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Lose 10 lbs In Two Weeks Without Dieting I Did It!

Updated on June 21, 2016
On holiday last year, so overweight!
On holiday last year, so overweight!

The easy way to lose Weight!......

I am not one for diets. In fact I hate the word diet. The reason is that the second I know that I want to lose weight, I realise that I have to start cutting down on certain foods. The diet plans out there just bore me.

In fact I only have to read them for five minutes and I head for the cake cupboard. Do you know how delicious a chocolate eclair' tastes when you are reading a diet book? Go on try it, brings out the flavor!

Seriously, I have always been one of those people who lose weight but not in the conventional way. I used to sit at work and watch all the overweight woman stuff themselves with strawberries and raspberries, chewy health bars and just about everything else. And I would feel sorry for them.

I know that's not very nice, but hear me out. This is the biggest secret of the lot. To lose weight, you do not have to diet.

Eating a salad roll helps you lose weight, and its lower calories too!
Eating a salad roll helps you lose weight, and its lower calories too!

You only need to cut out certain foods.......

The one thing about adverts for diets on TV or in Magazines, is that they forget to tell you a fundamental obvious point. Just because the product has the word diet on it, doesn't mean that it will help you lose weight.

Let's take the obvious scenario. You are starving hungry at lunch time, you are on a diet. What do you eat? Yes, exactly! Low calorie crunchy bars. Lettuce mixed with fruit and nuts. Okay, you may like this food, and yes its very good for you, but the problem is, you don't eat like this normally. And your stomach and brain knows it.

The secret of being on a diet, if you like to call it that, is do not let your body know you are on a diet! Makes sense?

Okay, take me for example. When I have been sitting next to someone grossly overweight and listening in to their conversation, all I hear is, 'Well I ate an apple for lunch, chicken piece for tea, and had a cup of herbal tea before I went to bed'.

If that doesn't scream blue murder at your body saying, DIET! I don't know what does. So okay, what do I eat then?

The answer is, the same as you always do, without the obvious fattening things in it. While they sat there munching on chewy bars, I ate a huge bread roll full to the top with salad in it. Yummy! And when I counted the calories afterwards I was not shocked to see that I was eating at least 50 calories less than them!

So, in a nutshell, or a chocolate eclair' take your pick, never go on a diet. Just cut out the obvious things such as too much butter in your sandwich, throw lots of salad into your rolls instead of cheese, and just remember that rolls on their own are less calories than one of those horrible health bars!

The only thing you really have to change is, make sure that you don't eat after, say, eight in the evening, all depending on what time you go to bed. And if you get hungry drink two glasses of water. It's a fact that so many of us believe that we are hungry, when really we are thirsty!

I made my lunch slightly larger than normal, having two sandwiches and a yogurt or even a cake. Then later, about six o clock, I had my main meal which consisted of anything I wanted,. But with one main difference.

The way I cooked it. Instead of frying chips, I grilled the pre packaged ones. Yes I know they are fattening, but if you have egg and chips make sure you fry the egg with just a tablespoon of water in the frying pan. Water? Yes it works, and doesn't stick as long as you are careful. Steam all vegetables and never add anything to them apart from a pinch of salt.

If you are still hungry later on in the evening then that's the time to have an apple or cherries. So the food is obvious, but how did I lose all that weight? And without the conventional diet?

Using the stairs, outside bench or just your front step you can lose weight by exercise.
Using the stairs, outside bench or just your front step you can lose weight by exercise.

Cheat with easy exercise.......

I know the second I mention exercise you will all curl up into a ball and hide inside the cushions on your settee! But hear me out. Exercise is good for you. If you think exercise is all about building up your pecs, running down a track or just being so darn fit you can climb up a frame with one hand, well, that's not it. As we get older, especially if we drive a car, sit down all day at work or just not use those muscles, then they get weak and you will find that just doing ordinary things in the day will tire you out.

I proved this the other day when I was shopping. I wanted something on the bottom shelf, and without thinking about it, I bent my legs and did a sort of plie', reached out and picked it up. Easy. The lady next to me, at least ten years younger, bent at the waist, Uh Oh wrong move, bad for the back, and stretched down to get a similar object. When she stood back up, she held her back and pulled a face. Proved my point. We have to keep our muscles strong, so exercise is the best way to do this.

I have always used ballet moves ever since I was a kid. Using a ballet Barr, or even a chair back, learn to bend at the waist, stand on tiptoe and hold, and so on. It will strengthen your legs, back and arms.

In my case, I have just upped the anti. I have added another ten to each move. And incorporated sit ups too. It all helps. But the secret was to do it before bed as well as in the morning. I couldn't figure out why I couldn't lose those pounds, and then I started a ten minute regime in the evening. I can now get into my swim costume again! Yeah!

It doesn't have to be a hard workout. Just start off with two or three bends and stretches, and work your way up over the days.

A good idea is to make sure you have exercise room. It can be psychological. In fact I know it is. Before, I used the landing, chairs and kitchen tops to hold onto. My friend has recently given me a large mat. Now I have an exercise space in my bedroom. And it really makes me workout. Can't miss it, its there when I get up! lol!

You can use the top of the stairs or a chair.

Fun Exercise!

Horse Riding.

Sphereing.

Trampolining.

Rowing.

Cycling.

Climbing.

Assault Course for beginners.

10 lbs down and counting!
10 lbs down and counting!

Remember.....

  1. Don't eat diet food.
  2. Trick your body into believing you are eating normally.
  3. Pile on the salad, and finish with a chocolate eclair'.
  4. Drink lots of water, you may be thirsty and not hungry.
  5. Change the time of day you eat, and never late in the evening.
  6. Exercise! Simple gentle exercise will take pounds of you. Believe me!

So there you are, no big secrets, just common sense. But remember, the exercise is not just for you to help with a diet. Its for life. Don't get stuck reaching for something just because you haven't used your muscles.

A few steps each day just walking up and down the stairs will make a big difference. Use your house as a gym. save money, and you will get so used to doing it, it will become part of your day to day life.

You may see adverts that state you can lose weight double quick. Well that's just not true. It takes a couple of weeks for your body to really show up the difference. But hey! What's two weeks?

So go on, lose 10 lbs in two weeks! Or maybe lose a lot more if you just put a little bit of effort into it. Who said diet? Not me!

Copyright nell rose.

Note* This started out as a Lose 6 lbs, but......I lost 10 lbs instead! Yeah for me! lol!

© 2012 Nell Rose

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      Nell Rose 7 months ago from England

      LOL! thanks Chitrangada! I found your other comment stuck in the spam folder!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 7 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks Nell again!

      I revisited your hub for some motivation . After all it is that time of the year when we all make some resolutions. (Smile) .

      Thanks for really inspiring me with your lovely pictures! Wish you a Happy New Year 2017!

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      Nell Rose 7 months ago from England

      Thanks Chitrangada!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 11 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Very useful, doable and practical tips! After all who doesn't want to lose those extra pounds.

      Walking and exercises are must even if someone is on a diet. It's not one but many tricks involved together that can help to lose that extra weight and remain that way.

      Thanks Nell for sharing this.

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      Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

      Hi Cyber, thanks again for reading, have a great weekend!

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      Shelley Watson 4 years ago

      Thank for the ideas Nell, I also did ballet when I was young, unfortunately did not carry on the exercise. Great idea ! Up, interesting and useful!

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      Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

      Hi mary, thanks for reading, yes that's a great idea! I keep putting the weight on, something I never used to do! must be age! lol!

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      Mary Hyatt 4 years ago from Florida

      Here's another tip to help you lose weight: drink a tall glass of water before meals. Eat very slowly.

      I don't have a weight problem, but I sympathize with folks who do.

      Voted UP, etc.

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      Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

      Hi Ebonny, yes me too! lol! with Christmas coming up I definitely need to cut out my food, and then indulge rather badly! haha! thanks!

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      Ebonny 4 years ago from UK

      This is sound sensible do-able advice. I have never been able to follow a diet - all that hard work buying different food than you normally eat, weighing it out is just too much like hard work. I always found that simple eating much smaller portions of my usual food and cutting out the naughty stuff was my best ploy for losing weight. Thanks for this timely reminder about the best way to "diet" as I would now like to lose a few pounds so that I can overindulge at Christmas!

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      IntegrityYes 4 years ago

      OOH, Nell! HAH-HAH!

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      Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

      Thanks Integrity.

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      IntegrityYes 4 years ago

      You are very welcome, Nell. You look great in those photos. Grin big now!

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      Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

      Hi ignugent, lol! yes but it does work! thanks so much for reading, nell

      Thanks Integrity!

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      IntegrityYes 4 years ago

      WHOA!, Nellie! HAH-HAH!

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      ignugent17 4 years ago

      Nell Rose this is great! I really enjoyed reading it and now I have to trick myself . :-))) Voted up and more.

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      Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

      Thanks, hope your having a good evening too! lol!

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      IntegrityYes 4 years ago

      Have a good evening, Nell.

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      Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

      lol! thanks Integrity!

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      IntegrityYes 4 years ago

      Rock on, Nell!

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      Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

      lol! thanks Peanutritious! glad you liked it, nell

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      Tara Carbery 4 years ago from Cheshire, UK

      Thanks Nell, great hub (as always). Cheeky smile there lass!

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      Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

      Thanks vibes! lol! seriously these diet tricks do work, I lost all that weight! I was so proud of myself, still keeping it up, cheers nell

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      vibesites 4 years ago from United States

      I might try these diet tricks. Thanks for sharing Nell! And a cute photo of you as well. :)

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      Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

      Haha!

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      Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

      Haha!

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      IntegrityYes 4 years ago

      I voted up for sure. OOH, Nell! HAH-HAH!

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Thanks Healthexplorer.

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Hi barber, lol! yep that burger always wins with me too! thanks for reading, cheers nell

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      Stacy Harris 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      Great advice. I say never diet... after all... the first three letters spell die and when you diet, that is exactly where your headed. When it comes to counteracting my foods, I have a tendency to exercise more... and not so much be concerned for what I eat. I find I may lose weight slower than someone who restricts themself, but if I really want that juicy burger... by golly... I am going to have it! Great tips! Great motivation! I have been really sassy with my eating habits over the summer (did you see all those pudding shots I put away! ;) so my body will probably go into shock once the BBQs stop!)

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Hi Ruchira, lol! thanks melting nicely! its been fun, so far! haha! thanks as always, nell

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      aww...Nell you are adorable!

      I agree persistence sure helps and it can take us long way. Resisting foods full of calories is one example. Trying to shake/melt the calories by taking up a hobby is excellent.

      great ideas and tips. wishing you the best to melt away more!

      many votes!!

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Hi kitty, that sounds delicious! thats the sort of thing I am trying to eat at the moment, I keep looking at the packet of custard cream biscuits though! lol! I try and exercise at night now too, I believe that may be the best idea to lose some weight, thanks as always, nell

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      Nicole Canfield 5 years ago from the Ether

      These are wonderful tips, Nell! I think my problem with exercise (although I KNOW how wonderful it is for your heart and body, etc.) is that I get too bored with it. I do core exercises every week but not often enough. I should be doing something more fun that stimulates my mind as well! Great tips on the food too...just because it says "lite" or "diet" doesn't mean it's good for you. Voted up and useful.

      P.S. I had a wrap with tomatoes, hummus, cheese, and alfalfa sprouts today for lunch with a summer salad made of white beans, zucchini, green beans, parmesan cheese, and lemon juice!

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Hi carter, yes chocolate is my nemesis too! lol! thanks!

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Hi donnah, glad you found it helpful, and thanks!

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Hi Janine, yes of course, kids will keep you going! lol! I remember it well! thanks so much as always, nell

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      Mary 5 years ago from Cronulla NSW

      You are so right about this Nell, you make so much sense with it all...I try moderation in everything (except chocolate:(darn it!! continual exercise and substituting some foods for others...it's all great advice...voted up,useful & sharing!

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      Donna Hilbrandt 5 years ago from Upstate New York

      Nice article. We all tend to know how to lose weight, but we need the written reminder at times. At least I do. Thanks.

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      Janine Huldie 5 years ago from New York, New York

      It is funny Nell, but pretty much everything you said in this article is how I try to live my life on a daily basis since having kids, I have never been in better shape as far as my weight is concerned and even my tone. I get asked all the time how it is possible having two little kids and being so physically in shape and my answer always is I am in constant motion (exercise) with my kids and I don't diet (I eat whatever I want, but in moderation). Loved this hub and could totally relate. Voted up and sharing!

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Hi Lady E, thats sounds like a great idea, yes Salsa! I love dancing so this is just the thing for me, thanks!

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Hi molly, lol! yes those horrible little sticky crunchy yucky diet bars are revolting! lol! glad you liked the rolls instead, I am actually eating one now! thanks!

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Hi ishwaryaa, thanks so much, and I am glad you liked it, thanks for the votes too! lol!

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Hi Sue, thats a great simple idea to lose those pounds, thats the time when I got the munchies, so now I will try to just drink water and keep away from the kitchen, thanks!

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Thanks Triple, yes it is very important to teach children the right way to eat without mentioning the word diet! I hate that word! lol! thanks for reading, cheers nell

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      I like your Tips. I also like the idea of taking up a Hobby. Salsa or Samba dancing springs to mind... Great Hub.

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      Mary Strain 5 years ago from The Shire

      Nell, thanks for the common sense. There's so much craziness out there when it comes to losing weight. This sentence alone made my day: "just remember that rolls on their own are less calories than one of those horrible health bars!"

      Thank you! Because I love rolls :-)

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

      After reading this engaging hub of yours, I am sure that many weight-watchers will be relieved if they read this wise hub! I myself dislike the term diet. I totally agree with your practical points. Doing some light exercises regularly & eating well in a right way are the right solutions to healthy weight-loss. You serves as an excellent example in regard to this sensible hub! Well-done!

      Thanks for SHARING. Useful & Interesting. Voted up & Socially Shared

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      Sueswan 5 years ago

      Hi Nell,

      Congratulations on your weight loss.

      I lost weight without going on a diet. I knew I was consuming most of my calories in the evening so I stopped eating after seven.

      Voted up and awesome.

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      TripleAMom 5 years ago from Florida

      Love this advice. I too hate "diets" but try to be sensible and try to teach my kids the same thing. Definately sharing this.

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Thanks Larry

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Hi moxie, that sounds great! the idea of hikes is one that I want to look into, its not fun doing it on my own so I may join a club, thanks for the insperation, cheers nell

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      Larry Fields 5 years ago from Northern California

      Spot on, moxiemagpie! Taking up activities in which you get off your duff is a great way to burn off fat. Hiking, which I also enjoy, and cycling are probably the top two.

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      moxiemagpie 5 years ago from western Massachusetts

      Valuable information on changing your thinking about food and weight loss. I lost 25 pounds last summer doing basically what you have stated here as far as what I ate, but the one part I give the most credit to is I took up hiking. I joined my local hiking club and went on short hikes a couple times a week. (Made a few friends too!) You are absolutely right that exercise as a hobby is far more enjoyable than sweating it out in a boring gym.

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Hi maggs, lol! I know just what you mean! I start eating chocolate! thanks so much, cheers nell

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      maggs224 5 years ago from Sunny Spain

      I loved this Hub Nell, especially the bit where you said 'don't let your body know you are on a diet'

      I am sure that the moment I decide to lose some weight my body throws a switch and my desire for things that I know are not good for me triples instantly.

      I really feel you are onto something with this tricking your mind into thinking you are not on a diet, and in my mind the chocolate éclair just confirms it.

      Thanks for the common sense tips and the lighthearted look at dieting.

      I am voting this hub up and hitting a few of the buttons on my way out.

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Aw thanks Larry! lol!

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      Larry Fields 5 years ago from Northern California

      Speaking of attractiveness, I think that you have a beautiful smile.

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Hi Larry, lol! I really find Homer Simpson attractive, so you are on the right track! haha! I hate the word diet, so I just ate some chocolate after my salad! thanks as always, nell

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      Larry Fields 5 years ago from Northern California

      Hi Nell. Bully for you! And I enjoyed reading about your non-dieting adventure.

      Over the years, I've found a few things that work for me too, but I haven't found all of the pieces to the puzzle yet. Like you, I regard "diet" as a four-letter word.

      I'm still over my 'fighting weight' (cruiserweight). But I'm a bit leaner than I was when I moved to the Sacramento area in the late 1980s. Appearancewise, I'm somewhere in between James Bond and Homer Simpson.

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Hi Michael, thanks so much, it was a hard slog! lol! but I got there in the end with the 6lb weight loss, I am still trying to get a couple more pounds off. I have always been 8 and a half stone, so even those few extra pounds were weighing me down! lol! thanks!

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      molometer 5 years ago

      Nice work Nell and congratulations,

      So glad to see such a sensible approach to weight loss.

      We put it on over years and it may take time to get it all off again.

      Tricking our bodies is a good plan, and your advice 'drink lots of water, you may be thirsty and not hungry' is spot on.

      All the votes and sharing.

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Hi teaches, yes a salad then an eclair! lol! the perfect diet, thanks so much for reading, cheers nell

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Hi Pamela, thats such a shame, I hope you are okay? I hope these simple ideas will help, you don't have to do a lot of exercise, good luck and thanks, nell

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      I do believe in exercise and a diet of healthy food in moderation. Love that you mention eating a salad and then an eclair. That's my type of food diet! It's all how you look at it.

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      Pamela Oglesby 5 years ago from United States

      A great new take on the dreaded diet. I hate diets also. I was doing well with my weight until I developed lung problems and had to quit the gym. I still have some activity, but am too short of breath for what I use to love. I love the idea of approaching my diet in you new way. I think I could lose these lbs. I gained that way. Thanks.

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Hi alocsin, yes its not a good idea to hit the cakes, so I keep to one when I have finished exercising for the week, gives me motivation! lol! thanks as always, nell

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Hi suzette, thanks! it was hard losing those pounds as I don't go out to work at the moment, so wandering around the house it can be hard to get going on the exercise, I only have an eclair when I have finished a weeks routine, lol! thats my present to myself, then I have to run round the block to get the calories off again! lol! Thats great with the water and healthy food, from now on I am keeping of the sugar too, thanks as always, nell

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      alocsin 5 years ago from Orange County, CA

      I'm an advocate for exercise to lose weight because that worked for me. You have to be careful though about rewarding your physical activity with a food item like a sweet or dessert. Voting this Up and Useful.

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      Suzette Walker 5 years ago from Taos, NM

      Hi Nell: Just want to tell you how much I enjoyed reading this hub. It is full of great advice and tips. Good for you! And, BTW, you look in great shape in my opinion. And happy, too! I am in the process of changing my eating habits. Gone are the sugar items, junk food, and sodas. Here in my kitchen are veggies, fruits and water, water, water! And it is working. I try to exercise a little every day - I don't overdo, but between the two the pounds do slowly shed. This is an inspiration - thank you!

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Hi Peg, yes the portions these days are astronomical! just a smaller amount on the plate and you are well away, just top up with water, a lot of people think they are hungry but really they are thirsty, maybe a glass of water before the meal will help too. thanks so much for reading, cheers nell

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      Peg Cole 5 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      Hi Nell, You have said it in a nutshell here or is it in a creme puff? I have friends who struggle with their weight year after year. When they stop talking about the pounds they've lost I know they've fallen off the wagon. It's easy to figure out what went wrong if you count up all the things consumed in a day. It is mostly about portion control. Smaller portions! When I see what is served in restaurants as a meal I picture the platter of the same size that used to feed our whole family. And yes it does count if you eat it in the bathroom or the butler's pantry.

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Hi Alicia, yes tricking my body was the best way to go, the second I say diet, I have to raid the chocolate! and any new exercise is great, I have always wanted to go horse riding so this is the time to start I think! lol! thanks as always, nell

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Hi alan, my comment disappeared to you so sorry, I will start again! lol! thats such a great idea, I do walk around the river paths here, and used to do a lot of hilly walking around Risborough, I will get my trainers out and start again, its a great walk! thanks as always, nell

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Hi thoughtforce, yes thats so true. A diet is for the short term, and then you have to eat sensibly. hopefully I can hold off the weight, it was purely because I now work at home, where as before I used to cycle to work, so the pounds piled on, thanks so much, nell

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Hi Peanutritious, Oh thats so true! lol! the second I get on a diet, I have to raid the chocolate bars! well done for losing a stone! wow! thats brilliant! and yes, I wanted to have a go at that trampoline thing, they put you in a harness and let you jump up and over, but it was mainly kids doing it so I declined! lol! thanks for reading, and commenting, cheers nell

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Hi Hilary, yes the not on a diet thing really does work, if I try and keep to a diet, my brain automatically wants chocolate and other filling stuff, this way I can trick it! lol! its great! another great idea is to close your eyes when you are nearly finished eating. Especially a meal, as when your eyes are closed your body knows you are full up and stops you eating, but by looking at it you keep eating! thats a fact, I saw it on a diet show! cool eh? lol! thanks as always, nell

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Hi tammy, haha! now that would be a sight to see! tammys rolling down the hill, catch her! circuit training sounds great, I am sure the diet part will fall into place when you get started, I always notice that when I exercise I feel the food I eat gets lighter, salads etc, otherwise I feel to heavy, good luck! and thanks, nell

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Hi Austinstar, thats a good point, get rid of it not lose it, and yes throw it out with the trash! train my brain to remember that one! brilliant! lol! thanks so much for reading, cheers nell

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Hi Alastar, lol! I wish! I was going to make a video, but my stupid camera doesn't work, so until then it will have to be very poor photos! oh for the money! lol! thanks as always, nell

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Hi Lilleyth, I am so pleased you found it helpful, thanks as always, nell

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Hi christopher, so true, I couldn't believe the food that the dieters were eating sitting next to me at lunch in work, I was tucking into a great big salad roll, followed by cake and they were picking at strawberries, crunchy bars etc. and they were talking about it, a lot! lol! thanks!

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      Christina Lornemark 5 years ago from Sweden

      A diet can be a good if someone want to loose weight fast but it will be useless if it isn't followed by an eating routine that will work in the normal life. No one can stay on a diet for long, it is too boring! Your tips are so good and it makes so much sense. Congratulations on your weight loss to!

      Tina

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      Tara Carbery 5 years ago from Cheshire, UK

      Nell, this is soooo true! Healthy foods make you want to be naughty and rebel! I lost a stone over the last month through cutting out crisps and chocolate. Things I grab when I'm feeling lazy really. It seems to happen when it's not your focus. We obsess about eating the right foods far too much! Well done on your weight loss. That Trampoline looks ace!

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      Linda Crampton 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      There's some great advice in this hub, Nell. I agree with you - we do have to trick our body into thinking that we're eating normally! Eating sensibly, including treats in moderation, is a much better approach than dieting for me if I need to lose weight, and like you say, some form of exercise is important too. Congratulations on your weight loss!

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      Alan R Lancaster 5 years ago from Forest Gate, London E7, U K (ex-pat Yorkshire)

      Rough walking's the answer. What's rough walking? Taking off over undulating ground like woodland or heath, pressing on - maybe doing the long way round and taking obstacles in your stride (trees, ditches, stiles). Uphill OR downhill it's much of a muchness. Bigger parks in towns or cities generally have rougher terrain, so unless there are signs to 'Keep off the grass' and somebody's playing field games in the way you can let rip. Just pretend you're a 'tank' and follow the most tree-root-overgrown, hillocky route you can find. You'll soon find you're taking off the lb's and not the £'s(or $'s).

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      Hillary 5 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      You have some great tips here. I especially relate to "do not let your body know you are on a diet!" It's the only way I can keep the pounds off. Once you learn what your limit is, just don't go there :) Cheers!

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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      Awesome hub. I love the photos. The big balls look like so much fun but I live in a mountain area and I could end up rolling into another county. Seriously though, I think you are on to something here. Strenous activity helps muscles burn fat for a long time. I just enrolled in circut training but I am still working on the diet part. I will try your suggestions. I hate the feeling that I am starving. Wonderful and entertaining.

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      Austinstar 5 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

      Very nice! Another tip - Get rid of excess weight, don't 'lose' it. Your body will start looking for it again. Take that weight out with the trash.

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      Alastar Packer 5 years ago from North Carolina

      Don't let your body know your on a diet, capital Nell! Your new weight loss discovery techniques might sell like hotcakes, er, make that bread and salad rolls. Anyway, please remember your HP friends when the dough starts pouring in, seriously!

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Hi Jools, thats it exactly! way to go! haha! cut out sweets or sweet stuff and go for a walk, so much better than a diet. The women at work drove me mad, they sat on their backsides all day, went home and did the same thing, but ate strawberries! thanks as always, nell

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Hi Jackie, lol! chasing flowers? yes seriously I know what you mean, I go down the river and take photos of the dragonflys etc, and walk miles without realising, haha calves of iron! wish I did have! thanks as always, nell

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Hi A.A. Aw thank you! lol! I love that, I will Not eat a salad sandwich! haha! and an apple one day! lol! totally understand, and thanks for making me laugh!

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Hi Victoria, thanks so much, I will do anything to avoid a diet! lol! and just think of all those great things we can do, riding swimming etc that makes us lose calories, I am definitely going to do more of these, I am missing out on the fun! cheers nell

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Hi billy, hows the yoga going? lol! Aw thanks! it was a bit fuzzy as its only a cell phone, I definitely need a new camera! Its one I took a while ago, cheating a bit for this but my diet photos didn't come out! typical! thanks as always billy, nell

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Hi Mohan, thanks! couldn't believe it when I weighed myself! lol! last time it took me a job around the block, collapse on the sofa and swear never to do that again, to get rid of that weight! lol!

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Thanks doodlejump! lol!

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Hi whidbey thanks so much, I hate diets! lol! glad you liked it, cheers nell

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      Christopher Antony Meade 5 years ago from Gillingham Kent. United Kingdom

      I couldn't agree with you more Nell. Most of the products advertised as diet foods are either horrible, or they have the fat removed and extra sugar added. Exercise is the best way to lose weight and just eat sensibly. If we make dieting a chore we will get fed up after a while. Thanks for the great advice.

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      Suzanne Sheffield 5 years ago from Mid-Atlantic

      Loved this Hub Nell! You've inspired me (again)!