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  • Previously I have been okay with slow weight loss and healing but now..

    I have won a scholarship to Florence Italy for a month!! (yay).

    Previously I have been okay with slow weight loss ( I only weigh every six months at a doctors visit)and healing but now I will be heading into an Italian summer and am worried that the heat may knock me around and spoil my time there.

    I am eating a 80/20 diet with very little exercise. I am 48 y/o Female 155 cm and 83 kgs (183 lbs OMG I HAVE NOT CONVERTED THAT BEFORE ).

    I have flirted with the idea of EAT MORE FAT but counting calories is too much like a diet and I fear will undo all the good mental work that PB has achieved.

    So any advice???
    link to my journal http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread97129.html

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    cut your portions and start moving more!!! walk, bike, or dance. Do something you enjoy - something fun! and lean more towards 100%. Throw out the crap oils, sugar and all grains.

    Now - if I could only take my own advice........... I too am 183 pounds - 5'3" (whatever that is in cm?) and I'm getting within spitting distance of my 53rd birthday. UGH!

    Good luck - and have fun in Italy!!!!
    1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
    2. Eat to heal
    3. Move to live
    4. Embrace today
    5. Live with intention
    6. Respect my body
    7. Cultivate joy
    8. Find my passion
    9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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    • #3
      Go 100%.

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      • #4
        I second the move to going 100%.

        Eat fat, protein, and non-starchy vegetables to satiety three times a day and WALK YOUR ASS OFF.
        Rebooted Body -- Ancestral Health + Modern Psychology | The Rebooted Body Podcast

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        • #5
          Florence is a great place to do that ass walking too. Though Florentine cuisine might be a real problem.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by tomi View Post
            cut your portions and start moving more!!! walk, bike, or dance. Do something you enjoy - something fun! and lean more towards 100%. Throw out the crap oils, sugar and all grains.

            Now - if I could only take my own advice........... I too am 183 pounds - 5'3" (whatever that is in cm?) and I'm getting within spitting distance of my 53rd birthday. UGH!

            Good luck - and have fun in Italy!!!!
            Thanks Tomi, I don't eat grains,sugar or crap oils so that leaves 100% and moving I guess!

            I am 5'1" so we are close in height, weight and age!
            Last edited by jacmac; 04-01-2013, 10:03 PM.
            link to my journal http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread97129.html

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            • #7
              Thanks Rebooted walking my ASS off could not be a bad thing
              Croak I am a little worried that Italian food may sabotage me which is another reason to be in tip top shape before going I figure it will be easier to stay true to the cause then.
              link to my journal http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread97129.html

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              • #8
                Originally posted by jacmac View Post
                Thanks Rebooted walking my ASS off could not be a bad thing
                Croak I am a little worried that Italian food may sabotage me which is another reason to be in tip top shape before going I figure it will be easier to stay true to the cause then.
                Ah, Italian food. Are you aware that Italians eat more vegetables and salads than Americans do, and serve pasta in small portions? And they are very celiac aware.

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                • #9
                  Ever been to Florence as a tourist? You'd never know they were "celiac aware" or that small portions existed.

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                  • #10
                    I have been there but only as a day trip I have no memory of what we ate as we were walking our asses off!
                    I am committed to the 100% but am thinking I need to lift heavy things also
                    link to my journal http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread97129.html

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                    • #11
                      Congratulations on the scholarship. What are you studying?

                      Walking is so beneficial, so you may want to start adding that in. Also you may want to start walking to get in practice for Italy. It really is a walking country, even in the summer.

                      In regards to Italian food, you can skip the primo and go straight for the meat seconds with a salad and then fruit at the end. I usually do this.

                      You might eat a bit of gelati for the first few days but then yo will get over it. Probably breakfast is the biggest issue because it is all about the cornetti (pastries) so if you have a little kitchen or something then you can boil some eggs or have some yoghurt, if not IF.

                      I would say though, not to miss out on something amazing because it does not quite fit, that would be silly when you have such an amazing opportunity.

                      My OH does work as a tour director and he had to work to get one person interesting gluten free stuff, but once they realised they were not vegetarian he was able to get her some great stuff.

                      Pizza places here in Naples are starting to offer gluten free.
                      Life. Be in it.

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                      • #12
                        Go 100%. Start moving around, etc. Should be in tip top condition when you land.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Croak View Post
                          Ever been to Florence as a tourist? You'd never know they were "celiac aware" or that small portions existed.
                          Actually, I have. But it was before I went gluten-free. I recall eating real food in restaurants where no one spoke much English, not giant portions of pasta. But I'm sure those would be readily available for Americans who expect it and eat in restaurants geared for them.

                          Get yourself some dining cards that describe your dietary limitations. Celiac diagnosis is very common in Italy now. They will know what the word means.

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                          • #14
                            I've ate one of the best steaks of my life in Florence - congrats on your scholarship!

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                            • #15
                              They have good coffee there, right? Sure would love to spend a vacation people-watching from sidewalk coffeehouses around Europe.
                              Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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