Are there any true facts about diet food

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  1. joner8888

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    I have been searching on the net about diet foods-- I haver seen so many ads, why is it such big business :Eek!:

    Why are there so many conflicting ads saying one thing, then another about what is good or bad:Eek!:

    I thought I would follow the NHS advice but all the reviews on there say I will probably poison myself:cry:

    http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Goodfood/Pages/eatwell-plate.aspx

    Where can I find a list of what to eat, so as to loose weight without feeling like I ought to take a nutrition degree to understand it all:Eeek:

    I`m on a no carb / meat only diet now for x 2 weeks, but looks like I will suffer kidney failure from too much protein according to one site :cry:
     
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    if everyone listened to all the various and conflicting advice on food and took it all to heart everyone would die of starvation.

    My personal advice is that if you are looking to lose weight, eat sensibly and increase your exercising.

    It is far better to lose a little weight at a time than starve yourself or diet hard and loose lots of weight quickly. Losing weight quickly also means the skin isnt given time to shrink back either (albeit it doesnt always shrink anyway).

    Good luck xxxxxxxxxx
     
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    Diet foods make you fat!

    There have never been so many diet plans so why is the population more obese than ever?

    Quite a few folk on here have found the 5:2 plan works for them.
     
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    er ....meat only ? That is not good for you at all :Eeek:

    The best way to loose weight is cut out fat and sugar and the best way to do that is to stop eating processed foods of any kind. And eat a balanced diet of fresh vegetables, fruit, rice, lean unprocessed meat, fish etc, non of it fried, just boiled or cooked in a non fat fryer. Also absolutely no cheese and only a very limited daily dairy intake.

    Without the processed fat and sugar in your diet and some regular excersise (plus also all that roughage) the weight should start dropping off you!

    I went to SE Asia for a month last year and their diet is largely the above, the weight was dropping off me by the day without the processed foods and all the hidden fat and sugar they contain.:thumb: The American on my trip was loosing so much weight on the local diet she was stuffing biscuits 24/7
     
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    Food doesn't make you fat. Being greedy does.
     
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    Only one way-----eat less and move more

    Good advice now I need to put it into pracise
     
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    Jim has hit the nail on the head. Look at the countries that are poor..... because they have to walk to work - work hard all day - do not get paid much - they eat less.

    We have become a world of "junk food" and it is so easy to lift the phone call local pizza place and order a 19in with all the toppings....... a TV program a few weeks back showed that many families order in food instead of cooking it.:Eeek:
     
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    I have been trying that for 6 weeks now --
    I think I cannot eat any less:cry:

    Breakfast-- x2 Weetabix ,skimmed milk , no sugar

    Lunch--- x3 slices of ham , no bread

    Later--- x2 loin pork chops with mushrooms / onions , no spuds or anything else.

    No sugar in tea/ coffee.

    That's the diet every day and I do a physical job 10 hrs a day and ride a bicycle sundays for 15 miles.

    I`m still putting it on:cry:
     
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    I believe I know one true fact about all so called "diet" food...


    It is overpriced.


    JJ :Cool:

    PS. Mine isn't fat... It's strongness.
     
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    There is only one "diet" I can recommend - it is called the 5:2 diet or variations thereof. It requires no fancy special foods, you just cut back your food intake for two days a week. I did it on Mondays and Thursdays for a couple of months some time ago and I wasn't what you would call overweight to begin with. The weight has slowly crept back on so I have started again this week. When I get back down to my target weight of eleven and a half stone (I'm five foot nine and a bit) I will try and switch to a 6:1 regime, where I only eat less on one day a week to keep the weight off.

    The guy who pioneered this is often on the Beeb and he has a website which explains it: http://thefastdiet.co.uk/ The health benefits are also very significant.

    Cynics will no doubt scoff because on this diet you eat normally for five days a week but the system really works and because it doesn't require any special foods you will save money because you simply eat less!
     
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    if you are just eating just this and doing all that physical activity could be the signs of for example a thyroid problem:Eek!: Maybe ?

    My suggestion is some citrus fruit & a banana (slow release of energy for the afternoon) instead of ham at lunch time as you are not getting for example much vitamin C on that diet. Maybe take some daily multivitamin tablets anyway as that will boost and maintain vitamin & mineral levels & will help :thumb:
     
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    [low carbs not No carbs
    Height protine
    High fiber
    Lots of fruit
    And get moving

    Not rocket didgeridoo dodah s.

    Simple !!!

    QUOTE=joner8888;884083]I have been searching on the net about diet foods-- I haver seen so many ads, why is it such big business :Eek!:

    Why are there so many conflicting ads saying one thing, then another about what is good or bad:Eek!:

    I thought I would follow the NHS advice but all the reviews on there say I will probably poison myself:cry:

    http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Goodfood/Pages/eatwell-plate.aspx

    Where can I find a list of what to eat, so as to loose weight without feeling like I ought to take a nutrition degree to understand it all:Eeek:

    I`m on a no carb / meat only diet now for x 2 weeks, but looks like I will suffer kidney failure from too much protein according to one site :cry:[/QUOTE]
     
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    I'n not advertising here..:Wink:, but Mrs A has been a Weightwatchers leader, since she retired, and in the last year I have lost a stone without noticing.
    Its all about eating properly and moving about more than you usually do. She has people in her meetings that have lost 50-60 lbs and don't seem to put it back on.
    Of course, other weight loss programs are available....:whistle:
    But, WW must be doing something right, Mrs A has just been asked to work with the NHS and diabetes groups to promote healthy lifestyles which includes controlled weightloss.
    These faddy diets are ok if you want to lose weight, but what do you do to keep at that weight once you have achieved it?. There's no quick fix, its a lifestyle change. :beer:

    Allan
     
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    This one worked for me but not suitable for all

    http://www.motorhomefun.co.uk/u-shaped-lounge/53384-bbc-prog-alternative-diet-5-2-diet.html

    600 calories two days a week normal diet 5days a week

    Just google for calories contained in what your about to eat item by item
    Add it up and alter till 600 calories achieved

    Just be aware not suitable for diabetics it seems
    But hopefully should help stop you becoming a diabetic

    I started at 98 kilos now a healthier 79.1
    :thumb::RollEyes::thumb:
     
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    I too am a huge fan of the 5:2 way of eating, it is not just about losing belly fat (although it is hugely successful at this) but the intermittent fasting is actually good for you in other ways. You can learn all on www.thefastdiet.co.uk. I have lost 16lb in the last 3 months and my metabolism is noticeably faster. I have a lot of dinner parties at weekends, 4 course meals with lots of alcohol and I never gain any weight. In fact I need to change to 6:1 now so that I don't lose any more! I also love the fact that twice a week I don't get tempted as I have all my meals planned in advance on a fasting day and don't deviate. :thumb:
     
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    Sounds like you're not eating enough which can be as bad as overheating. Why would you want to eat like that every day, food is a joy and there are so many amazing foods you could be eating. :BigGrin:
     
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    I am 6 foot 3 inches tall and hover around 17 stone plus a bit, I am considered obese by my doctor and was referred to a dietician at my local hospital (been there tonight as a matter of fact). Many of the posts in this thread contain some truths, "lifestyle change" being one of them, why is there a 5:2 diet when you can eat sensibly 7:7 (and save money). The best way to lose weight is to stop shovelling food down your throat in large quantities:Doh:.
     
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    As an extra thought.......... if you don't fancy the 5:2 thing that's currently so popular (and I can understand why)............

    Why not try 1 RAW day a week, no dairy, meat, eggs etc.

    Just raw food.

    Whizz up a raw tomato sauce, make nut cheese by whizzing nuts and adding olive oil, use a very thin slicer to slice raw courgettes, add peppers or whatever else you fancy and layer. You have a totally RAW lasagne. You will be surprised........really great and nutritious, you feel the difference after eating it!

    Start the day with a berry smoothie or fresh fruit or veg smoothie.

    Snack on crudités and whizzed up chick peas, olive oil for hummous.

    1 day a week isn't hard, but may make a difference in getting you to think about what food is actually "good" for you, (when we are bombarded daily with a load of diet nonsense) and your body will benefit. Without any of the additives or trying to diet, a few weeks of 1 day raw a week, I am sure you will lose weight and feel more energised too!

    It's hard to follow continuously, I tried, and as wonderful "through the roof energy" as it made me feel, we are all so used to our own comfort foods that we love and enjoy, 1 day a week seems more sensible. You get the benefits with the enjoyment of cooked too!

    It's a thought anyway!:thumb:
     
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    IMPOSSIBLE. what are you eating between meals? No one came out of BELSEN fat.:Rofl1:BUSBY.
     
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    You might find 'MyFitnessPal' App useful, if you're watching the calories.
     
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