Elisha
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Elisha
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14 yrs, 9 mths ago

Weightloss

Just wondering if anyone has tried the Tony Ferguson Weightloss program or anything simalar…….I’d love to loose a few kg’s b4 we go away in 6wks.
Other than that any ideas or tips on weightloss?? (besides exercise)

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  • ElmoPlatinumElmo
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    13 yrs, 6 mths ago

    I think if you approach your mum and ask that she buys healthier alternatives to chocolate bars, she wno`t have a problem. Like the others mentioned, yoghurt is great, as is rice cakes/rice crackers, even just a cracker with cheese and seeded mustard on it (yumm!) will give you energy and nutrition – but without all the processed fat, sugars etc of a choccie bar. Although there`s no real need to cut out chocolate all togehter – there`s certainly nothing wrong with wanting to eat heathily – so may if you approach the situation that way to your mum, she won`t think you`re trying to eat less?

  • emms32PlatinumEmms32
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    13 yrs, 6 mths ago

    let your mum spoil you , but suggest that treats are much better when the sugar levels are low etc …
    there are many low gi treats your mum could provide .
    but you sound healthy 🙂

  • jennrachPlatinumJennrach
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    13 yrs, 6 mths ago

    Gb that`s really good advice and I agree completely about making healthy snacks. I find that if there is healthy food in the fridge I am more inclined to eat it rather than eat unhealthily…I am craving fruit right now. My school lunch box ususally consists of a wholegrain sandwich with spread (it has been 100% almond spread lately), an apple, pineapple or grapes and a museli bar. I usually drink water as most poppers are full of sugar. Prittykitty maybe you could request your mum to buy you certain snacks or foods that you like and are healthy. An occassional choccy is ok but I definately wouldn`t be basing your whole diet on processed or junk food. Sites like taste.com.au also have lots of healthy snack ideas.

  • Elle09PlatinumElle09
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    13 yrs, 6 mths ago

    Send the kit kats my way Pritty Kitty!! I`ll eat them for you, darl!!!

    No, seriously, I think you sound like you`re at a healthy weight! But I don`t think there`s a huge need for you to be worrying about how much you`re eating. Believe it or not your body really does need all that food for energy when you`re in your teens. I think you`re mum probably really worries that you`re not eating enough, so she wants you to have some nice yummy treats.

    As a teacher, I see heaps of girls in secondary school throw their lunches away or only eat half and the rest goes in the bin, because they think they are fat. And it`s the worst thing they could do! They end up suffering from migraines. They can`t concentrate. Their skin gets worse.

    I can really understand where you`re coming from Pritty Kitty, but your mum just cares for you soooooo much. Here are some ideas –
    1) Bake some nutritious, yet healthy snacks for you to take to school
    2)Maybe yogurt (there`s some really yummy flavours like cheesecake…mmm) with fruit in it
    3)Go grocery shopping with mum and show her some things you`d like instead of chocky!!

    BUT REMEMBER….chocloate will not make you fat! And I know I probably sound like your mum, but I believe in eating what you like but not obsessing over it. Everything in moderation.
    Look after yourself Pritty Kitty. I`m sure you`ll be fine!
    GB xoxoxo

  • prittykitty
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    Prittykitty
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    13 yrs, 6 mths ago

    I have a question: I`m not dieting, but I`m trying to eat healthy, have less sugar and stop eating when I`m full ( that`s tough!), but my mum constantly buys us chocolates (like a kitkat each tonight) and stocks the freezer with icypoles etc. I`m a healthy weight, but she`s a bit over, and with all the propaganda about the dangers of obesity i`m keen for her to stop sugar-snacking.When I was in year 7 I went through a dieting stage (read – stopped eating) and, though I`m older and wiser now i`m afraid that if I confront her about the food issue and tell her to stop buying stuff she`ll start watching exactly what I eat to make sure I`m not dieting and/or be upset and offended that i think she`s fat. I`m sure there are some mothers out there. what should I do?

  • WhaeePlatinumWhaee
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    13 yrs, 6 mths ago

    LOL @ Golden……your nomnomnoming is extremely cute hahahahaha! And you`re right too, those LCM bars are so addictive!! My hubby keeps buying them and I really need to find a way to just pretend they aren`t there!
    Good luck with your exercise program Miss Mary. Sounds like I am the opposite to you, I am mainly really good with my diet (as in sticking to the plan I`m on) but my exercise lets me down, sometimes even 30 minutes a day seems too much, really need to get my butt shaking. One of my friends loves coke too, it`s not uncommon for her to go through a 2L bottle of the stuff per day and although she is quite slim, she knows how bad it is for her and she`s also trying to kick the habit, the problem is though she doesn`t like diet drinks and doesn`t like the taste of coke zero – can`t say I blame her LOL.
    You are right about it being one step at a time (or baby steps as I call them hehe). You will get there as I will for sure – I wanna get back down to a size 10 though instead of an 8…at my height 173cm I look gaunt if I`m anything under a 10. Keep posting here as we`re with you all the way and I`ve found all these lovely ladies to be a big encouragement and help for me whilst on this current diet.
    Looking forward to hearing how you`re going xoxoxoxo

  • Elle09PlatinumElle09
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    13 yrs, 6 mths ago

    Oh LCM bars are the greatest!!!
    ……nomnomnomnomnomnomnomnomnomnom……. (that`s me scoffing one down now…I wish!!)

    MissMary!!! You`re brilliant! We all think you are wonderful for doing this!! We`re right there with you all the way, my lovely!!xo

  • Beauty ObsessionPlatinumBeauty Obsession
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    13 yrs, 6 mths ago

    good luck with your goals missmary 🙂 Like yourself I find it challenging at times with my diet. I have a family to cook for and it`s hard to please the whole family when you`re trying to restrict yourself from eating certain things. My hubby loves deep fried foods and complains when I buy the skim milks, soy milks and low fat yoghurts. I also tend to eat out of boredom as well and gravitate towards chocolates, cakes and other bad foods rather than eating fruit. I recently got a six week assessment from the gym I was going to and my measurements haven`t changed so I really need to make some big changes myself 🙂

  • missmary
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    Missmary
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    13 yrs, 6 mths ago

    IVe just started on an exercise program, found a great gym/personal trainer and am going 6 days a week. But I know my food lets me down. I tried diet factory and I didn`t really like it (might give lite n easy a go), tony ferguson works ok, but I am allergic, the soy shakes are ok but there are only like 3 flavours so that`s no good, weight watchers didn`t work for me either. I am addictied to coke tho, I know, I know. Its very bad and loaded with sugar and calories, I am trying to give up tho…
    It can be hard tho to buy fresh food and cook for just one. I find that fruit and veg go off quite quick.
    But exercise is the first step and as they say one step at a time…Size 8 here I come ;o)

  • Beauty ObsessionPlatinumBeauty Obsession
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    13 yrs, 6 mths ago

    well done on your weight loss whaee being near half way to your goal is a fantastic achievement. I wouldn`t worry about the LCM bars too much as you do need to give yourself little treats every now and then. I try to steer clear of the diet variety products as well. I recently read or heard somewhere that the fat free or skinny variety of foods actually make you crave more and hence you end up eating more and putting more weight on. I just say everthing in moderation 🙂

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