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What do you NOT do...

Personally, I'm one of those natural/whole foods people, so anything reduced fat, or sugar free I generally avoid like the plague. However, I know many here do the calorie counting thing where sugar free is what they like.

So I'm just curious- what do you NOT do, that it seems many other people do to lose weight?

Wed. Aug 1, 10:30pm

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I can't bring myself to eat low-fat cheese, it's crumbly and dry and just feels wrong. If I'm going to eat cheese I splurge and go for the whole-fat (good!) stuff.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007, 10:52 PM

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I don't avoid fat. If I want to sautee my veggies in butter I do. I am aware of how many calories I'm getting because I measure it out, but I eat it and I enjoy it. Same thing with salad dressing and cheese - I know how much I consume, but I like the stuff with fat in it - it's more satisfying to me to have some of that than a whole bunch of low fat stuff.

I am much more aware of what I'm eating and how much it's 'costing' me in calories and that because I desire to eat fat i have to make trade offs (usually less refined carbs which are also loaded with calories) and it usually means eating smaller amounts than I could if I ate less of it. It's worth it to me though...

Thursday, August 02, 2007, 12:14 AM

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1. I seriously do NOT eat enough veggies. I really want to eat more. I need to figure out an easier way to get them in, like making veggie soup once a week and eating it every day.

2. I do not get enough strength training in. I plan to change that very soon, as in tomorrow.

Thursday, August 02, 2007, 12:49 AM

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Well, as of this morning i have a new NOT.

I do NOT drink fat free milk.
I bought 2% yesterday because it was cheaper. And this morning at breakfast I was so full I couldn't finish my cereal. I felt so good about not forcing myself to finish, and just feeling nicely full. AND THEN I ate no snacks all morning because I was full! The extra calories in the milk totally were compensated by the snacks I wasn't compelled to eat. It was amazing!

Thursday, August 02, 2007, 1:59 AM

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I DON"T eat reduced fat anything. I am trying to avoid sugar but I do this by eating whole foods instead of pre-packaged. If I do, it's organic like Amy's frozen foods (where I can pronounce and buy the ingredients in the ingredient list).

Whole foods in their full fat and natural state fill me up faster and I eat much less. I've done the low fat thing and I was still starving even though the meals were bigger.

Thursday, August 02, 2007, 5:28 AM

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It's funny because I grew up on nonfat milk and still up to now I hate the taste of regular milk.

Thursday, August 02, 2007, 5:34 AM

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low fat milk

I agree - low fat milk doesn't taste good or fill you up. Eating "real" food is much better for you.

Thursday, August 02, 2007, 7:32 AM

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i don't do strenuous cardio. In the past I always forced myself to do lots and lots of high-energy cardio and ALWAYS got burnt out. I've listened to my body and figured out what I like to do and can stick with even through the rough patches where my "cardio" would've been out the window... Now I do Pilates and Yoga 5x a week and take a 45 min. walk (normal, not power) as many times as possible during the week.

Thursday, August 02, 2007, 7:41 AM

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I don't eat bottled diet salad dressings. I hate the flavor. I'd prefer to have a salad made with great ingredients and no dressing than eat that stuff. I do love salad dressing, though, so I make great homemade ones that are lower in fat and eat reasonable amounts with my salad, or I enjoy the really good stuff when I go out by ordering it on the side and not pigging out on it.

I don't give up real half and half in my coffee. I know how much fat and kcal it contains, and I count that as part of my daily intake. There's room in any healthy weight loss plan for little things like this that you enjoy.

Thursday, August 02, 2007, 4:22 PM

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i don't focus on losing weight, but instead pay more attention to becoming healthier. losing weight is an added benefit, not a means to a goal for me.

Thursday, August 02, 2007, 4:28 PM

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