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Cut Calories Without Dieting

Cut Fat and Calories Without Deprivation

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  • BONDMANUS2002
    Absolutely great
  • I do not believe in dieting there are based on a length of time but in life style changes they are for the rest of your style.
  • love this concept...
    think healthy
  • Eating healthy sounds a lot better that dieting!
  • Diet -- not in my vocabulary. Healthy Lifestyle Habits. MUCH more successful mental frame of mind.
  • I've gotten to the point where I refuse to go on a "diet". If it's not something that I can maintain for the rest of my life, I won't do it. I'm eating a healthy diet of vegetables, lean meats and whole grains and watching my portions. You know what? I'm losing weight now and am not constantly stressed out about whether I'm losing weight or constantly thinking about food. Thanks for the great article to remind us all that it is a healthy lifestyle, not a crash diet.
  • I used to buy every fat substitute on the market. I drove myself nuts. Then, like low nicotine cigs, I found I just ate more of the unreal stuff. I gained weight. No more. Full on except milk and portion control. That is the way to go.
  • Interesting article and well written. It's nice to think we know what we need and want ... and. I've been a portion watcher for as long as I can remember ... probably since the debut of the 8 oz burger in the late 60s. At that time I could eat "the whole thing" along with fries and dessert and lots of beer ... it didn't affect me ... or so I thought. Fast forward to getting even just a little older and more sedentary and the same food is a killer to the body.

    First know yourself and your weakness. Mine are simple: ice cream (full fat - nothing else is the same so I can do without); cheesecake (only the good stuff) and red meat - mooing softly. Ice cream doesn't come home to the freezer ... I can't leave it alone. Cheesecake? Only if that IS dinner and on occasion it can be. Red meat ... well ulcers took care of that one for me. It's too hard to digest in quantity. Sigh.

  • NANATERRI1
    This is a very interesting article. Kudos!
  • FOXGLOVE999
    I think that people often mistakenly believe that the lowfat craze actually caused people to eat a lowfat diet. This is doubtful, at best. I use lowfat and reduced fat products and still go over the recommended fat intake of 30%. I suspect this is true of most Americans.

    While I do eat fat, I also eat carbs, sugar etc. Everything in moderation, and the pounds are coming off. I think it's completely reasonable to track for the rest of my life, if not for calories, than for nutrients. Once set up, it's very simple, I spend maybe 10 minutes a day tracking. Like someone else said, it's a basic self-care thing, like brushing your teeth.
  • I do better if I count calories and eat the full-fat, full-flavor versions of things.
    I started losing more weight when I threw out the PAM and started cooking in butter again.
  • Since the no fat, low fat craze started ,people have continued to gain. Why,? The doctors believe it's SUGAR, CARBS that is more dangerous than the fat.
    So before you automaticly ditch most fat.. Ditch the sugar and heavy carbs.
    Not that you should eat large amounts of fat. There has to be limits in every food group.
  • good to know. Thanks.
  • Alot of great things in this article.

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