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Old 11-27-2007, 06:26 AM   #21
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mmm, maybe you're right. How bout the "air" diet? Or the "eat all you can see" diet and make sure he can't see any food!?
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Old 11-27-2007, 06:30 AM   #22
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Yeah that may just force him to drive around looking for the perfect burger all day! That guy is gonna eat come h--- or high water so I best have some control over it!
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Old 12-13-2007, 04:25 AM   #23
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want to be on a diet

Hello, I am 18 years old college girl and little overweight. I think I have to loose at least 20 pounds. So I really want to be on a diet and loose that weight. In the coming summer I want to go swimming in a bikini without being worried about what other people are thinking of my stomach. I want to be toned up but donít want to go to the gym. Please help. Any diets that have worked and you have kept the weight off. I have already tried the weight watchers point diet but put the weight back on while I was still on the diet.
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Old 12-13-2007, 07:01 AM   #24
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Welcome to DC xboxchamp593!! What I have always found with losing weight is to not go on a "diet" per se but to look at your eating habits and changing the way you eat in terms of nutrition, work on everything in moderation and sometimes as to when you eat. Start with a food diary (being brutally honest), recording not just what and how much you have eaten but when you ate it. It can also be benefitial to record what you were doing prior to eating and what you were feeling (stressed, rushed, happy). Also consider your fluid intake as that has a lot of hidden calories (in most instances).

But also don't be unrealistic in your goals as that will set you back mentally when you don't reach it. You don't have to answer this, but are you sure you need to lose 20 lbs? Are you really overweight or just lack toning? Perception can be wrong you know. Just something to think about rather than needing a response here.

Oh and don't forget to fit exercise into whatever "diet" you choose.

Good luck!
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Old 12-13-2007, 07:01 AM   #25
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Brown rice is also good as it's filling and low GI. (if he likes brown rice - a lot of people don't). Then you can cook a big pot at the beginning of the week and mix it with eg low fat coronation chicken salad. chicken caesar salad, bean and turkey salad etc. Should probably not be too difficult to drive if he eats it with a spoon.
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Old 12-13-2007, 09:36 AM   #26
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xbox-I have tried tons of diets, cutting back on carbs and exercise worked for me, but is not for everyone, No matter what diet you try you have to increase your activity. as far as your tummy, crunches, sit ups and leg lifts help. Believe me it's not easy and takes determination and hard work.
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Old 12-14-2007, 02:54 PM   #27
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Welcome xbox. Just to clarify, by not going to the gym, you are still up for running, jogging, or even swimming correct? If not then I don't believe your goals to be realistic.

I would just eat in moderation, pretty much anything you eat in moderation (besides fast food) will help you attain your goal when combined with exercise. A good rule of thumb for losing weight is "don't eat until you are full, only eat until you are not hungry." I wouldn't worry about counting anything, takes too much time and effort that could better be spend walking around the block.

Now back to getting ideas of what to bring for lunch next week
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Old 12-14-2007, 07:20 PM   #28
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Yeah I'm with Hawkeye.
Eat with your brain, excercise the same.
I didn't start this thread about eating and refusing to move.
NO, that was not snotty.
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Old 12-16-2007, 07:52 PM   #29
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hi xbox i haven't tried to diet at all but i have heard from many friends and colleagues that the southbeach diet practically works as long as you stick to it. also, i would have to agree with the other people here that it is very important for you to move your body to shed off those unwanted lbs. diet should go with proper exercise.
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Old 12-16-2007, 08:52 PM   #30
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Not on the low cal end, but I could eat peanut butter noodles for breakfast, lunch and dinner, 24/7.

They are usually served at room temp or cool.

I might start thinking Asian cooking. Beef with broccoli, that sort of thing. Just Google for recipes.
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