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Re: Who's starting a diet with me?

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I noticed the other day my scales vary depending on where they are placed within the room (2-3kg variance)
with is strange since the floor is tiles on concrete and level throughout the places I have checked

I had put my "gain" down to my increased physical workout - (I now cycle 20km daily)


still got 16kg+ to go though
That's bizzare. Mine were in the same place.

I don't mind them being inaccurate, as long as they're consistantly inaccurate.

16 kg to go eh. That's what I wanted to loose and have so far lost 12. Good luck with the rest.
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Re: Who's starting a diet with me?

Anyone doing that ProPoints programme from WeightWatchers?
This looks kinda interesting and seems pretty easy to follow.
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Old 27.05.2011, 09:32
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Weekly progress report

My skin's now so loose that when I turn around and walk the other way it looks like I'm walking backwards.

I'm so thin I have to wave frantically in front of automatic doors to be recognised.

...couple of weeks to go and then I think I'm done. 14kg gone, 2 to go.
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Old 27.05.2011, 10:46
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Re: Who's starting a diet with me?

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Since I came in Switzerland I gained 10 kilos ... looks like I love too much cheese and chocolate ... I am actually a cheese freak, I just love it.

Now I think it's about the time to do something with my extra kilos and I think it will work better with company for the challenge and support.

Who want's to start a diet with me? I am thinking to start with a dissociate eating plan for a week and then starting to eat normal but healthy.

Did you try some eating plans that were successful? Of course combined with more sports.
Drink tons of water!, thats the best thing for cleaning the body, besides if you drink it cold you will burn some extra calories, cuz the body has to warm it before absorbing it. Best of luck!!
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Old 03.06.2011, 11:43
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Finished the diet - going for a curry.

It's been 13 weeks, 3 months, nearly 15 kilos and I've now had enough. I could loose maybe a couple of kg's more to get a 6 pack, and maybe later in the year I will, but for now it's enough. I'm happy with the diet during the week but miss enjoying myself at weekends, so plan on eating this way on weekdays but relaxing a bit when I go out and having a glass of red.

Now I've finished my diet I thought I'd reply to some of the posters based on my own experience.

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Nicola is right, no carbs at all is not good either. The body needs carbs.
As any Inuit will tell you - that's not true. Also, man has lived on the planet for about 200,000 years, and only in the last 8000 years have we been farming and eating carbs - apart from sugars in fruit - and they're complex carbs. Before we mostly ate protein and fat.

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No diet needed. Eat less, move more.
That's a simple forumla which is not always true. I lost weight without excersising much and eating the same kind of quantities.

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1) Diets don't work - your clever body just compensates for the change.
My body didn't compensate and my diet worked.

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Second keep it simple. don't try to quit every thing all at once and try to chnage your whole life at once or you while become overwhelmed and eventually give up. Keep it simple.
Third, stay out of the future. When you start thinking about the future you will again become overwhelmed this time by the amount of time. One day at a time.

Fourth remain calm. A lot of over eaters are anxious and try to calm themselves with food or what ever.
I changed my diet - straight away. I lost weight. I thought about the future. I wasn't overwhelmed. I remained calm.

I'm a normal, non-neurotic person who wanted to loose a few kilo's and didn't need all that Opra Winfrey motivational stuff.

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you need carbs to live. You cant function at work on a stupid atkins diet, believe me..ive tried it.
You don't need carbs to live and I worked fine with a no carb diet, as do Inuits, and their workload is much more physically punishing than mine - sat at a desk.

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diets... as one friend once said, they are all expensive... and never work in long term
Clearly they aren't a long term solution, otherwise you'd continue to loose weight till you died of starvation.

My diet wasn't expensive. Actually, I saved money.

We will see if I keep the weight off, but I'm not going back to my old ways. I like being thin, and actually like this lifestyle.

To sum up, I really liked the diet. I've found it very easy to loose a lot of weight. I don't think no/low carb diets are unhealthy and actually most modern diet advice is to stay off food that spikes your blood sugar. Low carb gets a bad reputation because of the Atkins diet which is high in saturated fat, but I've not done the Atkins.

I will say this though, this was my experience. We all have different tastes and cravings and motabilisms. This diet wouldn't suit everyone, and there are other ways of loosing weight that are clearly effective, which is why I've just given my experience and not become a diet christian and preached. I do find it really irritating to sit down and eat and have someone, who is usually very ignorant about nutrition, lecture me about what is on my plate. These people normally start by saying 'do you know how much suger is in fizzy drinks?' when I'm drinking cola zero.
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Re: Finished the diet - going for a curry.

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These people normally start by saying 'do you know how much suger is in fizzy drinks?' when I'm drinking cola zero.
OMG, so annoying. The worst are the ones that have heard from a "study" or a friend of a friend that Coke Zero or Pepsi Max are just as harmful as normal Coke and that aspartame causes cancer.
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OMG, so annoying. The worst are the ones that have heard from a "study" or a friend of a friend that Coke Zero or Pepsi Max are just as harmful as normal Coke and that aspartame causes cancer.
The last time it happened it was a woman who was having only a dessert for lunch, that was high in both sugar and fat, while I had a fish salad.
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Old 03.06.2011, 12:27
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Re: Finished the diet - going for a curry.

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My body didn't compensate and my diet worked.
I don't think you're qualified to answer this one...just yet.

Give it a year and if you haven't piled on the fat then you can say that it's worked.

The sad fact is that most people who go on a diet are back where they started within a year or two.

You need to permanently change the way you think about food, eating and exercise to remain at the body composition you are now.
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Re: Who's starting a diet with me?

I'm not quite a year on, but not far off. I changed to a low carb diet last September (no bread, pasta, rice, potatoes, sugar, but left in fruit, dairy and red wine). I did that for a few months, and dropped from 69 to 64.5kg - not a plunging weight loss, but not bad since I'd already gone from 75 to 69 simply by moving to Switzerland a couple of years back and not having a car.

Since the start of 2011, I've been on a lowish carb system, eating small amounts of complex carbs at 1 or 2 meals a day. This has stabilised my weight at 65kg, according to my True Weight app which takes a rolling average over the month. I'm actually currently running at 66kg due to a 2-week holiday in the US and a 'pish, I'm on holiday' attitude of chips and beer, but am creeping back down to the 65 mark by only having carbs a few times a week (just to simplify family cooking).

So far, so good. I like the lowish carb lifestyle: I like the cooking style with lots of veggies and strong seasonings, it's easily incorporated into family life or occasional eating out, it can be seasonally adjusted with soup and salad, and it can accommodate the odd holiday binge with the knowledge that a few weeks of being slightly more attentive about the porridge and pasta portions will pull it back on track.

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Re: Finished the diet - going for a curry.

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I don't think you're qualified to answer this one...just yet.

Give it a year and if you haven't piled on the fat then you can say that it's worked.

The sad fact is that most people who go on a diet are back where they started within a year or two.

You need to permanently change the way you think about food, eating and exercise to remain at the body composition you are now.
If you read the post carefully, you'll find it's about loosing weight becoming harder and harder as your body adapts to less calories. I steadily lost 1kg per week. My body didn't compensate during that time, so I think you'll find I'm perfectly qualified to answer that.

As for your last point, thank you for stating the bleedin' obvious, although I'm not going to change the way I think about food, I shall just change how much I eat and what I eat. As I wrote in my earlier post, I don't need all that Opra Winfrey motivational stuff.
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Old 03.06.2011, 14:25
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Re: Finished the diet - going for a curry.

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As for your last point, thank you for stating the bleedin' obvious, although I'm not going to change the way I think about food, I shall just change how much I eat and what I eat. As I wrote in my earlier post, I don't need all that Opra Winfrey motivational stuff.
Well, if it was that 'bleedin' obvious (and I'm with you on this, by the way), then most of those people who go on diets to lose weight would remain at their reduced weight. Sadly this is seldom the case.
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Old 03.06.2011, 14:36
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Re: Who's starting a diet with me?

Having known people who have been skinny all their lives and then started to gain weight and been unable to lose it later in life, or folk who have lost weight successfully and retained their new weight until something happened which turned their lives upside down, I'll reserve judgement.

I'd say that after two years one can say that a loss is 'safe' but until then - the jury is still out.
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