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3/19/15 1:49 P

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I agree with others that it's not a "diet" but more of a lifestyle change. I have been doing Herbalife for a couple of years now. I really like that they use natural things to make their shake mixes and supplements. It is plant and food based with very few additives. Right now for weight loss I'm doing 2 shakes a day but when I reach my goal, I will switch to 1 a day.

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11/4/14 5:00 P

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DH and I invested in a food scale. We learned how many ounces of different types of protein equaled one serving, and stuck to that measurement for meals. We invested in healthy, easy-to-prepare breakfast options (low fat yogurt, scrambled eggs, flax meal pancakes, etc) so that we'd stop purchasing pastries, greasy drive-thru stuff, and so on. We don't keep snack foods, like chips and cookies, in the house, because we are both the type of people who will consume the whole package without paying much attention to what we're doing.

It isn't really a fad diet or anything, but those changes made staying within my calorie goal SO much easier that I generally don't feel like I'm doing all that much. It isn't the kind of struggle I experienced with the Atkins diet, meal replacement shakes, or similar fad diets. I don't feel like I'm starving all the time, and I know that if I'm still ACTUALLY hungry after dinner, I can have carrots, or more steamed broccoli to fill me up without adding lots of calories.

The biggest issue I have now is sticking to a consistent exercise plan. It's really hard for me to find the motivation sometimes.

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10/30/14 8:37 P

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Gwenn,
I like to think of it not as diet but a life change and hope to stick to it to stay healthy even after I lose the weight I would like to or get pregnant and then start losing again. I also haven't much luck in keeping the weight off once I stop a deit and start trying to eat on my own again.

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10/30/14 9:26 A

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Karly,

I've never tried that one, but I've been tempted. I have tried Atkins, but that's about the only other real diet I've tried. I guess you could say I follow the Mediterranean Diet somewhat just because of all the fruits and veggies, but I am not naming that as my diet. Atkins I lost quite a bit, but like others have experienced, I gained alot when I stopped eating that way. I've also been more interested in eating cleaner and trying to avoid preservatives and sugar, to an extent. It's difficult to do though.

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10/29/14 8:44 P

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Over the years I have done: Jenny Craig, Atkins, LA Weight loss, Jenny Craig again, and now I am following the suggestions in the book from what to expect when your expecting and got the book What to expect: eating well when you're expecting. Tells you what you should be eating when your pregnant but it talks about before you are expecting. My husband and I have also limited the amount of wheat and gluten we are eating. So far this has been working well for me and I have lost almost 14 lbs since starting it in September.

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10/28/14 9:23 P

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Interesting - everyone is pretty much doing the same thing. And so am I now! I am following the 21 Day Fix workout and it helps you with smaller portion sizes with the little boxes they give you. Basically I'm eating healthier with more fruits and veggies and better portions.

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10/27/14 7:44 P

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I wouldn't consider it a diet, more of a lifestyle choice, but my husband and I have eaten vegetarian (pescatarian actually since we usually eat one fish serving per week) for about a year and a half now. I lost 10 pounds or so without even doing anything else, and it has definitely helped me eat better.

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10/27/14 3:56 P

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I tried the PRISM diet several years ago, and it was okay but the first 6 weeks were hard. You couldn't eat any bread or fruit or have caffeine or sugar. It was torture because I worked in a coffee shop during the time I was attempting the diet. Wouldn't do it again.

My "diet" now: eat fruit & veggies. Eat protein. Cook at home as much as possible. Minimize bread/pasta (trigger foods). Indulge moderately, without bingeing. Be mindful of the bites I take. Weight training (bodyweight and/or free weights) + some cardio. Interval/circuit training (my own made-up boot camp circuits). Works slowly, but works (it's taken me 3 months to lose 8 lbs).

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10/27/14 3:23 P

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I can't say I've truly tried too many "diets" but I did order Nutrisystem and returned it less than a month later. That made me gassy and I was always hungry. Most of the food was bland too. We saw no results as to weight.

We tried MyFitFoods 21 day challenge and my husband lost 24 lbs in about 4 weeks and I lost 6 or so, and this was without working out. It was expensive though and added up quick. I would do it again if I could afford it! It took a while to put the weight back on.

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10/27/14 12:10 P

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The thing that really worked for me 4 years ago was a combination of:
- staying within calorie range
- eat as much veggies and fruit as I could
- eat way more protein than I did before, which prevented me from being hungry
- exercise about twice a week, 20 minutes HIIT and 40 minutes strength training each time (or some kind of fitness class)
- plan ahead
- make sure I had about 100-150 cal left for an evening snack, so I didn't go to sleep hungry

What definitely did not work was staying within calorie range but eating the wrong foods (too little protein and veggies), which resulted in being hungry all day long. Or trying not to have any treats at all, which often resulted in binge eating those same treats.



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10/27/14 11:08 A

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What worked for you? What didn't?

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