The truth about diets!

@celticeagle (118254)
Boise, Idaho
April 11, 2012 12:52am CST
I have lived through a diet or two. I have done the boiled egg diet back in junior high with my girlfriend. I have done the grapefruit diet. I have done the diet practitioner diet with the pills and the entire program. I have done the starvation diet. I think I have done enough. In 2009 I did my last diet. Well, I did it(half assed)for three months and lost 35 pounds. I did the diet(as per my trainer)and I exercised for several hours every day. A real diet. Or as I see a diet should be. It is committing to a new way of eating FOR LIFE!! Not for a few months or however long but for life. TO justify my diet foopah is to say that I had an extreme emotional upset and my entire life changed from what it was. I stopped caring. I don't diet any longer and haven't been to a gym or even gone for a walk in about three years. I flip flop between wanting to be healthy so I might live longer and not really caring. Usually the latter wins out. So what is your 'diet' like? Or you extremely healthy or semi? Do you go for salty snacks or sweet or neither? What are your thoughts on dieting? Should it be only for afew months or a life time endeavor?
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@RitterSport (2452)
• Lippstadt, Germany
14 Apr 12
hi dear celticeagle I am overweight and have been nearly all my life so you bet I have been through enough diets. Unfortunately I was diagnosed a diabetic in 2006 so it seems I am on a constant diet now, omitting sugar and quick working carbs like white bread white rice etc. substituting them with full grain stuff.
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• Lippstadt, Germany
14 Apr 12
hi Celtic, please relax if you ever get diagnosed a diabetic. There are such good cookies, chocolates etc available on the market so you would not go without. And the whole wheat flour wont make the stuff taste any different when I bake now. LOL.
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
11 Apr 12
Has to be for a lifetime with an occassional treat so that you do not feel deprived. My arteries are all nearly one hundred percent blocked. I wish that I had taken better care of myself. I fully understand and I am an emotional eater too. Don't think of it as dieting but as a way of eating so that you can live longer. Remember also that stress is a killer. The body goes acid when stressed and then the body produces cholesterol to coat the acid
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@celticeagle (118254)
• Boise, Idaho
11 Apr 12
I bet. I just feel like I am marking time now anyway so I usually have quite a bit of treats with healthy stuff thrown in. I am an emotional eater also. Stress is a killer and I am allergic to it. Really! I break out in a rash and all the symptoms of an allergy. Weird. I have to be careful and eating like I do doesn't help.
• Lippstadt, Germany
15 Apr 12
dear Cynthie where are you and how are you doing..... missing you and being concerned about you....... huuuuuuugs
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
26 Apr 12
Most of the diets that I have seen people do not only make them miserable because they have to watch every little thing they eat, but it has very rarely made them lose the weight they wanted to lose in the amount of time they wanted to lose it in. I don't trust most diets. I would have to say the one I saw work the best was the no carb diet. There was a guy at work that done one and he lost so much weight so fast that people who did not know him well thought he was ill. It was scary how much he lost. I usually eat very light throughout the say, but for dinner, I eat a full meal. I am partial to chocolate but I don't eat it as much as I could Sometimes I do want something salty though..usually plain ripple chips with some dip hits the spot when I want something salty,
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@celticeagle (118254)
• Boise, Idaho
27 Apr 12
I think that moderation is key. I was talking to my grandson's counselor today and she said she eats healthy foods but just over does it. I like salty very rarely. It is usually sweets that I crave.
@laken02 (3067)
• United States
20 Apr 12
i try to get some kind of exercise in daily, when i work i walk alot and am on my feet for 4 hours a day, and when i get home i take my dog for a very short walk as she is very fat and needs the walk but cant go very far, so i think a little walk is better to get her in sahpe then i can go further later when she get thinner but i also like to go sit on my porch daily and get fresh air it helps keep me sain lol.. but as for diets i dont do them.. i just cut back on my portions and i try and swich a few foods around and get more helathy foods i never ever starve myself .. and i try to drink more water, if i cut just the pop in my dailt routine i could lose at least 5 pounds.. so im tryng to do some water, gatorade for my low blood and energy and less pop... take care
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@celticeagle (118254)
• Boise, Idaho
21 Apr 12
It is good that you are trying to eat healthier and get your exercise daily. Cutting down on the pop will help you alot. Water in the Summer is very important.
@GardenGerty (99318)
• United States
13 Apr 12
Diet has the word die in it. I am not disciplined enough to diet. I like to exercise, but do not do it enough. I guess I care, but not enough. I like fruits and vegetables, and junk and meat, and ice cream. I like it all. I am reasonably healthy and could do better. I have a cold right now that is making me miserable. I am losing inches a little at a time, I can tell because clothes fit better. We need to just eat well for our own body types.
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@celticeagle (118254)
• Boise, Idaho
13 Apr 12
Sorry to hear about your cold. I am not partial to them at all. I think it is best to take weight off slowly. It tends to stay off longer. Speaking of body types I think the best thing I have read is about the Four Body Types and the diet for each. Very informative. I think I left a link on one of the discussions.