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|You certainly can Mary. Sometimes our fires are nothing but hot air, but even that can help warm you up. We have a "cold" front moving in Friday...rain for the next 5 days. Sorry about the plants...you have worked so hard this spring, it just doesn't seem fair.
Smiley, I found my lost list. I am probably the one who tucked it away for safe keeping. I hear ya on the smoking...My last blood work and physical had my Dr grinning and I have a quit date set in stone.
Being a rabbit can be a good thing for a while, but yeah, it can get really old quickly. I have been using the King, Prince, Pauper diet and it has worked for me so far. I lost 60 lbs and have hit a plateau, but at least I am not gaining. I have been doing 1000-1100 to help reset my calorie burn vs weight gain set point, and am starting to see a loss of a pound or so each week . My Dr said adding 50-100 mg of Niacin (B3) daily will help to increase the HDL cholesterol levels and help me reduce the LDL (bad cholesterol) levels. You just need to make sure to take it right after a meal, or you will feel the OMG -Mother of hot flashes....
The theory behind the KPP diet : Eat a really good breakfast and eat til you are sated (eggs, toast ,cereal/oatmeal, juice, coffee/tea yoghurt and fruit. We even occasionally have bacon or ham).
Lunch is not as heavy, but filling (sandwich, salad/veggies,nuts/cheese.fruit, etc), and supper is light, (soup or salad ,chicken or fish). The final snack is a treat for being good, but you have to eat it at least a couple hours before bedtime...I have been treating myself to ice cream. in many different forms, and for the choco-holic that I am, they are all very satisfying and all under 200 calories. The brand is Skinny Cow.... https://www.skinnycow.com/products/icecream.aspx?utm_campaig...
The real secret is to not skip a meal and to only eat (slowly) until you feel full. Drink lots of water and green tea sweetened with stevia. Watch out for diet drinks and No carbonated diet/regular sodas.
Sometimes at supper, I am just not hungry, but on days like that, I make myself eat at least fruit and yoghurt or a salad. The calorie thing is important. The break down is roughly 400-500 at breakfast, 200 to 300 at lunch, 200 to 300 at supper plus under 200 for the dessert/snack reward. This works out to be 1000 to 1300 calories per day. Less than 600-800 per day throws your body into reserve mode...stores calories/fat rather than burning them and more than 1300 just sits there unless you are super active every day. Also, limit your salt intake as most prepared foods are high in sodium and that justs wreaks havoc on blood pressure and fluid retention.
As for exercise, every time you move, even just doing laundry, cleaning, gardening etc, you burn a few calories. I added walking, at first to maintain my sanity, and then because I feel better and sleep better. All the info from my DR, Jim's diabetes nutrition info and reading say that we should aim for no less than 6 hours nor more than 8-9 hours of sleep at night. More or less confuses our internal clock and induces cortisol production which encourages the body to store fat.
It has worked for me, and it makes me responsible and aware of what I am actually eating.
What I don't know is why books are written.