How's ur diet working for you?

@Citychic (4071)
United States
September 4, 2009 7:44pm CST
Howdy Folks! How's everyone doing? As for me, been doing just fine. Been kind of busy trying to follow an old saying which goes something like this. "Get control of your mind and ur body will follow". So basically speaking, I'm working on getting better control over my thoughts. You might have even heard of this saying before, "Junk in, Junk out"? So if we try to relate this in terms of our eating habits and our health. We could easily see that if we eat a diet that's full of salty, greasy or sugar filled substances, our bodies would soon be unable to continue to function at it's maximum capacity. So now let me ask you a question. How has your diet been working for you? But before you answer allow me to bring your attention to the first three letters that are written in the word diet. I want you to always keep this in mind whenever you are cutting back on calories. Folks we aren't trying to die are we? We want to eat in order to live! So as you are planning your daily meals, let's all be mindful to eat foods that are rich in fiber like beans,legumes. Lean cuts of meat. Like proteins and nuts. Plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables are full of carbs. Lowfat and life sustaining foods. Remember the rule, "Junk in, junk out". Bare in mind that this rule could pertain to our minds as well as to our physical body. If we put junk in we'll only have junk coming out. So now tell me, How's your food management program and lifestyle changes been working for you? Remember you can always get back on the wagon if you should fall off. I got back on mine today! Hope you all have enjoyed this discussion and that you've learned something from it. I enjoy hearing from you so please feel free to share ur thoughts and comments. Remember we want to eat to live, not live to eat. Let me hear of your triumphs and or challenges. Or any tips that you might have to share for a better more healthier life. This way we are able to support each other. Here's to looking at a healthier mylot! Peace!
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• United States
5 Sep 09
I changed my eating habits in April, and by July had lost 20 pounds. I merely cut out the junk! No dieting required, in fact I think I eat more now than I did before. I just eat better stuff. I cut out all soda, even diet. I cut out all junk food. I snack on fruit and veggies and cheeses through out the day, I am never hungry, and all my clothes fit me again, (though many are too large). OI do exercise regularly as well. Never felt better!
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@Citychic (4071)
• United States
5 Sep 09
thanks for sharing CroakDesigns, ya know this same thought came to my mind just the other day. I was trying to figure out if I cut out all junk food if I could loose some weight. But let me tell you, if you have a spouse that's a junk food junkie, that could be a problem. Anyhow I've already cut back on junk foods tremendously but I guess there are a still a few that I will probably always enjoy. My philosophy on eating and food is that anything in moderation is fine. It's when we decide to go above the moderation line that we begin to get into trouble with food. Anyways please keep us informed on how things continue to progress for you. It's been nice hearing from you. Enjoy mylot!
• United States
5 Sep 09
Yes, I think anything in moderation is fine. I have snuck in a couple fries from time to time. Though I have pretty much lost my taste for sweets. I used to love my scoop of ice cream at night, now I happy with an occasional spoonful. I'd rather eat a basket of blueberries! I'm not sure how things will go once all my summer fruits are gone though......not sure I will survive on apples, oranges and bananas. I am already missing my apricots, had to switch to nectarines!
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@hendl747 (21)
• United States
5 Sep 09
great discussion! The French diet is a stylish way to lose weight. You eat like the French do; lots of quality, not lots of quantity. You actually taste your food = not gulp it down. And you end the night with one lucious chocolate - remember I said only One! There is a good article on a MyLots blog.
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@Citychic (4071)
• United States
6 Sep 09
Thanks for your compliment on this discussion hendl747. You've contributed greatly. I couldn't have said it any better myself. Be sure to come back again as I'm sure that you will find something else here that you may be able to benefit from. Chocolate time for me right now. Chow baby!
@coldmoon (1092)
• France
5 Sep 09
I have gone on diet for half a year and it works. I have losed a little of weight, I feel healthier, and I'm not uneasy longer while I staying in front of the computer without sweet things. I think diet is not bad if one knows how to choose a good daily menu.
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@Citychic (4071)
• United States
6 Sep 09
Thanks for sharing your tips coldmoon, I think that is the key, having a good daily menu. It's good to know what works for you and even though you are in front of the computer daily, luckily it hasn't affected your progress. I'm sure that everyone will be happy to hear this news:). So continue to hang in there and come back and let us know if there are any big changes in the future. Happy mylot friend!
@dorannmwin (36659)
• United States
5 Sep 09
It's still going good for me. I was on a very heavy workout, cut back on bad foods regime for four months early in the year and during that time I lost 27 pounds. I was very proud of myself. Now, however, I don't have the time for all the working out that I was doing during that time because I really need to try to make some money, but I still do get a workout in a few times a week and I also have maintained my better eating habits. I've lost about another 10 pounds. Got on the scale just Thursday to find that out. The additional 10 lb. difference was actually fully clothed with shoes on too. Jeans, shirt, shoes...The prior time that I'd weighed it was barefoot, sports bra and shorts. I just hope I can keep this up. I'd like to lose about 75 more pounds. No time limit just an overall goal.
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@Citychic (4071)
• United States
6 Sep 09
Hello friend, thanks for your response, nice details you've shared. I've found that there are a few secrets to exercising. One of them is that you should try to keep it at a regular time every single day. Only make exceptions if you absolutely have to. The other secret is that you should try to focus on the body part that you are exercising. In other words, if you are working on arms, then start thinking about the different muscles that you are trying to build. Last but not least, keep your exercise period short. Most experts say that we only need about 30 minutes per day of exercise, which really isn't a whole lot if you really think about it. I could practically do thirty minutes with my eyes shut. I"m sure you could get outside, walk around the block about two times, then jump rope abut ten minutes and before you know it, your thirty minutes would be up. I do this sometimes for my workout but most times I like to make it a little bit tougher being that I was army trained. Anyways, hope these few tips you'll find helpful and just stick with it every day friend, no matter how tough it may be to get started. Take delight in knowing you've got a work out partner over here cheering you all the way to the finish line. Grrrrrrrrreat job so far on loosing ur . Keep up the good workttyl!
@sunny5u (2072)
• India
5 Sep 09
Hi frien i can't do dieting because. I do exercise daily and i am athletic and u can see my photo in the display board. My pant size is 30 inches. If i do dieting then i will not be there to do any work like you.Because i will not be alive if i do dieting.LoL...
@Citychic (4071)
• United States
6 Sep 09
Smile, that is so true my friend, no dieting for you or me........Exercising is good but smaller food portions is also great. take care and chat back with me again soon:). Have a nice day!
• Philippines
5 Sep 09
not that good, although am no longer eating in the evening or simply just dieting or exercising every day. It doesn't make much difference because i only loose little weight, but i guess it's better than gaining. have a great day!
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@Citychic (4071)
• United States
6 Sep 09
Small changes in the key friend, just a few changes at the time is what will make a big difference in the longrun! You're off to a good start! Good luck and take care!