So... anyone got any?
I'm no expert, but these have worked for me:
- Drink a glass of water before a meal, your stomach will get full sooner
- Use smaller dishes - the risk of accidentally putting too much food on your plate will be reduced and you'll maybe feel psychologically more satisfied having eaten "a full plate of food"
- Stop eating when you're full, don't stuff yourself
- Fiber-rich whole grain products tend to digest slowly so you'll not get hungry too soon again
- Every time you're about to eat, ask yourself whether you're actually hungry or just bored/used to eat at that time of the day/greedy for that particular food. Becoming aware of the amount of "unnecessary" treats you have each day will probably help to lessen them.
- Not eating when you're hungry can result in gormandising
- Only shop groceries when you're content, it's less likely you end up buying chocolate and chips
drinking a lot of water is generally great health advice. it's a substitute oral fixation for a lot of bad things and keeps your hydration levels optimal.
I've put on a bit of weight Starfall, at a scary rate... exercise makes me way too hungry
I've been drinking lots of green tea, I can't really drink a lot of water without wanting something tastier. Thanks for all the tips Agarina!
Also I thought it'd be nice to have a diet thread in this forum of temptation
But it was happening so fast and I'd been so active and eating right that I feared I had a tumor or a parasite of some kind...
It turned out to be because I was preggers.
IEE 649 sx/sp cp
Eat a bunch of small meals instead of a few large ones. Keeps your metabolism up.
And I would hide my face in you and you would hide your face in me, and nobody would ever see us any more.
Eat less carbs and more protein snacks and meals. Eat whole grains and not white breads, spaghetti, white rice, etc. Yes, eat like 6 meals a day.... I eat on a bodybuilder's diet. For example, http://www.bodybuilding.com/guides/
Last edited by jet city woman; 05-29-2012 at 07:24 AM.
Honestly, diets stress me out too much and while i've lost a lot of weight on them, I just put it right back on when I go off because who is really going to be on a diet for the rest of their life? I dunno, maybe it works for you but the best and most healthiest way for me is to simply count calories. It's like...foolproof. The key is to find out how many calories you need daily to lose weight and just stick to that. Google daily caloric intake to lose weight and a chart should pop up. Since mine is insanely low (1400 calories a day), I break it down and make it easy so I eat 300 calories for breakfast, 500 calories for lunch, 300 calories for dinner with 300 calories worth of snacks in between. IT SUCKS but i lose.
same. but I've used online services like caloriecount.com where you enter what you eat and it does the counting for you. and then you can keep track of how much nutrients you're getting too, like it up grams of protein, fiber, etc. it becomes like a game: how much fiber can I squeeze into 1200 calories today?? lol. its time consuming and probably not sustainable but its the only thing thats worked for me. I need the structure though.
YaY octo is preggo! Male or Female? Will you call him/her Zukhov or Esenin?
fatti non foste a viver come bruti ma per seguir virtute e canoscenza
I'll trade you all for my appetite. Honestly, I have one meal a day & I'm good. I have to put in effort to eat the other two.
I'm also horribly attracted to lighter and healthier foods. For instance, I just opened the cabinet looking for a snack and excitedly went for a bag of almonds over a bag of Cheetos. I even paused and thought for a second that I really should be going for the Cheetos, but... nah.
“I tell you, freedom and human rights in America are doomed. The U.S. government will lead the American people in — and the West in general — into an unbearable hell and a choking life. - Osama bin Laden
The only method that has worked for me long term has been becoming occupied with something more interesting/engaging to the point that all my thoughts of diet and, consequently, of food and eating, would simply dissipate. I've found that the more I focused on dieting - the more frequently I'd recall eating and food - the more likely I was to overeat, since that is what my thoughts were circulating around. The solution for me was then was to not think of dieting, but rather concentrate on other things: other goals, other projects, other activities, people, research, etc. That, and accepting that periodically I'll gain some unwanted pounds, but that it's not a big of a deal to preoccupy myself with, since I'd lose them in future anyways.
sometimes all it takes to motivate yourself to eat more healthy food is to learn some basic facts about what you eat.
this guy provides a summary of a very informative video on the toxicity of sugar. don't judge the message by its messenger. there is a link to the longer version in the video description, but i think the summary captures the most important bits:
This Is Your Brain On Sugar: Study in Rats Shows High-Fructose Diet Sabotages Learning, Memory
When I used to vigorously work out and cycling through gaining weight and cutting fat, what I did to lose weight while still retaining most of the muscle.. so kinda like just cutting fat was this routine:
Brush my teeth as fast as possible
Eat an Orange (goood for incraseing your metabolism when you eat breakfast)
Workout for 40 minutes (Cardio)
Eat Breakfast + protein shake (skip the shake if you want because anything liquid and sweet will just be extra calories.. but my workouts were intense so i needed the shake)
-it's important you eat within an hour after you wake up or your body will go to starvation mode and you'll actually retain more fat the next time you eat (your body thinks you are starving and converts food to fat)
-thats also the reason why ppl say you should eat more small meals as opposed to less larger meals
Thats actually it.
Eat foods that have a LOW glycemic index.. meaning they are harder to digest (usually contains more fibre) OATMEAL is the best (but i personally didn't like it much) Whole grains are fine... people are always saying bread and cereals are bad even if they are whole wheat because they're processed.. but really it doesn't matter, better than other things imo.. thats what I ate.
Low glycemic index foods gives your stomach more work and digests slower... so you wont be hungry.. and if you're not hungry, your body will never go into starvation mode.
So really.. the general principle is: Eat Less Calories but NEVER be hungry. so you'll have to eat foods that have low calories but take forever to digest thus you wont be hungry... Oatmeal
I went from 158 lbs to 150 doing that.. but i think it took 3 months or so. You don't have to exercise.. but it'll just make you more healthy and look a bit better and happier.
I also drank green tea or took a green tea extract pill in the morning.. but they prob only have minimal effects.
Ok, I put myself on a diet a week ago and I've lost 1-2 kg of probably water weight... but the main thing is, I'm craving bad food a lot less now. I walked past KFC pumping their chicken fumes 3 times on Wednesday and didn't feel an urge to go in, which was a bit crazy for me... yay! I've also stopped eating 2nd dinners
The diet is basically heaps of fresh fruits and vegetables, eggs, tuna, oil-free grilled vegetables, peanut butter for dipping stuff into, vegetable soup, chicken, yoghurt etc., minimal carbs, with one day a week where I can eat whatever I want.
I've also switched my eating to about 85% proteins, non starch vegetables, fruit, beneficial fats, and some dairy.
The problem for me comes when I am stressed but can't walk, so I go for the starches like potatoes. I'm still trying to find a substitute for that. B complex is helping only a little.
Er, the other 15% covers my starches and sugars once a week.
IEE 649 sx/sp cp
A theory I've heard is that people tend to go for potatoes as comfort food in times of stress because it promotes the body's synthesis of melatonin and serotonin, so that association has built up. If I wanted to find a substitute, I would personally look for another source of easily digested tryptophan.
anndelise: I have been trying to find healthy substitutes for starches that are satisfying to eat.
Tonight I am going to try this lower calorie garlic mashed potato side dish that contains some cauliflower.
Last week I made arroz con pollo with no arroz at all! You use grated cauliflower in place of the rice. It was delicious.
eat like a NT who's working on something interesting
is like a wet kiss on the cheek and a warm hug by a cute smiling girl.
is the confetti shots on your birthday party with all your friends.
is a way to completely rip apart the face of god and stare directly at the naked universe.
is like over here and then over there and they are all connected and I am on amphetamine.
I also often use sweet potatoes, yams, or squash to replace potatos in dishes. But frankly, while I like each of them, I still prefer the taste and texture of potatoes.
For bread, I use Ezekial bread, which uses sprouts as the flower. The texture is different, but regular bread always makes me sick.
I haven't yet had the mental capacity to look up stress/depression food substitutes. (been too stressed and depressed, bah)
IEE 649 sx/sp cp
Does the water thing really work? It's never worked for me. But if I drink more than a glass I honestly feel sick to my stomach. I can't tolerate drinking water unless I'm very thirsty.
I'm so sick of dieting. I was doing so good watching what I eat and I've recently somehow gained and after a month of being strict as hell, have only lost a total of 2 lbs. blah. Ppl can say you look fine all day but if you feel like shit, it doesn't matter. I'm not looking for "you're not fat!". I'm sincerely effing tired of my crappy metabolism and feel like complaining. I feel like abusing amphetamines.
Don't eat food.
"[Scapegrace,] I don't know how anyone can stand such a sinister and mean individual as you." - Maritsa Darmandzhyan
Brought to you by socionix.com
I practically don't anymore. The weird thing is that when I diet, I don't lose a thing and actually gain sometimes and when I eat fast food and don't watch what I eat at all, I don't gain a thing. It can't be because I'm not getting enough calories when I diet, I never go below 1400 calories a day. My body is so weird. Eff it, I'm going back to pizzas.
Healthy Three-Day Diet
Day 1: Eat nothing but raw vegetables. Eat as much as you want.
Day 2: Eat nothing but raw fruit. Eat as much as you want.
Day 3: Eat nothing but raw vegetables. Eat as much as you want.
And just don't eat for the next 4 days? Fruit sux.
I love organic fruit
But yeah, the raw food diet will make you lose a lot of weight. It's kind of gross, actually. People on it look terminally ill.
I wouldn't recommend dieting. The best way to get healthy weight is to eat unprocessed fresh cooked meals and control your portion size. People usually eat way more than they actually need. If you buy a large pizza and can eat more than two slices in a sitting, you're doing it wrong.
"How could we forget those ancient myths that stand at the beginning of all races, the myths about dragons that at the last moment are transformed into princesses? Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love."
-- Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet