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Old 01-29-2011, 02:40 PM   #41
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Yeah, I was in the same situation. Except I used V8 and Smirnoffs. Improved my mood immensely.
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Old 01-29-2011, 02:45 PM   #42
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I used it occasionally in the '70s when I didn't want to waste my brief lunch break eating a real lunch inside. Sat outside in the sun with a can of chocolate. Those were the days--I was thin and fit and never thought about dieting.
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I gained 15 pounds in the last 17 months after moving to FL and starting my current job (sedentary). I re-joined WeightWatchers (Lifetime member) in early December to start losing weight and prevent any holiday weight gain. After 8 weeks, I have lost 6 pounds.

I love (and hate) the new PointsPlus program because it penalizes excessive carbs. I think the program has taken itself to another level and is a great option for anyone wanting to lose weight. I am currently doing the program online but I would recommend meetings to anyone who is not already familiar with the points program. You will definitely learn how to eat to lose the weight and keep it off.
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Old 02-21-2011, 01:06 PM   #44
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I tried it many years ago and as long as you stay on it then you will do ok. Once off it you will bounce back to where you were. After that I did the Pritikan diet, no fat, and lasted ~ 1 yr but got tiered of eating straw. I have been doing the Sonoma Diet since last June and can honestly say that it works and when I go off track for a day or more I go back to it and feel better. I highly recommend that you check this out. Good nutrition in reasonable portions has shead 40lbs from me. I am off the cholestrol meds and feel great.
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Old 02-21-2011, 01:35 PM   #45
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I get hungry too quickly if all I have is a Slim-Fast. A peanut butter and jelly sandwich on whole wheat bread, plus an orange, is my usual breakfast. It has about 100 more calories than a Slim-fast, and I can go all morning without hunger.

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I've gained weight over the past 6 months for 2 obvious reasons - drinking beer (albeit lite beer ) and eating full meals at various fundraisers.
My usual habit is to have several small "meals" during the day. I usually wait 30 minutes from the first hunger impulse to see if I merely have the "munchies" or am truly in need of nutrition. Sometimes a glass of water will solve the urge to eat.
If I am truly hungry, I make a very portion controlled snack for myself. I keep dried fruit and baked crunchy snacks like pretzels and Chex Mix on hand. I use a very small bowl for an exact portion versus bringing the whole bag with me.
Mr B is not a big eater, so that helps a lot. He likes to eat small portions of food versus a huge meal.
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Ha, Ha, Ha, I read this as Using Slim Jims for diet.

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Old 02-21-2011, 04:16 PM   #48
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Why? You make it sound like a bad thing!
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I get hungry too quickly if all I have is a Slim-Fast. A peanut butter and jelly sandwich on whole wheat bread, plus an orange, is my usual breakfast. It has about 100 more calories than a Slim-fast, and I can go all morning without hunger.

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I find that the Slim Fast really fills me up...for two hours...then I go into this starving for food "let me grab anything" mode I am so hungry. I use it with the thought that it will get me just thru until I get real food.
The above sounds sooo much smarter. Cheese and peanut butter coat the stomach and last longer.
Well, it was worth the try I guess.....maybe Atkins' diet drinks are better?

I've gotten super-busy with activities with others, and that, at least, has cut out all that nervous nibbling I was starting to do (again) in the evening.

This losing weight thing: it just won't work for me without an attack plan I can see already.
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Old 02-22-2011, 11:05 AM   #50
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Pretty much all diets work, because they all eventually boil down to the same factor: lowering calories. Which is easier and more sustainable will forever be up to debate. Remember the Twinkie and Doritos diet published by a nutritionist not so long ago, to prove the point that "its the calories"? He lost 20 lbs!
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All diets can work (that is, it works if you follow it) but not all diets will help you keep weight off long term.

If you have the idea that you can follow a "diet" for a period of time, lose weight, then go back to eating the foods you like it is highly likely that the weight loss won't be permanent.

It is preferable to find a way of eating that you can follow for the rest of your life. During the weight loss phase you eat less calories of course and then when you are at goal weight you increase your calories until you maintain a stable weight. However, the types of food you eat doesn't change.
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