Which dieting technique do you find more helpful.

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Which dieting technique do you find more helpful.

LoveBug721 LoveBug721
I'm dieting help me decide.
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Count Calories
Lildrummrgurl7 , G&L , Moniqua , Ex-prude , ihavenipples , ksparkles16 , amazon , Feisty , Mike Honcho , thesquaredeific , marshmallow , jr2012 , TheirPet , moongirl , Trysexual , Zandrock , Incendiaire , SaraW0512
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Watch Fats
Watch Carbs
Sodom and Gomorrah , Ansley , bayosgirl , Bignuf , tortilla , Ganconagh , Sammi , LAndJ , Tork48309 , Rossie , Deeder , RatchetS , wwwww , LavenderSkies , dv8 , natashaanime , hyacinthgirl , Cat E.
18  (50%)
Total votes: 36
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Ansley Ansley
High protein, low carb is what I hear works the best.
08/20/2012
Sodom and Gomorrah Sodom and Gomorrah
No breads, no cakes, no pastries of any kind and forget about them potato chips. LOL
08/20/2012
bayosgirl bayosgirl
Most starches are basically empty calories, plus they wreak havoc on your blood sugar. The lowfat dogma has done so much damage to Americans' waistlines and overall health. The more you cut out healthy fats from your diet, the more you crave sugar and junk food. I lost 50 lbs. just cutting out most starches and being moderately physically active. I never counted a calorie or limited my fat intake in any way.
08/20/2012
Lildrummrgurl7 Lildrummrgurl7
Count calories! Carbs are your body's main energy source. Your body needs fat to metabolize vitamins A, D, E, and K. I don't cut anything out of my diet. I just eat everything in moderation, hit my macronutrient counts, and stay under a calorie limit. Of course, I eat a diet based on fruits, vegetables, and lean proteins. Just don't ever cut anything from your diet! It's all crucial to your body's functions.
08/20/2012
G&L G&L
You need multi-choice and a protein option! I've had the most long term success (2 years down 30 lbs) while counting grams of protein within a overall calorie limit. When I emphasize making sure I get enough protein while staying within the calorie limit I de facto cut out carbs, but because that's not my focus it doesn't bother me.
08/20/2012
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by LoveBug721
I'm dieting help me decide.
We still eat like piggies, QUANTITY. We still eat like piggies...with great QUALITY. However, we work out a few times a week now (dance, walking and swimming a bit) and we have CUT OUT most of the WHITE. White potatoes, rice, bread, that we used to have with EVERY meal. The twelve dinner rolls we would polish off with a stake or the big bowl of pasta we would finish off...WITH bread-sticks. NO MORE. We still eat some whole grain bread or wheat pasta, and we do sweet potatoes or brown/wild rice, and the POUNDS HAVE FALLEN OFF. Over 30 pounds lost for EACH of us in the last 8 months or so. We feel (and look) SO much better. CARBS KILL. You don't have to go on a NO CARB diet (we know SICKLY people who have), but a BIT of working out and LIMITING carbs seems to be a very successful plan for us.

GOOD LUCK!!!!!!
08/20/2012
Bignuf Bignuf
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Originally posted by Sodom and Gomorrah
No breads, no cakes, no pastries of any kind and forget about them potato chips. LOL
See...we STILL do those, but in FAR, FAR more limited amounts then before. We do go out with friends EVERY Friday night and allow ourselves to enjoy desert and even bread (if we go, for instance, to Olive Garden), but that might mean TWO bread sticks, not FIVE. It might mean we SHARE a slice of cake. We will still eat BAKED chips...or POP CHIPS, but not a BAG FULL at a sitting. Just being reasonable and we have lost a lot of weight.
08/20/2012
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by Ansley
High protein, low carb is what I hear works the best.
But in MODERATION with both. Ketosis and frying your kidneys with super high protein and no carbs just does not seem very healthy and frankly, LOOK at some people that have lost weight that way...they look corpse like.
08/20/2012
glitterbombs glitterbombs
Making small, permanent, sustainable changes! I've never been able to keep up with legitimate diets, and the yo-yo weight gaining and losing that comes with going on and off diets is super unhealthy. Much better results from just plain old trying to eat more veggies, avoiding junk food I'm not a fan of, etc.
08/20/2012
Mamastoys Mamastoys
Quote:
Originally posted by Ansley
High protein, low carb is what I hear works the best.
hubby had gastric sleeve surgery so we do high protein low carb. he has lost 92 pounds with the surgery and I have lost 35 without it so it does work!
08/20/2012
LAndJ LAndJ
Carbs are a big hit.
08/20/2012
Tork48309 Tork48309
I wish there was an "Other" category. Take a multi-vitamin every day and the pounds will fall off, it's that easy. Cravings for food it related to your body needing certain nutrients, satisfy those and your body will naturally change to the body you desire, unless food addiction is a issue.
08/20/2012
Moniqua Moniqua
Count calories. You need carbs!
08/20/2012
gsfanatic gsfanatic
None of the above. Increasing your exercise a bit, and eating less sweets is a lot more effective. If you try to go cold turkey on sweets, or lose more than 2 or 3 pounds a week, you're highly likely to rebound
08/20/2012
Rossie Rossie
Watch carbs, eat small but frequent meals, try to eat less unhealthy snacks, and drink tea (with no sugar added).

It bothers me to see a lot of EFers loved sweet pastries, eat lots of junk food and candies.
08/20/2012
Deeder Deeder
MY hubby swears by going low carb (or no carb, if possible). In fact, that's how he managed to lose something like 35 pounds in the past month and a half.
08/20/2012
XxFallenAngelxX XxFallenAngelxX
I need to give up all WHITES!
08/20/2012
Ex-prude Ex-prude
I lost 30 pounds by counting calories. The thing about that is you can eat what you like so it's more of a lifestyle than a diet. You can still stick to it after reaching your goal weight,
08/20/2012
ksparkles16 ksparkles16
calories usually.
08/21/2012
LavenderSkies LavenderSkies
Quote:
Originally posted by LoveBug721
I'm dieting help me decide.
Lowering carbs.
08/21/2012
RatchetS RatchetS
I try to avoid breads/pastas, but not carbs completely. I eat fruits and some starchy veggies, but limit what I eat. It's really hard to give up carbs completely.

What I like to do is start slow with a diet, just change one thing like making sure you drink 8 8oz glasses of water a day or exercising 3-4 times a week. Changing one thing about your lifestyle is easier to keep track of and easier to stick to. Once you did that one thing for about 3 weeks its a habit and you can choose a new good habit to try.

If you have a ipod or smart phone there are some really cool FREE fitness/calorie tracker apps. Myfitnesspal is awesome. You can put in your weight and goal weight, and it will tell you approximately how many calories you should eat a day and how long it will take.
08/21/2012
amazon amazon
Counting calories seems to be a great way to pay attention to evertything that goes in
08/21/2012
Feisty Feisty
counting calories
08/21/2012
natashaanime natashaanime
watch carbs, counting calories will only drive you crazy.
10/23/2012
Mike Honcho Mike Honcho
Quote:
Originally posted by Lildrummrgurl7
Count calories! Carbs are your body's main energy source. Your body needs fat to metabolize vitamins A, D, E, and K. I don't cut anything out of my diet. I just eat everything in moderation, hit my macronutrient counts, and stay under a ...
Agree! Our bodies need it all.
10/23/2012
hyacinthgirl hyacinthgirl
Watch empty carbs. Try to get them primarily from fruits and vegetables, and the rest primarily from whole grains. The occasional slip-up is fine, just get back on the wagon in the morning. Calorie counting has the problem that people tend to get too restrictive and don't balance their diets.

I lost 50 lbs. on the South Beach Diet (which follows the watch out for empty carbs, not all carbs rule), until I moved back in with my parents and gained it all back by falling back into their eating patterns.
10/23/2012
marshmallow marshmallow
calories
10/24/2012
jr2012 jr2012
counting calories seems to work best for me. Find a good and easy to use site or app, and just plug it in. I like to sometimes plan my day of food in advance, it helps me not obsess about food throughout the day.

And of course never underestimate exercise!
10/24/2012
moongirl moongirl
Quote:
Originally posted by LoveBug721
I'm dieting help me decide.
I think all these things are probably useful.
10/24/2012
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