Rapid weight loss is unhealthy. Pretty much all of the fad diets (with the exceptions of a few like South Beach) are not good for you. You're depriving your body of what it needs, starving yourself, which makes you more liable to get cravings and to regain weight afterwards (as your body can switch to starvation mode, making your metabolism slow down). A good example of this is the anti-fat approach of most diets. Most people don't seem to realise that you need fat in order to digest food properly. Pretty much every single meal should include liquid, plant oils. And then you have the recently popular low carb diets, which are extremely dangerous because in the long-term they end up weakening your bones. Instead of looking for diets, I'd just look at the food pyramid, which is an accepted standard in nutrition science and plan meals based on it. I can find it anywhere online so going to copy it from my Health Psychology lecture slides:
- most meals should include plant oils and whole grain foods.
- vegetables in abundance, fruit 2-3 times a day
- nuts and legumes 1-3 times a day
- fish, poultry, eggs 0-2 times a day
- dairy or calcium supplement 1-2 times a day
- everything else should be used sparingly
So even if you aren't hungry in the morning, I would suggest to eat a little bit, just to keep your metabolism going. A piece of fruit will do.
Last edited by Ziggy; 07-05-2013 at 03:24 PM.
I mean everybody is different, some neural pathways could not be working correctly but even if that's the case it's not something we are able to diagnose individually.
There have been loads of studies that show the effect of periodised fasting during a 24 hour period (not eating for blocks of X hours at a time, but never going beyond 20-24 hours) and the effect it has on the body and on different bodies. The only true way to test this for an individual is to have them experiment with this for themselves.
Last edited by antmanb; 07-05-2013 at 04:30 PM.
Mushrooms seem like a great option on a diet to lose weight because they are filling. Plus, I really like them and even like them cold. Try adding them to scramble eggs. Also, tried grilled portabello mushrooms. IMO, they're a great substitute for burgers. Also, consider including mushrooms in salads. You can add sliced musthrooms to a tossed salad. Also, you can roast or grill mushrooms, squash, and zuchhini and use them as a hot side dish or let them cool for a roasted veggie salad. You also can use marinated mushrooms to make a salad with cherry tomatoes. Just choose your favorite vinaigrette. If you like olives, artichoke hearts, or avocado and your diet allows them, throw those in as well to make the salad a little more filling.
Also, count me as someone who usually isn't interested in eating first thing in the morning. We're all different, and what is right for one person isn't necessarily right for another person. (IMO, the best doctors also realize that and don't give every patient the exact same advice about diet.)
Is barley allowed? Mushroom-barley soup might be a good option, if so. Soups in general can be made to fit whatever restrictions are part of one's diet. Just turn on the AC if it's too hot for soup
I live for carbs, so that's pretty much the best I can do...
Those popular little white mushrooms at the super market? They're amazing roasted. Sometimes I'll buy a little carton of them, wash and prepare them, and then put them in a small baking dish with a little bit of olive oil and some salt and roast them for 30 min or so. They're amazing, I'll eat them like candy.
Well, you guys have such great suggestions! I can't have olive oil or any cheese, except occasional cottage cheese, but everything sounds great! I do absolutely adore mushrooms, and I am in danger of turning into one because I've been eating so many of them. I love sour stuff, too, so I've been pouring lemon juice all over everything. Cooked mushrooms and vinegar with chopped garlic-I could eat every day! I am using spray Pam instead of oils. Normally, I'm an olive oil fiend.....But thanks everybody! Lots of you I've tried to give rep to but they say I have to wait because evidently I give you rep a lot...
i make french fries out of zucchini pretty regularly. just slice them into whatever shape you like your fries, season however, ive been using old bay, and bake.
I feel like I'm in a dream. But it can't be a dream because there are no boy dancers!
I love tomatoes sliced up in a cup with balsamic vinegar.
But I really love balsamic vinegar
I could drink vinegar right from the bottle, and yes-I can have it! I am playing with tomatoes and mushrooms and vinegar. I ate a bunch of sliced cukes with lemon juice the other day and didn't gag...not a joke. Sometimes my gag reflex happens with any green thing. I went to a wedding this weekend in another state and actually stayed on the diet the whole weekend...so...And thanks My Little Pony for the zuke fries. That sounds awesome! I'll try those tomorrow. I can mix up a batch of Cajun spice without the salt. Thanks!!!
Thinly sliced cucumbers in rice vinegar are amazing
As a blood bank technologist, I can assure you that the blood type diet is complete nonsense.
Count me in as someone who does not believe in diets but in the "lifestyle change" concept. I was told a year ago that I was teetering on the edge of type II diabetes. It scared the shit out of me, and was the kick in the ass I needed to start making some drastic changes. Since then I've dropped 80 pounds, just by eating smarter and getting regular exercise. I need to drop more, but I'm proud of myself for getting this far. I have substantially decreased the amount of starches I eat, but I don't omit them entirely. I just learned to start making better choices. And if I want to splurge, I do, then I work it off later. I can't even imagine going back to the way I used to eat. I don't even like the crap I used to shove in my face anymore.
And something I like to do sometimes is make a sort of hash with a little bit of potato, chicken or chicken sausage, and a ton of spinach. Pretty tasty and filling.
Do you do any pickling? For someone who likes tart and vinegary things, it might be a good idea
I LOVE pickles. I can drink pickle juice out of the jar. Pickles have too much sodium for this diet, but I am planning on drowning myself in mushrooms and cukes with vinegar. Good thought.