(Closed) Weight Watchers vs. Atkins vs. South Beach Diet vs. MyPlate (Livestrong.com)

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
  • poll: Need to lose 10-15 lbs within next four months. Which diet should I follow?
    South Beach Diet : (5 votes)
    17 %
    Atkins Diet : (1 votes)
    3 %
    Weight Watchers : (18 votes)
    62 %
    MyPlate (Livestrong.com) : (5 votes)
    17 %
  • Post # 3
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    It’s not on your list, but I’ve been on the hCG diet and have lost 12.5 lbs in the last 13 days. I’m getting married in exactly 2 months, so I needed something FAST!

    Post # 4
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    622 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2011 - Vandiver Inn

    Honestly? I’m just flat out counting calories using loseit.com. So far I’ve lost 17.6 pounds since the beginning of the year so I think it’s great! And, you know, it’s also free. 😉

    Post # 5
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    1962 posts
    Buzzing bee

    WW if you want to spend the money.  Nothing has stuck w/ me and granted I’ve been on this for only 2 weeks but the meetings make me accountable and I have lost 7.2 pounds with tiny tiny effort (and I didn’t get to workout much those weeks).

    Post # 6
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    1962 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Also, what are your workouts like?  Are you really going hard.  If you are, you should see some difference.  If not, what goes into your mouth is of the utmost importance.  Try really clean, unprocessed eating for a few days to jumpstart.

    Post # 7
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    My friend is on Weight Watchers since January and has lost 17 pounds.  Her wedding is in June.

    I personally love South Beach.  I felt that layer of fat around my ribs just melt away after the first two weeks.  I don’t weigh myself, I go by clothing fit.  Plus I feel like South Beach teaches you how to eat responsibly unlike Atkins where when it was popular I would eat a dill pickle slathered with cream cheese and wrapped in bacon as a meal.  It really messed up my metabolism for sure!

    Post # 8
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    1718 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2008 - Winery in the Gold Country

    I’m with Lox — working out 4x a week and I use loseit.com (free free free) to track my calories and stick to a specific # for calories a week as well. Down 10 pounds in 6 weeks! DIETING IS ESSENTIAL to losing weight but I hate calling it “dieting” — I’d call it mindful eating. I eat ANYTHING I want, but I can’t indulge anymore and as long as I stick to my numbers, I lose weight. That means if I know I’m having pizza for dinner I eat very mindfully the rest of the day—apples, oatmeal, that kind of stuff. Don’t deprive yourself or tell yourself you “can’t” have certain things…that’s definitely how I fall off the diet wagon quickly!!!

    Post # 9
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    I really really like the MyFitnessPal app, if you have a smartphone or an iPod touch – but their website is pretty good too.  The app is free, and you don’t have to be online to input stuff (I have a touch so it’s great for me).  You can lose 10-15lbs in your timeline with diligant calorie counting.  

    I would also hit the local library for diet books – I’ve tried the Abs Diet and Best Life diet and had decent success with them.  

    Post # 10
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    I lost 35 lbs. in less than 6 months with Sparkpeople.com Keep in mind that those 6 months included all the winter holidays!

    No special diet of any kind – just a calorie range and nutritional guidelines.

    I cut my portion size, skip “filler” foods and focus on what I really want to eat. And I exercise every day.  I found out I need real food, special diets are not for me!

    Post # 12
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    1664 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I always suggest South Beach.  My FH had great success with it (lost approx 70 pounds and has kept it off for almost 2 years).  Personally, I would hate calories counting… I feel like it would make me think about food even more, and then I’d get even hungrier… but that’s just me.

    Post # 14
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I am currently on WW and have lost 20lbs but I have had huge success with Livestrong in the past. When I first joined way back in 2005 it was called the daily plate but it was basically the same idea just a different format.

    It was my first experience with calorie counting and if you follow it and stick to with it, it does work. I lost 60lbs in a little over a year. Go on the forums, the people there are so wonderful and supportive.

    Post # 15
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    544 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    commenting to follow.

    Post # 16
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    751 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    • I have been on WW for 6 weeks and have lost 18.4 lbs. I like WW because you can eat anything you want, you just have to count the points. Also, WW does not limit fruits and veggies like a lot of those other diets (esp South Beach) do. It’s not healthy to cut out fruits and veggies. 

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