After diet

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  1. ChellyWellyBoot

    ChellyWellyBoot I will be skinny again!!!

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    Well ive been thinking about after the diet..

    and Ive been looking up diet recipies to try and ive found a pretty good website (If anyone wants the link pm me)

    I was just wondering though..

    How much of each nutriental value thingymajigger are we allowed each day?

    Ie

    Calories?
    Fat?
    Carbs?
    Fibre?

    Thanks :D
     
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  3. CHARLEYSANGEL

    CHARLEYSANGEL Silver Member

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    Hi Chelly,

    I'm not sure how you find out as it depends on your weight, build, activity level etc. Hopefully someone will come along who knows!

    Clair x
     
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    happymonday Having a mid-life crisis

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    Hi Chelly
    I'm thinking of afterwards too and I'm pretty terrified! :eek:
    I'm thinking I might follow a low GI type system, it worked for me 3 years ago, when I lost 3 stone just doing low GI (took 6 months though).
    I seriously need to not slip back into bad habits, particularly portion sizes and carbs are my problem!

    Looking constantly on the web for low GI/low carb recipes to have on refeed and beyond
     
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    irish molly Maintaing LT loss on GL

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    We all have to think about food at some point. I've been looking at Patrick Holford's GL diet and have got a book on it and intend to follow a GL diet, which I think is the more updated version of GI. It seems to marry the best of healthy eating without the constant worry of how many cals etc as it is all about balancing proteins/carbs etc.
     
  8. thefutureisbright

    thefutureisbright Banned

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    My hot tips for long term success!!!

    Hi Chelly,

    Great post! You are very close to your goal so it is great you are thinking this way... here are my thoughts...

    First of all i think you should reintroduce food slowly and keep a food diary, first replace your evening meal, and then after a while replace your lunch, and then finally replace your breakfast, you can do this over a period of 2weeks -2 months - depending on what you feel comfortable with.

    Keepign a track of calories is a good idea, everyone is different, so you want to find out what works for you. How many calories do you need to maintain your BMI at 22 or whatever your long term goal is? When you slowly reintroduce food you will be able to manage this process and find out how many calories your body needs.

    Making sure you eat the right foods and foods that will keep you fuller for longer is important too. I think that keeping to low gi foods is very important and also having plenty of lean protein and fresh foods.

    As well as eating healthy I think it is important to keep a food diary, weigh in often and also keep active!

    When we are losing weight it is very easy to weigh ourselves each day, and the saying goes "what gets measured always improves". Many people stop weighing themselves when they get to goal, and then if you have been "bad" you are afraid to step on the scales as you don't want to know the damage!!!

    This is the worst thing to do, and I think if we all could get the discipline to weigh at least once a week then we would all have a better chance of success.

    Keeping an online food diary on minimins is also a great idea as this will help you to keep focused on maintaining and being healthy.

    Here is a list of healthy foods that if you eat from this list you cannot go far wrong!!!

    • Skinless Poultry
    • All shellfish
    • White Fish
    • Oily Fish
    • Lean Mince
    • Lean Beef
    • Lamb
    • Ham
    • Pork
    • bacon
    • Eggs boiled, poached or scrambled
    • Plain low fat cottage cheese
    • Quorn
    • Soya
    • Tofu
    Salad & Vegetables - in any amount


    • Alfalfa Sproutes
    • Artichokes
    • Asparagus
    • Aubergine
    • Bamboo Shoots
    • Brocolli
    • Brussel Sprouts
    • Cabbage
    • Cauliflower
    • Celery
    • Chicory
    • Courgettes
    • Cucumber
    • Fennel
    • Green Beans
    • Leeks
    • Lettuce
    • Mangetout
    • Marrow
    • Mushrooms
    • Onions
    • Pak Choi
    • Peppers
    • radish
    • Rocket
    • Spinach
    • Watercress
    • Water Chestnuts
    • Raw carrot
    • Olives
    • Sweetcorn
    • Butternutsquash
    • Swede
    • Turnip
    • Tomato
    • Beetroot
    • Avocado
    Fruits and Nuts - In Limited Amounts

    • Raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, blueberries or cherries
    • Grapefruit or mango
    • Apple, organes, mango, kiwi, passion fruit, peach, plum, satsuma or tangerine
    • Small Handful of uncoated nuts and/or seeds
    Switching to skimmed milk is also a good idea - especially easy if you have not had milk in so long with TFR.

    Keeping carbs to healthy carbs like brown bread, burgen bread, wholemeal tortilla wraps, brown pasta, brown rice, etc.

    Avoiding white carbs is a very good policy to have!! No white bread, white rice, white pasta, potatoes.

    Sweet potatoes are the best to have.

    If you can create a menu plan using these ingredients then you will have long term success.

    It is very important to avoid sugar - if you want something sweet then use products like the wafers, bars and snacks offered by the New You Diet. These are rally sweet and satisfying but high protein foods, great for trips to starbucks or the the cinema!

    Also a big danger is alcohol... not only for the empty dead calories this gives you, but also it weakens your resolve and you can order takeaways when you are drunk! Also the next day when you have a hangover you can crave sugar or high fat foods!

    If you are going to drink it is best for your health in every respect to only have a few drinks - but not enough to make you want to eat like a horse!!! lol

    Being active - walking, going to the gym is also great for long term success... having a goal is great!

    Keeping goals with charity events like sports relief will keep you focused on being fit and healthy.

    There is no magic formula to staying slim, it really is simple.

    I love the saying... "Ordinary things consistently done create extraordinary results!"

    So true... what you do every day does count. If you have a bad day, then it is not the end of the world, if you put on half a stone GET IT OFF, dont let it turn into 1 stone!

    Dont put your head in the sand, be aware of your weight, aware of what you eat, and enjoy being slim and healthy!!!!

    ALSO GET RID OF ALL YOUR BIG CLOTHES!!! If you put weight on and you can slip into big clothes this is a recipe for disaster... banish them all and only have slim clothes!!!!

    I really wish you every success with your maintenace, you are a true inspiration, and I know that you can learn from the last time and come up with a strategy that works for you. I hope that some of this may have helped you and given you some "food for thought".

    Life really is a journey and we all have to learn how to maintain a slim healthy body. It is afterall probably one of the most important things to learn in life, and hopefully we can all learn this sooner rather than later.

    U rock babe xox
     
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  9. ChellyWellyBoot

    ChellyWellyBoot I will be skinny again!!!

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    aaaah Julie thank you :)
     
  10. KD

    KD Gone fishing

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    My top tip for maintaining :

    Eat food...mainly plants ;)

    My second and onwards top tips

    Don't avoid anything! Enjoy your food. Eat for nutrition, but also for social and mental health. Notice what you are eating and love it! But...everything in moderation and keep an eye out each day.

    Move more. Dance...play hopscotch...skip :D Walk to the local shops. Get to know your area.

    Maintaining is fun. It's a challenge but it's not another diet. It should be eating 'normally' in my opinion. Doing what we all should have done in the first place. Not replacing a diet with another diet or diet products.

    Obviously my opinion only ;)
     
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    Nice thread, some interesting posts! And KD, you must have been on that Typing Master for AGES, I was on it for like half an hour and I wasn't even half your score, damn. lol
     
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    Yup absolutely agree :D
     
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    Some really useful posts.
     
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    Great post.

    My plan is simple - Eat healthy, nutritious foods, exercise and most importantly DO NOT DEPRIVE MYSELF OF ANYTHING! If I feel deprived then I'll be sure to go off the rails! It's like a kid, if someone tells me I can't have something, I want it more! Everything in moderation of course! There is no way I'm going on a diet, I'm changing my life.

    Well that's my plan, whether it works or not is a completely different story!
     
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    Thats what I am going to do too, not avoid anything but try not to over eat anything either. I think I am going to follow ww because that takes account od calories and saturated fat but nothing is forbidden. I have a lot of ww cookbook which have really lovely healthy recipes in and I know the diet works because I lost a lot of weight after my first child on it.
    Just my opinion xxx
     
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    What should you eat for breakfast
    if you are an up & out the door as fast as possible type person
    don't want to go back to bread
    toast
    cereals would be out too? Too many carbs?
     
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    What about a cereal bar and smmothie on the run or an omelette if you have a little more time?

    Clair x
     
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    Cereals shouldn't be "out" at all, but go for the healthier options. Bran flakes, all bran, porridge, muesli, shredded wheat, anything with not too much sugar (read the labels!) and high fibre (look for a minimum of 6g per 100g) should be OK. Look for wholegfrain and/or oats by preference.

    Failing that, wholemeal toast is OK with maybe some jam, honey, even nutella as long as you spread it thinly and don't go mad and put spoonfuls on!
     
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    thats what I did before !!!
    I have never deliberately bought white or non wholemeal since I was 22yrs old
    I have had wholemeal everything
    can't stand white pasta, rice
    in fact I have some bought in error if anyone wants it (may cook it up & give it to the birds, doubt they would eat it either !)

    I have Always been a healthy eater with bad additions

    I think that wholemeal cereal & bread will just make me hungry in a very quick time, like it has in recent past
     
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    Go for protein then. Hard-boil an egg the night before, possibly cook some notbacon or veggie sausage too. Eat them cold the next morning!

    Or (old Atkins tip) make a pastry-free quiche again the night before, anything you like can go in that including a variety of cheeses provided you don't go mad (try stilton & broccoli, sundried tomato & mozarella, ricotta & spinach, cheddar & onion, garlic mushroom etc), bung it in the fridge then just cut a chunk off on your way out of the door........
     
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