I've eaten two cheeseburgers today now i'm on a budweiser diet.
BTW who's winning at the world cup ??? i don't know i'm watchin' channel five at the mo'
simonlewis wrote:I've eaten two cheeseburgers today now i'm on a budweiser diet. BTW who's winning at the world cup ??? i don't know i'm watchin' channel five at the mo'
Not Brazil! :bounce:
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The Judean People's Front.
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At the moment I am 2 pounds lighter than I was last night!
gel wrote:At the moment I am 2 pounds lighter than I was last night!
I was advised to weigh myself once a week - always with the same scales - and not to be discouraged if I didn't lose as much some weeks as others. (So long as it's going in the right direction don't obsess over it.)
No food type is evil, including carbs. I believe that all food types should be had, in moderation. A lot of meals today have carbs as the major food type, which isn't healthy. Similarly, too much animal protein isn't good either.
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Alec wrote:simonlewis wrote:I've eaten two cheeseburgers today now i'm on a budweiser diet. BTW who's winning at the world cup ??? i don't know i'm watchin' channel five at the mo' The Judean People's Front.
Fuck off. Its the Peoples Front of Judea
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I can't help but feel a little dubious about dieting products. I'm sure that there are a number of manufacturers who have designed their wares with good intentions but I personally don't see the need for them when nature provides what we need already.
My story: I I used to weigh about 83kg at my heaviest but lost about 20kg in about 8 months. My diet did not change terribly although I cook most of our meals from raw ingredients rather than processed stuff. That said though I still drink too much and have fast food probably 1-2 times a week. I've kept the weight off for about a year now.
The biggest change I made was exercise; I bought a cheap rowing machine and a cycling machine and would generally use either of them for about 40 minutes a day, everyday. Before that I was more or less sedentary. Problem is I absolutely hate exercise as I find it dreadfully tedious, not to mention producing a small flood of sweat and a body odour that can rival nerve gas doesn't help either. Watching something entertaining whilst working out was the way I kept at it. I know, I know, I should have been listening to something given this is a hifi forum
I spoke to my doctor recently and he said that all you need is a calorifc deficit of about 300 per day and the results will be significant over time. Herein lies the biggest problem for most of us I think - staying power. You really have to keep at it. Similarly, the modern norm of instant-gratification does not hold I'm afraid. Still, if you can get through the first three weeks you have more of less formed a new habit and it won't seem like such chore.
Reducing calories with the shakes you mentioned is certainly a step in the right direction (soups and shakes tend to curb hunger for longer than a solid meal anyway) but I think that coupled with a good exercise regime you should do well for yourself.
Anyway, each to his own but I wish you success whichever way you do it.
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Some pretty good advice from most of the contributors. Assuming - and I'm not being flippant, here - there is no illness, disability or injury preventing someone from doing so, exercising is the only healthy way for anyone to lose weight. A person with anorexia or bulimia - again, I'm not being flippant - will lose weight due to calorific deficiency, but, obviously, wouldn't be a healthy individual. Exercise not only burns calories - it helps maintain, or increase, healthy muscle tissue, and, of course, works the most important muscle of all: the heart. Get all your protein, carbs, fats, fibre and vitamins from good, fresh, mainly unprocessed sources, and expend more calories than you ingest and you will lose weight. No crash diets, no extremes - although, when, and if you are able to, the exercise should be fairly vigorous - just steady, consistent progress.
The best, and cheapest, ways to exercise - walking (free) and skipping (a tenner for the rope). Again, barring any disabilites, injuries, joint or heart problems, skippin' is a flippin' good way to lose weight. For the old muscle mass - resistance training - doesn't have to mean lifting weights, although, if you are able to, weight training is the way to go. Again, no extremes, just steady progression.
Anyway, I know I've probably just said what everyone has already said, but, fwiw, that's my take on it.
LDTM wrote:I can't help but feel a little dubious about dieting products.
I can't help but feel a little dubious about dieting products.
Of course - they want you to keep coming back.
daveyjay wrote:...exercising is the only healthy way for anyone to lose weight.
It seems to be quite a poor way to lose weight, not least because it makes you hungry, especially if you're eating the wrong foods.
Resistance training is wise, though, as it will probably make you less hungry than lots of cardio, and it seems to have health benefits.
The OP sounds fairly set on using Slim Fast, but I'm going to suggest he gives the book Waist Management by John Briffa a look.
Mmh, I was, perhaps in a roundabout way, trying to say that you don't need books, downloads, dvds, potions, supplements, expensive exercise equipment, the latest trainers, 'health monitor' wristbands, this diet, that diet, blah de blah de blah, etc. etc. etc. But, if you are looking to read some common sense advice, Stuart McRobert has written some great books.
What does McRobert say about diet?