(Closed) diets that work?

posted 7 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

weight watchers…. ive lost 45 lbs. it works. 🙂

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I’ve had a lot of success on the Blood Type Diet. It’s more of a lifestyle change than a diet though..the pounds fall off when you eat the right food for your body!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Do the P90x workout!!!!

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

“Dieting” really doesn’t work. It’s actually more of a lifestyle change. I know it was for me. I had to teach myself how to eat healthy again.

That being said I think weight watcher’s is the best thing since sliced bread. (45 calorie bread) ha.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I lost about 25 pounds by just cutting the crap out of my diet. 

Thing’s that worked for me:

Reducing the amount of soda, juice and alcohol I drank

Eating less salty and sweet snack foods (chips, nuts, cupcakes etc)

Eating oatmeal / porridge for breakfast every moring

Working out how many calories I ate everyday, also work out what the correct serving sizes for each food were.

Good luck!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I would say dieting is like setting yourself up for disaster. Of course you want something if you know you can’t have it. My FI said he only wants two kids, all of a sudden I have this primal urge to have 3 kids and nothing less. We always want to do what we “shouldn’t” do. That being said, if you are eating foods that are great for you, and you are truly taking care of your body, a little cheat here and there never hurt anybody. As long as it’s in moderation! Sugar is addicting, once you cut it out, and go cold turkey the cravings will go away!

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

I second WeightWatchers!! It is sane, easy, and it shows you how to eat for life- not any crazy fad diet…

 

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Like previous posters have said, dieting doesn’t actually work. Losing weight isn’t easy and anyone who tells you it is is selling something, and it won’t last.

If you want to lose weight eat less and healthier and move more.

If you want to lose weight fast and in not quite so healthy a way, eat a lot less and exercise a lot more.

Always eat breakfast! Don’t drink calories, but do count them. Eat every 2-3 hours and not within 3 hours of going to bed.

Don’t eat or exercise the same way everyday. Eat something different, do something different.

That’s it.

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Evie19: Ab-so-freakin’-lutely.

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

my dr suggested not going on a diet but just cutting 300 calories from your regular eating habits. drink 8 glasses of water and quit eating after 8pm. since i don’t count calories i just stoped drinking soda and weight melts off.

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

@FutureMrsMcDermott: Honestly- for what it offers, I think its pretty cheap. I am budgeting hardcore cause we are going all out for the wedding, so I do weightwatchers online and I exercise with DVDs and running rather than joining a gym. I would say it is more effective to go to the meetings because when they weight you once a week, you can’t avoid getting weighed. 🙂 There are some weeks that I choose not to weigh myself…

I think the monthly fee for the online program is under 20 bucks. Just avoid getting a coffee once a week and you’re set!

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@FutureMrsMcDermott: I would recommend going to a few meetings though, instead of just doing the online thing. It really helps to listen to the stories, and all the good advice from others, and so that you can ask questions to folks in real time.

I also liked going into the meetings (even if I didn’t stay for it) so that someone else could weigh me. It made me waaaaay more accountable, and less likely to cheat.

(The big thing I was told by my WW meeting leader was this: “You will never feel full again, but you will feel satisfied” -That was a hard concept for me at first)

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