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MinnieM

1200 Calorie Nutritious Diet

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I've been thinking about this since my last post, I grew up with a lot of body issues, I was 5'11" at the age of 12 with a large C cup--that messes with your head if it's not dealt with properly and my mom didn't know how to teach me how to love myself and be happy with my body. I have come a long way and I have been very healthy the last 8 years with no significant problems or issues. I will always have body issues, but how I deal with it now is so much different than when I was a teenager. It's also very important for me not to project my insecurities onto my daughter. I'm learning NOW how to teach her to deal with the teenage years to come in a constructive way so she doesn't go thru what I did. Anyway, had to get that off my chest for some reason.

Rachelle,

So proud of you for learning to help your daughter be as healthy as you are now. I hope when I have children I can instill healthy eating habits into them without pushing them too far in the other direction. It's something I think about every meal my boyfriend and I make.

I think chocolate is fabulous. I think if you are getting your nutrients in, sweets are not harmful in my humble opinion. Everyone has their beliefs on food in this forum, and I am learning to respect that....slowly.

But you have found what works for you and are continuing to eat foods that have made you successful at what you set out to do. No one can touch that.

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I find that as long as I eat lots of protein, my appetite stays pretty small. I don't count calories but I do stay fairly low carb. I eat all non-starchy veggies, low sugar fruits (berries), and make sure each meal includes plenty of protein. I don't worry about fat at all, finds it helps keep me full longer.

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I really need to loose some weight. I've gained going gluten-free in june (3lbs) and I feel horrid and I have this dough on my belly. I'm 5'5" and now 170lbs. I was down to 165 in april after being sick with a nasty virus so all told 5lbs. I run but have been slacking this last couple of weeks before the kids go back to school. I can feel the flab fly when I run which is just horrid.

I'm loving this thread. I, quite honestly, don't know how many calories I eat but doc told me it was too little. I'm stuck. I have never had ANY luck non preg loosing weight. I feel really shameful saying this but I really dislike fruit adn rarely eat it. I'm not much of a veggie fan either but can suck it up and eat a few but its by no means a staple in my diet. I went to a nurtitionist and she wasn't a whole heck of a lot of help. She seemed more focused on goig gluten-free and getting rid of gluten than. She asked if I had found gluten-free cereal etc.

I am worrying about my DD too and body imagine. She has a gut. She is fairly thin but she has a fat little tummy and at 9 its not baby fat. She really likes eating crap and will sneak it and lie. It really irritiates me but I don't know now to put it to her that what you eat makes your body.

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I really need to loose some weight. I've gained going gluten-free in june (3lbs) and I feel horrid and I have this dough on my belly. I'm 5'5" and now 170lbs. I was down to 165 in april after being sick with a nasty virus so all told 5lbs. I run but have been slacking this last couple of weeks before the kids go back to school. I can feel the flab fly when I run which is just horrid.

I'm loving this thread. I, quite honestly, don't know how many calories I eat but doc told me it was too little. I'm stuck. I have never had ANY luck non preg loosing weight. I feel really shameful saying this but I really dislike fruit adn rarely eat it. I'm not much of a veggie fan either but can suck it up and eat a few but its by no means a staple in my diet. I went to a nurtitionist and she wasn't a whole heck of a lot of help. She seemed more focused on goig gluten-free and getting rid of gluten than. She asked if I had found gluten-free cereal etc.

I am worrying about my DD too and body imagine. She has a gut. She is fairly thin but she has a fat little tummy and at 9 its not baby fat. She really likes eating crap and will sneak it and lie. It really irritiates me but I don't know now to put it to her that what you eat makes your body.

For you, I would really recommend journaling everything you eat, then you'd know for sure how many calories you're eating. After a week or so of that, if we know what you're eating and how many calories you take in, we can help you evaluate what to modify to help you lose.

For your dd, I've learned that I have to be an example for mine. I really don't keep any of the "crap" kids like to eat in my house, but allow "treats" occasionally if we are out. I am a big believer in eating the fruit instead of drinking the juice, I don't buy anything with high fructose corn syrup or trans fats. If you aren't a big fruit eater, maybe try to come up with new ways to make/serve--like a smoothie etc... I slice up an apple, sprinkle with cinnamon and microwave for 3-5 minutes--it's like apple pie filling without the sugar and you don't miss it at all!

Do you all get out and exercise together? Go for walks, bike rides, play soccer in the park, etc...

Hope this helps! Take care!

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