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Old 03-03-2009, 10:49 AM   #1
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Last night I went over my food diary trying to analyze the days I go over 1500 calories vs the days I go under. I saw a trend!

Often I take a bag of carrots (100 calories) with me to work. They sit on my desk and I snack on them at will. I eat about 1300 calories a day when I take the carrots and I eat about 1600 calories a day when I donít. I looked over 3 months of food entries and this really held up. I will take the carrots to work with me more often now!

What have you found that helps you keep your calorie count low?
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Old 03-03-2009, 11:07 AM   #2
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I eat less when I start the day off with steel cut oats with some nuts thrown in. If I start the day with something with sugar in it or flour, I'm toast for the day.
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Old 03-03-2009, 11:29 AM   #3
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I don't count calories, but I do better staying on-plan on days when I have a substantial breakfast with protein. And when I get my 4.5 cups of veggies in. Eating a little something every couple of hours helps to keep me from getting ravenous, which is bad news.
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Although I eat low carb, I eyeball my calories as well...what really helps for me is not eating at night....that makes such a difference for me...
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Old 03-03-2009, 11:30 AM   #5
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i eat more when i'm stuck at home doing nothing having either worked a night shift or on a day off.

i also eat MORE when i DON'T do any exercise. go figure.
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Old 03-03-2009, 02:20 PM   #6
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I find if I have eggs (or eggs subsitute) for breakfast I am full pretty much until lunchtime which helps a lot.
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Old 03-03-2009, 05:26 PM   #7
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I do better if I not just plan to make something for dinner, but do a little prep for it in the morning or the night before. Otherwise, I get home and think about how I could just go get a sandwich from Jimmy John's or something.
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Old 03-03-2009, 05:36 PM   #8
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If I don't eat breakfast, I binge later. If I eat over 1500 cals I binge.

it's weird. and sucks. haha. :P
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Old 03-04-2009, 11:49 AM   #9
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Ditto on the morning protein. In fact, more protein in general.
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I also agree on the high protein in the morning. In a real itme pinch I will eat 15-20almonds. It sounds like such a small amount of food but I swear it keeps me from being hungry for hours. I try though to do egg whites early in the day even if they have to go in the microwave.

I will also eat oatmeal in the morning with ground golden flaxseed in it, a couple of dried apricots and maybe 8-10 almonds.
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Old 03-04-2009, 12:10 PM   #11
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Hey, I also wanted to say that my mornings and early afternoons are seriously not a problem.

My problem is 3:00 to supper or even after supper. I try to go to bed by 10. Does anyone have any tips for this time period.
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Old 03-04-2009, 12:27 PM   #12
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That's the worst time for me as well. I have to use distraction tactics, Thighs. This is when I do dishes, call friends, make appointments, go off into another room with a book. If I'm at the office, I go to the on-site gym immediately after logging off my laptop. (I have a rule, you see: I am not allowed to go home without going to the gym.)
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You know I have been working out early mornings on the most part. I have been thinking to schedule my workouts in the evening though to see if it will deter my appetite.
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Old 03-04-2009, 12:43 PM   #14
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I agree with Wendy. I've noticed that I do so much better when I have my steelcut oats in the morning. I've also noticed that I do so much better when there is no junk/sugar/processed snacks in my house. I catch myself doing the mindless pantry or fridge search when I'm feeling a bit stressed. If the junk isn't there, I will usually just close the door and wander back to my desk.
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On weekends and on my work-from-home days (that's two days a week), I do work out in the morning, as you do. Actually, I prefer it, because then I get it done & out of the way & the rest of my day is clear. And if my day turns out to be crummy, well, at least I did that one good thing for myself, first thing in the morning, before it all went to h*ll.

For me, I don't think morning or evening workouts affect my appetite, either way. But the evening ones do take place during a time when I'm in need of distraction.

I don't know why, but that stretch from lunch to dinner is a hard one, even with a snack or two thrown in.
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