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I legitimately enjoy coke zero. It doesn't make me crave anything except more coke zero. It doesn't help you lose weight, but it certainly isn't putting weight on you unless you have no understanding of nutrition as a whole. It isn't hurting you because there is no "healthy replacement" that you can just sub in for a zero calorie beverage, unless you count water.
I don't understand why more people don't track calories when trying to lose weight.
Just keep track of every morsel you put in your mouth and how much you exercise. And then just make sure you eat less calories than you burn. They have free smartphone apps for this.
I guess that is hard for people who can't control themselves from eating healthier/less food, but if you just track what you eat and don't lie to yourself, you have a roadmap to losing weight.
That's because Fructose is horrible for fat loss
I just embarrassed myself with this post
You probably put a lot more thought into everything you consume and have a lot more self-discipline than the average person who's trying to lose weight and/or eat healthier.
Yeah, drinking coke zero certainly doesn't make me crave any other sugary drink. I don't drink all that much of it, but I like it as a treat.
I do drink a lot of crystal lite, too, but I'm not sure that makes me crave sugary stuff either.
Counting calories for a week will make you completely change how you eat, even if you stop counting after. There are so many things out there that are just so much worse then you'd think for you.
I'm a huge fan of:
Lots of proteins and veggies
Lot's of Water (makes body efficient and fills up your stomach)
I appreciate this thread.... Made me realize how high in calories almonds and nuts are!
This post was edited by tooch43 17 months ago
I love the loseit app!
I cut out all soda, salt, meat, dairy, and sugar. The weight loss has been staggering.
This post was edited by GunnerOne 84 17 months ago
wtf? What are you eating?
Fruits and Vegetables. Some raw and unsalted nuts like cashews and sunflower kernels.
That sounds terrible and you're probably getting way less protein than you need.
Meat is good and important in your diet
Where do you get your protein?
I have made a pretty drastic change in my diet considering what I used to eat (which was pretty much what ever I want). My work days (M-F) now usually consists of:
Breakfast - a bowl of cereal with skim milk (Honey Bunches of Oats or Trader Joe's Honey O's), a banana, and a glass of OJ
Lunch - turkey sandwich with tomato/avocado on wheat bread (or leftovers from a dinner that I made)
Dinner - some sort of protein (chicken, steak, fish) with a vegetable (sweet potatoes, mushrooms, broccoli, etc.) and grain (rice is my go to)
Snack (during the day) - a big handful of either Annie's Organic Cheddar Mix or Dried Cherry Trail Mix from Whole Foods
I drink water throughout the day as well and have completely cut soda out of my diet (which is a big step for me).
What is your goal?
Green vegetables like broccoli, spinach, and kale have more protein per calorie that most meat does.
My goal is to NOT hit 200 lbs and I am dangerously close. I would like to lose probably 10-15 pounds and cut some fat, but nothing too drastic. I also work out or do cardio at least 3-4 times a week now which is something I have basically never been able to consistently do.
I went way past 200 and am trying to get back under. I'm pretty much a disgusting mess of my former self.
If the only goal is to massively cut weight before starting a good diet this is fine, but this really isn't healthy.
I can't wait to hear how a diet of fresh fruits and vegetables is unhealthy.
Have you never heard the term "balanced diet" before? There are so many things that a body needs that aren't provided by eating a couple different foods.
My average daily diet consists of:
Bananas, apples, kale, spinach, cabbage, oranges, lettuce, celery, garbanzo or black beans, carrots, cucumber, oats, chard, etc.
I'm hardly eating lettuce three meals a day.
Not all proteins are built the same. The protein in Kale is meant to support Kale, not animals.
I did a lot of research before starting this plan, and it was approved by my physician as not only a weight loss program but better for cholesterol and blood pressure long term as well.
Animal protein can be very high in saturated fats as well. I'm not anti-meat. Many members of my extended family own farms and I love burgers, steaks, etc. I will be adding them back into my diet slowly and on a smaller scale then before.
Most Americans eat entirely too much meat.
You would have to eat ~32 cups of broccoli to get the same amount of protein that you would get from one large chicken breast.
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