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    09-10-2011, 07:04 PM
  #21
Weanling
Thank you all you guys are great! Tempest I will read those articles thank you very much.
     
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    09-11-2011, 05:15 AM
  #22
Green Broke
Hey! It sucks trying to lose weight, it really does. In the past six months I have been trying to change my lifestyle just in little ways rather than a "diet" and have lost about 12kg (26 pounds).

Its good to exercise and move about but you can't really lose weight without a diet. People obviously cut out the snack foods and soft drinks, but a lot of the food you consider "normal" or even "healthy" has a lot of calories. And your serving sizes are often too large for these foods.

Keep watch of what you "normally" eat within a week or something, start reading the packets and don't trust that you only eat one serving size! Stuff like bread, pasta, rice, potatoes - people often eat much too much of these, and they are quite calorie dense foods. They aren't bad in smaller, more occasional meals but a lot of people eat these things quite often usually, and that is a whole lot of calories that have little nutritional value, in fact they are often just eaten as fillers. Eating wholegrain versions of these, for me, often seem to fill me up for longer and I eat less of it.

I drink herbal teas and water, perhaps a rare juice, which you get used to quickly. When you really want something, its no use saying now, it will drive you insane, but just have a smaller amount and stop at that. Like if you want a chocolate don't buy a whole block even if you tell yourself you won't eat it. If you want a cake don't bake a whole one, just purchase a small slice.

So start incorporating foods that have more nutritional value compared to calories and less calorie dense food. For example, you may have stir fry over quinoa, a protein, instead of rice. You might change a lunch sandwich to wholemeal roll with no cheese or oily sauces, but lots of salad vegetables.

That is my advice. Good luck though! I know it can be terrible and hard.
     
    09-11-2011, 03:30 PM
  #23
Weanling
Thanks Saski.
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    09-16-2011, 11:13 AM
  #24
Yearling
I can tell people every day how to loose weight, I just can't practice what I preach!
22 yrs ago when I went to nursing school, my doc told me that one regular coke a day will put 10 lbs on you in a year.... I proved it, 3 yrs running!

Low fat, low cholesterol diabetic diet is the best diet out there for weight loss. Portion control, carbohydrate control. Weight Watchers if very good also, you can do it on line if there are no meetings near you.
These fad diets work, temporarily, I've proved it, but most gain the weight back as quick as they loose it... proved that too!

Ask your doc if he has any diabetic diet information, or go to the American Diabetic Association website. The doc I work for recommends 1200 cal diet for most women to loose weight. 1500 cal sometimes also.

And, exercise, don't have to go out there and join aerobics, just walking, 30-40 minutes every day will help greatly!
     
    09-16-2011, 11:31 AM
  #25
Weanling
Thanks I have been walking and but these last few days I have had a flair up with my back which gets worse if I walk to much so I have not been able to.
     
    09-16-2011, 11:45 AM
  #26
Foal
I have seen some excelent replies on here but if you are having problems with your back (been there done that) I went on the hCG diet. The first month I have been on it I lost 30lbs and I wasn't super comitted. (Cheated a few times...shhh :) ) I go through my doctor for it and I start ot back up Monday :) I have found that its easy and you only do it for a month and off a month so on and so forth. Its the best way for me to lose weight. And its kind of expensive but it makes up for the money you spend on groceries. But just thought I would throw that out there for another option. Good luck! :)
     
    09-16-2011, 12:02 PM
  #27
Yearling
Go to dietscam.org about the hcg diet. The high price medication they give you has been proven (back in the 70's) to to be of any benefit. It's a scam, they get tons of money, you loose weight on the 500calories a day. We've had several patients have to go to the hospital while on the diet. One lady died of heart arrhythmias. Don't want to scare you, but don't want you ill either
     
    09-16-2011, 12:09 PM
  #28
Foal
I have had no problem on it at all. Its through a very very respected doctor in my area and I don't eat 500 calories a day. I was told 1200 to 1400 a day. It has worked for many people I know. The only people I have ever heard about going to the hospital was ppl using it from the internet. But I guess its not for everyone but I love it. Thanks for your concern though! :)
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    09-16-2011, 01:18 PM
  #29
Weanling
Thanks you guys I will look into the HCG diet I have never heard of it. As far as my back I have two disk that are completely degenrated as well as a disk that has the ligaments torn around it. It hurts a little everyday but sometimes it hurts so bad I can hardly get up and down (like today and yesterday) I think its because the weathre has turned colder suddenly.
     
    09-16-2011, 06:18 PM
  #30
Foal
Calmwaters... I know exactly what you mean with back painm.. mine has gotten wayyy worse too with the weather change. It sucks! :(
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