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Now, I'm not looking for advice on a diet, or how to diet. I have no interest in dieting, and I don't know if I ever will. What I'm wondering, is what do you think about diets? Are you on a diet now, or have you had experience with other diets? There are so many diets, how do you pick one?
 

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Diets are for fatties.

If you feel a need to lose weight, or if you feel you aren't eating healthy enough - then change the way you live your life. That includes implementing new eating habits, and exercise habits, etc...

A diet is something that is done for a short amount of time, and such a waste.
 

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Diets have there place, but most people use them as a quick fix instead of looking at it as a new way to live life. Any reduction in calories will result in weight loss. Trouble with them is, as soon as you go back to eating "normally" you will end up gaining all the weight back, plus more! Ask anyone who has ever gone on a diet, especially the radical ones like Adkins.

ABC News: It's Not What You Eat, It's How Much

If your looking to diet, skip it and just make a commitment to eating better and getting more exercise. You can eat everything you want, just in moderation.
 
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I'm vegetarian, so I have a pretty strict diet. But yea, just to eat in moderation and to exercise; it works wonders! : D
 

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I think Valentine said it best.
I personally think that diets are a joke, just a way to get people to think that they have to rely on only the South Beach Diet products or whatever just to loose weight. All it takes is to stop eating fast food and other garbage, don't worry about having the closest spot to the entrance to the store, and take the stairs instead of the elevator.
 
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Diets are for fatties.

A diet is something that is done for a short amount of time, and such a waste.
Not quite, diets are mostly a regime of foods with certain nutrients with multiple goals, truly, one of them is for weight/fat loss =) the other one could be for muscle building (lots of proteins for example) or even to gradually cure a disease or a bad eating habit, kinda what you said.

Although, I partially agree with the last statement: Some diets are supposed to last just temporarly (sp?).
 

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Don't bother with "fad diets" (I'm guessing that's what you're referring to when you say there are so many). I like to keep it simple. Essentially what Valentine said.

If you want to lose weight, watch your caloric intake and do something that consumes lots of Calories, like walking long distance. I do happen to have quite a bit of experience with this.
 

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Linked Article said:
Cut Calories, Cut Weight

*epic facepalm*

Anyway, fad diets don't work because they are thought of as a temporary way to cut weight. Any fat you lose will come right back when you end the diet. The best way to lose weight is to change your lifestyle. Get rid of the bad food. Educate yourself on what is good for you and what is bad for you. Learn to read the nutritional facts and the ingredient list.
 

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Basically try and skip as many snacktimes as you can. And if you don't play sports, then maybe you should go and join a local sports club or something. If not, go to the gym, and always eat in moderation.
 

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Actually, the consensus from the nutritional community is not to skip snacktimes. The idea is to eat small meals and snacks throughout the day. Because, for one, when you eat your metabolism is temporarily increased. Therefore, if you eat small, healthy meals throughout the day, you can keep your metabolism in this "Zone" for much longer then if you would just eating three squares.

But exercise is spot on. To lose weight, you MUST exercise.
 
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My diet isn't one most people want to go on. :S It involves taking in under 100 calories of FOOD intake (doesn't include drinks). You can drink as much as you want as long as it doesn't contribute to weight gain. It also includes lots of exercise... More than you should. On the chance that you do eat something fattening... I'm not even gonna go there.

I would also recommend a cleanse >.< and a bunch of other things.

I really like my diet. So far I have lost 33lbs in a month or two. I would lose more if I exercised more, like I will.
 

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Of course I'm on a diet, we all are. (Or perhaps we all have a diet)

This is why these fad diets are stupid, diets aren't meant to be a silly thing that you do for a while, your diet is what you eat, and should be consistent.

As long as you exercise, you can eat what you want as long as you have fruit/veg and you're not eating fast food every week, or relying on ready meals.

I hate it when girls (as in not women) go on diets too. I mean unless you're eroding the door frame, or you're one of those child-blimps you see on TV, there's no reason to diet. I've never heard a guy say "she could do with losing weight" about a girl who isn't... overweight!
 

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My diet isn't one most people want to go on. :S It involves taking in under 100 calories of FOOD intake (doesn't include drinks). You can drink as much as you want as long as it doesn't contribute to weight gain. It also includes lots of exercise... More than you should. On the chance that you do eat something fattening... I'm not even gonna go there.

I would also recommend a cleanse >.< and a bunch of other things.

I really like my diet. So far I have lost 33lbs in a month or two. I would lose more if I exercised more, like I will.

Uhm what? That sounds like an aneorexic diet. I don't even know how you can survive on that.
 

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Uhm what? That sounds like an aneorexic diet. I don't even know how you can survive on that.
Easy, drink the right stuff and you can still get what you need to survive for a while.

Eventually you will need to start eating more again. Though.
 

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I'm weird...I don't exercise, I live off of junk food but yet I weight between 140-150 pounds and I'm 6"2...I can't gain weight. I can go to burglar king, eat the most greasiest and fattest food on their meal and loses 5 pounds, wtf.
 

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I'm weird...I don't exercise, I live off of junk food but yet I weight between 140-150 pounds and I'm 6"2...I can't gain weight. I can go to burglar king, eat the most greasiest and fattest food on their meal and loses 5 pounds, wtf.

Your still young...your metabolism is roaring.

Give or take 5 years or so and your diet will catch up with you, probably when you least expect it.

You may not be able to tell visually through extra poundage, but your body is directly affected by the food you eat. Burger King is fine in moderation, but if you continue to eat foods like that in excess into your adulthood, you will face a plethora of medical complications.

Your young and having fun, and that's just fine. Just realize that you should start to make a conscious effort to eat better now, to ensure you will still be around for tomorrow.
 
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My advice (and from previous experience) I would cut out pop/fast food/snacking etc. and increase your exercise level by 30min/day 5 days/week at the minimum.

I did this last year to get down to a healthier way for a hiking trip.

These are my results (I don't really mind sharing them)

Height: 69"

March 20 2008: 181lbs BMI=26.6 (Overweight by at least 10lbs) %Body Fat=21
June 21 2008: 161lbs BMI=23.8 (Very close to healthy) %Body Fat= 15

I cut out all those foods I mentioned, and biked 10-20 miles 3-5 days a week, along with doing resistance and weight training.
 

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I'm on what some would call a diet, but really, i"m just a health nut. I'm not starving myself of food and I pretty much eat only healthy food. I eat when I'm hungry.
 
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