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Starting tomorrow the diet begins. I weighed in last tuesday 212 pounds 200 when I stopped smoking. Not cool. I am going to go for 20 days, no beer the first 12/14. 1500 calories a day, no pasta and very little bread. More fruits, rice, veggies for the carbs.
Sounds like a good plan!
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Got this in my email the other day. It is an article on “dieting” from Dr. Mercola’s web site. I suspect you are aware of much of it but there might be something new to consider.

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/ar...0217_DNL_art_1
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Got this in my email the other day. It is an article on “dieting” from Dr. Mercola’s web site. I suspect you are aware of much of it but there might be something new to consider.

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/ar...0217_DNL_art_1

WOW! I wa splanning something like that: more fruits and veggies, organic as much as possible, no pasta, very little wheat, some rice and a fair amount of protein and fat (olive oil, coconut oil)

Thanks, that makes me feel better
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WOW! I wa splanning something like that: more fruits ...
His first rule is to severely limit fructose.
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His first rule is to severely limit fructose.
I had a hard boiled egg and a pear for breakfast. For a late lunch (2:30) I will have a bag of protein bites (300 calories, 20g protein, 34 carbs). Dinner will be a boiled chicken thigh, chicken broth and a salad. Coffee with cream is probably not that great, but had two of those already.

Also, I will allow one bad meal a week and friday will be a fried fish dinner (I will have the fish and cole slaw, I will skip the fries).
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You are doing well, saved.
Don't know i you know or not that Basmati rice is low GI
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Don't know i you know or not that Basmati rice is low GI
Did not know that, good to know though because I love basmati rice.
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Smoking has been one of the most difficult things I have dealt with in my life. I have been struggling with smoking for several years now and I am really looking for something to kick me over the edge and help me kick this habit. I've tried just about everything and I really feel deflated.

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Smoking has been one of the most difficult things I have dealt with in my life. I have been struggling with smoking for several years now and I am really looking for something to kick me over the edge and help me kick this habit. I've tried just about everything and I really feel deflated.

Hello and welcome. It may take numerous tries before you actually quit for good, but I think each re-start gives us a different outlook on our smoking habit. When I was really ready to quit, for many reasons including overall health, it wasn't too hard. I did healthy things like exercise to take it's place. If you haven't read this yet, it may give you a different point of view. https://www.natmedtalk.com/blog.php?b=194
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When i was a little younger there was a guy in our group of friends...

his family had money, he used to smoke weed...

later on he started snorting cocaine and eventually soon enough he started selling it too, but he got so far into it he completely changed, became violent and stuff for example a waiter would come for us to order and would say ''good evening'', and my friend would get pissed off and you know answer him something like why the **** are you saying good evening to me?!!!

anyway long story short, his parents found out about it, and send him to russia for rehabilitation, 2 years later another one of our group friends saw him somewhere in the same city as we always were, and the guy told him that he was in russia for only 6 months, and so he came back after that and we had absolutely no idea, his reason was that if he came back in the hood with us, that would be it, he would probably go back to doing the same old shit all over again...

so the reason i wrote this is because he was right, i know smoking is not cocaine but at the end of the day if you stay away from other smokers this thing youre trying to do has much more chances of sucsseding... my opinion based on life experience

btw the group,the hood, friends, the whole story is over now, gone with the wind...

the moral of the story is valid...

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and for others that might read this, all i wrote here is just fiction that i made up, i just came up with it and nothing like this ever happened...
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Quitting is something you have to plan. First, if you are a drinker / partier, that has to stop for a few days when you quit and do not quit if you are a month away from a vacation. I decided in Nov I was going to quit, was doing a mini vacation in early december so that was a no way am I quitting and knew new yrs eve would be a no no so I made new yrs eve my last days of smoking (planned in dec)
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Hey kind2creatures, thank you so much for the information, it really helped me out and I am feeling much better. Day 1 of no smoking...whooohoo......I'll keep everyone updated on how it goes!

One thing, I really have a hard time not smoking while I'm drinking like it was mentioned before in another post. Any advice for battling that?

Thanks,

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Hey kind2creatures, thank you so much for the information, it really helped me out and I am feeling much better. Day 1 of no smoking...whooohoo......I'll keep everyone updated on how it goes!

One thing, I really have a hard time not smoking while I'm drinking like it was mentioned before in another post. Any advice for battling that?

Thanks,

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Good for you Steve, glad you're on day one...only gets better from there! Nothing beats having some smokes with a few beers, right? Answer = no. Been there, done that, now when I enjoy a couple of Foster's, they taste so much better, not lying. It's just another way we relate things by habit in our minds, can be overcome if we're conscious of it. Good luck, join all of us who've made one of the best decisions in our lives.
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Smoking has been one of the most difficult things I have dealt with in my life. I have been struggling with smoking for several years now and I am really looking for something to kick me over the edge and help me kick this habit. I've tried just about everything and I really feel deflated.




If Saved1986 can do it, so can you Lol

The most important thing is that you TRULY WANT to quit. Once you've decided that, there's nothing you can't do once you put your mind to it.

It takes an enormous amount of willpower & certain changes in your daily patterns to avoid those 'trigger' moments. Maybe you'll have to stop drinking!
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