Out of all the diets you’ve tried,what worked the best for you?
I recently decided to revamp my life. I quit smoking and added some daily excercize to my week. I have also decided that I need to loose 25 pounds. I am currently using calorie counter database to keep track of my intake, but I’m wondering if I should be eliminating certain foods from my diet? What diets worked best for you? What diets were you able to maintain for long periods of time? I want a diet that I can stay on forever! a diet built on vegetables, beans, fruit and fish. My bf and I eat very little meat… in all honesty I could probably cut it out completely and not be too sad… anyway, tell me your thoughts! what worked best for you!
My Own. I eat anything I want, in Moderation. Lost 10 pounds this way. I never do any special diets because I can’t follow them. I still eat ice cream (1/2 cup serving) Still eat Chocolate Chips (32 of them) Cereal or scrambled eggs, or 1/2 bagel for Breakfast, Chicken Broth or Salad for lunch, and 1 piece of chicken/fish/or pork for dinner with 1/2 plate of veggies and 1/2 cup of my favorite starch. I don’t have to deprive myself, and I can still lose weight.
What are the best diets out there that work long term?
I am not really that over weight but I feel as though if I lose a few stone I will feel so much better with myself. I am looking for a good diet that is healthy, helps to lose weight quickly and when you start eating again normally you dont gain on all the pounds you lost. Any suggestions?
Simply put, calorie control. Either control your input, work out, or do both. As long as you caloric input (food) is less than the output (what you use during the day, breathing and keeping your heart beating + working out) you will lose weight.
In the case of controlling input, simple changes make a huge difference. During dinner time especially, lower your portions- reduce it not by MAJOR amounts, but only about 1/6th or 1/4th- it adds up. When you’re feeling the urge to snack, instead of going for vending machine chips, go for a peice of fruit, string cheese, or a yogurt. Drink plenty of water- it’ll make you fuller, prevent dehydration, and it’s no calories at all. If you want to drink something sweet, try drinking a cup of gatorade (not the whole bottle!) instead of a cup of soda- while ‘diet’ soda is in general not very healthy, drinks like gatorade and powerade are, and if consumed in moderation, they contain much less calories than cola, and are mixed with electrolytes, which is very good if you’re dieting and working out.
To maintain your weight after losing the desired weight, simply start eating a little bit more, until the scale evens out without any major loss or gain throughout the week.
what diet will work best for me?
i’m only 5 feet tall, weigh anywhere between 120 or 125.
my exercise: i hardly really exercise much. i run when it’s not too cold and i run on our elliptical a little
how i eat: i’m basically eating everything i want when i want.
i’m thinking about doing a greens and protein diet but what greens?
what is good protein?
what foods would be good for that diet, and if i did that, would it work?
No, it won’t work. Not in the long run. Why? All cookie-cutter diets are bogus. Studies have shown that of the people who have lost a substantial amount of weight on any diet plan, 95% will regain all of the weight within two years, because the diet is not sustainable. And then there are people who can’t stand the diet for more than a few days. The upshot: Diets only work for approximately 1% of overweight people. In the long run, for the overwhelming majority of overweight people, diets INCREASE body fat, decrease lean muscle mass, make you feel miserable, and undermine self-esteem.
What to do instead? Two things. First, look into Intuitive Eating. (See link below.) One of the main points is learning to recognize when your body tells you that you’ve had enough to eat. (It’s not the same thing as pigging out.) It takes time to master the skills of IE. You’ll learn them faster now than you would after playing the Diet Game for a few years.
Second, do some self-experimentation, and get on a sustainable exercise program. What’s that? It’s the amount of exercise that gives you the maximum sense of well-being at the end of your ‘workout’.
Suppose that you decide on walking. (I don’t recommend running.) Do a moderately brisk 20-minute walk some time during the day, but not when you’re hungry. Make a mental note of how you feel immediately afterwards. Then skip a day. Then do a 25-minute walk. Do you feel better afterwards than you did with the 20-minute walk? Then skip a day. Keep increasing your walking in 5-minute increments. Eventually, you’ll reach a point where increasing the length of the walk makes you feel WORSE than for a walk that’s 5 minutes shorter. That 5-minutes-shorter walk is what’s optimal for you.
These days, I mainly do strength training–with a special emphasis on the legs–for my exercise program. But before that, walking was my mainstay. And 35 minutes of moderately brisk walking gave the maximum sense of well-being afterwards. But you’ll have to find your own optimum. The number that works for me won’t necessarily work for you.
Here are five advantages to a fine-tuned walking program.
•There’s no ‘will-power’ issue. To a large extent, walking is it’s own reward. You’ll look forward to walking every day.
•You burn extra calories when you walk.
•You continue to burn extra calories for some time after you’ve finished your walk.
•A moderate degree of aerobic fitness increases the sensitivity of your insulin receptors, which is good for your health.
•If you don’t walk when you’re hungry, that amount of exercise won’t affect your appetite. (Long walks do increase appetite.)
what diet works best?
i have tried not eating and have cut down, it works but, not as much as it needs to.
please share the best diets that work for you,
well you should never not eat. its just not good for you. just try to eat healthy foods and drink plenty of water. but remember, no diet will get you anywhere without exercise. now if your looking for a product that can help along with it, then theres this product from Core4 called “cheat” which takes 25% of the calories away from everything you eat. if you want 2 check it out, just go 2 http://www.core4livemore.irepcni.com/home/index.asp
and sign up for free and check out their products and what its all about. i no some family members who are using this and its working great for them =)
What Kind of Meal Plan Works Best with Bontril?
My doctor prescribed Bontril to aid in my weight loss. I am trying to lose about 50lbs by April 2008 (my bday). What kind of diet works best with this drug? Low Carb? Low-Cal? Low fat? I see that people have had success with the pill. Please share what you ate while taking Bontril. Sample meal plans welcome. Thanks!
Hey Congrats! That is not the easiest drug to get from the doc. You have to lose at least 4lbs a month or they take you off by the way.
I have lost 20lbs so far, in less than 2 months, my dad, who weighs a lot, more than 300lbs, has lost 45lbs in a month. I know, I hate him too! lol
His plan is that you eat only about 1500 calories to 1800 calories a day. He has stuck to that religiously and he eats usually his bigger meal of the day at lunch.
I love Phentermine 37.5 which is what I take, and Bontril is the generic for Adipex, which is what Phen is generic for as well. You will love the med. It gives you energy as well.
I would suggest, since your a woman eating 1800 cals a day. Dad buys those Lean Cuisine meals or Weight Watchers Smart Choice meals and eats them for dinner, doesn’t eat after 6pm, drinks lots of water (I personally love Aquafina FlavorSplash) and eats fruit for breakfast, or oatmeal.
Good luck you can email me anytime if you need support or just need to talk! My email is in my profile.
Powered by Yahoo! Answers