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Old 02-12-2011, 03:30 PM   #311
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My hand is already raised up in the air, but losing weight is not that easy. I have gained about 50 pounds during my pregnancy and now I have to lose all of this weight. The nights without sleep, the work around the house and watching the baby all the time didn't do the trick yet. I am seriously thinking about a diet, but don't know which one is the healthier and the most appropriate for my lifestyle. Please help me with some advices!
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Old 02-12-2011, 03:53 PM   #312
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Welcome to DC. I would like to lose 15 pounds but nothing helps. If you find the secert please share.

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Old 02-12-2011, 07:10 PM   #313
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i don't even want to talk about it. will keep trying, though.
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Old 02-12-2011, 07:36 PM   #314
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I am on one of my weight loss jaunts at the moment. Quitting smoking and Christmas really didn't do my figure much good. I have simply lowered my carb intake and slightly increased my exercise. This has always worked for me. I am losing about 3lbs a week which suits me just fine. Good luck to all who are getting trim!
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Old 03-02-2011, 05:23 PM   #315
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I have heard about a ridiculous diet with soup, fiber bars and boiled apples. It's supposedly a wonder diet that will help you lose about 22 pounds. It doesn't seem very healthy and I don't know if I should try it. What do you think?
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Old 03-02-2011, 05:49 PM   #316
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Those ridiculous diets don't work. Even if you do manage to lose weight, is it really something you are going to do for the rest of your life? If not, you're just going to gain it all back.

I started Weight Watchers at the beginning of the year and it's working great for me...I've already lost a little over 20 pounds eating normal foods and making good choices.
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Old 03-02-2011, 05:54 PM   #317
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Those ridiculous diets don't work. Even if you do manage to lose weight, is it really something you are going to do for the rest of your life? If not, you're just going to gain it all back.

I started Weight Watchers at the beginning of the year and it's working great for me...I've already lost a little over 20 pounds eating normal foods and making good choices.
I agree! Don't count on a quick fix that you cannot continue for the rest of your life. It has to be just that...a lifestyle change.
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Old 03-02-2011, 07:34 PM   #318
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Those ridiculous diets don't work. Even if you do manage to lose weight, is it really something you are going to do for the rest of your life? If not, you're just going to gain it all back.

I started Weight Watchers at the beginning of the year and it's working great for me...I've already lost a little over 20 pounds eating normal foods and making good choices.

I have heard of this program, but never actually imagined how it is to have someone that watches over your weight and diet. Can you tell us more about what this program requires and what changes brought for you?
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Old 03-02-2011, 07:51 PM   #319
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I've dropped 55 lbs. in 90 days - low carbs, low sugar, small to medium portion control (no seconds) and walking.

Basically, sensible food choices; fresh fruits for dessert, non-fat snacks (nuts, dried fruit, pork rinds, sugar-free ice cream bars, etc.), the main meal of the day around noon (a hamburger without the bun, baked chicken in place of fried - all fried food is a no-no, in a short time you won't miss it!), with only a light meal in the evening (salad, cheese & fruit, 1/2 portion of leftovers.)

Learning what is fattening and what is low fat and fat free is just a matter of a little reading and study (it's not hard), so educating yourself is the best thing you can do and may even save your health.
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Old 03-02-2011, 08:06 PM   #320
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I'm using the online program. I don't go to meetings and no one "watches over my diet or weight". The program gives you a certain number of daily points based upon your age, height and weight. As your weight decreases, so do the amount of daily points you get. Everyone is also given 49 weekly points to use if you chose whenever you want during that week (they don't carry over). You can also get activity points depending upon the duration and and intensity of the activity. You are encouraged to get at least 30 minutes of activity everyday.

All foods are given a point value. Fruits and most vegetables are free (in moderation) to encourage people to eat more of those. There is a recipe builder where you can plug in your own recipes and serving size and it will give you a point value for that recipe per serving. The recipe builder as well as the points calculator calculates the number of points based upon the nutritional value of the recipe/food (total fat, carbs, protein and fiber). You can eat whatever you want but when you are out of points, you are out of points. It is a very forgiving program...unlike other programs...if you "fall off the wagon", you have weekly points to fall back on and if that is not enough, you can just put in some more time exercising...or...if you really "fall off the wagon", just call it a day and start anew .
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