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    To Diet Or To Lifestyle

    Step one to a new lifestyle.
    It seems there is always the latest frenzy of diets.
    Brand name diets come and go as quickly as Octomom
    is having babies. Then there are the “Extreme” diets.


    I would say over 95% of diets out there work. I do
    question ones health on extreme diets that
    advertiser losing 7-10 pounds per week; when a
    healthy weight loss should be no more than
    2-3 pounds a week.

    The problem with the word “DIET” is that you can't
    stay on them forever. One could end up with serious
    health issues staying on an “Extreme” diet over the
    recommended length of time.


    Forget the diets, forget the calorie counting unless
    you're a professional athlete. How about a lifestyle
    change. Make a decision, a promise to change the
    way you're eating, to excersie consistently, to have
    a new LIFESTYLE on your own health.


    Start by a decision. Write your goals down on a
    3 x 5 card and place it on your bathroom mirror.
    The goals should be:
    How much do you want to weigh.
    When do you want to achieve the new weight.


    Be realistic on the time issue. You shouldn't be
    losing anymore than 2-3 pounds a week after your
    first 2 weeks of your new lifestyle.


    Take a head to toe photo. Take measurements of
    arms, chest, waist, hips (if female) and thighs. Get
    serious, take your lifestyle by the horns.

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    Forget the diets, forget the calorie counting unless
    you're a professional athlete. How about a lifestyle
    change. Make a decision, a promise to change the
    way you're eating, to excersie consistently, to have
    a new LIFESTYLE on your own health.
    Hmm. Change your lifestyle by changing the way you're eating, but don't count calories.

    OK, I'll bite--what change does an overweight person make to the way they eat without attempting to eat fewer calories?

    I get what you're saying--that small consistent changes over time are better than drastic short-term changes--but the truth is that those long-term changes are still going to have to be fairly specific.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ericksmadhouse View Post
    Step one to a new lifestyle.

    Forget the diets, forget the calorie counting unless
    you're a professional athlete. How about a lifestyle
    change. Make a decision, a promise to change the
    way you're eating, to excersie consistently, to have
    a new LIFESTYLE on your own health.


    Start by a decision. Write your goals down on a
    3 x 5 card and place it on your bathroom mirror.
    The goals should be:
    How much do you want to weigh.
    When do you want to achieve the new weight.

    I want to know how you plan to achieve this new weight without strictly monitoring your intake of foods.

    I can change my eating habits to eating nothing but carrots for the rest of my life, but that doesn't mean I'm going to have a healthy lifestyle, despite the fact that I'm not eating pizzas and doughnuts.

    You need more than willpower to change your lifestyle. Something along the lines of a plan.

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    I lost a whopping 100 pounds in 5 months. All by sticking to a 1,500 calorie a day diet. Anyone that chooses to state "calorie counting doesn't work" should really consider researching the facts.

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    To Diet Or To Lifestyle

    "Step one of a new lifestyle"
    The first step is to decide to lose fat pounds. Without a decision, you've lost the battle without trying. Nobody wants to calorie count everyday for the rest of their life. Nobody want to go on a strict diet that can slow down your metabolism only to gain back what you've lost in the next several weeks. Eat healthy, stay away from sugar and starchy carbs like bread & pasta. Eat three meals a day with a healthy snack between meals like, yogurt, fruit, veggies, protein bar. Don't ever go hungry. Include some heart pounding cardio and watch the fat melt away. Give yourself 6 weeks. Make the decision to make a lifestyle change.

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    Calorie counting is step 1 in successfully dieting. People always say write a list first and then cut out the **** parts.

    I don't see how you can clean up your eating if you don't plan on recording what you eat.
    Lord Krishna said: I am terrible time the destroyer of all beings in all worlds, engaged to destroy all beings in this world; Of those heroic soldiers presently situated in the opposing army, even without you none will be spared.
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    It's was easy for me. I call it Common-Sense Eating!
    No junk food, No Soda. A Higher priority for lean, high protein meats. I made sure i had a larger emphasis on fruits and Vegetables and that i ate smaller portions throughout the day instead of 3 large course meals.

    I feel everyone knows what bad food is. I never had to write a list. But that was just me. If writing it down helps someone else then go for it.

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    To Diet Or To Lifestyle

    I agree, the lifestyle change is truly a common sense approach. Most people do know the differece between junk food & healthy food. If watching what you ate is so common sense easy, then there would be no overweight / unhealthy people around. It's a good idea to write down any goal on paper and read it aloud every day until you have achieved the goal. -Thanks for the feedback-

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ericksmadhouse View Post
    If watching what you ate is so common sense easy, then there would be no overweight
    Nope I disagree. It is easy. People make a choice not to follow their common sense. When I put on the extra weight I knew what I should eat. I chose to go the easy route. Almost all Fast Food places have salads, low fat dressing, diet drinks, tea, and juice. This was way back in the day before they started adding more healthy choices.

    Unless you have a disorder, it is up to you.

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    I watched a documentary. It was about an experiment where they had a bunch of people that was going to eat alot of food and move as little as possible.

    People reacted different too the over eating. some couldn't force themself to eat all the food, some got fat, and some actually developed alot of muscles. I wish I had a link to this documentary.

    They made a point at the end: that people have an ideal weight and that if you change that weight either by diet, over eating or training then the body is going to try to reverse it. If you diet then you will be hungry alot till you reach your natural weight. or your body will try to loose weight if you overeat or train.

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