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Are you eating too much?


21 Aug 2020 7:33AM
too fond of sugar are you eating too much do you look at thin people do you have will power
DaveRyder Plus
7 5.3k 9 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2020 7:48AM
Probably not - I've dropped half a stone since last Christmas to around 11st 10lb.
Cheese is my biggest weakness (accompanied by a glass of red) Blush

Since April we've planned our consumption better due to supply limitations and now continue in the same way.
A weekly delivery from Tesco/ASDA and we rarely go in shops of any kind at present.

Having said that - we needed to go into ASDA for a few bunches of flowers yesterday. A large bar of Bournville dropped into the basket. Blush
JJGEE 16 7.9k 18 England
21 Aug 2020 8:23AM

Quote:do you have will power

You amazingly get the will power when the medical profession give you a warning about your health.


21 Aug 2020 11:06AM
I think the problems are eating the wrong things (like bars of bournville chocolate!) rather than too much. I don't think I eat too much but I do not need the amount of calories that I eat. I have severe pain much of the time so all movement is a problem but I have to eat enough food in order to keep me functioning - if I caould do the amount of exercise I did when I was young there wouldn't be a problem, but exercise now is non existent so eating is at a minimum.
DaveRyder Plus
7 5.3k 9 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2020 11:44AM

Quote:I think the problems are eating the wrong things (like bars of bournville chocolate!)


I did once read somewhere that dark chocolate is better for you.
21 Aug 2020 1:15PM
It needs to have over 70% cocoa solids in and I'm afraid that Bournville doesn't. Sad Cocoa solids are extremely beneficial to you but many of the chocolates that go to this level and above are very bitter - which I personally don't like but trial and error has shown that Lindt I can eat. Grin
thewilliam2 4 1.5k United Kingdom
21 Aug 2020 4:29PM

Quote:It needs to have over 70% cocoa solids in and I'm afraid that Bournville doesn't. Sad Cocoa solids are extremely beneficial to you but many of the chocolates that go to this level and above are very bitter - which I personally don't like but trial and error has shown that Lindt I can eat. Grin


I don't particularly like dark chocolate so I'd eat far less of it! I normally eat what my wife terms "nursery" chocolate (good quality milk).
21 Aug 2020 8:15PM
But that has nothing in it that is particularly good for you which is what I was trying to describe to Dave. But if that is what you enjoy then carry on eating it.
djh698 17 6.3k 6 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2020 12:51AM
If you exercise regularly you can get away with eating a lot as you burn it off again. Please don't say that you can't because you are too old because I will be 70 next birthday and i still managed to run 420km last month which is 14km per day. As I did this I didn't have to worry about what I ate. It is due to self motivation. If you don't push yourself then don't complain about gaining weight. I weigh exactly the same now as when I ran my fastest marathon 33 years ago
Jestertheclown 12 8.4k 253 England
22 Aug 2020 10:00AM
I won't even run for a bus yet I'm 66 years old, slim and the same weight as I was when I left school.
That's 50 years of eating rubbish, drinking far too much Guinness and generally taking no steps to remain healthy whatsoever.

MentorRon 2 102 Canada
24 Aug 2020 12:34AM
When you have peripheral neuropathy, edema, and a epigastric hernia along with being 78, 40 pounds overweight (due to being on steroids for Polymyalgia Rheumatica this year) and the COVID isolation in a townhouse with my cat, it got difficult to walk 100 yards or climb one flight of stairs without needing to sit down. Glad we did all our vacationing in the last few years. I do have a tendency to eat things which don't require home cooking/baking, but purchased packaged, pre-made items are full of preservative salt, sugar and fat :-(
My Leukemia, kidney disease and high blood pressure don't help.

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