Have you successfully lost weight? What was your secret? (Comments & Reviews) (Page 2)


Mini meals. Eat 6 small meals a day. Keeps the metabolic rate up.


09/27/2010 - 2:21pm

I had bariatric surgery and eat a high protein, low carb diet. In 5 years, I have gained back 15% of the weight, but am currently maintaining the weight loss still with the high protein, low carb diet and exercise (which I now truly enjoy)


09/27/2010 - 1:44pm

Healthy lifestyle, eating, exercise. And compromise, with your goals and your weel being.


09/27/2010 - 12:38pm

Exercise, such as moderate walking for half an hour will provide you with a "feel good incentive" to make healthy changes to your eating pattern. Building metobolically active mussle tissue consumes calories even at rest. I know it only takes three weeks to sucessfully create new habits. Keep a food diary along with your exercise diary to get a double benefit. 21 short days are all that stand between the old you and the beginning a healthy new you! Success isn't an accident, you'll see and feel a difference in your energy and outlook. Try it, I challenge you! Start a simple exercise program along with cutting out sugary sodas and fast food. After three weeks you'll wonder why you didn't try it sooner! Claim the good life you deserve! Good Luck!


09/27/2010 - 12:31pm

I have been following the 1200 calorie a day EatingWell meal plan knowing that a little cheating would occur. It's only my husband and I so I cook each meal for 4 and have the same meal the next day as well. Since the end of July I've lost 16.5 pounds and my husband has lost 15. I have found that my shopping budget has actually gone down. The cost of the higher priced dinners seem to be off set by the vegetarian meals consisting of beans and grains.


09/27/2010 - 12:22pm

Low carb, low fat, low sugar diet + exercise


09/27/2010 - 12:08pm

I've lost 40 pounds (and still losing) by following the simple principles of the NoS diet, found at and am thrilled by how much good food I can eat three times a day.

Principles include:

No Sweets
No Snacks
No Seconds
except on days that start with S.

Check out the website and forums--lots of good info. All our favorite foods are permissible--the key is moderation and NoS helps to quantify that--no slip-slidey slope to fall down.


09/27/2010 - 11:25am

Eat a healthy breakfast and snack on healthy items in between SMALLER meals.

I start w/ a low sodium V8 juice around 7:20am, then a Cliff Builder Bar when i get to work around 8am every morning with a multi-vitamin.

Around 10:15am I snack on some nuts (almonds, or sunflower) and I eat lunch between 12 and 1.

For lunch I have a Salad from a local grocery store's salad bar. I limit my dairy intake and try not to eat processed foods.

Form good habits!


09/27/2010 - 10:05am

I simply cook for myself.. that way I know what is going into the recipe..I stopped going out to eat about a year ago.. but the problem was that I didn't know what the heck i was doing in the dang kitchen.. then a friend of mine bought me this hilarious beginners cookbook.. it's a bit politically incorrect so I can't tell you the name of it, but if you google "whipped and beaten culinary works" you can find it.. but seriously, don't go unless you can take a good joke or if you don't get offeneded easily.


09/27/2010 - 9:53am

I also did a blog and took pictures of every single thing i ate, i didnt go to the weight watchers meetings, i just followed the plan but the daily accountability of the blog helped me to lose 50 pounds. Turning 50 really got me to be serious about being over weight


09/27/2010 - 9:45am

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