Dieting & Losing Weight

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I joined SW mid Jan and have to say it's been easier than I thought.

I'm only 1 of a handful of men that go but I've been pleasantly surprised with the results.
 

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[member=277]Chammy[/member]

Time to start that blog again!!!!
 

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Chammy said:
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[member=277]Chammy[/member]

Time to start that blog again!!!!

Or you could just read the dieting posts on my current blog ;)

MORE BLOGS THE BETTER I SAY FROM YOU!!
 

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Does anyone on here use stuff like Fitbits or Apple Watches etc to track their lifestyle in terms of fitness and do they find it actually makes any difference to what they eat or do or do you literally just use the thing as a tracking device..
 

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Yup. Fitbit makes me move my arse :D

Entering my meals, water and competing with others actually helps me make better choices and actually try.
 

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MyFitnessPal for tracking and 8fit for the workouts. I did lose a stone and half like this but have gotten lazy...! Method that works well thought imo.
 

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I really think that everything is a matter of balance.
Re-think eating habits (more fruit and veggies, less take-aways, smaller portions). The smaller portion thing might be tricky at first because your stomach is use to that quantity of food. If you cut down a bit (it might be hard in the beginning) but your stomach will shrink and you'll feel full faster. Also take your time to eat, eat at regular hours and avoid snacking. Also take your time to eat. I don't beleive in any miracle diet, you can eat everything in moderation and the more fruit and veg the better. Careful with sodas and alcohol as well. Personaly I prefer to have water while I'm eating. All that added to a bit of exercise should make a big difference.
 

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I really think that everything is a matter of balance.
Re-think eating habits (more fruit and veggies, less take-aways, smaller portions). The smaller portion thing might be tricky at first because your stomach is use to that quantity of food. If you cut down a bit (it might be hard in the beginning) but your stomach will shrink and you'll feel full faster. Also take your time to eat, eat at regular hours and avoid snacking. Also take your time to eat. I don't beleive in any miracle diet, you can eat everything in moderation and the more fruit and veg the better. Careful with sodas and alcohol as well. Personaly I prefer to have water while I'm eating. All that added to a bit of exercise should make a big difference.

Some sound advice these. I don't even have full fat fizzy drinks anymore and just have the diet ones instead

You are right about drinking water while you eat so that you feel fuller
 

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I've been looking at the 5:2 diet recently. - has anyone on here done that before?
 

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I've been looking at the 5:2 diet recently. - has anyone on here done that before?

Yup - shocked face!

It can work but it's not easy, I used to find that on the full eating days I binged so hard because my body was craving it and I could say "well, it's allowed as you've previously fasted"! If you're looking at intermittent fasting then something like 16:8 is easier (fast 16hrs then eat during an 8hr window).
 

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I did it for 3 weeks about 18 months ago. People at work were going on about it and then one of my brother-in-laws gave me the book to read and then I gave it a go. In those 3 weeks I did drop some pounds but can't remember how many. I couldn't sustain the pain of fasting even knowing I could eat more the next day. I get the theory behind it but I also get the theory behind Atkins too and that got slated eventually.

I've done SlimmingWorld twice before and over the past 7 weeks (i think it is) I've been on the SlimmingWorld diet again - it's the one that suits me and my wife so it's the one we're doing.

All diets work if you stick to them (some are more healthier for you than others) and it's the sticking to them that makes the difference; it's all about habits - get into habits that mean you lose weight then you'll lose weight, get into habits that don't and you won't.
 

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I really need to apply myself to losing weight and getting more active. I’ve added my MFP ticker to my signature in the hope that it makes me more accountable. Feel free to kick me up the bum if you see the weight going up,
 

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I really need to apply myself to losing weight and getting more active. I’ve added my MFP ticker to my signature in the hope that it makes me more accountable. Feel free to kick me up the bum if you see the weight going up,
MFP is such an amazing app it’s still gobsmacked it is free!

I know @katykicker is a big fan of it
 

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How's everyone's Diet been going so far then this year?

I've had to actually stop fitness at the moment as I've hurt my back and am in too much pain when bending over even empty the dishwasher at the moment so doing a weights class at the moment is a big no no..
 

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9lbs down so far and don't actually feel like I'm on a diet which is nice. Need to restart the running now though to speed it up!
 

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Does anyone do a diet or has done one in the past?

There's so much choice (if you can call it that!)
Weight Watchers, Slimming World, Slimfast, JANE PLAN, Exante diet, normal calorie counting via MyFitnessPal, 5:2, that kento thing and god who knows what other ones?

Are they just a waste of time (and money?)

I've got a guy who works for me who eats a diet that is basically 60% pastry and 40% booze and he is thin as a rake!!!

Is it just game over for your metabolism after you reach 30?????

Do you just do them and then roll back to your old habits?

Are they just a giant headache you don't need right now in your life?

SHARE YOUR DIET WOES!!!
 

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