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Old 09-13-07, 06:29 PM   #1
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Alright i finally did it, i found a diet i am willing to stick to. Usually i can only stick to a diet for about 2 days. So far it has been a week of eating toast or some boiled eggs for breakfast, now gonna try oatmeal. Lunch i have a turkey sandwich on toasted bread, water, and some fruit. Dinner i have either vegetables, salad, or baked chick breast. So far, after a week, i lost 5 lbs. Is this to much weight or is this good? Thanks
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So far, after a week, i lost 5 lbs. Is this to much weight or is this good? Thanks
It's a bit much in one week. The general, healthy rule of thumb is 1-2 lbs per week.

How many calories are you eating a day? I was down to 900 calories or less when I lost weight (around 6 years ago, lost 20-30 pounds). The only way for me to lose weight is to basically starve myself.
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Just count calories and weigh yourself. Being hungry is a good thing.
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Nice work, but one week doesn't necessarily mean it's a diet that you can live with. I have been on a low fat diet for over 5 years. I know I can live with it, because i don't even know any different anymore.

I'm not trying to be discouraging, but i see far too many fad dieters fail because it is too uncomfortable. That is why i prefer the low fat diet. There are thousands of low fat food choices in the grocery store and also a lot in restaurants. It is very easy to live with.
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It's a bit much in one week. The general, healthy rule of thumb is 1-2 lbs per week.

How many calories are you eating a day? I was down to 900 calories or less when I lost weight (around 6 years ago, lost 20-30 pounds). The only way for me to lose weight is to basically starve myself.
Not sure on the calories, i never counted.
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Just count calories and weigh yourself. Being hungry is a good thing.
I feel hungry most of the day, but i am getting used to the amount of food i consume.
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Nice work, but one week doesn't necessarily mean it's a diet that you can live with. I have been on a low fat diet for over 5 years. I know I can live with it, because i don't even know any different anymore.

I'm not trying to be discouraging, but i see far too many fad dieters fail because it is too uncomfortable. That is why i prefer the low fat diet. There are thousands of low fat food choices in the grocery store and also a lot in restaurants. It is very easy to live with.
The foods i eat are actually foods i like, i just watch how they are cooked, and the amount i take in.
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Sounds like you're on the right track

When it gets tough, and you want junk food, I find it best to substitute what I'm craving with a healthy equivilant. Like if I want somethig fatty, I make popcorn with walnut and olive oil. I have a ton of olive oil all the time and it helps keep me skinny. If I want sugar, I have fruit and fruit juice.

I've probably said this before so sorry to rant, but the way I lost weight was 10 servings or so of vegitables a day, no red meat with fish nuts and beans instead, no processed sugar, and LOTS of essential fats from olive, and walnut oil, but never any animal fat or processed fat (hydrogenated/trans fat). Lastly, I started exercising my ass off. I run 30-40 miles per week to this day.

Remember, don't diet, change your lifestyle. If you look at it as a diet, it's hard as hell. It's all about healthy choices and serious exercise for the rest of your life. My main inspiration was Gary Null's programs that PBS does with their begathons. I'd reccomend watching his program next time it's on PBS in your area, or maybe just looking it up on youtube. Those shows have wonderfuly informative and inspiring information.

Last thing I gotta say is I know it's hard, and I salute you for your determination. Keep it up and keep us posted of your results.
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I feel hungry most of the day, but i am getting used to the amount of food i consume.

When I was shedding weight, I was hungry most of the time in the evenings, but somehow for some reason my body didn't want me to eat. I was eating slowly my gut basically. It's good progress.

For portions of food, the best thing you can do is NOT worry about it, and eat to your hearts content food that is extremely healthy. The danger is in not knowing much about which foods are healthy and which aren't, and how much of which you need. It's best to do tons of research before you dive head first into any way of eating.
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I feel hungry most of the day, but i am getting used to the amount of food i consume.
Hungry or thirsty? A lot of people really do confuse the two sensations.
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I have been temped all this week. I just said to myself that i need to stick to the diet for once. Right now its starting to be part of me. So we will see how it goes. Exercise is coming, i am finishing my bike build up this weekend
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Hungry or thirsty? A lot of people really do confuse the two sensations.
It is more of a hungry feeling where i just want to eat something.
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Right on. Just making sure.
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It is more of a hungry feeling where i just want to eat something.
My main comfort food when I lost so much weight was extremely fatty popcorn made with olive oil and walnut oil. Good fat fills your stomach, but actually cleans your arteries and helps you lose weight by helping your body more effectively burn fat.
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My main comfort food when I lost so much weight was extremely fatty popcorn made with olive oil and walnut oil. Good fat fills your stomach, but actually cleans your arteries and helps you lose weight by helping your body more effectively burn fat.
i eat fruit now, and i also eat yogurt every night.
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The first 5lbs are the easiest to lose as it's mostly glycogen and the associated water. Don't be discouraged if the weight loss slows significantly in the upcoming weeks.
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The first 5lbs are the easiest to lose as it's mostly glycogen and the associated water. Don't be discouraged if the weight loss slows significantly in the upcoming weeks.
Well, its not really the weight i am worried about, it mostly the access fat. I wont go under 200lbs for sure, because of my size, but losing 20-50lbs is my goal.
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Good job, Russiankdi! It sounds like you are doing what is right for you! Stick to the fresh fruits and veggies when you are hungry. Your body is probably craving the nutrients.
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Alright i finally did it, i found a diet i am willing to stick to. Usually i can only stick to a diet for about 2 days. So far it has been a week of eating toast or some boiled eggs for breakfast, now gonna try oatmeal. Lunch i have a turkey sandwich on toasted bread, water, and some fruit. Dinner i have either vegetables, salad, or baked chick breast. So far, after a week, i lost 5 lbs. Is this to much weight or is this good? Thanks
Good for you. Stick with it.

I am one month into my diet/exercise program. My goal is to lose 30 pounds. The weight is coming off slowly (5 so far) as I am gaining muscle. My clothes fit looser now.
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An update. So far i have lost 7lbs, and im cycling again
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Great job. The exercise is the most important part, IMO.
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An update. So far i have lost 7lbs, and im cycling again
Wow, that's awesome. I've been eating much healthier for a while now, but I haven't made time for exercise yet (I used to play basketball once a week, but all my bball buddies have been too busy to play lately). Kudos to you, and keep it up!!
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