Calorie Counting. Dieting & Weight Loss


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Checking Back In Again

Hello Weight Losers:

Here we are once again. The T-Day Holiday has passed and is now gone. Gone but not forgotten. At least not for now.

Sadly, some of that wonderfully tasty and delicious holiday diner remains...

Right where it does not belong. In the middle of my frame? Belly? Tummy?....Bay Window?...Oh I Know!....My GUTT!

Yeap! The diner was good and some remains, as a reminder. More 'reminder' is about to arrive. Christmas eating pleasures.

Eat (plenty) Drink (responsibly) & BE MERRY (all you want).

Oh No! Another year is almost upon us. HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Great! Time to celebrate!..Lets Party Hardy!

Eat (plenty) Drink (responsibly) & BE HAPPY & MERRY all you want. Happy & Merry Have No Calories...

And the weight begins to show....

Already a New Years Resolution is now being formulated.

Eat (plenty) Drink (responsibly) & BE MERRY (all you want).
Give in to will power. Eat plenty, Diet Later.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO EVERYONE!

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Hello DIY Dieters:

Here we are once again. Dieters Central? Sure. Why Not?

Dieters Central sounds good to me. How about you?

I sure hope so... Because I know I'am not alone in this forum topic....LOL! Dieters abound this time of year. The first of every new year.

And the scale says so (it lies) once again...haha...YIKES!

The scale shows I took my own advice.

Partied Hardy, Drank Responsibly & Ate Well!
Gained a few pounds back too.

Now comes the restarting of the dieting again.

Gained some weight, which now has to be losted.

How about you? Care to share?

Any tips on how to lose the gained weight quickly?
Share them here.

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Used the essence of the Change One program, lost 20 pounds and have kept it off since May 2003 when I reached 179 pounds after starting in January 2003. The program is an easy way to manage your food.
 
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Question Change One Program

Care to share the details about this program? Hope so.

Please do so. The more details the better.

Do so for all members whom would like to know.

"Change One?" Can I change more than one?... How?
 
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Fast Food Calorie Link

Here is a link I thought some may be interested in.

http://www.chowbaby.com/10_2000/fast..._nutrition.asp
 
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Hello Once Again DIY Dieters.

Is counting calories about to make a return? Possibly so. As reprted on the latest news reports and according to the latest governmental reports.

In an effort to make us all more aware of the calories packaged foods contain, the government is about to require food manufacturers to include the calorie contents and more accurately explain the serving sizes on the packaging labels.

Granted, one has to "read" the labels. According to some, we do not do so often enough and most labels are misleading. I would tend to agree with these claims. Improvement is needed.

Restaurants will be required to have calorie contents on the menus too. How that is going to help is beyond me. Anyone care to explain? Who will not order a dish because it contains too many calories??? Not me. How about you?

In general, I never understood why calorie counting was discontinued. Doing so implies we are not smart enough to count? To add up the totals? Took too much time to keep track?

I, for one, am glad to know calorie content will be more emphasized. Knowing the serving size and calorie count will help to control daily calorie intake. Keeping track will help more too.

Your input is welcomed. Have any? Post it here...

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Low fat is not no calorie

Remember when the no-fat foods came out? "Snackwell?" Folks ate them with abandon. I kept mentioning that no fat did not mean no calories. Of course, this backfired on those who threw common sense to the wind and scarfed down the no fat cookies, ignoring the caloric content.

Even some of the label are disingenuous. There is listed the calories and such for a serving. But no one considers that a bottled soft drink contains 2.5 servings. It is just one bottle. How different would the consumer feel if the label said 275 calories per bottle instead of 110 calories per serving? Who reads on to learn that the bottle contains 2.5 servings?

There is no single magic bullet to maintaining weight. The weight comes on when the caloric intake exceeds the calories burned by the body.

How about - eat smart and get some exercise? Good complete labels and the knowledge to understand the implications of one food as a part of all that we eat can be part of a nutritious diet.
 
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Change One Diet Plan

The essence of this program is to forget about dieting which many see as a form of punishment. Truly getting your weight under control is getting your eating under control. Hence, it is about control and managing.

The process is managing what and how much you eat, not a drastic change overnight. The drastic changes are not something that one can maintain.

You start with breakfast. Everyone should eat breakfast everyday. Selecting from the knowledge of food, develop a plan for breakfast: what to eat. After breakfast is under control, one moves on to managing the morning snack. Yes, snack. This keeps you from being ravenous approaching lunch. Next is getting lunch under control. Then the mid-afternoon snack, to prevent being ravenous approaching supper and grabbing some junk on the way home. Then manage supper and the late night snack.

I generally eat something right before bedtime to prevent waking up hungry during the night. If I wake up during the night hungry or have trouble goint to sleep because I am hungry, the night's sleep is poor.

There is some belief that food eaten before bed goes straight to fat. I find that hard to believe.

Anyway, Change One is the only diet plan that I have seen that made much sense. No prepared foods to buy, no suffering, no deprivation. Just gaining control over your life.

http://www.changeone.com/reg/reg-sta...=PROMO1_TEXT_2

I saw it initially in Reader's Digest, a magazine for which I have great respect as being thorough and responsible. This program requires some expenditure to join the program actively. Alternatively, you can just buy the book and use it. I read and kept the article from Reader's Digest and used it as a planning document and went my own way.

I never did get supper under control. I just eat whatever my wife prepares. Of course, I work out 3 days per week, and have for years before I managed to drop the 20 pounds that I gained sitting around in an ambulance at work.
 
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my experience

Hi All-

Drifted in from the projects sections, and thought I would pop in.

I am 6'0, weight about 185#s. I was 250#s when I gained my pregnancy weight. A good friend of mine, a manager of a golds gym and personal trainer helped get me back on track. I see alot of shared wisdom here, so I am just going to dump what I learned that I feel was crucial to my 65# loss, and some resources to help folks out.

On food-

First thing I did is sit down with my trainer/friend and go through what I usually eat during the day. Wrote it all out. He added it up to be around 2000cal, I thought that was alot. He said I should be 1000 more just for maintenance! And was losing muscle on account of it.

If you dont ingest enough protein during the day, your muscles will break down and the body will essentially eat them for food. So the crash dieting where you dont eat much... does ALOT more harm than good, health wise. I am going to post a link to some free sw that helps you figure out your intake, near the bottom.

On protien and carbs- everyone is so atkins crazy because the average american, or should I say BAD diet is lots of carbs, fat, and minimal protien. I am NOT an advocate of atkins at all- but rather eating balanced meals. Also, eating 5 meals a day, smaller ones, instead of 3 large ones has really helped a ton too. Doing this right, I never get hungry- never. Wierd thing to experience.

On fat- fat makes you feel full. If you dont eat any fat, you will never feel full, be hungry, and wnat to eat more. Get some form of fat per meal. Excessive no-fat diets are bad, for that reason.

So I got my eating up to 5x day, more protien, and cut back on carbs. Mainly, processed sugar- I was drinking apple and orange juice like crazy- hi carb calories. Now its all water, I dont mind it at all. But seriously- coffee, soda, beer ever (I know...) its gotta go, if you wanna lose that fat % and build muscle.

On supplements-

Your body has a ton of chemical processes that require trace elements to function. Missing these traces will cause you to say, not burn fat, lose energy, etc. A good multivitamin is a must! And, not a slow dissolve one- look for a multi that instantly dissolves. The slow ones, like centrum, are based on an average metabolism and digestion rate. Nobody has that, it cant be controlled, and is different day to day. I take Natures way multis, they have tons of good stuff, dissolve in 20 minutes.

I also take a lipotropic formula, which is fancy talk for trace elements that are crucial to the fat burning process, like L-carnitine. Before and after excercise. That, and I take BCAAS (branched chain amino acids) which help you digest protiens easier. I see a radical difference in muscle gain taking the BCAAS. It really helps. Both supps above are very benign, in that if your body doesnt need them, it wont use them.

On ephedra- ... that $*& will kill you. Any high excitement can trigger a heart attack. If you can guarantee yourself that you wont have any excitement in the day, well yipee for you. I would hate to see a kid crossing the street in front of a car, have to run and grab them, save them, but in turn kill myself from the adrenalin OD. Dont ephedra. There is no magic pill. Only hard work.


On exercise-

A ceo of a company I used to work for, was tall, lean, amazingly fit guy. His philosophy was this- life is like a table- one of the legs is financial, oneis health, one is mind, etc etc. You have to have an even balance, or things roll off the table! Okay, he was german so there may be something lost in translation there, hehe. But, in short, you cant work all day and not exercise. Time can be made.

Things that helped me- spinning class - a heart rate monitor, for lifiting. Yeah, lifting! The thing is, I learned to keep my heart rate up by not taking long breaks in between lifting sets. I get more done in less time, and burn fat while doing it. Kind of like circuit training. On spinning class- I was a tub when I joined. I couldnt stay in class more than 20 minutes without exhaustion. It took me 3 months before I could finish a whole class doing what the teacher did, regardless of the fact I barely had any resistance set on the bike.

1 year after that, I was doing 2 hour spin classes and kicking butt at them. Spinning 2x week was all that took.

On pride- yeah, it sucks to go to the gym looking fat. Its embarrassing. Well, suck it up. Who cares. Dont do this for the people around you that you dont even know- do it for you. Do it for your family. DO it for your kids. Imagine engaging in an activity that will lengthen your lifespan to the point where the difference between proper health, and not- is seeing your kids getting married, or being dead. It is that real.

On weight-

Weight is a number. And, its freeking irrelevent. Thats right, I said irrelevant. Meaningless.

Say I weigh 180 pounds today. I slack off, dont work out, eat like a pig for a week, next week I weigh 182. Big deal, 2 pounds right? Wrong. I probably just lost 5 pounds of muscle and gained 7 pounds of fat. Its all about composition.

Go to the gym, most have a trainer that will run a body comp on you. Calipers (the pinchy things) or impedance (the electronic scale things). Get measured- costs about 10$ most places. I went from 28% body fat to 16% as of 2 months ago, probably less now.

Okay, this is alot to digest. (ha!) but heres a summation-

Eat more meals, more often, smaller quantity. Make sure your calroic intake is HIGH enough, and in balance Protien/Carbs/Fat

Take your vitamins!

Exercise at least 30 minutes, 3 or 4x weekly. Do what you can but make it a priority.

Measure yourself in ways that make sense- the scale is a terrible judge.

If you can, get a friend to help you. Motivation is key. Stick with it.

All that has helped me, and is knowledge gained over a 2 year period.

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Supplements- check out www.medicorp.net - this is what golds gym sells, rebranded and marked way up. I order online all the time. They have free software there for diet calculations, and calorie counters- what was asked for in the first post. You can put in your body comp, weight, measurements, and it will spit out an optimal calorie intake. And, a diet sheet! You can even exchange foods via a spreadsheet like interface and see how the values change, very cool. Great resource- its for trainers, but the sw is free trialware, and the supplements are top notch. Much better than GNC brand, IMHO.

Another note- once you count calories for awhile, you get a feel for what you shold be eating like, and dont need to count so much anymore. It just becomes natural.

Best of luck to all, I hope somebody gets some info out of my drawn out ramblings here. Back to the DIY projects... and taking my vitamins!

Eric T
 
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Hello EricT. Welcome into the dieting and weight loss topic.
Glad you took the time to post your disseration.

Very good! Well thought out and explained. Thanks.

Agree on all, except still need a means to count calories. Would prefer to count calories personally. Just do not know where to obtain them for food items previously mentioned.

Agree. Scales are a terrible means of mesurement.
They lie! haha.

Personally do not like exercise. Avoid heath clubs. Walking is okay. Calorie counting would be fine. Eating correct foods and in small amounts multiple times per day fine too. A must for dieters.

Spinning classes? Spinning what? Spinning who?...
Who is spinning? When spinning sets in, dizziness follows (Humor)

Spinning meaning bike riding? Explain please.
 
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Old 03-23-04, 08:25 AM
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Hey Sharp-

I got a book from my trainer at golds that had a bunch of caloric values for all types of food, by portion/weight. I believe that website, medicorp, publishes that book. And if you dl thier sw, its built in. Just hard to browse.

For 10$ I think they have a calorie list, but you can find those at health stores/some grocery chains.

On spinning-

Stationary cycling. There is a sadistic trainer (lol) that drives the workout, usually a mix of interval training and strength training.

IMO, if you want to lose weight, you gotta eat right, take vitamins, get good sleep, and exercise. Exercise does 2 things- burns calories while you are doing it (aerobic) and burns calories when you are NOT doing it, when your muscles are sore (anaerobic).

Plus, exercise gives you so much more energy for the day. You would think the gym would wipe you out, but it doesnt, it charges you up. I'm not saying you need to do it at the gym, or how... but combination of cardio and resistance training is really necessary for alot of things. Resistance training helps with bone strength (lifting weights, push ups, whatever). Cardio drops your blood pressure and cholesterol safely, and your resting heart rate, making sleep more productive and easier to relax in general.

The spinning class burns around 600-1000 calories per hour, no joke. Takes awhile to get there though.

Good luck on finding a calorie counter that works for you.

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Old 03-25-04, 05:54 PM
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I'm diabetic. I learned this only a month ago. The thing that has worked best for me to lose weight so far is 3 numbers. 1 10 & 50. The one is grams of sugar, the 10 is carbohydrate grams, & 50 is the percentage of fat calories. Then when I buy something I try not to buy anything past this if possible. I've already lost some weight and my health has improved.

Are there any diabetics out there with some more helpful tips for me. I really need to lose the pounds. Thank you so much.
 
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Unhappy Weight Gaining Time

The Holidays Are Approaching.

Dieting time is about to end.....

Good times are just ahead. Around the next bend.

Enjoy the holidays. With family and friends.

EAT...DRINK...BE MERRY & JOYFUL!

Eat well. Drink responsibly. Enjoy the holidays about to arrive.

Tiss the season for "Watching The Pounds Appear".....

Eat well...Pay Later? Yep. Very likely to happen.

Gaining weight, during the holidays, is very easy to do but no excuse, granted. But neither is restricting oneself from enjoying all the good foods likely to abound. (Which adds pounds)

Not to worry, "Eat Well" & "Enjoy" now.

Meet you all back here once again, after the holiday festivities have ended.

I will be slightly heavier for sure....but surely happier.
Happier, within the holiday time period, anyway.

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calorie tables for FRESH foods

Here are a few calorie tables for fruits, vegetables, and seafood/fish. All fresh, not frozen, or pre-packaged

FRUITS

Apple cooked 5 oz 75
Apricots fresh 4 oz 30
Apple 1 45
Apricots dried 1 oz 50
Banana small 1 100
Cherries Fresh 4 oz 45
Dates dried 4 oz 100
Grapes Fruit 4 oz 25
Grapes 4 60
Lemon 1 (3 oz) 30
Melon 1 oz 4
Orange 1 (6 oz) 40
Peaches fresh 4 oz 30
Pear fresh 6 oz 50
Pineapple fresh 4 oz 65
Prunes fresh 4 oz 30
Raisins 2 oz 125


Vegetables Cal/3.5 oz
Artichoke 22
Asparagus (cultivated) 24
Asparagus (wild) 35
Beetroot 20
Broccoli 22
Brussels sprouts 37
Cabbage (green or Savoy) 19
Cabbage (red) 20
Cardoon 10
Carrot 33
Cauliflower 25
Celeriac 23
Celery 20
Chickory (cultivated) 12
Chickory (wild) 10
Chili 25
Cucumber 14
Eggplant 15
Endive 16
Fennel 9
Garlic 41
Gherkin 10
Leek 29
Lettuce (cabbage-) 19
Lettuce 19
Mushroom (Ceasarís) 11
Mushroom (champignon) 20
Mushroom (porcini) 22
Onion (Spring) 38
Onion 26
Parsley 20
Pepper (bell) 22
Potato (baby) 67
Potato (gold or white) 85
Pumpkin (blossom) 12
Pumpkin 18
Radicchio 13
Radish 11
Shallot 35
Soy beans 49
Spinach 31
Swiss chard 17
Tomato (canned) 21
Tomato (for salad) 17
Tomato 19
Truffle 31
Turnip 18
Zucchini 11


Fresh Fish Cal/3.5 oz
Anchovy 96
Brill 81
Calamari 68
Clam 72
Cod 71
Eel 261
Gilthead 101
Jackfish or pike 80
Lobster 86
Mackerel 168
Mullet (grey) 127
Mullet (red) 123
Mussel 84
Octopus 57
Oyster 69
Pilchard 129
Rayfish 68
Round-fish or carp 140
Seabass 82
Shrimp 71
Smooth hound 80
Sole 86
Squid 72
Tench 76
Trout 86
Tunafish 158
 
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Old 11-15-04, 07:20 AM
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Sorry - but no weight gain for me please!!

Not worth it. I've spent the last 2 years getting myself into the best shape I've ever been in - I have no intentions of sliding back. This is not to say I will not enjoy the holidays and my family/friends - I certainly will!!! And it's not to say that anyone else should not enjoy the goodies either. But for me personally, it is very tough to lose even a single pound now - my metabolism is sooooo sloooooww (even though I run and work out regularly! ) and very easy to gain. So I must keep to a very tight caloric allowance; otherwise, I will wind up right back where I was. For me - it can't be about the food anymore. And that's what works for me.
 
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You might enjoy some of the recipes I have posted in the recipe forum then. These are not the "no taste" things usually associated with healthy living. Also included are all the carbs, calories and whatnot you would probably want to know. Good luck with maintaining your weight and lifestyle.
 
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Old 03-28-05, 05:56 AM
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Talking Calories in foods

This is my first post here, I just signed up. I realize that the original post is old, but I thought that I would relpy anyway. I have lost 37 lbs , and am using the counting calories and exercising method. I use a site called www.caloriesperhour.com Not only can you find the calories to almost everything known to man (just kidding, but there isn't much I haven't been able to find on here), but you can also calculate how many calories that you have burned with whatever exercise you are doing. It will even keep a running total for you if you want. Anyway, that's my 2 cents.

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another good site is www.fitday.com It's free and not only gives you the calories on things but also calculates your daily intake of foods into percentages (with a pie chart), for people who are following something like the Zone, for example (based on percentages of carbs/fat/protein). It also has an area for journalling and tracking exercise, calculating calories burned based on your current weight, etc. You can also make it public for others to read or keep it private.

Oh, you can also create recipes and save the nutritional info on-site, as well as save your daily menus as far back as you like. Custom foods can be added, like a product that's not listed on FitDay, enter the nutritional info from the package as a Custom Food.
 
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Calorie Counting. Dieting & Weight Loss

Those who are interested in nutrient information from A to Z should take a look at http://www.ars.usda.gov/ba/bhnrc/ndl

This is the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Nutrient Data Laboratory Home Page.
You can do an instant search or download their software.

And for those on a diet and are looking for a food that has enough bulk to satisfy your appetite, then look no further then egg whites. 100 grams equals about 50 calories as per the data. Large eggs with the yoke discarded are about 20 calories each with no fat and no cholesterol. I determined this by weighing the egg whites on a diet scale.
 
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Where is everyone hiding?

Hi.............I just registered on the D.I.Y. site and was delighted to see a Dieting thread. But it looks like the last person to post was on 11-019-06, why isn't everyone using this?
 
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calorie information and more

I would suggest you get a copy of The Manual of Nutrition. It is published by Stationery Offoce books and contail info from the ministry of agriculture fish & food.

Useful little addtion to the perconal library.

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In the US our Cooperative Extension Service can also offer diet and nutrition information.
 
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Tips for losing weight. HOW I DID IT!!

Hi, Before i tell you my tips on losing weight (for those of u who have already decided i'm a person with a fast metabolism who finds losing weight easy) i'd like to tell u that i have always been overweight and when i went on anti depressants i gained 28lbs, so my metabolism is not naturally fast and i managed to lose weight while still on them (they are known to slow metabolism causing weight gain). I managed to lose weight because since completed a diploma in nutrition that knowledge has enabled me to get to my target weight. I am now 129lbs, and it was easy! NO CALORIE COUNTING, NO DIET AS SUCH, NO HUNGER. Not only have i learnt this through study i have got to my target weight and know these rules to be true! MY WEIGHT BEFORE 212LBS.....WEIGHT NOW 129LBS I'M 5,6 (168CM)

MY RULES. ALL YOU NEED!!! 5 IMPORTANT THINGS TO HELP U LOSE FAT!
1. Always eat breakfast. The key to losing weight is firing up your metabolism. It is your tool for burning fat all day long. if your metabolism is running at its optimum it can be equal to doing a gym workout each day. so when you complain that when u eat breakfast it makes u hungry by lunch time GREAT you know then you've woken up your metabolism. believe it or not, eating breakfast will help u burn more fat than not eating it!! When u starve yourself, yr body goes into 'starvation mode' and next time u eat it causes you to store more fat.

2.ONLY EAT COMPLEX CARBS Carbohydrates- THE LOWDOWN!! This rule is vital!! Before i go on let me first explain what sugar does in your body. its not simply that sugar is high in calories, there is a reaction that happens inside your body when u eat sugar that causes additional fat gain. this is usually the primary cause of weight gain (and diabetes). The reaction is when u intake something your body recognises as sugar your body uses chemicals to regulate your blood sugar level. (If it didnt you'd go into a coma). This chemical is called insulin! and is produced each time u intake sugar. unfortunately when yr body sends it out it always sends a little over what is needed and the surplus gets saved as fat, Ok so do you want to know which foods cause this??? WHITE BREAD, WHITE PASTA, WHITE RICE, FRUIT JUICE as well as the obvious ones like ICE CREAM, CHOCOLATE, haribo sweets etc. This is because they have a high glycemic rating meaning you body recognises them as sugars and so that process i have just told you about happens. THE CARBOHYDRATES THAT DO NOT DO THIS ARE BROWN RICE, BROWN PASTA, POTATOES (in 'JACKET' or 'BAKED' form, not chips, crisps or fries.) These are known as COMPLEX CARBOHYDRATES which simply means that their makeup means you have a hard time breaking them down in yr body and so they enter your system slowly and therefore no huge insulin rush or fat gain. The others i mentioned like WHITE BREAD, ICECREAM, SUGAR, WHITE PASTA ETC, are what we call SIMPLE CARBS and your body finds it easy to break them down so they enter your system very quickly and cause too much sugar in your body at one and this is when your insulin comes along, saving as fat! All SIMPLE CARBS YOUR BODY CONVERTS INTO SUGAR BECAUSE THEY ARE A FORM OF SUGAR ALTHOUGH THEY MAY NOT LOOK LIKE IT, THEY BEHAVE AS SUGAR DOES IN YOUR BODY. STICK TO COMPLEX CARBS!!

3.EAT GOOD FOODS!!!!!! (NO CALORIE COUNTING NEEDED). CHICKEN, BROWN RICE, POTATOES, TOMATOES, VEGETABLES, TURKEY, STEAK, SALMON, TUNA, SALAD, COTTAGE CHEESE, PORRIDGE, EGGS,

ALWAYS MAKE THE PROTEIN AND VEGETABLE PART OF YOUR MEAL THE BIGGEST PART AND THE COMPLEX CARBS THE SMALLER PART. YOU WONT GO WRONG.

4.TRY TO EXERCISE EVERY DAY, even if its a small amount it speeds up your metabolism even after you stop. GYM GOERS KEEP YOU HEART RATE BETWEEN 125-135 TO BURN FAT, GO OVER THIS AND YOU BEGIN TO BURN CARBS WHICH WON HELP U TO LOSE FAT, I DIDNT BELIEVE THIS AT FIRST AS IT SOUNDS CRAZY THAT YOU BURN MORE FAT GOING SLOWER. i know this from my personal trainer and EXPERIENCE. your gym time is so much easier. press fat burn on the stepper and it will automatically keep u inbetween 125 and 135 beat per minute. My personal trainer had a client who wasnt losing weight despite doing 2 hours of high intensity cardio per day with her heart rate over 135!!! He switched her to only 30 MINS of low intensity cardio (125-135) AND SHE LOST WEIGHT QUICKLY AND WAS SHOCKED BY THIS AS SHE NOW ENJOYED HER WORKOUT AS IT WAS EASY. I TOO DID THE SAME.

HOPE THIS HELPS IM TIRED NOW SO IF THERE IS ANYTHING YOU WANT TO KNOW please do ASK

Luisa (mysummer_77) from uk
 
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Cool More Fiber!

Good Afternoon!
I'm a calorie counter and lost my weight at a steady clip. I'm down 27 pounds and it took me 18 weeks to reach my goal. The last few pounds came off much harder but I doubled my fiber intake and that kicked it into gear again. I average 45 to 50 grams a day and the benefits of more fiber will do wonders for your diet.
Fiber One cereal has the least amount of calories and the most fiber per serving. I like to eat it dry as a cruncy snack, it awesome sprinkled over puddings or salads. Try it!
 
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I got the Body for Life audio book a couple of weeks back and I like what Bill Phillips has to say so I'm starting the plan. Has anyone had any success with this?

Phillips says America has become the land of the over-fed and under-nourished. We eat so much junk with little nutritional value. So his plan is more about controlling portions and eating nutrient-rich foods, not necessarily counting calories.

It's pretty cool so far, and I really like eating 6 times a day. But the Myoplex shakes he recommends are pretty pricey so I've been using Slim-Fast shakes for about 2 or 3 of those meals. And I got myself a Bowflex and a treadmill to get a good balance of weight training and cardio.
 
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Water therapy works great for weight loss. Water aerobics has an added benefit to natural weight loss. Want to lose weight? Drink more water: there are many benefits for our physique associated with the regular intake of water, including weight loss: 1. The higher the consumption of water, the lower the amount of fat deposited. 2. Water regulates all bodily functions, including the activities of circulating and dissolving. 3. Drinking water also ensures the proper work of muscles; this again prevents deposition of fat. 4. Water helps to flush toxins out of our system; The more toxins in our body the less capable it is to lose weight.
 
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Water therapy works great for weight loss. Water aerobics has an added benefit to natural weight loss.
Not sure about water aerobics. I think it is great for toning but I found it didn't raise my hear rate enough to get an aerobic workout.
 
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7 Weight Loss Tips

These are 7 simple rules that I have found work really well for weight loss and overall health, without going on some crazy diet.

1. Eat 5-6 smaller meals per day (as opposed to 2 or 3 really large meals), or about every 3 hours: when we do this, our body is able to break down, digest and use the nutrients for energy there is little left over to store as fat.

2. Cut out calorie containing drinks: Drink waterte and/or tea (hot or iced) with each meal, and try not to add any sugar to the tea, or at least add very little.

3. Eat a piece of fruit or a serving of vegetables with every meal: try to vary your fruit and veggie intake. Experiment with cooking, and buy in season produce for low prices and freshness.

4. Eat a serving of lean protein with each meal: protein is more complex than fats and carbohydrates, so the body uses more energy in digesting, which can result in more calories burned and an overall increase in metabolic rate (which we all like!). Just a few lean protein examples: 93% lean ground beef/turkey, boneless chicken breast, canned tuna (in moderation), low fat cheese, beans (although higher in carbs, a very good source of both protein and fiber), and mixed nuts.

5. Don't forget to eat your healthy fats: try to avoid saturated fats (although it's fine to get some from your natural animal sources). Focus on poly and monounsaturated fats. Good sources of these include olive oil, flax seeds, nuts, natural peanut butter (popular PB brands usually include hydrogenated oils, which increase trans fat content, a BIG NO!)

6. EXERCISE! Try to get about 5 hours of good exercise in per week (depending on your goals, you might want to increase this, or you might not even need this much). Balance is key for both optimum results AND to keep the workouts fresh. A good week might look like this:

M- Total Body Weight Training
T- 30 minute run plus bball for 30 minutes
W- Total Body Weight Training
Th- 15 minutes of intervals followed by 20 minute jog
F- Rest
S - Total Body Weight Training
Su- Rest

This is just an example. You can put together whatever schedule you would like.

7. CHEAT: This is just as important as the previous 6 tips. Allow yourself a cheat meal once, twice, even three times a week (as long as it isn't an entire pepperoni pizza or a 12 piece bucket of KFC) Have a few beers on Friday...whatever it is that will keep you sane. Just remember not to overdo it or you'll compromise your well earned gains!

That's it...hope you find these helpful
 
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Re:7 Weight Loss Tips

Good tips to reduce weight loss. Thanks for sharing it here. When I need to reduce my weight because of some health problem due to excess weight I have tried lot of ways to reduce my weight but I don't have much control in diet and doing the regular exercises but later my friend advised me to try ********** After try it really I found a good change and improvement in my confidence and self control.
 

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One of the quickest ways I found in losing weight was cutting out the soda. Even if you're not trying to go on a crazy diet, switching from soda to water (or in my case, normal soda to a diet soda) really makes a huge difference. On average I would have about two sodas a day, and as of the last time I checked, even the smallest soda cans can run you a minimum of 100 calories...empty calories that you could have used to consume something more vital to your health. Anyway you can easily cut out calories during your normal everyday routine, the more effective and long term your weight loss strategy can be.

Some people have an issue going diet soda, saying it may even be worse than normal soda...I'm no doctor, I would love to hear the other side to this if anyone is informed...
 
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soda fact

Your right! Soda drinks are rich in calories. That's why cutting down your soda intake is the most sensible thing to do in order to lose some weight.
 
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hello.......
one is the natural process to loss our calaries .to daily .doing yoga. is the best for our health. I have done my yoga teacher training course. Schedule is very important, when we are doing any type of workout and yoga also.

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Cardio is the main thing you want to focus on. If you can get enough carido in than you can have a lot more leeway with food. Make sure you eat breakfast every morning. High fiber cereal with fruit. Avoid eating dinner no later than 6pm. Those are just a couple basics.
 
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Drinking lots of water is good for you. Excessive water in the body could be caused by standing on your feet too long, too much salt, side effect of a prescription, or other medical reasons, but not from drinking water.
 
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I don't actually eat straight from the can because I always have this notion that you must always cook everything out of a can like canned sausage, tuna, sardines, meatloaf, etc. Is it just me or is there a logic behind this? I feel that canned goods needs reheating to further intensify its flavor and also to kill any organisms that might be lingering inside the can. Correct me if my belief is wrong. Sorry if I ruffled any feathers...
 
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Hello and welcome to the forum! Not sure what eating from a can has to do with this topic but no, nothing has to be cooked or heated from a can. I can't imagine eating a hot tuna fish sandwich or tuna salad. Never heard of meatloaf in a can, but I'd imagine I'd want that heated just because it would taste better. Otherwise, cans are sealed really well, so nothing bad should be growing in them. If the seal got broke however, you'd probably know it when you opened the can, so this is where your senses come in.
 
 

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