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Old 06-23-2012, 10:55 AM   #1
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advice needed

SO I have been bouncing around the scale the past couple of weeks...3 pounds up and 3 pounds down. On the days I am up (today) I am so upset and I "feel" so hungry. I want to eat everything in sight today...
How do I stop this vicious cycle? I am going to maybe make an omelette right now...I am frustrated for sure. Plus my coffee pot broke yesterday..no coffee this morning...
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Old 06-23-2012, 11:24 AM   #2
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Can you post a menu of what you usually eat? Are you still in induction or on going weight loss?
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Old 06-23-2012, 12:15 PM   #3
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You can pick up those little plastic cones for about $5. They actually make a lot better coffee than a coffee pot that cooks the stuff! Put in a little pointy filter, dump in the coffee (preferably fresh ground! ) pour hot water over it from a pan on the stove and excellent coffee in seconds with no worries about equipment breaking down.

As to the weight, frustrating as heck, I know! Been going through that again lately after breaking a two-month stall of gaining and losing the same three pounds.

What is your daily diet approximately? Can you post an example?
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Old 06-23-2012, 12:15 PM   #4
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No coffee in the morning would definitely upset me, regardless of what the scale said!

When this happened to me, the issue was calories. After I lost my first 80 lbs, I lost and gained the same 5 lbs for months. Then I realized that the problem was that I didn't have a sufficient calorie deficit to lose.

Even eating very low carb (which I always do), there has to be a caloric deficit to lose. I don't know your age, but this usually becomes problematic for women by the mid-40s when our bodies begin to slow down approaching menopause and just require less food.

I was actually post-menopausal when this happened to me, but my problem is that I didn't realize that my 80lbs 'smaller' body required less food. I fed it less and got to goal. Now I eat less than I ever imagined I could, but my 'body' is totally satisfied. It's my 'head' that wants to give it more food.
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Old 06-23-2012, 01:42 PM   #5
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Sometimes if you keep eating the same foods over and over OR the same calorie level over and over, the body stalls.

Maybe mix up your calories per day a bit. So, one day maybe you're at 1250 calories, then the next 1450, the next 1100, etc.

Good luck!!
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Old 06-23-2012, 02:09 PM   #6
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I think mixing it up is best as Happy has said. I hate stalls but they do happen.

It is also good advice about calories in calories out. If you do not burn more than you eat you will not lose the weight. I love to eat so I up my activity level more and more as I go along. I work out longer and do other things like take more steps, like the basic: Park as far from the door as you can when shopping, push in a basket from the farthest edge of the parking lot. Just staying active seems to get it done for me. Even with all that I still will have 6 and 7 day stalls but it just motivates me to work out more. And once the stall breaks the weight just starts flying off again. Hope this helps
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You can pick up those little plastic cones for about $5. They actually make a lot better coffee than a coffee pot that cooks the stuff! Put in a little pointy filter, dump in the coffee (preferably fresh ground! ) pour hot water over it from a pan on the stove and excellent coffee in seconds with no worries about equipment breaking down.

As to the weight, frustrating as heck, I know! Been going through that again lately after breaking a two-month stall of gaining and losing the same three pounds.

What is your daily diet approximately? Can you post an example?

I was going to say the same thing, get a cone. That cone shaped filter is a #2 filter. I've had a Melitta Cone for Years but I'm sure there are other brands out there. Use it when I only want 1 cup (not often as I use a Contigo travel container that's 16 oz. normally).
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