I am trying to find other peoples stories and if you also have the info available, your strategies and routines, supplements, ect. If you do please share. I am trying to get a better understanding of what people have actually implemented and have found to work for them.
I do it the Zen way. I don't eat anything after 12 o'clock in the afternoon.
Years before I was down to 110 pounds when I stuck to an all vegetable diet. While eating whenever I wanted to and that being just the vegetables! It changes your taste buds. There was times when I would forget to eat a given day. Not to often but I recall having forgot to eat once on that diet.
It's really all about mental discipline and not constantly obsessing about food.
The first time I rode 100km in a day on a bicycle I lost 2.6 kg's.
There's no subsitute for physical activity - just find something you enjoy.
I just started back on to the atkins diet less than a week ago. About 9 years ago I was on atkins for about 10 months and I lost about 50lbs. I'm still not as heavy as I was before, but its been creeping back up so I'm forcing it back down again.
Low carb dieting really works!
I feel my stomach deflating already, and in only about six days I'm definitely seeing results. PLus all that water is good for me (min 2 litres a day).
I ate less and exercised more. It was a decision to take control of my out of control eating. I was eating whatever I wanted. So, I decided I wanted to be slimmer rather than having extra snacks. Plus, I increased my exercise from 1 to 3 days per week. I lost 20 pounds over 6 months and have kept it off for a year now.
Diets only work temporarily. If you don't find a way to eat healthy the majority of the time, you'll always gain back the weight you lost on a diet. You learn nothing about healthy eating by cutting out entire food groups and you become frustrated when you restrict foods you normally enjoy. Balance and moderation are keys to weight loss success.
Consistency in workouts and lifestyle changes in "diet." Works perfectly. My 175lb now and my 175lb from two years ago are very different. Body composition is better.
I used to be obese and i lost alot of weight, i have posted a hub about my success in weight loss. I hope you find it usefull.
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After my first child I started to expand like a pie in the oven. I had to sit and think really hard. It was in my old country. No knowledge about nutrition. No information. Just guessing. I did not want to be fat. So I did not have a choice but to cut my regular portions in half. And no sugar in my tea or coffee. I 've been living like that for almost 20 years. When I came to Canada my enemy caught me again. I started gaining weight. But I had the power of knowledge - I got my hands on every single diet literature that was printed and circulated, I read lots of nutritional books - some of it pure garbage, but some absolutely gem. I can manipulate my weight any way I want now. I know what things I cannot eat, what things I can eat sometimes, and what should be my regular meal every day. I learned to love oatmeal without milk and sugar, cocoa drink without sugar and no butter on my bread! And I learned that stress is part of the problem. Our weight is the response of our body that cries: help, I am stressed out, do something! Be quick! Not to eat after 12 pm is a little bit brutal. It's enough not to eat after 6 pm.
I still carry some extra weight in my body, but I am okay with that. I sit on my butt from 9 am till 7pm answering phones. it's very stressful and I am not strict with my diet. It's not my goal. But if I start to grow - I know what to do and how to do it quickly. I don't let myself go wide. Still no sugar in my tea and no butter on my bread either! I have to watch that.
You can change your food preferences, food is a habit like everything else. Habit can be good or bad, but the power is in your hands. Just do it.
My sister-in-law has just started the South Beach diet and lost 5 pounds the first week and 4 pounds last week. She says that it is different from anything else that she has tried, because she doesn't feel hungry and it is easy to follow. She says she really feels in charge of her eating rather than it controlling her.
After my fourth child, I had a harder time getting rid of the weight gained through the years and the pregnancies. I was pretty mad about it and determined to find a way.
I selected what I thought was a reasonable but healthy rate of loss (one pound every two weeks), figured up what calorie deficit I needed to achieve that, then - for about one week - kept records of calorie amounts of what I actually was eating to see how close I came to the intake I was aiming for. In the process, I discovered what degree of hunger I would experience when I was eating only the required number of calories per day, and adjusted my rate to something more workable for me.
After I got the process underway, I stopped counting calories and focused on other things; weighed myself twice a week, but didn't worry if I didn't see a change for a couple of weeks.
It worked for me.
You can find my story here at http://hubpages.com/hub/Bare-Bones-of-Diet-and-Exercise
Weight Watchers is a sensible system. I've had great success with it.
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