Diet Tips

Discussion in 'Your Health & Wellbeing' started by Suz, Jun 21, 2007.

  1. Suz

    Suz ~ I are a Nerd ~

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    Hey Girls. Does anyone have a good diet that they would care to share...My weight is starting to get out of control and I need to go on a diet....I need to loose quite a few pounds but I want something that will teach me to maintain my weight as well.

    Thanks
    Suz
     
  2. Imi

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    Slimming world red day green day diet :)

    Mum does it shifted LOADS of weight and im gonna do the same

    xxx
     
  3. Suz

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    Ill have to go take a peek....Mee Getting as big as a buss... : (
     
  4. Cat

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    Red/Green day diet is a fad diet, and not designed to show you long term eating habits, it sounds like you more need to look at long term ways of improving your diet, and the only way to really do this is to look at the calories your taking in. A normal person should have 2000cals a day if your trying to lose weight you should reduce this to 1200-1500 this way you will burn more caliries than you consume, hence loose weight. So the firth thing I would advise you to do is read the calorie content of everything you eat for a week, so you can see where you eating far to much, often you discover its really pointless things like oil that you cook in or butter you use, and refined sugery arbs like white bread and pasta. Once you find what your 'sins' are then we can have a look at healthier alternatives, so do you eat to much bread, red meat, dairy products or do you have a sweet tooth?
     
  5. Suz

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    I have a big sweet tooth
     
  6. Cat

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    what typically sweet wise do you eat a day? Cake, chocolate, sweeties, or do just just sweeten things heavily like tea, coffee and cerials etc?

    Like I say keep tabs of what you eat a day so you can see where the bulk of your calories go. This is a really usefull amaerican resource for you https://www.fitday.com/ Free to use, just enter the details of what you eat in a day, it will tell you your total calorie intake a day and break it down on a chart so you can see how much protien, carbs, fat etc your taking in.

    As for your sweet tooth, obviously if its in sweetning food you can obviously use sugar substitutes, if your liking sweet snacks dont deprive yourself it will only make dieting harder to stick to as you will end up having chocolate binges. I live chocolate and treats so what I do is I have 5 small meals a day, this is great for weight loss as when you eat your metabolism speeds up, if you eat only 2 -3 big meals you body struggles to process it all in one hit so stores it as . . yup fat! So if you eat small amounts throught the day your blood sugar remains consistant and your energy levels good, you aviod bloating and your metabolism burns off the calories more eficiently. Typically I have a breakfast cerial then an early lunch of pitta bread sandwiches, or boiled eggs etc then mid afternoon I have low fat chocolate cake, then dinner of chicken fish or pork, with salad or veg, and potatoes rice or cous cous then in the evening I have dessert of fruit and low fat icecream or I have popcorn, so Im still getting treats so I dont feel like Im depriving myself of the good stuff, Im eating loads so I dont go hungry but still only having 1200 calories a day.
     
  7. 2nd.Time.Daddy

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    pull it out then :rofl:


    Just replace the sweet stuff with sweet fruit or even tomatos
     
  8. Suz

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    :blush: But I like me teeth....
     
  9. 2nd.Time.Daddy

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    keep your diet simple as easy , over complicating it and worying about numbers will only confuse and make you think you cant be bothered.
     
  10. 2nd.Time.Daddy

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    like i said replace the sweet stuff with fruit and things like tomatos or even a sweetish drink , your sugar cravings with last about 2 weeks. Then after that things will be alot easier.

    Stick to the normal 3 meals a day but snack in between on things like fruit , nuts , yoghurt. Get some oils in your system. You can get the oils in tablet form aswell , which is good for you as it disolves in your stomach rather than you having to taste it :rofl:

    Drink plenty of water , get as much in as you can really.

    Exercise in the morning , doing cardio on an empty stomach. drink water whilst doing it (but only sip it) running , walking(at a steady pace) , swimming ,biking are all good.

    I know in america everything is jam packed with sugar , so really just watch the sugar intake and replace it with more natural Things.

    Your first 2 weeks will be the hardest , but it will be easy after that as it kills the cravings. I expect you will have cravings for carbs aswell.
     
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    That diet will suit you , especially mixed with lots of exercise.
     
  12. paradysso

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    ohh i love slimming word red/greem day, best diet going in my opinion
     
  13. Trinity

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    I have just stopped doing slimming world coz i lost just over 2 stone and then stopped. Didnt lose any since August last year. I did give up smoking but should have started losing weight again by now so i have gone to weight watchers but not sure about it yet .. lost 2 pounds in my first week but will see how it goes. Definately think slimming world is a good one though.
     

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