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To diet or not to diet?

post #1 of 19
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Ok, I'll have a short poll up in just a couple of minutes, but I was just wondering how many of us plan to start a new diet for the new year? I've made that particular "resolution" before, and never stuck it out.....
What provoked this thought though, was the fact that one of the reps that we feed dr's offices for made the statement that the offices are already warning her that come first of the year, they want her to start ordering "healthy" and "diet" foods. I told her just to watch, if its like the last couple of years, that will only last through the end of January, if that long, lol!
post #2 of 19
I should diet but I probably won't do it.
post #3 of 19
I was on a diet this year, and I lost all the weight I intended to lose. Now I've just got to keep it off!
post #4 of 19
No diets here - just always trying to eat healthier
post #5 of 19
I don't believe in diets. What i do believe in is making smart decisions about what i eat, eating in healthy portions, and trying to cook healthy meals and have a good exercise routine. I don't believe in "fad diets" - yo yo diets do more harm than good and normally when you go off of them you gain all the weight back you lost. I think that the foods in your daily diet should be healthy and you should make a healthy lifestyle change to eat good foods that are great for you and eat sweets/etc in moderation - if you do that, you won't have issues. I am all for people making healthy changes to their diets, but i am against "dieting"
post #6 of 19
I don't diet. If one wants weight loss that will last a life time one must change the way that he or she eats and their relationship to food. It's not easy.
post #7 of 19
what I'm starting is considered a diet, but it's a lifestyle thing... it's the eat right for your type. I'm type A, so i can't have red meat and pork, but poultry and most seafood is acceptable. it's not just about losing weight (which is one effect of doing this), but it also helps energy, and overall health... I'm slowing phasing myself in, I can't have potatoes, but i had one last ditch round of them today... AS of Jan. 1st, I plan to have most of the 'bad' foods for my type eliminated.

Amanda
post #8 of 19
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Originally Posted by RubSluts'Mommy View Post
what I'm starting is considered a diet, but it's a lifestyle thing...
Same here. Only my lifestyle change will be a year of the Paleolithic Diet, starting on January 1st: http://thedomesticzoo.com/
post #9 of 19
i dont "diet" rather i have changed my eating habits to more healthy choices, and im dropping the weight that way.
post #10 of 19
Yes~I want to change my eating habits!! I have just done so bad this year with that!! I sure hope that I can actually stick to a plan in 2008!!
post #11 of 19
Not at the first of the year, and not any other time, either. We eat pretty healthy, and pretty balanced, and if I splurge for a treat, I tend to find the body asking for the balance to be restored the next day, so it all comes out in the wash.

I could use more exercise, but I'm not framing that in anything that could look like a "resolution", because I gave them up years ago, as a lost cause.
post #12 of 19
I should diet... Not because I feel I need to lose weight but because my doctor keeps telling me that because of my bad anaemia I should just totally cut out sugar... But I'm the biggest sweet tooth you'll ever meet, so it's just not going to happen! Every time I get sick I say to myself "Okay, tomorrow I stop eating sugar", but then I get up and see something sweet and just can't stop myself!

So, yeah, I'm going to try to "diet" (Which for me means just eating healthy and cutting out sugar - I'm not a fan of fad diets either), but I'm pretty sure it's not going to happen
post #13 of 19
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Originally Posted by StarryEyedTiGeR View Post
I don't believe in diets. What i do believe in is making smart decisions about what i eat, eating in healthy portions, and trying to cook healthy meals and have a good exercise routine. I don't believe in "fad diets" - yo yo diets do more harm than good and normally when you go off of them you gain all the weight back you lost. I think that the foods in your daily diet should be healthy and you should make a healthy lifestyle change to eat good foods that are great for you and eat sweets/etc in moderation - if you do that, you won't have issues. I am all for people making healthy changes to their diets, but i am against "dieting"
No diets for me either. Most people just regain the weight and I cannot afford to gain any more

I do want to exercise more and eat better but nooooo diets.

I was so tempted to choose #4 just to be funny
post #14 of 19
ugh, no diet for me either, I think the word "diet" and gain weight

I do need to get more active and make better food choices though....probably not happening at the first of the year, but I will be on track by the end!
post #15 of 19
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Originally Posted by Katz4Life View Post
No diets here - just always trying to eat healthier
I don't diet, just try to eat healthy.
post #16 of 19
I actually didn't have to diet to loose my extra pounds. My seasonal job is so hectic that I lost the extra and some!
post #17 of 19
I'm at the age where just "eating healthy" doesn't work anymore. At work we are having Weight Watchers coming in for meetings once a week plus we get the free online tools, so I'm going to start that.
post #18 of 19
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Originally Posted by Liza24 View Post
i dont "diet" rather i have changed my eating habits to more healthy choices, and im dropping the weight that way.
That is how I feel. Diets don't work, it is lifestyle changes and making new habits that do. This is what I do, all year, every day. It is the small choices, the daily choices that effect me during the year. So I do have a diet I guess, but it is one that I always think about and comes easy, it isn't full of complex rules and short term results.
I have a tendency to gain weight quickly, so I am always aware of that and choose the right foods as much as possible and eat healthy cooking made at home or better choices when going out. Staying away from soda, cookies, white breads, etc. Eating lots of fruits and veggies for every meal and always a salad, stuff like that.
I learned awhile ago I have to work hard, I am not one of those people who can eat whatever they want and never will be. But I really enjoy my food and find that healthy options and portion control never leave me feeling deprived and I am always content with meals.
post #19 of 19
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Originally Posted by lookingglass View Post
I don't diet. If one wants weight loss that will last a life time one must change the way that he or she eats and their relationship to food. It's not easy.
That is a big key, but excercise is also a big part. I excercise 3 times a week and try to eat healthier and drink lots of tea. Diets don't work. Once you lose the weight, you just go back to your old eating habits and gain the weight. It has to be a lifestyle change.
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