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        01-20-2013, 06:28 PM
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    Trained
    Ok then, I will try to explain it, do not eat any processed carb and all the carbs you will eat will be whole grains. Read the package, if it doesn't say WHOLE, then don't buy/eat it. So no sugar, white flour, white rice, breaded anything. Eat more protein than carbs, which means more veggies than grain products. Avoid fatty foods, it harms your heart, only fat you want is from plants, like olives & avocados. Eat whole grains first thing in the morning, it will help sustain you throughout your day. So if it's processed don't eat it, if it's high fat, don't eat it, look at every package you buy, look for the calorie count, fat count and sugar count, look at the ingredients, it has sugar, don't buy it, if it is a cereal product and it doesn't say WHOLE grain, don't buy it. You eat like this for the rest of your life, once a month you can have a treat, that's it. Oh, & sorry to say, you have to exercise and to rock it into a fit body, you got to spend some time in the pain zone. Sorry, you want results? They don't come for free.
         
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        01-20-2013, 06:50 PM
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    It's an older book, but I had success with The Three Hour Diet by the Jorge Cruise.
    He has newer stuff outm but the one above is still available.
    Like many I had tried all kinds of stuff after the baby (Atkins, South Beach, WW, etc...) but for the way my body works, this was it.

    The basics are to eat a small rationed meal or snack every three hours.
    It's tasty food you make at home, not some exprensive food you have to buy.
    And if you stick to the portion sizes (proteins should be about the size of a deck of cards) and ratios on your plate (1/4 part protein, 1/2 part veg 1/8 part healty fat and 1/8 part complex carb... or something along those lines) it seems to work well.
    Because you don't go too long between healthy meals, you don't have a chance to get hungry and while certain things are limited, you can still eat just about anything you want.
    The key is to have lots of veggies but along with some protein and complex carbs at every meal. Keeps you sustained all day long and kicks the metabolism up a notch.
    While I'm not hypothyroid, I'm on the very low end of normal, so kicking the metabolism up really helped me a lot.
         
        01-20-2013, 08:02 PM
      #13
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    I hate you eat right and exercise people!!!!!

    Ok. The weight gain I think has to do with the fact that the big 4-0 is very near. On my wedding day at 27 I was 115, which was probably a little too thin. My average weight from high school to 30 was about 125 with a five pound fluctuation. I had my son at 30 and since then my thinnest has been 135. I weighed in today at 148.

    I walk and I ride for exercise. Tomorrow I am going to check out the Y because I think I need more.

    I have slim fast for breakfast and eat naughty at lunch so I just bought some lean cuisine and weight watcher microwave meals.

    I m a really picky eater. I like chicken and steak. I'm a huge bread eater....
         
        01-20-2013, 08:13 PM
      #14
    Trained
    Dump the bread!!!

    Little and often is good, Chicken and steak are good, so is fish!! I have one 'real meal' a day, usually one of those 3 proteins with Broccoli and or red pepper
         
        01-20-2013, 08:17 PM
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    Super Moderator
    Ok. I'm really going to try to dump the bread. I don't do fish. Yuck.
         
        01-20-2013, 08:23 PM
      #16
    Trained
    I didn't do fish until a couple of years ago, HATED it, but when I was on a diet last time around I promised that I would try all the vegetables that I have been scared to try, or hated because my mother boiled everything until it was dead. I also tried new protein sources each week, and found that salmon done on the BBQ was good. Now I can do a lot of different fish, as long as you can promise me that there are no bones
         
        01-20-2013, 08:31 PM
      #17
    Trained
    Don't dump bread, dump white bread, but limit your bread to one or two slices of whole grain bread, but definitely dump the slim fast, it's not helping your muscle mass. As we age, we lose muscle mass and that's what makes weight gain easier. So you have to get the muscle mass back, whole grains help with that. The reason for eating them in the morning, to maintain the muscle, if you have something like slimfast, it will not burn fat, it will burn the muscle first, you don't want that.
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        01-20-2013, 08:56 PM
      #18
    Trained
    Why not dump grains? Even whole grain wheat is not good, well not good for some people? I simply do not believe that we NEED bread in our diets and I know for me that bread is simply a trigger food, if I ban it I lose weight a lot easier. Lean protein, fruit and a good selection of veggies gives you all you need.

    Also a question about muscle building? How do whole grains help with muscle building? Exercise and a good balanced diet surely build muscle?
         
        01-20-2013, 09:03 PM
      #19
    Trained
    Believe me it works, I am living proof. If you are against bread of any kind, eat oatmeal in the morning and brown or wild rice later on. I read & watch numerous MMA fighters training DVD's & meal plans, ALL included whole grains in the morning. I was in pretty good shape but when I switched to the whole grains in the morning, the metabolism kicked into high gear, in fact I had to back off the strenghth end of my work out, I was getting too much muscle.
         
        01-20-2013, 10:00 PM
      #20
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Golden Horse    
    Why not dump grains? Even whole grain wheat is not good, well not good for some people? I simply do not believe that we NEED bread in our diets and I know for me that bread is simply a trigger food, if I ban it I lose weight a lot easier. Lean protein, fruit and a good selection of veggies gives you all you need.

    Also a question about muscle building? How do whole grains help with muscle building? Exercise and a good balanced diet surely build muscle?
    You're right about that. Biologically, our digestive systems are not designed to process grains of any kind. Clearly, we can do it, but it is hard on our bodies, and the components of the grains are not broken down as well as they should be for optimal nutrient absorption.

    Also, fat (both saturated and unsaturated), which has been given a terrible name over the past 40 years, is VERY good for you (yes, even in amounts higher than the "Food Guide" recommends) and is required in the body for multiple things including nervous system function.
         

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