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Old 08-28-2006, 03:51 PM   #1
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History of dieting

Hi y'all! I just started dieting last week. Need to lose 60 pounds. I dithered about what diet to try (my mom was pressuring me into Weight Watchers, a coworker keeps telling me I need to do the South Beach, another friend is devoted to the "blood type" diet, and so on) and decided on just cutting out all refined sugars and flours and alchohol. Lost 5 pounds so far, and sleeping much better than I used to. But that's not what this post is about...

I've been reading all these diet books, and after reading the chapter in The South Beach Diet on the recent history of diets, I've become really interested in the history of dieting. I was in the bookstore today but couldn't find anything about it. Anyone have a suggestion? The SB book only covers from about 1970 on, when people started getting all concerned about heart disease.
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Old 08-28-2006, 05:21 PM   #2
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Re: History of dieting

should be at most good quility book stores?

Also heart disease is sometimes hereditary, but as we all know or should know through diet and eating more healthy is what a person should do.

(Counting Calories) is healthy way to go.

if your undecided as to what diet to try or follow.??

Try just counting calories...
that way you can have most of or if not all the foods you love..just not as much as your use to.

I count calories and thats what has worked for me...and I have been on more diets that carter has liver pills believe me.

Its kinda hard at first. > Til you get use to it.
just get you a calorie counting book and a diary to keep up with your calories keep tract of all and everything you put in your mouth each day wrire the calories down.
I try 300 cal for breakfast, 300 -400 for dinner if I eat dinner,,,and then the rest of my caloreis for supper and even save up for a night time snack my calories do not exceed 1700 daily total calories.
Read food labels...
Eat lots of veggies so you won't be hungry and for a sweet tooth... fruits like apples grapes/plums/peches/strawberries/ sugar free -jello their good calories..I average a lbs to 2 lbs a week, also I exercise everyday on a treadmill and lift weights.
but the thing bout counting calories is you jsut have to see and read what has a lot of calories in it...and just set you a goal to do depends on your hight and weight now!... (BMI)(Body Mass Index) or CALORIC INTAKE as to find your caloric intake for servial ect,,ect......but in general anything for a male under 2000 calories daily is good....not to go below 1200, for a female its 1000 calories daily.
but I never did go by that to be honest with ya...I knew I was over weight...(obviously) so I just picked a number of 1700 calories /daily not one calorie over. and stuck with it and it worked for me almost 8 months to lose 68 lbs.with counting calories and exercising each day...the weight would flexuwait..sometime nothing a week sometimes 1 lbs sometimes 2 lbs the most I ever lost in one week was 7 lbs,
but that was way back when I first started..probably water weight.

Counting Calories >Its bout the only thing that has help me lose and keep it off Counting Calories will make you think about your health more than a regular diet because of the simple fact.. ''calories'' is the reason were all over weight.
this may not be for you?? but as long as you can find yourself a way to lose in a safe manner and a healthy one...go for it.
good luck to you.

Old 08-28-2006, 08:38 PM   #3
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Re: History of dieting

Um, thanks, but I wasn't asking for diet advice.
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Old 08-28-2006, 10:36 PM   #4
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Re: History of dieting

Oh ok , ''sorry''.

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