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jmac
03-10-2007, 11:14 AM
I had surgery recently and have since packed on a few extra:rolleyes: pounds.
just curious if any of you are on or have been on diets and how they helped you,what kind,weight amount lost etc.
please share your success stories....

HumnHilghtFreel
03-10-2007, 11:31 AM
I've found that no special "diet" it necessary. It's amazing how well you can do for yourself if you just read the nutritional information on a box and actually apply it. Portion control is all you need, it's just really hard to use sometimes.

TeamCasey
03-10-2007, 11:43 AM
Chronically on a diet.

I undo it each weekend though.

redsfan1966
03-10-2007, 11:45 AM
Seafood diet...I see food, I eat it...ha ha ha ha ....I love the classics....

SunDeck
03-10-2007, 01:25 PM
My diet is to let my wife buy the food. If it were up to me I'd probably weigh about 260. As it is, I stay trim because my wife grew up in a diabetic household where they didn't eat sugar and snacking on fruit was the alternative to carbs.

I hate it, by the way. But it keeps me reasonably trim.

So, in answer to the question, I'd say snack on fruit instead of pretzels and doritos, eat smaller portions of meat and larger portions of veggies, be moderate with the drinking, especially beer. That's tough for me- I brew my own- but alcoholic drinks are pretty much sugar and water that stick to your waist and rear end.

creek14
03-10-2007, 01:38 PM
I'm not currently following this plan (okay, diet) at this time, but I will get back on the horse in April. Well, I am kind of following it now, but not close enough to lose. Right now it's more of a *don't gain* mode for me. When bike riding season is in full swing I'll go back to the lose mode.

I followed this from 17Jan06 to 01Jul06 and lost a lot of weight I had put on after breaking my ankle and leg and sitting in a wheelchair for a couple of years.

I just ate less. Yeah, I know, that's no diet, right.

Well I ate less of the *bad* stuff.

I barely touched anything with refined sugar in it. You'd be amazed how quickly you get over the need for something sweet. I replaced the refined stuff with fresh fruit.

And I also cut way, way back on stuff with white flower. I still had bread, but I made sure it was a multigrain. I would limit pasta to one or two small portions a week.

And I drank nothing but water and V8. I might make an occasional acception for some fruit juice, but that was rare - I mostly stuck to fruit in the fresh form.

If I just had to have something bad, I made sure it was a very small portion.

So that is it. Limit two refined products and otherwise watch portion size.

And when you can exercise, do.

That's it.

jmac
03-10-2007, 02:43 PM
I'm not currently following this plan (okay, diet) at this time, but I will get back on the horse in April. Well, I am kind of following it now, but not close enough to lose. Right now it's more of a *don't gain* mode for me. When bike riding season is in full swing I'll go back to the lose mode.

I followed this from 17Jan06 to 01Jul06 and lost a lot of weight I had put on after breaking my ankle and leg and sitting in a wheelchair for a couple of years.

I just ate less. Yeah, I know, that's no diet, right.

Well I ate less of the *bad* stuff.

I barely touched anything with refined sugar in it. You'd be amazed how quickly you get over the need for something sweet. I replaced the refined stuff with fresh fruit.

And I also cut way, way back on stuff with white flower. I still had bread, but I made sure it was a multigrain. I would limit pasta to one or two small portions a week.

And I drank nothing but water and V8. I might make an occasional acception for some fruit juice, but that was rare - I mostly stuck to fruit in the fresh form.

If I just had to have something bad, I made sure it was a very small portion.

So that is it. Limit two refined products and otherwise watch portion size.

And when you can exercise, do.

That's it.

I drink mainly water and diet drinks such as diet coke etc.
I drink too many I am sure and I was wondering how many I should limit myself too(canned drinks).
It is obviously easier for me to drink water in summer time though i know you need to drink it regardless.

George Anderson
03-10-2007, 02:52 PM
I have been on Nutrisystem for well over a month now and have lost about 18 lbs which was basically my goal from the start. The Nutrisystem meals are kinda hit or miss. Some are really good and some are awful, just depends. One thing for sure though I am awfully tired of microwave meals.

max venable
03-10-2007, 03:43 PM
I've dropped 18 lbs. since the beginning of the year...mainly through diet an exercise. Currently I'm in the middle of a 40-day fruits and veggies only fast (for spiritual reasons, not physical, but it's obviously contributing to my weight-loss). The fruit and veggie only thing has been tougher than I had expected but I'm glad I'm doing it.

creek14
03-10-2007, 03:48 PM
I drink mainly water and diet drinks such as diet coke etc.
I drink too many I am sure and I was wondering how many I should limit myself too(canned drinks).
It is obviously easier for me to drink water in summer time though i know you need to drink it regardless.

There is a school of thought that says artifical sweetener triggers the desire for the real stuff and also can actually make you hungry.

Personally, I don't drink diet coke/pop/soda cause I think artifical sweetener is terrible stuff and don't ingest it. I recoil in horror when I see parents giving it to their kids. But that's just me.

If you can drink nothing but water for three days, I bet you really won't want to go back to diet drinks.

pedro
03-10-2007, 03:50 PM
There is a school of thought that says artifical sweetener triggers the desire for the real stuff and also can actually make you hungry.

Personally, I don't drink diet coke/pop/soda cause I think artifical sweetener is terrible stuff and don't ingest it. I recoil in horror when I see parents giving it to their kids. But that's just me.

If you can drink nothing but water for three days, I bet you really won't want to go back to diet drinks.


Yeah, I barely eat any sugar but I avoid artificial sweetener at all costs.

jmac
03-10-2007, 04:10 PM
There is a school of thought that says artifical sweetener triggers the desire for the real stuff and also can actually make you hungry.

Personally, I don't drink diet coke/pop/soda cause I think artifical sweetener is terrible stuff and don't ingest it. I recoil in horror when I see parents giving it to their kids. But that's just me.

If you can drink nothing but water for three days, I bet you really won't want to go back to diet drinks.

You know...I just may try that starting either tomorrow or monday.

jmac
03-10-2007, 04:16 PM
I have been on Nutrisystem for well over a month now and have lost about 18 lbs which was basically my goal from the start. The Nutrisystem meals are kinda hit or miss. Some are really good and some are awful, just depends. One thing for sure though I am awfully tired of microwave meals.

From what i have seen, this costs around 300 a month.
The tv ads say 10 dollars a day.
Is this what you pay?(not trying to be nosy)

George Anderson
03-10-2007, 04:28 PM
From what i have seen, this costs around 300 a month.
The tv ads say 10 dollars a day.
Is this what you pay?(not trying to be nosy)

Yes I paid around $300 and I believe you can get an extra week if you order in the next few weeks. If you are interested, I will pass on what food is good and what is really bad.

jmac
03-10-2007, 05:24 PM
Yes I paid around $300 and I believe you can get an extra week if you order in the next few weeks. If you are interested, I will pass on what food is good and what is really bad.
thanks but that 300 is a little steep for me right now.
I was just curious if that was the price. I am the type of person that if you tell me to cut back...I have trouble...yet if I know I am on a specific diet..I stick with it better.

MrCinatit
03-10-2007, 08:09 PM
I am at the point where drinking pop almost makes me sick - water, tea and fresh lemonade all the way for me. No fried foods, no refined sugar - in fact, a nice healthy bunch of organic, natural foods helps.
I have cut down on meat - but not cut it out. The George Forman has helped with that.
I have also cut my snacking down to a bare minimal. Three solid meals and one small snack a day - every once in a while, I will break that with a stray health bar or piece of fruit, but that only seems to happen three times a month at the most.
My portion control could be a lot better, though, and that seems to be my only drawback. I cook, and I cook for myself - and I like my cooking.

IslandRed
03-10-2007, 09:40 PM
I took a crack at the South Beach Diet a few years ago and had decent results with it. (It's time to start it again, my weight's creeped back up, primarily from eating out too much. Coach Daddy arrived at that conclusion while chasing a pack of six-year-olds around at soccer practice last week.) I thought it made a lot of sense when first reading the book, and it's less structured than most diets. And finally, it doesn't require you to buy anything but the book.

My wife had trouble losing the weight after the second baby and had success with the structured plan from L.A. Weight Loss. You don't buy your meals from them, but they sock it to you in the snacks and supplements. But the discipline of the thrice-a-week check-ins and meal logging agreed with her, and she considers it money well spent.

max venable
03-10-2007, 09:43 PM
thanks but that 300 is a little steep for me right now.
I was just curious if that was the price. I am the type of person that if you tell me to cut back...I have trouble...yet if I know I am on a specific diet..I stick with it better.

Seems reasonable to me. You gotta buy food anyway. $10 a day is probably close to what you already pay to eat. Plus, if you're going to go pay for some other kind of plan, add that cost to the cost of your food.

One more thought...if you're forking out $300 and you're like me, you're gonna stick with the plan because you don't want to waste your $$. Just a thought.

OldRightHander
03-11-2007, 12:39 AM
I'm on the rotation diet. Every time I turn around I'm eating something.

Cedric
03-11-2007, 01:05 AM
I don't diet for appearance. Lucky with genetics. I just don't want to cram my body with junk. Same as I wouldn't/don't fill my car with junk that would ruin it earlier than it's regular length.

George Anderson
03-11-2007, 04:26 PM
Seems reasonable to me. You gotta buy food anyway. $10 a day is probably close to what you already pay to eat. Plus, if you're going to go pay for some other kind of plan, add that cost to the cost of your food.

One more thought...if you're forking out $300 and you're like me, you're gonna stick with the plan because you don't want to waste your $$. Just a thought.

Bingo....My wife early on hated nutrisystem and was about ready to quit. I asked her if she really wanted to throw $300 away? That was motivation to keep her on it.