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    Default health nutters I need to get from a size 6 to a size 4

    would this diet work 3-4 weeks before

    breakfast:lowfat yogurt, granola, fruit
    lunch:salad with lean protein such as chicken or turkey
    dinner:baked or steamed fish
    In no likes experiment.

    that is all

    i dunno what else to say so

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    I do not believe in diets, and neither does any respectable nutritionist you talk to. I think that diets often form a restriction in your daily desires, and to force yourself to survive based on some very rough guidelines is just not enjoyable, and ultimately detrimental. This is the number one reason why people bounce back to their pre-diet weight. Already, your diet seems quite excessive, and one you probably won't want to stick to once you arrive to your desired weight.

    What you should do is incorporate more daily exercises, and always keep your blood sugar level at a healthy place. Exercising a little bit every day can do wonders. Hiking for an hour, for example, helps you burn about 400 calories (which are 300 more than just sitting in front of a computer). Working out for an hour helps you burn about 900-1000 calories... this is quite a bit! Add to that all of the benefits, and it is a no doubter than exercising IS the most important thing.

    An EXTREMELY important tip is to not go to sleep right after eating. The rule of thumb is to not eat after 7 PM, and I guess this roughly translates to "Don't eat anything 3-4 hours before you go to sleep". The last thing you want to do is for your body to have all of these calories in your body, and for them to become fat as you sleep.

    This is how I've been able to lose 50 pounds in the last year, and I'm eating a pasta soup with tofu at the moment .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phthalate View Post
    I do not believe in diets, and neither does any respectable nutritionist you talk to. I think that diets often form a restriction in your daily desires, and to force yourself to survive based on some very rough guidelines is just not enjoyable, and ultimately detrimental. This is the number one reason why people bounce back to their pre-diet weight. Already, your diet seems quite excessive, and one you probably won't want to stick to once you arrive to your desired weight.

    What you should do is incorporate more daily exercises, and always keep your blood sugar level at a healthy place. Exercising a little bit every day can do wonders. Hiking for an hour, for example, helps you burn about 400 calories (which are 300 more than just sitting in front of a computer). Working out for an hour helps you burn about 900-1000 calories... this is quite a bit! Add to that all of the benefits, and it is a no doubter than exercising IS the most important thing.

    An EXTREMELY important tip is to not go to sleep right after eating. The rule of thumb is to not eat after 7 PM, and I guess this roughly translates to "Don't eat anything 3-4 hours before you go to sleep". The last thing you want to do is for your body to have all of these calories in your body, and for them to become fat as you sleep.

    This is how I've been able to lose 50 pounds in the last year, and I'm eating a pasta soup with tofu at the moment .
    Good advice. I've been through too many diets to realise it's way more important when you eat than what you eat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Porcelain Hearts View Post
    Good advice. I've been through too many diets to realise it's way more important when you eat than what you eat.
    *nods* snacking is important... The average American, for example, often starves himself through several hours (work/school/etc), and then has a HUGE dinner to make up for it. This is AWFUL for your body.

    Cliff bars are awesome, and so is fruit .
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    Stop eating sugar, only eat whole grains (like oats, quinoa, Wasa whole grain crackers, dark rye bread (Eastern European style, look at labels), spelt/"Bible" bread, and sourdough bread has 0 grams of sugar)...and eat lean proteins, beans, lentils, hummus, unsweetened nut butters, nuts, vegetables, fruits, dairy, and eggs.

    With dairy, be careful that you usually eat unsweetened yogurt, kefir, or sour cream and less cheese. Cheese is hella heavy. You can still eat cheese (I love cheese) just don't overload on it.

    Don't starve yourself, and if you want something sweet, look for things sweetened with honey or organic cane juice instead of white table sugar.

    Avoid high fructose corn syrup like the devil.

    Exercise. Even if that just means taking long walks, or doing yoga.

    Occasionally have a day where you eat pizza and candy bars if you want, because otherwise you'll feel too deprived.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phthalate View Post
    *nods* snacking is important... The average American, for example, often starves himself through several hours (work/school/etc), and then has a HUGE dinner to make up for it. This is AWFUL for your body.

    Cliff bars are awesome, and so is fruit .
    Actually Americans snack too much, they eat chips and candy and other garbage all day long, and don't sit down to their meals, instead eating while in the car, watching tv, or walking. Mindless snacking is an American epidemic.

    Eating several small meals or healthy snacks are okay, but actually the French aren't big snackers.

    Cliff bars are more like breakfast or a small meal, not a snack. They are extraordinarily high protein, contain fat, and have nearly 300 calories. Cliff bars are a "snack" if you're going to go run or bike or hike or something.

    A snack is like a small cup of greek yogurt plain and unsweetened, some veggies or fruit, or whole grain crackers.

    Something that I used to be obsessed with was whole grain bread with no sugars, with unsweetened peanut butter or almond butter, and honey. That was like my "dessert" that I would eat before or after I ran. Because otherwise at that point I wasn't eating anything sweet at all otherwise, except for bananas or apples or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmie Dearest View Post
    Don't starve yourself, and if you want something sweet, look for things sweetened with honey or organic cane juice instead of white table sugar.

    Avoid high fructose corn syrup like the devil.

    Exercise. Even if that just means taking long walks, or doing yoga.

    Occasionally have a day where you eat pizza and candy bars if you want, because otherwise you'll feel too deprived.
    Your post had great points, but I feel these are definitely the most important.

    I have some friends who are trying to lose weight, and if they have a couple of pizza slices, or some cookies, they feel like they must starve themselves for the rest of the week to "not break the rhythm."

    It REALLY shouldn't be like that. It should be seen as a 'healthy' lifestyle, and not a restrictive one. If you feel like you fucked up, do cardio for some more minutes if that will make you feel better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phthalate View Post
    Your post had great points, but I feel these are definitely the most important.

    I have some friends who are trying to lose weight, and if they have a couple of pizza slices, or some cookies, they feel like they must starve themselves for the rest of the week to "not break the rhythm."

    It REALLY shouldn't be like that. It should be seen as a 'healthy' lifestyle, and not a restrictive one. If you feel like you fucked up, do cardio for some more minutes if that will make you feel better.
    I don't see what the big deal is, I mean you eat regularly and occasionally you feast. That's feasting, not normal eating. It's just some of us have been programmed to believe that feasting should be an every day occurrence.

    You know, if you eat very healthy six days a week and feast on the seventh, it actually revs your metabolism up to have to process all the extra calories and stuff that one day, and keeps you from feeling deprived.

    That is a healthy lifestyle, I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmie Dearest View Post
    I don't see what the big deal is, I mean you eat regularly and occasionally you feast. That's feasting, not normal eating. It's just some of us have been programmed to believe that feasting should be an every day occurrence.

    You know, if you eat very healthy six days a week and feast on the seventh, it actually revs your metabolism up to have to process all the extra calories and stuff that one day, and keeps you from feeling deprived.

    That is a healthy lifestyle, I think.
    *nods* I agree. It's about moderation, and there are SO many things that your body 'takes into account' to grow bigger/smaller that we don't know about. That's why I find it sort of humorous when people obsess over 'HOW MANY CALORIES DID I HAVE TODAY!?! Omg I'm going to put on 2 pounds after the way I ate today!", when really... I see people from all sizes and shapes do this every once in a while, and they are fine.

    Heck, I have a female friend who has a rocking body, and she ever so often liked to go to this (disgusting) chinese buffet that cooked its food with the greasiest of oils. I grew sick after eating there once, but she seemed to like it, and she still has a stunning body.

    What you said about 'reving' your body is also very true. A lot of people think that by eating little, their bodies will just make up that by using the excess fat in our body... and it doesn't quite work that way. What your body is going to do is adjust so it doesn't have to burn as much energy, and that's why sometimes it makes us feel groggy and tired.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phthalate View Post
    *nods* I agree. It's about moderation, and there are SO many things that your body 'takes into account' to grow bigger/smaller that we don't know about. That's why I find it sort of humorous when people obsess over 'HOW MANY CALORIES DID I HAVE TODAY!?! Omg I'm going to put on 2 pounds after the way I ate today!", when really... I see people from all sizes and shapes do this every once in a while, and they are fine.

    Heck, I have a female friend who has a rocking body, and she ever so often liked to go to this (disgusting) chinese buffet that cooked its food with the greasiest of oils. I grew sick after eating there once, but she seemed to like it, and she still has a stunning body.

    What you said about 'reving' your body is also very true. A lot of people think that by eating little, their bodies will just make up that by using the excess fat in our body... and it doesn't quite work that way. What your body is going to do is adjust so it doesn't have to burn as much energy, and that's why sometimes it makes us feel groggy and tired.
    Yeah and I don't think eating healthy should be miserable or you'll stop. That's why I threw multiple suggestions at prplchknz and some guidelines to follow so she could do this longer term without feeling like she was following a regimented diet.

    Regimented diets are boring, they suck, and they make you feel deprived. Not to mention that doctors recommend that you don't necessarily eat the same thing every day.

    You can do a lot with those basic ingredients to switch them up (of course, being reasonable...like I poach my eggs, for example, instead of frying them...I happen to love poached eggs, though) so that you aren't like I have to eat this, this, and this for breakfast lunch and dinner.

    That way you could be eating healthy, but still go to a restaurant, for example.

    I also think it's a mistake that people are STILL programmed with the idea that eating a bunch of sugar is okay as long as things are "low fat."

    Eating a bunch of refined sugar is never okay, and one of the reasons why so many people are gluten intolerant now isn't because we should be following paleo diets or the Atkins diet, but because our breads should be whole grain and less refined.

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