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Posted: 27 Nov 2012, 08:07
What is that one single dieting tip that you will advocate and stand by?

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Posted: 27 Nov 2012, 09:04
Don't think that once you lost X pounds you can stop and get back to your old eating habits and exercise patterns. Choose a plan that you can follow for life with minimal adjustments for aging and any unavoidable changes in activity level.
The first thing you lose on a diet is your sense of humor. ~ Author Unknown
It doesn’t matter what diet you follow… What matters is what makes you follow your diet. ~ Tom Venuto

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Posted: 27 Nov 2012, 12:16
Ingria has a great point. Mine, for weight loss, not so much for general maintenance, would be "Always count your calorie intake".

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Posted: 27 Nov 2012, 12:22
Everything that goes in your mouth has to be counted....and LOTS of water!!

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Posted: 27 Nov 2012, 13:18
I "feel" better not eating processed carbs like crackers, cookies & cereal. Plus I agree with all the tips before me.

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Posted: 27 Nov 2012, 13:18
Just one? Geez, it's an all around strategy... but how bout this... if you're up during normal hours, try avoid eating after 6. Go to sleep a little hungry and wake up lighter. Just chug some water (or in my case have some whiskey hahah; no carbs!) if you get hunger pangs.

Stay the course, stay on point, stay motivated, dedicated, and you won't be stopped. Discipline. Perseverance. Focus. Dig deep and you will be victorious.

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Posted: 27 Nov 2012, 13:27
As you lose the weight ditch the old clothes so that you embrace your new lifestyle and not fall back into your old routines and old clothes.

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Posted: 28 Nov 2012, 07:22
Thanks all Smile If I can offer someone just one tip it will be that you need to realize that it is a long-term "commitment". You're in for the long haul. Dieting is not a quick fix. In my case I know that I did not make the kind of lifestyle chance that is required. My humble 30 kg loss thus far has only been due to sheer sweat and exercise. I know that I won’t be able to keep it up forever... I did manage to cut out sugar from my diet (with the odd small cheat now-and-then) and also have eliminated red meat completely from my diet. I miss the barbeques and jerky though… I am not sure what else I should (and what I am prepared) to do. Why is all the nice foods bad………why!? Smile

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Posted: 28 Nov 2012, 07:29
Also, I see what everyone is saying about the counting of calories. I agree to some extend but as a whole I don't think it is something that is or should be sustainable. It is just not normal to weigh and measure everything you consume. However, if the aim of this exercise is to learn about food and your limits thereof, then yes. But at some point you have to be able to maintain your weight without any counting tools. You have to develop some kind of instinct that will guide you to make the right food choices. .

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Posted: 28 Nov 2012, 08:20
to be always aware of your triggers..what emotions cause you to crave and graze..know yourself..be honest and embrace the new lifestyle..

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Posted: 28 Nov 2012, 11:59
Everything in moderation and nothing immoderately. Find your balance.
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Posted: 02 Dec 2012, 19:38
I changed to organic and went for taste (quality over quantity). I avoided diet foods and artifical ingredients. I was shocked how good food tasted, how satisfying food became and once I stopped craving additives, how my appetite dropped. I went as close to max healthy fiber and found the balance I needed. Yum!

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Posted: 03 Dec 2012, 01:10
eKatherine wrote:
Everything in moderation and nothing immoderately. Find your balance.

f##k yes...f##k yes...moderation. Immoderation got you here...moderation will get you out.

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Posted: 04 Dec 2012, 00:20
lol Cthulhu

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Posted: 21 Dec 2012, 15:15
No grains. They are as bad for you as sugar. Replace with nutrient rich carbs.

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Posted: 21 Dec 2012, 22:47
Be honest with yourself at all times. Smile

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Posted: 22 Dec 2012, 01:54
One thing? I would say get enough sleep.

Whenever I'm sleep-deprived, my diet and exercise plan falls apart.

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Posted: 22 Dec 2012, 03:38
Log everything you eat in the journal, it is a life changing habit that empowers you to take control of your weight

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Posted: 22 Dec 2012, 20:45
Lift weights so you can eat more and still maintain. 1 pound of muscle burns around 40 more calories a day at rest than 1 pound of fat. Don't drink your calories and always get proper rest!
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Posted: 22 Dec 2012, 21:13
There's a lot of great recommendations on here... Some are not 100% factual but great advice in all. My #1 dieting tip, that I will advocate and stand by is: Diets don't work. 85% of people that go on a "Diet" gain the weight plus some back in 1-3 years. Learn about nutrition "knowledge is power". Find someone to Coach you and guide you in the right direction, provide support and ensure you're successful.
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