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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. Karen P

    Glad you are sticking with real food. One of the things I had to accept was that if I was to keep off 70+ pounds, I would have to stop eating at work (unless I brought it, I don’t eat it)

    I was moderating myself to a case of diabetes by eating all the sugary things. Plus, it kept me in a binge cycle. Getting well (weight or not) meant being tough and not being moderate (from the pages of the Refuse to Regain book).

    Now that more research is coming out about Food Addiction, how sugar works with my genetics/my brain… well, I’m super glad I made that guideline for myself.

    Good luck and eating whole, real foods will take you far.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Thanks for the input Karen. Agreed. And I feel like if I don’t eat sugar, I stop craving it and can easily say “no thanks”. But once I get back into that cycle of eating sugar, it feels like it’s an addiction I can’t quit. It’s so hard! One thing I’ve found with two weeks on this “diet” was that I am very full and I snack less AND I crave sugar less.

  2. Andrea@WellnessNotes

    Your new “diet” looks & sounds great, and I’m glad that you found a way of eating that leaves you more satisfied! I remember eating packaged foods that made calorie counting and portion control easier. But, like you, it wasn’t satisfying anymore after a while, and I noticed that I feel a lot better when I eat simple homemade veggies and protein. The more real foods I eat, the better I feel. And, yes, the more sugar I eat, the more I crave it. I’ve pretty much limited sugar to some dark chocolate and sugar in some fruit, and I feel a lot better.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      You are spot on. The more real food I eat, the better I feel. It’s something I need to remind myself.

  3. Biz

    While I love oatmeal with fixins in it, it spikes my blood sugar so much AND I find myself totally hungry in a couple hours.

    I love my protein breakfasts – but I do add some carbs – today I had leftover beef tenderloin, egg white and spinach on two tostadas – each only have 6 grams of carbs – not bad and its so filling too.

    Glad you got away from Lean Cuisines! My boss eats one Ick.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Protein for breakfast has historically been more filling for me.

  4. Jess

    I lost weight in December but I did it by catching a nasty gastro bug that had me so sick that I couldn’t eat for nearly 2 weeks. I wouldn’t recommend that method!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      That does NOT sound like a good method for weight loss. Hope you are feeling better!

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