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Building my switch

I can't think of a title for this post. I want something snappy and memorable because I've made a dozen similar threads and a dozen plans but nothing ever sticks. At the same time I'm guessing this is the wrong approach anyway. I can't rely on a snappy motto or a snappy something that will suddenly switch me into healthy mode. I need it desperately though. I need that switch. However, after forty years I've realised it doesn't exist. I need to do it myself. I need to build my switch myself. I'm going to start slowly and easily:

1. No more added sugar. I've done it before. I can do it again. I need to do it because it's either no added sugar or three solid meals of sugar a day.

2. Take meds first thing after waking up

3. Drink 8 glasses of water.

4. Take omega three and multivitamin supplement

That's it. I might add more stuff next week if I can go for one week with these.

I realise that I'm.basicallg using the same approach as I always have done but I genuinely can't think of anything else.
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Re: Building my switch

No sugar, no breads, no dairy. It doesn't leave you with much except the smallest size of jeans.
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No sugar, no breads, no dairy. It doesn't leave you with much except the smallest size of jeans.
No bread and no dairy is extremely difficult.

The reason why it leaves you with the smallest of jeans sizes is because there'd very little left to eat especially if you eat as muchjunk as I do. So that would be perfect for me..
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Re: Building my switch

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No sugar, no breads, no dairy. It doesn't leave you with much except the smallest size of jeans.
That's how I do it too. Well, I have sugar and dairy lol. But if there was something I really couldn't keep myself from avoiding, I would definitely cut it out of my diet and not keep any of it in my house.

Does that work for you Fuzz, to keep all those things out of your house?

I also noticed Little Missy eating a lot of avacados. I used to think they were expensive but I'm amazing how filling just one is even. It can keep you from eating too much more I think.


I also still like Namazu's idea of the pill dispenser that has an alarm.

Mottos never work for me either. Changing my environment does.
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Re: Building my switch

Lots of fruits and veggies, lean protein, and low carb...def no added sugar. That's what I have tried, some success but can be difficult to stick with in the long run. I also plateaued on it and just can't lose more. I saw a guy on the Dr. Oz show that eats @5000 calories once a day, before going to bed even and lost a ton of weight. I don't get it. Dr Oz didn't get it but those that have followed his lead, have lost weight. Look it up, it's amazing. Still too scared to do it. Especially since I can have GERD issues and eating before bed can make things worse for me.
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Re: Building my switch

5000 calories a day is way too much! I just don't believe it. A fast metabolism helps, but that would be something you are born with (or not...that's most people). I keep sugar down and once you get used to it's easy (at least, for me), no HFCS allowed, and often only eat twice a day. I've tried veggie/fruit/other healthy stuff smoothies in the past and would like to go back to that...do enough that I can freeze all except the one I consume that day, then take out one each day to eat. I'm not trying to lose weight, just to be healthier.
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Re: Building my switch

I find it helpful to look at what you can eat rather than what you can't.

Have a look at SB's thread and you'll see the basis for his diet is fat.

I've found a good way to adapt to consuming higher amounts of fat without feeling nauseous is to add more fat to your existing meals. Eg if you're still eating mashed potato the reduce the potatoes and add more butter / cream.

Add more oil to your salads. And avocado. Start getting your body used to more fat gradually and then you'll find you need less carbs.
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Re: Building my switch

Other items of concern which may be helpful:

1. magnesium. Preferably applied on the skin in the form of Mg chloride.
2. Turmeric, very good for lots of things.
3. Coconut butter to be ingested in good quantities. It can replace butter for putting on bread and also for cooking instead of other oils.
4. Replace modern wheats by other grains such as spelt.
5. Vitamin D3 in fairly large amounts combined with K2 (essential combo) to get your Calcium system stabilized and working properly. Must be combined with Mg supplementation as in item 1.
6. Please stop using fluoride toothpaste! Its a neurotoxin.
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Re: Building my switch

Thanks guys for the ideas. So far, I've just gone off sugar. It's day two now and so far so good. We've still got lots of Halloween candy and cake (both or which I meant to take into work but of course I forgot), which is a constant temptation but so far I've been able to resist.

I haven't been able to take my meds or vits and I'm probably not drinking enough water but I'm drinking lots of tea, though I'm not sure if that counts. Actually, i could take.my vits right now. ..
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Re: Building my switch

Thanks Tudor. So far so good. Day three (or four?) Of no added sugar and it's definitely a million times easier already. I still have moments where I think **** it all..I want cake!! But they aren't that difficult to deal with.

What's more interesting is that it's actually so much less stressful. Im so relieved that this is a battle that I don't have to fight constantly anymore, you know? I spend so much of energy and emotion trying to decide whether to stuff my face with something sweet or not that now I feel as if a weight has been lifted off my shoulders.

I still eat way too much of carbs. Mainly bread, rice and potatoes. I'm not sure I believe entirely in low carb high fat diets though I've seen personally anecdotal evidence that you can lose a lot of weight on them and feel relatively fit. There was an article though recently by the head of something (some British medical body) warning against the recent promotion of high fat, high saturated fat or high cholesterol diets. Ignore me. I don't really remember much of what he said..

I definitely should eat more avodaxo though.
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That's how I do it too. Well, I have sugar and dairy lol. But if there was something I really couldn't keep myself from avoiding, I would definitely cut it out of my diet and not keep any of it in my house.

Does that work for you Fuzz, to keep all those things out of your house?

I also noticed Little Missy eating a lot of avacados. I used to think they were expensive but I'm amazing how filling just one is even. It can keep you from eating too much more I think.


I also still like Namazu's idea of the pill dispenser that has an alarm.

Mottos never work for me either. Changing my environment does.
Yes, definitely changing my environment seems to have the best results. That and being abstinent from stuff.

I'm not keen on taking my tablets out of their strip packaging. I'd be too scared to lose some or drop the on the floor. i think the problem is mostly that I don't like taking my meds so when I do remember I procrastinate getting them thinking it's not worth the trip.
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Lots of fruits and veggies, lean protein, and low carb...def no added sugar. That's what I have tried, some success but can be difficult to stick with in the long run. I also plateaued on it and just can't lose more. I saw a guy on the Dr. Oz show that eats @5000 calories once a day, before going to bed even and lost a ton of weight. I don't get it. Dr Oz didn't get it but those that have followed his lead, have lost weight. Look it up, it's amazing. Still too scared to do it. Especially since I can have GERD issues and eating before bed can make things worse for me.
Do you mean intermittent fasting?
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5000 calories a day is way too much! I just don't believe it. A fast metabolism helps, but that would be something you are born with (or not...that's most people). I keep sugar down and once you get used to it's easy (at least, for me), no HFCS allowed, and often only eat twice a day. I've tried veggie/fruit/other healthy stuff smoothies in the past and would like to go back to that...do enough that I can freeze all except the one I consume that day, then take out one each day to eat. I'm not trying to lose weight, just to be healthier.
What's hfcs? High fat, calories snacks? (Random guess
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