What changes have you made to better your health.
Posted by: flyingace
19th Oct 2011 09:15pm
I have tried to lose weight and changed to a healthy diet.
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A major change that I have implemented is to not be too harsh, too quickly. To. elaborate, do not make drastic changes in a small amount of time, as it will make it more difficult to stick by in the long-run and is not consistent. Rather, make small changes like cutting out chocolate on weekdays etc.
Friends that I know of swear by herbal life
(Energy in =Energy out ) = (balanced diet + exercise)
Cutting all soft drink out of my life, I don't know why I got started on that junk in the first place. Its so bad for you, its basically poison. Its amazing how such a small change made all the difference to my health.
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I have changed my lifestyle which has improved my health. I hvae lost over 15kgs and am continuing to lose another 7. Have done this with the Dukan diet. Drink 2-3 cups of green tea a day, no starchs and lots of protein :)
I go to the gym every morning and spend 30 mins on the rowing machine and 10-15mins on the bike. I also walk my puppy twice a day. I feel so much more energised and healthy. I love it
I am doing the Body Trim nutrition diet, although its not really a diet, its more a way of life. I've lost more on here than any other diet I've tried, and I've tried lots lol.
I have been going to the gym for over a year now and I feel and I think I look great. I always had this perception that only the young, gorgeous, fit and slim people go to gyms. Yes. there are some like that but believe it or not there are more older and retired ones that go to the gym. I made so many friends from all walks of life, age and gender. It is the best decision I have ever made. I go early mornings and just about every day. It sets me up for the day. Not only has it been great for my appearance but I am healthier and fit and nothing fazes me like it use to and I am always happy. Along with my physical fitness I have changed the way I eat. Don't bother with diets but go for a weight loss programme or a lifestyle which is what I call it. A different frame of mind is what you need, a diet suggests its temporary you need a long term plan. My plan is a high protein and medium carbohydrates. I choose one day a week to eat what I like and the next day I only eat protein preferably (red/white meats). If you're a vegetarian or vegan then this is not the plan for you. Since changing the way I do things I am alot healthier and can't believe the things I can do. I am confident and not afraid to try things out. I have lost about 25kgs and although it was a long, slow journey, it wasn't difficult in fact it has been very easy. Change the way you think and it will change the way you do things and don't do it alone, do it with someone else or a group. You can all keep encouraging and motivationg each other not that you will need alot of help. The real key is eat alot of small meals often. Good Luck!
I tried, supremely unsuccessfully, for years to lose weight. Tried all the Chains for help, and while I was on the programs & such I would lose weight but as soon as it came to fending for myself coz of cost, attitudes of the "helpers" & the belief I didn't need them anymore I put on weight again.
Just over four years ago I weighed in at 139.9kg and cried for days. I knew I was a big girl, but didn't realise just how big. So I pulled my finger out and changed my attitude. Having a metabolism that needs the equivalent of a nuclear blast to get it going didn't make things easy. Nor having a husband who is addicted to fast food either. Still have fast food on occasion. Just not as much as I used to have.
Seven weeks ago, on the Saturday morning of the October Weekend, I weighed in at 89.5kg. For me, my goal is now just 6kg away. It has not been easy. Sustained and maintained weight loss never is.
Basically I did this:
I bought a pedometer - 10,000 steps a day minimum. This is my most concerted effort. I don't stress too much if I don't get there, but it is the one thing I strive to do all the time;
because I go to bed early as I'm up before the sparrows, I try not to eat after 7pm. Sometimes this is not practical but I don't beat myself up if I have to break the rule;
I subscribed to the theory of "Breakfast like a King, Lunch like a Prince, Dine like a Pauper" and I have some snacks in between. Again, if I had to break this, I didn't come down on myself;
Wii Fit/Wii Fit Plus/Zumba for the Wii + my mini tramp (bought from Big W coz I have issues with running = HATE IT!!) + a not fancy treadmill (thank you Mr Taxman) - turns out exercise can be fun!! And you don't even realise what you're doing half the time. I love my tv. Can't help it. Slave to the idiot box. I just use the Wii Fit Plus + mini tramp in front of the tv. I don't like crowds so I have trouble with exercise classes. But it's amazing what you can do in your own home, especially the lounge room. Plus, you gotta love the look on someone's face when they ask how you have lost weight and you tell them "Wii'ing on the mini-tramp" (say it out loud, you'll understand!);
park as far away as I can in a shopping centre car park & bought a granny trolley to make carrying parcels easier ... amazing how quickly your steps come up;
individual serve containers, my freezer, slow cooker and soups have become a great ally in my quest = plus portioning out my serves and putting them straight into fridge or freezer so no going back for seconds ;-);
ditched the diet drinks for the most part. Turns out they ain't so great for you! Still have one on occasion though; and
the main thing = I told my nearest & dearest. Just mainly so that they could understand how important this was to me. I didn't do this for anyone else but me!
Whatever anyone does, they just need to realise that we are all human and will always make mistakes & will suffer setacks. How we deal with our mistakes and setbacks makes the difference though.
Good luck with your "jurnee"!! Have a great day!!
I have tried to minimise all the fat food and start on tracking 10,000 steps a day to lose weight
yes i too heard that 10 000 steps a day make u active and help in losing weight, i am trying tooo.hope this works and i have cut down all the junk food i curve
It's fantastic what can be achieved by a little experimentation, and listening to our bodies. Eating/drinking/exercise (ie. Lifestyle) isn't a one-size-fits-all regime. But it is that: Lifestyle. That's why "diets" don't work. If you can't do it for the rest of your life, then all the good it may do, won't last. So I guess the "trick" is to find something that you're comfortable with, that helps you feel well and energised, and stay with it. (ps - now that the rest of the family are home, I'm eating some carbs again, only nowhere near as much as before. And I agree, eating regular meals is important, especially breakfast).
a pleasure! Hopr you find something that works for you,
just recently after a few medical mishaps, I came across Japanese detox papers. What a find! I am losing weight naturally, not wanting to eat junk (which I have been prone to do). Eating well and listening to my body. In the last month, I have lost 8 kilos (seriously!), my psoriasis which has been extremely sever for over 30 years (I require 'Biologics' treatment) is clearing and people are now commenting on my beautiful skin (which I once had). My energy has returned and I am now capable of doing a great deal. Cannot oversell this amazing product. It is like a clearing house, so many changes. It also affects you emotionally, so be aware! I have now the joy of having able to 'cry'. Maybe, it is not for everyone...it is certainly for me.
psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis here too mate not fun is it I've just come off the bio's too made me very ill thought I was dying inside. I also have the pustular kind in the finger nails. I was taking Morphine for pain in Dec and had enough then I saw Joe Cross on telly brought his dvd and started on Jan 1st (yup new years) with in a week my pain was remarkably different now I'm down to prob 3 pain killers a week and only over the counter stuff. I can now exercise again that treadmill doesn't know what hit it after just siting there for the last 2 years lol I feel like myself of 25years ago. And to top it off I've lost 7 kg soooo happy unfortunately coming off the meds the specialist said my nails might be worse than ever which they are but I'm hoping that eventually they too will respond to this way of life. I've never heard of the Japanese detox but I will certainly look it up. Good luck with the psoriasis !
hi pitam6, I am very happy for you and well done keep it up and thanks for replying to my topic
cutting down carbs after a certain time of the day.
exercise does help increase your metabolism but funnily enough the fastest and most efficient way of increasing your metabolism is regular eating. who would've thought.
So I try to eat smaller things more frequently rather than once every 6 hours or so. So I'll eat a sandwich, 2 hours later eat something else like a fruit salad or something. Eat something small again another 2-3 hours later. You'll find that your metabolism works much more efficiently because it's constantly digesting keeping it active.
Also helps with opening the bowels too in my experience, though I haven't found anything that proves that, just something I noticed for myself.
Hi raybans, thanks for replying to my topic and that sounds great what you are doing I might try it to and see if it works
I've recently cut all grains from my diet - no bread, pasta, rice, cereal, etc - and am noticing all sorts of improvements: less creaky joints, no bloating after meals, more defined waistline. I don't need to lose weight, but have managed to drop 3kgs anyway after 3 weeks. I may reintroduce some grains (it's very simple, but not easy to eat no grains!) and see how I go. Oh, and I don't drink coffee anymore, either; I've switched to green tea, peppermint tea, roobios, dandelion: all sorts of herbals, but no coffee. Feel much better for that, too. No more heart palpitations.
be careful as you need fibre.I used the soup diet off and on and when i had a colonoscony they told me that i have to have more fibre and menamucital for the rest of my life.now im prone to get diverticulitus ..very painful .
Hi Bellxchat thank you it sounds very nice to drink.
Rooibos tastes a bit like ordinary black tea, only without some of the bitterness that you can get sometimes. I seem to remember reading somewhere that's it's not actually a tea (like dandelion isn't a tea or a coffee), but a "red bush" native to South Africa. I drink my teas without sugar or milk (occasionally a bit of honey), and that changes the flavour too.
Hi Ballxchat, what does rooibos taste like and it is amazing all the chooses of tea you can get these days.
Isn't it great that there are so many teas to choose from too?! I must admit my favourite is Rooibos with a touch of vanilla....yummo: that's one I really look forward to drinking.
Hi Bellxchat thanks for replying to my topic. I love drinking green and peppermint tea but I still love my earl grey tea. Ivery happy you are losing weight.