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robertcraven

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Posted: 03 Aug 2014, 08:48
well went and seen a dietician yesterday and now I'm on a 1600 calorie a day diet. She also put me on Raspberry keytone and adipex, but I'm finding most of the food recommended to be plane with little to no taste. We will see what the future holds....Neutral
eddie1261

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Posted: 03 Aug 2014, 09:24
What exactly did she recommend that sounds plain and has no taste?
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nb girl

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Posted: 03 Aug 2014, 09:24
Hi Robert, just dropped by to wish you success!

It's really important that you should find a way of eating that suits you. Do lots of research to find a 'diet' or a way of eating for life that suits you!

Sorry but I've not got much time for some 'diaticians' that tell you what you should be eating. We're all different, it's not a 'one diet fits all'. If some diaticians were doing their jobs right, then why are there so many people in the world that are not slim?

I may be doing you diatician a disservice - if so please ignore me.

Also a lot of diaticians are stuck in the 80s - since that time 'diets' have appeared to have done an about-turn. I don't know where in the world you are, but take a look at this article from a UK newspaper

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2695030/I-wrong-feasting-FAT-says-The-Fast-Diet-author-DR-MICHAEL-MOSLEY.html

There's loads of different diets that work, and there's one that would suit you. Other members on here have their food diary open, take a look at their menus for ideas. Plus people here appear to be very friendly, so if you get stuck just shout and you'll get quite a few opinions, leaving you to make up your own mind. We've all got our own story of how we come to have gained this weight.

You've just got to keep researching and experimenting - you will do it!
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wholefoodnut

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Posted: 03 Aug 2014, 09:32
Robert, what is the plan? Why boring tasteless food?

I've been doing about 1200calories averaged over a week. My foods are so varied, I wouldn't be able to follow a plan that was tasteless. I love food!! I love to cook! That doesn't mean to follow my calorie limit I have to eat boring, it has actually taken me on a journey discovering new healthier ways to cook amazing food.
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Posted: 03 Aug 2014, 09:36
I agree with NB_Girl regarding Nutritionists and researching and finding a plan you can live with.
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eddie1261

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Posted: 03 Aug 2014, 09:55
The last time I had a dietitian sit down and offer her nuggets of wisdom I asked her one question, and that ended the interview.

That question? "Have YOU ever been fat?"

I can not and will not take diet advice from an rail thin ectomorph that looks like a starving waif, complete with sucked in jowls. They may know the numbers and the charts, but they don't know the struggles.

Nor will I take relationship advice from someone who has been divorced, or financial advice from a guy driving an old car with 240,000 miles on it. I do not buy into "Those who can't, teach."

You can research on your own and come up with a plan that works for YOU as well as anybody else can with this wonderful thing we have called the internet. Now, while it is true you can't believe everything on the internet, use the rule of thumb that if you see the same information from 3 or more sources, then start believing it. Remember that the internet is also used to sell. Those 100 testimonials for "Bob's Diet" likely came from a marketing agent who wrote them for the company trying to sell you something. However, if you just research foods, and see that broccoli has this many calories and that many carbs, and you see the same info on 4 different sites, you can pretty much accept that the info is accurate. A dietitian who can live through a day on one apple and a handful of pine nuts is not going to understand the struggles of a 300 pound man who has eaten every meal at Burger King for the last 10 years. Proper diet is about education, teaching about HOW to eat as well as what, and maybe even cooking lessons. Processed food is horrible, as bad as fast food. Anybody can open a can of Beefaroni. Someone who cares about their diet will cook healthy meals. Anybody can do it that cares to do it. Set your goals, then set your resolve, and remember that only you can stop you.
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mummydee

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Posted: 03 Aug 2014, 10:38
Personally I wouldn't put any faith into any dietician that recommended Rasberry Ketones... or HCG, or green coffee beans or any other snake oil that they promote! There is no magic cure or pill that enhances your weight loss. Even the infamous Dr. Oz has been called to the bar for his ridiculous recommendations.
Putting you on an appetite suppresant is also not an answer. Long term lifestyle change of eating habits and learning what is healthy and good for you and your body is the answer.
Good wholesome food is delicious and tastie, little white pills are not!
I would dump this so called "Nutritionist" asap.
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snezica

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Posted: 03 Aug 2014, 14:25
After eating a lot of processed foods with lots of sugar and salt it's likely that plain healthy foods like veggies, fruits, boiled eggs and dry chicken breast don't do it for you anymore. You will get used to it. After some time you will see that it's actually really tasty. You can either be on a diet and healthy or obese and happy in the moment while eating the food but later depressed again. I've read your bio, when I see a really obese person on the street I never judge them. I just think how hard life is for them.
Deb_N

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Posted: 03 Aug 2014, 14:59
Season your food with herbs, spices, garlic, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, hot sauce, black pepper, etc. You can do this!
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wholefoodnut

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Posted: 03 Aug 2014, 15:47
Season it!... season it! with herbs, peppers, onions, garlic, chives, smoking it, grilling it, toasted nuts, a bit of awesome cheese.

I also would not would not do a "diet" plan, raspberries are good for you, raspberry keystones have no scientific proof that they do anything but make money for the producer. Check the side affects of that aidipex, honestly they are scary, I would not touch the stuff.
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Glaun

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Posted: 03 Aug 2014, 21:45
GO Mexican!!! Salsa - Red or Green Salsa. Tabasco. Just pore or spoon it on unsavory foods. You'll never notice underling bland taste. INDIAN (East) and Middle East. Wow, the flavors. And choosing carefully, you wind up with no more calories than bland. Fire your dietitian, go on line and check out the international foods. (Tasty Bite for one).IMHO
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Posted: 08 Aug 2014, 15:05
Im really getting frustrated because the weight isn't coming off as quick as i hoped, i purchased Nutri System and it took off only five pounds, does anybody have any good ideas???
snezica

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Posted: 08 Aug 2014, 15:43
Lareda your information isn't available to us so we don't know how many pounds you have, what is your goal weight and do you exercise? There is no magic formula. You have to eat healthy, exercise and be happy with losing a pound or two a week. The older you are the slower the weight loss.
Hoser

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Posted: 08 Aug 2014, 17:11
Food should not be bland! There are so many wonderful herbs and spices, vinegars, peppers, and other flavorings that bland food should not exist... unless you like it. Richly flavored does not need to mean high in calories.

I question any nutritionist who put you on raspberry ketones or any other snake oil.
mummydee

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Posted: 08 Aug 2014, 17:19
Robertcraven please explain what the foods she recommeded are , that are bland? and are you taking her advice on that end or doing your own choice? I ask because 4 slices of white bread with peanut butter for lunch , macaroni and cheese and potato chips, basically hold no nutritional value (except for the peanut butter and hopefully its organic) and no matter what magic pill she's given you, you're eating too much non nutritional foods.
You need to make a lifestyle change and better choices, fruits, veggies, good fats, healthy proteins, when your body gets healthy it will function properly and you'll lose weight.
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wholefoodnut

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Posted: 08 Aug 2014, 17:56
Mummydee is as always right on good choices. Her lifestyle change suggestion as usual is right on target.... If grains work for you the following would be good:

Now homemade mac and cheese with real cheese and whole grains would be nutritious but high in calories, sodium, and fats. Peanut butter on real whole grain bread (usually not the brand names unless from a natural food store) could be a good lunch. I make mine on homemade whole grain, legume flour, and seed bread with peanut butter that is only ground peanuts.

Potato chips, not really an option. Now if you thin slice potatoes, season and bake until crispy, that might be an option.

Mmmmm, might do baked crispy Vidalia onion rings for part of dinner along with my tilapia breaded with ground walnuts and sunflower seeds dipped in almond milk. 1600 calories can be really good, even gourmet, nutrient dense food. My max on maintenance is 1400.
"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: 09 Aug 2014, 07:00
eddie1261 wrote:


I can not and will not take diet advice from an rail thin ectomorph that looks like a starving waif, complete with sucked in jowls. They may know the numbers and the charts, but they don't know the struggles.


Amen to that!

I am doing 1600 a day and I don't find it bland.
Hyperinsulinaemic, carboholic and serial failed dieter!
BigMurray

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Posted: 09 Aug 2014, 17:35
eddie1261 wrote:
The last time I had a dietitian sit down and offer her nuggets of wisdom I asked her one question, and that ended the interview.

That question? "Have YOU ever been fat?"

I can not and will not take diet advice from an rail thin ectomorph that looks like a starving waif, complete with sucked in jowls. They may know the numbers and the charts, but they don't know the struggles.

What that person really should have said was:

"No. You know why? Because I already bloody do this. I can give you the information of how to lose weight, but if you don't want to accept it because of some ridiculous hang up with me then you're probably not that serious about losing weight and are making excuses, and let's face it if you'd had success researching and doing it yourself then you wouldn't be sitting in my office, so either accept the information or leave."

And if she didn't, she was probably thinking it.
mummydee

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Posted: 09 Aug 2014, 19:39
I agree BigMurray, it was a very judgemental. Judging someone's credentials based on their looks is very shallow.
I understand your thought Eddie of someone who's never been fat not having a complete understanding of the frustrations the overweight go thru but that doesn't mean that they are not qualified to give advice. A

A male gynecologist has never delivered a baby , does that make him a bad gynie? would my first question be "But have you ever gone through labour?"

I had a personal trainer once that had small bust, small waist and huge hips, it was her body shape, but they were huge! She turned out to be the best trainer i've had ever and if I had gone on looks, I would've walked out the first meeting, thank goodness I didn't because her lessons are still with me and she knew more and was not egotistical like some others I have listened training others.
I'm sure you get my message, basically who are we to judge anyone? Open your mind and accept their knowledge or at least listen and then use your own judgement.

If it is a plant, eat it, if it comes from a plant, don't!
wholefoodnut

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Posted: 09 Aug 2014, 20:14
I've been thinking about that as well. The therapists and assistants who helped me walk after my major surgery had never been through what I had. But I can walk with both legs and wasn't supposed to.
"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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