Response re: Older woman 61 next month .... once you have lost your excess weight (and remember you should be taking more notice of the percentage of body fat lost over weight loss) your body weight will settle. To maintain your new body (and percentage of body fat) all you need do is to be sure not to overdo saturated fats and carbohydrates. Ensure you include at least 30 mins of moderate excercise every day and include some yogo as well ... you will achieve a long lasting lifestyle change that will keep you feeling young and fit as the years go by! I am 47 female and cycle 150km to 200km each week and hope to be doing this well into my 80's. I ensure I eat a very healthy array of foods and get the right amount of carbohydrates to calorie ratio (along with other nutritional needs) according to what I am doing each day. I am a lean mean cycling machine!
03/03/2010 - 4:54am
Over the last year I lost 50#, by following an exercise program and basing my food intake on a 500-750 calorie deficit each and every day. Carbs - 40% / Protein - 40% / Fat - 20%. While setting up my exercise program with a personal trainer 1x/wk, yoga 2x/wk, aerobic and weights 2x/wk, I found that I was burning 2900-3000 calories/day on average... With trial and error and working with my trainer, I've found that a 750 calorie deficit (eating 2150-2250 cals/day) has been the healthiest for me. At 500 cal deficit, I was actually gaining weight and, believe it or not!!! having a 1000 cal deficit caused me to gain weight as well!!!
So, those of you out there who think that cutting calories to the extreme and exercising is a good thing... it may work for a while, but eventually your body is going to feel starved and in retaliation will store fat and eat away at your muscles. Not good!
03/03/2010 - 1:05am
It depends on whether I worked out that day or not. If I didn't I eat 1550 or less.
03/02/2010 - 5:53pm
well i'm not in to that diet thing but i try to my family at least cut some of the salt,my favorate rice, pasta, at least i would like to eat geen vegies most of the time but not that much i would like to offer for my family.
02/24/2010 - 3:25pm
fascinating to see that more people have no idea than those who eat over 2000, which is a minimum for most men and larger women who are also athletes... are eating well's subscribers mostly dieting women? makes me wonder.
02/07/2010 - 9:10am
I believe most of the 1,200 calorie people are not telling the truth...
02/04/2010 - 10:21pm
I really like your site..You have such great recipes, & have all the nutritional facts at the ready for me to check any of the recipes out to fit in my daily food program. I have lost 25 lbs since Sept. Need to go another 15 lbs..so I really do use all the hints/nutritional advice & I still look for desserts..Something about after dinner treat with de-caf/or teas & relaxing with a sweet treat. Keep up the good work...Joyce.firstname.lastname@example.org
02/02/2010 - 8:10pm
I stay so active nothing sticks to me much
01/27/2010 - 6:20pm
I watch carbohydrates and fat. Low carbs and high fat. I lost 30lbs eating that way and feel a lot better than before.
01/23/2010 - 6:23pm
I have found a diet based on my body type for traditional chinese medicine. I was eating 1500 cals a day of egg whites, fat free cottage cheese, whole wheat ezikiel bread, oat meal, raw nuts, fruits, chicken, fish, and raw salads, no sugar, alcohol, soda, fast food, etc, and excersizing like a maniac, however I was gaining weight! My stomach was constantly upset even though I was eating very healthy. I found my body type needs everything cooked (even salads, sautee spinach etc), and NO wheat or dairy. I have never felt better and am easily maintaining my weight (which is my goal). I yelped and found a great acupunture/ chinese medicine doctor in my area. After only one visit with his diet consultation, Im on the right track and so thankful! Just sharing my success story.