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Ask Roni _v21s1 Eating Out, Diet Anxiety, Deal with a Slump, Eating Healthy and Tasty

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Had a bit of time today during the toddler’s nap to record a video. Actually I recorded three! I’ll prep and post them as I have time.

Topics in this video/podcast include…

  • How do I eat out?
  • Diet Anxiety
  • Getting through a slump
  • Eating Healthy and Tasty


Podcast Version (Audio Only)
[podcast]http://RonisWeigh.com/resources/podcasts/AskRoni_v21s1.mp3[/podcast]

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Discussion

There are 8 comments so far.

    Nicole

    March 3, 2009

    What a full video Roni, with sooo many topics I relate to! For the diet anxiety, I have had this soooo many times. Every time I have started a new eating style I go through this. I am either so rigid I am miserable, or end up sort of not doing the eating plan. With WW this time it took me almost a full month before I had that aha moment, and finally got how to eat on this plan. It is not hard, but it just took me that length of time to be able to put together a day full of eating and feel satisfied.

    For the eating healthy and tasty, I can also relate. This time with weight watchers I finally accepted who I am as an eater. I like sweet treats and I am not going to eat yucky food. Knowing this about myself, I spend a lot of time trying new recipes, reading food blogs and cooking magazines and cookbooks. Granted, I love to cook so this is not a burden for me. But I think it is PastaQueen who talks about on her blog that she realized to be successful she was going to have to do some cooking. And she is right, you can make really good, healthy, satisfying food that is not that different in terms of flavor from how you ate before.

    I eat well now everyday and I eat on plan and I am losing consistently. This amazes me, but it makes me joyful as well. I have dessert any night I want, I have great snacks and just overall wonderful food. But with Roni’s help and really doing my research I have cut out the fat and fill the void with flavor and veggies. It really does work!

    Nicole

    March 3, 2009

    What a full video Roni, with sooo many topics I relate to! For the diet anxiety, I have had this soooo many times. Every time I have started a new eating style I go through this. I am either so rigid I am miserable, or end up sort of not doing the eating plan. With WW this time it took me almost a full month before I had that aha moment, and finally got how to eat on this plan. It is not hard, but it just took me that length of time to be able to put together a day full of eating and feel satisfied.

    For the eating healthy and tasty, I can also relate. This time with weight watchers I finally accepted who I am as an eater. I like sweet treats and I am not going to eat yucky food. Knowing this about myself, I spend a lot of time trying new recipes, reading food blogs and cooking magazines and cookbooks. Granted, I love to cook so this is not a burden for me. But I think it is PastaQueen who talks about on her blog that she realized to be successful she was going to have to do some cooking. And she is right, you can make really good, healthy, satisfying food that is not that different in terms of flavor from how you ate before.

    I eat well now everyday and I eat on plan and I am losing consistently. This amazes me, but it makes me joyful as well. I have dessert any night I want, I have great snacks and just overall wonderful food. But with Roni’s help and really doing my research I have cut out the fat and fill the void with flavor and veggies. It really does work!
    OH! You’re my new favorite blogger fyi

    Stephanie

    March 3, 2009

    Roni—you’re blog is such an inspiration and I love these video postings. You really make this personal and help a lot of folks through the tough times of ‘dieting’. I am definitely going to send your info to my Weight Watchers group, I think you can help so many people and I applaud you for your efforts.

    Michelle in CA

    March 3, 2009

    Thanks for that – especially loved the “getting through the slump” segment :-)

    Hayley

    March 3, 2009

    Roni thank you so so so much a million times over for answering my question and helping me with the issue of diet anxiety. I think your advice of approaching it from an educational standpoint is right on target and that’s kind of what I’ve been doing over these past few months. I realized that I’ve been struggling with some kind of ED or food issues for over 10 years anymore and I, once and for all, want to put it behind me. I DID seek out a therapist and have been seeing her every week since I wrote to you. I’m not actually following Weight Watchers (though I still think it is a wonderful program and recommend it to others) but I’ve chosen something that I feel that I can maintain for life. I think the big part of it for me was getting to the bottom of my emotional eating and figuring out what I needed to do in life to make myself happy that did not involve food.

    Since getting back on track with eating healthy and exercising I feel like a completely different person. Because I’m eating healthy foods (not depriving – I definitely still indulge!) I FEEL really good and for me that was the biggest part. Like you, I wasn’t 100lbs overweight but the bingeing was taking a toll on my body to the point where I was getting severly depressed. Things are going much better now, but I do still wonder if I’m going to feel those same old urges again to comfort myself with food. At least now I feel like I’m more aware and prepared to deal with this stuff than before.

    Thank you again so much!!

    Tara

    March 4, 2009

    Hayley,
    Do you mind me asking if you are following a different diet?

    I am in my early 20s and I’m contemplating going to get help with my diet anxiety. I’m not sure how to explain to those around me or if I even need to why I want to see somebody. I know that I would want my mom to know, but I’m not sure how I would tell her.

    Hayley

    March 4, 2009

    Tara,

    I’ve actually been doing the Body for Life training program and using the same eating principles (5-6 small meals a day, a protein & carb at every meal, at least 2 meals with veggies, etc). For me it is ideal (and I don’t look at it as a diet – I truly feel like i can eat this way for the rest of my life) and it really helps keep my blood sugar levels stable. This is a big problem for me because as soon as I go too long without food I tend to want to binge or at least overeat at my next meal (I’m sure this is true for many people). Therapy has also helped a lot, too but it did take me a while to find a therapist I really liked.

    I finally told my mom about my struggles, too. It’s very difficult for other people who arent going through something similar to understand but in the end she started doing some of her own “research” online and was surprised to find that a lot of people are struggling with binge eating. I’m not sure if you have the same issue, but if it’s something you’ve been dealing with for a long time then it really helps to talk to someone about it. Please feel free to email me if you’d like – jazzerhay@gmail.com. Take care of yourself Tara…

    Dani

    March 6, 2009

    I loved this post! Right now, on my “journey”, I’m at the exact stage of figuring out how to “fall in love with the process” and I’m so psyched by it! Each week my meals are getting better and better (and lighter) and it’s so much fun figuring it all out! I’m not on WW, but doing a program called Vtrim – http://www.uvm.edu/vtrim/. It’s the same thing though, with counting calories and tracking activity. For many months before joining, I knew my daily calorie goal was 1,200 and was so, extremely frustrated trying to survive on such little food. Now, I’m not saying I’m not still hungry trying to stay within my goal, but everyday is a new challenge as far as what fun things I can make and still stay within my goal.

    Besides Green Lite Bites, 2 of my favorite websites for recipes are Dani Spies, and Eating Well.com. Thanks again for this post and thanks for all the work you put into these sites.

    PS I just ordered a Roni’s Weigh T-shirt! Yay!