i've lost a stone and a half in the past month eating this every day:
9.00ish - an apple and a hot chocolate
1.00ish - an innocent veg pot which are about 450
6.30 - a weightwatchers meal (usually a chicken curry, pasta, chilli with potato wedges etc) which are about 350 cals each.
and lots of green tea in between!
i don't feel hungry except just before it's time for me to eat, which is how it should be. don't even know why i'm posting this but for anyone who's been trying to think of a good diet, try this! although innocent veg pots (and weightwatchers meals for that matter) can be expensive.
thought of the best diet! Watch
- Thread Starter
- 06-12-2010 19:53
- 07-12-2010 22:06
Sounds to me like a relatively healthy diet, but I definitely don't think you shouldn't be having this every day, and you're certainly not getting enough calories - if you're trying to lose weight you shouldn't be eating under 1200kcals a day (some may say more than this). Of course, this will make weight loss slower in the short term, but eating less than this will actually lower your metabolism - on this amount you will come to a plateau and will not lose anymore (unless you eat even less...which could quite likely develop into an eating disorder)...then when you eat more again, you will end up putting on more weight than before, as your metabolism is too low.
Also, it is important you eat a variety of foods to be healthy - it's not just about the calorie content and 'weight watchers' products (trust me, I'm recovering from anorexia and so learnt the hard way).
By all means use calories as a guideline, but please don't get sucked into the 'only eating a certain amount a day' routine - it's lethal, and doesn't do your body at all any good in the long run.
So, I'd recommend having what you've listed above for a few days a week, if that's what you like, but do make sure to vary it too - I notice you're not having any diary...this is EXTREMELY important for your bone health and fertility (if you're female). So if you're wanting to keep up the healthy eating, add in a yoghurt or two - one low fat yoghurt can give you about 30% of your GDA of calcium.
Also, do keep an eye on these 'low fat' 'low calorie' products - the brands often advertise these points but then hide the fact that the foods are laden with sugar or salt etc.
Obviously I'm not aware of your weight, height, or diet before this diet etc etc, so it may be that your weight loss is perfectly healthy and your change in diet has been a postive change to what you had before...but just wanted to highlight some possible problems with the 'best diet'.
Sorry for the lecture, and I hope you don't find my comments out of place - but I just don't want you to fall into the same trap I did, or to damage your health by missing out on essential nutrients. Perhaps try a more balanced diet with higher calories, combined with a little/a little more exercise, if you're in need of losing weight.Last edited by singerpianist; 07-12-2010 at 22:21.
- 07-12-2010 22:11
great for if you just sit in your bed all day, otherwise you'll have zero energy to do things like walking
- 07-12-2010 22:14