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Dieting again
Mon 7-Jul-14
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Aly
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You are doing so well Sue. I have just discovered Holland and Barratt deliver here! I wanted some supplements but was having trouble finding them here so am happy!

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Fri 11-Jul-14
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Only lost a pound, in about a Fortnight, but determined to do better. Think the problem, is my many Cups of Tea, have Semi skimmed in them, so will try Skimmed. Am down, but not out.tea

Fri 11-Jul-14
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wave  Don't lose heart Tina!  There are always blips and I am sure you will lose more next time.  And remember - YOU LOST WEGHT!!! - you did not put any on!!  big_hug

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Fri 11-Jul-14
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As Danuta said, it's still a pound off and not a pound on!  Could you not try alternating your cups of tea with perhaps sugar-free squash or even water?  I only drink one cup of coffee a day now, with water with a slice of lemon in it the rest of the time.  I might have a cup of tea perhaps twice a week.

If it's a hot drink you're wanting, how about sugar-free blackcurrant with hot water?

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I hate Sugar free anything , Sue, it tastes funny, and never drink Squash, anyway, but what I will try, because I am desperate to lose, alternating a Cup of Tea with Skimmed Milk, with a Cup of hot Water maybe with a slice of Lemon in it.

Fri 11-Jul-14
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Tina, you seem to have something sweet after every meal and with cream, why don't you give that up?

I'll try that again!

Sat 12-Jul-14
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I know what you are saying, TA but I am a Pudding Girl, perhaps I could do without through the Week, then allow a Pud at the Weekend. But when I put Cream, it is only a couple of Teaspoons, and my Puds are Fruit from the Garden, but it is the thin end of the Wedge, no Pun intended, so think I will try to do that.

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Fruit is healthy of course, we all know that.  But it is quite high in natural sugars (some fruits more so than others) - hence why I, as a diabetic, don't eat much fruit.  Certainly from a diabetic's point of view, berries tend to contain less sugars, so they are pretty much the only fruits I eat, and I don't have a huge portion.  And obviously it's best not to add sugar to them! (I never do anyway).

Have you tried using Elmlea instead of cream, Tina?  It comes in Double or Single versions, plus they do a Light version as well.  We have that and it tastes much the same as cream and it's less calories. 

Husband, like you, likes to have a pudding after his main meal.  He generally has a fruit yogurt though, sometimes as a treat I might make him a rice pudding or an apple crumble, both of which I only have a very small portion of.  Other than that I rarely have puddings.  When we were getting so many strawberries off our plants (they've more or less finished now), I was having 5 or 6 after my main meal - just on their own, no cream and certainly no sugar.

I don't normally eat breakfast - never really been a breakfast eater - might perhaps once or twice a week have some Greek yogurt with a few berries.  And maybe once a fortnight on a Sunday we might go mad and have a bacon sarnie!

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I just never thought about the Calories in Fruit, have been eating lots of Strawberries, with having so many in the Garden. I think I might give the light Elmlea a go too, as life would not be worth living without some sort of Pudding.  I just know I would fall by the Wayside if I tried to do without.  I lost two Stone, two years ago, still eating Puds but a small portion. Afraid I have a very sweet Tooth, the sort of person who would always prefer sweet things, as am not a Meat eater. But my Eyes have been opened in more ways than one, and will put my new Knowledge into Operation.wave

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No you don't have to go without your favourite things, Tina.....even my nurse (who's doing a great job of keeping me on the straight and narrow) said to make sure we have a treat now and then.  She knows, as do I from bitter experience, that denying ourselves altogether the things we really like will end up causing our downfall.  But we do have to make sure it is only now and then!

The sad but true fact is that, if we really want to lose weight, we have to cut back quite drastically on the things which are high in calories, fat or carbs.

I haven't really got a sweet tooth anymore, as a result of having to cut out sweet stuff because of the diabetes.  Even before that though, I always preferred savoury to sweet stuff.  My own personal love and great danger area is cheese and crisps, I could virtually live on them (although it wouldn't be a long or healthy life if that were the case big_laughponder).  I get around that by simply not buying crisps....if I bought them for husband, I would end up eating them....if he wants them while he's at work, he buys them himself while he's out.  Cheese I do still buy, but a lot less than I used to.....about two thirds less actually.  And I just don't buy the kinds of cheese that I really love and simply couldn't resist if they were in the fridge.....like blue Brie or Roquefort (shut up and stop torturing yourself, woman!!big_laugh).

Dieting is hard, Tina.....if it was easy there'd be no fat people!!  But if our resolve is strong enough, and with the support we all give each other here, we can do it.

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Mon 14-Jul-14
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Fasting today! Have reduced my coffee down to just with breakfast too. Have done lots of reflecting on all this and am comfortable with where I am. If I lose weight that is great but so is maintaining. The main thing is I rarely binge now which is great. I agree with never banning anything you really like but have found lately the things I thought I could not do without I do not want so much! Life really is one long lesson!

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Could not agree more, Aly, since cutting down on Butter , I find putting more than a scrape on now tastes too greasy.  Same with Sugar, the less you use the less you need.

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Interesting article in the Daily Mail this morning by Dr Michael Mosley, that man who puts himself through all sorts of eye-watering diet/exercise experiments on TV (he wrote The Fast Diet).  He says that modern research has found that saturated fat (e.g. cream, butter, meat, oily fish) is far less harmful than sugar and carbs.  I know for a fact that carb-heavy foods such as bread or pasta push my blood glucose level up quite alarmingly, one of the reasons why I severely restrict them in my diet.  So I'm not going to feel guilty about using butter (on veggies or on crispbreads, not bread!) or cream (in sauces, I rarely eat puddings).

Link to the article here

(I hope I've done that right, I'm not very good with linky things!!embarassed)

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Linky thing works perfectly.  I have always used butter, margarine seems to be just a molecule away from plastic.  I would love to have proper 'dripping' available too but since I eat very little meat and no beef at all, that isn't likely.

I'll try that again!

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wave Quite agree with you both, margarine is just awful and if you take care with the amount of butter you use, it will be fine!   I too, do better on a low carb food plan.  And I am so glad the thinking on eggs has changed and they are now deemed healthy fare!!

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