(Closed) cookie diet

posted 9 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Honey bee

Fad diets where you starve yourself by just eating/drinking one thing and nothing else are very unhealthy because they cause your body to retain every bit of fat you already have to survive on because there is nothing else going into your system. I saw something about it on another blog but I didn’t read the details of it because it has all the red flags of a fad diet. Most nutritionists say to avoid sugar if you want to lose weight and eating nothing but sugar won’t help you lose weight and will only pack on more pounds. It’s unethical of a dr to even endorse such a thing, knowing how bad it is for the human body in general, unless he really doesn’t care, which makes it even worse.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee

Ember is 1,000% right.

I’ve lost 15kilos / 33lbs with little effort since May 1 simply because fantastic produce is available in my new town.  (If produce isnt’ top quality, I just won’t eat it.)

I was in a car accident so exercise has zero to do w/ losing weight.

I refuse to eat one more Lean Cuisine, etc, frzn dinner.  YUCK.  And the quality of ingredients is very, very low.  Most of the ingredients are low-nutrition carbs.

Herbs and spices do not add calories! ! ! ! ! !

How I now eat every day –

*3 quarts / 4 litres of filted water.  Herb tea and decaf tea count.  Nothing else.

*1 to 1.5 quarts of fresh produce.  This does not mean 6 cups of grapes.  This means 1 quart minimum of chopped produce, like corn kernals.  Easy for blueberries, harder for apples.

*Lean protein at all three meals.  No limit.  Your choice.

*Carbs.  I LOVE carbs so you have my total sympathy here.  Carbs can ONLY be a cup or less of whole grains.  Like brown rice or multi-grain bread rolls.   I have so much trouble resisting carbs I only keep a couple of rolls in my home at any time.

Microwave popcorn is good ONLY if you get the non-butter/butter flavor ones.  (Butter ones give the factory workers cancer.)  It is healthier for you to get plain popcorn and add a tablespoon of butter.

*Sugar is your new evil monster enemy.  No reason to eat it.  Sugar substitutes have been found to cause cancer and mor

Ember is 1,000% right.

I’ve lost 15kilos / 33lbs with little effort since May 1 simply because fantastic produce is available in my new town.  (If produce isnt’ top quality, I just won’t eat it.)

I was in a car accident so exercise has zero to do w/ losing weight.

I refuse to eat one more Lean Cuisine, etc, frzn dinner.  YUCK.  And the quality of ingredients is very, very low.  Most of the ingredients are low-nutrition carbs.

How I now eat every day –

*3 quarts / 4 litres of filted water.  Herb tea and decaf tea count.  Nothing else.

*1 to 1.5 quarts of fresh produce.  This does not mean 6 cups of grapes.  This means 1 quart minimum of chopped produce, like corn kernals.  Easy for blueberries, harder for apples.

*Lean protein at all three meals.  No limit.  Your choice.

*Carbs.  I LOVE carbs so you have my total sympathy here.  Carbs can ONLY be a cup or less of whole grains.  Like brown rice or multi-grain bread rolls.   I have so much trouble resisting carbs I only keep a couple of rolls in my home at any time.

Microwave popcorn is good ONLY if you get the non-butter/butter flavor ones.  (Butter ones give the factory workers cancer.)  It is healthier for you to get plain popcorn and add a tablespoon of butter.

*Sugar is your new evil monster enemy.  No reason to eat it.  Sugar substitutes are major unhealthy.

 

If you are a city girl like me, just buy fresh produce, great cheese, and whole wheat pita bread.  make healthy sandwiches.  Or skip the carbs all together and make flavorfull stews.

 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Greta has some great suggestions. You may also want to search the fitness and wellness boards, there have been some great success stories on here!

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I would suggest weight watchers.  I did the online version and it was great b/c I ate what I wanted and if it was “bad” for me, I just compensated at other meals.  So, if I wanted a burger and fries for lunch, I knew that I had to eat a small dinner.  I lost 15 pounds in about 4 – 5 months, and I did not commit to it fully until about month 2.  Good luck!

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I love Jillian Michael’s workout DVD’s, and I agree, that’s a fad diet that is not healthy or sustainable for you.  Jillian’s website also has a diet plan.  Best of Luck, congrats on wanting to start off your marriage as a healthier you!

Post # 8
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4466 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I second WW.  It’s more of a lifestyle than a diet and it’s a really healthy way to lose weight.

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Eat healthy and work out…it’ll be better than whatever fad you’re tempted by. No matter whatever goodie food you get to eat, it’l still get old super fast. One month on those cookies? YOu’ll go INSANE

Cut out the white carbs, sugars, and fillers. Switch to fruit, veggies, beans (Trader joes has a great dry bean soup…i made some last night and let it simmer for hours with a roast beef base yuuummmy) and LEAN proteins. 1200-1500 cal’s a day depending on your height (i’m 5’11” and i do 1500–1200 is too low for someone of my height my trainer said). I was told oatmeal is a powerfood! He recommends it for a low cal (130!) snack that fills you up, but you also don’t want to gorge on it.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Get rid of junk food … keep it out of your house, only keep veggies, fruit and whole grains around … lots of protein like eggs and chicken … and that’s all. Just fill up on veggies and eat protein.

Although I do agree with eliminating extra sugar, you do need it. At least I do. If I do not have enough sugar in my diet I get so dizzy and lifeless. I do work out everyday though.

Plus, if you aren’t allergic (like I am) adding milk into your diet it good for you.

It’s so hard to tell someone a specific diet plan for them to lose weight though … everyone is completely different. =) Good luck.

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Agree every person is different. However fad diets do not work. Too much of one thing is always bad. Losing weight really does have to be a lifestyle change. You have to cut out all the unneccesary sugar. I switched to diet pop (try not to drink any pop) I don’t eat much sweets. But I do allow myself to have it if I really want it. You have to eat breakfast. That is what kicks your motablolism in gear in the morning. Other wise you splurge at lunch time when your starved. I eat a light lunch and basically eat whatver I want for dinner. If i have something bad like mac and cheese; I don’t eat the whole box; I eat something else with it so I don’t need as much. You’ll make yourself crazy if you cut everything out. You have to be sensible & you don’t even have to excersice like a mad horse. Just go on a few (3-5) long walks throughout your week. I usually walk 2-3miles or bike 3-5 miles a few times a week. It only takes about 45 minutes. All about consistancy.

Post # 12
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2695 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I did Atkins Diet about 6 years ago and it made me extremely sick.  I had to go in for a colon-scope and other tests.  They finally told me to start eating what I craved to get my body back in line.  So I will not do any Fad diets again.

I’ve been working out now for a year and just cutting back on the bad foods as much as possible.  I haven’t gained any weight in the last year.  I was gaining about 5-10 lbs a year since college.  So I’m excited that the weight gain has stopped.

My arms, abs and legs are starting to show true signs of being muscle and not fat. 

My trainer has me do a cleanse every few months to get rid of toxins.  That really seems to help rev things back up again.

 

Post # 13
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118 posts
Blushing bee

Get the Jillian Michaels book Making the Cut.  The exercise program and eating habbits are excellent.  Eat all healthy foods that come from the ground.  I don’t eat a lot of meat but alot of fish and veggie burgers.  Small portions is KEY.  Shrink your stomach.  And don’t eat past 7pm.  If you go to bed hungry you are doing the right thing.  Also drink water, water and more water.  You should be peeing clear!  NO soda or diet soda.  Treat yourself to a small treat once and a while.  Never deprive yourself of a certain something.  2 Weeks before your wedding if you really want to cut an extra 5-10lbs then do the phase 1 of south beach.  It’s easy and worth it!  Good Luck!

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