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    Are Diets any Good?

    I just thought that I'd sneak into the Ladies Room,while it's quiet! I've been reading the obituary of Jack LaLanne,the American fitness guru who has just died at 96yo.It seems that the success of his methods(2hrs weight training before a breakfast of hard boiled egg whites,a cup of broth,oatmeal with soy milk,and seasonal fruit!) really did bring lasting results!
    However,do the diet ideas that crop up with almost predictable annual regularity have any lasting value? The latest one,"Eat like a Caveman/women" seems to be selling well!
    Remember Robert Atkins,author of The Atkins diet(no bread)...well he died aged 72!
    Remember Jim Fixx,the man who persuaded America to start jogging...well he died of a heart attack while out joggingat 52!
    Remember Michel Montignac,author of Eat Yourself Slim...and Stay Slim.He stayed slim until he died at 66. Would you be prepared to go down the route that Jack travelled to live to 96...at least it seems to work? Slim Stan

    #2
    I think the best way of dieting is to eat sensibly and exercise, I would never stick to any of these strict diets for more than a day I enjoy my food too much.

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      #3
      I have been watching the biggest loser [ITV fit club]

      Last night after a week of intense exercise some of the rather large contestants lost just 1lb and one lost nothing !!!

      I would have been devistated after all that effort.

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        #4
        It was incredible the little amount they lost. Poor things.

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          #5
          Originally posted by Patience32, Devon View Post
          I have been watching the biggest loser [ITV fit club]

          Last night after a week of intense exercise some of the rather large contestants lost just 1lb and one lost nothing !!!

          I would have been devistated after all that effort.
          I find it difficult to believe that they are are being completely honest.

          I know from my own numerous diets over the years, that if I eat less, even if I don't exercise, then I lose more weight than they do in a week and I'm a great deal slimmer than they are to start with.

          I've been to weight watchers, slimming world, done the atkins diet, slim fast, to name but a few. They all worked and I lost weight every time.

          Trouble is, if you are retired, have arthritic ankles so can't exercise as much as you would like to, are of a certain age, love your food and cruises- not to mention no longer being able substituting a snack with a glass of water and a cigarette, it is much much harder to lose weight.

          My sister has yo yo dieted as long as I can remember and has never smoked. She has the same problem as me.

          Are we miserable about it? Not on your life. We continue to try to eat less- on a good day.
          Jill

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            #6
            I was a bit shocked when I saw the blocks of cheese in the fridge !

            Maybe they had been pigging out all week off camera :-)

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              #7
              Originally posted by Patience32, Devon View Post
              I was a bit shocked when I saw the blocks of cheese in the fridge !

              Maybe they had been pigging out all week off camera :-)
              I think that might be the tip of the iceberg Patience.;)
              Jill

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                #8
                Please, do not mention the cheese word!!

                As well as trying to kick smoking, I am also trying to kick the food I love!

                Cheese, bread, pasta etc etc............

                Lizzie.
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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Lizzie, Lymington View Post
                  Please, do not mention the cheese word!!

                  As well as trying to kick smoking, I am also trying to kick the food I love!

                  Cheese, bread, pasta etc etc............

                  Lizzie.
                  Lizzie, you really are putting yourself through the ringer aren't you?

                  Kicking smoking is admirable but to lose weight at the same time, or maybe in your case, to not put any weight on, is praise worthy indeed.
                  You are a better man(woman) than I am Gunga Din!:D
                  Jill

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Smith, Crayford View Post
                    Lizzie, you really are putting yourself through the ringer aren't you?

                    Kicking smoking is admirable but to lose weight at the same time, or maybe in your case, to not put any weight on, is praise worthy indeed.
                    You are a better man(woman) than I am Gunga Din!:D
                    Wish I was Jill!!:o Truth to tell, it's food or wine! As the cigs have gone, well, it's got to be the food to go next!!;)

                    Lizzie.
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                      #11
                      Hubby and I had been gradually putting weight on (middle age and all that) so decided to go on a weight watchers diet for the 1st time in our lives. We lost 3 stone each and all we now need to do is keep it off until our next cruise. Never thought diets worked until now.

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                        #12
                        Isn't it a shame that so many, if not all, the good things in life - food and wine I mean - are fattening. I try to convince myself to have a salad but I enjoy a salad only if it has cheese, potato, meat, olive oil, dressing and a glass of wine to accompany it.
                        My mother has always been very slim. I have her same build but, and a very big but, the difference is that she only eats if she is hungry and is quickly satisfied. I, on the other hand, eat because I enjoy it and even if I am not hungry I still can eat.
                        The other difference is that whenever she worries or is unhappy her stomach closes down - on the other hand I seem to eat and eat !!!

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                          #13
                          My trainer always remind me to eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a princess and dinner like a pauper. Do not miss meals and try and eat at the same time each day. This of course with doing at least 3 sessions a week exercising.
                          EDNA

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Edna , Cardiff View Post
                            My trainer always remind me to eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a princess and dinner like a pauper. Do not miss meals and try and eat at the same time each day. This of course with doing at least 3 sessions a week exercising.
                            EDNA
                            Oh Edna, if only I could be that disciplined.:o
                            Jill

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Edna , Cardiff View Post
                              My trainer always remind me to eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a princess and dinner like a pauper. Do not miss meals and try and eat at the same time each day. This of course with doing at least 3 sessions a week exercising.
                              EDNA
                              Edna, I am hungriest is in the evening and always wondering what to snack on next, although I do love fruit.
                              Trish

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