my mom does not like my dieting

@hotsummer (10449)
Philippines
February 28, 2013 4:45pm CST
Before she hates me getting fat each day but now I'm serious with dieting she is trying to get me back to eating rice. I think because I eat more lean meat like chicken and so I tend to buy or spend more for my diet. Unlike before just small amount of meat then a lot of rice would save us more money then some soup also which is cheaper on the budget. So I'm eating less now either meat or rice just so I won't have to buy more meat. More coffee and water. I just eat just small amount of rice since I don't have anything else to eat now I can't but meat that much anymore.
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@kprofgames (3103)
• United States
28 Feb 13
Good luck with your diet! I know it's a struggle because my mother has struggled for years. When my cholesterol hit an all time high, I really had to watch my sodium intake. It's hard to adjust a meal around our health needs but it's just an adjustment period. I wouldn't worry too much about what your mother thinks at this point. It's your body and you are doing what is good for you.
@hotsummer (10449)
• Philippines
28 Feb 13
Yeah I'm watching my salt, sugar intake and other harmful things like fats and etc. And I'm replacing them with God fats, fiber and lots of water. No more powder juice and sodas for me. No more ice cream, cakes and breads and cookies.
• United States
28 Feb 13
Soda can be my down fall . That and cutting back on potatoes was very, very hard because that's what I'd eaten all my life. Have gone to a multiegrain pasta and brown rice here and there. It's not the same but I'm still adjusting too.
@hotsummer (10449)
• Philippines
28 Feb 13
i know what you mean. i ate too much few months back. all the things i would dream of eating i tried to eat. before i went into dieting so i won't keep on wondering what are those foods i could have enjoyed. so now i am just happy that i have tried a lot of food and so i am not looking back and just happy that i have eaten some of the delicious like last month. and now, i am more into dieting. i don't miss those delicious foods like french fries. maybe by december i would try eating some foods that i love but this time i would have only some portion that would not make me fat.
• Dominican Republic
1 Mar 13
not sure i understand - you were fatter when eating rice ? and now eat chicken to diet but its too expensive ? rice is often eaten when dieting instead of say chips, so im wndering why you arent eating it
• Dominican Republic
1 Mar 13
diets are silly anyway - eat normally but do more exercise
@hotsummer (10449)
• Philippines
1 Mar 13
Yes diets are so silly sometimes but I think I'm on a good diet
@mariaperalta (19094)
• Mexico
28 Feb 13
Remind her the diet is for your good, not for hers. If you need to diet, do it. Good luck with it. Drink lots of water, and walk.
@hotsummer (10449)
• Philippines
28 Feb 13
For now i just eat vegetables like pumpkins as they are so cheap
• Mexico
28 Feb 13
Good idea, and dont forget to eat fruits as well....
@neelia27 (896)
• Philippines
1 Mar 13
well if you decide to have a diet avoid junk foods and eat a lot of fresh foods like fruits and vegetable.. you can still eat rice but a small portion will do.. in deed dieting sometimes cost a lot than eating normal like you do before because you tend to buy more of the foods you should eat.. so you should be patient if you really wanna be fit..
@hotsummer (10449)
• Philippines
1 Mar 13
I like junk food but of course I avoid them but there's time I just can't avoid them buy thankfully lately I didn't have any junk food.
@Raine38 (9193)
• United States
1 Mar 13
Did she actually tell you that she doesn't want you to diet? Maybe she thinks that you are doing some extreme measures in your dieting that's why she encourages you to eat rice again.
@hotsummer (10449)
• Philippines
1 Mar 13
Yes she said that I eat too much since when I eat healthy.
• United States
28 Feb 13
The sad thing is if your mother is paying for that food you might have to stop. it is good that you want to live a better life. but,you have to find a way to sAve your mother some money.
@hotsummer (10449)
• Philippines
28 Feb 13
no it is not her money, it is my brothers money working in the other countries. that is the sad thing. my two brothers working in canada sending money but she does not want to spend for food. but she wants to cook a lot when there are visitors or having some relatives over but not for normal things like for us eating daily. my mom controlling things like the money of my brothers but she spends more in beautifying the home although it is not needed . sometimes just a waste of money to renovate some part of the house that is good still but she just wants to renovate maybe she is a bored that is why.
@choconut (298)
• Philippines
28 Feb 13
maybe its not all about the budget, maybe she sees that you're not being the usual healthy self you are in before you started dieting, she got worried and tried to stop you. maybe? And regarding your diet, if you are doing an Atkins diet meaning low carb super high protein, then its really taking an effect, you're losing weight fast, but you're also putting your body on the line. Yes its the new fab on dieting but looking at the different view of it, you're doing your body damage. With super high protein in your system, and with the known fact that you need at least 3days to fully digest every protein in your food, you're giving your body a hard time to digest your food, so you're being harsh to your liver, pancreas and also since nitrogen is high in protein food you're also being harsh to your kidney. And also you're losing weight because you're having a muscle wasting, wherein your body takes the muscle to transform your glycogen in the muscle into glucose for everyday energy. So you're not just loosing weight you're also loosing a lot. So i suggest have a balance diet, eat more fruits and vegetable. The best possible way I can suggest you to diet is eat rice and vegetable in the morning and a for lunch, then just eat fruits and vegetable for dinner. You don't need to cut down the rice since you're eating it in morning and lunch, just don't eat rice on evening (",)
@hotsummer (10449)
• Philippines
28 Feb 13
Yeah i eat a lot of vegetables and fruits, i forgot to mention besides lean meat that's why diet is quite expensive as i eat like two mangoes daily, bananas, then plantain which is cooked in very little oil. Then no rice, bread, sodas and etc. I think it was balanced diet