Site to help you with your diet.

United States
February 12, 2007 10:10am CST
I have been using The Daily Plate site to help keep my diet on track. It is a useful tool to help keep track of caloric intake, food journal and exercise. Here is a link to the site: http://www.thedailyplate.com/
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@mari61960 (4895)
• United States
12 Feb 07
Yes, that's a great site. I found it a long time ago and was all excited. I just new I had found something that would help me....and it probably would if I would log in and use it...lol I'm terrible like that. I must do something but keeping track doesn't work for me. I just don't do it. I start out with the best of intentions and never continue with it... *hanging head in shame*
@lisa101 (1363)
• United States
12 Feb 07
Thanks for the link to that site i am going to check it out.
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@Thewishlady (1046)
• Netherlands
12 Feb 07
Thats a great site... Here in the netherlands we have got something like that... You can also keep track of your calories and weight and stuff, for me this dutch site is better and easier to read... but I am gonna take another look around at you site :) Take Care!
• United States
12 Feb 07
My hubby couldn't understand the site if he were to use it either. The measures are different.
@suscan (1959)
• United States
12 Feb 07
This ia a great site. I have been trying you lose weight this year. This will help keep me on track
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• United States
12 Feb 07
My sister led me to this site last year. It has been very useful.
• United States
12 Feb 07
Another great site for this is www.fitday.com. I've been a member there for a few years and i love it! It also lets you put in daily goals and shows you how well you're doing on meeting your goals (both food and exercise).
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• United States
12 Feb 07
I will check this site out. I am always looking for help to assist with my goals.
• United States
13 Feb 07
I am gaining so much weight since I quit smoking . I am getting Fat! not a hapy girl right now I am running to this site!
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@brokentia (10396)
• United States
13 Feb 07
Hey thanks! That is a pretty good site! I will have to start using that to start logging what I eat! Thank you!
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@linda345 (2661)
• Canada
13 Feb 07
Hi, Thanks for the link. I just had a quick peek at it and I am going to go back later on to look a little more. I am considering joining weight watchers again.
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@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
12 Feb 07
This looks realluy good. It can be used to keep track of what you eat, what excersise you do and everything this is nice. I put it in my favorites.
@crazynurse (7510)
• United States
12 Feb 07
I checked out that site and spent almost 45 minutes!! Thanks so much Elusive, there is a plethora of information on that site. I really got some good information from the discussion boards. Now if I can make myself do and try all of the things that I saw! I find that I want to snack constantly while at the computer. It's like I have to be crunching something. GRRRR.
@shywolf (4523)
• United States
12 Feb 07
Aw, wonderful! I was looking for a site just like this back when I was counting calories - and I didn't find anything half this nice, let me tell you! This is a truly amazing resource! I'll have to look into it further, thanks! I just can't seem to watch my weight right now as much as I would like, argh.. but this is a good reminder that I need to start trying harder again, because I really do! LOL.
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@greengal (4288)
• United States
12 Feb 07
Hi Elusive, that is a fabulous site!I am watching what I eat so this site is just what I need..thanks a ton!! [:)]
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@aneer72 (181)
• India
12 Feb 07
Thanks for the information. It is very useful.
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@cabergren (1182)
• United States
12 Feb 07
I have been using Weight Watchers Online. It is also a great site. It has lots of recipe ideas. And a program to keep track of your food intake. I think that really helps. I will check out your site. I have lost about 20 lbs. in 9 months.
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@sunshinecup (7882)
12 Feb 07
Thanks, I use to use Adkins.com but last time I was there i couldn't find my journal or any of their diet aids. I will give it a look.
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@sj_chaudhry (1538)
• Canada
12 Feb 07
thanks for posting the link will defintely will check it out... in the eman time you may check out www.ediet.com i bet this is the most effective site ever seen. i have been lost 22 pounds in only 4 months through this site.... dont wait just check by yourself.
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@villageanne (8579)
• United States
12 Feb 07
Thanks Elusive, I am not currently on a diet but I bookmarked it for use when I am. It is a very interesting site, I just now explored it.
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@babyjane (1395)
• Philippines
8 Mar 07
1. Drink water Water is quite possibly the single most important catalyst in losing weight and keeping it off longer term. Water acts as an appetite suppressant by keeping your stomach full and fending off dehydration which can lead to false cravings/hunger. Water also helps your body metabolize stored fat by helping the kidneys flush out waste. When you don't drink enough water the liver which works to provide stored fat for energy helps the kidneys eliminate waste and becomes less effective at metabolizing fat. Drinking water ice cold burns about 62 calories a day. Your body has to work to raise that waters temperature to your body's temperature. This equals around 430 calories per week. 2. Eat regularly This means eating 5 times a day and the most important meal is breakfast. Make sure you fuel your body first thing in the morning to avoid hunger pangs later in the day. When you eat 5 times a day you will never feel hungry, make sure the total calories consumed are sensible and don't over eat in any of the meals learn portion size control! 3. Eat lots of fibre Eating adequate fiber foods to help keep things moving through your bowel. And like water, fiber rich foods bulk you up and make you feel fuller for longer. Fibre is found only in plant foods our bodies cant digest it to so it simply goes through the body. During the elimination process it cuts calories consumed by attaching to protein and fat that you eat along with it removes that as well In addition, high fiber foods are typically low in calories and filling, so you are reducing your calorie intake overall. Good fibre foods include: strawberries, apples, figs, chickpeas, potatoes, (with skins) broccoli, brown rice, beans, bran and nuts. 4. Consume more good fats There are good fats and bad fats Good fats provide you with essential fatty acids (linoleic and linolenic acids) needed for normal reproduction and growth, as well as for production of prostoglandin, a hormone like compound that regulates blood pressure, prevents blood clotting and lowers the risk of heart disease. For example, the reason oily fish is a great food stems from the fact that the essential fatty acids which it contains can actually help your body burn fat more efficiently and protect against disease. Get at least three portions of oily fish a week with Salmon, mackerel, herrings and sardines being good choices. 5. Get plenty of quality protein Quality protein is an effective weight control tool because of the satiety factor and its ability to keep you full for longer periods. It also balances out carbohydrates by preventing insulin spikes that cause energy loss and sugar cravings Protein helps to maintain muscle mass which is important in the fat burning process. Good choices include: Fish, shrimps, Low fat cottage cheese, low fat yogurt, skimmed milk, egg whites, s Weight gain is caused by consuming too many calories, whether they are from carbohydrate, protein or fat. 6. Carbohydrates can help you lose weight Don't believe what you read about carbohydrates being bad for you, they can actually help you lose weight! A diet containing good carbohydrates such fruits and vegetables, wholegrains and moderate in fat and calories, will result in weight loss Good carbohydrates will also help you combat hunger pangs as they are slowly realized into the body. When eating carbohydrates eat them "from the earth" with no refining or processing. These include whole grains, vegetables; fruits and beans. Sensible weight loss If you have read the above you will see that it is not the food group, but the quality of the food in it that's important for fast weight loss.
@bigstret (485)
12 Feb 07
Thanks for showing us, This looks a great site!