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Old 08-06-2008, 03:01 AM   #2
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Location: Bangkok, Thailand
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S/C/G: 240/see ticker/140

Height: 5/3


Well, I've found cutting back carbs to be helpful - but I'm a lot heavier than you.

I'd suggest weightwatchers core plan as a pretty simple way of getting to grips with what you can/can't eat?

As I recall, you can basically eat whatever fish, poultry, meat, fresh veggies and fruit you want. You're supposed to be more sparing with bread, flour, fried food, actually I can't remember the details off the top of my head, but it's probably over in the WW forum. There's a lot to be said for that plan, I think - you don't have to do the whole points-calculating thing (which I couldn't be doing with), but you DO have built-in flexibility to be able to allow for unusual things like a cake or some wine or something, as and when. Check it out!

Beyond that, whatever your plan I'd say make sure you get a good breakfast in first thing to kickstart your metabolism - oatmeal, bacon and eggs, whatever is appropriate (I've always been guilty of that Fat Girl Cliche of not bothering with breakfast, or eating something crap) - and make sure you're drinking plenty of water all day.

(And, okay, I can't help myself - I do think that cutting back on carbs really helps. But that's just my experience. YMMV.)
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