the biting truth


Wednesday, January 21, 2009

i'll start tomorrow

This morning brings new resolutions. As usual.

I have started so many diets. I could not began to count them if I tried. When I was a chubby teenager, I used to lay in bed every night and promise myself I would "start" tomorrow. My fat sister and I promised each other. The morning would come and go. Sometimes we really did diet for a few weeks, or days. Usually we were "good" until dinnertime.

I am really good at starting a diet.

2 comments: said...

I just wanted to share..I'm a big fan of Phentermine. Have you asked your doctor about it?

Also, Here is a list I like to refer too....

Low-carb diets work, but they provide little fiber. The average American only eats 11 grams of fiber a day, and we’re supposed to eat 25-30 grams. The low-carb dieter probably eats much less than 11 grams. Not very healthy in our opinion.
Low-fat works, and is healthy. In general, if you follow USDA food pyramid guidelines, you’ll be eating the right proportions. Fat has about 9 calories per gram, while carbohydrates and protein have only 4 calories each. Also, low-fat dieters retain muscle mass better than low-carb dieters.
Though protein seems good, be careful how you eat it: meat and dairy have lots of protein, but are usually high in fat. Some are low-fat. Learn to read labels, and don’t buy products that have more than 2 or 3 grams of fat per serving. Legumes (beans and peas) are high in protein and fiber. Just be sure they weren’t prepared “southern-style” – with a hunk of fat in the cooking pot. Glory foods brand of canned beans and peas have excellent flavor, yet they have practically no fat in them.
If you eat low-fat or very-low-fat, you probably don’t need to count calories. But if you’d like calorie guidelines, most people lose weight rapidly while eating 1000-1200 calories a day (don’t eat less than this). If you work out for 30-60 minutes, add another 300 calories to your daily intake.
Portion control is also important. Besides looking carefully at the kind of food you eat, make certain you don’t get too much of a good thing. Most brand-name healthy frozen meals have about 240 to 350 calories in them. If you wash the plastic containers they come in and save them, they can give you a good idea about how much of your home-made healthy foods you should dish out for your meals: just fill the container with your own food, and don’t eat more than what fits into it.

GOOD LUCK on your journey! It's a tough one, but not impossible to conquer. :)

The Masked Mommy said...

Ha! I know exactly the feeling! I was always chubby as a teenager also (and having 2 children hasn't helped anything). I really need to diet, but for now I'm focusing on getting my house under control. I've been thinking about posting my weight on my blog weekly. After all, no one knows who I am! :-)