How do you "diet"?

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How do you "diet"?

Sunshineamine Sunshineamine
I try to eat healthy stick with a solid portion control habit all the time. I also try to stay as active as I can. I have some friends that seem to be on a "diet" every other week. I have some others that eat whatever they want whenever they want. Just wondering what everyone else's habits are.
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Diet? What in the hell is that?
SaMiKaY , PassionateLover2 , Valentinka , SomewhatSomewhere , Crystal1 , Chirple , Mike Honcho , emilia , l'amour , darthkitt3n , *HisMrs* , Ghost , Rossie , Princess-Kayla ♥ , aliceinthehole , Rarity , ellejay , Errant Venture , A Closet Slut (aka nipplepeople) , Ash1141 , froggiemoma , GONE! , favoritemelody , GonetoLovehoney
24  (47%)
I'm always on a diet
CreamySweet , Ryuson , GenderSexplorations , Squeaky , mandaj , Bignuf , SilverIsis , GravyCakes , Katelyn
9  (18%)
I diet every so often
CutieKayla , AmberM , Moein , padmeamidala , mizzmilla , zwee75 , Chul , dv8 , DreamWolf , Shellz31 , Fun with Dick & Jane , LaSchwartz
12  (24%)
Other
Kendrir , MeliPixie , Kat Shanahan , voenne , WildeKnight , spiceboy
6  (12%)
Total votes: 51
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CreamySweet CreamySweet
Quote:
Originally posted by Sunshineamine
I try to eat healthy stick with a solid portion control habit all the time. I also try to stay as active as I can. I have some friends that seem to be on a "diet" every other week. I have some others that eat whatever they want whenever ...
Low/no carb. Protein Power is the version we use.
12/06/2011
Ryuson Ryuson
I just always try to eat healthy and small portions. More of a healthy habit than a diet!
12/06/2011
SaMiKaY SaMiKaY
I hate the word 'diet'. It's human nature to immediately crave something you tell yourself you can't have so to me, diets are pointless. If you want to be healthier, do something simple to start off with. Start swapping out your junk foods with healthy snacks THEN work on portion control. Never tell yourself you can't have something because you'll crave it all the time. Instead say, I can have this ice cream if I want it, but I don't need it right now. Then have a scoop at the end of a good week!
12/06/2011
Sunshineamine Sunshineamine
Quote:
Originally posted by SaMiKaY
I hate the word 'diet'. It's human nature to immediately crave something you tell yourself you can't have so to me, diets are pointless. If you want to be healthier, do something simple to start off with. Start swapping out your junk ...
YES! Awesome. My point exactly. Hence the quotation marks. I just have so many friends that eat a bunch of crap for a few days and then they need to "diet".
12/06/2011
Valentinka Valentinka
I don't diet in terms of loosing weight. On the opposite, I'd better finally put on some! But I do restrict sugar consumption and try to eat less spicy and fat food because of my skin issues.
12/06/2011
SomewhatSomewhere SomewhatSomewhere
My parents always encouraged me to eat as much as I wished. I have a good metabolism, though, so it works out.
12/06/2011
GenderSexplorations GenderSexplorations
I've been on a diet for months now and will be for months to come. Trying to lose weight is hard work!
12/06/2011
Crystal1 Crystal1
I eat when I'm hungry (whatever sounds good at the time), stop when I'm full, and if I'm not hungry, I don't eat. It's all quite technical.
12/06/2011
Kendrir Kendrir
I finally took control of my weight and physical condition with Weight Watchers. I'm a guy, so the weight loss came a lot easier than it does for most ladies, but I shed close to 80 pounds in 7-8 months, dropping 4 pants sizes, and I've kept it off for over a year and a half now thanks to continuing to watch my portions.
12/06/2011
Mike Honcho Mike Honcho
We usually increase the number of walks we take, while watching out intake.
12/06/2011
emilia emilia
Quote:
Originally posted by Ryuson
I just always try to eat healthy and small portions. More of a healthy habit than a diet!
same here
12/06/2011
darthkitt3n darthkitt3n
People on diets always seem to gain weight. I prefer to cut back on fatty, processed foods and go for more filling natural or whole foods. Dieting entails depriving yourself of whatever junk food you crave, which means you pig out on it and feel guilty about it constantly. I'd rather allow myself a dish of ice cream than completely cut it out, because I'd probably pig out and eat the entire carton.
12/06/2011
Ms. Spice Ms. Spice
If you do plan on eating healthy, it's best to keep foods such as ice cream, pop, etc out of your diet as much as possible, even if you're having a good week. Those kinds of fats and sugars are not beneficial and there are other good tasting foods that can make you feel more full and offer more nutritional value. When you do have a "good week" continue rewarding your body with healthy food. There has been a link between unhealthy foods and physical addictions to them.

With that being said, I try to eat healthy and avoid unhealthy as much as possible. If I crave something sweet, salty, etc. I try to find a healthy food that will satiate my craving without sacrificing good eating habits.

And there is no need to eat huge portions! You're not doing your body any good by over eating. Five to six small meals a day will help keep hunger at bay and help your metabolism functioning at a good level.

I'm also somewhat of a gym rat, so I exercise almost everyday. There's nothing wrong with a little sweat!
12/06/2011
Ghost Ghost
I've never been on a diet, per se. I've always been a vegetarian, though.
12/06/2011
Kat Shanahan Kat Shanahan
Quote:
Originally posted by Sunshineamine
I try to eat healthy stick with a solid portion control habit all the time. I also try to stay as active as I can. I have some friends that seem to be on a "diet" every other week. I have some others that eat whatever they want whenever ...
I don't do "dieting". I've been on my own weight loss journey since last January (48 pounds down, woo!) and I told myself right from the very beginning that I would NOT give anything up. And I haven't. I don't think deprivation is a good idea for me.

So I just watch my portion sizes; that seems to be my biggest issue. I try to eat a fair amount of fruits and vegetables. I don't eat a lot of red meat (mostly chicken and fish) and I watch how much processed foods I eat (I try to limit those as much as humanly possible.) I also drink a *lot* of water (10 glasses a day); I find that being well hydrated helps with hunger.
12/06/2011
padmeamidala padmeamidala
Quote:
Originally posted by Sunshineamine
I try to eat healthy stick with a solid portion control habit all the time. I also try to stay as active as I can. I have some friends that seem to be on a "diet" every other week. I have some others that eat whatever they want whenever ...
I diet every so often. Sometimes I need to lose a few pounds, especially after the holidays and all the treats.
12/06/2011
Princess-Kayla ♥ Princess-Kayla ♥
I try to diet, but I always end up cheating.
I've been doing pretty good lately though.
12/06/2011
voenne voenne
I don't diet, because it doesn't work in the long run. I just make healthier modifications to my diet, and try to detox if I really feel I need to.
12/06/2011
mizzmilla mizzmilla
I try to cut back on the portion size rather than the types of food usually
12/06/2011
Errant Venture Errant Venture
I don't diet. I eat what I can, which isn't a lot, and if I notice my body getting a bit slack or weak I just do a few push ups and I'm fit and healthy again.
12/07/2011
WildeKnight WildeKnight
I don't diet. I work out.
12/08/2011
froggiemoma froggiemoma
I don't diet.
12/08/2011
GONE! GONE!
I'm really terrible at it. I usually fail by the third day.
01/02/2012
Shellz31 Shellz31
I'm on a diet at the moment. Hope I can go all the way this time - not stop at 2/3 of the way in.
01/02/2012
spiceboy spiceboy
"Dieting" is pretty useless. If you want a lasting change you have to make an actual commitment. You won't be able to maintain the results if you can't maintain the habits and dieting trends usually don't translate to long term healthy eating.
01/02/2012
SassySam SassySam
Quote:
Originally posted by Ryuson
I just always try to eat healthy and small portions. More of a healthy habit than a diet!
same for me. healthy portion control and exercise.
02/03/2013
Total posts: 27
Unique posters: 26