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Old 08-28-2009, 03:04 AM   #21
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Step one to a new lifestyle.
It seems there is always the latest frenzy of diets.
Brand name diets come and go as quickly as Octomom
is having babies. Then there are the “Extreme” diets.


I would say over 95% of diets out there work. I do
question ones health on extreme diets that
advertiser losing 7-10 pounds per week; when a
healthy weight loss should be no more than
2-3 pounds a week.

The problem with the word “DIET” is that you can't
stay on them forever. One could end up with serious
health issues staying on an “Extreme” diet over the
recommended length of time.


Forget the diets, forget the calorie counting unless
you're a professional athlete. How about a lifestyle
change. Make a decision, a promise to change the
way you're eating, to excersie consistently, to have
a new LIFESTYLE on your own health.


Start by a decision. Write your goals down on a
3 x 5 card and place it on your bathroom mirror.
The goals should be:
How much do you want to weigh.
When do you want to achieve the new weight.


Be realistic on the time issue. You shouldn't be
losing anymore than 2-3 pounds a week after your
first 2 weeks of your new lifestyle.


Take a head to toe photo. Take measurements of
arms, chest, waist, hips (if female) and thighs. Get
serious, take your lifestyle by the horns.
You are an optimist! Thanks for positive and fighting spirit!
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Old 09-29-2009, 10:17 AM   #22
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I agree- its should be a lifestyle change.
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Old 10-13-2009, 02:47 PM   #23
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Exercise is key. Incorporate at least 30 minutes of activity a day and that makes for a healthier lifestyle.
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Old 10-13-2009, 03:06 PM   #24
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Lifestyle change. Keep everything consistant: exercise, meal times, food/drink intake.

That way you're body gets used to it, rather than dieting for a few weeks and then going back to normal. You're just confusing your metabolism that way.
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Old 10-14-2009, 07:13 AM   #25
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O.K. I'll jump in also.
I hate that 4 letter word DIET. I've had weight issues for 36 years, it started when I was 14 and puberty set in, female stuff, you know.
Anyway 8 months ago I was feeling lower than I had ever felt. It hurt to get out of bed every morning, I weighed 310 pounds, I suffer from depression that I have to deal with without anti-depressants due to allergies, and personal family problems.
I sat down with my DH one evening and told him that I was changing my life and he lovingly held my hand and said, "Honey what ever it takes, I'm 110% behind you. I will eat whatever you put in front of me and join you in this journey for a new healthier lifestyle. I'm now averaging 1 pound a week (31 lbs.) and I truly feel better. I don't deprive myself, I'm not gonna spend my life feeling deprived. I love food and cooking, that's why I'm on this awesome forum, but I love living and watching my awesome son grow up much, much more.
To put it more simple...
When I changed my attitude, I changed my life!
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Old 11-30-2009, 01:16 AM   #26
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Very Well Said. Its really difficult for a person fond of eating to control and go on a diet when you have number of delicious dishes to try out. You just need to set yourself to a limit and daily exercise would help you go down by a few pounds daily. Going on a serious diet may cause some health problems as well.
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Old 12-03-2009, 11:26 PM   #27
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Your "diet" should be what you plan on eating for the rest of your life... Make a list of healthy foods that you find tasty... There's no point eating heath foods that you hate because you'll never make it in the long haul. Pick healthy foods you'll enjoy, make a list and see what types of dishes can be made from those foods; also make a list of ingredients that are "no-no's" ... Once you have a rhythm of eating correctly you can every now and then indulge in sweets just as long as you're mainly staying on a healthy diet.
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Old 12-04-2009, 06:26 AM   #28
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I've found that it's far easier to change SLOWLY. Don't jump headfirst into the deep end of the pool, just make one healthy change that you can live with. Once you have incorporated that change into your lifestyle, make another. And a word to the wise, while exercise is important, what you eat has more to do with weight control for most folks.
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Old 12-04-2009, 05:59 PM   #29
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i diet, & that works VERY well! i went from 164 to 125.5 in 4 months. that weight is gone, & it's not returning. i quit taking a med that was making me hearty, & dieted for a few, & now i'm at the weight my dietician decided for me. (126 is my ideal.) i don't know why people hate dieting so; i'm not very hungry when i'm losing weight, i just get used to being on empty.
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Old 12-04-2009, 09:48 PM   #30
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i don't know why people hate dieting so; i'm not very hungry when i'm losing weight, i just get used to being on empty.
It's because when people diet they feel deprived. And then you stay strong for 1-2 weeks, and then binge like you've never seen food before! Or maybe that's just me.
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