Do you really have to give up your favorite foods?

Canada
January 29, 2008 3:59pm CST
I hate the thought of giving up my favorite foods to lose weight. Do I really have to? I do have a few coffees with cream every day I can give up a few of those. I have frenchfries about once a month; do I have to give them up all together? Can I eat what ever I want as long as I cut down on the quantity? Do you think people do have to give up their favorite foods all together and just eat fruits and vegies or what? Trying to find my way in this dieting world.
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12 responses
@jhl930 (3605)
• United States
29 Jan 08
No, you don't I have heard before that you can keep drinking your coffee because if you drink a few glasses of coffee a day its cuts your calories in half. I can reassure you that you don't have to give up your favorite foods. I was overweight and I have lost a good bit of weight(I'm in my wieght class now) and all i do is walk a good bit everyday like maybe a total of 1 hr and a half a day is what i use to walk and I lost alot of weight and have for the most part kept it off....I just went out and walked after I got through with each meal. I ate and still eat whatever I want whenever I want. I hope you good luck losing weight I know how tough it can be sometimes to lose weight!
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• Canada
18 Feb 08
I feel inspired by your comment, thank you.
@danzer (2732)
• Philippines
29 Jan 08
You don't need to give up the food you want. But you need to control them and add to it physical exercise. It pays to strong and healthy!
• Canada
18 Feb 08
What you said is so true; I know it. I just have to force myself to except that and get physical.
@crazylife (855)
• United States
29 Jan 08
No you do not have to give up your favorite foods in order to lose weight but you may have to cut back on your favorite foods
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• Canada
18 Feb 08
That sounds better to me then giving up those delicious favorites.
29 Jan 08
during the war i weighed 98lbs. i now weigh 170ibs! i think you might want to cut back a little to shed those ozs. good luck.
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• Canada
18 Feb 08
Does it bother you that you gained that much weight or is that about right for your height and body type? Your right cutting back is what I need to do for sure.
@jhazie (340)
• Philippines
31 Jan 08
yeah why not you can give up your favorite food if only you want. Its simple dicipline to do then you got good nice body but dont too much reduce if you cant give up your favorite food its ok but hey you will get some heart attact if you getting fat and no dicipline. sorry to tell guys. eat less ,yeah thats good eat fruits and vegies too. hot juice in morning its very effective any juices but hot water instead of cold. frenchfries and with mayonaise getting fat easily. after hot juices in morning eat 1 bread or 1 cup rice then at night after 6 dont eat 6pm up. go jogging or gym. take care! --jhaz
• Canada
18 Feb 08
Thanks for telling it like it is, I appreciate that!
@jhazie (340)
• Philippines
18 Feb 08
Hi, You're very welcome dear friend.. :) Thanks too Have a great day everyday! -jhaz
@itsmepinky (1301)
• India
18 Feb 08
i dun think u need to give up completely on ur fav food , but need to cut down and take up some exercising lessons in order to reduce weight
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• Canada
18 Feb 08
Yes I totally agree with you!
@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
9 Feb 08
Well, as for me I knew I had to give up a few of my faves. French Fries were just killing me. I do fall of the wagon, once in a while, and the damage is pretty much controlled. I just get back on track. I have also been pleasantly surprised to find healthy food/s that I truly enjoy. I love salmon, yogurt and eating fruit has just been a joy. For me giving up fast food was a must but that doesn't mean you can't have a cup of your coffee and cream now and again. Just don't over do it. That's my two cents.
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• Canada
18 Feb 08
Oh ya just love those French Fries, they are my all time favorite food for sure. However I have limited them in my diet for many years now. Still I love them so much I could write a song about them. LOL
@carolbee (16241)
• United States
31 Jan 08
I've never really felt the need to diet but if I gain a little bit I simply cut down on portions or cut out carbs for awhile and exercise. Living on veggies and fruit can be boring and also bothersome to the stomach. Our house is a tri-level so we have 7 steps down to the kitchen and 7 more to the laundry area. I make certain to walk the steps more than I need to on a regular basis. I do this all winter and then when it warms up a bit, I walk outside with a friend. We don't walk daily.
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• Canada
18 Feb 08
Sounds like you have it all under control. When I am doing well with my eating I do tend to also make sure I go up and down my stairs more often too. LOL For instance instead of waiting for all the laundry to be ready to carry up the stairs in one trip or brought down in one trip I will make two or three each way.
• China
30 Jan 08
yes, i do.in order to lose weight, i'd rather choose diet.although the process is tearing,the result is cheering with thin stature.it isn't fit for me to do much more exercise,so i can but choose to give up my favorite foods.
• Canada
18 Feb 08
It is hard to do giving up those favorite foods. The only ones I find easy to give up are the ones that I know for sure are bad for my health.
@the_ruler (1446)
• Turkey
29 Jan 08
Well, I don't think you should give up all your favourite food but there is only one way: sports. If you do sports regularly then you might not need to give up all the food you like, but you still shouldn't eat too much junk/fast food.
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• Canada
18 Feb 08
I agree, I think being active is the biggest key to this weight issue for many people.
@brothertuck (1257)
• United States
29 Jan 08
Moderation and substitution are 2 options. I have the disadvantage of diabeetes so I have to severely cut down on some things for my health. But just change to eating more veggies and fruits, and find a plan based on the food pyramid. Eat healthy most importantly
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• Canada
18 Feb 08
I do eat healthy for the most part but I still over eat. This is my biggest problem, no actually exercise is probably my biggest problem' I just have to surrender to the fact I have to do it.
@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
24 Sep 08
I run into the same problem with pizza and mac and cheese. I love that stuff but it doesn't help when your trying to lose weight. The best thing I've found is that I stick to eating healthy with none of the no-no foods all week and on Friday I get to pick one no-no food to have. Kind of like a treat. Some things I find that I no longer like so that's a plus. I guess it's like they say "Everything in moderation". [b]**AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~ [/b]