It is hard for me to find a good diet. Most diets eat more food than I already eat. I spent the last 20 years eating one meal a day and have finally added lunch to my eating habits. I have coffee for breakfast and snacks throughout the day, lean cuisine or other diet frozen dinner for lunch or if I am to lazy I just have oatmeal (sugar free with one splenda packet). I then have another lean cuisine for dinner. I don't eat out, don't snack but still can't lose weight. I even walk most days at lunch for almost an hour. I heard I have no metabolism. When I started eating lunch I gained a whole size so I am trying to get back to a 16 and then a 14 is my goal. I don't know what to try diet wise. I hate cooking for myself so it is hard to find one. Sometimes I substitute a tuna wrap for lunch or dinner. I own three acres so I am always out working in the yard burning calories on the weekends (I work M-Sa) and remodeling the house inside so I am always active. Just frustrated. Any ideas of diet plans? Thought about Slimfast three times a day but haven't tried it.
06/17/2011 - 11:18am
I, too, enjoy looking or checking out other food plans. My problem is that I like simple down home basic foods. I'm not much on trying out what I call "fancy" foods. Nothing ever turns out the way it's suppose to!!!!!! Right now I am trying ww.pts.plus and double journaling. (on paper and using the eatingwell journal) It makes me take a hard look at what I am putting in my mouth, both consciously and unconsciously. I also log what I'm doing that day that makes me eat more or less. Although I have some major weight to loss, I try to focus on 1 day at a time. This keeps me more focus on my daily accomplishments rather than the distant future!
06/16/2011 - 9:48pm
I love to eat, and sometimes I eat a lot. Plus I'm an engineering student so it's essential for me to get proper nutrition for my brain. Thus, when I want to lose weight, I give up all processed foods. In general, I limit my consumption of anything processed all the time so it's not too big of a step for me. I feel great that I'm putting only healthy and wholesome foods into my body. I don't care about fat, sugar, or carbohydrates. What is fun about cutting back? It's too much effort and stress to count what you put into your body. What's more important is whether or not you're getting enough fatty acids, vitamins, antioxidants, calcium, protein, etc.
Plus, even if weight loss isn't an immediate result, I feel so much better when I eat the right foods. Just realizing this immediate side effect is a great motivator! I concentrate so well when I don't have any processed sugars or refined carbohydrates in my system. Omega 3 fatty acids are the best for studying! (Olives, walnuts, salmon,etc.)
And, for the record, if I am eating all of the healthy and right foods, I NEVER overeat. I'm not saying that it's impossible, but when I am full, I stop eating. I think that healthy eating in itself can cure a lot of obesity problems.