, for example, and cheese. 

Quoting GwenMB:

That is the problem with completely denying ourselves something.  Most things in moderation usually works better.  The key is understanding what moderation is - with chocolate, a serving is pretty small.

Quoting Bmat:

I managed to go withouth chocolate for about three months. I did fine, but the first time I was around chocolate after that I ate the whole thing.  :(


MamaBear2cubs
by Bronze Member on Jan. 5, 2013 at 2:06 PM

Yes,me also

Quoting sukainah:

I struggle with food, but I struggle with exercise more.


countrygirlkat
by Silver Member on Jan. 5, 2013 at 4:11 PM

I hear you there.  It can be hard to resist!

Quoting Bmat:

I managed to go withouth chocolate for about three months. I did fine, but the first time I was around chocolate after that I ate the whole thing.  :(

Quoting countrygirlkat:


Quoting Bmat:

I struggle with craving sweets. :(

Me too!!!!  Especially chocolate. 



Bmat
by Bronze Member on Jan. 5, 2013 at 6:06 PM

Same here. I find exercise boring.  The only exercise I enjoyed was aerobic dance and line dancing.  But I don't even do these anymore.  I've been trying to walk more.

Quoting MamaBear2cubs:

Yes,me also

Quoting sukainah:

I struggle with food, but I struggle with exercise more.



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