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post #31 of 51
I lost weight on the atkins diet and loved it. I ate cheese omlets and all that fatty stuff, but alas I gained it back and then some and I just can't do that one again. It is hard in the beginning, but the weight goes so fast that you begin to love it and it isn't hard to skip the carbs. counting calories and excercising works but it is hard too. Itnis all hard until you are willing to make the change. Waiting for my next wave of willingness.
post #32 of 51
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Originally Posted by lookingglass
Having lost 95lbs, I would say fast food, white flower, white sugar, pop (this includes diet/light), and anything with high fructose corn syrup. The "low" carb fad is silly. You have to have carbs in your diet to maintain energy and blood sugar levels.
instead of 'low' carb, it should be 'good' carb - high fiber, whole grain stuff. altho, for carb-sensitive people like me, even those should be in moderation something i'm not good at!
post #33 of 51
Well honestly I think it's all in the portions, and a person's metabolism. I was put on Seroquel last May, at the point I was put on it I weighed 178lbs.

By the next August/September time frame I had gone from 178lbs to 240lbs. Which is a pretty significant weight gain especially for me as I have never ever been over 200lbs.

Now I've actually stopped the medication myself (it's an antipsychotic but they gave it to me to help me sleep and to try and stabilize my mood swings). And I'm holding steady at 233 and not dropping despite changing how much I'm eating through the day and the like.

It's very frustrating. I can't pin it on any one food in particular.
post #34 of 51
Thread Starter 
WHen i moved to germany i didnt like any of the foods, i totally cut out all take away, which i am going to do again. I didnt eat Mc donalds or KFC or Pizza Hut in over a year and i lost 20 kilograms (not sure what that is in LBS)
Milk makes me fat, I am also lactose intolorant. I will look into the calcium supplements though!

Lately i have been going out way too much, and not eating at home, i think this is a big reason why ive piled on the kilograms that i managed to lose 3 months ago!
post #35 of 51
Crisps, pastries and chocolate, nuff said!
post #36 of 51
Im with Susan Also no willpower has a lot to do with it. Try writing down everything you eat, you may be shocked into eating less.
post #37 of 51
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Originally Posted by lookingglass
Having lost 95lbs, I would say fast food, white flower, white sugar, pop (this includes diet/light), and anything with high fructose corn syrup. The "low" carb fad is silly. You have to have carbs in your diet to maintain energy and blood sugar levels.

Yea, i have always been a little fat. But after having some medical issues this year, and being forced to being in active i put on a ton(well not that much about 100) Now watching what i eat. Staying away as much as i can from those items listed above.

the biggest things for me Milk, cheese, and MCD morning food. since i stopped drinking milk and getting 2 egg mcmuffins on the way home from work in the morning, i have been losing about 4 to 5 pounds a week(some more some less) for the last 2 months.

i hope it keeps this up, i want to get back to 200-220 lbs
post #38 of 51
Getting older is what's made me fat I had no problem with my weight when I was in my 20's regardless of what I ate but now I really need to lose 20lbs. And diets make you fat. As soon as you try to cut something out you feel deprived and want the very thing you're trying to avoid. I never crave chocolate so much as when I'm trying not to eat it I think the single thing I'm trying to do now is to eat only when hungry and actually stop eating when I'm full - very hard to do and something that I've got out of the way of doing. Instead of eating until I'm stuffed I eat until I'm satisfied (well, sometimes ). After all, I can always eat again if I get hungry.

As far as food goes, I do think sugar is the devil. I'd take low(er) carb over low fat any day. Of course the worst foods as far as weight/health is concerned tend to contain both - cakes, pastries, chocolate etc.
post #39 of 51
You have to be careful too...someone mentioned it earlier about not losing more than 2 lbs a week (roughly just under a Kilogram).
~Check with a doctor if you decide to go on a particular diet. Many people that went on the aktins diet not only lost weight, but at a price. High Blood pressure, High Cholesteral and diabetes were found to be the result of the weight loss.
~Don't starve yourself. Eat light, but never skip meals.

Those are the two key things.
post #40 of 51
I have lost almost 40 pounds and went from a size 12 to a size 6 since January....basically it was fast food that made me gain weight....we use to eat fast food almost every day a week and sometimes for lunch and dinner.....once I stopped eating the french fries and hamburgers...I lost a lot of weight...lol
post #41 of 51
My next door neighbor lost weight just by taking out the candy bars- she was eating three a day! Anyway, on WW you are supposed to have just two servings of milk.. I was having maybe 1/2 serving. If you don't drink milk you are supposed to take calcium supplements and increase your protein servings to three a day from two.

Oh, I tried Atkins a couple years ago.. I lost maybe ten pounds in a month or two, but I have put in on back twice as much at least. Plus I think it started me on some unhealthy habits, such as not eating fruit every day like I had been.
post #42 of 51
For me I think its fast food, I love fast food and eat it more than I should
post #43 of 51
Even looking at McDonalds makes me gain about 5lbs!
post #44 of 51
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Originally Posted by babyharley
Even looking at McDonalds makes me gain about 5lbs!

Kenz, I just noticed you named the new kittah!! I haven't been on all weekend as the internet hasn't been hooked up yet..What a cute name Davidson is

Sorry for the highjack
post #45 of 51
I'm pretty sure everything except broccoli and water makes me fat
post #46 of 51
Even after I've lost all the weight I still have moments of weakness. I can't walk past a Dip and Dots stand and not get some. I also have had dreams about a Bacon Egg and Cheese McMuffin from McDonalds.
post #47 of 51
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Originally Posted by Hydroaxe
Don't call him skinny then. That's like calling a woman fat. It's supposed to catch up with you later in life, but it hasn't happened to me yet. I'm not complaining though. I feel lucky.
Aww...I'd never call him skinny. He's perfect to me at any weight (but I'm definitely not an objective party ).
post #48 of 51
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Originally Posted by ButterflyDream
Well honestly I think it's all in the portions, and a person's metabolism. I was put on Seroquel last May, at the point I was put on it I weighed 178lbs.

By the next August/September time frame I had gone from 178lbs to 240lbs. Which is a pretty significant weight gain especially for me as I have never ever been over 200lbs.

Now I've actually stopped the medication myself (it's an antipsychotic but they gave it to me to help me sleep and to try and stabilize my mood swings). And I'm holding steady at 233 and not dropping despite changing how much I'm eating through the day and the like.

It's very frustrating. I can't pin it on any one food in particular.
The medication can definitely affect your metabolism. I'm sure that's part of it.

Please, please, though, be CAREFUL about taking yourself off the Seraquel. My MIL has been on it for years and stopped taking it a few years ago. She had a terrible reaction and ended up in the hospital for almost a week. Seraquel is a medication that you should go off gradually, under a doctor's care. Please, if you start feeling even a little off, get to your doctor right away.
post #49 of 51
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Originally Posted by goosehazel
I'm pretty sure everything except broccoli and water makes me fat
-but I bet broccoli and water makes you fart.
post #50 of 51
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Originally Posted by lookingglass
Even after I've lost all the weight I still have moments of weakness. I can't walk past a Dip and Dots stand and not get some. I also have had dreams about a Bacon Egg and Cheese McMuffin from McDonalds.
Ooohhhh.... McDonalds breakfast is the devil!! I love it sooo much, but I haven't had it in forever cuz I feel fat and huge for the rest of the day!
post #51 of 51
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Originally Posted by Trouts mom
For me I think its fast food, I love fast food and eat it more than I should
LOL! I actually think being on Lexapro has made me gain some weight. It is really weird I actually weighed less right after I had my daughter, than what I do now. That is what is sad I am in desperate need of getting back in shape, and I would be happy. But that means getting motivated, and I dont know if I can handle that!! J/K
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