I do not. But since some months ago I decided to stop eating trash food. Try to avoid all ultra processed crap and cook more.

So far I feel much better.

I’ll add that drinking more water instead of other drinks (i.e. juice, milk, etc.) is another great way of improving overall health. Tap water > bottle (in most cases in developed countries)

Compleatly agree!

I just drink water (tap watter, I don’t want to waste plastic for no reason. I have a filter.) and anythitg else. Sometimes I prepare orange juice manually at home (only in winter since it’s the orange season.) for breakfast.

I used to order drinks when I was eating out, but I stopped. Stay hidrated. :D

Everyone who’s lucky enough to live in a place with potable tap water should drink that whenever possible! Also, you can just bring a bottle & refill it anywhere

Yeah! In my city they started building points to refill bottles with potable water, for free on the streets. It’s pretty convinient.

This is so true…there have been many aging studies that show most people get required nutrients (even through bad food, excluding extremes) but water is vital and so many people don’t drink enough, plain and totally free water. Water does wonders…even for fatigue. Many people consume caffeinated beverages to help with fatigue and make matters worse through dehydration.

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I lost weight, as planned. I was able to plan around eating shit like pastries and ‘fast food’ (fries, pizza, ice cream…) without guilt, since I managed to hit my calorie target anyway. Rarely did I find myself hangry because of poorly spacing my meals or not eat enough protein and fiber. Most of the time I was chilling.

I remember at the beginning weighing everything was a hassle, and I was terrified of going to eat at friends’ because it’d be weird to take my scale with me. I eventually learned which things I had to weigh or measure (like oils, powders like sugar or flour, pasta, and rice) and which I could eye out (like veggies and stuff with standardized portions like sliced bread). Of course, when I ate outside, I’d have to eye it all, but it worked well enough because I never deviated from the expected weight loss.

What about you? Are you planning on starting? Have you been doing it?

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What about you? Are you planning on starting? Have you been doing it?

Haha thanks for asking.

I’m trying to cut junk food out first , later on vegetarianism, then veganism and at some point after that, calorie restriction.

Cutting out junk food is probably easy mode calorie restriction

Not eating trash food is a big improvement.

Just as a note; if you want to start a certain diet consult it first with an nutritionist/dietist. Just to be sure if you’re doing the correct thing for your health.

My main problem is counting calories on the spot. Planning meals is nice and all, but not always possible when going out with friends or family. That makes it easy to lose track of how many calories I have consumed during the day.

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At least over here many establishments list how many calories their food has

That is true. I just wish it was also true for other countries, like Mexico, in my case :/

Same where I live.

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If you go to fancy enough establishments, ask the server if they have a nutrition/calorie sheets someplace. Early vegan activism involved asking servers to recommend them a vegan dish.

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If you go to fancy enough establishments, ask the server if they have a nutrition/calorie sheets someplace. Early vegan activism involved asking servers to recommend them a vegan dish.

When I began counting my calories it gave me to think how quick i reach the limit.

I understand caloric restriction as “eating food while not going over a predefined amount of calories”. My experience was to eat around 1800 kcal per day in order to loose fat.

It was a pretty good experience since I did a lot of planning and have a somewhat good knowledge of my body.

I laid meals around the day and strategically placed them around times I usually feel particularly hungry. For example at around 17:00 to 17:30 I had a slice of bread with honey and a banana. And a cup of milk with some fruits right before bedtime. Of course the quantity and type of bread milk, fruits, and honey all fit into the caloric intake schedule.

There is also an important point is to diversify the source of calories. Protein are satiating so it makes sens to get a good chunk off of them. Ratios are up to debate and you can look them online. For example 30-30-40. or something like that.

If this is for healthier weight…my answer is yes…but never again. It doesn’t help. Excercise is key - I’m not talking intense excercise, in my experience - simple things, like getting off the train a few stops before i need to and casually walking the rest of the way has helped my physical health drastically…but it also has greatly improved my mental health…whether it be the exercise or the fact that i leave earlier and no longer rush in order to get to where I’m going…who knows, but it has been very beneficial. I’m never groggy when i get to work now as I’ve had some “me time” with the extra walking. Oh yeah…and i dropped 20 pounds without “trying”.

It’s no use to starve when you get cravings later that lead to binge eating. Balance is the key to a good diet

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