Post # 1
Since many of us have chosen different diets and weightloss theories over the years, I thought it would be good to start a thread where we could put our goals and struggles, and others could recommend specific diets, diet books, etc., that will help us all out.
Current Weight: 255
Goal Weight: 175 or lower
Current Eating Habits: 2-3 meals a day, heavy on fats and carbs, not nearly enough fruits and veggies
Health Concerns: Bipolar, asthma, allergies, migraines, heartburn
Environmental Concerns: Budget eating, not alot of variety, both of us are stress eaters, live in an area where we stay in during the winter, and its dark.
Other Concerns: TTC – we really want a baby, but know that weight is preventing it
Post # 3
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
Michael Pollan’s Food Rules
Post # 4
@nyscpa2be: The Four Hour Body is a great book! It is not only about dieting but has some other great topics. The diet itself is called “slow carb” and is simple enough in it’s rules but can be a little tricky to stick by. I have tried it off and on for the last few months but decided to tough it out at least until the wedding, luckily you get cheat days once a week where I fill all my chocolate and carby needs!
The diet is this: You can only eat protein, legumes(beans), and veggies. No sugar, no fruits, no grains. You can eat as much as you want which is great. I started it up last week and have already lost 6 pounds.
This website is helpful if you are trying to figure out if you can have a certain food item:
Post # 5
The Engine 2 Diet – http://www.engine2diet.com
Helped me lower my cholesterol, get into the best shape of my life, lose weight safely, stay full, and allowed me to conquer a lifetime of heartburn/IBS and pain. I’ve been able to stop being an emotional eater (the book “The Pleasure Trap” is great for this), I’ve learned to cook for myself, and I have the energy of a school girl. Is it an extreme lifestyle change? Yeah, no doubt. But it’s nowhere near as extreme as the heart attack that was certainly waiting for me in the next 5 years or the $1000s of dollars I would have spent on medicines over the years.
ETA: I intend to stick with the Engine 2 plan for the rest of my days; any time I have even a hint of the “bad” foods, I feel sick. I was able to break the cycle where those foods were associated with pleasure, and now I recognize that they were really just making my body sick and that I can, and will, choose a different path for myself.
Post # 6
How about just clean eating? I lost 50 pounds that way. =] with the help myfitnesspal.com
whatever you do just make sure it’s sustainable.