How do you loose weight

United States
March 5, 2008 6:18am CST
I have started working on a healthy lifestyle. I do think this is much better than a diet. Because for the most part if you use a crash diet you just end up gaining the weight back then some. I would like to know what some of your experiances with diets have been? Did you stop eating only drink water for 3 days. Work out till you were burnt out? Give up on the healthy lifestlye cause you were gaining instead of loosing? You get the picture
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@mom4kids (658)
• Canada
7 Mar 08
I just started doing the same thing the beggining of Febuary. I just try to eat a more well balanced diet, portion control and I try to excercise a bit. I've lost 8 lbs so far. I also don't totally cut out treats. I will still have a treat from time to time, I will just eat it in moderation. I also try to have healthier snacks, such as lightly buttered popcorn.
• United States
7 Mar 08
Good job on your weight loss. I have been working hard for it and so far I am 12 lbs lighter. I have been on a calorie count website for about a month and it seems to be helping alot with keeping me in check.
@mom4kids (658)
• Canada
7 Mar 08
the about.com calorie count site? I've been doing that, but I haven't been able to lately, not enouh time but I'm still eating good.
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• United States
10 Mar 08
yes it is about.com. I really like the site and you get lots of support from the people on there.
@coffeebreak (17820)
• United States
8 Mar 08
Dispite commitment, dedication and hard work....I don't.
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• United States
10 Mar 08
Sorry to hear that coffeebreak have you been checked for anykind of medical problem that would keep you from loosing weight. Not that I want to tell you what to do or anything just a suggestion.
@coffeebreak (17820)
• United States
10 Mar 08
Yeah, did all that - nothing wrong with me! Was at least glad to know my Cholorestrol is only 158 and middle ground on everything else!
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• Canada
7 Mar 08
kudos to you for making that change. i've made a change in my lifestyle too. i eat relatively healthy. and have started walking. a lot! we (my best friend and i) started last summer taking her 2 dogs for 3 hour walks almost every night-beats sitting at home watching the tube. however, last fall, one of her dogs was hit by a truck and broke her leg very badly-she's pretty much better now, but, because of the plates in her leg-which when they get cold cause her pain, we've put the walking on hold until the weather gets warmer-which will hopefully be very soon! we've tried the gym thing, but found that we were never really motivated to go-but we both love walking! and i'll let you in on another thing i do. i have cheat moments. some people have cheat days-a day where they eat things that are not the best for them, guilt free. well i have cheat moments. if i want something like a piece of chocolate-i have it. but only one piece. same goes for all that other "bad" stuff. and i don't have any guilt about it because i don't feel like i'm being deprived of anything, nor am i really going off my "diet" or my lifestyle as i call it!
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• United States
10 Mar 08
Sorry to hear about your friends dog. It is great that you have someone to walk with. I would love to go out walking. I have to wait until it is warm I can't won't take my little ones out walking with how cold it has been here. Spring is right around the corner and we are in the process of getting a new puppy so walking is going to become nessary anyway. LOL I also have cheat moments or cheat days. Eat in moderation but have some of the stuff you don't normally eat with your new life change or else you will go back into old habits.
• India
6 Mar 08
You have to exercise regularly to lose weight. Aerobics, running , fast walking like that. But healthy diet is also essential. Have less calories, eat more vegetables Don't eat cookies, pastries, sweets too much. Just a bite for taste each enough. And you should follow this for ever. Because your weight increases means you don't need those extra calories!!
• United States
10 Mar 08
thanks for your response. I have been doing all of the above and seeing improvement in my life more energy and I slowly have been craving the bad stuff less and less.
@dtroas (481)
• United States
6 Mar 08
Yes the biggest losser workouts are good. I to have lost control of myself. Taken babysets' agree DIETS are no longer apart of losing weight you have to do a life style change.
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• United States
10 Mar 08
Totally agree. with you on the DIETS and the biggest loser.
@Lindalinda (4112)
• Canada
5 Mar 08
I am an older person and as I got older I started to gain and gain until I felt very uncomfortable. Diets, any diets did not work. So two years ago I decided I would stabilize my weight. Enough was enough. I adopted a healthy life style, cut out all pre-cooked and prepared foods and most canned foods. I eat oatmeal but buy the rolled oats and cook my own instead of using the instant packages that contain a lot of sugar. I eat 5 or 6 small meals or snacks a day. Fresh fruits and fresh veggies, meat, potatoes and rice all prepared from scratch. I don't use canned soups. Did you know a small can of Campbell's tomato soup (10 oz) contains 27% of sodium. That is like filling up the can almost one third with salt. Anyway, in the past two years I have not gained anymore. I have lost 10 pounds, not much, but now I am working on the next ten pounds. I found a walking partner and in good weather we walk for an hour 2 or three times a week. I also walk by myself wherever I can walk to. I still have a soda and a small bag of chips once in a while, eat fast food the odd time and order a pizza about once a month. So, this is my story, I don't feel deprived or hungry and I am loosing slowly but surely instead of gaining. Good luck to you, I think you are on the right track.
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• United States
5 Mar 08
Sounds like you have a great eating plan. I have noticed that sodium is horrible in all predone foods I have cutting them out of my familys diet. We are still learning on all the eating habits But getting better each week. Congrats on your 1st 10 lbs and good luck on the next 10. Thanks for responding
@dandan07 (1908)
• China
19 Dec 08
I have tird many times, but no work. I think maybe present life is too good for us, we can get enough to eat and take our favorate snacks when we wants. So I keep eat on eat, and now weight enough. Once have a time, I am so busy that can not have enough time to sleep and enough to shopping for snacks, so I lose about 10 kilo in that period, but when the time has gone, I take all the weight back in less than three month.