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yunalee 09-26-2011 02:42 PM

I need a good diet
 
my eatting ha gone to shit, i'm eatting way more junk than i should be this is the reason i've put on all the weight i've lost before.

i'm looking for a diet that works that's not super intence to start off with

Nailkita 09-26-2011 03:14 PM

My preference is still the Weight Watchers Diet, it's not about restricting what you can eat, it's about portion control, and knowing how much you can eat.

It can be a little costly though, I stopped it because of the costs, the main things I took out of it were:
- if you bite it, write it
- eat less, move more

They have a pretty good community and support group, and the online version is great, Meetings are a great way to meet people in the same boat as you too.

Hunny24 09-26-2011 08:10 PM

I don't really have a set diet but I usually have plain oatmeal in the morning for some carbs, then fish, chicken w/ veggies or a salad for lunch. And have no carbs at dinner time. Works for me.

yunalee 09-26-2011 08:45 PM

well i looked around on the net abit today. and saw the simmple steps i can take to start with, this is mostly managing how much i eat more than what i eat for the moment.

eat 5 meals a day (3meals 2 snacks)

snack shouldn't be bigger than the size of your fist

meat for meals shouldn't be bigger than the size of your palm.

no eating 3 hours before bed, so that would be 8pm usally for me.

i'm also starting to count cals again where i can.

this is the first day i'm trying to control how much i ate and i'm hungry, but i'm gluping down water to compensate

nctgreene 09-27-2011 03:28 AM

Weight Watchers
 
I'm doing Weight Watchers to. I tried when I was much younger but it has changed. I am following the Points Plus program. I didn't join so I use a free online points calculator at makegoal.com. It does teach portion control which is key. You can eat whatever you like as long as you stay within you pts goal. A friend of mine is in WW so she shares information with me.

Good Luck.
Nancy

joycelocicero 09-30-2011 04:43 AM

The Slim in 6 (AKA: Beach Body) diet is awesome. You eat all your favorite foods but in moderation and a snack in between. Ofcorse excersize is always a large boost. I lost 30 lbs on it 3 years ago butlet myself go so I am back on it again.
Good Luck

01gt4.6 09-30-2011 05:31 AM

What are some good foods that you like and what are your junk weaknesses?

acceleratedlearning 09-30-2011 09:50 AM

if want to have good body you need to suffer many things to acquire your precious body.

singaporeseo 10-04-2011 10:26 AM

to gain a good body you need a discipline to your self

dysonsphere 10-17-2011 01:21 PM


Originally Posted by yunalee (Post 57803)
my eatting ha gone to shit, i'm eatting way more junk than i should be this is the reason i've put on all the weight i've lost before.

i'm looking for a diet that works that's not super intence to start off with

I read that as... been stuffing my face, help me, don't give me anything that is hard work.

Good luck with that.

VitoVino 10-17-2011 02:06 PM


Originally Posted by dysonsphere (Post 59650)
I read that as... been stuffing my face, help me, don't give me anything that is hard work.

Good luck with that.


I'll have to agree. The thing is, it doesn't have to be that difficult and there's nothing "magic" about it. Just a few simple rules, but all three must be employed:

- eat clean
- limit calories (and use tracking)
- moderate exercise

Bam! There's your 'good diet'!

Rubystars 10-18-2011 01:50 AM

Even the diets that don't have you directly count calories still reduce your calories. I'm on the fitday diet. Basically I log EVERYTHING I eat.

I noticed you said that you log the food "when you can". If you can't log something in some way why are you eating it? Don't eat something if you don't have any idea how many calories it has in it.

Also if you like to eat a large volume of food you can still do that if you pick the right things to eat, but those right things have to include a lot of low calorie vegetables and fruits like melons that are high volume, low calorie.

You should also get exercise but you know that.

amiyah11 11-11-2011 04:46 PM

Diet Advice
 
Hello, For a good diet i use is:

Eat more fruits and vegetables and exercise at least 3 to 4 times a week. Also if you have stairs at your job try to take them instead of the elwvator. And your days you don't exercise try to walk at least 30 mins a day. This is what helps me.:)

Weight Progress: 10/18/2011-323.5
10/27/2011-319.5
11/01/2011-315.4
11/05/2011-315.9
11/10/2011-313.4

Stay Encourage!!!!!

LMB2011 11-11-2011 10:34 PM

Walking every day for at least 30 min. a day has help me not only lose some weight but has helped me feel better energy wise. I know find myself asking a family memeber or friend everyday what they are doing just so I can see if they want to go walking with me.

volleyballgranny 12-02-2011 03:44 PM


Originally Posted by dysonsphere (Post 59650)
I read that as... been stuffing my face, help me, don't give me anything that is hard work.

Good luck with that.

I agree. One place that you could start is using the books "Eat This, Not That." My son (30 yrs old) asked for them--you don't really diet, you make better choices. The books are easy to read, and interesting (in my opinion).

Follow the link for more information: Eat This, Not That: Diet Review

saied129 12-04-2011 07:42 PM


well i looked around on the net abit today. and saw the simmple steps i can take to start with, this is mostly managing how much i eat more than what i eat for the moment.

eat 5 meals a day (3meals 2 snacks)

snack shouldn't be bigger than the size of your fist

meat for meals shouldn't be bigger than the size of your palm.

no eating 3 hours before bed, so that would be 8pm usally for me.

i'm also starting to count cals again where i can.

this is the first day i'm trying to control how much i ate and i'm hungry, but i'm gluping down water to compensate
i think; this is so good

mcano 12-05-2011 01:06 AM

Try the Body for Life diet.

volleyballgranny 12-05-2011 01:58 PM

How much do you need to lose? That can make a difference. What are your current eating habits? That makes a big difference.

My son is 30 yrs old. He watched "Supersize Me" and cut out all fast food and soft drinks. He lost 40 lbs in about 3 months. He doesn't need to lose now, but he starts a creeping gain when he ads fast food back in. Whatever you do, it needs to be a lifestyle change.

He asked for the books "Eat This, Not That" and keeps them in his car. When he does have to stop for food on the run, he looks through the books and makes the better choice. You'd be surprised what a difference (in calories, carbs, and fats) making healthier choices can show on your body.

curciom 01-02-2012 10:15 PM

I like the Paleo Diet (Paleolithic diet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia). It is very satisfying and there is no feeling of deprivation. Another variation is called the Perfect Health Diet. It really helps to be keeping track of my calories and activities on FitDay.

The Paleo Diet Solution is a way to get back to our roots - to eat the natural foods that our ancestors have hunted, fished, and gathered since the dawn of time, not since the dawn of processed foods.

Eat full portions of lean meats and seafood
Enjoy fruits and vegetables, mushrooms, herbs and sweets like honey
Remove the modern grains and dairy that can be difficult to digest
And get rid of processed foods, alcohols, and sugars!
Get energy from natural, unprocessed foods – not dangerous diet pills or methods!

You'll have a full stomach AND be full of energy, all while losing weight!

curciom 01-02-2012 11:17 PM

Paleo explained
 
Here is link to a fantastic video which explains paleo information...TEDxIowaCity - Dr. Terry Wahls - Minding Your Mitochondria - YouTube

yunalee 01-10-2012 02:01 PM

seems that still get replys on this thread.

i just wanna say i've joined hebal magic, i tihnk it's canadian only weight-loss center. i've been with them snice the end of october and i've lost just over 20lbs snice then.

it's mostly based on limited potions of food in different food groups, protine, fruits, veggies, starch, dairy, one free exchange( which can be low cal snacks, or stuff like pasta sauce, salad dressing, low fat mayo, wine etc.), and then 2 meal replacements a day.

all i have to do is write down what i eat in a handy journal they give you.

they also of a guide to eatting out which helps in making the right choices if i have to go out to eat. i can ay i've only gone out for food twice snice i've started, and i don't really miss it much.

i still have a long way to go, and an empity wallet to show for it. (program isn't cheap)

TakeAHike! 01-25-2012 10:58 PM

Hi I am new to this forum but thought I would share what has worked really well for me. I use the 17 day diet. I only purchased the book (they have dvds & food) and have found it sensible and easy to follow. I found my book on ebay at a great cost savings.

In regards to some previous posts here regarding portion sizes, the owner of the gym I go to goes by this rule & it works GREAT!

You do use your hand to judge portion sizes but (hopefully I can explain this properly without showing ya'll in person) You make a fist... then partially open it so that where your fingers are all bent still but level with your arm.... then you do an imaginary chop (of course lol) where your main hand knuckles are without including the thumb.... this is the formula you can use to judge your portion size ;)

If I need to post a pic to help folks understand I would be more than happy to.

Happy Trails!

jessicaonadiet 02-25-2012 02:10 PM

Exercise. Exercise. Exercise. That is the way forward!! I foud my perfect diet at Worked for me and you get a free gym membership trial if you go to the offers page too.

VitoVino 02-25-2012 02:39 PM


Originally Posted by yunalee (Post 57803)
my eatting ha gone to xxxx


No problem spelling the profanity I see. :eek:

rimron 05-02-2012 06:22 AM

Eat fruits and avoid Breads

minamu 05-05-2012 06:08 PM

Look at the Dukan diet. This is a process that has fairly recently hit the states after being wildly popular in France and Canada. Its aim is to "cure" being overweight by stepping you through several phases that basically train you how to eat and exercise right. I started it. I'm in the first phase, the "attack" phase, which is all lean proteins and no fat dairy, but as much as you want. You also have to drink a lot of water, 1.5 to 2 quarts/day. And have 1.5 tablespoons of oat bran per day, which can be cooked in a galette or you can have it as regular cereal. 20 minutes of exercise such as brisk walking per day. Attack phase is a short, motivating phase that only lasts from 2-10 days, depending on your situation. After 5 days, I've lost 11 pounds, and that is including a cheating episode.

I'm now planning to extend my attack phase for two more days before moving into the "cruise" phase, which is the phase that takes you to your weight. In that phase, you alternate between days with lean protein and veggies and days with just lean proteins. Increase oat bran to 2 tablespoons a day. Some people alternate days 5/5, some people do 3/3, some 1/1. I haven't decided which, but doubt I could do 5/5 because I don't like meat that much. Seafood has been my saving grace during attack because I love it. During cruise, you up exercise to 30 minutes per day.

After "cruise" phase, there's the "stabilization" phase, which lasts 5 days for every pound you lost during cruise, where you stop alternating days and eat lean and veggies each day, add in fruit one serving per day, 2 slices of whole grain bread per day, 1.5 oz of cheese per day, and during the first half of your phase, 1 starchy food per week and one celebration meal per week (appetizer, main, dessert and wine or other drink, whatever you want but only one serving of each), during the second half of the phase, 2 starchy foods per week and 2 celebration meals per week. Continue with 2 tablespoons of oat bran per day. The key to is that you must commit to one pure protein-only day per week, which is what keeps you level. Exercise 25 min. per day.

Finally, consolidation. You swear to take no elevators or escalators when stairs are available for the rest of your life, and continue the above but up the oat bran to 3 tablespoons per day and exercise at least 20 minutes per day.

I'm sure it sounds complicated, but if you read the book, you get the reasons for it all and when you do it, it has quite the effect of showing you how your body reacts to different foods. It will be interesting to see what happens to both my body and moods when I add in veggies, not to mention later down the line when a few simple carbs come in. For now its just interesting experiencing the process. I find my affect to be more flat on the attack phase.

volleyballgranny 05-06-2012 02:51 PM


Originally Posted by dysonsphere (Post 59650)
I read that as... been stuffing my face, help me, don't give me anything that is hard work.

Good luck with that.

I got the same thing...you can't keep doing the same thing and expect different results. If you don't change habits, you will yo-yo. Even on WW, you will experience portion size creep. In my opinion, the best thing to do is retrain your brain--stop thinking of wheat and sugar as foods. There was no bread bush in the garden of Eden...nor was there a donut tree.

PS: Read Wheat Belly...portion size helps, but there comes a time when some foods need to be eliminated from your daily diet. Some things are supposed to be treats, not staples.

TrainersRoom 05-16-2012 07:28 AM

Having a diet that is low fat but not exactly fat free, rich in vitamins, and very high in fiber. It is important to have a good diet, a moderate exercise program, and to have at least 1800 calories a day when breastfeeding, to keep you and the baby healthy. Thanks a lot.

jwt708 05-16-2012 11:26 AM


Originally Posted by Rubystars (Post 59760)
Even the diets that don't have you directly count calories still reduce your calories. I'm on the fitday diet. Basically I log EVERYTHING I eat.

First time I've heard of the Fitday Diet! That's exactly what I've done and have had great results too!

Log all foods. My custom food list is huge.

plalvin 05-19-2012 07:02 AM

Diet of ME
 
I have been on just about every diet in the past and have decided that none of them are 100% reliable. Once you get off of the diet, the weight comes back because they have not taught you the most important thing...changing behavior.
I made the decision to start tracking everything I eat and use myself as a test dummy. I changed one thing and recorded how it made me feel and how it affected my body for a week. I then kept it or ditched it. After 3 or 4 months I came upon the things that work for my body.
I eat in what can be called a Paleo style: About a pound of protien from natural sources for each pound of lean weight and less than 150 carbs (higher on the days that I exercise) a day. I no longer eat any wheat of any kind because I found out it was giving me stomach issues and I limit dairy. Most of my carbs come from fruits and veggies, with some rice and corn every once in while.
Probably most surprising is that I dont worry about fat at all. My body does fine on a higher fat diet (40% or more). The fat I eat comes from red meat, eggs and olive oil for the salads that I eat every day.

All of this is to say that you can only rely on others to tell you how to lose weight for so long. You eventually have to make the behavioral changes within yourself if you want to stop struggling with keeping it off.

Height: 6'2"
Current weight: 199 lbs
Bodyt Fat %: 15%
Total Loss: 45 lbs
Time Kept Off (This Time): 4 yrs.

AcuFitness 06-25-2015 01:35 PM

Its a good question and request. Everyone is looking for the perfect diet plan, the one that will get them the figure/body they have always dreamed of. IMO, most of these fad diets or for the "masses" diets might work to a degree but remember they are diets to fit everyone. If you truly want a diet for you you need to see a nutrionist or a personal trainer who is knowledgeable in that field. Since each body is different those "gimmick" diets (for lack of a better word) might not work, or might only work for a short while. As a personal trainer I provide many of my clients with personal meal plans made just for them based on their body type, structure, goals, activity level etc. When they follow what I say the success rate is amazing! Remember your diet is more important than your actual workouts so make sure you find one that fits YOU!
Thanks for listening

IgnacioSports 03-05-2016 09:36 AM

To get a perfect body shape balanced diet should be there.Include balanced food and void sugar, protein rich food.

LusieL 06-21-2018 09:50 PM

The experience of my friends shows, if your refuse from sugar at all you will lose weight quickly. Or you can refuse from animal fat in food you will lose weight really quickly. 100% garantee! It means you should cook yourself and dont buy prepack or fast food.

SamGreen1 06-21-2018 10:26 PM


Originally Posted by yunalee (Post 57803)
my eatting ha gone to shit, i'm eatting way more junk than i should be this is the reason i've put on all the weight i've lost before.

i'm looking for a diet that works that's not super intence to start off with

Hey yunalee Its great that you want to lose weight. Im in the same boat as you. Im trying tea detox for the first time and it seems to be working so far. You can check it out if you want to. I read a cool article about it at greenreview.org
Not sure if this is what your looking for but its still a good read.

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zidishah 08-13-2018 02:44 PM

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LashaundaRau 08-16-2018 10:59 AM


Originally Posted by yunalee (Post 57803)
my eatting ha gone to shit, i'm eatting way more junk than i should be this is the reason i've put on all the weight i've lost before.

i'm looking for a diet that works that's not super intence to start off with

You can try such diet - there are grapefruit and eggs. You can't eat other foods. But you can eat any number of these products.

Vickey.M 08-20-2018 04:22 AM

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jamesjohs075 10-09-2018 07:18 AM

High-fat low carb foods, protein sources, and non-starchy veggies fit into a ketogenic diet.


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