What diet do you follow?? (POLL)

posted 4 months ago in Beehive
  • poll: Which diet do you follow?
    None : (58 votes)
    39 %
    Keto : (23 votes)
    15 %
    Plant-based : (3 votes)
    2 %
    Vegetarian : (13 votes)
    9 %
    Vegan : (11 votes)
    7 %
    High carb-low fat : (0 votes)
    Tracking macros : (11 votes)
    7 %
    Other (please comment) : (30 votes)
    20 %
  • Post # 16
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    68 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2019

    I’m vegan! I have been for 15 months now. Husband and I made the change after we were looking for something to do one day and stumbled upon the biggest vegan food festival in the area(that we had no idea existed). We met a bunch of awesome, influential people and ate a lot of really delicious food. We were pleasantly surprised. We slowly transitioned from ther and it’s been great. I did drop some weight, but it was unintentional so I didnt keep track. 

    Post # 17
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    665 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2018

    My rule is simple and it is to eat mostly whole, unprocessed foods.  We eat lots of lean meat and seafood, eggs, nuts, vegetables and fruit.  We limit dairy and ground meat which is hard because Darling Husband would choose a cheese burger and fries for his final meal.  And we avoid processed flour and refined sugars like the plague.  For the most part, if it has to list ingredients we don’t eat it.

    Post # 18
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    400 posts
    Helper bee

    Intermittent fasting is the only thing that has worked for me after I hit late 30s.

    I am 42 now and have been seriously using intermittent fasting since April and its really worked, I’ve lost loads of weight. 

    The only real thing you need with any form of fitness and diet is willpower. Willpower is your best friend. No good intentions will come to pass without this.

    Its only hard the first week, and then you get used to it. Your stomach will shrink in size and you will feel full after only half of your usual portion anyway. So keeping it off also becomes easier.

    So this is what I do, its easy and most anyone can do it. I eat a good breakfast, anything I like. I will eat a decent size lunch, but the portion is HALF of what I would normally eat (you can stick to what you would know as half a portion for you). I will also have juices, coffee tea, whatever I like. From 3 pm onward I will start to slow down my food intake. This means I have my last meal at 2 pm. I eat between 8 – 3. I eat sparingly or not at all the rest of the time (I’m asleep at night for most of it so its not as bad as it sounds).

    I almsot always skip dinner. I will eat a banana, apple or watermelon.

    Ever since I started this, I have noticed feeling lighter and more rejuvenated. 

    One day a week I will cheat. Eat anthing, no holds barred. I will notice instantly that I feel sluggish, bloated and I will probably skip breakfast the next day. I wont eat until I truly feel hungry again. I may even allow some hunger pangs to pass without a meal (as you may know, your tummy tries to trick you into thinking you’re going to die of starvation before grudingly releasing all that fat stored around your belly). I watch my waistline. I will wait for it to go back to its normal size (usualy just takes overnight) and then only start eating as per the routine I mentioned at the top of this post.

    Unless I’m cheating, I completely avoid bread because just looking at it makes me put on a pound. I will also eat a piece of chocolate instead of a whole bar. Just little mindful changes like that, for what my weight triggers are, yours may be different. 

    I have just come  back from a holiday where I ate a lot more than usual, and had soup for dinner. I even ate my own dessert at one meal and finished hubby’s (as it was so yum). It took a week, but now I’m back to my usual diet plan.

    I’ve been overweight since I became a mom 12 years ago and could never go below a UK size 14. I now fit into a size 8 top and my jeans are a size 10. Its not skinny by any means but I’ve definitely gone back to my pre-marriage size clothes. I hope anyone reading will feel like trying this because it really worked for me and could be the thing that works for them too.

    brideandblue :  

    Post # 19
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    1358 posts
    Bumble bee

    I’m actually a nutritionist, personal trainer and fitness competitor. 

    I know foods very well, I know what macros n cals are mostly just by sight. But I am not distracted by it, it guides my food choices. 

    If I am competing I follow very specific meal plans, different macros and cals depending  on where I am in timeline and progression /goals . 

    On the daily, in normal life, I eat primarily simple foods, minimal or no processing. Med to high protein. 

    I also eat all foods but in moderation.We had McDonald’s last week, but it’s pretty rare.  I know that because I eat good foods in good proportions and exercise, that it’s ok to eat crap occasionally.  I also rarely drink. 

    It what you do the majority of the time that matters. It is important to eat a variety of nutritious foods and not a super restictive “diet”. Routine becomes habit. 

    Post # 20
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    747 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2019

    No specific diet, but I’ve lost almost 40 pounds over the past year by just making 3 changes:

    1. Significantly lower my carb intake (I do still indulge from time to time though!)

    2. Portion control

    3. Counting calories (I know it sounds like a pain but I use MyFitnessPal and it’s so easy!)

    Post # 21
    Member
    21 posts
    Newbee

    I did Keto and intermittent fasting and lost 40 pounds in 6 months, without even working out or counting calories, just as long as the food I ate fell into my macros for Keto. I found Keto to be pretty easy once your body adjusts to it because with cutting out almost all carbs and cutting out sugar, you stop having cravings. Eating high fats also meant that I never felt hungry, I just ate at meal times because it was time to eat. This meant that I never snacked and reduced the likelihood of cheating. 

     

    I’m now at my goal weight and just trying to maintain and get toned, so I’m not on Keto anymore because I feel that I need the energy from carbs to workout. I go to the gym 3-4 times a week, with a friend, so it pushes me to actually go. I also still do intermittent fasting, and of course am now watching my calories a bit more. 

    Post # 22
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    7438 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Intermittent fasting and calories in vs calories out.

    I use my smart watch to track calories when I workout and then make sure I have a deficit between that workout and what I eat. I use a weekly deficit instead of a daily deficit so I can have a little more flexibility on for social events.

    I’ve been using my fitness pal to track everything which also tracks macros. I am not specifically trying to follow that but when I do check it, I’m always within close range of the goals. 

    Post # 24
    Member
    94 posts
    Worker bee

    Vegan here, and I use Cronometer (a phone app) to track my food so I make sure I’m getting my macro and micro nutrients every day. It connects with my Fitbit too and adjusts how many calories I can eat each day (from base calorie intake) automatically with respect to my activity level.

     

    I try to cook or make everything at home, so I meal prep my lunches and pack a lunch box, and then we try to make dinner from scratch together based on what we have, so our meals are home cooked ~85% of the time. 😊

     

    For activity level, I lift weights and run / bike a lot. I have my first triathlon in two weeks and then two half marathons planned within the next 12 months. I just try to stay varied with what I do and find doing different things and signing up for races keeps me motivated and focused

    Post # 25
    Member
    291 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2021

    I’m vegetarian for 7 years now? with some intermittent fasting. 

    Post # 26
    Member
    224 posts
    Helper bee

    Not really a diet but I’m aware of what I put in my body. I have allergies, asthma, and eczema ( when I around 4 yrs old my eczema was on every inch of my body except my nose and ears). And since my daughter has asthma and eczema too, my husband and I have made an effort to grow our own fruits and veggies.  We try to shoot for more healthy alternatives. Combine that with exercise and good mental health. 

    Post # 27
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    1195 posts
    Bumble bee

    Lower carbs. No pasta, potatoes and very limited rice (brown rice sushi once in a blue moon). When we go to our favourite curry house I have a bit of naan. Nothing is written in stone.

    Bread is heavy grain and just a few times a week. Lots of veges, salads, fish and chicken. Smaller meals more often during the day.

    Dark choc 75% -90%, berries and the odd glass of wine as a treat. A few times I year I may give in and have some salt and vinegar potato chips. Has worked well for me for donkeys years.

    Post # 28
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    229 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2020

    I use to eat high carb low fat back when I was super slim but that ended when I got pregnant, ive never been that slim since but I keep meaning to re-start eating like that (I still love carbs but I eat way too much saturated fat now)

    Post # 29
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    4224 posts
    Honey bee

    I’ve never really had a particular diet that I subscribed to. I eat very little meat but I love seafood. But ultimately I think how much you eat is a lot more important than what you eat. My BMI is in the normal range as it has been for most of my life. I gained some weight when I went back to school but I basically just stopped eating so much and it came off.

    Post # 30
    Member
    137 posts
    Blushing bee

    I’ve been vegan for 3 years! I do it for ethical reasons so that makes it easier to stick to than if it were just about willpower. 

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