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Nutritional Challenges and a Challenge

Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and

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  1. Michelle @ Eat Move Balance

    Great idea for a challenge. I agree–it’s amazing what “out of sight, out of mind” can do to help!
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      It’s simple but it WORKS.

  2. Marc

    “I challenge every single one of you to remove ONE thing from your house that is causing you grief.

    Are you in?”

    I’m in! But if I remove one particular son-in-law at Thanksgiving dinner, then he takes the daughter and kids with him:) Oh, what to do, what to do?
    Marc recently posted..Happy Thanksgiving

    1. Lisa Eirene

      HAHAHA…I never thought about people…but people can definitely be a challenge to good nutrition! Good luck! 🙂

  3. Biz

    I can’t have any type of pretzel/crackers/chips in the house – salty snacks are my weakness, and if they aren’t there, I am not tempted!

    I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!
    Biz recently posted..Last Day of Work!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      My boyfriend is the same way–crunchy and salty! My weakness is sugar. Thankfully my house is pretty sugar-free right now…

  4. Karen P

    You are on!!! I have several shelves of food that need to be cleaned out from old food plans. And any and all baked goods or candy will hit the trash. Nobody needs a plate of diabetes or obesity for the holidays.
    Karen P recently posted..Thanksgiving 2012

  5. Daphne @ Daphne Alive

    I don’t think anything is bothering me currently, but I certainly know it when I found a food that bothers me! I tend to stalk the kitchen when I buy triggering foods! I tend to not be mindful when I eat, so thank you for the reminder today 🙂
    Daphne @ Daphne Alive recently posted..Doctor’s appointment

    1. Lisa Eirene

      No problem. 🙂

      I’m the same way, when the trigger foods are in my house, I tend to stalk the kitchen too. And sometimes I don’t even realize I’m doing it–just grabbing bites here and there.

  6. Manda

    I’m in! I’ve struggled with portion control as well. This may sound odd, but french fries are my trigger food. I don’t keep them in my house, but we eat out at lunch a lot for work. I’m going to sub a baked potatoe when I get the craving.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      GREAT! Good for you! What about sweet potato fries?

  7. Jess

    My challenge is falling back into old habits. The sitting on the couch and eating chocolate habit is how I got fat in the first place, so I try and avoid doing it when possible. I also struggle with knowing what to eat, especially if I’m not in the mood for anything but junk (which happens sometimes). I press on and I do my best, which is all I can do!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Yep! Falling into old habits is easy to do. It’s comfortable, it’s easy, it’s familiar. Good for you doing your best.

  8. Deb

    I already will not buy any of the foods I love to snack on- there aren’t here, so there’s no temptation. Cheez-Its? If I buy them I will eat the whole box in one sitting. Baked goods? I bake them and give almost all of them to the neighbors. Love baking, but I also love stuffing them into my face.

    Unfortunately my biggest challenge with eating is if food is siting out, I feel like I *have* to eat it. Like there is no other option. My plan for tomorrow? To stay out back in my craft room working as long as humanly possible to avoid seeing the food that will be around all day.
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      I understand that, Deb. If food is sitting out (buffets, parties, snacks etc) it’s REALLY hard to resist. Especially today, Thanksgiving. There will be appetizers out all afternoon while the turkey cooks. It’s difficult for me not to snack for hours mindlessly!

  9. suzanne

    I’d have to say that anything will chocolate can set me off! I very rarely have it in the house for that reason.

    One of my busiest challenges is to listen to my body. To know when enough is enough!
    suzanne recently posted..Week 5 is finished!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Yes! Chocolate is a hard one!!

  10. Annie Miller

    My biggest problem would be portion control. I find it hard to balance the amount of food I eat. It’s a dilemma that I really want to be solved. Maybe I could learn some great techniques on how to know the right amount of food to eat.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      That’s a challenge for me too. I’ve always wanted to eat more than I should. My advice for portion control is measuring. Measure out a serving and then put the bag away and don’t get seconds. If you’re at a restaurant, ask for them to bring a box with the food and immediately put half in the box for leftovers. THen you won’t be tempted to eat all of it at once.

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