Hi losers club,
Been seeing a lot of posts concerning how often to weigh yourself, what to eat and drink, when and how to exercise etc. All of these posts are helpful in their own way, but your diet should be as individual as you are and adapted to your lifestyle and needs. I choose to weigh myself everyday, never plan meals, don't exercise because I can't and seem to live on fruit, crackerbread, cheese and ham with the odd boiled egg thrown in. This is my personal diet such as it is and will probably have others throwing their hands up in horror at it, but it works for me, and more importantly, I'm losing weight and feel fine. I take multi-vitamins everyday and if I really crave something I will have a small taste then carry on satisfied.
Remembering the ghosts of diets past I seemed to spend a fortune on diet magazines, was surfing the net for the latest diets and had thousands of low calorie recipes that I never made. I finally realised that instead of being a person who happened to be on a diet, I was a diet with a person attached to it. Spending hours planning meals, more hours juggling calories, weighing food and being obsessed with what went into my mouth just made me miserable so I rebelled and gave up. Now, I only see fattening foods as something which will make me ill so I avoid them as you would something that you are allergic to, it works well as I have never once been tempted when shopping even though I buy normal food for the rest of the family.
The word 'diet' has always meant something bad to me, I just prefer not to call it anything and get on with my life. I don't know if this helps anyone. Have a good week all.