AlainaNYC

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    AlainaNYC got a reaction from Raven in Night time binging?   
    Thanks for all of the advice - I have been told again and again do not eat when you are not hungry. I usually do not feel hungry until late afternoon - well this is what I thought. However, I think that I just do not think about eating and am so busy thinking about other things that I do not listen to what my body is saying - probably that it is time for a meal. I am always scared that if I eat in the early afternoon I will still eat too much at night and will just gain weight. So far on the whole30 I am learning that this is wrong. I have been having meals at 11am 3pm and 7pm and distributing my food more evenly has helped me eat less at night. I am still not super hungry around 11 - but I have some veggies protein and fat so when 8pm arrives I am not still hangry after dinner. 
     
     
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    AlainaNYC reacted to MeadowLily in Night time binging?   
    No one can replace the wisdom that  Tom Denham gave this forum.  Without further ado....
     
    "Most people lose weight during a Whole30. Eating only healthy foods tends to make that happen. However, the Whole30 is not a weight loss program, it is a health improvement program. It really works best if you focus on trying to improve your health and let the weight take care of itself.
    Therefore, it takes some trust on your part that this program is good for you and will yield good results. Unfortunately, if you focus on weight loss, you can mess up your Whole30 and either slow weight loss or hurt your health.
    The key to this program is eating as much as is recommended in the meal template. Eat breakfast within one hour of waking.
    If you try to speed weight loss by eating less food or less fat, it interferes with your hormones achieving a normal, healthy balance and often backfires. Here is a link to the meal template... http://whole9life.com/book/ISWF-Meal-Planning-Template.pdf
    Do not count points, track calories, or weigh your food. The replacement for that behavior is following the meal template and paying attention to your feelings. If you try to do both, you will fail at following the meal template and paying attention to your feelings. They may not seem your best choice now, but they really are what works for a lifetime of health and happiness.
    I lost weight with this program starting in May of 2010. I lost 2 pounds per month for 15 months in a row. I ate lots of food and was never hungry. I made the mistake of trying to speed the process by skipping some meals.
    Back in 2010, stepping on a scale was not forbidden. What I discovered is that I sometimes gained weight on days I skipped meals. I don't understand why. I also tried to speed weight loss by exercising more than usual.
    I would add a 5K run to my ordinary workout. That did not make me lose weight faster either. Finally after a few months, I settled down and just followed the program. I kept losing weight until I was down 30 pounds. I went from 215 to 185. 185 was my goal weight. I wondered if I would keep losing weight when I reached it. Curiously enough, I got down to 184 one day, but never lost more. I kept eating exactly the same, but stopped losing weight.
    Today, I weigh 195, but I am much more muscular than I was before. I have not had my body fat measured, but I suspect I remain as lean as ever, but when I started lifting heavy weights, my chest, arms, and legs got bigger. This program really works if you will let it.
    Just give it time."
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    AlainaNYC reacted to MeadowLily in Night time binging?   
    Breakfast, lunch and dinner do the body good. But what about a late dinner, midnight snack and middle-of-the night munching?
    Research consistently shows that people who eat late at night weigh more than those who eat all of their food earlier in the day. For example, people who eat most of their food at night have higher body mass indexes than people who eat earlier in the day, according to a 2007 study published in the International Journal of Obesity. 
    But what is it about nighttime that makes the fat pack on?
    Nothing Good Happens After 10 p.m.
    “Over the years, I have reviewed research that says that only the total caloric intake ingested over the day matters,” says board-certified bariatric physician Dr. Caroline Cederquist. “I think this is the real crux of the issue. At midnight, people will rarely make chicken and salad. They will eat ice cream or chips, the high-fat or high-sugar foods that our bodies store so effectively as fat.”
    In fact, in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition study, nighttime eaters ate 12 percent more calories than those who ate only throughout the day. And in the International Journal of Obesity study, nighttime eaters participated in more binge-eating behaviors than those who didn’t eat after dinner.
     
    http://health.usnews.com/health-news/health-wellness/articles/2015/06/26/will-eating-at-night-really-make-you-gain-weight
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    AlainaNYC got a reaction from nanners in Starting Whole30 tomorrow - Advice on PB and bread cravings   
    Hi everyone! I am starting the Whole30 Challenge tomorrow and am so excited. I eat pretty clean in general however I live with by bf who has a super quick metabolism and eats the same as he did when he was a kid (pb&j, kids cereal, etc.). I can usually stick to eating my clean paleo foods and resist the temptation... however, sometimes wheat bread and his skippy pb is hard to resist. I do have almond butter, but I tend to overeat it so I usually don't reach for it when the craving hits. I tell myself - no I won't open my almond butter but I will just have a bit of his pb. Not a great decision, I know. Any advice on how to deal with cravings for sweet nut butter and bread. 
     
    Thanks! 
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    AlainaNYC reacted to ashleyjane in April 1st Start Date - Support Group   
    Another April 1st starter here! Just made my egg breakfast and black coffee and am planning on doing LOTS of cooking today. I am using the week one meal plan from Mel Joulwan.
     
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    AlainaNYC got a reaction from IndustriousJoy in April 1st Start Date - Support Group   
    Hi everyone! 
    I am also staring the April 2017! It is going to be hard to not give into those bread and chocolate cravings but I know it will be worth it. I did the Whole30 a few months ago - and stuck to it on a vacation cruise! I lost a few pounds and felt so so much better (I have PCOS so loosing even a few pounds is rough). I am hoping to loose about 5 pounds, but my main goal is to get rid of that stupid emotional eating and night time binging. 
    So happy to have a community to get through this together! 
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    AlainaNYC got a reaction from IndustriousJoy in April 1st Start Date - Support Group   
    Hi everyone! 
    I am also staring the April 2017! It is going to be hard to not give into those bread and chocolate cravings but I know it will be worth it. I did the Whole30 a few months ago - and stuck to it on a vacation cruise! I lost a few pounds and felt so so much better (I have PCOS so loosing even a few pounds is rough). I am hoping to loose about 5 pounds, but my main goal is to get rid of that stupid emotional eating and night time binging. 
    So happy to have a community to get through this together! 
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    AlainaNYC reacted to IndustriousJoy in April 1st Start Date - Support Group   
    Boiling eggs, prepping produce, and organizing snacks (I will need them the first week--first timer!). Kids are snacking on tomatoes and canteloupe. What are you doing tonight?  Try not to binge!  Planning to mix in some grains but eat healthy-ish. 
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    AlainaNYC got a reaction from IndustriousJoy in April 1st Start Date - Support Group   
    Hi everyone! 
    I am also staring the April 2017! It is going to be hard to not give into those bread and chocolate cravings but I know it will be worth it. I did the Whole30 a few months ago - and stuck to it on a vacation cruise! I lost a few pounds and felt so so much better (I have PCOS so loosing even a few pounds is rough). I am hoping to loose about 5 pounds, but my main goal is to get rid of that stupid emotional eating and night time binging. 
    So happy to have a community to get through this together! 
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    AlainaNYC reacted to aprivero87 in April 1st Start Date - Support Group   
    Hi! I'm in! I'm also doing my second Whole30 from tomorrow 1st of April, and I'm nervous and excited. My husband will not be doing it because he likes his sweets and dairy too much, but he is very supportive and will be eating the same dinner and supper as me. The first (and only) time I did a Whole30 was last February as my pre-wedding reset and plans of losing weight before the wedding. I lost about 15 lbs and felt really great afterwards. I've kept eating quite healthy and losing weight until now, but lately I'm craving more sugar and I feel I need another round. Cheers, everyone! We can do it  
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    AlainaNYC reacted to IndustriousJoy in April 1st Start Date - Support Group   
    Hello!  Starting my first Whole30 tomorrow, too. I am the only one in my house doing it, though my husband and preschoolers are supportive (yes, even the kids).  Having a general fear of failure mixed with the hope of success. Main goal-- break the chains of overeating and become industrious!
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    AlainaNYC reacted to DianeD in Need fat?   
    Can I use chia seeds, flax seeds and hemp seeds as my fats? I am starting April 1 and trying to get my meals planned.
    Diane