Healthy weight- getting there and staying there

@DizzyGrl (194)
United States
November 3, 2006 11:24am CST
What weight loss programs do you think are the best? There are tons out there... Weight Watchers, LA Weight Loss, Atkins, The Grapefruit diet... What do you think is the best way to lose weight AND keep it off.
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@millmelo (52)
• United States
4 Nov 06
I have lost a hundred pounds to date. Unfortunately I cannot credit it a weight loss program. Actually this is okay because I was able to do it for free!!!! That is right...for free. I walked five or six days every week and ate less. I really did eat any kind of food I wanted...I just controlled my portions. Instead of eating that entire candybar...I ate two squares and saved the rest for later. But if I had to choose a program it would probably be weight watchers because they advocate eating better and exercise.
@DizzyGrl (194)
• United States
4 Nov 06
That is awesome! I am actually currently on weight watchers and really like the fact that they advocate that it is not a diet but just a change in life style. Actually what you did, is what Weight Watchers is all about. You must have great self control and discipline. I need to have the accountability of someone else to keep me on track. Way to go!
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@tammytwo (4300)
• United States
5 Nov 06
I have to sya none of those worked for me. I chose a more drastic route and had gastric bypass. That is the only thing that ever worked for me. I had it done on May 11th and have lost 91 pounds so far. Good luck finding something that works for you but statistics say only 3% of those that lose like that keep it off permanently.
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@DizzyGrl (194)
• United States
6 Nov 06
The same is said about gastric bypass. By choosing this route, you aren't changing any of your eating habits or learning how to eat healthy. Everyone I know who has had this procedure done has ended up gaining the weight because because they never learned to eat properly.
• United States
4 Nov 06
none, only way to lose weight and keep it off is a change in eating habits and exercise. Problem with programs is most people go back to their old ways once they've completed the program thus gaining the weight back and having to do the program over again, its an endless cycle. I recommend "The Take Control Diet: A Life Plan for Thinking People" by dr. ian smith...
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@DizzyGrl (194)
• United States
4 Nov 06
I'll have to check that book out. There are so many books on losing weight that it is hard to go into a book store and find one that is really useful. I agree that the weigh loss programs where you have to buy certain foods and products will never work for the long term goals.
@reneous (716)
• United States
5 Nov 06
Weight Watchers rocks!!! They're not a diet, they're a lifestyle change. I've lost 56 pounds lately... it's permanent too (you don't gain 5 pounds back if you have a bad day and eat some chocolate cake).
• India
5 Nov 06
The best way to control your weight is to excercise and burn those calories and make sure that your intake is less than what you burn up, dont have to be hungry but eat the right foods in any quantity. Requires personal discipline, the diets you mention do work but you put on weight as soon as you go back to your previous lifestyle.
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@crom07 (233)
• Philippines
22 Jan 07
Seriously, go to the gym but dont lift heavy things, after that dont believe in threadmills, go to a natural place where you can do jogging. gets.. gym first then jogging, me ived done that i am 165 lbs now, and im in a maintainance program, i do jogging only,i stop gym, cause im already in firm shape. you know i eat what i want hehehe and i dont get fat any more.. i run every day or sometimes 4 to 5 time a week for 8 to 10 kilometers a day, no walking! just jogging.. and by the way i got abs, i do maintain my situps... and after eating ,dont seat! stand up for 15 to 20 mins, that is the secret of no tummy and releasing your sick packs abs,, of course with situps! trust me ived done it!
• United States
22 Jan 07
Weight watchers really worked for me. I lost 25 pounds on weight watchers. I have been off the program for 5 months now and still maintaining my weight. I will be going back soon to lose the last 20 pounds I need.
@kapriusa (135)
• United States
21 Jan 07
The best way to reduce weight is to buy a treadmill at home and run on it whenever you get time. It is good to have it at home because you have flexibility and cannot give an excuse of not getting time or going out. and on top of that you save money also compared to other options.