Friday, 24 January 2014

The Diet Itself

After yesterdays post about just how much weight I'd lost I thought I'd use today to talk about the diet itself that I'm undertaking. You see, taking two days to say something and having some kind of mini storyline is pretty much the only way I can keep this thing going. Well anyway, dieting. It's easy.

No, seriously. It's easy. Too damn easy.

The "diet" that I'm on is the only kind that actually works outside of an all fruit diet, which is just dangerous to your health. As well as the no carb diet that my friend is currently on. That just sounds brutal and I have no idea how she's done it for so long. So anyway, I'm on a calorie controlled diet. This means that I have to track what food I eat and as long as it doesn't go over a certain limit, then it's fine for me to eat. Pizza? Eaten. Pie? Eaten. Chips? (home fries for my friends from the Colonies) Eaten. Why just yesterday I had a BLT and today I plan on having pizza again as I watch the last episodes of Star Trek The Next  Generation.

The only time I've ever really felt like I'm missing out is when it comes to some of the higher fat things like pizza and take out. I wanted to have a cheat day and eat actual take out pizza with my Star Trek, but decided I really couldn't do that. But there are low(er) fat versions of just about everything out there if you know where to look.

So the next time someone tells you their diet is tough, laugh as you eat pizza and tell them that you eat less than 1600 calories a day eating pizza. Then watch as they cry.

Seriously though, eat some fruit too. I am eating much much better and eating a lot more fruit and vegetables too. My nutritionist also knows exactly what I eat, as she has access to my food tracking, and didn't tell me off for any of this. If it falls into the parameters, it's acceptable.

9 comments:

  1. Counting calories is the way I diet as well. I have read that it's the proven and most consistent way.

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  2. A diet consisting of pizza and pie? That's amore.

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  3. Good for you, Mark! I'm happy to see you so excited and determined about your diet. My BIL is on a strict diet because he works out like a fiend but he allows himself one cheat day a week. He's pretty funny to watch on that day!

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  4. i hear you man...i am trimming so far this year and i am doing well..pushing water, cutting soda....trimming out bad carbs...its not the funnest thing but it is showing....smiles.

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  5. Counting calories seems to be the easiest and most satisfying way to go about it. I've never been on a diet, but if I had to choose one that'd prevent me from falling off the wagon. this'd be the one.

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  6. Good to hear, sounds like a Weight watchers diet, points and a guide to what you eat!

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  7. I absolutely loathe counting calories. I know it would be better for me if I did but I just cannot bring myself to do it. Over the past couple of years I have slowly "trained" myself to eat better. I started small... Only black coffee. No sugar or other additives. Then I cut out soda. Then I slowly incorporated more fresh/unprocessed food into my diet while cutting out fast food. The thing that really helps is that I never completely deny myself. If I'm just absolutely craving a fast food burger, I get one. But these days I choose one of the smaller, value burgers instead of the biggest burger on the menu. My opinion is... While a burger might not be the best option, if you're eating one of the smaller burgers you're still eating less calories than you used to with a big burger. As long as I'm doing better than I used to, I don't beat myself up too badly about it.

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  8. Remember, keeping track of your calories is important, but listening to your body and exercise are also important. No human body is the same. What might be good for you could be bad for the person next to you. Understanding what kind of diet your body really needs is a key...but not eating 15,000 calories is a strong start. The other one is to exercise...it will help not only control that but make you healthier in the long run. Equally, exercise doesn't have to be going to the gym or running a 5k. Just be active.

    I'm glad it's working out so far though! Keep up the good work!

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  9. Working with the nutritionist is one of the secrets to your success no doubt. It's good to have a "professional" there to tell you what is the right way to go about a diet, and to let you know if you have gone off track. I think the eating no carbs diet is a terrible way to go, and I can't see how anyone can endure it. Also, seems unhealthy to me, but I have got sucked into plenty of schemes like that myself through the years.

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