Best Diet Plan??

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MsMaryMac

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Posted: 12 May 2013, 10:52
Just starting out and want to lose 40-50 lbs. Does anyone have any recommendations on the best diet plans? I
kingkeld

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Posted: 12 May 2013, 11:52
Asking this question will give you a thousand different answers.

If you ask ME, there is one thing that sums up ALL the diets out there:

If you want to lose weight, you need to take control of your calorie intake, one way or another. I would suggest you simply use the calorie counter here on the website (and the phone app), and go with that.

I lost 170 lbs doing this. It works.

Enjoy the journey. Don't go too hard on yourself, make the journey enjoyable. This is key if you wanna make it to the end. Have fun! Smile

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Spacey47

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Posted: 12 May 2013, 13:27
kingkeld wrote:
Asking this question will give you a thousand different answers.

If you ask ME, there is one thing that sums up ALL the diets out there:

If you want to lose weight, you need to take control of your calorie intake, one way or another. I would suggest you simply use the calorie counter here on the website (and the phone app), and go with that.

I lost 170 lbs doing this. It works.

Enjoy the journey. Don't go too hard on yourself, make the journey enjoyable. This is key if you wanna make it to the end. Have fun! Smile


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riocaz

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Posted: 12 May 2013, 13:28
His eminent majesty is spot on. It doesn't matter how you create a calorie deficit but once you create one you will lose weight. IMO the entire diet industry is geared around making that easier (or invisible) to the dieter.

I found the easiest way was to log my normal diet, find the places where I ate the most calorie dense food, and try making substitutions for other things I liked which were less calorie dense (So root vegetable mash is 1/3rd the calories of potato mash, but I like both, and both fill the same purpose in my plate).

Also TRY everything even if you think you are going to hate it. I still can't believe that I enjoy cauliflower "rice" and cauliflower puree because I still deeply loathe cauliflower as a vegetable on it's own. But both are so mild in flavour in comparison to plain steamed/boiled cauliflower I actually enjoy them.

42" jeans(25/01/2013) 40"(28/02/2013) 38"(20/03/2013) 36"(25/05/2013)
Down from 60" waist jeans since June 21st 2012.

Still keeping to my 26" jeans, but they are too tight for comfort. too many tasty things in the US, and over Xmas.

Onwards and Downwards! Smile
http://www.menu52.com/
riocaz

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Posted: 12 May 2013, 13:37
3 bits of advice.

1, Don't blindly trust the calculations the site makes about your RDI and exercise. Particularly in the first few weeks. Averages are all well and good but your body will probably be somewhat be out of step with them somewhere.

2, Don't drop too many calories too quickly. Start out slowly and find your own equilibrium. Just because your new buddy is losing 8lb a week doesn't mean you have too. If they are nearing 400lb (like I was this time last year) then losing 7lb a week is relatively easy and not overly dangerous. The same cannot be said for someone who is 189lb...

3, Whatever "diet" you decide to follow LOG EVERYTHING THAT PASSES YOUR LIPS. This really helps once you get into the swing of things...

If your diary is 100% right and you know you _should_ have lost weight then something else is going on. It's probably water or other "transient" weight.

42" jeans(25/01/2013) 40"(28/02/2013) 38"(20/03/2013) 36"(25/05/2013)
Down from 60" waist jeans since June 21st 2012.

Still keeping to my 26" jeans, but they are too tight for comfort. too many tasty things in the US, and over Xmas.

Onwards and Downwards! Smile
http://www.menu52.com/
smcred

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Posted: 12 May 2013, 17:39
Cut out sugar, sugary beverages, fast food, and processed food-like products. After that, there are many different ways of eating healthfully. Experiment until you find one you can do for the rest of your life. Allow yourself to discover a new way of eating and livingSmile

I eat low carb/high fat ketogenic, whole foods as much as possible. and I'm experimenting with Intermittent Fasting: fast 18 hours (8:00pm-2:00pm) feed window 6 hours (2:00pm-8:00pm).
cindychristi...

Joined: May 13
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Posted: 12 May 2013, 18:14
Hi,

In my opinion, you eat for one of two reasons:

1.Because you're hungry

Or..

2. Because of emotion and temptation.

Think about it.

Until now, you've used food to change your EMOTIONS.

You've used food to change how you FEEL.

But as you know, it's only temporarily.

Unfortunately, eating too much or eating junk food
will often make you feel guilty, which leads to further
imbalance of your emotions and more eating...

The whole thing is a vicious cycle.

When you're happy, your food of choice
could be steak or pizza, when you're sad it
could be ice cream or cookies, and when you're
bored it could be potato chips.

Food does more then fill your stomach.
It also satisfies your FEELINGS.

When you are under pressure or feel internal stress,
what do you usually do is reach for food. Eating
changes your FOCUS and the way you FEEL.

But weight loss is not a pipe dream, despite how hard it
seems at times.

Every day thousands of people turn their lives around
by shedding the pounds, getting in shape and fitting
into clothes they never thought possible…

You can be one of them, here is the best way
I have ever personally used…. SlimBodyNow.com

It’s taken me from an obese size 12 to a healthy size 2…
and I easily keep the weight off..
It shows you tricks and shortcuts for everything from
how to control mindless eating, how to eliminate
temptation of food, how to control eating habits,
and how to recognize the foods that will make you
fat, and even the number one most common mistake
you probably make when trying to lose weight that
actually PREVENTS weight loss.

This will help you on that path to revealing a trimmer,
fitter you. If you have decided on a good diet and exercise
regime and are just lacking the motivation to start it,
it can give you a boost in the right direction.

Good Luck

Cindy
Spacey47

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Posted: 12 May 2013, 23:34
thinner120 wrote:
d as food per se but is considered a prescribed drug.


Possibly the most depressing post I never ever read here Sad
jonnybadback

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Posted: 13 May 2013, 04:09
I agree with thinner120. Food is a prescribed drug. I had it confirmed by my dr , he said if you don't eat you will die lol...he gave me a prescription for some chocolate and ice cream.... Smile
Spacey47

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Posted: 13 May 2013, 04:57
I know Morrison's has a chemist section but this is ridiculous!
jonnybadback

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Posted: 13 May 2013, 05:09
Or Greggs the chemist Smile
suzygirl1017

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Posted: 13 May 2013, 08:14
My diet plan:

1. Calculate your daily calories burned and minus anywhere from 500 -1000 cals. from that number. Do not go below 1200 calories if you are female.
http://nutrition.about.com/od/changeyourdiet/a/calguide.htm

2. Follow the food pyramid (or plate, or whatever they call it now). Get the right amounts of servings of fruits, veggies, protiens, etc.
http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/pyramid/

3. Get the recommended 30 minutes a day of cardiovascular exercise. Take a walk. Get 10,000 steps per day. When you feel comfortable with it, do some strength training.
I'm back on track!
Lost 50 lbs. in 2011, gained a bit back after pregnancy.
If did it once, I can do it again!


Goal #1: 190 lbs. - Met April 29, 2013
Goal #2: 180 lbs. - Met June 9, 2013
Goal #3: 170 lbs. - Met September 6, 2013
Goal #4: 160 lbs.
Goal #5: 150 lbs.
The BIG Goal: 145 lbs.
thinner120

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Posted: 13 May 2013, 08:54
Spacey47 wrote:
thinner120 wrote:
d as food per se but is considered a prescribed drug.


Possibly the most depressing post I never ever read here Sad


Post deleted. Happy now???????????????????
Stay strong, stay focused.



Start weight 259 pounds. Ultimate goal: 120 pounds.
"The food will always be there. Anything I want so badly will still be there tomorrow." Pam Turner

"The only reason you will never lose weight is if you quit trying." Kim Benson
Spacey47

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Posted: 13 May 2013, 08:59
I'm always happy you didn't have to delete it I thought it was very funny

I thought about the doctor prescribing me a chicken breast and 2 broccoli stalks

Take twice a day with.........er.........food?
micki13

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Posted: 13 May 2013, 09:38
Spacey47 wrote:
I'm always happy you didn't have to delete it I thought it was very funny

I thought about the doctor prescribing me a chicken breast and 2 broccoli stalks

Take twice a day with.........er.........food?



taken on an empty stomach?..
thinner120

Joined: Sep 11
Posts: 810

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Posted: 13 May 2013, 16:35
MsMaryMac because of the obnoxious troll on this site I have sent you a private message. Good luck to you in whatever Nutrition Program you choose.
Stay strong, stay focused.



Start weight 259 pounds. Ultimate goal: 120 pounds.
"The food will always be there. Anything I want so badly will still be there tomorrow." Pam Turner

"The only reason you will never lose weight is if you quit trying." Kim Benson
Spacey47

Joined: Apr 12
Posts: 916

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Posted: 13 May 2013, 16:48
I'm gonna prescribe you a sense of hummus

Spacey47

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Posted: 13 May 2013, 17:15
micki13 wrote:
Spacey47 wrote:
I'm always happy you didn't have to delete it I thought it was very funny

I thought about the doctor prescribing me a chicken breast and 2 broccoli stalks

Take twice a day with.........er.........food?



taken on an empty stomach?..


LOL
BUTEMACS

Joined: May 13
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Posted: 13 May 2013, 17:38
Very Happy
MsMaryMac wrote:
Just starting out and want to lose 40-50 lbs. Does anyone have any recommendations on the best diet plans? I
BUTEMACS

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Posts: 3

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Posted: 13 May 2013, 17:45
kingkeld wrote:
Asking this question will give you a thousand different answers.

If you ask ME, there is one thing that sums up ALL the diets out there:

If you want to lose weight, you need to take control of your calorie intake, one way or another. I would suggest you simply use the calorie counter here on the website (and the phone app), and go with that.

I lost 170 lbs doing this. It works.

Enjoy the journey. Don't go too hard on yourself, make the journey enjoyable. This is key if you wanna make it to the end. Have fun! Smile



Totally agree & very good advice,this view has worked for me.



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