posted on Sep, 2 2004 @ 11:03 PM
Originally posted by LadyV
1) Go Low fat...where there is not too much really to eat, and not too much tasteful
2) Go low carb which really works, but you must stick to it...if you do, your cholesterol WILL spike, then drop down, BUT if you cheat on it, it
won't drop and your just eating unhealthy
3) do nothing and just keep gaining
4) Go SB and have plenty to eat, not go hungry and learn to eat healthy and lose weight
5) eat better food, eat less calories overall, and exercise. Don't cut out any food you really love, just eat less of it if it's not something
thats nutrient dense and providing some real value other than taste.
As for options 1 through 4:
1) There is TONS of low fat foods to eat. Chicken, Fish, infinite fruits and vegetables, "good fats" like olives and nuts, breads, grains, etc. You
can even work in lean red meat. Just can't eat Snickers and Fried chicken all day.
2)Low carb makes you lose weight, so does cutting out any major food type. Cut out carbs completely, and you die. Even Atkins starts working in more
carbs after 2 weeks so you don't drop dead of ketosis.
3) or at least maintain the weight you are at. You didn't say where you were starting from.
4) SugarBusters actually sounds somewhat nutritionally sound, unlike so many other bookstore diets. Adding whole grains lowers cholesterol and
provides needed carbs. Avoiding refined sugars and starches is recomended, and it stresses fruits and veggies.
Good luck! It isn't easy.