Another Lesson On Moderation
December 11, 2008 9:25am CST
I suppose there is another lesson on moderation on our lives as another headline on the Daily Mail (UK) reveals just how wrong things can get when we simply ignore this. The article reveals how a slimmer who adopted a controversial diet actually got herself killed. A mother of five in her 40's who literally wanted to loose weight, went on to embark on a LighterLife diet plan to do so. The plan requires the subject to drink at least 4 litres of water daily to loose weight and having succeeded at shedding 11-and-a-half pounds in the first week, I think things just got out of hand for her, which resulted this fatality. What would you do if you want to loose weight? Would you still adopt this controversial plan to loose weight? Would you consult a physician before embarking on such a plan? What's your take on this? Let's have some views here. Ref: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1093811/Slimmer-died-tragic-accident-drinking-water-controversial-diet.html
• United States
11 Dec 08
This is a touchy subject in my house. I would not subject myself to crazy, crash or fad diets. I've tried diet pills, Atkins, and none of it was successful and only made me sick. I started eating more fruits and veggies and eating smaller meals throughout the day and cut out fast food. I'm eating more, and I have lost 20 pounds so far. My roomie is morbidly obese. He knows it and complains all the time about the way he looks. But he doesn't do anything about it. He'll not eat all day and then have pop tarts for supper and drink soda all day long. I've noticed that he has gained weight in the past year instead of losing. If it isn't breaded or fried or barbequed, he won't eat it. The other night he complained there was nothing in the house to eat. The fridge is stocked with fruits, veggies, yogurt, but he said he doesn't like to eat those things. I haven't gone to a restaurant with him in a long time because he likes buffets where he can go back several times and pile his plate. He supersizes everything. And because I don't cook what he likes, he says I'm telling him he's disgusting and fat. Sorry to rant. The only way to lose weight and keep it off is not to diet. You do have to make some lifestyle changes. At first I thought I was depriving myself, but now I prefer to eat carrots instead of french fries.