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Anyone have any good diet tips/plans

Postby christma » Wed Dec 15, 2010 6:32 am

Anyone have any good diet tips/plans that actually worked? I am a bit overweight and looking to drop a couple of pounds and tone up and would be very greatful for any advice about things that have actually worked.
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Postby Julie5 » Wed Dec 15, 2010 10:46 am

Sadly, I think you'll find the most effective method is to eat less and exercise more.

Not rocket science. Or even advanced biology!

All the best - greed and laziness are never easy to overcome!
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Postby biohazard » Thu Dec 16, 2010 7:52 am

Try staying e.g. two weeks on negative calories and one week on positive. Do some resistance training with weights as well as aerobic excercise.

Two weeks of negative calories allows you to lose fat, but is short enough for you to keep your strength and energy for daily activities. Then during that one week of positive calories your body can actually gain some muscle as you work out and replenish its energy stores. That way you end up keeping your muscle mass or even adding some, while losing fat. Just make sure that the total amount of "negative calories" is bigger than "positive" ones to ensure that you actually lose weight.

With this method you lose weight slowly, but if you are only bit overweight it's okay. The outcome is good and you don't have to be hungry all the time and your strength and energy levels stay good.

In a nutshell: exercise and be on negative calories, but don't be on negatives forever because the body quickly adapts to low calorie intake and losing weight becomes more difficult. Cycle your calories to negative and positive, keeping the total amount negative for weight loss. If you want to gain muscle and mass, do the same but keep the total positive.

Has worked well for me ;)
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Postby Julie5 » Fri Dec 17, 2010 8:48 am

"because the body quickly adapts to low calorie intake "

I find this interesting as a biologist (if infuriating as a weight-conscious female!)....it does rather beg the question as to why the body, when in an environment of ample/plentiful food, is so 'wasteful' of available calories (ie, it can obviously live on less, but doesn't).

Why don't we always run our metabolism at greatest efficiency (which is what I assume is happening when we adapt to low-calorie intake mode), so we are wringing every last bit of energy/nutritional value out of every morsel we eat.

And what are the actual differences in pathways when we are on max efficiency (ie, low calorie regime) cf min efficiency (high calorie regime).
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Postby biohazard » Fri Dec 17, 2010 9:36 am

My best guess is that the body downregulates many non-essential processes when on low calories. One such process is muscle protein synthesis, although probably many other functions slow down a bit as well. Lower thermogenesis may also be one reason - when on higher calories, the body turns some of the excess calories into heat (some scientists believe this is one reason why certain people stay easily slim: their body simply generates more heat, which requires energy).

It is probably a sum of many things that causes the smaller calorie usage when a person is on a low-calorie diet for prolonged periods. Naturally losing weight is one reason, but this adaptation takes place even if the weight does not go down.

I am not sure if the body is particularly wasteful when on high calories - after all it stores excess calories as fat quite well. But certainly the body uses more energy for various processes when on higher calorie diet and doesn't just turn all excess energy to fat. Various evolutionary adaptations have been suggested as the reason for this.
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Postby Dashawn07 » Mon May 02, 2011 10:48 am

Vegetables and fruit are equally important for their high nutrient levels. Aim for two and a half cups per day.“Take advantage of all the ready-to-eat veggies in markets, such as carrots, celery, tomatoes, lettuces and other leafy greens, and salad and vegetable mixtures,”.Vegetables are easy to microwave or stir-fry and deliciously mix with lean proteins and whole grains for satisfying, lower-calorie meals.
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Postby ramjnkgha » Thu Jul 12, 2012 12:09 pm

if u want to fit and fine so i give u a advise exercise daily and eat vagitables like radish,carrot,bell pepper, cabbag etc.
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Re: Anyone have any good diet tips/plans

Postby MaddisonSupple » Thu Nov 22, 2012 12:37 pm

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Re: Anyone have any good diet tips/plans

Postby jaykhyes » Tue Jan 08, 2013 6:53 am

Crash diet plans and excessive amount of exercise can cause loose skin after weight loss so try to avoid these types of weight loss programs. Try to aim for 1 to 2 pounds losing per week, make sure of including weight lifting also in your plan else you will end up with lean muscle.
Loose skin after weight loss can be prevented by paying attention to your hydration needs. Water being an important part in maintaining elasticity of skin, should be taken at least 2 litres every day. Eating properly can also help you in avoiding loose skin after weight loss. To maintain the elasticity of skin Collagen and Elastin are two elements responsible. Try to consume more protein rich foods that contain collagen and elastin forming components such as milk, cottage cheese, tofu, legumes, nuts, beans, fish, and seeds. Daily nourishment and care of your skin can also avoid loose skin after weight loss. Exfoliation everyday can help in removing dead skin cells and increase the circulation in skin. There are various skin tightening creams available in the market that contains Aloe-Vera, yeast extract, soy protein, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, and hyaluronic acid which can help you in curing and increase collagen and elastin to help that loose skin after weight loss.
have a healthy weight loss...:)
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Re: Anyone have any good diet tips/plans

Postby timiber013 » Tue Jan 15, 2013 1:39 am

You could try Atkins diet, it is basically focusing on decreasing your carbohydrates intakes, combine it with regular exercising and you could see some weight loss results.
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