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farmpony84 01-30-2012 09:43 PM

Fad diets
I have been watching what I eat (for the most part) and I've been doing very light excersize with no results. (maintaining). I do know that excersize is key and I'm sure this will sound like an excuse but by the time I get home from work and do my chores I'm already approaching 8pm. I know I could probably do some excersize at that point but by then I just want to sit down for a minute.

I'm trying to at least walk 30 minutes a day and hope to do that mon-friday starting next week. Until then...

I was thinking about maybe the Southwest Beach diet. Any thoughts?

I have about 20 lbs to lose to reach a "happy" weight for me. I've been stagnent for about a year now....

Help please? Suggestions.... advice.....

PS - I'm a bad bad bad bread eater and I know that is one thing I need to cut back on....

CLaPorte432 01-30-2012 09:51 PM

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You could try Atkins. They cut out a lot of carbs which is where a lot of people go wrong with their diets and tend to over indulge themselves.

My mom ate fruits, veggies and meats for about a week and lost 5 pounds. She didn't stick with it, but you don't feel hungry all the time because of the protein.

farmpony84 01-30-2012 09:54 PM

I don't think I can do that one. I hate fish and I'm a really picky veggie eater....and I hate cheese...

CLaPorte432 01-30-2012 09:55 PM

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LoL, There's always chicken and pork. And some red meats. I hate fish too. It's disgusting. Bleck!

Carbs are my downfall. I LOVE pasta.

waresbear 01-30-2012 09:56 PM

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NO ATKINS, it puts you in ketosis, which is not good energywise. You want to lose weight, you know the exercise part, at least 30-45 mins, 20 mins of that has to be elevated heartrate, like gargling your heart. Eating, that is simple, all of your food is protein & unprocessed carbs, meaning the carbs are in the form of whole grains. No sugar or white flour. Red meat only once a week. And eat more proteins than carbs, a high carb diet is for long distance runners. In a month of doing this you will lose close to 20 lbs and have incredible muscle tone.

farmpony84 01-30-2012 10:27 PM

So what kind of book or guide could I get that breaks it down in simple farmgirl terms?

I'm thinking hardboiled eggs for breakfast... can I have cereal for lunch or is that a bad carb?

Gillian 01-30-2012 10:31 PM

Count your calories and properly track what you eat and how much you exercise. I use and it's great. I use it to maintain and keep from losing more weight (long story, I have stomach issues), but a friend uses it for weightloss and has lost 30lbs by tracking on there.

It's free and easy and can calculate the calories and nutritional info in pretty much everything you eat.

SorrelHorse 01-30-2012 10:32 PM

Get on ....It can design a food program for you. It actually worked for me, even though I didnt actually want to lose I just wanted to get healthier.

On that note, if I ehar of you going on the HCG 500 Calorie diet, I will come hunt you down. That is basically a crash diet and it'll kill you if you're not careful. A lot of people swear by it but fail to realize that it is NOT healthy and the hormone injections do NOTHING, plus the low calorie intake you would probably faint if you got any excersize at all (So no horses) and ontop of that you can and will gain all the weight back after you resume normal eating habits.

waresbear 01-30-2012 10:35 PM

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If you trying to lose weight, until you reach your goal, just have the eggwhite. Cereal, if it's a whole grain, is great, but more protein, like veggies & fruit which you must eat everyday, than whole grains, they are a carb.

farmpony84 01-30-2012 10:35 PM

Omigosh! 500 calorie diet? Holy starvation batman!!!!

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