Big Diet Secret!

@DianneN (246452)
United States
March 5, 2019 10:51am CST
We all know that we gain weight when we eat more calories than our bodies can burn off. Being on the thin side is better for your overall health. That’s why I put my husband on a diet two weeks ago. Along with exercise he has lost over 11 pounds. Since I eat what I serve him, I wound up losing 10 pounds! You can Google the conversions if you’d like. My big diet secret is to simply cut back on portions. We still eat most things we enjoy. Of course, you will never find a loaf of bread in our house, sugary desserts, a fattening quiche, a dish full of candy, fatty red meats, or things like that, except when we have guests, and even they eat wisely. I noticed that in restaurants, too. By the way, I still enjoy my nightly glass of wine or cocktail when we dine out. My husband’s belly isn’t as big as it was, but he will remain on his diet as long as it takes. I felt thin enough before, but must have been a fatty. I do not like being fat! I know many of you are nice and thin. Anyone else doing anything to keep fit and healthy?
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@1hopefulman (45125)
• Canada
5 Mar 19
I weigh 130 lbs and will continue to eat wisely and take my daily walks. All the best with your diets of eating smaller portions.
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@1hopefulman (45125)
• Canada
5 Mar 19
@DianneN I became a wise eater because I got sick and could not stand the pain anymore. I was told to change my diet and walk a lot and that was 12 years ago. That's life!
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@DianneN (246452)
• United States
5 Mar 19
@1hopefulman Wow! That is an amazing story. There are those I know of who are very ill and very overweight who don't do a thing to help themselves. Shame on them!!!
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@DianneN (246452)
• United States
5 Mar 19
I know you are a wise eater and walker. I should delete your comment.
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@FayeHazel (40250)
• United States
5 Mar 19
Congratulations! I've always been large (many reasons - I was born premature, therefor put on steroids before birth, Metabolic Syndrome X aka. insulin resistance ... and... not the least of which - I love food) and now for the first time I'm just trying to be healthier. I still don't eat the best, but I try to exercise and get in some fruit and veggies...
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@DianneN (246452)
• United States
5 Mar 19
I didn't know that about you. At least you are making the effort. And don't mention Doritoes to me!
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@FayeHazel (40250)
• United States
5 Mar 19
@DianneN Oh yeah. It's no problem. Bodies of all shapes can be healthy. Though I think it's always a good plan to eat healthy and exercise. If you want a crunchy snack - kale chips get crispy and your choice of what to season them with. (alright, they're not exactly like Doritos.... ) but yeah :-)
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@FayeHazel (40250)
• United States
5 Mar 19
@DianneN Those are all good. :-) I've actually heard that eating small meals and snacks helps, but I don't know if that's just insulin resistance people or everyone. My (unsmart) self prefers big meals, actually, but.... like everything I seem to like what isn't good for me
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@marguicha (213152)
• Chile
5 Mar 19
I´m on a not harsh diet to slim down a bit during the year. I want to lose around 2 pounds each month. After a year I will be on my desired weight. My diet is like yours: cut down on portions and eat less bread.
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@marguicha (213152)
• Chile
5 Mar 19
@DianneN I want to lose a kilo each month this year. Up to now, I´m doing fine. When and if I take Luna for walks, things will get better.
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@DianneN (246452)
• United States
5 Mar 19
@marguicha I hear you! Exercise definitely helps get the metabolism going.
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@DianneN (246452)
• United States
5 Mar 19
It sounds like a sensible way to lose weight. That's basically what we do. I was 6 pounds overweight a few years ago and my doctor yelled at me! He said, "Can't you lose one pound a month?" . I dieted like a maniac before my next appointment, and the rat never said a word!
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@Hate2Iron (15731)
• Canada
5 Mar 19
We use smaller plates than we once did. You aren't eating as much but you don't notice. There are lots of little tricks and portion control is a great one!! And exercise is a necessity for us!
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@DianneN (246452)
• United States
5 Mar 19
I like your idea of smaller plates, if it helps. Someone once told me at the gym that bodies that diet and exercise look so much better than bodies that just diet. I love all these helpful hints.
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@JudyEv (321621)
• Rockingham, Australia
5 Mar 19
We cut down our portions a long time ago but I think our bodies have got used to smaller amounts. We really do need to exercise more.
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@DianneN (246452)
• United States
9 Mar 19
You both seen to be on the go go go all the time.
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@DianneN (246452)
• United States
14 Mar 19
@JudyEv Cheers! Mind if I join you?
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@JudyEv (321621)
• Rockingham, Australia
14 Mar 19
@DianneN In that case, I'll double my efforts.
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@andriaperry (116877)
• Anniston, Alabama
5 Mar 19
I hate to say it but I so need to lose 20 pounds, I was on a good vegetarian diet and stayed at a good weight, not thin and not fat. Being a caregiver to someone in and out of the hospital, doctor offices and driving so much, its impossible for me to cook 2 meals, mine low fat, low carb and his full fat and high calorie to keep his weight up. However, I lost weight last year, while he was in remission, and I have not gained any back. But I will drop a few more pounds as spring and summer comes, I always burn more calories than I eat.
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@DianneN (246452)
• United States
5 Mar 19
I'm not surprised that you burn more calories that you eat!!! It will come off.
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@DianneN (246452)
• United States
5 Mar 19
@andriaperry I'm sure you look thin and fit, Andria. I always feel fat, too, but I''m not. We are our own worst enemies.
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@andriaperry (116877)
• Anniston, Alabama
5 Mar 19
@DianneN Although I feel fat and see my tummy, most people say I`m not fat.
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@ckyera (17332)
• Philippines
6 Mar 19
Congratulations on that! ^_^ Its not easy to do that , it takes control and discipline to achieve it. I was able to lose 11lbs since I change my eating habit for the last 6 months. Maybe its not that huge but I am happy and proud on that. What I did was to cut my calorie intake, I stop consuming softdrinks and other sugary drinks and I minimize my carb intake. I also consume more water (warm water).
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@DianneN (246452)
• United States
7 Mar 19
Thanks and congratulations to you, too!!!! It does take control and discipline.
@allknowing (130112)
• India
6 Mar 19
I cannot call myself fat but could well do losing some weight specially round my midriff.
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@DianneN (246452)
• United States
9 Mar 19
The middle seems to be a common area as we age. Drat!
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@BelleStarr (61050)
• United States
5 Mar 19
Well I know where you fatty sugary foods have gone, yup the red meat is here too!!i
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@BelleStarr (61050)
• United States
8 Mar 19
@DianneN Al doesn't eat much that is green, yellow or orange, he likes brown and white lol
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@DianneN (246452)
• United States
8 Mar 19
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@DianneN (246452)
• United States
8 Mar 19
We do eat red meat, but less of it. Actually, we eat everything we enjoy, but in smaller portions and double the fresh veggies.
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@sofssu (23662)
6 Mar 19
I need to go on a diet too, I just find it hard to cook separately for myself with all these project on the wings.
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@DianneN (246452)
• United States
8 Mar 19
I've always cooked just one meal for everyone, and if they didn't like, tough. LOL! Just eat smaller portions. It's really so easy.
@paigea (35398)
• Canada
6 Mar 19
Good for you! I am doing Weight Watchers. I do love the desserts, and bread and all that.
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@DianneN (246452)
• United States
8 Mar 19
Weight Watchers is one of the best diets out there. Good luck to you. My saving grace is that I've never been a sweet lover and the bread in Florida is the worst I've ever had. lol
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@paigea (35398)
• Canada
9 Mar 19
@DianneN Doing OK. Slow but OK.
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@DianneN (246452)
• United States
9 Mar 19
@paigea Slow but steady is the way to go!
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@nela13 (55438)
• Portugal
5 Mar 19
I just don't eat processed food neither sugary things, I also don't like sodas. How do you cook those brocolis with mushrooms and peppers? Con you join the recipe? It looks delicious
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@DianneN (246452)
• United States
8 Mar 19
Good for you! I know how nice and thin you are as well as how healthily you eat. For all veggies, unless I steam them, I toss them in olive oil with fresh chopped garlic and spices, and roast them in the oven until they are tender. It's quite simple and so very delicious!!!!!
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@DianneN (246452)
• United States
9 Mar 19
@nela13 I hope you try it and let me know. It's tasty and you can use any seasoning or even herbs you like.
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@nela13 (55438)
• Portugal
9 Mar 19
@DianneN that Is a very simple way to cook veggies, i think i will try too
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• Agra, India
5 Mar 19
Wow...this is good. Even I need to go on a diet but these taste buds don't allow me to do so
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@DianneN (246452)
• United States
5 Mar 19
Lol! I think we can all stand to lose a bit of weight.
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• Agra, India
5 Mar 19
@DianneN yes...but how to control these taste buds
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@DianneN (246452)
• United States
5 Mar 19
@amitkokiladitya That's the difficult part. I take smaller portions and am a slow eater, so everything lasts longer. I love to savor my foods. I've never been a fast eater.
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@CarolDM (203478)
• Nashville, Tennessee
5 Mar 19
I just eat in moderation, never had to diet thankfully. Your photo looks god.
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@DianneN (246452)
• United States
5 Mar 19
Moderation is smart and thanks.
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• Valdosta, Georgia
6 Mar 19
No bread??! AAhhh!! I love my bread. Thank God He has blessed me with the body I have and I am very grateful for it. I don't eat a lot and I definitely don't eat any sweets. But I do have a weak spot for pasta, bread, rice, chicken and chips!
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• Valdosta, Georgia
9 Mar 19
@DianneN I know all about NY bread! I lived on Long Island for 19 years of my life. =) Gosh, I miss their bagels and buttered rolls.
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@DianneN (246452)
• United States
20 Mar 19
@LindaOHio We’ve cut way back on our red meat, Linda, and eat half as much as we used to when we do eat it. We have chicken and lots of fresh fish. My husband is like yours, but he eats what I cook.
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@DianneN (246452)
• United States
8 Mar 19
I do love a bit of pasta once a week, but we are staying away from what I call fillers and eating double the fresh and organic vegetables. We both dislike the bread in Florida. Once you've eaten the delicious breads of NY, Paris, and Italy, nothing tastes as good. I'm within a few pounds of my fighting weight, so I'm very pleased, especially since I'm a grandma. My hubs is doing very well, too. We had chicken with those veggies. We have protein every night, actually.
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@marlina (154184)
• Canada
5 Mar 19
Congratulations to the both of you! I eat moderately and only what I like. I am told that I am too skinny, but can't eat anymore.
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@DianneN (246452)
• United States
7 Mar 19
Thank you! My father was too skinny and no one could fatten him up. However, he looked great in clothes. Therefore, I want to clobber you! There is no such thing in my book as being too thin.
@Shiva49 (26111)
• Singapore
6 Mar 19
My wife and I avoid those that are deemed unhealthy but as you do, we still enjoy our food but in moderation. Mostly, we eat at home and my wife is an excellent cook! siva
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@DianneN (246452)
• United States
7 Mar 19
You are wise to eat in moderation and to eat healthily. I hope you tell your wife what you've told me about her cooking.
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@DianneN (246452)
• United States
8 Mar 19
@Shiva49 Is your wife on myLot by any chance? And LOL!
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@Shiva49 (26111)
• Singapore
8 Mar 19
@DianneN She does read my myLot activities. My life is an open book. But I cannot hold a candle to yours! siva
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@LindaOHio (149282)
• United States
20 Mar 19
I hate to admit it; but I'm one of the fatties. I believe in everything in moderation; but I am unable to get around much and cannot exercise. I could eat much better if I had you to serve me my meals! I'd love to eat more veggies and more lean proteins; but I haven't been able to do much cooking for quite a few years. I'm so glad that you and your husband will extend your lives by your healthy practices.
@DianneN (246452)
• United States
20 Mar 19
I'm so sorry to hear you are still having trouble getting around. I thought you were doing so well after your surgery.
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@DianneN (246452)
• United States
20 Mar 19
@LindaOHio I'm terribly sorry to hear that. That sounds awfully painful. Could anything help you? My husband had back surgery 2 1/2 years ago and still isn't 100%.
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@LindaOHio (149282)
• United States
20 Mar 19
@DianneN The surgery only took care of replacing a knee and a hip. I have major problems with my spine from arthritis and scoliosis. It keeps us from travelling which makes me very sad. We had planned on doing so much travelling when we retired.
@Sheali (7461)
• India
6 Mar 19
Thnakfully, I don't need to be on a diet but I don't eat excess fat on a regular basis..
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@DianneN (246452)
• United States
8 Mar 19
That's why you don't need to be on a diet. That's very wise!
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@LowRiderX (22912)
• Serbia
6 Mar 19
I never had a diet
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@DianneN (246452)
• United States
7 Mar 19
You lucky stiff!
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@DianneN (246452)
• United States
7 Mar 19
@LowRiderX I don't think I want to speak to you again - ever!!!!!!
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@LowRiderX (22912)
• Serbia
7 Mar 19
@DianneN That's what everyone says to me
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