Weight Loss

  1. I'm just curious have any of you ever followed the Jenny Craig program to lose weight. How did you like it? Did it work? Any other programs that are good or suggestions? Thanks for the info.
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  3. by   casperbjs
    I plan on doing the Grapefruit diet. It's a quick weight loss program, similar to Adkins. Showed it to my doctor and he ok'd it. My son lost 33 lbs on it, and he looks so good.
  4. by   JailRN
    I did it, (and a lot of others) cost about $500.00 worked great, then gained back the 75 lbs I lost and 25 more. Good luck
  5. by   Cynthiann
    I don't believe in any weight loss programs. That's what causes yo-yo dieting as JailRN described. Last year I tried one weight loss program for the first time after my second son was born. I lost 15 pounds in one month. But a month after I stopped, it all came back plus a few more. That's because most programs are just starvation diets to get weight off quick (weight meaning water, muscle and fat). Since you end up burning some of your fat off it then lowers your metabolism. This is what causes a plateau in dieting. Once you resume your normal eating habits with your lower metabolism you gain all the weight back and then some. Diets do not work! They are only temporary solutions. The best way to lose weight permanently is to make lifestyle changes, healthier decisions in food choice, and exercise. I now stay away from calorie loaded drinks (soft drinks, juices) and drink lots of water. Instead of snacking on some cookies I'll eat a piece of fruit or some yogurt. I try to choose nutrient dense foods. I limit oils in my cooking (I love Pam). Select leaner cuts of meats. I try to stay away processed and sugar loaded foods as much as possible. But when I go out to eat or go to a party, I go ahead and eat what I want, I just don't over do it. I also do a variety of exercise. I lift weights which helps increase metabolism. I like to do yoga, run and use the stair stepper. Currently I am at the same weight I was when I lost those first 15 pounds last year but I am two sizes smaller. So I don't believe in the scale, I go by how my clothes fit.
  6. by   live4today
    Originally posted by Cynthiann
    I don't believe in any weight loss programs. That's what causes yo-yo dieting as JailRN described. Last year I tried one weight loss program for the first time after my second son was born. I lost 15 pounds in one month. But a month after I stopped, it all came back plus a few more. That's because most programs are just starvation diets to get weight off quick (weight meaning water, muscle and fat). Since you end up burning some of your fat off it then lowers your metabolism. This is what causes a plateau in dieting. Once you resume your normal eating habits with your lower metabolism you gain all the weight back and then some. Diets do not work! They are only temporary solutions. The best way to lose weight permanently is to make lifestyle changes, healthier decisions in food choice, and exercise. I now stay away from calorie loaded drinks (soft drinks, juices) and drink lots of water. Instead of snacking on some cookies I'll eat a piece of fruit or some yogurt. I try to choose nutrient dense foods. I limit oils in my cooking (I love Pam). Select leaner cuts of meats. I try to stay away processed and sugar loaded foods as much as possible. But when I go out to eat or go to a party, I go ahead and eat what I want, I just don't over do it. I also do a variety of exercise. I lift weights which helps increase metabolism. I like to do yoga, run and use the stair stepper. Currently I am at the same weight I was when I lost those first 15 pounds last year but I am two sizes smaller. So I don't believe in the scale, I go by how my clothes fit.
    If every "overweight" person....myself included......would follow your advice to a "T", we would all be soooooo much healthier! You're advice is "RIGHT ON".....as nurses.....we even know this.....but we often lack the WILLPOWER to be THIS good to ourselves......mostly because many people.....underweight....overweight...or any weight in between.....do not just feed our bodies......but our emotions. We must get to the bottom of WHY we feed our emotions...what does FOOD replace in our lives...even for a moment on the lips.....forever on the hips kind of a thing??? :kiss
  7. by   Cynthiann
    Renee, you're right. Many people are emotional eaters, myself included. The main thing I do to over come this is to never keep junk food in the house. I get mad at my husband when he stops at Walmart after work and comes home with a 2 liter of Coke and a big bag of chips because I will eat it all. So I take away the temptation. It would be hard for anyone to do all my suggestions at once. But if someone does them little by little they can become habit.
  8. by   live4today
    Originally posted by Cynthiann
    Renee, you're right. Many people are emotional eaters, myself included. The main thing I do to over come this is to never keep junk food in the house. I get mad at my husband when he stops at Walmart after work and comes home with a 2 liter of Coke and a big bag of chips because I will eat it all. So I take away the temptation. It would be hard for anyone to do all my suggestions at once. But if someone does them little by little they can become habit.
    You are so right, Cynthiann! My hubby will walk through the door with a freshly baked Cinnabon for me......now....I have YET been able to resist those things. Well.....one time I did....I walked by the place where they were baking...took a BIG WHIFF in....cherished the aroma.....exhaled slowly...and said to myself, damn that was good eatin'! And kept on walking!
  9. by   Cynthiann
    Originally posted by cheerfuldoer


    You are so right, Cynthiann! My hubby will walk through the door with a freshly baked Cinnabon for me......now....I have YET been able to resist those things. Well.....one time I did....I walked by the place where they were baking...took a BIG WHIFF in....cherished the aroma.....exhaled slowly...and said to myself, damn that was good eatin'! And kept on walking!
    Oooohh, Cinnabon. I haven't had one in years. Haven't seen any here in Oklahoma. Now you're making me drool.
  10. by   Rustyhammer
    I need to lose 12 pounds but I don't want to excersize or quit drinking beer.
    Any suggestions?
    -Russell
  11. by   delirium
    Originally posted by Rustyhammer
    I need to lose 12 pounds but I don't want to excersize or quit drinking beer.
    Any suggestions?
    -Russell
    Lose the hat.

    :chuckle
  12. by   Helori
    Thanks for the info every one! I need to lose weight and am looking for all the help that I can get. My friend in on the Jenny Craig program and it's working great for her but all the food she it eating is preplanned and I just can't help thinking that any weight she losses will be put right back on when she starts eating normally again. I agree with you and am trying to make a lifestyle change not just go on a diet but GOD it's hard. I still want to reach for the chocolate or chips and veg in front of the TV every night. But I'm still working. Thanks for the support.
  13. by   jayna
    Watermelon, pawpaw and pineapple diet. Gives you more fluids for good metabolism and no fats.
    Haven't tried it out though but a friend did and she lose weight.
  14. by   live4today
    Originally posted by Rustyhammer
    I need to lose 12 pounds but I don't want to excersize or quit drinking beer.
    Any suggestions?
    -Russell
    Then have more sex with the wife.....that works for SOME... :kiss

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