My two sisters joined weight watchers but they are 3 hrs away from me. I tip my hat to them. I don't drive and I was reading about the diet online. I know theres a 45 fee every month. I wanted to know what can a person can eat. I have this url for a sample of what you can on certain day. I can't believe you can eat fries. Then they show a decadent dessert. What's the catch..?? How does one lose alot of weight with this.
I go to the gym here almost every day, go on the elliptical for 25 mins, then go to the machines. I eat usually boneless, skinless chicken, baked, not fried. I eat lots of veggies, usually steamed with meals. I do salads. I don't really eat snacks nor desserts. So, my theory is: if i am not hungry to eat all that stuff they eat on the program, does it mean I wouldn't lose?? I was thinking of joining online, but I have a tight budget and would have to think about the monthly fee. If anyone that is on the diet, please educate me about it. Thank you
I don't know about all these new diets that tell you to omit dairy. It's not I have alot of dairy. I have drinking skim milk for the longest time. I dont eat ice cream or I might have low fat cheese. I might have Greek yogurt with some fruit from time to time but I don't think I can give up my dairy. I don't know the names of the diets I read about restricting dairy. I try to incorporate alot protein, I cook boneless skinless chicken whenever I can, baked, not fried. I like to cook vegetables steamed or in the oven. I like beans, so that is good for protein. I am trying to cut out alot carbs. I stopped buying cereal because of the carb content. I stopped eating past because of the carbs. I heard that even you eat whole wheat pasta, it's as bad as regular pasta. I read about how wheat and wheat products are terrible but I have buying wheat bread for years.
Now, I stopped buying wheat bread. But I did hear that rye bread is better than wheat bread, so I am considering that, I am going to the gym here at the apartments. Do the elliptical for about 25 minute and then go to weight resistance machines for the arms. I am there for about 45 min to 1 hour. What else can I do. I watch Dr. Oz occasionally and he's alway promoting what to eat, what not to eat. He has guests that talked about food. He had a some guy, some health guru that says.,..."dont drink skim milk, whole milk is better". What the heck, I don't want the extra calories or fat. I want my skim milk. Every day I see new diet or foods that we should know. Has anyone seen on tv of some kind of green juice that people are drinking to lose weight. Well, Im sorry, I will not do any green smoothies with kale or this other thing I dont recall......bleegh.
In the past week or so I saw different things or some news about certain foods or new diets.
Has anyone seen the segment on tv that says "you can starting eggs again" because the cholesterol isnt sufficient enough, or something to that effect.
This was not on Dr. Oz show, but I do watch the program to see whats new on diets, Then I saw a segment about "eat 30 gms of fiber every day to lose weight fast". That was 6:00 news. What the heck, I would think that much fiber would be too much.
Besides, any food that has alot of fiber, dont they have alot of carbs in it ??. I would gladly eat more fiber if it didn't have alot carbs in the food. I like all kinds of beans but some have alot of carbs. Any input would be greatly appreciated.
Everyone is jumping the band wagon to commit to either diet, exercise or both. We have a gym at the apartments and I am definiteyl going back. You know, holidays and stuff I slacked off. Anyway, I also want to get a Yoga dvd for the home when not at the gym. I never did yoga dvds before and I read articles about yoga can really make you lose weights Does anyone do yoga here?. I just want the start up, less strenuous kind of yoga.
Also since I use the elliptical at the gym I want to get a Ipod to listen to music. I searched in Ebay and there were several pages of Ipods, lordy. What is the best kind of Ipod when you exercise that is hands free..?? If anyone can suggest any kind of yoga dvds, or Ipods I would greatly appreciate that.
I am read articles the last two days till I was dizzy. Heres what so frustrating, I went to a site oyu can list your vitamins you take and the one contradict a med you take. I have to take a thyroid pill for hypothyroiditis. One arcticle says calcium is not good to take because it interferes with thyroid pill absorbion. My doc told me last time i was there to get Vitamin D very important, I read further and it says Vitamin D3 ALONG with calcium is good for the thyroid.. So, which one is valid.
Also, I have been taking my thyroid pills in the morning along with my other vitamins after eating. I just read that the synthroid should be taken one hour before morning meal. See, I didn't know that. As reading, they claim that is better at night before bed. I saw comments on how people take their thyroid pill,. all were different. So, I cant get a black or white answer....they're all grey. Does anyone hear about some vitamins interfere with other meds
I love ice cream or frozen yogurt in the summer better than other desserts. I usually opt for the low carb kind but it's very costly these days. I perused the internet for look for recipes that do NOT need heavy cream or eggs. Even frozen yogurt recipes and there's myriad of recipes, which to someone like me, it's daunting. I am asking if anyone out there has a ice cream machine and are they good for the job.
I saw recipes that do NOT need ice cream maker and have many steps to them. I saw one that uses canned evaporated milk, powdered sugar and you refrigerate the milk one day ahead, then then you whip and whip till peaks form. Add the sugar and freeze in a storage container in take it out every hour to whip the concoction again. Do this each hour for 4 hours. Seems like a chore to get ice cream. I saw frozen yogurt recipes that uses nonfat or lowfat yogurt , real fine sugar, lemon juice and whatever kind of fruit you want. They didn't have as many steps.
I am asking if anyone out there has a ice cream machine and are they good for the job.
I started to eat for the better; buy non-fat Greek yogurt when I shop (quart of it). I will buy frozen fruit and make smoothie with yogurt almost every morning. My goal is to cut alot of carbs in my diet and I used to eat cereal in the morning and I look labels all the time and most cereals have lot of carbs, even the fiber rich ones. I have noticed that with cutting on some carbs and eating yogurt, peanut butter or nuts I am constipated. Once in a awhile I have to take gentle laxative on night time so I will go the next day. I also taking more water, I keep a gallon of water in the fridge and drink with my water bottle, I refill it a few times a day, so I thought it (water) would regulate me no matter what. I took two laxatives last and I did have relief this morning, but.....only one time. I am drinking more water so i will go alot more but it hasn't happened. Should I back off on the yogurt, peanut butter, and or nuts for a while.
With all the mentioned diets listed in this site, who doesn't get confused with them. When I read all the literature, I find that some are contradictory to others. I thought I doing the right thing, I cook chicken mostly, not fried. I don't buy red meat anymore. Buy those vegetables in the frozen section or raw veggies. I never eat deserts except for holidays, i eat whole grain bread, whole grain cereal and I drink skim milk.
One thing that I really want to cut down on alot of carbs, but I am a tight budget and there are diets mentioned that would put in a dent in my budget. For a long time I was getting those Ramen noodles, 10 at a time when shopping and use them for stir fry with chicken or veggies. I saw the labels that they have alot carbs. I use whole wheat pasta instead of plain, but i realize that whole wheat pasta have same amount carbs as Ramen. What kinds of carbs should I have being that I am leery at this point to cut most carbs..?? I put a new chopper recently and I want to get some raw vegetables; I love all root veggies; squash, turnips, carrots onions or whatever. I think they are better choice for carbs, aren't they..??
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.