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    Hi Maria Aya (nice new picture, I didn't recognise you for a minute, lol)
    I didn't know you're from Crete, because you live in Athens now I guess?
    I don't know exactly where I had all those milkshakes, but I've had quite a lot. (It's 12 years ago since I was there). I've had them at different restaurants in different cities. But not the ones they sell at McDonalds. Those are just typical McDonalds milkshakes and I like those, but they are nothing compared to the real greec ones
    However I'm not sure if milkshakes are really healthy when you're on a diet. Maybe they're a little too fat? But have one once in a while won't hurt I guess. Probably more healthy than coffee or wine

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moon View Post
    oops! Totally forgot that not all summers are like Europian summers

    Amulya, what's a GP?
    General practitioner, or just family doctor

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    Ah yes, dieting... gotta get back on track, it's more than needed now. But as it was said before by other posters, when your life is more stressful than you can handle, where can one find the energy to diet? Not to go into details, but the last year has been horrible and I just couldn't get back into it. I have lost about 25 kg already, I would need to lose at least the same amount!

    Maria, I didn't know you were from Crete? I've been there once, more to the East actually (I stayed in Kokkini Chani) and I really loved it. Of course, the beaches are nice, but all the history... fascinating!
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    Uugghh... that most vile, indecent four-letter word... the moment I even think of it I get uncontrollable cravings to eat huge amounts of junk food. As a result, the closest thing to a diet plan I follow is to not diet... I definitely eat more sensibly if I'm not depriving myself. Now, I'm as much of a junk-food lover as the next girl, but I recently realized that from the time I decided to start dance classes, and made some important changes in my eating habits, I haven't even had a cold. I also find that new addictions, uh, hobbys, tend to keep the weight at bay... I'm sort of the opposite of an emotional eater, I guess - if I'm busy with a new project or whatever, or during stressful times, my appetite decreases.

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    Hi all. I was on a diet last year and I have lost 30 pounds, but this year is difrent, I am stil realy chubby, and becaus mypersonal situation Iam not able to diet, a lot of stress is not helping. I am happy that it is hot, you do not want to eat whe it is so hot. I am trying to loos some weight well maby pizza from time to time,I am no angel.

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    'human hoover mode"
    LOL - I am so adopting that phrase! When I get PMSy I switch into that mode, too, particularly if I'm in the throes of a bad day at work. But I figure one or two days of "hoovering" and appallingly bad eating habits balanced by moderation the rest of the month is fine.

    [edit] that was odd - I was replying to Viv's post below!
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    I don't believe in dieting. I'm not a slim person, but I believe that restricting food and labelling it "bad" is bad for you psychologically, and I'm sure is one of the reasons why so many women have such warped views of food.
    I agree with you that labling food as "bad" gives you a warped view of how and what you eat. For me moderation is the key. If I'm craving cookies I can have a few cookies, just not the whole bag no matter how much I want it.
    For my own diet hurtles I have several. I like the flavor of many fruits and a few vegatables but not the textures. I love things made with tomato sauces for example but I can't actually bring myself to eat a slice of tomato. My daily food intake is typically very heavy on starchy, sugary foods because those are what I really like. I also tend to bing eat just before my monthy cycle starts, what I call the 'human hoover mode", where I just can't seem to get full. My work/home scedual is so crazy that we often are eating out which makes eating healthy hard. The last nail in my eating coffin is that I tend to want to eat mainly late at night, especially in our 110+ degree summers when the heat of the day makes food unappealing. All that adds up to what amounts to a pretty awful diet.
    What I found helped me keep my wieght under control was to try to limit my intake of food into smaller portions. If we order pizza for dinner I might have one or two slices. Then later on that evening I might have a third if I get the munchies instead of eating all three (or more) slices like I used to and then snacking on something like cookies a couple of hours later. I also found that weight watchers makes a double chocolate muffin that is wonderful. Just big enough to make you feel full, but not oversized, and it's rich enough to kill the craving for chocolate and sweets. I've found starting my day with one keeps me feeling full until around noon when I try to eat the biggest meal of the day. My craving for sweets tends to be less during the span of the day as well. The other thing that seemed to make a huge difference for me was drinking LOTS of water. I'll drink one to three 24 oz bottles of water a day.
    I do allow myself binge moments such as holidays or when we are on vacation. During those times I won't worry so much about what or when I eat, just try to keep the portion sizes small so I can sample lots of goodies. I darn near ate my way through Disneyland this weekend...LOL. Although there I'm pretty certain with all the walking it evened itself out pretty well *grin*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alaya View Post
    Hi all. I was on a diet last year and I have lost 30 pounds, but this year is difrent, I am stil realy chubby, and becaus mypersonal situation Iam not able to diet, a lot of stress is not helping. I am happy that it is hot, you do not want to eat whe it is so hot. I am trying to loos some weight well maby pizza from time to time,I am no angel.
    Hi Alaya:

    I hope you aren't down on yourself for not losing more weight this year. My goodness, you've lost 30 POUNDS :eek: !!! You are 30 pounds lighter than you were a year ago! That is nothing to sneeze at either! CONGRATULATIONS on your success!!

    Azeeza

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    OK, where was Nathan's Hotdog eating competition yesterday??? I could have downed 100 dogs in 12 minutes and look at Kobayashi's plate for more dogs after the 12 minute mark was up!!

    I swear, every one day out of PMS I can eat everything in sight and not ever feel full! It's disgusting too!

    Today is a new day though and I'm hoping my eating will finally subside!

    Azeeza

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    I sometimes wonder where I put my food. there are times when I can literally eat my way under the table. some of you may not agree with this but i find that downing 2 pints of water before my meal helps to stop me from over indulging.

    Hey by the way, is it true that dandilion tea helps reduce fat? and is it true that eating celery (not a big fan, me) helps too, cos apparently you burn more calories just chomping on the stuff than is actually in it ???

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