"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > General Cooking Information > Health, Nutrition and Special Diets
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 07-18-2004, 07:47 PM   #1
Senior Cook
 
RAYT721's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Cleveland, OH.
Posts: 209
Send a message via AIM to RAYT721
Have You Found a Diet that Works???

There are so many fad diets out there. My wife and I have been on a Weight Watchers diet for about a month now. She's lost 24 pounds and I've lost 8.5. I am not following the diet as religiously as my wife but I am noticing that just the lower fat, lower calorie, etc. ingredients that we are using is helping to reduce the calories of the meals. The new "points" system that Weight Watchers uses is so much easier to follow that it used to be. I was thinking that we'd be drinking water and eating rice cakes when she first suggested the diet but that's not the case at all. We are experimenting with some excellent recipes that are quite tasty and quite filling. Of course losing weight isn't based solely on diet. We have both had to adapt a little bit more exercise in our lifestyle. I did want you to know that it WW plan IS working for us but was wondering if any of you may have found diets that work for you??? /rayt721

__________________

__________________
RAYT721 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2004, 09:42 PM   #2
Executive Chef
 
Raine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: NC
Posts: 3,549
WW worked for us. We just can't stick to it for the rest of lives.
__________________

__________________
Raine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2004, 05:06 PM   #3
Assistant Cook
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: New England
Posts: 27
Just found your question, there is a web site MyFoodDiary.com that is as close to perfection as can be. Check it out, you won't be sorry.

Good luck,
Grammadee
__________________
grammadee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2004, 01:30 PM   #4
Assistant Cook
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 12
My mom did the Atkins diet, ie no carbs diet. And she lost a lot of weight. But with any diet, remember to exercise regularly! My Mom did and she is happier than ever.

-ChefMerito
ChefMerito is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2004, 05:16 PM   #5
Assistant Cook
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: New England
Posts: 27
Isn't Atkins the diet Prez Clinton was just on?

Grammadee{(^..^)}
__________________
grammadee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2004, 01:16 PM   #6
Head Chef
 
htc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: USA,Oregon
Posts: 1,302
I found South Beach and love it. Eating habits and lifestlye changed and happier.
__________________
htc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2004, 02:47 PM   #7
Sous Chef
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: USA,Minnesota
Posts: 973
I lost 50 pounds easily on low fat, but gained it all back rapidly (satisfied my craving for bacon and cheeseburgers). I lost 50 pounds easily on low carb, but gained it all back (satisfied my craving for bagels, muffins and cereal). A couple years ago, I decided that I was going to eat whatever I wanted - only in more moderate proportions. I took off the 50 pounds again (reached my recommended weight) and have kept it off for over a year and a half. Basically I slowly reduced my portion size (and caloric intake), but eat the variety I need to feel satisfied. It's simple to me: eat more calories than your body metabolism burns and you will gain weight, eat less and you will lose weight - but people don't want to hear that - they want a gimmick.
__________________
Otter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2004, 03:03 PM   #8
Everymom
 
Alix's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Posts: 23,184
Otter, that is what I believe too. Although I am trying to get healthy by doing more exercise. As you can see from the number of posts I make each day...motivation can be an issue for me! LOL. Seriously though, I have a friend who is a dietician/nutritionist and she says that you NEED every food group to maintain a healthy body and the only way to lose weight and be healthy the whole time is to lower caloric intake and up exercise. Good for you on the 50lbs thing BTW, lots of work went into that I bet.
__________________
You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it. Robin Williams
Alix
Alix is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2004, 03:08 PM   #9
Chef Extraordinaire
 
mudbug's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: NoVA, beyond the Beltway
Posts: 11,166
I agree with Otter and Alix. Since July I have lost 10 pounds by exercising more (walking and Tai Chi), drinking at least four bottles of water a day, but otherwise just trying to eat a balanced diet. I even have a glass of wine (OK, two) while fixing dinner. Counting points, carbs, calories, yada yada is too complicated for me. This may not work for those with diabetes and other medical conditions where you have to be more vigilant.
__________________
Kool Aid - Think before you drink.
mudbug is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2004, 06:51 PM   #10
Sous Chef
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: USA,Minnesota
Posts: 973
What I found is that if I ate something that I didn't like just because it filled a dietary criteria I wasn't satisfied and wound up eating what I did want later. The net result was that I wound up consuming more than I would have if I had just eaten what I wanted in the first place. This week I've had beer, wine, bagels, french fries, cereal, bread, cheeseburgers, prime rib, salami, cheese, rocky road ice cream and a variety of other foods that people would consider diet busters depending on which hula hoop diet they are on. I prepare reasonable portions at home and never leave a restaurant without a full doggy bag.
__________________

__________________
Otter is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
DIET TIPS, TRICKS AND PRODUCTS Darkstream Health, Nutrition and Special Diets 30 08-08-2005 05:12 PM
Diet Coke w/ Lime Ardge Non-alcoholic Drinks 5 11-22-2004 04:10 PM


» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:17 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.