I'm new to the pursuit of a healthy lifestyle, but I've recently taken on such an endeavor. Started P90x a few weeks ago and realize that exercising while still eating like garbage is not helpful.

What are some of your favorite or most beneficial diet plans?

Views: 1088

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Forget diets—change your lifestyle.  Cut out all refined sugar, refined starches, white potatoes, etc.  Here’s a guy who offers a Science based approach that really works—without counting calories.

 

http://nutritionfacts.org/video/thousands-of-vegans-studied/

 

If you’re not interested in going vegan, at least listen to some of his short (3 minutes or less) nutrition videos.

Hope this helps.

Up until the 1990s Oreos contained lard—but then Nabisco changed the recipe to make them healthy.

Please tell me you didn't just suggest Oreos are healthy? 

You mean I can shove my face with Oreos guilt free and in the knowledge I'll live a long and healthy life? Sounds too good to be true... 

I'd rather stick to honey and not contribute to further bee unemployment.. 

Neither would I but then neither me nor the bee would exist. Anyway, I'm going to put it out there and suggest that Oreos cause at least as much suffering in the world as honey. 

I'm in Italy so I guess I can't have vegan Oreos... 

No-- No Oreos for you!

The most success I've had was as follows:

Cut out sugar and artificial sweeteners (except for sugar found naturally in fruits and veggies)

Focus on fruits and veggies for snacks AND meals, making meat more of a side dish and sometimes excluding it. 

Lots of fiber and whole grains.

Avoid processed food as much as possible. 

I should point out my goals are to maintain muscle but lose excess fat.  If I wanted to gain muscle i'd change my view on meat consumption. 

Serving Size, 2 weeks of stomach size adjustment, Outer Ring, filling foods and My Fitness Pal.

  1. Learn what a serving size is.  I had to get and use measuring cups.  Can you eyeball 4 oz of meat? 
  2. Shop only the outer ring of your grocery store.  
  3. Nothing that has more then 5 ingredients if you can.  No sugar replacements be it High-Fructose or synthetic.   
  4. Use My Fitness Pal app to monitor your calories and find the calorie per servicing size.  It also lets you track what the heck you are doing day to day.  It can be the nudge to not choosing crap snacks.
  5. Figure out what filling foods work for you.  Until I used My Fitness pal we did not get much traction on my wife’s weight loss.  We did not realize we where filling up on high calorie foods.  Breads, Rice, Noodles and such, even at a cup serving had to be replaced with asparagus, broccoli and cabbage.
  6. A lot of what we had to do was relook at basic foods we simply where not used to eating because we did not grow up with them.  Pan seared cabbage with garlic and carrots is a great main.    

The old thought process was what meat followed with what "side dishes".  Really it is a perspective change.  

Those changes are a life style change but worth it.

RSS

Latest Activity

Liam Strain replied to David R.'s discussion "Iron sharpens iron" in the group The Great Debate
"Explain neo-nazis spitting milk at the cameras, then?"
5 minutes ago
Pale Horse replied to David R.'s discussion "Iron sharpens iron" in the group The Great Debate
"4chan dangled the "milk is racist" bait. Mic bit into it, because that's what political correctness does to you. Instead if just living your life, it makes you worry about what is ok to say. Or in this case, what is ok to drink. 4chan…"
54 minutes ago
Emma Kalman replied to Drew's discussion Women with body image issues
"Hey there, Drew... From a women's perspective and one that has been through self-image issues I have to say this is not an easy task. It is however a great one :-) It is not only being overweight that can cause us to feel ugly. Women and I say…"
1 hour ago
Drew posted a discussion

Women with body image issues

Hi all,Basically, my fiancee has some body image issues that I'm not sure how to support her with. I was wondering if any of you have experience of this sort of thing and can give any advice?The main problem is she feels like she's fat/ugly. Her mum and grandma have both told her before that she 'needs to lose weight'. In particular her mum has previously called her 'fat' during a drunken argument.I often tell her she's beautiful etc (at least daily), because I think she is and I want her to…See More
2 hours ago
Liam Strain replied to David R.'s discussion "Iron sharpens iron" in the group The Great Debate
"Unfortunately, that has not been shown to be the case historically. Words have power, and names especially - which is magnified by political power, and media control. "
3 hours ago
Jay D replied to Mongoose's discussion Regarding "Muslim Immigrant Woes" in Sweeden in the group The Great Debate
"Dont know why we would even have to discuss this. Sweden is one of the safest countrys in the world and certainly safer since the USA. Trump was just talking out of his ass, as he always does after watching to much Fox News. Fox New btw. is…"
8 hours ago
Liam Strain replied to The Eyeball Kid's discussion Getting rid of a houseguest
"You've already been a really good friend to him, in my opinion. I think it's fair to say, "look - It's been cool having you here, but this is a small place, and I don't want this to become an issue in our friendship, so we…"
11 hours ago
Liam Strain replied to David R.'s discussion "Iron sharpens iron" in the group The Great Debate
"Bending language thus isn't really PC, so much as it is political reality. To use your abortion example. Pro-choice, vs. Pro-abortion. Pro-life vs. Anti-choice or Anti-abortion. Both sides can and do play with the terms to suit the tone of…"
11 hours ago

© 2017   Created by Brett McKay.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service