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Light Carbs Update #1

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. Elaine

    So far, so good! Keep up the good work. I agree with your thoughts on the Whole 30 diet. Do you find it hard to get back to a restricted diet after your “cheat meal”?

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Good question!

      So when I was originally losing weight 10+ years ago, I did not do “cheat meals” or “cheat days.” While I eliminated certain trigger foods from my diet, I still ate “bad” foods but everything in moderation. It helped me stay on track with my diet and not feel restricted.

      After losing the weight and maintaining it for so many years, I got comfortable eating whatever I wanted in moderation, as long as I was staying loosely in my calorie range. It worked for a long time.

      Having a cheat day or a cheat meal can be a slippery slope–especially early on in the diet. When I ate the pizza Friday night (an old trigger food) I definitely had the desire to eat more. But I think two things helped me. 1) Getting right back on the diet the next day and not letting myself slip and 2) having seen progress the last two weeks I felt motivated to try harder to resist!

  2. Lori

    Nice job! That bourbon ball thing looks amazing.

    I’m like you, the idea of Whole 30 is nice, but no way in hell am I giving up dairy LOL.

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