You know when a year starts, everyone pitches their diet on TV or online. In this site there were about 4 or different diets I saw, I cant recall all of them but they all work differently. The ones in mind I saw is the Meditarean diet (whatever it spells), DASH diet, Weight Watchers, and then there is a few diet books. One is called Eat It to Beat it..... comprised all about foods that you can eat to banish belly fat. Then I saw the book called, The Shred...different diet one that promises 4 inches or 2 sizes down in a certain amount of time.
With all these different diets out there, I wonder if anyone has tried anyone of the above diets I mentioned or read the books. I look at labels on food whenever I shop, i watch the fat grams, carb, gms of sugar and etc but I want different opinions and ask if anyone tried the diets. Are there menus on WEBMD for the diets they list.
I do take a multivitamin every day for woman over 50 but I have read either on the news or TV that the jury is still out regarding taking them. Some say that if you get enough nutrition, you dont need them. If you look at the labels, they list vitamins, minerals from A-Z practically. My thinking was that no amount of food you ingest in a day has all those vitamins. I mean, I don't think they add weight, or they. I have taking them regularly for a long time. And women over 50 like me they are essential. What do you think about them.
I am just like everyone that want to change their diets, exercise, etc. for the good. When I shop I usually buy the bag of chicken breasst, boneless and skinless. I cook them every way except fried. I am also on a strict budget so I when I shop I try to be thrifty. I like the bags of spinach leaves in the produce section. I find out that I can make several salads from one bag of spinach. I add my own things like red onion, tomatoes and cucumbers. Those are the few produce items that Ii buy because some are high. My question to anyone or everyone is what do you think about frozen veggies vs. fresh. I have to admit that sometimes i rush through the store and dont pay attention to that. What is more budget friendly; frozen or fresh..??
Additionally, when I buy pasta I buy the whole wheat kind and make my sauce which usually is tomatoe paste, diced tomatoes and add my spices. I am trying to limit alot carbs and sugar and then I was I dismayed when I saw a segment of Dr. Oz's show when they had a diet person and he says that any pastas turn into sugar and add the pounds. When I heard that, I was very distraught because i thought I doing something good buying whole wheat pasta. What is your take on this. I dont buy pasta alot, sometimes I buy it once or twice a month.
I started doing this DVD again that I forgot about and I am doing it everyday because it's so energizing. I got a subscriptions to Women's health 1 year ago and they had this DVD on sale Amy' Dixon Total Workout in Ten. I can get cardio workout, lower body workout and upper body workout. The only thing I had to get dumbbells, 3-5 lbs for each arm. I know the DVD says Total Workout in 10. Thats only if you want one section of the DVD. The cardio warm up made heart going, and I was sweating halfway. It's not strenous which I love it suits me fine. Here is the DVD and some clips of it. I feel my muscles working throughout the day. I highly recommend it to anyone.
I was looking for the link for the program you mentioned.."food and fitness program" and I couldnt find the link. You say its the best program you did. The only thing is you have to eat the food in the program. What if you are not that hungry, and just eat some of the foods...?? Does it give you recipes or list of foods you should eat.
I am no expert because I have my own questions about diets and food. I also want to lose about 30 lb because i went to the docs office and was discouraged about my weight and not be able to lose weight. I am not diabetic though. I vented to him that I am goin to the gym, watching my diet, was makiing smoothies in the morning nearly every day. He told this to me.."stop making those smoothies". All the fruit in them are loaded with sugar. Immediately i stopped the smoothies and am foregoing the fruit for time being until I see some progress. I started to look at all food labels when I shop to see the sugars in food. This is no real gauge, but i am trying to buy foods that are under 10 gms (this is what I read somewhere).
I also go the gym and and have exercise dvds that I do. I am making alot of salads with spinach with cucumbers and tomatoes. I only buy chicken breasts, boneless and skinless when I shop. I can get a bag of frozen breasts and that bag will last a long time since I live alone and take a fews breasts a time and cook them any way way but fried. Those are some of things that I am doing to watch the diet and also I drink alot of iced green tea, which is good anyway. I have a ice tea maker and buy flavored Lipton in the bags. I hope I gave you some insight and support.
I just was reading a post in another group regarding rice and corn and how they are the worse to cook because of the starches in them. They say they convert into sugar more than other vegetables.
I am trying cut out alot of sugar in my diet but I like brown rice as side dish to some meals. So does it to apply to brown rice as well..?? If this is true, I will forego the brown rice for awhile and do veggies as a side dish. I know also that corn is also starchy and convert to sugar. I was going to do my shopping soon and was going to make tacos with chicken (which i cook alot) and buy the corn tortillas and baked them in the oven to make shells. Well the fact that they are made of corn, will it hurt me to make them a day or two.
I have eating spinach salad for days before the dinner, it's getting monotonous.. I only put chopped green onions, cucumbers and tomatoe on spinach salad. Also I like the Raspberry vinegerette that has a Lite version. It tastes great on the salad or any low sugar dressings. Anyways, back to the point, I want to know about the brown rice and corn tortillas.
Hello new member. I wish you success on your journey. I want to about 30 lbs or so and I know it will not come off until I change things. The last time i went to the doc I was frustrated about not being to lose weight. I told him I go to the gym and do the elliptical maching for about 30 minutes steady and then I watch the diet, I love chicken and cook it all any way except fried. I eat fruit and veggies and when I told him that I was making smoothies almost every day, he said to me thats the problem. All fruit i am consuming has lots of sugar and told me to stop the smoothies. I am watching diligently all labels of food when I go to the store.
Have not bought any fruit for 3 weeks now, but I love getting veggies. Also I use to love my orange juice in the morning not knowing it was loaded with sugar. I switched to low sugar juices and I look at sugar gms in general on all labels. It's not hard to do and I am looking for the sugar gms and if I buy anything I I try to get under 10 gm sugar.. Also, looking for calorie and fat gms on labels. I hope I gave some insight as to what I am doing for my weight loss.
I finally got a great response to one of posts regarding fruit and sugar. I posted lengthy story in a few communities and didnt get any satisfaction to my post till now. A member reply to my post and my doctor was right about fruit having alot of sugar and her nutritionist concurred with and told her that "avoid ALL sugar as much as possible to try to get my metabolism going. I also thought "Well, raw fruit is really healthy...surely I should eat lots of that!" but she said I'm not to have more than 1 handful of fruit per day since I'm having such a hard time losing".
My story was thatI i went to the doctor a few weeks ago and when totally frustrated when I weighed and told him that I am going to the gym nearly evry day and eating healthy, I cook chicken alot but not fried. I told him that I was making smoothies nearly every day. He said that was my problem. The fruit in them is why I am not losing weight. For the time being I am buying lot of veggies and have either salad with romaine lettuce or spinach, green onions, tomatoe, cucumbers which is very filling. I buy the low sugar dressing or else put some lemon juice and some spices. I was also drinking orange juice every morning but I switched to low sugar juices instead. I love tea in summer and drinking green tea alot with little sweetener like stevia or splenda. I found the best green ever and it comes in a big box. Luzianne tea i found had the greatest flavor ever.
I am kinda in the same boat and if it helps, I heard this saying often "you have to eat often in order for the metabolism to work". Thats what I heard anyway. In my case I am scratching my head because I went to the doc yesterday. I knew i gained....not because I weighed myself, just I knew it because of some slacks not fitting me when they fit me last year. I also go to the gym here and go on the elliptical machine for 30 minutes straight with the arm bar and leg at same time. At home I use my stability ball for sit-ups. I told all this to my doctor because i was highly frustrated that I cant lose. Like you, I am watching the diet and just chicken, cooked any way except fried. I eat lot of fruit and veggies. I do alot smoothies in the morning with greek yogurt which i love and its good for you.
I told all of this to my doctor, you know what he says: that's the problem, fruit is loaded with sugar. If you are making smoothies every morning with fruit the calories, it's not good idea. I was flabbergasted, never in my wild imagination that I would told that smoothies are not good because of fruit are loaded with sugar and bad when you are trying to lose weight. I am perplexed. Getting back to your post, have you thought about switching different proteins instead of tuna with pita. I would think it would be monotonous after awhile. Sometimes the meal planners want you to eat all the food they prescribe.