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    01-20-2013, 03:47 PM
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Book diets that work

Looking for reviews I guess on books that guide you in your quest to loose weight...

I tried Atkins nd lasted 3 days. Couldn't get through day one of nutrisysstem.

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    01-20-2013, 05:46 PM
I know people who have done WeightWatchers and has tremendous success. From what I hear, it is an easy to follow program with reasonable expectations.
    01-20-2013, 05:57 PM
LOL, my name is RM and I am a dietaholic...

I do know one thing, to lose weight you have to work with your body, and your anabolism or you are doomed to failure.

I suppose starting point is are you a couple of pounds overweight, fat, obese or morbidly obese, each starting point may need a different approach.

Next, what do you like to eat? You need to find a diet that you actually can follow and can believe in. Example, I am very obese, and I want to lose a bunch of weight quickly and safely, so I have chosen to start my journey on a meal replacement diet. It is very easy, and effective, and I like the food, but I hate that it isn't actually food, I'm living on a bunch of synthetic crap and genetically modifies soy protein, but I love that it works.

Once I get down to nearer a 'normal' weight problem I will transfer to a diet that is based around high protein and low carb, because that is my success area. I will also be looking to eat mainly organic, and fresh healthy 'real' food.

So very many diet books out there, so you have to do the first leg work..

What do you like to eat
What do you avoid.
What is the problem that has caused you to gain, and is that something that you need to address as well as your diet changes.

Tell us more and we will try and help
    01-20-2013, 06:52 PM
Do not do Atkins, it's not sustainable and won't carry you through to your older years! You need an eating plan for life. Try your government's recommending healthy eating guide, if they have one. If not try Health Canada's.
    01-20-2013, 06:57 PM
I have a friend who, starting 20 years ago, has been on every diet that has been in print. The results? She's much heavier than 20 years ago. She'd go great guns for a while, maybe 6 mos or so then the "what the hell" attitude would return. She'd wind up heavier than when she started, the become enthused for the next diet. Over and over. She's bo't every magical piece of exercise equipment thinking that would do it. She has finally figured out that every time she thinks she wants something to eat she heads out for a walk, a good workout walk. She has changed little of how she eats at meal time and she is down 3 sizes. Her biggest change was to stop drinking diet pop which makes the brain think you haven't eaten, to green tea.
    01-20-2013, 07:01 PM
^^^^ Yes. The key is to eat less/better and exercise more. If you can't do anything else, stay away from sugar and starch...they are your enemies.
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    01-20-2013, 07:02 PM
Originally Posted by waresbear    
Do not do Atkins, it's not sustainable and won't carry you through to your older years! You need an eating plan for life. Try your government's recommending healthy eating guide, if they have one. If not try Health Canada's.
How come Atkins isn't sustainable?
    01-20-2013, 07:06 PM
Because it sends you into ketosis. I don't want that because I don't want to burn muscle fiber, ketosis burns fat & muscle. I want my muscle thank you, higher percentage of muscle in your body, the better your metabolism, ergo the more calories you can consume before it goes to fat. Once you understand how foods works and how your body uses things, it is so easy to achieve what you want.
    01-20-2013, 07:13 PM
Originally Posted by waresbear    
. If not try Health Canada's.
LOL, I tried it, put on weight, to many starchy carbs!!
    01-20-2013, 07:18 PM
Originally Posted by Golden Horse    
LOL, I tried it, put on weight, to many starchy carbs!!
Yeah, the North American Food Guides are terrible to go by! They aren't based on what is nutritionally the best balance for us.

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