(Closed) What diet plans have worked for you?

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 61
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Newbee

Check out the 21 Day Fix! I LOVE the workout! They have a meal plan. You will be so fit, toned, and healthy! 

Post # 62
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Newbee

Check out the 21 Day Fix! I LOVE the workout! They have a meal plan. You will be so fit, toned, and healthy! 

I feel all of the diet plans are just fads and not lasting. These workouts are engaging and I love them! 

Post # 63
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Stevens Estate

Eat 400 calories  three times a day…and cardio..I dropped weight fast that way..which I have to start doing again seeing as I gained it back :-\

Post # 64
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015 - Marquee - Private Property

cls9q:  Great start! Cutting out processed foods really is a great place to start:). Air popped popcorn as a snack (no butters or oils) is high in fibre and is definitely okay as part of a healthy balanced diet. Don’t cut everything you love out or you’ll feel deprived and sad and will react by going overboard with nasties. One good meal won’t make you skinny, and one ‘bad’ meal won’t make you fat. 🙂

 

Post # 65
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: Either Philadelphia City Hall or a small chapel.

Honestly…everything in moderation, walking everywhere possible, and lots of sex ;). Never counted calories, but, found the most I’ve consumed on average was about 2000 with my general being at around 1600-1800 when I decided to see out of curiosity. This is without measuring or doing it conciously. 

Post # 66
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Newbee

I lost 40 lbs in the past 3 years with a pretty major lifestyle change. I kickstarted my weight loss with the Flat Belly Diet, which emphasizes “healthy fats,” and I started doing a LOT of cardio: elliptical, running, dance classes, etc. I’ve found that finding healthy low-cal staples (like cucumbers, fruit, veggies, etc) to add in to my diet works sooo much more than cutting the “bad” things out. I also try to incorporate lots of plant-based fiber into my diet: you can basically cook a whole bag of spinach in a mix of 1 tbsp sesame oil/1 tbsp red wine vinegar and the leaves shrivel up so easily that it’s a breeze to eat it all. 

I joined a farm share, too, so it’s introducing me to lots of new greens (kale, rainbow swiss chard…). I basically sautee them up! Although lately I’ve been stress eating a lot of pizza and Easter candy… ugh!!

Best of luck!

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Post # 67
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

Everything white turn to brown: rice, bread Etc.Limit carbs and sugar especially. I used to eat light and fit yogurt because it’s 80 calories which is less than greek yogurt until someone told me to compare the fat and sugar and lighty and fit lost. You really have to educate yourself on food and look at ingridients and nutritional information. Even tomato sauce is loaded with sugar. Also, do not eat at night. Really I do not allow myself to eat anything past 7, unless it’s Kefir which I’ll drinl a glass of (which is great for digestion I buy different flavors and they are yummy) . And lastly, exercise. Not necessaiy at a gym, just move. Run, walk, roller blade or bike ride. You have to be active. My wedding is in September and I would love to get more lea. So far I’ve lost 10 pounda doing all I mentioned and it hasn’t even been 2 months! Good luck ladies!

Post # 68
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Worker bee

MsquareM:  I am like the least athletic person on the planet and while I was only maybe 2-3 pounds overweight when I started, I was SEVERELY out of shape.  Like getting winded walking up to my 3rd floor apartment out of shape.  I couldn’t even make it through the warm ups without stopping when I started and it took 2 or 3 weeks for me to finally do that.  But it was encouraging to know that even people who were in shape still struggled with the workout in the beginning so you shouldn’t be discouraged if you have to stop.  Even the people in awesome shape on the videos are taking breaks.  Just do what you can.

 

All that said, it is VERY hard on the joints.  Lots of plyometrics and jumps.  Definitely wear a good pair of sneakers when you do it.  During one of my rounds, I did it barefoot and had to stop because I was having knee and ankle problems.  If you find you can’t do a particular exercise because of the impact you can google low impact alternatives.  People have put together some modifications on youtube, so there is still a way.  

Post # 69
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Eribuzz:  thank you, that’s so helpful! I’ll just try to stick through it, then (I get frustrated when I see that I’m not able to do things the way is want them to and then frustration leads to stopping altogether …). And great point about the low impact exercises. I’ve done 2 sets of the 7 minute workout the last days and while obviously 14 min don’t compare to a whole hour, my knee was fine so hopefully I’ll be ok with insanity. Can’t wait for the weekend to start! Many thanks for taking the time to elaborate, so now I’ll know better what to expect 🙂

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