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Reply From Melissa, Age 17 - 08/21/11 - IP#: 24.2.110.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
I'm doing weight watchers and it's worked wonderfully for me. And yeah, by all definition it is a "diet" but it's taught me so much! I've learned I can eat things I love as long as I control my portions. I've learned that exercise makes me feel good. Weight Watchers has taught me to control myself which I think will be the most valuable thing when my membership there ends. I understand what your saying about diets, they are temporary and it truly is about making a lifestyle change. I agree completely. We've got to stop telling ourselves that we are on a diet and just tell ourselves that this is the way we live now. I think a lot of diets are useful, they offer good advice and they work in the moment. However, if we don't learn from our diets and apply what we learned after our efforts have totally gone to waste

From Taylor, Age 16 - 08/20/11 - IP#: 24.126.140.xxx  go to original board
Ht. 5'3", Start: 263 lb, Today: 212 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 200 lb - if i have never said this before im going to say it now , DIETS DONT WORK ! , seriously if you realy wanna lose weight you have to make life long changes, not temporary ones like going on diets, start by limiting your intake of bad things like sodas, cookies, cake, pie, chips . i didnt say completly cut them out because i understand thats kinda exereme =/ like who doesnt want a piece of cake every once in a while ? lol , and as you progress it will be a lot easier for you to just not think about them or want it :)) , THE HARDEST PART IS GETTING STARTED , but after you start and see progress you wouldnt wanna stop ! trust me :D , i love you guys and i know you can do it ! :))

Reply From Anna, Age 14 - 05/20/07 - IP#: 71.124.42.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
STOP TAKING THE DIET PILLS. My cousin's wife took diet pills and she looks like crap. Her hair thinned and her skin is horrible. You did good for eating you may want to eat a little more

From lauren, Age 16 - 01/19/05 - IP#: 212.219.8.xxx  go to original board
To all the people out there who are trying diets such as atkins, zone, cabbage soup etc you dont need to do it! A simple way to lose weight effectively and keep it off is by eating three meals a day, having one snack, doing 15 minutes exercise per day, and just being practical. I have done this for the past week and yes i have included my favourite foods...just smaller portions and have lost 6lbs. I still get to enjoy my food and not give anything up and am losing the same amount of weight as someone who is on a unhealthy 'fad' diet. People, it can be done. Just motivate yourself and keep your head up. Good luck

Reply From kathryn, Age 17 - 01/17/05 - IP#: 84.160.150.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
youve been on this site long enough to know what a fad diet is. THIS IS ONE (Slim Fast). i dont mean to be harsh, but no, its not healthy, it will not lead to perminate weiht loss and all the ppl that supposedly lost all that weight on it DONT HAVE NORMAL RESULTS.

From Mary Kay, Age 16 - 12/15/04 - IP#: 68.54.132.xxx  go to original board
For the record, all those diets that say you will lose like 10 pounds in a weak are all fake. You are just losing water weight. I have tried every diet under the sun like that and the weight just comes back very easily. the best way is the old-fashion way. balanced, healthy meals and excersize. im 5'3" and 100 pounds i used to be 167. you just need to disipline yourself. set small goals. my best friend and i made a sort of race to see who could reach their goal the fastest. I won.

From Katherine, Age 14 - 07/25/04 - IP#: 66.44.90.xxx  go to original board
to everyone who is thinking about/about to begin/already doing atkins, i really don't reccomend it. i did it for two weeks and i lost 8 pounds, i was so happy and excited, but it really is not all its cracked up to be. atkins is not a diet that you do for 2 weeks, 2 months, or even 2 years... its a lifetime commitment. when i decided to not do atkins for one day, i gained everything back plus 2 pounds!!!!!! do you really wanna spend the rest of ur life counting carbs??? and who would want to deprive their bodies for fruits and grain, which is what it needs.... im not talking about chocolate covered strawberries and white bread, of course those are bad for you!! what im talking about is regular fruits and wheat bread. atkins is a very hard way to live and i don't reccomend it. the second you cheat on it, it knocks your body out of ketosis. so just listen from someone who has experienced it and don't try it unless you want it for life. thanks so much for listening and hope i helped!!!!! good luck!!!!

From Catherine, Age 15 - 07/13/04 - IP#: 67.168.60.xxx  go to original board
I have been reading a lot of posts. Almost everyone talks about how they want to be skinny and lose weight. I mean the first step is saying that we want to lose weight. The second step should be to figure how bad we want it. Cause if you want something so bad you can get it, you just have to work hard just like anything that you want. Example, say you want to buy a car really bad, what do you do, you work really hard to earn that money to buy a car. Well its the same thing with losing weight, you have to work really hard to earn a healthy, thin body. No quick diet is going to fix that. Just like there is no quick way to get money, legally that is. LoL. So everyone stay with your healthy eating and exercise, and have will power to stay away from eating high calorie foods. You will get to your goal so much faster. No more stress, worrying, or guilt. Today is my 3rd day of eating really... (view more)

From clifford, Age 15 - 06/18/04 - IP#: 67.40.165.xxx  go to original board
Hey I was watching th eMontel show and they were talkin bout diets and stuff so I decided to share whut I learned fro the Montel show. All you have to do is not eat as much as simple as that u dont need atkins south beach grapefruit siet 3 day diet none of those fad diets. All you need to do is eat in smaller proportions and excercise and drink water montel weighed 210 when he was diagonosed with MS and he now weighs 187-189 and he stays there for the whole year for the past 3 years and all he did was excercise eat smaller porptions and drank tons of water. SO that is whut I am goin to do and I am not goin to go for any fad diet im just gonna eat less and excercise im still gonna eat w'/e i want but in moderation and just drink water and excercise and I know I can do this if Montel did I can do and I feel confident. If you do a fad diet u r less likely to keep the weight off since u are... (view more)

From Claudia, Age 14 - 02/16/04 - IP#: 24.67.253.xxx  go to original board
Hey, I just thought that I should let everybody know that with the Atkins type diet, you know, low carb, well I lost 10 pounds on it and I was saying how great it worked... but it really is unhealthy adn I decided to go off of the low carb diet. I felt so heavy and greasy from the meat I had to eat and all that... I felt heavier... not like i had lost 10 pounds. I decided to just go on a diet where I ate healthy adn low fat and I can finally have as many fruits as I want and in the first two days, I already lost a pound, it seems to be working better than low carb and I feel sooooooooooo much better since im not on low carb anymore, i felt like i was trapped after a while on low carb. Sure you might lose weight, but i don't think its worth it anymore, especially because now peopel are saying its really bad and all that. Anyways I just wanted to post and say that low fqat works really... (view more)

From Sarah, Age 15 - 02/08/04 - IP#: 209.86.98.xxx  go to original board

Reply From amy, Age 14 - 02/02/04 - IP#: 80.225.213.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
hi , i no im not a pre_teen but i just want to say the atkins diet is really stupid , you cut out all carbs and healthy stuff like bread , pasta , fruit ect and only eat things like bacon and burgers , although some of you might think thats good listen to what happends . because your stomach hasnt got any carbs to break up it starts breaking your own fat up , which might also sound good , but its really dangerous , when youstop the atkins diet you put all this fat back on , sometimes even more , its a diet you cannot stay on as it can cause heart attcks and fatail ilnesses , if you really wanna lose weight you just have to eat a balanced diet and no snack or anything in between meals , also cut down on fizzy drinks n stuff , make sure you get at least 3 hours of exercise per week, and that doesnt just mean walking round a mates house or to school , p.e at school does count though. or any sports or bike ridding , ok ? good luck .

Reply From Grace, Age 14 - 12/03/03 - IP#: 24.62.206.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
Most "diet" pills and powders don't work like they are advertised. They might help you not be so hungry, but they don't "melt the fat off you" or "speed up your metabolism 2x". There are so many rip-offs considering diets and weight today...
At the supermarket, while my mom was checking out, I saw a magazine that advertised: "lose 20 lbs in 20 minutes!" That is physically impossible, no matter what you do (unless you use surgery). I would focus more on exercise and portion control.. that usually works better.
Good luck!

Reply From amp, Age 15 - 11/19/03 - IP#: 12.78.0.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
That worked for Warriors, yes. But exactly how many warriors are there out there in modern society? If you, my dear, dear friend, do go out and chase your food, hunt it down, and eat it, I say, by all means, go ahead. But if that's so, I fail to see why you'd be overweight in the first place. It's just about eating what's right. And I'm sure that you know the differnce between good foods and bad foods.

Reply From amp, Age 15 - 11/19/03 - IP#: 12.78.0.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
Everyone is on a diet, sweet heart. A diet consists of everything that you eat. But if you mean a controlled eating regimen, you can be certain that someone else in your school is on one too. Even the thinnest girls go on diets-not all are anorexic or throw up all their food. Dancers especially, have strict diets so that they can stay iin shape.
On a different note, the slimfast diet is not all that succesful, and not that healthy either. Processed meals and nutrition shakes that substitute for a meal generally lack the nutrients provided by food. Your best bet, for losing weight, is to eat all foods in healthy portions. If your mother is a conscious eater, ask her to make your food for you. Eat a half-peice of meat instead of a whole. One serving of meat should be no bigger that the diameter of your closed fist. There's a lot of information out there, but it's often about finding ... (view more)