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Old 09-10-2019, 07:34 PM
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Does anyone have a good, healthy, easy, diet that is not Keto they are doing and having luck on that they would be willing to give me the name of and maybe where to find info? I need to eat some carbs/fiber and fruit. I need fiber. I also can not do fake sugar. I don't need to lose fast, just need to start losing. It took me a long time to gain it and I am willing to go slow to lose it.

Oh, also one that does not cost me a fortune.

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Old 09-10-2019, 07:52 PM
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Try counting calories with myfitnesspal. It's free and you don't have to give up anything or eat specific foods- just practice moderation.
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Old 09-10-2019, 08:16 PM
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Check out Forks Over Knives if you are looking for carbs/fiber and fruit. It requires a long-term commitment and is not for everyone as it is plant-based.
https://www.forksoverknives.com/succ...ies/#gs.2fqk26
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Old 09-11-2019, 01:16 AM
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I really like intermittent fasting. Delay, donít Deny (Gin Stephens) is a good place to start.
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Old 09-11-2019, 01:45 AM
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I do intermittent fasting where I have an eating window of 7-8 hours (from 12-7 or 12-8), and a fasting window of 16-17 hours. I lose slowly, and it makes my gut feel so much better.


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Old 09-11-2019, 02:06 AM
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I love the skinnytaste website. There are a million recipes and you get a meal plan every week (either by email or on Facebook). I used that along with moderate exercise and MyFitnessPal to lose 20lbs in about 4 months. I like that the recipes are real ingredients in realistic portions. Itís basically about practicing moderation.
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Old 09-11-2019, 03:48 AM
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Stop eating all forms of real sugar. Eat calorie dense ďrealĒ unprocessed food, fruit, vegetables, beans, potatoes, whole grains. You donít have to count calories and the weight will come off. Donít use oil to sautť or roast your veggies, use vegetable broth. Make your own soup and salads. Itís easy and you wonít be hungry. Stay away from meat and dairy.
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Old 09-11-2019, 04:25 AM
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I agree with Haley23. Figure out how many calories you should be consuming daily, and take it from there. It's worked for me as I've watched the pounds come off.

Teach 5 also offers good advice about sugar and unprocessed foods. Trader Joe's Chipotle Black Bean Dip has become one of my new go-to foods--tasty, filling, and low in calories. I haven't completely eliminated sugar (still enjoy a couple cookies or a little chocolate now and then ) but have cut way back. I'm not a vegetarian, but don't consume much meat these days.

The hardest part? You're at a gathering, and there's a nice tempting cake. "Please, have a piece!" you're told. A small piece can easily be 300 calories, which isn't helpful for any diet.
Saying no might be considered rude. When I'm in this situation, I try to take the smallest piece possible and cut back a little on the calories I eat the following day.
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Old 09-11-2019, 04:58 AM
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Another vote for intermittent fasting. It checks all your boxes. You can eat how you want within your eating window. So easy! I am losing slowly, but like you, I gained it slowly so that is okay.
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Old 09-11-2019, 05:45 AM
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I use the itrackbites app, which is the free version of Weight Watchers. Every food has points and I just keep at my points and never deprive myself. I tried Keto for 4 weeks and lost nothing, so I know this works.

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Old 09-11-2019, 06:03 AM
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Get rid of all process foods and cook from scratch or buy products with minimal ingredients. Watch the types of fats that are in your food to make sure it's a good fat in your food. Research that and decide. For example at one point I cut out canola oil even though some say it's the best because of the manufacturing process. I couldn't begin to tell you which is best, but I use coconut oil or butter. I have olive oil which my doctor says is best but I rarely seem to remember it is an option. Those two steps, avoiding process foods and being particular about which fats I eat caused me to eat less and lose a few pounds. Too bad I gave up after six months because my husband wasn't on board. This is the least I recommend you do and what I intend to do is get back to it.
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Where does the fat go?
Old 09-11-2019, 07:13 AM
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Great, very short TEDTalk about the science of weight loss, followed by another dealing with exercise.

https://youtu.be/vuIlsN32WaE
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Old 09-11-2019, 07:38 AM
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I have been doing the NOOM program for the past several months. I am down over 20lbs. It stresses that 'no food is bad' and is based on Volumetrics. It also teaches about the psychology behind overeating, food, and weight. It is not a fast weight loss program, but sustainable.
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Old 09-11-2019, 01:49 PM
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I have been Intermittent Fasting (IF) in one form or another since January 1, 2018. It started with just not eating after dinner, then moving dinner up to 6 pm and now finally only eating for an 8 hour window. So far I have lost 23 pounds.

I am in menopause and have no thyroid; both of which make it difficult to shed any pounds.

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Old 09-11-2019, 02:11 PM
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30 minutes daily of cardio....
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Old 09-11-2019, 03:53 PM
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I lost 50 lbs in about 6 months by counting calories in MyFitnessPal.

I was still able to eat what I wanted as long as it fit my calorie goal. I learned which foods kept me fuller longer. I still ate treats when I wanted.

My bloodwork is the best it has ever been and I have a ton more energy.
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Old 09-11-2019, 04:08 PM
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I had never heard of intermittent fasting. I think I'm going to try it! The interesting thing is that during the summer, I kind of normally function that way. I eat a super late breakfast or early lunch, snack a little, and then eat dinner. I could stand to lose some weight, but I've never been one to yo-yo or gain really quickly and I wonder if this is why. I always learn something new here!
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Old 09-11-2019, 04:09 PM
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I lost 30 pounds without counting a single calorie. Eat whole foods that are plant based. No meat, no dairy, no oil (calorie dense), no sugar and no salt. Eat all the vegetables, fruits, legumes and whole grains that you want. Forks over knives is a good resource and so are the Engine 5 Cookbooks. It is a new way of cooking and eating, but a after the learning curve, is easy to do.
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Old 09-11-2019, 05:17 PM
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There was a segment at the end of August about the Health benefits of Intermittent Fasting on the Today Show. There are different versions of it. Very interesting video and write up under Health and Fitness. I’ll try to add the link.
See if this works.
https://www.today.com/health/how-los...nefits-t161484

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Old 09-11-2019, 07:09 PM
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DH and I have both lost a lot of weight and have kept it off with about an hour to hour and a half a day of cardio and regular strength training workouts at the gym. We also just continued to eat everything, but cut our portions. What we are doing is similar to Weight Watchers philosophy.

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Journal your food, eat healthy.
Old 09-11-2019, 07:16 PM
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I do Weight watchers. I journal everything I eat, and count points. Chicken, fish, fruits and vegetables are free. You count points on their app. Iíve been doing it since July 1 and lost 20 pounds as of today. You can eat whatever you want as long as you stay within your points. When I stick to he WW plan, I feel good, I get colds and flu less often or not at all, and my cholesterol and BP go down. I only do the online appóno meetings. I did the same thing about 12 years ago and lost 50 pounds. Itís just a healthy way to eat.
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