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Posted: 23 Dec 2012, 09:00
Mine is be honest with yourself. If you don't log what you eat it doesn't mean you never had it lol. And if your way of losing weight works for you then don't be put off by the negative comments by experts who do it differently. There is no right or wrong way just how the weight comes off

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Posted: 25 Dec 2012, 11:38
A life-style change is a learning process and we are all different, so use any "failures" as opportunities to improve your diet and exercise plan. We fail for a reason and it usually is because it doesn't work for us at that time. Always be willing to change your plan to meet your body's needs.

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Posted: 26 Dec 2012, 10:17
never think of it as dieting...think of it as a healthier meal plan....

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Posted: 27 Dec 2012, 05:48
cayo12 wrote:
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.

I do tend of partially disagree, because I've seen a lot of people go on a diet, lose quite a lof of weight, than gradually lose the rest, it's a great way to jump start a life change, however I agree, when you have someone to help and guide you in the right direction, things are way better.

I'm 30yo, and now hopefully, I'm below 100kg for the first time since I was 17yo, that only happened thanks to the support of my nutritionist and FatSecret, which is more a tool than a site, of course, you have to want to change first and foremost.

The only good tip so far, other than count your calories, is not to let your guard down, once you relapse, it's a lot of hard work lost and harder to get back to the 'healthy way', and it's way too easy to relapse in december!
Diet and exercises restarted on february 7 of 2016, and so far:

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Posted: 28 Dec 2012, 16:14
Eat raw fresh veggies as much as possible, no processed food,no diet foods or drinks, only 2 pieces of fruit a day, no grains. Meat or fish and sslad for lunch or dinner, home made soups, vegetable juices with a little fruit to sweeten them. Build exercise that you enjoy into your life. Do this 80% of the time and you can get away with the occasional chocolate/drink/cake etc. And you will feel great.'Nothing tastes as good as slim feels"

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Posted: 15 Jan 2013, 12:00
Preparation!!! A person is more likely to "cheat" or eat bad when they don't have a healthy meal or snack ready! This helps me a TON at work because a lot of our clients bring in gifts of food, typically of a sugary nature. So, if I am not prepared I reach for those!

Also, remember that changing to a healthy lifestyle is just that: a lifestyle. Not a quick-fix, it requires dedication, persistence, and support. Don't let the people around you talk you out of being healthy by pressuring you into having a drink, eating fried foods when going out, or by just plainly not supporting your decision to better yourself. Find people to surround yourself with that will be uplifting and support you!
"Don't wait until you reach your goal to be proud of yourself. Be proud of each step you take towards reaching that goal."

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Posted: 15 Jan 2013, 12:26
Move more, eat less. Pretty much try to incorporate more activity (not just exercise) into your day. Take a walk every day at lunch or after dinner. Do crunches, lunges, squats etc. during commercial breaks. Take the stairs. Park far away from the store. If it's within walking distance, walk there!

Track, track, track - The very act of tracking everything makes me put less in my mouth and makes me want to be more active.

And lastly, it's a marathon, not a sprint. Losing weight and developing lasting habits take time. Stick at it and the results will show!

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Posted: 22 Jan 2013, 14:45
As others have said - Calorie Tracking

Recording the food allows you to steer the car as the terrain changes, so to speak. It provides the reminder that yummy trail mix is 160 cal for 3 tablespoons, so I don't buy (or reserve for actual hiking where dense calories are good).
Goal 1 - Run half marathon in early June (run not walk)
Goal 2 - Drop 100 lbs total before my birthday in late June

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Posted: 22 Jan 2013, 15:23
If you're hungry between meals, eat an apple. If you're not hungry enough to eat an apple, you're not really hungry.

(Thank you, Michael Pollan, for my mantra.)

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Posted: 31 Jan 2013, 19:12
moderation...portion control is so important. if your always in that miserable FULL feeling you never train your body(or mind)to be satisfied

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Posted: 31 Jan 2013, 20:32
Eat more healthy fats & complete proteins. And eat more Clean.
"Do what thou wilt shall be the the Law, Love is the whole of the law, Love BEFORE will, The meaning of life is to LOVE"
"Never apologise for who you are"
"Leave as little negative impact on the world as possible"
"Last night fear knocked on my door, faith answered and no one was there"
Even if it's slow it's going to Go!

Starting weight: 318 lbs!! 2nd of June 2008 (Calorie Counting!).

June 08 Month 1: 298 lb (20 lb. lost). July 08 Month 2: 291 lb (7 lb. lost). August 08 Month 3: 279 lb (12 lb. lost). September 08 Month 4: 268 lb (11 lb. lost). October 08 Month 5: 257 lb (11 lb. lost). November 08 Month 6: 248 lb (9 lb. lost). December 08 Month 7: 235 lb (13 lb. lost).

January 2009 Month 8: 229 lb (6 lb. lost). February 09 Month 9: 223 lb (6 lb. lost). March 09 Month 10: 211 lb (12 lb. lost). April 09 Month 11: 208 lb (3 lb. lost). May 09 Month 12: 210 lb (+2 lb. gained). June 09 Month 13: 188 lb (22 lb. lost). July 09 Month 14: 181 lb (7 lb. lost). August 09 Month 15: 179 lb (2 lb. lost). 15th September 09 Month 16: 171 lb (8 lb. lost). Total Loss: 147 lbs! in 15 months. (Alas! Regained! :'-( )

Starting weight: 295.6 lb!! 11th of August 2014 (Ketogenic! / Low Carb!).

August 2014, Month 1: 287.8 lb (7.8 lbs lost). September 2014, Month 2: 274.8 lb (13.8 lbs lost). October 2014, Month 3: 254 lb (19.2 lbs lost). November 2014, Month 4: 241.4 lb (12.6 lbs lost). December 2014, Month 5: 228.8 lb (12.6 lbs lost). January 2015, Month 6: 218.6 lb (10.2 lbs lost). February 2015, Month 7: 210 lb (8.6 lbs lost). March 2015, Month 8: 207 lb (3 lbs lost). April 2015, Month 9: 2xx.x lb (x.x lbs lost).

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Posted: 01 Feb 2013, 07:33
Maintain an active lifestyle! Not a diet, not an exercise program, create and maintain an active and healthy way of life! All other things fail (talking from hard earned experience) You have to find a way of life that you can maintain - when there's no money for the gym or fancy foods, when suddenly your schedule changes and you're unable to spend two hours a day in the gym. It's the small little changes that we make that are maintainable and becomes a way of life that makes the biggest impact. It may take a little longer compared to a crash diet but the effects will last a lifetime!

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Posted: 01 Feb 2013, 17:30
Eat 5-6 low-fat meals a day!

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Posted: 01 Feb 2013, 20:46
Eat lots of unprocessed natural foods. Stay away from the processed meals and snacks. Cook it yourself. Fast food is only one of those emergency fixes --maye once or twice a year.
"The way we eat in America makes us sick, and if we change our diet--simply incrementally-- we will be healthier." Mark Bittman Food Matters


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Posted: 03 Feb 2013, 04:54
Whenever you get a craving, don't tell yourself "I can't have this" but rather "I can have this, but I don't want it"....you will be surprised how it changes your entire perspective!

My second tip would be accepting that trying to have a social life and dieting is setting yourself up to fail. It was only when I began to control my "vulnerable" triggers,I was able to be most successful. Remind yourself, it's only temporary until you hit your goal...from there is just living a happy, balanced lifestyle!

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Posted: 10 Feb 2013, 20:07
cayo12 wrote:
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.

I agree to disagree, yes some probably a large % gain the weight back and then some, yes knowledge is power we dont gain the weight over night and its not going to come off over night, its researching finding what works for you, sticking to your goals and dont call it a diet its a lifestyle change, learning to become and remain at your peek of health. Change things up, make exercising fun somthing you look forward to. Not every one can afford to have a nutritionist, or coach, we can find ways to be strong and learn how to change the way we do things, its a very long process but with the will power and determination we can break free and live a healthier lifestyle. Protein protein protein our bodies need it and it gives you the energy your body and muscles crave. Reward yourself when you get to that goal you deserve it!
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. -Elanor Roosevelt
Mini goals
January 4th 2013 = 173 pounds - B.M.I =27.9 ACCOMPLISHED DECEMBER 30 2012
February 4th 2013 = 163 pounds - B.M.I = 26.3 ACCOMPLISHED JANUARY 26 2013
March 4th 2013= 153 pounds - B.M.I = 24.7
April 4th 2013= 143 pounds - B.M.I = 23.1
May 4th 2013 = 133 pounds - B.M.I = 21.5
June 4th 2013 = 123 pounds - B.M.I = 19.9
Main goal to fit into and look fabulous in a bikini for the first time in my life, and to maintain a healthier lifestyle.

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Posted: 11 Feb 2013, 02:55
Portion awareness / control. If you do have a splurge - be aware and cut back on the new meal(s)
" Success is what you make it, there's no better time to make a change than the present."

"Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine. "

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Posted: 11 Feb 2013, 07:56
Exercise, in my experience, in tandem with a protein shake, actually suppresses my appetite extremely well for an extended period of time
"The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task."
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Posted: 11 Feb 2013, 08:58
burn more than you eat,

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Posted: 11 Feb 2013, 09:43
Stop "taking weekends off" from the new plan.
"The grass ain't greener, the wine ain't sweeter, either side of the hill" The Grateful Dead

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