Post # 1
Good old fashioned calorie counting?
Something else entirely?
I am curious to know what diets all of you are following. Which diet has given you the best results long term? How about the best results short term? If you were able to reach your goal weight on any particular diet, which one was it and how long did it take you to achieve your goal?
Right now, I’m following a lower carb, lower fat, higher protein diet. I’m not cutting out any food groups, just monitoring the ones that seem to keep me at “square one”. So far, so good!
Any one else care to chime in?
Post # 3
I’ve been doing Weight Watchers for a few months. My goal is to lose 50 lbs. Lost about 15 so far… it’s very slow going (on average you’re supposed to lose between 1/2 lb to 2 lbs a week) but hopefully that means it’s easier to keep off in the long run.
I’m also not cutting out anything, but substituting with healthier options and focusing on moderation.
Post # 4
I’m on my second week of Weight Watchers. So far I’ve lost 6 of the 20 pounds I’m shooting for. I’m pretty sure at least half of that was water weight, if not more, since I started it the week before my period. I really like the program so far. The biggest things I had to get used to was the portion size (my goodness I didn’t realize how small one serving was!) and figuring out how many points Asian food is worth which is a bit tricky.
I like the point system bc it keeps me motivated. Sometimes when I’m craving something sweet, I may reach for candy but then I see how many points I’m wasting on empty calories I think, “Forget that!” then I usually just eat fruit. =)
All in all, good so far.
Post # 5
I’ve been using CalorieKing to track my calorie, fat, fiber, and protein intake. I used it previously and lost 50 pounds, then I got lazy and stopped doing it and gained 15 of that back. Then this time around I’m down an additional 48 pounds (about 80 pounds down from my highest weight) and my husband has lost 83 pounds. We’ve also been walking and swimming 5 days a week.
Post # 6
@Regina Phalange: @Olive12: Thats awesome! Keep up the great work! I have heard nothing but good things about WW. Everyone that commits to WW seems to succeed in their weightloss goals AND keep it off, too. (And, man, does Jennifer Hudson look good! Haha)
Post # 7
@redhead46: WOW!! Congrats to you and your hubby! Is that a time consuming program to follow?
Post # 8
Tomorrow it’ll be exactly 2 months until my wedding day and it just hit me a few nights ago that I reallyyy need to figure out some sort of diet to get toned and a flat belly. I just started cutting out all the crazy carbs I’ve been eating. I’m sticking to fruits, veggies, all the greens, chicken, and a lower amount of carbs. In addition I’m running in the mornings to get my cardio in, then some sit-ups and other body-weight exercises after. In all honesty, I hate dieting, but I bought a super cute bikini for the honeymoon and that’s serving as my motivation 🙂
Post # 9
I have had success in the past with just plain calorie counting….lost 50lbs currently, now working on the last 30!! (sorry….I’ve posted these pics before!)
BEFORE at 235
Currently at 183…trying to lose another 20 before our Oct wedding! (im 5’7 and 37yrs old BTW)
I try to eat 1400 calories and I work out 5 days a week (60 mins cardio…20 mins weights)
Post # 10
Portion control, low sugar, lowish carbs, no booze.
Post # 11
@misskittykakes: YOU LOOK AMAZING! =)
ETA: Didn’t mean to threadjack.
I don’t “diet”. I portion control. Dieting and me are not a good combo.
Post # 12
@Rouquine: Thanks girl!! (almost date twin!)
Post # 13
@bigcitybee: It’s actually really easy. It’s just a computer program that you can track calories and stuff with. It’ll help you set targets for how many calories you should intake plus it has a thing to track exercise and the calories burned through that. It has a ton of foods to choose from including a bunch of restaurants nutrition info and you can save nutrition info for custom foods and meals (things that aren’t already in the program.) And I hate showing this picture but here’s a before and after
Post # 14
I use MFP to count calories. Right now I tend to eat 1000-1150 calories a day (yes, I know that’s very little, no need to lecture. Its hard to even get up past 1000 calories on fruit and vegetables, which is mostly all I eat in the summer. I can’t eat when I’m too hot, it makes me feel nauseated.)
I’m maintaining at around 120 right now, give or take a pound, and have been for a couple months now. But when I want to lose weight, I actually eat more than what I do now, around 1400 calories (mostly greens, lean proteins and whole grains) and do cardio 5x a week for 45min.
Post # 15
@misskittykakes: Congrats on the weight loss.
Post # 16
I stick to the zone diet….not sure why it’s called a diet though because it’s a way of life. I still eat whatever I want I just make sure I’m in the right range of carbs,fat and protein for my weight.