Portion Control

By tgmore Latest Reply 2014-08-15 13:52:27 -0500
Started 2014-08-13 21:48:53 -0500

Me, I am a stress eater…so when it is tasty…how can I stop from going to get more servings…in denial that portions are important.

From >tgmore,,,,, I love to cook , go out,,, to eat. Ect♡♡♡♡

Tags: weight loss

8 replies

Glucerna 2014-08-14 14:48:54 -0500 Report

Would it be more helpful long term to find other ways to deal with stress that don't include food? What if you could be a 'stress exerciser' or a 'stress music player' or a 'stress napper'? ~Lyn @Glucerna

tgmore 2014-08-15 01:23:15 -0500 Report

I have hobbies, yes. They help. But I slip up once in a while and one slip up leads to another and one more bite . I will tackle this…I am just stuborn.

Glucerna 2014-08-15 13:52:27 -0500 Report

Everybody slips up sometimes. I think being stubborn is an asset, because you'll keep working at this until you find a solution. ~Lynn @Glucerna

Type1Lou 2014-08-14 08:31:33 -0500 Report

I used to love to bake and cook. I don't bake much anymore because sampling the stuff is just too much of a temptation for me. When I do bake, I try to find lower-carb recipes or ingredients. Almond flour, although expensive, is a good substitute for wheat flour and lots lower in carbs. Custards and cheesecakes may have significantly fewer carbs than layer cakes. Become "Carb aware" about all of the foods that you eat and set limits on the amount of carbs you allow yourself per day. As for stress, I find I can get lost in my sewing projects and sometimes forget to eat. I pour my energy into my projects and derived satisfaction (usually) with the result. Try to find something other than eating that helps relieve you of the stress…maybe just taking off on a brisk walk.
Wishing you well!

rolly123 2014-08-13 22:51:24 -0500 Report

I'm stress emotions eater I think I know porton but don't I lost weight lots of it in204 I weight was 500 I moved Florida and lost 250 I'm back up north and trying lose more I'm at 253 but I'm were I get sweets a lot it not mine but told can have it! I have hard time motivate me to exercise I walk in Florida I walked dog three times ! I'm starting learn eat diabetic so can get my number down! I love eat but listen to everyone here they give good advice and good reader hope u find coach

haoleboy 2014-08-13 22:29:17 -0500 Report

325 to 160 here.
I find it best to remove unhealthy foods from the house. If I am going to over indulge it will be on something healthy at least (usually almonds or walnuts)


tgmore 2014-08-13 21:57:04 -0500 Report

Back in 1993 I was 286lb ,,, my husband and kids watched me lose100lb back then.

It posponed my type 2 diabetes 10yrs. I have now been diabetic since 2003. Medication are pills. But I gained 20 to 15lbs back. Then 22 more lbs having quit smoking.
My hubby got me a tredmill for valentines my request. I have lost 20lbs. I am between 195 an198 lbs.

I'd like to lose another 20to 25lbs. But now I seem to be going no where. Even though I watch what I eat and excersise 4 to 5 times a week.2 hours each time. Who can coach me.

Type1Lou 2014-08-14 08:36:17 -0500 Report

You're on the right track. Take it one step and one carb at a time. For me, the key to control is limiting my carbs. For my 5'3" tall 65-year old moderately active female body, I limit myself to 120 grams of carbohydrate per day (around 1200 calories but I don't really count the calories, just the carbs)) I've been able to maintain my weight at 120 lbs and my last A1c was 6.6. There no "one right amount" of carbs…it depends on each individual. You're headed in the right direction and I have faith that you'll get where you want to go.

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