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1/29/20 2:41 P

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Hi Carol, I'm glad to read your post - I wish you best of luck to rezooming!

Rachel, congrats to your success combining BLE food plan with spiritual fasting, I'm hapy for you.

I haven't been active here lately, but I stuck to my BLE food plan, in good compliance all days (except one), and the reduced portion of cooked grains did the trick. I'm feeling better and my weight is close to my goal center weight.
I'm very busy at work, and I'm feeling under the weather, low on energy. I take a day off on Friday and Will Do Nothing. I'll pretend (to myself) I'm recovering from illness and will stay in bed most of the day, reading and meditating. I hope that will replenish my energy levels.
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Edited by: KRISZTA11 at: 1/29/2020 (14:47)
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Maintenance Lessons Learned:
-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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1/28/20 4:29 P

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@4DOGNIGHT Hi Carol! Good for you for getting back on track - are you doing the actual Rezooming program or just following the plan on your own? I do think it takes your body some time to get used to it again when you've gone off plan for a bit - just give yourself a chance to adjust again, stick to your guns and your body/brain will soon adjust to the program again. Keep us posted on how it's going over in the "Chat Room for 2020," and let us know how we can help you! emoticon

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hi, everyone. I'm rezooming and it is so much harder second time around. I will try to participate more. Carol

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1/20/20 11:30 A

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@KRISZTA11 Glad you hear you've found an adjustment to your plan that's working for you now - knew you could do it! emoticon

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Hello everyone! My latest and I think my last update on integrating a spiritual food fast within my BLE journey: During the fast I dropped about 12 pounds overall. As I began eating again I began to quickly put much of this back on - first day added 1 pound, second day added 3, third day added 2, and yesterday added 1. Today I have maintained at yesterday's weight, so I think my body has finally stabilized again. I was looking at my previous weigh-ins, and if I had just been doing BLE this whole time I believe I would be at about 192 pounds today. My actual weight today where I seem to have stablized is 190.1. So I'm pretty happy with that, and will continue on my merry way with the BLE weight loss plan (which I've been following again since coming off the fast, with a little extra compliant food at times). In the past when I've participated in a liquid fast like this I have always gained all the weight lost back afterwards, and even gained slightly. This time I have come out ahead, so I am very grateful for this! Again, this was a fast for spiritual reasons and not as some "lose weight quick" scheme, however in the context of my overall weight loss journey it is helpful to know that I can still periodically participate in something like this and not have it completely derail me from my overall goals. emoticon

Hope everyone is having a good week and that you're not getting too much snow these days. Let us know how we can be supporting you!

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1/18/20 5:00 A

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Rachel, congrats to your success with the fasting, and to your smooth return to ble food plan!
it is great you developed your gratefulness and compassion towards those in need.


Marilyn, I'm glad the bootcamp is going well, and you find the facebook group helpful.

I had a good BE compliant week, cutting dinner carbs makes it easier for me,
My weight is now quite close to my maintenance center weight, and ! don't think of food between meals : )
I'm super busy at work, so need to cut down my SP time.
I'll be around less, but keep checking in on this message board,
participate in the maintenance team's challenge, and coach a SP friend in another team.
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Maintenance Lessons Learned:
-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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1/17/20 3:09 P

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@Marilyns481 Hi Marilyn! Glad the Boot Camp is going so well for you. :-) So far so good with coming off the fast, I'm already up one pound but I dropped about 12 while on it, and I know from experience that you always gain a few back when getting back onto regular food, so I'm expecting that. I just hope I don't gain too much back, but I'm also not overeating this time which I have tended to do in the past (you get so excited to be eating again, you want to eat everything!). My lunchtime salad yesterday tasted like the best thing in the world to me, lol! ;-) I'm just going right back to the Weight Loss plan, which is working fine so far. I'm so glad to have this BLE plan to come back to and get me back on track again. I'm still a little low on energy but I expect that to bounce back pretty soon. On a more serious note, though, fasting does make you realize how difficult it can be for those who are struggling to find food each day, and so very grateful for what we have. Spent much of my fast praying for people in need and donated to a group that cares for the homeless. The saying is so true, "you don't know what you've got until it's gone." As difficult as it is, I always appreciate this time of year and the lessons it brings me.

Anyway, back on track now with BLE. I'm hoping to meet a friend for dinner tonight at a Syrian restaurant and have some chicken kabab and baba ghanoush (eggplant dish). Then I need to go grocery shopping to make up for last week!

Hoping everyone is doing well, please check in and let us know. I am going to try to reread the chapter on Cravings this weekend so I can contribute my thoughts. :-)

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Morning everyone - hope you are all well and staying warm

@KRISZTA11 - haven't heard from you in awhile hope you are ok

@RAAISREADY - the official facebook group is large isn't it - but it is a good resource for things that you might want to ask or recipes. There are also a couple of facebook groups that have great recipes. I find them helpful but I also am doing a Boot Camp which has a private facebook of only 400 members so is a bit easier to handle. How did you week of fasting go. I know that if I fasted for 7 days and if the fast was completely different from how I am eating I would find it difficult to get back on track. But I understand doing it for religious reasons

Starting week 4 of boot camp - loving all the modules that come with it - lots of useful information.

Would like to have comments on the chapter in the book on 'cravings' = so lets hear how you handle cravings and what you think about what she shares in the book about them.




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1/15/20 3:04 P

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Hi Marilyn! Glad the Boot Camp is going well for you! I actually didn't sign up for the Boot Camp, I just joined the 2 public BLE Facebook groups that are open to anyone. Lots of activity and helpful tips. :-)

I just forwarded info about BLE to a good friend of mine who has been struggling with his weight for years now. I'm hoping he decides to try it, if so I will definitely invite him to join our Spark team as well.

I was just catching up on Susan's weekly vlogs and I highly recommend her New Year's Day vlog on Three Things that Matter More than Your Goals - so good, and applicable to more than just food goals. I think I might share it with some friends of mine, just for the general wisdom on goal-setting that it offers. :-D

Hope everyone is having a great week so far! I am finally on the last day of my church's liquid fast, reeeaaallly looking forward to my meals planned for tomorrow! (and I've already written them in my new planner!) I'll let you know how it goes getting back on the wagon.

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Morning everyone - hope you are all doing well and not suffering to badly with the cold. We are still under a very cold artic front and am looking forward to it warming up

@RAAISREADY - good job on joining a boot camp - I am starting my 4th week of it and am happy that I decided to do it. Love the private facebook group that comes with it and 12 of us from that group which has just over 400 members have joined together and it is helping to get to know others better that are doing this program.

@KRISZTA11 - how are you doing - hope to hear from you soon

Have released another 2.6 pounds and since starting BLE on November 5 2019 I have released 22.2 pounds - am so happy about that. Need to make sure my weight ticker shows the correct amount lost.

Keeping a food journal is so important just as 3 meals and no snacks are. Have never eaten so well

Look forward to more members here stepping forward and sharing with us

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1/13/20 5:09 P

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I just signed up for the BLE official FB page and the recipe page - looking forward to getting some new meal ideas! I love the simplicity of having the same foods each day, but after a while my taste buds start to revolt and crave something different. I think the workable model for me is to have most of the same foods during the week, but experiment with new things on the weekend - this would work best with my schedule, and hopefully keep my taste buds happy as well.

I still prefer having this smaller group, however - I can't imagine posting updates and getting feedback like this with a group of over 22,000 people! But if we can get a few others to start posting regularly to our group, I think that will be perfect. :-) I believe STP recommends groups of about 8-10 people as ideal, but I think even 6 active people would be great.

My main BLE goal for this new year is to get consistent again with logging my food every night for the next day. I got away from this over the holidays and I'm realizing now how, even though there's more automaticity now, it's still important to log every day to avoid certain pitfalls (I posted more about this on Marilyn's group page). I've seen a few BLE planners on Amazon for $10 or less, if anyone is looking for one (just type in Bright Line food tracking).

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1/12/20 3:12 A

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Thank you for your kind words, Rachel!
I fully agree with you about personalizing the program individually.
We respond differently to difficult times.
I know Sparkers who need to relax rules and allow more or different food when dieting (or life) gets hard, before getting back on track. Rigidity makes things worse for them.
Others (me included) thrive on simplicity, repetition and automation. For us, the less deviations, the less struggles and the more happiness.
I'm doing well, and it feels easy again.

Marilyn, it is great you joined the official boot camp and the facebook group, I hear the best things about them. I'm not a member in any of them, as I'm OK most of the time when left to my own devices.

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Edited by: KRISZTA11 at: 1/12/2020 (03:15)
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CET (Europe, Hungary)

Maintenance Lessons Learned:
-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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Thought I would check in. Am doing well following BLE and loving it. I joined a Boot Camp 3 weeks ago - it is expensive but I applied for a scholarship and was able to get it down to $97 which is affordable.

The modules that come with the boot camp are worth it - they have helped me during the past 3 weeks. I also find the Official BLE Group on facebook is a great resource though with over 19,000 members there is a lot to follow. But now that I am doing a boot camp I am on a private boot camp group which has just over 400 members which is easier to handle. I am enjoying able to connect with others as to what they are eating in the day, different recipes and just plain encouragement.

Are any of you on the facebook group or doing a boot camp?

Am also working cutting back on computer time as I have been spending more time on it than I would like. So i will be around and will check in often especially if there are messages to read.

Look forward to hearing from everyone



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1/9/20 5:09 P

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Hey Kriszta! So good to hear from you! :-D I'm sorry you've been feeling discouraged, this has been a difficult season for all of us so please remember you are with friends here and we are always here to support you, through the good times and the bad. emoticon

I'm glad you were able to figure out a balance again to get yourself on track. I think it's really important that we listen to our bodies and what we need in any moment, because it is going to vary at times. It's true that you can power through and ignore the signs and trust that you will see a light at the end of the tunnel, but that really only works when we have the willpower and abundant support to power through all those stressors (and we can find our joy greatly diminished in the process). Or we can listen to our bodies, and on those days when we're a bit hungrier, maybe we allow that extra bit, because it's just what we need at that moment. Maybe for some people that would be a trigger to binge, but maybe for some it might stop the binging because we're not spending so much will power on trying not to binge. I don't know which is the case for you, but just something to consider. :-)

I don't think we talk enough about individualizing the program to work for each one of us with our unique needs. We all start in the same place for guidance, but the program also says that adjustments may need to be made for each person's individual needs. I think it takes time but eventually we need to find that difference between unhealthy, stressful denial and a healthy denial that yields long-term results. I don't know your unique situation, but I believe as you continue to tweak your program to see what works to help you stay on the program, you will continue to be successful and will figure out what will help you binge less in the future. emoticon

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Hoping to see you in Marilyn's new group as well! (see her announcement and the link on the old page...)

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Hi Rachel, I'm so glad to see your post!
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Wow, you did really great at Wendy's, it is remarkable that you modified your plan for the better. Thank you for mentioning Rezooming, that's a very helpful concept.

I had 2 more bad food days and felt really discouraged,
I even stopped checking in to SP for a few days,and considered taking a few week's Spark Break.
Gained 2-3 pounds, but I was more disappointed by the recurrence of binges, and the fact that -unlike past 3-4 years - I still didn't lose the 3-4 pounds I had gained during summer.
I cut out cooked grains from my dinner plans, now it is only legumes, olive oil, lots of vegetables, fruit and 3 super tiny pieces of NMF (no sugar no flour but discouraged on BLE food plan)... it did the trick, my eating is back to normal (that is, 3 meals only, nothing in between, no sugar, no flour).... and pesky cravings and desire to overeat and mental chatter are GONE.

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Goal weight:
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Maintenance Lessons Learned:
-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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Hey Kriszta, Happy New Year! :-D I can very much relate with your post below, I'm finding I can go for days being completely fine with following the plan, but once life starts to get busier or more complicated I find myself more tempted to break my lines, and the more I give in to them, the harder it is to make better choices the next time. Most of the time I have done pretty well to not give in to those cravings - for example, going off plan, but having more of a BLE food rather than something with sugar or flour. Even some days lately where in my head I've given myself complete permission to just go ahead and cheat this once, when I get to the point I still end up making an ok choice and not a terrible choice, lol! (example: I had failed to plan for dinner, I was exhausted and hungry, and just decided I would go to Wendy's and get a hamburger and fries and maybe even a chocolate shake - just everything bad! But when I got there, I ended up ordering a full size salad with grilled chicken, with a small fries on the side. Still not great, but still ended up being a mostly compliant meal - the salad and meat were the right proportions, I didn't use the dressing because the salad included avocado, no sugar or flour. Just the french fries were extra and included too much fat.) I was also getting to that time of the month, so I think I need to watch this time going forward (strangely though I have not been craving chocolate like I used to...).

All this to say, you are not alone - there will always be days of struggle where we will need to maybe make the most of a less than perfect situation. I'm so glad to hear that you keep going back to your bright lines, though, because you know they work for you. I think this is an important realization that helps us to keep getting back on track. I have been watching some of Susan's vlogs recently on "Reboot/Rezoom" and it has been a great reminder to be kind to ourselves when we struggle - no one is perfect, but this is about living for the long-term and not for any single moment. So we need to know how to live with ourselves when we struggle, as well as when we succeed. Having a healthy perspective on this is what allows us to get back on track again so quickly instead of wallowing in shame and negativity.

I know you wrote your post a few days ago, I hope you are still doing well to get back on track. Also hope to see you in Marilyn's new group! :-)

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Hi team,
I had a bad food day yesterday, it was like turning a switch, after a chain of challenging food and/or emotional situations, boom I was back at my worst eating behavior.
If I would continue to behave that way, I would gain back all the weight and more... but I don't.
Back on track since 2 pm yesterday. and I know what to do to stay on track: be 100% compliant with Bright Lines - and it will be easy again.

I'm a 6 on the Susceptibility Scale = when I'm at my worst eating behavior.
Usually I'm 100% compliant with the 4 Bright Lines - and I live those days as if my susceptibility was only 0 - 1. On these days it is easy and pleasant to stick to Bright Lines, I don't even think of eating anything else. If someone offers me any unplanned food, I just say no, and that is easy too.
I can even tolerate a small amount of PLANNED sugar/flour-containing food at the end of a meal.
But as soon as I start eating between meals, or unplanned food, or a substantial amount of sugar or flour... my susceptibility is back up at 6, and I'm powerless in face of food again.
That sudden increase of susceptibility is hard to manage.
Because, when I''m at my best eating behavior, it is so easy to say NO to unplanned food, I imagine it will be easy to STOP eating unplanned food too.
Well, it may be easy, once. Maybe twice. But with each bite I may cross the line, and provoke my worst eating behavior with the resulting high susceptibility and vicious circle.
Now it is time for me to admit I'm highly susceptible to sugar and flour and I need to follow Bright Lines rigidly.
And use Susan's mantras:
"Don't eat, no matter what.
No matter what, just don't eat." .... (any bite that's not n my food plan)
"That's not my food. That's poison to me." ("They warp my mind with cravings and obsession.")

Another great tip from the book for special occasion eating when I can't measure my food.
"Typically the salad and vegetables won't be large enough and the protein serving will be too big. Ask God to help you see clearly or invoke your own highest, most honest nature." ... then separate the amount on my plan, and remove the rest off my plate.
She also suggest to imagine I'm in a food weighing contest, really trying to get it right!


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Maintenance Lessons Learned:
-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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Hi dear Team,
this is to let you know that I had planned to create a BLE book reading challenge for this team, but it will not happen, as I don't want to duplicate efforts:
@MARILYNS481 set up a new team to support readers of the Bright Line Eating book, it is very well organized, and I recommend it to everyone who wants to read and discuss the book.
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Here is the link to the new team:
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See you there if you are interested!

I'll continue to check in here too!
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Edited by: KRISZTA11 at: 11/30/2019 (04:48)
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Goal weight:
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CET (Europe, Hungary)

Maintenance Lessons Learned:
-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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Sheila, I love the quote Focus on the bright lines, and youll lose the weight; Focus on the weight and youll lose the bright lines. So true!

Tessa, I too find eating out difficult, and I rarely do it.
When I do, my success entirely depends on planning what I'm going to eat, and stick to that plan.
If I have a good plan (preferably based on online menu) and I follow it, it is very easy and I leave restaurant satisfied, proud and happy.
If I go without a plan, or I abandon my plan, I usually lose control and leave the restaurant annoyed, in food coma.



Edited by: KRISZTA11 at: 11/23/2019 (04:34)
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Goal weight:
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CET (Europe, Hungary)

Maintenance Lessons Learned:
-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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hi, Marilyns - Im also glad to see messages!
Ive come to believe that quote - Focus on the bright lines, and youll lose the weight; Focus on the weight and youll lose the bright lines. That approach really helped me change my mental focus from the number on the scale to the specific behaviors I want to change. Its powerful!
Sheila

Update: I am refocusing my energy to get to a normal BMI. Ive hovered and maintained just above for some time. Now, Im adjusting my goal down about 10 lbs. Well see if my body is willing to let go of it. ?? Either way, I am at peace and will continue my journey toward health.


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Afternoon nice to come and read some messages here.

@TESSABROCK -nice hearing from you - you mentioned you are experimenting with BLE - do you have the book? I got the book Nov 1 (Friday) and decided I would 'play' with the program till Tuesday November 5 when I would officially give it 100%. I make up my food plan the night before, then in the morning I just tell myself that I am doing this food plan just for today and that I can do it for one day - and I do. I have been doing that now for 16 days and all is well. Have now lost 13.9 pounds and feeling so good. So if you have the book take time to read it even if it is just one chapter a day, make up a food plan for tomorrow and then stick to it just for the day - that way you will build on the foundation

@JUNGLEGIRL8 - eating out can be a challenge - it was that way before I started this program and even more so with going no sugar. But it can be done. I don't eat out much anymore either but in the last 16 days we have done it about 3 times and before each time I knew where we were going to eat so I first searched the internet to see if I could get their menu on line so I could make a good choice before I got there. I have also called 2 different restaurants sharing with them that I was coming there for a meal but had health problems that don't allow sugar or flour (that is the truth as these foods have damaged my body a lot) and they were very helpful and I was able to get from them a list of foods that they would make up for me - so it doesn't hurt to phone ahead.



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Hi, Tessa -
I dont eat out nearly as much as I used to but I can usually find some kind of protein and vegetable. I usually have to tell them to leave off bread or other sugar/flour substance (sauces or glazes). I often request double order of vegetables and bring a piece of fruit in my purse (for lunch).
After you get used to it, this is a really easy way to eat! Good luck!

Update: I am refocusing my energy to get to a normal BMI. Ive hovered and maintained just above for some time. Now, Im adjusting my goal down about 10 lbs. Well see if my body is willing to let go of it. ?? Either way, I am at peace and will continue my journey toward health.


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Hi, I'm just experimenting with BLE at the moment. Seeing if I can make it work in my situation. I'm eating out twice this week (very unusual for me) so trying to work out what to eat or maybe just eat anything.....
I'm listening to the cook book on audible at the moment
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Krista looking forward to you setting up the thread re reading a chapter at a time with the group - looking forward to having many members participate on that

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Good am,
Ive loaned my book out but would still be happy to follow along and contribute to discussions here. Thanks for offering.
Sheila

Update: I am refocusing my energy to get to a normal BMI. Ive hovered and maintained just above for some time. Now, Im adjusting my goal down about 10 lbs. Well see if my body is willing to let go of it. ?? Either way, I am at peace and will continue my journey toward health.


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Hi Bob, Sheila and Angie, it is so good to see your posts, I'll check in here too!
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Is anybody interested in a group reading of the Bright Line Eating book?
If yes, I can set up team message boards to discuss it one chapter at a time, maybe one chapter per week?


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Maintenance Lessons Learned:
-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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Hi Marilyn --

(1) are you new to following BLE -- I'm a wanna-be. Like the idea, but finding it too hard to deal with ITRW at present
(2) are you in maintenance -- no, I've put on 20 pounds due to a health crisis
(3) are you interested in coming regularly to share comment on how you are doing -- will try to check in regularly. Wish I could access the same content on the phone app as I do online.

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Hi, everyone -
1) new to BLE - no. I started Jan 29, 2018, thinking that maybe I could lose 20 lbs, but not having much hope. Much to my surprise, I followed the program and lost 70 lbs by Fall 2018. I have fluctuated within the same 6-7 lbs since then.
2) I am not on maintenance. I am close but still have 7 lbs to be at a normal BMI and about 15-20 to be at an ideal weight.
3) yes - I am interested!
Sheila

Update: I am refocusing my energy to get to a normal BMI. Ive hovered and maintained just above for some time. Now, Im adjusting my goal down about 10 lbs. Well see if my body is willing to let go of it. ?? Either way, I am at peace and will continue my journey toward health.


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Hi Marilyn,
(1) are you new to following BLE - Somewhat
(2) are you in maintenance - yes
(3) are you interested in coming regularly to share comment on how you are doing - will try

Thank you for the reminder

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Hi Marilyn,
(1) are you new to following BLE - no, I'm following BLE principles since November 2015
(2) are you in maintenance - yes, at healthy weight since 2011, and at my current (lower) weight since 2015
(3) are you interested in coming regularly to share comment on how you are doing - yes



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-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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Would like to hear from all members re:

(1) are you new to following BLE
(2) are you in maintenance
(3) are you interested in coming regularly to share comment on how you are doing

I understand this group is not all that active - sometimes is sometimes not - just wondering what kind of support everyone is needing / wanting


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Am new to BLE eating - just starting out - had hoped that this group would be active giving suggestions and tops ect.



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Welcome Tessa and aloha Rebootingmylife and all who are reading...

Tessa - my husband doesn't eat this way either which makes for a lot more cooking (separate meals) and a bit harder sometimes (his foods being tempting) but it can be done if one wants it bad enough - ha! I hope it will work out for you.

Rebootingmylife - I never did the meal planning ahead thing much at all but did stay 100% within BLE guidelines for the first 5 months or so (I think that's how long) on the plan and lost 35-40 lbs. in that time frame ... then I took a bit of a "break" and kind of played around with maintenance at that point (even though not at my "goal" weight) till that got out of hand. If I had not been 100% compliant those first 5 months however I don't believe I would have lost as much weight or become as established I am with the no sugar/no flour/no snacks parameters. Still not perfect with those 100% of the time but I get back to it quickly when I stray. So, that's my "caution" to newcomers ... adjusting the plan too much might not allow the quick weight loss this plan is meant to be for.

With those 35-40 lbs. I lost initially I had so many health/feeling good/functioning better benefits I just wanted a break from the weight loss a bit. It taught me that maintenance is going to be hard when I finally get "there" - ha! And now I am changing my plan a bit (by adding more starches) and will have to see how that goes. But IF I had not been 100% in the beginning and dropped that weight (and kept off) this would have been like/become like any other of the numerous diets I've tried in my lifetime ... and not a sustainable life change. That's just my experience/where I'm at ... does not mean it is true for anyone else. Just cautioning everyone ... who might be like me - ha!

Wishing the best outcomes for everyone!!!!

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I'm thinking of starting when we get back from holiday. I've been trying out a few things this week to see how it will work out (I do the cooking and my husband wont want to eat this way). I've been pleased with what I've done. Hoping it will work well for me

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I think it’s smart to work the plan to make sense for you. I’m eating by the plan but tweaking if needed. For example, she says not to deviate from what you planned the day before but that doesn’t make sense to me. If I want to switch my lunch to a different one that’s plan compliant, then I will.

I may also tweak the food a little. On her plan, I’m to eat exactly the same amount as someone half my size. I will see how I react to that, weight wise and emotionally.

The main things, no sugar, flour, grazing, I will be strict with.

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Welcome REBOOTINGMYLIFE! wish you much success with BLE!

Well, I changed up my plan a bit and not eating strictly BLE now ... weighed in today and dropped 5 lbs. but I've been having a lose/regain situation or stall for a bit now. I was finding I'm just too hungry with the "way" I was doing BLE (vegetarian) so the past few days adapted it to be a combo of McDougall (starch based vegetarian plan) with BLE ... which makes it NOT BLE actually but it is working for me and I was NOT hungry. When I first (last August) started BLE I had trouble eating all the veggies - ha! That is not the problem now - ha! But as I do not eat nuts/seeds/etc. (triggers for me) and I can only do so many beans a day (ha! though THEY are filling) I was really missing potatos, brown rice, etc. in more quantities! I'll be curious to see what my weight loss numbers will reflect when on the "combined plan" for a full week... so will be checking in next week on Tuesday.

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@REBOOTINGMYLIFE welcome to the group! it is great if you post daily commitments here.
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Maintenance Lessons Learned:
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-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
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Hi, all. New to the group. Tomorrow (actually today, its after midnight) is day 1 for me.

I would like a place to post my food commitment for the next day until I get habits set.

Breakfast
6 Triscuits
1 apple
4 oz. cottage cheese

Lunch
4 oz chicken
1 artichoke (read that the edible portion averages 2 oz)
1 TB Mayo
6 oz grapes
4 oz carrots

Dinner
4 oz sausage
Sauted bell peppers and onions
2 cups homemade veggie soup (will weight the portion to make sure the amt is correct)

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emoticon I totally agree! Eating zero nmf is sooooooo much easier in the long run ... those "one bites" or "just this times" can be surprisingly devious in their impact on us. So much easier to just stay compliant/sane about all this. Now if I can just get my mind wrapped around that and cooperative - ha! It will happen...

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DJ, it's great you got back on track, I'm happy for you!
Yes, the story can change completely in just one day, for better or for worse...
In my case, one mistake (bite of unplanned food) easily leads to another and another, but, thankfully, it works the other way around too.
After struggling from July to September, and gaining a few pounds in the process, in the past 12 days my compliance was 100% and dieting is easy again.
Eating zero Not My Food is apparently easier than eating just one bite of it : )
For me this is food freedom: freedom from cravings, struggles and mind chatter about food.



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-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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Funny how just a few short days or week or so and the "story" can be so different. Been struggling a bit last week and it showed on the scale ... but back on track yesterday and today ... looking forward to the time in my life when these little slips/struggles are pretty much a THING OF THE PAST ... and I'm confident I'm headed in that direction!

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DJ, congrats to you your weight loss success - and more congrats to being mindful of how good it feels to eat in a healthful way! I find this is the best motivation to continue.
Carol, the dinner with your friends who practice BLE sounds wonderful. You made very smart choices!

I had a great week on the eating front. After struggling with indecision for 3 months, I started the week determined: planned 3 BLE friendly meals for every day, wrote it down, measured and ate them cherishing every bite.
As soon as I got back on track, my struggles ceased, and now it is easy and pleasant for me to follow BLE food plan.
Most of the time I'm able to plan and enjoy a small piece of NMF after dinner, but now I had to see, this is not that time... so it is off my food plan for a while.
Eating zero is easier than eating just one peace and then struggle over eating another or not.

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(for new team members: Carol and I wrote NMF = Not My Food instead of spelling out what it is. It is a good BLE practice, not to make myself and others think of it. May sound silly, but we are better off not discussing trigger foods, to avoid risk of provoking a binge.)

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Maintenance Lessons Learned:
-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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Hubby and I had a great time seeing our friends yesterday. She looks amazing after 3 years with BLE. She says that in order to maintain, she has to not slip at all. I am proud of her. I am loosely returning but will make every effort to follow the plan most days. I ordered a 2 nmf plate with beans and subbed lettuce for rice yesterday at the mexican restaurant. I unwrapped the two nmf, mixed the contents with the lettuce and had a lovely salad. I do those most of the time at mexican restaurants. Ate some beans and quacamole. I really want this to work. cArol

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On Sunday I decided I needed to get back to basics. On Monday, I saw my doctor and will see him again in February. I told him by then I will have lost weight. So Now I have to. I've been mostly following the plan since Sunday. I will say that I already can feel a difference. Today we meet a couple for lunch at a mexican restaurant. They are visiting from Atlanta and they originally put us on to BLE. She has lost about 50 lbs and very strict about it. I have already looked at the menu and made my choice for lunch. There are certain things I won't give up, like a glass of wine. I'll be checking in more often now. I definitely want to please my doctor in February. Carol

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Did my weigh-in today ... I restarted the weight-loss aspect of BLE on Sept. 3 and lost 7 lbs. for the month of September. I did "stall" a few weigh-ins and I think it is because I actually didn't eat ALL the portions on some days ... maybe getting calorie(s) too low. But not freaked, perturbed, disturbed - ha! Just will do better in October! I love what I'm eating and the longer I stay with whole foods/plant based mostly/fresh as possible and minimal processed the better and better I FEEL. So, the longer and further away I get from making "slips" the easier it gets and I'm finding I'm not NEAR as tempted. I also started exercising again - slowly - and reflected a lowering in my blood pressure, more mobility and balance. So in October will slowly increase that as well.

Good to see you here Carol! Glad you are back on board/checking in!!!

Here's to a good start to October today and a good month for everybody!

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"Know well what leads you forward and what holds you back, and choose the path that leads to Wisdom." ~ Buddha
"When diet is wrong medicine is of no use, when diet is correct medicine is of no need." ~Ayurvedic Proverb


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Congrats on the great BLE friendly meals,
I'm so glad to hear from you, Carol!

I had a good day too : )
Planned my 3 meals, measured everything and stuck to the plan. Feels great!

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-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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Yesterday I followed the plan with a couple of slips. However, a nice salad at lunch with stir-fried veggies and pork at dinner were what I needed. It really does feel better to eat healthy. Carol

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I need to pop back in here and follow the plan again. I have managed to gain back half of my weight loss and it has all become an apple around my belly. I also need to weigh daily because when I do, it keeps me on track. Not weighing lets me veer off. On Wednesday we see a couple who initially put us on to BLE. She is very strict and lost about 50 lbs. My husband has maintained his 20 lb loss and I managed to find most of it. Its back to salads for lunch again. Carol

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Hi team, how have you been doing?

The last time I wrote I was back on track, and I mostly was,
but on most days I ate a small amount of fruit and / or Not My Food after dinner.
Calorie-wise, it was not much, but enough to trigger more thoughts about eating unplanned food... and yesterday was a mess. Again, nothing horrible, but I did eat between meals, standing up in the kitchen. My mind was on food most of the day, I struggled and it was not pleasant.
Good thing: I made notes and I know exactly what I ate, so if / when my weight goes in the wrong direction, I'll know what went wrong and what I need to change.
For today, I commit to make a BLE friendly food plan, and stick to it.
No sugar, no flour, 3 meals, quantities.
I'm happy and at ease when I do this.
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CET (Europe, Hungary)

Maintenance Lessons Learned:
-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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Morning Kriszta! ..."now I'm back on track" - emoticon



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Whole-foods, Plant-based, No Sugar/Flour/Snacks, Moderate Exercise, Spiritually Focused/Supported - that's the plan!

"...casting all your cares on Him, for He cares about you." 1 Peter 5:7
"Know well what leads you forward and what holds you back, and choose the path that leads to Wisdom." ~ Buddha
"When diet is wrong medicine is of no use, when diet is correct medicine is of no need." ~Ayurvedic Proverb


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9/23/19 3:44 A

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DJ, I'm so glad to see you here!
Congrats to restarting your BLE practice and your weight loss success.
It is great you don't have strong withdrawal symptoms, and you were able to let go of stevia and of over-using spices.
I too find that the natural taste of vegetables and fruits (and in general, food in its natural form) is very pleasant.

Re crystal vaser mode, I like to eat that way. Sounds like a lot of work, but I always find it is a lot easier than twisting my plan and making all those decisions about food on the spot.
I did great all week, but my Saturday eating was a mess,
during and after a wonderful bike ride with my cousin and our spouses, near their Vienna home, I made several silly food choices. 1000 calories worth of Not My Food, and it didn't make my experience any better, so was totally not worth it.
Now I'm back on track.

Kriszta

Goal weight:
59 +- 1 kg /// 130 +-2 pounds
CET (Europe, Hungary)

Maintenance Lessons Learned:
-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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9/22/19 4:35 P

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Aloha Kriszta and Tricia -

SO GOOD to see old friends here!

I had taken a "break" from the weight-loss phase of BLE and kind of went on maintenance for several months even though not at my goal weight ... just felt I needed a "break" but did not want to totally break FROM BLE concepts/guidelines. I planned on a 1-3 lb. "eye" on my weight - then upped to 1-5 lb. - then you can imagine ... yep, started losing my footing and after a short while decided time to get back on the "weight-loss" side of things and reinforcing all those good Bright Lines. Well, that was not as easy as I thought - kept slipping up - and finally it "clicked" and I restarted on Sept. 3 ...

and SO GLAD I DID! Before things got too out of hand.

Been amazing ... I thought I'd have some huge withdrawals going on and a hard time ... but been blessed ... I'm "crystal vaser" mode again and this time I will think twice, three, four times before breaking that ever again maybe? I know Susan says once you do it's harder each time to go back to it. I initially slipped into crystal vaser mode and being so high on the scale for addiction I think that may be the best for me to stay there ... at least till I get really solid in my Bright Lines! (and for new people - you don't have to be a crystal vaser in BLE - just some of us "do" better maybe in that mode)...

I'm finding this time my food is even tasting BETTER than before - I'm not even using so many spices or overdoing on them (as I tended to do sometimes before) - I'm really ENJOYING/SAVOURING the taste of fresh veggies and food more and more. And I had slipped back into using stevia - went waaaay overboard on it - that is one thing I thought I'd have a hard, hard time letting go - nope, from day 1 back on the plan till today don't miss it at all!

I weigh in Tuesday ... my first week back I lost 6 lbs. Second week lost 1 lb.

Anyway - so glad this team is back ... you guys are BACK ... and looking forward to new members! take care...

dj ~ Big Island Hawaii
Whole-foods, Plant-based, No Sugar/Flour/Snacks, Moderate Exercise, Spiritually Focused/Supported - that's the plan!

"...casting all your cares on Him, for He cares about you." 1 Peter 5:7
"Know well what leads you forward and what holds you back, and choose the path that leads to Wisdom." ~ Buddha
"When diet is wrong medicine is of no use, when diet is correct medicine is of no need." ~Ayurvedic Proverb


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9/17/19 2:12 P

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Good for you, Tricia!
It is great you can do this by way of mental planning.
I still need the protective power of a written plan, being free from making food decisions during the day helps me so much.
Today I had a good plan and stuck to it, also measured everything on the kitchen scale.
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Kriszta

Goal weight:
59 +- 1 kg /// 130 +-2 pounds
CET (Europe, Hungary)

Maintenance Lessons Learned:
-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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9/16/19 5:55 P

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I have renewed my Bright Line commitments for a while. Time to Rezoom!
Today:
No snacks
No sugar
No flour
Weigh/Measure

I track some before and some after. I plan in my head and have best options available for meals. I stick to two meals, lunch and dinner with evening snack.
Im pretty much in maintainence also so I have some minor deviations but Bright Lines work for me when I need to drop a few pounds.

Great work here Krista!
Thanks for Sparking!

A decision made about how much to weigh is a decision made on how to live. (KANOE) I have decided.


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9/15/19 3:01 A

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The more I comply with bright lines, the easier and the more enjoyable is eating well.
During summer I deviated from bright lines quite often, and now I'm glad to be back to my healthy routines.

The four Bright Lines are:
Sugar
Flour
Meals
Quantities.

Yesterday I was fully compliant:
planned, measured and ate 3 BLE friendly meals,
no sugar, no flour, nothing between meals.

For today, I plan the same.
Lunch is tricky, on husband's request I'll cook spaghetti bolognese.
Spaghetti is obviously Not My Food, so I'll swap for cooked grains.
That is OK for me, because I'm on maintenance food plan.


Edited by: KRISZTA11 at: 9/15/2019 (03:08)
Kriszta

Goal weight:
59 +- 1 kg /// 130 +-2 pounds
CET (Europe, Hungary)

Maintenance Lessons Learned:
-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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9/15/19 2:56 A

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Hi Team, this new daily check-in message board is to share how we practice BLE, to ask questions and to support each other.
For those who are new to this program,
here is a link to the official BLE website's "What is Bright Line Eating?" page:
brightlineeating.com/what-is
-ble/


and a link to Frequently Asked Questions
brightlineeating.com/faq/

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Edited by: KRISZTA11 at: 9/15/2019 (03:11)
Kriszta

Goal weight:
59 +- 1 kg /// 130 +-2 pounds
CET (Europe, Hungary)

Maintenance Lessons Learned:
-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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