What is the Best Weight Lose Program Or Diet Pill??
October 30, 2006 2:51pm CST
Need To Know
• United States
31 Oct 06
Hi, I am not a big fan of diets, because I feel limiting ourselves dooms us to failure. I have tried so many diets in the past and could never stick to any one of them, except for a low sodium diet I am restricted to for health reasons (but that is not a choice!). Nothing seemed to work for me. I tried low fat (gained on that one), low carb (lost weight but couldn't stay on it). Then I started really paying attention to portion control, and eating small amount frequently. That works for me. After about two weeks, the weight started falling off. I do not deny myself anything I want (within reason of course), but I never eat more than a half cup of anything at a time, and I eat every half hour or so. If you look at the serving sizes on most food, you will see that one serving is usually a half cup. And when the nutrition pyramid says X number of servings of fruit a day, they don't mean a whole apple or a whole orange, they mean approx a half cup (about a half an apple or orange, etc). I had no idea how much we over eat until I read what a serving size really is. Sometimes it is hard to eat every half hour, so when I am working I take things along with me like carrot sticks, fruit, a sandwich (quartered, and I only eat a quarter of it at a time). It is a lifestyle change and takes time to adjust to, but it is the only thing I have found that works for me long term. I also exercise daily. Good luck on your weight loss, and I hope you get a lot of good suggestions! !