What diet?

United States
November 27, 2008 12:09pm CST
I've been on every diet known to mankind and have had the most success with low carb diets like South Beach. The problem is that like a lot of people, I can't seem to keep it off. No program offers the lasting changes that I can live with to keep my weight under control. On 12/1, I'm going to start Bob Greene's "Best Life" program. What's your favorite diet and what works for you?
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@spalladino (17923)
• United States
27 Nov 08
When I went on a low carb diet about ten years ago (Atkins), I changed the way that I ate and stuck to it even after I had reached my goal weight. I don't eat a lot of carbs and, when I do, I try to eat healthy ones. I'm not familiar with Bob Greene's program but if it teaches you better eating habits that you can continue to follow after you lose the weight, then it might help you. The biggest problem with any weight loss program is going back to the old eating habits that put the weight on you in the first place. You also need to exercise regularly...even if it's only walking. Remember that muscle burns calories so the more muscle you have the better off you will be.
• United States
27 Nov 08
I agree on the exercise habit. That's the one good thing that I've done for myself over the last 10 years. I do 45 minutes of cardio six days a week and I just started to incorporate a weight training program into my workout. Congrats on your success with Atkins. I like low carb diets because I don't feel hungry with them but on a long term basis I have a very hard time staying away from carbs. Hoping that the Bob Greene program will be the one that I can stick to for the long term. Thanks so much for sharing your success.