(Closed) Have you ever tried a 'fad' diet?

posted 5 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

NO FAD DIETS!

My friend went from a size 24 to a 16 in 8 months on a fad diet – she put it all back on withing 4 months – she also looked ill, dull complection, her hair and nails didnt grow and she smelled funny!

Sensible diet and excersize. low fat proten and healthy slow release carbs, good fat and burn it all off at the gym / walking / dancing whatever you want to do.

I have lost 2lbs a week doing that, I have tons of energy, my body is tonning up, my posture is better, my skin, eyes hair and nails are great and people notice! I have 6 months till my wedding and I will keep it up

Fad diets dont last, they give you bad side effects, baggy skin, bad breath etc. How long until your wedding? is it for your wedding you want to do it? You dont have to be hungry. NO SNACKS NO SNACKS NO SNACKS In my opinion health or unhealthy snacks are the killers!

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@lmc100:  Yeah… healthy snacks are great! Some hummus with carrots and cucumber, an apple with some peanut butter, some whole grain crackers, or a handful of a fruit & nut mix… some of my favorite go-to snacks in the afternoon! It helps keep me going through the day and pevents me from overindulging on dinner. Healthy nacks are good in moderation!

And OP, I’ve not done any fad diets or programs. Just healthy balanced eating and exercise. I totally don’t have the discipline to do a program or diet. It’s been pretty easy to just buy good food!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I lost nothing, not a cracker, on WW which was horrible, because you have to sit around with other people who achieved better results and I am incredibly competitive. Lost very little on Lite n Easy and those frozen dinners get extremely repetitive, extremely quick. I had the most success with BodyTrim which is a high protein diet. It taught me that snacking healthily is a good thing. I fell off the wagon after the wedding and started eating way too much junk and chocolate again.

This time around I’ve got a food diary. Hoping that being accountable for what I put into my body will help identify my bad eating habits. I’m also thinking of joining Fernwood.

let me know what you think of Michelle Bridges program. I have heard its good but not sure what its about.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’m sorry, but saying no snacks is BS. Fruit and veg never made anyone fat, so I’m sure sticking to your carrots, celery and apples won’t be an issue! I’ve had success with WW as well, but also just by using MyFitnessPal to log good old-fashioned calories. The one thing I do believe in that sounds a bit “faddy” is cutting back on refined carbs – everything I’ve read suggests that sugar is a killer

Post # 10
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334 posts
Helper bee

Yup, water fasting lol. It works, but I don’t recommend it. 

Nothing wrong with healthy snacking 🙂

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

  • Weight Watchers – It worked some, but I got sick of calculating points all the time, especially if I went to restaurants or ate a brand of something not in their books.
  • Adkins – Worked, but once I ate carbs again, on came the pounds.   I also had terrible headaches and moodswings on this one.
  • South Beach – Worked, but same problem as with Adkins.
  • Nutrisystem – I HATED the food, so I never ate, thus I lost weight.  I only did this for a month because of how horrible it was.

Now, I just eat clean, lots of vegetables and fruits, occasional lean meat, light oils/fats/creams, whole grain, and I feel much better than before.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@doorstopper:  There is a lot of sugar in fruit! but I agree, moderation is great, what I should have said is dont be fooled into thinking low fat/ healthy snacks like the “low fat” cereal bars and fruit bars and crisps can be eaten all the time. I know a lot of people that eat well and think they only have a couple of snacks but end up eating another meals worth of food throughout the day… so what I should have said was barring fruit and veg, and stated things like cereal bars and 99 cal bars etc,

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@theone99:  I disagree, we dont NEED snacks! my mums generation, anyone who grew up before the 70’s will tell you they didn’t eat snacks, 3 meals a day! we are the first 2 generations (born 70’s after) that have had fat / obesity issues. We eat more and move less, snacks arent needed!

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Yes I have tried fad diets…my experience with them is you lose a lot weight fast and then gain it back once you start eating normal. I did the HCG diet a couple of months ago and lost a lot of weight but gained back double the amount

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@theone99:  my argument isnt irrelevent… The 70’s started the snack and ready meal cuture we have today.

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