Published Authors

A place for budding and experienced authors to share ideas about publishing and marketing books
 
HomeHome  GalleryGallery  FAQFAQ  RegisterRegister  Log in  Featured MembersFeatured Members  ArticlesArticles  

Share
 

 THE DIET THAT DOES WORK

Go down 
AuthorMessage
joefrank
Five Star Member
Five Star Member
joefrank

Number of posts : 8210
Registration date : 2008-11-04
Age : 70
Location : Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

THE DIET THAT DOES WORK Empty
PostSubject: THE DIET THAT DOES WORK   THE DIET THAT DOES WORK EmptySun Apr 18, 2010 7:30 pm

4/19/2010

Hi....THE DIET THAT DOES WORK Icon_biggrin

My Dr. told me I had to loose 25 lbs, that means
going from 185 down to 160, because of heart
problem and the beginning of diabetes. I researched
bad carbs and good carbs, from what I read all the
bad carbs are " Al the white stuff, sugar, pasta, rice,
white bread, etc." All the good carbs, vegetables and
fruits... I went on a vegetable and meat diet, added
fruit with it. We'll after ten days I went from 185 to 181
lost 4 lbs. I'm also taking , Acai capsules ( 1000 Mg. pure)
Acai is a small berry from a plant in South America that's
high in vitamin C and antioxidents two a day, plus I take
4 pills of Colon care ( made from fiber, the reason I take
this is my sister who passed away years before had colon
cancer.) I also have high fiber bread, which is much healthier
than white bread. So far I feel great, more energy. Oh yes and
I don't take the diabetes drug anymore, my reading is 85 to 130
which is normal, I'm sure the Dr. will be happy....

Cheers..Joe..THE DIET THAT DOES WORK Icon_biggrin


Cheers..Joe
Back to top Go down
http://joseph-frank-baraba-artistwebsites.om
LC
Five Star Member
Five Star Member
LC

Number of posts : 5044
Registration date : 2009-03-28

THE DIET THAT DOES WORK Empty
PostSubject: Re: THE DIET THAT DOES WORK   THE DIET THAT DOES WORK EmptySun Apr 18, 2010 8:00 pm

Good job, Joe. Losing weight is hard.

I would just suggest that you not look at what you're doing as a "diet," but rather as a lifetime plan. "Diet" implies that once you reach your goal, you'll go back to eating as before. Which, of course, will just put the weight back on.

I eat whatever I want, but in portions weighed on a countertop scale. I drink lots of green tea (good antioxidants) and steamed vegetables to fill up. High-fiber stuff like the vegetables will keep you full.

No way can I give up "bad carbs" like sugar and white bread. Smile
Back to top Go down
LC
Five Star Member
Five Star Member
LC

Number of posts : 5044
Registration date : 2009-03-28

THE DIET THAT DOES WORK Empty
PostSubject: Re: THE DIET THAT DOES WORK   THE DIET THAT DOES WORK EmptySun Apr 18, 2010 8:47 pm

Mmm ...just made this smoothie. It's from a mix bought at Costco, very low-calorie, low-fat, and filling. Mix with water and add any fruit you want. I add bananas, strawberries, and frozen blackberries.

THE DIET THAT DOES WORK Smoothie
Back to top Go down
joefrank
Five Star Member
Five Star Member
joefrank

Number of posts : 8210
Registration date : 2008-11-04
Age : 70
Location : Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

THE DIET THAT DOES WORK Empty
PostSubject: Re: THE DIET THAT DOES WORK   THE DIET THAT DOES WORK EmptySun Apr 18, 2010 9:43 pm

4/19/2010


LC..

What I meant was a new way of eating,
not really a diet, diets don't work, I've known
people who went on weight watchers and they
lost, then they went back to their old ways. I
have to stick with what I eat. Yes several times
every other month I meet a friend and we have a
buffalo burger and yam fries, Yummy..But once in
a while won't hurt, as long as you eat properly...
The drink looks yummy.. I may buy a scale..to
weigh food, I have a habit of over doing the
vegetables on a plate...

Cheers..Joe
Back to top Go down
http://joseph-frank-baraba-artistwebsites.om
alj
Five Star Member
Five Star Member
alj

Number of posts : 9633
Registration date : 2008-12-05
Age : 76
Location : San Antonio

THE DIET THAT DOES WORK Empty
PostSubject: Re: THE DIET THAT DOES WORK   THE DIET THAT DOES WORK EmptyMon Apr 19, 2010 7:00 am

Joe, I've lost 45 pounds over the last four years. I gave up on dieting years ago, because I found that when I reduced calories, or a major food group, I would lose for a while, then gain it back plus some. And the weight gain had nothing to do with being off the plan, but to my body's readjustment to what it was taking in. I finally started losing once my system was convinced I wasn't trying to starve myself to death.

What I have learned is that as long as I eat a moderate amount of natural food in a balanced way, I will continue to lose - slowly, yes, but losing slowly is much healthier than yo-yo-ing. My body is finally "getting it" and beginning to heal.

And I'm buying new clothes right now because almost everything in my closet is too big.

I read the labels on the food I buy. If it has something in it that I cannot pronounce, I do not buy it. I eat local, fresh, and in season; protein, whole carbs, and naturally produced fat (including grass-fed dairy) in roughly equal portions. I drink lots of water and a little red wine. And on an occasional evening, usually when the kids I've been tutoring are off their ADHD meds, I might stop on the way home at the nearby Whatburger for a Whatachicken with small fries and ketchup.

Ann
Back to top Go down
http://www.annjoiner.com
joefrank
Five Star Member
Five Star Member
joefrank

Number of posts : 8210
Registration date : 2008-11-04
Age : 70
Location : Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

THE DIET THAT DOES WORK Empty
PostSubject: Re: THE DIET THAT DOES WORK   THE DIET THAT DOES WORK EmptyMon Apr 19, 2010 7:50 am

4/19/2010

Ann..THE DIET THAT DOES WORK Icon_biggrin

Congratulations...I agree with you,
loosing it slowly is better than fast. I think when
we change the way we eat our body's have to
adjust to it. I found that eating vegetables with
olive oil and herbs are good or sometimes I steam
them or stir fry with olive oil. If I get the hunger
late at night I have a half slice of high fiber bread.
Plus I drink lots of water during the day.... Do you
think too much vegetables is too much ? I use a
dinner plate load it on with a few pieces of chicken.
Or should I start using a salad plate ?

Cheers..Joe.....THE DIET THAT DOES WORK Icon_biggrin
Back to top Go down
http://joseph-frank-baraba-artistwebsites.om
alj
Five Star Member
Five Star Member
alj

Number of posts : 9633
Registration date : 2008-12-05
Age : 76
Location : San Antonio

THE DIET THAT DOES WORK Empty
PostSubject: Re: THE DIET THAT DOES WORK   THE DIET THAT DOES WORK EmptyMon Apr 19, 2010 8:35 am

Joe, I've always liked this diagram from Real Simple magazine:

THE DIET THAT DOES WORK Plate-eatables_300

Some years ago, they came up with a pull-out nutrition guide called the Real Simple Lifetime Eating Plan, with sample meals for 7 days. Each meal and snack had a little diagram like the one above, but this one is basic: divide your plate into four parts, with your protein taking up one-fourth, whole-grain carb another, and two portions of bright-colored veggies. I still have the pull-out. So far I haven't found anything about it on the current site, other than this picture, which is being used in a different series, called "How to Eat Well," which is also very good:

http://www.realsimple.com/health/nutrition-diet/healthy-eating/how-eat-well-00000000009659/index.html
Back to top Go down
http://www.annjoiner.com
joefrank
Five Star Member
Five Star Member
joefrank

Number of posts : 8210
Registration date : 2008-11-04
Age : 70
Location : Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

THE DIET THAT DOES WORK Empty
PostSubject: Re: THE DIET THAT DOES WORK   THE DIET THAT DOES WORK EmptyMon Apr 19, 2010 9:22 am

4/19/2010

Ann...

Thanks, I'll check it out...Oh I was
wrong , I went from 186 to 181 that's five pounds
I weighed myself this morning, it was a great feeling.


Cheers..Joe
Back to top Go down
http://joseph-frank-baraba-artistwebsites.om
LC
Five Star Member
Five Star Member
LC

Number of posts : 5044
Registration date : 2009-03-28

THE DIET THAT DOES WORK Empty
PostSubject: Re: THE DIET THAT DOES WORK   THE DIET THAT DOES WORK EmptyMon Apr 19, 2010 9:26 am

joefrank wrote:
4/19/2010

I found that eating vegetables with
olive oil and herbs are good or sometimes I steam
them or stir fry with olive oil. If I get the hunger
late at night I have a half slice of high fiber bread.
Plus I drink lots of water during the day.... Do you
think too much vegetables is too much ? I use a
dinner plate load it on with a few pieces of chicken.
Or should I start using a salad plate ?

I think part of losing weight and keeping it off is dependent on training yourself to be content with less food; being able to reach that "full" feeling sooner. Heaps of food, even if it's relatively low-cal, doesn't further this goal. I only eat off salad plates. After a few months of doing this, dinner plates will look gigantic to you.

Now, I'll pile a big plate high with steamed vegetables (and sprinkle with a little Parmesan cheese). But you mentioned stir fry. Once you start soaking those vegetables in oil, you're reducing their low-cal benefit. Chinese food is the most fattening stuff around because they soak everything, vegetables and meat, in that awful oil. So those vegetables become a bona-fide meal, and should be weighed for portion control.
Back to top Go down
alj
Five Star Member
Five Star Member
alj

Number of posts : 9633
Registration date : 2008-12-05
Age : 76
Location : San Antonio

THE DIET THAT DOES WORK Empty
PostSubject: Re: THE DIET THAT DOES WORK   THE DIET THAT DOES WORK EmptyMon Apr 19, 2010 9:48 am

LC is right about frying. Much of the problem comes from the fact that even healthy oil becomes a trans-fat when it it over heated.

It's still OK to stir-fry and saute if you keep the oil to a minimum, though, and stick to those with a high heat capability, like olive and grapeseed oils. Grapeseed is especially nice for delicate foods since it has little flavor and doesn't soak in as much as some others.

Ann
Back to top Go down
http://www.annjoiner.com
joefrank
Five Star Member
Five Star Member
joefrank

Number of posts : 8210
Registration date : 2008-11-04
Age : 70
Location : Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

THE DIET THAT DOES WORK Empty
PostSubject: Re: THE DIET THAT DOES WORK   THE DIET THAT DOES WORK EmptyMon Apr 19, 2010 10:06 am

4/19/2010

Ann..

I think I will steam from now on,
but drizzle olive oil ( Xtra Virgin) on top
with herbs and use a salad plate..


Cheers..Joe
Back to top Go down
http://joseph-frank-baraba-artistwebsites.om
joefrank
Five Star Member
Five Star Member
joefrank

Number of posts : 8210
Registration date : 2008-11-04
Age : 70
Location : Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

THE DIET THAT DOES WORK Empty
PostSubject: Re: THE DIET THAT DOES WORK   THE DIET THAT DOES WORK EmptyMon Apr 19, 2010 7:12 pm

4/20/2010

Ann..

I tried your suggestion, I added the
Parmesan Cheese, Awesome ! I now use a
cake plate...


Cheers..Joe
Back to top Go down
http://joseph-frank-baraba-artistwebsites.om
dkchristi
Five Star Member
Five Star Member
dkchristi

Number of posts : 8594
Registration date : 2008-12-29
Location : Florida

THE DIET THAT DOES WORK Empty
PostSubject: Re: THE DIET THAT DOES WORK   THE DIET THAT DOES WORK EmptyMon Apr 19, 2010 8:27 pm

You have made some great suggestions! I have gained weight recently, allowing stress to be an excuse to eat instead of a reason to exercise more.
Back to top Go down
http://www.dkchristi.webs.com
joefrank
Five Star Member
Five Star Member
joefrank

Number of posts : 8210
Registration date : 2008-11-04
Age : 70
Location : Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

THE DIET THAT DOES WORK Empty
PostSubject: Re: THE DIET THAT DOES WORK   THE DIET THAT DOES WORK EmptyMon Apr 19, 2010 9:02 pm

4/20/2010

DK:

It does work. First get rid of all the " White
stuff, sugar, white bread, pasta, rice." Use a cake
plate instead of a dinner plate.Vegetables and meat
wether it's chicken , steak , etc. It took me to loose
5 lbs. 8 days....

Cheers..Joe
Back to top Go down
http://joseph-frank-baraba-artistwebsites.om
LC
Five Star Member
Five Star Member
LC

Number of posts : 5044
Registration date : 2009-03-28

THE DIET THAT DOES WORK Empty
PostSubject: Re: THE DIET THAT DOES WORK   THE DIET THAT DOES WORK EmptyTue Apr 20, 2010 8:48 am

DK, have you considered joining a gym (if you don't belong already)? I find it a highly inspirational, motivational place. Looking at lots of fit, trim people working out keeps me working out longer.

I don't use my home workout stuff anymore. Too boring being in the basement by myself.
Back to top Go down
dkchristi
Five Star Member
Five Star Member
dkchristi

Number of posts : 8594
Registration date : 2008-12-29
Location : Florida

THE DIET THAT DOES WORK Empty
PostSubject: Re: THE DIET THAT DOES WORK   THE DIET THAT DOES WORK EmptyTue Apr 20, 2010 9:32 am

I've been a gym member for some time - even have a pre-paid trainer - it's a "mind" thing. I will start back again this week. Thanks for the reminder.
Back to top Go down
http://www.dkchristi.webs.com
Sponsored content




THE DIET THAT DOES WORK Empty
PostSubject: Re: THE DIET THAT DOES WORK   THE DIET THAT DOES WORK Empty

Back to top Go down
 
THE DIET THAT DOES WORK
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Published Authors :: General :: Chatter Box-
Jump to: