Originally posted by lleechef
Thanks redtressed and no, we're not goin to pop you in the noggin. I think a sensible diet as low fat as possible with lots of good vegetables and salads and fish, low fat meats....AND a proper work out every day is the best way to keep the weight off.
^^^^ exactly right. Sorry folks, but you have to get out of the mind set that there is a magic bullet to lose weight, keep it off and have a healthy lifestyle.
It takes a commitment for the rest of your life and it's going to be hard work. Going on a fad diet will give you no long term positive benefits because if you don't change your lack of exercise and your eating habits, especially portion control, you are doomed to return to the state your body was in when you started on a fad diet.
You didn't get overweight overnight, and you are not going to safely take that weight off and keep it off in going on a fad diet that is designed to take weight off in a few weeks / months.
Again it takes a commitment from you that you want to change to a better lifestyle.
I'll be turning 50 this year. I decided in September of 2004 that I wanted to transform my body, which i've never been really proud of into a physique that I'm not ashamed of. I joined a health club, an expensive club, so that would inspire me to go as often as possible to get my monies worth. I have a friend also going to that club, that encourages me to go when I don't feel like it and I do the same for her.
My workouts last about an hour and consist of aerobic training (stationary bike, Xcountry ski machine, and a treadmill), then I workout on machines and do some free weights.
I'm proud to say that after just 3 months, I feel better, look better, feel more confident and enjoy the positive comments friends and family have made when they see how I am transforming my body in a positive manner.
I have given myself a year to reach my goal, but in actuality, it is a lifelong commitment. It's hard at times, believe me, but there's great satisfaction in knowing I'm doing something that is going to make me look better, and feel better in my 50's then in the decade of my 40's.
Sorry if I strayed too far from the original post...