Best Diet Plan??

1 | 2
previous topic · next topic

Joined: Apr 11
Posts: 99

Posted: 15 May 2013, 10:49
1st you need to have patience,as there is no magic bullet for weight loss... yes, keep a log or a dairy of your calories, but avoiding Processed foods,, reducing carbs, Saturated and trans fats and sugar (Sugar induces salt and water retention) are equally important, as well as, tracking sodium content as salt addiction may cause food cravings..If you crave sweets, it could be a sign that you consume too much salt.

Because eating too much salt boosts the production insulin, this hormone will tell the body to store fat. The more insulin you have, the more fat is stored and the more weight you gain.A carbohydrate rich diet does not allow you to lose excess weight.

There is a lot of salt in bread and cheese and breakfast cereals
Some brands of corn flakes have up to 266 mg of sodium per cup.
Some brands of raisin bran have up to 342 mg of sodium per cup.
Puffed rice and puffed wheat are sodium free,multi-grain cheerios (medium sugar intake of 6 grams) or Kashi 7 whole grain puffs (organic section $2.89 per box and eat with skim milk and berries to sweeten and low in calories

Eat low carb fruits such as pears. peaches, apples, oranges, kiwi,cherries and all sorts of berries as berries have the least impact on blood sugar. Grab for egg whites when hungry.."All Whites" are good and fluffy..add some green peppers and onion to fill up.

One cup of vegetable juice cocktail 653 mg of sodium
Some Canned veggies, canned soups, spaghetti sauce, potato chips, cheese puffs, pretzels, ketchup, relish, anchovies, capers, headache or heartburn medicines can contain sodium carbonate or bicarbonate. French Fries and fast foods are high in sodium, fat, and calories.

I also try to stay away from wheat pasta and wheat bread...2 slices of wheat have a great impact on blood sugar. The body changes sugar into 2 to 5 times more fat in the bloodstream than it does starch. I eat nothing sugar free since this seems to up cravings, nor drink any carbonated beverages....mostly Black Tea unsweetened, kettle brewed from Trader joe's, Diet Cranberry by Ocean Spray which has 3 sugars and I mix 1/2 cran and 1/2 water...

Hope this helps for a start.

Joined: May 10
Posts: 11

Posted: 16 May 2013, 08:59
I'm with everyone who said to log what you eat. I went on Weight Watcher's diet, but many of the suggestions on this post are great and don't cost as much. I have one suggestion that totally works for me. I log anything I eat after 6pm at the beginning of the next day. Then everything I eat that day goes on my log until 6pm again. I found that in the evening I wasn't as good at tracking so this makes me honest - and I put EVERYTHING - even those few little snack thingees I stuff in my mouth in the evening. When you see it in the morning, you really do think about what you want to eat for breakfast and lunch.

Exercise will increase your losing as long as you don't increase your food intake. Do it slow if you have never exercised - like I started with like a goal of 10 crunches, squats etc a day. I do that for like a week until it becomes so easy that I naturally add on. I love zumba and dance workouts - joy and exercise at the same time! Very Happy

If you hate exercise, try walking. If it's raining walk at the mall if you don't belong to a gym. If you screw up, just shrug and get back on it. Also, don't tell people you are trying to lose weight - tell them you are working at a healthier lifestyle. The more people that know the more you will be aware of what you eat/drink when you are around them.


Joined: Jul 11
Posts: 7

Posted: 16 May 2013, 14:49
Sunshine6442 wrote:
eating too much salt boosts the production insulin,

I thought eating too many carbs (sweets/starches) raised blood sugar and increased insulin production. Salt raises blood sugar?

Joined: Aug 12
Posts: 164

Posted: 16 May 2013, 17:31
no,salt does not raise insulin may make you retain water ,if you consume too much,though. yes,insulin spikes after carbohydrate consumption,but only for a short time after.and you can lose weight perfectly well while eating a carbohydrate rich diet. and starch is a polysaccharide,that's broken down into units of glucose.there is no preference for the body for either for "making fat."

Joined: Feb 13
Posts: 2

Posted: 17 May 2013, 18:49
I was diagnosed as a type 2 diabetic, and everytime I look at sweet food or anything that contains added sugar I imagine pile of hyoperdermic needles on top of the food, which I will need if I do not cut down my weight and this goes for saturated fats also, and too many carbs (watch that ) also, I just visualise the drugs I would have to take sticking out , all over the food,it works for me I have lost 12 kilos slowly.
It could work with all us obese people , picture look at that operating table and the surgery you may need, is the food worth it, ditto for blood pressure and lots of other conditions we accept because we can not control what we put in our mouths, after all , we are what we eat and what we think.

I still enjoy my food - lots and lots of yummy vegetables no fatty meats,I lean meat, fish, mussels. salmon, an apple, one other piece of fruit and I still have my one glass of red wine every evening.
Kiwi Jenny

Joined: Jul 11
Posts: 343

Posted: 18 May 2013, 04:56
insuline does not make you fat, excessive calories do. Insuline role is one of the most complex and misunderstood ones in our physiology yet plenty of people keep repeating the same nonsense over and over again.
The best diet is the one you can follow for life, so if a certain approach makes you feel deprived and looking forward to the day when you can finally eat " normally" that is a sign that it might not be right for you. It is way more important for long term success to find a sustainable approach than shedding pounds very quickly, it is the only suggestion I feel comfortable giving to anybody. Then finding out what works for you is part of your personal journey, just avoid fad diets and people trying to sell you their Truth


Joined: May 13
Posts: 1

Posted: 19 May 2013, 19:32
Yea you want to lose all that wieght, Do green veggie juicing for 40 days and I Am for certain you will lose wieght.

Joined: May 13
Posts: 4

Posted: 19 May 2013, 19:42
Keep it simple if you want to lose weight and sustain the weight loss it has to be a life style change or you just simple lose the weight and gain it again ..okay here what you should do if you really want to get rid of the lbs fast and keep it off ..

1) eliminate any process sugars, process surgar foods and fizzy pop drinks ..this includes fructose corn syrup stuff

2) eliminate bad carbs ( rem I didnt say dont eat carbs just eliminate the bad ones) like bread, pasta , white rice

3)eat proper cooked meals not microwave foods ..

4) eat anything that is natural and not tampared with like chicken, beef, fish , veg , fruits , nuts, eggs ..

5) 3 good meals at least a day

6) its a life style so if you can't go hardcore then just rem 80% eat good in a week 20% you can have a little bit of fun...

Forum Search
Advanced forum search

Latest Posts

recording weight loss
How do I record weight loss on the weight page with the chart?
by sbf112 on 23 Jun 18 09:20 PM
water after eating?
Water has no calories. It will not make you fatter. There isn't a lot of research about when to drink water because water won't hurt you unless you are drinking gallons of it per day.
by abbadabba on 22 Jun 18 11:21 AM
Cassava cake (Filipino style) nutrients
[quote=Kenna Morton]Patience responding to your comment about the potassium issue and the cassava cake Im a little confused about what you said about not coming unstuck. Not sure what you meant. That ...
by Pattience on 22 Jun 18 10:32 AM
Should I really eat the calories burned by exercise? lol
NO! :D
by Olympic Weightlifter on 22 Jun 18 08:52 AM
Quick Entry
Hi, If the item isn't available in the database, you can add New Food via Custom Food Entry. However besides the calorie amount you will also need amount for macronutrients (protein, carbs, fats - ...
by Olympic Weightlifter on 22 Jun 18 08:34 AM

Member Tip

average member ranking
by member SistaBigBones
Drink lots of water. If you can, try drinking the Benefiber packets in your bottled water. It keeps you feeling full which helps during the detox phase and it helps with bloat, belly fat, and energy.
27 Jun 10 for diet Fat Smash Diet