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Thursday, April 4, 2013

D is for Diet

They don't work.  Throughout my adulthood, I've done Weight Watchers six times, Atkins three times, the Redbook diet, used diet pills and drank Slim Fast.  I lost weight on all of them, but gained it back once going off of them.  I actually gained more weight each time, knowing that I was gaining because I had deprived myself for a while and wanted all those foods again.

Eating "clean" seems to be sticking.  I don't know if it's mental or what, but just putting good things in my body is making me feel better.  If it is boxed, loaded with sugar, or even oils, I've tried to eliminate them.  Here's a good article on diets:


  1. I sure can relate to the fact that diets don't work. all the conventional wisdom concerning diet is sort of screwed up as well. Meanwhile, I am just working on accepting my body, flab and all. Health at any size--that seems to be the key. Happy D day!

  2. Deprivation is such a backstabber. Clean eating makes so much sense for a lifestyle change. Best wishes on your journey. (Stopping by from A-Z)

  3. I agree diets don't work. Eating sensibly is your best bet.

  4. I'm on a new eating program right now. I want to lose about 30 lbs before I hit the big 6-0 next March. It will take me a year, to do this comfortably. I'm in no hurry. I just eat healthy and stay away from the bad stuff. So far so good.

  5. I agree that diets per se don't work, at least not over the long term. I too have tried lots of different diets over the years and the only thing that has really worked for me over the long term is by cutting out processed foods. Basically I don't eat anything that I didn't cook myself. My diet consists mostly of organic meats and vegetables for the most parts. I avoid anything with artificial colors, preservatives, or sweeteners. This seems to be the only thing that has consistently taken and kept off the weight.

  6. i tend to agree that what you eat isn't so important for diet (within reason of course)
    exercise is!
    while in manila i was walking to work everyday and walking home, 40 minutes or so total a day.... i kept in shape... then when i moved and stopped walking--same diet--i put on like 10 kilos! crazy
    im walking again lol

  7. Thank you all for your comments! I agree. Love this A to Z!

  8. I agree! Cleaning up your diet (not to be confused with a diet) is the best long term. Not just for weight loss, but to be healthy overall. :)