My two sisters joined weight watchers but they are 3 hrs away from me. I tipped 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 on the band wagon to commit to either diet, exercise or both. We have a gym at the apartments and I am definitey 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.
So I went to my 5 month check-up to the doc. I thought I was doing right, to my dismayed I actually gained weight instead of losing, darnit. I go to the gym faithfully and do treadmill or elliptical for 30 mins, have resistance tubes for toning arms and legs. Changed to low carb, more protein, very low sugar, and Greek yogurt or non-fat yogurt to make smoothies with skim milk, and protein powder that I bought. Last time I saw him I told about the smoothies with fruit, mainly berries. He said any kind of fruit has sugar. I have cut down on cereal considerably because the doc said most of cereals have wheat flour and I told him I was buying wheat breads for eons. He asked how many slices I eat, and said...maybe 2 a day. I always that your suppose to have some grain in diet. I only cook chicken...boneless and skin;less and dont fry at all. I usually do stir fry with oriental vegetables or baked.
Here' the thing, what he said (sometimes I question his theories) he said that the wheat flour interferes with the insulin. Well, I didnt know that and I'm not change topo vegan, because that's what people do at some diets, no wheat. Also I do take thyroid pill since I was a kid and my labs are fine in that department. I know that people stereotype that condition and there answer is "oh, it's your thyroid". It's not a factor if I am doing everything right. So, this time i almost pleaded if he do something or suggest something. He looked at the puter and said, ok I will try this and this might work.
He prescribed Lovastatin and he claimed it was a diet pill. My son came with me to get my prescriptions and he asked the pharmacist if that pill was a diet pill. They both claimed it was NOT. His face was of confusion and I said.....that's what he ordered. I looked under name and it said it lower cholesterol along with with a good diet. We didnt even talked cholesterol in the office, I told him I hardly use fat in diet. The conclusion I have after this is......WHAAT.? Who is right or wrong here.
I love cereals and but majority of them alot of carbs. I look for low sugar cereal also, anything under 10 gm is good.. Oh, I also need cereal with high fiber (don't suggest All Bran...please). Anything else that has low carb and high fiber. I am asking the impossible probably. I am not a egg eater but I might re-think my breakfast since eggs are good source of protein. So, I use to have toast in the morning, whole wheat but all the studies I see everywhere say limit your bread. I sometime get the Special K with the berries when its on sale but its not a good source of fiber.
Also I reading about how some fruit are loaded with sugar, more than the others. I don't buy bananas anymore because anywhere on the web I am seeing the ads that say that bananas are loaded with sugar and starch. If I get fruit I can get just berries. Another thing they listed pineapple as a high sugar fruit. Who knew that fact.
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..??
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 give alot credit to you having six kids and trying to the best thing for yourself. I have only child, he's a adult and has a family but I came from family with six kids. I dont know how my mom did it. I am trying lose around 30 or so and believe me it's a long road. I usually buy a bag of chicken; boneless and skinless whenever i shop. I cook it different ways except fried. I have veggies with it or have a salad. I have a tight budget so I have to stretch food for 2 weeks till I go again. I have a great exercise DVD that I do almost every day. It has a cardio segment, upper and lower segment and it really gets me motivated. I drink alot of water and green tea that I brew myself in ice tea maker. That's what Im doing to lose weight, I hope it pays off in the long haul. What thing I do have is my prescribed medications I have been taking. I take synthroid and ativan; a anti-anxiety pill. I know it's harder to lose with thyroid problem and its frustrated because it takes me harder to lose weight. I hope I gave some insight about myself and say your not alone in this journey.