I’ve been doing this now since about the third week in June, and I’ve lost 17lbs so far. My goal is to lose 65lbs. I was tipping the scales at 235, and now I’m 218, and I want to get down to 170.
As for extra foods, I strongly believe that if we eat ‘proper’ food, and less of it too, that’s the way to go. I don’t go for any of these diet plans at all, and none of the food supplement things (such as Slimfast etc). I think the way to go is to eat more fruit and vegetables, smaller meat portions, and cut out as much of the crap as possible – fast food, soda, cakes, donuts and that kind of thing.
Cut back on dressings and sauces too. Reduce salt intake. Eat little or no processed foods. No TV Dinners. That’s my take on it all anyway. There are so many food products on the shelves that are full of empty calories – watch out for that High Fructose Corn Syrup – it’s in everything.
I’ve also cut back on carbs, and particularly the refined ones. So out goes white rice, in comes wholegrain; out goes white bread in exchange for wholemeal; and I try to eat more backed potatoes, but cut back on the fillings!
We also steam a lot of our vegetables, as it helps retain more of the nutrients, and it’s not any more difficult to do that any other method.
More fish, less red meat.
That’s about what I’ve been doing, and encouraging Kathy (who can be very stubborn – I’ve only had that twice this week!), to do the same.
Oh one last thing – drink plenty of water – from the faucet is fine – it’s good for you!
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1. I rarely believe what advertisers claim about a product without doing some research myself.
2. I’m quite happy drinking regular tap water. I can’t understand how anyone cannot like water. Ok, so it’s not exciting, but what is there to dislike?
3. I refuse to buy bottled water, unless I absolutely have to. There is nothing wrong with the water that comes out of the faucet in my kitchen. I drink glassfuls of it every day; have done so for years, and I’m still alive and kicking.
4. I don’t really like flavored water anyway.
Having said all that, I’m still prepared to look to see what is in these drinks. If they’re really that good for me, perhaps I’ll give them a try.
There seems to be less sugar in them than in soda. I am led to believe that it is natural fruit sugar, and not the nasty ubiquitous high fructose corn syrup that this country has such a love affair with.
Do we need those vitamins? A government survey in 1999 showed that the average American adult man or woman already consumes more than the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) of vitamins thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, B6 and B12, and three-quarters of the RDA of vitamins C, B9 and A (including carotenes). In fact, vitamin E is the only surveyed vitamin Americans consume at less than half of the RDA – but it’s found in only a third of vitaminwater drinks.
So far, I’m not convinced.
Let’s take a look at the price tag. Ok, that’s settled it for me. They’re over a dollar a bottle. I’ll stick with the tap water thank you.
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