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  • #593988

    1dayatatime
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    For me, a diet like Weight Watchers work bestall these other fad diets just don’t work

    It allows one to eat whatever they want, but with a chehbon

    #726765

    mewho
    Participant

    sewing my mouth shut works best

    #726766

    ontheball
    Member

    just started the new weight watchers diet today!!!

    #726767

    frumladygit
    Member

    oh MY,,,you really asked the right person…

    TLC ! TO LEARN CONTROL. Its a real program started by a Rav & his Rebbetzin. Now being followed by thousands across the world, it was designed for the frum woman.

    I am a compulsive eater. I can put things in my mouth when I am not even aware of it, or when I am not even hungry.

    However, TLC is a program which is fast gaining a lot of popularity and if you want more info I can give you the hotline number to listen in on (718) area code. You can see if its for you. There are no costs, or fees.

    Ladies all around me are dropping the weight. I know personally 2 ladies who both dropped 60 lbs!

    I know of a family of sisters who lost tons. And they are keeping it off.

    The only drawback is that its really strict. And there is no cheating.

    #726768

    cofeefan
    Member

    weight watchers never worked for me… i always had too many points so i figured i could eat the cake etc…..

    for me it’s always been sensible eating… fruits vegtables, protien and whole grains. a TON of water always helps!!

    whatever you do it’s really about self control which is ALWAYS easier said than done (at least for me!!)

    #726769

    eclipse
    Member

    Actually staying on it…but eating less doesn’t even show on me–Exercising (when I can actually get out and walk)shows more.

    #726770

    aries2756
    Participant

    Whatever you do, do a healthy diet and exercise plan. If you go on a fad diet and lose too much too soon you will be losing water and muscle and not fat. Then when you start our normal eating habits again you will gain it all back plus.

    So the best thing to do is learn how to eat healthy and change your eating habits to normal healthy eating that you can maintain for life. Eat healthy and exercise and even though you will only lose a pound or two a week, you will be losing “fat” pounds which will stay off, and even if you don’t lose much you will be gaining muscle which will aid in burning fat so you will “SEE” results even if it doesn’t show on the scale. Work with a doctor or nutritionist who will explain to you how many calories you should be taking in and how many you should be burning up. In a addition they will teach you how to read the labels and what to watch out for. Calories and fat grams are not the only things to look out for.

    #726771

    pumper
    Member

    Weight watchers and counting calories has never worked for me. I find that the South Beach diet is what really works for me and is easy to stick to. Basically, no sugar or white flour, plenty of veggies, fruit, lean protein and low fat dairy. Any grains must be whole wheat. The reason I find this easy to stick to is because there is no counting calories or portions for the most part. Of course, common sense must prevail and eating a whole brick of cheese will not help in the weight loss process. But seriously, how much grilled chicken are you going to eat already?

    Most days I forget that I am on a diet, because there is no counting. This way of eating has become my lifestyle, and I do it naturally (with the occasional cheat, of course!)

    #726772

    eclipse
    Member

    flg…sure,what’s the number?

    #726773

    1dayatatime
    Participant

    FLG,

    Is it like OA- based on something like the 12 step program?

    I agree 100% with all the comments saying to eat healthy and sensible- whole grains, no sugar, no white flour, lean protiens,and most of all self control

    but, i can eat a whole roast chicken and a loaf of Ezekiel Bread, and a huge salad- but i probably wont lose weight

    So Weight Watchers, for me, is all about sensible eating and self control, and making the right choices in eating

    Instead of chosing a burger, which is like 8 points, i’ll eat instead some tuna (2 points) whole wheat bread (2 points) 1 TBS of light mayo (1 point)- it gives me a sense of direction in eating which together with self control and a good excersize program, and Hashems help, helped me lose over 50 pounds

    #726774

    bpt
    Participant

    No matter how many times this topic gets raised, I’m always glad to chime in.

    The diet that works for us is really quite simple:

    1) try to only eat food you make at home. And never skip breakfast!

    2) if you must eat store bought food, try to avoid things with more than 5 ingredients

    3) avoid hydrogenated anything!

    4) portion size: divide your plate as follows: 50% salad, 25% main course, 25% side dish. desert should be the same size as your main course

    5) Excercise. No, not the NYC marathon, and not the Ironman triathalon. Walking 2-3 miles (within 30-45 minutes)a day should do the trick for 90% of us

    6) Remember, its the only body you have.. take care of it!

    Dieting / maintaining your health is not a punishment….its a gift you give yourself.

    #726775

    eclipse
    Member

    Not a punishment,a gift…I agree! It’s the gift of self-empowerment.

    #726776

    Sister Bear
    Member

    Portion control is one of the main things along with eating healthy and exercising more. Also drinking a lot of water helps since it fills you up.

    #726777

    bpt
    Participant

    Sorry, I left # 4 a bit unclear. The 50/25/25 guidline applies to your biggest meal of the day (like lunch or supper) Breakfast can be a single bowl of cereal (hot or cold) with a fruit cut up into the bowl.

    And swap the danish for a muffin, when having the coffee, and the muffin should be one you made, not bought.

    The 3rd meal (if you can’t keep to the 50/25/25 rule) should be as light as you can get by on, and suppliment it with fruit

    #726778

    mewho
    Participant

    there seems to be an epidemic in willy of getting lap bands.

    scary!

    #726779

    Imaofthree
    Participant

    I guess some people really need the lap band. Nebach I saw an obese and I mean really obese woman on the treadmill at lucille roberts. It was so hard for her to walk and I felt sorry for her. Lap band is so drastic though…friend of mine had it and it didn’t even work for her!

    #726780

    bpt
    Participant

    “scary!”

    And probably useless. If they don’t change their eating habits, each time they attend a simcha (which in Willi, is almost daily) they will be miserable.

    Excercise, choosing food carefully and portion control gives you the best of both worlds

    #726781

    WolfishMusings
    Participant

    FWIW, I was on Weight Watchers from July 2002 to June 2003. During those 11 months, I lost 95 pounds.

    The Wolf

    #726782

    bpt
    Participant

    That is worth a lot, and very impressive.

    But what has kept it off till now? Have you been counting points and living on 30 a day for the past 8 years?

    You’ve got to have some sort of excercise routine. Got to.

    No?

    #726783

    1dayatatime
    Participant

    Good for you wolf

    #726784

    WolfishMusings
    Participant

    But what has kept it off till now? Have you been counting points and living on 30 a day for the past 8 years?

    Sadly, after my great success, I got lazy and went off the program and put much of it back. But that’s not the fault of the program — that was my own laziness — and over the course of the seven years that it took me to put most of the weight back, I certainly could have re-started. The fault here is solely my own.

    The Wolf

    #726785

    popa_bar_abba
    Participant

    Here is Popa’s lifestyle. It is not a diet, it is what I do.

    Breakfast- 250 calories worth of whole wheat bread. Best is Franczoz Jerusalem whole wheat. 4 slices.

    Lunch- green salad with fat free dressing.

    Snacks- Fruit.

    Dinner- Whatever I want.

    Evening- Beer, scotch, or rum.

    I lost about 45 pounds and have maintained that for a few years now.

    #726786

    RuphRuph
    Member

    A great diet, at least something to keep in mind, is the table diet. Only eat at the table, sitting down, with a prepared portion. This is mainly useful for not gaining back what you lost. Plan the times of your meals and snacks, and don’t Chap things out of the pantry. No nibbling. No pinching food out of serving plates. Even if your meals are large, this keeps a lot in place.

    #726787

    bpt
    Participant

    Nu? Someone with your level of sechel can turn this around in a matter of months. You know its important, you know how to do it, and the timing could’nt be better (the warm weather is only 10-12 weeks away)

    From what I gather of your other posts, you’re in your mid-30s, and have a pretty controlable, predictable scedule. Getting in shape should be a piece of cake (pun intended).

    Set your mind to it, and you’ll be in tip-top shape in no time.

    #726788

    bpt
    Participant

    poppa –

    No excercise at all?

    #726789

    popa_bar_abba
    Participant

    I used to run several times a week. I have only run about 3 times since august, and am still the same weight.

    #726790

    WolfishMusings
    Participant

    From what I gather of your other posts, you’re in your mid-30s, and have a pretty controlable, predictable scedule. Getting in shape should be a piece of cake (pun intended).

    you’re in your mid-30s

    Close, but not quite correct.

    have a pretty controlable, predictable scedule.

    BWA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA!!!

    Nonetheless, I did actually start to diet again last week — for the first time in about six or seven years. It’ll take me longer than 11-12 weeks to get to “normal” weight — but I know I can do it as I did it in the past.

    The Wolf

    #726791

    Sister Bear
    Member

    Muscle ways more than fat so it could be that if you don’t exercise you can still be the same weight because your muscle is turning into fat and even if you gain a more fat you’ll still weigh the same.

    #726792

    muscle doesnt turn into fat

    #726793

    we all know how to lose weight the real question is how to keep it off…. the only way is to do a “diet” thats not a diet but a complete lifestyle change… if ur gunna do southbeach or wtvr, not allowed to eat this and that and white flour and depriving yourself its NOT going to last a lifetime. that means you’ll gain it all back plus more to make up for the deprivation you felt while you dieted. The real answer is choose a healthy balanced plan that is simple (not an abnormal amount of preperateion) or too much of one type of food and none of another… weight watchers is a very good program. but regardless of what the plan is, you need to make a change in your head not your body. because its your mind that is causing you to be fat not your body. change your thinking long term, lifestyle change and youll succeed and not gain it all back like you have done so many times….

    #726794

    Sister Bear
    Member

    muscle doesn’t turn into fat like fat fat but it turns into muscle fat.

    #726795

    bpt
    Participant

    have a pretty controlable, predictable scedule.

    BWA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA!!!

    Oh, cmon Wolf, it can’t be that absurd? I’m basing my guess on my own day. Anyone who can read / post with any degree of freedom (which we both seem to be able to do) should be able to control the mealtime scedule, and make time for 30-45 minutes of excercise.

    Unless you’re in a hospital ward (which I sincerly hope is not the case)

    #726796

    ChicagoBubby
    Participant

    For the best diet, go to this link:

    http://myfatcure.com/cmd.php?af=1205831

    Men lose an average of 1 lb. daily and women half a lb. daily without hunger and you’ll keep it off easily.

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