Diets that actually work????

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Ok ladies...i could really use some good advice on what to eat when trying to lose weight because I am totally clueless!!! I was recently diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder that affects the joints, salivary glands, and tear production. Well...at a recent doctor's visit I was complaining about how bad my knees hurt. She told me that I am around 30lbs overweight...no shit?! Like I didn't already know that LOL. Anywho...I've been doing about 2 miles on the tread mill since it's low impact but have yet to change my diet. So I know I need to do that in order to see results. The weight loss needs to happen to make my mobilty better. I can't even play with my kids for that long because my knees hurt the worst. I don't know if losing weight will help it, but it's worth a shot at this point. I've been wanting to lose weight since I've had my 2nd daughter in April 2008 but have yet to lose a single lb. HELP ME PLEASE???!!!!

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Sharon - posted on 01/07/2010

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I also lost a lot of weight on Weight Watchers, it focuses on lifestyle not diet, you still eat real foods, and it includes maintenance so you don't regain, you just need to be motivated to do it.

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Linda - posted on 03/08/2011

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Hi Heather,
It's been over a year since you posted this, so I don't know if you still need help. If you do, Have you ever done a Full Body Nutritional Cleanse? It helps release Toxins and impurities from your body and in the process you drop pounds and inches and it also really helps you feel better, which might help with your other problem. (It doesn't cure anything, but it helps balance out your body so it can function the way it's supposed to.) Let me know if you need any info. I wish you the best.
Have a great day!
Linda

Michelle - posted on 03/07/2010

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go to a healthfood store...(whole foods) ask for a company called Vibrant Health, they have a glucosamine blend that will literally build and repair all the missing n broken tissue in ure knees.........drink that for a month and slowly build ure strength bak up and SLOWLY start excersizing again. im tellin u the product is phenominal and it works!
and eat right, lots of whole grains and fruits n veggies, lean meats(chicken n fish), u dont need to stick to a plan just eat balanced foods...... i used to start all my meals off with a peice of fruit, and it would make me fuller so i wouldnt eat as much at luch and dinner.

Sandy - posted on 03/06/2010

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i totally agree with you! I love WW! i didnt think i would at first, but after almost 5 months now, i cant imagine my life w/o ww!

Sandy - posted on 03/06/2010

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I totally agree on the patience!! a loss of 1 lb a week is what i aim for. If i lose a little less or not at all I am not entirely disappointed since it's not a gain!

also i think that healthy living and being active are life changes, not just to lose weight!

Sandy - posted on 03/06/2010

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I've tried virtually everything on earth to try to lose weight, including Alli pills, Dexatrim, Slimfast, Hydroxycut, cabbage soup, starvation, low carb, eating an apple before each meal, eating a "diet cookie" before each meal.. and most recently, Weight Watchers.

I've had the most success with Weight Watchers. Since mid-October, i've lost 24 pounds! the beginning was rough and i think my leader could have guided the group better, but once i figured out what foods i could eat and stocked up my kitchen with all of it, the pounds "flew" off. My goal is 30 lbs more before October 2010 and I believe i can do it with Weight Watchers and keep it off for good.

Kendell - posted on 03/02/2010

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Krystle - posted on 01/13/2010

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im on a diet from afterbaby.com operated by a girl named amber who checks on you all the time. anywho i've been on 1 week now and lost 4 lbs and5 inches overall. still have 30 some pounds to go and 10 inches on my belly to pass my freakin fit test in april, but i think this lofty goal might actually be attainable. im breastfeeding because i was told it helps u lose weight. but it aint go tme to far, i gained 60 lbs while prggo, los 30 in the first 2 weeks after birth then plateu out. give this a try, it makes you stay hydrated and eat 6 times a day, no excercise at all, and 2 protein shakes. real easy, and after a wekk its easy to follow cause u wll be hungry on ur own every 3 hrs. it boosts the metabolism. give it a try. im not a sales lady for this thing, i've been on hydroxycut before, and otehr diets. diets dnt work really, they are restrictive so we dont follow the, this diet lts u do basically what u want but in smaller portions, more times a day. so far i see results.

Andrea - posted on 01/11/2010

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As a personal trainer I am amazed at the overemphasis on diet and exercise. Yes we need to be active and yes we need to eat right but it's not a program or method just common sense for most people. I have six children (yes pregnant six times) and my youngest is 19mths. I gained a lot of weight due to being on bedrest for six months. I have lost 18 pounds in the last two months and have 20 more pounds to reach my ultimate goal. I struggle with disabilites now and no major working out. Just simple time being active (walking at the mall, playing with my kids, and cleaning house. I eat simple and avoid foods that cause weight gain. No magic diet or no exercise program. My mom did the same and lost 150lbs. I have tips for those who work out and want to lose weight on my facebook page but really it take "patience" and consistency. Problem is that people want it now. Yes the harder you work out the quicker it comes off but for those who want a permanent lifestyle without all the workout stress and pain patience is going to have to be the answer. I plan on "working out" again when I reach my goal to get back into bodybuilding. However its a choice not a neccessity.

Tara - posted on 01/06/2010

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I agree that a diet will never work. You have to try to change your lifestyle for the better. I really like the weight watchers plan. It is easy to incorporate into a family and is not terribly restrictive. I lost 70 lbs on it in 2001 and since the birth of my daughter have rejoined and am getting back into it full force again. It really does work if you stick to it.

Angela - posted on 01/06/2010

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I also have autoimmune diseases and exercise is essential to better overall health and mobility. FIrst off, there is no diet that works...you have to create a "diet" for life. Changing what goes in and how much plus doing workouts that are productive. It is hard with all the information that comes and goes these days...if you want some help I will share with you what i do and how i changed my attitude about my life and food. here if you want to talk...

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