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    Are any of you on diets?

    I had surgery recently and have since packed on a few extra 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....

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    Re: Are any of you on diets?

    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.

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    Re: Are any of you on diets?

    Chronically on a diet.

    I undo it each weekend though.
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    Re: Are any of you on diets?

    Seafood diet...I see food, I eat it...ha ha ha ha ....I love the classics....

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    Re: Are any of you on diets?

    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.
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    Re: Are any of you on diets?

    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.
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    Re: Are any of you on diets?

    Quote Originally Posted by creek14 View Post
    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.

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    Re: Are any of you on diets?

    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.
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    Re: Are any of you on diets?

    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.
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    Re: Are any of you on diets?

    Quote Originally Posted by jmac View Post
    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.
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    Re: Are any of you on diets?

    Quote Originally Posted by creek14 View Post
    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.
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    Re: Are any of you on diets?

    Quote Originally Posted by creek14 View Post
    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.

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    Re: Are any of you on diets?

    Quote Originally Posted by George Anderson View Post
    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)

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    Re: Are any of you on diets?

    Quote Originally Posted by jmac View Post
    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.
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    Re: Are any of you on diets?

    Quote Originally Posted by George Anderson View Post
    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.


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