Hooked Into Another Weight Loss Miracle?

Did you get hooked into yet, another weight loss miracle?

I have seen so many things in the last few weeks about all the hype and lose weight and get fit and blah blah blah… your health?

What are you doing about it?  Now is a great time to start as you have the whole year to work at it!  Is it for you? Are you ready?  Why do you think that you need to “lose weight” or “get fit”?

Are you really ready for it?  Or is it just “well, I wish I could”..

I have been looking at diets for years… and years and years… and guess what?  They never worked for me!  Cause as you likely know, they don’t stick!  Easy enough to lose the weight and then return to normal eating… and guess what the weight creeps back on…

I have been doing some research about a few programs that are out there and some reading and it is really quite bizarre that there are so many programs.  Everyone of us will be different and have success with a program we can find and make lifestyle changes with. But it really is scary what people are doing to make it easy and quick..

Do you think that those extra 15, 20, 30  or even 50 pounds got there “quickly”? Not likely.  They creeped on over time ( maybe more quickly than you want to admit) but they creeped on. So likely they aren’t going to drop off over night…

Do you pick up habits that are lasting for yourself or do you pick up habits that you find really, really tough and only the sheer power of your will gets you  through the time you need to lose a few pounds.

Have you tried things that say quick fix in hopes that it will work for you?  Do you try a few pills that will do the miraculous work for you?  Do you try outrageous things that you find way too strict to follow?

Have you found out what all is involved with the idea of being a ‘new’ you once you have a whole new look?  Many of us fail to ‘see’ who we will be in the new body and don’t prepare for the reactions that we get.  Can you look down at your body and imagine the new size and feel really good about it?

Do you have a realistic idea of what you want to look like, happening?  Or do you see someone else’s body in your mind?  It can be a huge task, the losing weight ( shedding fat) thing.

Are you really ready to make the changes that you need to make?

Do you know that if you don’t exercise while you lose weight that you lose more muscle than if you did exercise while you lose weight.

How educated are you in what you need to do and what you will experience through the process?

How committed are you?  Or not?

What I don’t understand is that so many people don’t learn about what is best for their health they just do something that comes along that they have heard of.  Would you buy a house without  doing your homework?  Would you go on a vacation without doing some homework? Would you buy a car on impulse cause your friend told you it was a good one?

Are you a sceptic and don’t want to hear the info cause you have heard it all before and you know that it won’t work for you? Or that someone who has your best interest/health in mind might make a few dollars… You would rather give it to the guy in the store who doesn’t even know you.

What’s your take on the industry and why there are so many programs available and why it is such a big industry?

What are the top 3 things that you have done to get to or stay at your ideal weight?

Please don’t “push” your product here.  Share what you have done in your lifestyle and habits that have gotten you to where you want to go.  (Sometimes a product is part of the process, but if that product was to disappear, what would you do then?)

Looking forward to hearing your success stories!

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148 Responses to Hooked Into Another Weight Loss Miracle?

  1. Hey Holly

    I am now back to an exercise program and eating right, which means no processed food.

    One of my problems is that mid week I start to slide because I work hard and when I come home I do not feel like cooking.

    I am thinking about buying my prepared meals through Nutrisystem.

    What do you think?

    Peter
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    • Holly Fulford-Jeffrey says:

      I would not do the prepackaged food.. Full of sodium whether you have an issue or not.. too much of anything isn’t good for you. I also recommend that you do lots of veggies and lean protein. The carbs you should avoid are things like rice, bread,potatoes and pasta and cereals ( don’t care what they say about Cheerios they aren’t good for you)! Veggies and fruit are also carbs but a lo glycemic good choice- so enjoy those! Have you heard of quinoa? Great choice to replace rice. If you have to have bread, get a sprouted grain bread… and nothing with sugar… Perhaps you could prepare some meals at the beginning of the week so that the rest of the week you simply heat up ‘Peter Fuller’ prepacked made with love gourmet meals when you don’t feel like cooking! Thanks so much for stopping by, Peter!

  2. Lynn Brown says:

    Boy do I know what you are talking about Holly! I was like you, always trying the next best thing. But it all boils down to making a commitment and sticking to it. There is nothing else you can do because there is no magic program, food or diet. I changed my routine where I add exercise every day with weekends off. But on the weekends I will have my whey protein shakes, vegis and fruit. Yes, I must admit I fall off the wagon every now and then, but I feel like I am finally in control more so now than ever in my life.
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    • Holly Fulford-Jeffrey says:

      Congrats Lynn!! Feeling in control really is a great feeling! I do believe that eating the ‘right’ carbohydrates and the right portions is very important… 2 things that our world doesn’t always market!! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Great post, Holly! You are so right about the need to focus on long term things that last. My foot and heel seem to be a lot better lately, so I started running again today. I realize that I am not going to be in top racing form, but I still planning on doing a 5K race in April to raise money to fight hunger, although I am not going to be disappointed based on my time.
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    • Holly Fulford-Jeffrey says:

      Good to hear that your heel is feeling better, Steve. Good luck with the run! As tough as it may be, focus on the finish without reoccurring injury rather than disappointment with time as you have mentioned!

  4. You know Holly the big reason the weight loss programs that people start and then stop are usually something that is extreme. I have had a weight problem most of my life and I have tried them all. What I am trying to do is to plan, plan,plan. I always bring food with me and don’t take the chance that I will get hungry. I try to eat every 4 hours to keep my blood sugar level. Now I need to start walking again like I use to. I sure my do will enjoy doing that.
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    • Holly Fulford-Jeffrey says:

      Great for you Joyce. I find that 4 hours is too long. I need to eat about every 3 hours, if I wait 4 I am usually too hungry and make poorer choices!! Please for your sake get into some exercise! Planning is essential! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Rick salas says:

    Hi Holly, you’re right. I know that I’ve tried all kinds of products but always return to the same weight. I think I’ve gained a bit more since then too but we really do need to exercise. I’ve always exercised in the past and played a lot of sports but with all I’m involved in lately I like so many fail to find the time because we think we’re doing it for nothing. But yes you have some great advice. Doing the right things together is what I need to do. I’ll start again. Maybe I can get into a routine or something. I need to get back into shape so that I can actually enjoy it everyday again. I think that was part of the reason why I stopped. I was out of shape and only did it once in a while. Thanks for the great tips and what to concentrate on.
    Have a great day!

    Rick Salas
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    • Holly Fulford-Jeffrey says:

      Hi Rick! just remember the longer you wait, the tougher it will be.. Motivate yourself to get it going! My biggest motivator is that fact that I don’t want to “not be able” when I get to a certain older age! I want to be mobile and actively mobile at that. I see way too many people who have trouble moving due to excess weight and lack of exercise habits!! Keep focuisng on how good you feel when you are active!

  6. Hi Holly, you made some great points here! The top three things I do to maintain a healthy weight is: eat unprocessed whole foods, exercise on a regular basis, and take digestive enzymes to help me digest my food better. These things have really helped me stay at my idea weight and I don’t do dieting. Dieting does not work for me. Thanks for sharing.
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  7. You made lots of good points. When I was younger I used to try all kinds of crazy diets. I ended up messing up my metabolism. It is definitely best to be balanced and cut down on things like starchy carbs, sugar and processed foods.
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    • Holly Fulford-Jeffrey says:

      Crazy diets, like you say!! Good choices you make now, Melodie with cutting down on starchy carbs, sugar and processed foods!! Although it can be so tough to do, cutting out those 3 evils you mention would be even better!!

  8. Anna says:

    Gosh, that woman trying to get into her jeans is so ME! :)
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  9. Linda G. Cox
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    Hey Holly!
    I love this post! You know me, I was born with skinny genes so weight isn’t the issue but the need to choose food wisly and exercise is what we all need to do! I have a good friend who has spent her adult life obese. She is now doing exactly what you have said here, changing her life-style eating properly and excersising. I know she had some emotional issues needed to be resolved before she was able to do it. I’m very happy for her that she has healed to this point. Everyday is a celebration.
    I haven’t looked over your entire blog (which is beautiful by the way) but do you have any posts about food adictions? That was my problem, I was adicted to sugar!
    Linda
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    • Holly Fulford-Jeffrey says:

      Great to hear from you Linda!! Sugar is an addicting food!! I haven’t any posts yet, but thanks for the great topic!! Congrats to your friend! It is always so exciting to hear that someone has succeeded with their eating and weight issues!

  10. Hi Holly,
    Great post… For me the main thing was reducing sugar intake. Also I walk the dogs everyday so I started to alternate 5 minutes running, 5minutes walking…ect..It get’s my heart pumping and that feels great! The third thing I do is replace one meal with my protein shake (no soy) cause it gets me bloated… ;) I easily cut calories that way but get top nutritional value meal.

    P.S…Come post in women of facebook syndicate…I’d love to see you there ;)
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    • Holly Fulford-Jeffrey says:

      Great way to get in the exercise!! Reducing sugar is certainly helpful and healthful!! Now we just need to get you pumping some weights, Nathalie!!

  11. Miriam Buhr
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    Good questions Holly!

    I never was one to do diets. I think I can count in one hand how many times I went on one. Because I’ve had fitness conscious family members, I always saw it from a lifestyle perspective and health mindset and not really a “miracle: let’s get quick loss of pounds” way.

    Ultimately what was ingrained in my mind was that hard work by way of eating healthy foods and simply sweating the excess weight were the most effective ways.

    Now if you were to ask me about workout methods…that’s a totally different fitness beast all together :)

    I like to see how other people exercise, types of exercise, method, # of reps, duration of workout, style & personality of trainer… those things really get me PUMPED up!

    I get inspired by it and it serves as my own research and ‘scientific support’ for what doesn’t work or works for me and my body type.
    ~Miriam
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    • Holly Fulford-Jeffrey says:

      If only we were all with the same awesome upbringing you had with food and exercise!! I am sure you know how fortunate you were to have had the life experience.. I may take you up on the challenge in terms of the exercise! IT is always fun to find out about new ideas and methods that are or aren’t working. Thanks for stopping my Miriam!

  12. Gabrielle says:

    Weight loss is really a miracle to most people and it needs a lot of sacrifice and patience too…
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  13. Nicolas Cailot says:

    I have been trying to lose weight from the last one year. What my nutritionist suggests is to have one happy meal per week but on other days stick to the diet that she has suggested me. Brisk walking for 20 minutes in morning and evening and avoiding oily and junk food has helped me lose 3 kilos in two months.
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    • Holly Fulford-Jeffrey says:

      Good to hear you have had some success, Nicolas! Can I make a suggestion? Please change your “diet” to food choices/plan or something. Usually when we talk diet, it ends up being something we come off of!! Just a little tip that may or may not be an issue for you. Thanks for sharing!

  14. Monyelle says:

    Getting up early to Zumba, cut back on deserts, and overall smaller portions have helped me maintain my weight loss and continue to lose more.
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  15. Tom Burt says:

    Hi Holly,
    Hmm, let’s see….I lost 30 lbs. on Weight Watchers, gained it all back. Lost 40 lbs. on Atkins, gained it all back. Lost some weight on Body for Life, gained it all back.
    I believe there is NO OTHER WAY than the old simple words…..eat healthy, and get a moderate amount of excercise. That’s it. No secrets. No miracle pills.
    Now the trick is to actually DO it. LOL
    Keep up the great blog posts!

    Tom Burt
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    • Holly Fulford-Jeffrey says:

      Yes, Tom! The trick is to do it, and keep doing it!! No miracle pills, just making it happen! Thanks for sharing!

  16. Rachel Lavern
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    Hi Holly,

    My guess is that many of us have tried every imaginable diet, weight loss program,
    pill, shake, meal replacement, starvation method and exercise gadget on the market
    to lose weight and failed. It seems as most people are so gullible that it is easy for all of these new diets to pop up and make lots of money from the vulnerable. I would love to see an end to our discouragement and disappointment. I don’t have many extra pounds to lose but it sure has been difficult trying to lose these same 11 pounds.
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    • Holly Fulford-Jeffrey says:

      So true!! I couldn’t have said it better! Finding the right lifestyle choice is so important.. Not the quick fix, crazy methods out there.. Or the ones that make you work you butt off and burn soooooooooo much energy that you have little left for the rest of the day! There certainly are a lot of gadgets, gizmos and food crazes out there! Thanks for sharing, Rachel.

  17. Wow for me Holly what you said about remembering that it took time to put the weight on is the key. We all want to take it off immediately and it’s hard to be patient. For me the important first step was to stop think in terms of ‘diet’ and focus on lifestyle choices.
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    • Holly Fulford-Jeffrey says:

      You hit the nail on the head, Marquita!! It is about lifestyle choices.. No diet lasts!! As they say DIE with a ‘t’. Yup we want the quick fix! Patience and making those changes for a permanent lifestyle is the key!

  18. Aloha Holly!

    Oh, I remember those days! I tried those kind of miracles for more than 20 years and I ended up almost 200 lbs, tons of meds, and in very bad health.

    In 1995, I was “called” to my solution which allows me to eat what I want to eat, stay healthy, and maintain “biceps”!! Anyway, you know my solution and if my products went away, I honestly can say I probably wouldn’t be typing this post. Mine was a very serious addiction and scary to think about being addicted to food again. :(

    Thank you for allowing us to share.

    Much aloha,
    Kellie :)
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    • Holly Fulford-Jeffrey says:

      Addicted to food can be a big issue! Glad you found your solution! Just remember girl, you gotta exercise so that those sexy biceps are there for more than looks!! Are you pumpin out those push ups?? LOL

  19. Sharon says:

    Thank You Holly
    For your O so right post on all the junk diets out there, I have tried them all, Even had the meals delivered. Pills don’t work all the time and I found that I was adding things to make the food taste better.
    I have lung problems so walking is all I’m able to to at the moment, I use to be fit as a fiddle
    Thank You your post was awesome
    Sharon

    • Holly Fulford-Jeffrey says:

      You have had quite the experience, Sharon! Best of luck in getting back to fit as a fiddle ~ is that possible? Are you preparing your own foods and making healthy choices after all your experience?

  20. Like so many of your other commentors, I’ve also been suckered in by the latest ‘miracle’, only to find out (or rather, reaffirm) that there really is no substitute for exercise and healthy eating.

    Now that’s not to say you can’t find a product that can HELP …. like a protein shake to make breakfast really powerful, or a fiber pill that helps you feel full even when you’re cutting down the calories … but we are designed to EAT and what we choose to eat is what will make or break our health.

    I have to admit, the one part of this equation that I’ve always resisted is Exercise, but having found something I absolutely LOVE (yay for Hot Yoga!), it’s become so much easier to fit regular, pulse-raising, sweat-inducing exercise into my lifestyle.

    As usual, Ms Holly, you are the voice of reason, experience and sanity in a world of hype, and we all appreciate it!

    Bliss-ings,
    the (getting thinner) goddess known as Jacqui
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    • Holly Fulford-Jeffrey says:

      Yes there are things that can HELP one out! However, of course, the best is to eat it, or drink it! There are some (not all of course) shakes out there that help out. MOST aren’t meal replacements ~~ protein shakes don’t cut it unless they have the proper amounts of carbohydrates and fats to a make it balanced. When I take my shake with me, it is always, “Is that protein shake?” and of course my response is— “No it is a meal replacement as my body needs carbs, proteins and fats.” I’d rather eat by beans than take a pill, although it may be a great thing to assist so that one doesn’t eat as much- does one get gas with the pills?. LOL

      So wonderful to hear that you have “found” your sweat induing exercise. Jacqui!!!

  21. pete chapman
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    Hi Holly
    I guess doing the right thing on a consistent basis is the key to a healthy life.

    I remember being able to eat what I wanted because I was so active and now I am officially “old” I have to watch what I eat. So I adopt a balanced approach between exercise and eating healthy food for most of the time .
    You provide a great blog and excellent advice.

    Best wishes

    Pete
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    • Holly Fulford-Jeffrey says:

      Thanks Pete! I think that when we were younger we got used to be able to eat and eat and eat, and we never slowed down when we stopped growing! It is a bit of work to diminish that appetite from when we were able to eat so much when younger? Don’t you agree?

      Do your best to be consistent and eat those healthier choices and exercise.

  22. Donna Merrill
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    I’m sick of those loose weight quick programs too. I never had a bad weight problem, I may go over 5 lbs or so, but that is only because I may go on a trip and eat in restaurants or something boxed. I find the secret to keeping a healthy weight is to never eat anything that is boxed and don’t microwave. Eat for energy! Once you get into that habit, watch those pounds roll off. Of course, exercise is a part of it all.
    Thanks for this post
    Donna
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  23. Faith03 says:

    Hi Holly! Weight lose has been always my problem since then… What I do is to eat healthy and never fail to take my 1 hour walking routine. That is the only secret I make to have healthy weight.
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    • Holly Fulford-Jeffrey says:

      It is pretty basic, but it works… eat healhty( and of course not to big of servings!) and taking that 1 hour walk.. I would recommend something that includes weight resistance.. not for the weight loss part of it but to remain strong and able. Great for you to have found what works for you!

  24. Sandra says:

    I know a lot of people will like this because its very hard to lose weight..Thanks for sharing this post to us..
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    • Holly Fulford-Jeffrey says:

      Losing weight isn’t really easy.. Although it can be.. too many of us want the ‘quick’ results… It is a lifestyle change, not to mention the mind and the thoughts we think have a lot to do with it too!.. Thanks for stopping by, Sandra.

  25. Wow, you’ve got a lot of comments…

    I see this problem all the time with my friends and family, always trying to lose weight but only trying the latest diet or fad and never really sticking to it.

    I tell them that losing weight long term is only really possible by changing your diet and often lifestyle and make it become part of you rather than just doing a 2 week diet and then going back to old habits again!

    • Holly Fulford-Jeffrey says:

      I see that problem too.. if only they would see that it is a long term thing!! A little bit at a time will work wonders over the long run. Thanks for stopping by Gavin!

  26. Gwendolyn says:

    The main problem here is that some people focus on only one aspect of weight loss. However, in reality all factors like diet, exercise and the desire go hand in hand in delivering desired results.
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    • Holly Fulford-Jeffrey says:

      They work hand in hand.. the food intake , the exercise and the desire.. the mind is a strong component of the whole ‘weight loss’ too! Thanks for sharing Gwendolyn.

  27. Holly,

    It is funny you mentioned this. I have 3 success stories to tell you.

    Myself: I started going on a diet in August and have lost 40 pounds. Unfortunately, I have hit a plateau over the last few months and need to find something to change it up.

    My wife: She has lost about 30 pounds over a long period of time. She started walking about 2 miles a day and eating about 1200 to 1500 calories.

    My son: He has lost 50 pounds in a little less than 5 months. He did it by eating about 1200 calories a day and going to the gym for about 3 hours a day playing basketball, swimming, and playing racquetball. Simple math. Calories in and calories out.

    • Holly Fulford-Jeffrey says:

      I dont’ believe that it is simply calories in calories out, not for most people!! Sorry I have had too many experiences with that clients and self!! Perhaps at one time it was as simple as that… but I fail to see that now! Too few calories ( 1200 calories what is the size of your son) is not good ~~ body will shut down… over a short period of time you may get results… but in the long run you mess up your metabolism… It is impossible to maintain a really long workout over a long period of time so that won’t work either… So in the long run I believe that it is healthy eating with a regular exercise program life long! Will power only works for so long…

      Notice that you have come to a plateau.. what are you going to do to change it up?? Do you still want to lose? OR are you ready to maintain? Support of others is a very important part of the process too!!

      Thanks for sharing Gary.

  28. Bethany153 says:

    I love this post! This is what I’m trying to do for 6 months now. I have a goal to reach my desired waistline before June of this year. The only problem is my eating problem.
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  29. Hello Holly! So glad you’re not pushing another diet. Because that’s what everyone else is doing. I agree with you, diets are a complete waste of time and money. Worse, they’re destructive to the body.

    All diets work the same way: they work by making you cut back on your daily intake of calories. Well, gee, you don’t need a diet for that. You can do that on your own — by starving yourself. Which I would never recommend.

    It’s time we shifted our attention from “weight-loss” to “health.” And your post may be just the catalyst for a lot of people.
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    • Holly Fulford-Jeffrey says:

      So totally agree shift from weight loss to healthy…. So many people still have that weight loss idea stuck in their head… working on change that I am!! Thanks for your share, Srivinas

  30. Stevie Smith says:

    Hey Holly,

    9 or 10 years ago, after a quick blood test at my doctor’s office, I was told that my sugar was too high and I needed to change my diet urgently. I was stupid and didn’t follow my doctor’s advice. Then 4 years ago, another blood test revealed that I was no longer at risk of developing type 2 diabetes, but in fact had already crossed the red line.

    I had always carried more weight than I should have and tried countless diets throughout my life, none of which worked. In fact not only did I not lose weight with such diets, but I gradually piled them on.

    When I was told about my “new” condition, I was all of a sudden confronted with a situation that could be life threatening.

    It was only then that I stopped dieting, adopted a healthy eating lifestyle and lost more weight then I ever had before.

    My sugar is completely normal, all I do now is exercise and eat a low carb diet.
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    • Holly Fulford-Jeffrey says:

      Yeah Stevie!! The only thing that is sad to hear is that it took that health condition to get it right… And that happens to too many people… ( or they chose not to hear it).. Great for you!! I bet you feel a whole lot better!!

  31. Clare says:

    hi Holly,
    Great topic and I couldn’t agree with you more! There are so many reasons for weight gain and the latest fad diet system is not normally going to do anything but remove resources from your pocket. It could be a serious endocrine imbalance that is causing the weight gain. Of course usually choices of food are involved along with too little activity but overall it can be a complex situation. That is why I suggest seeing a professional who can support you in the areas of exercise, nutrition, hormone balancing, detoxification and hydration.

    Thanks for sharing. I will be covering the adrenal aspects of weight gain as well as the changes in hormones in perimenopause that can also cause unwanted weight gain and what to do about it on my blog soon!

    regards,
    Clare
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    • Holly Fulford-Jeffrey says:

      Thanks for sharing, Clare!! It can be complex!! If can be very complex! I look forward to hearing what you say about the adrenal aspects of weight gain~~ very important. Seeing a professional (the right type) is a great idea… I would love to see more people use that to their advantage, but most people think they can do it themselves… Most of us dont’ have a clue what all we are up against… We just want the results and we want them NOW!! Thanks again, Clare!

  32. Bethany153 says:

    Hi Holly! I agree with you about the need to focus on long term things that last. Providing us this kind of information is really big help. A lot of people will benefit from this. Because i know that it is very hard to lose weight. Thanks for the post and keep the work.
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    • Holly Fulford-Jeffrey says:

      It can be very difficult to lose weight!! I agree with that! It is the long term! If you have experienced you know too!! If only it were easy, we would all be successful!! Although it isn’t just about the eating and the exercise! Thanks for stopping by and sharing Bethany!

  33. Sarah Reece says:

    Hey Holly,

    I’ve in the past joined some weight loss programs to quickly loose layers of fat around my waist and abdomen, would say they were effective initially, but as you said, over time the pounds just crept back. I don’t believe in crash diets, and am now focusing on building stamina, strength and flexibility rather than aiming to acquire a leaner body (the way I used to previously). I’ve started doing Yoga and its quite helping me. Though the results are not coming very fast, but I know in the long run its best for me.
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    • Holly Fulford-Jeffrey says:

      Good for you to not choose the crash diets or weight loss programs to be healthy! Exercise is huge and well as healhty food choices and amounts! I also think that there is a huge component in our mind about how we see ourselves and how that relates to our weight! Thanks for sharing, Sarah!

  34. Theuns says:

    Hi Holly
    Thanks for this good post.
    Well i don’t have this problem i am on my normal wait , but for me the best thing to do is exercise and right eat. and self discipline.

    Regards
    Theuns
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    • Holly Fulford-Jeffrey says:

      Theuns,

      Just because you are at a normal weight doesn’t mean you are in the ‘healthiest” of categories!! I trust that you eat well and exercise! That Discipline thing can be a huge component of our results…

      Thanks for sharing!

  35. Holly hello
    Good post… I keep my fingers crossed that the day will never come as people say, as one ages weight piles on… now 44 so far this has not happen to me and this really is pure fluke, having luck on my side. I really should exercise more… well start to do something at least! ;)
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    • Holly Fulford-Jeffrey says:

      Keeping your fingers crossed won’t do it!! LOL It can be tough to make the changes to what we need to do… I see it all too often that it happnes and then the person is surprised they get what they get…. Luck only lasts so long.. If you are 44, I am going to suggest that you start making some little changes… yup that exericse thing will do ya!!! Thanks for stopping by Sadie!!

  36. Hi Holly!

    I have been trying different ways to lose weight. Apart from walking for 20 minutes every morning, I have been watching my diet. But the thing is I eat in moderation every day but sometimes I eat heavy meals as well as rice four times a week, so I have not been able to get good results. I think I have to completely quit eating heavy meals for atleast three months so that I can lose some weight.
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    • Holly Fulford-Jeffrey says:

      Great that you are walking, Marie! If 20 minutes is easy, do try walking faster or adding in some form of weights!! Makes a huge difference! Heavy meals, I am going to assume are not so low glycemic grains and higher fat choice meats.. Yes minimizing those can make a difference… The low glycemic carbohydrates is essential to eat little of.. moderation is key but it is amazing how little the serving size is when we do eat those high glycemic carbs. Just remember that if you dont eat those heavy meals for 3 months that will help but if you go back to them, the weight will creep back on!! In the long run, it is a lifestyle change that we need to incorporate!! Good luck… If you have any questions or suggestions I would love to hear how it is going for you!

  37. Laura Morris says:

    Hi Holly
    Coming from a lineage of “yo-yo” dieters, I was not off to the best start living with my precious mom, (bless her heart) either on a crash diet or binging on sweets, carbs and fats. I was determined to break the cycle because I saw what it did to her health and emotional stamina.
    I have still fought the battle at times, but all in all, am managing to stay within range of a healthy weight. Crash diets never work out. I find that I have certain foods that are my enemy, like “whites” (sugar, and flour) , and dairy, even though I love it. When I adhere to a comfortable plan of vegetables, fruit, protein shakes, daily big salads, and lean protein, I do pretty good. I am not great on the exercise front, but I AM walking more often, which is a big step for managing fibromyalgia. Walking feels great and keeps the weight down.
    I put on a pair of jeans today and slipped right into them!! I was shocked! Slow and steady wins the race!!
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    • Holly Fulford-Jeffrey says:

      Good for you Laura!! It is the long haul that works.. those crash diets as you say never work!! And I am going to encourage you to bump up your exercise.. I know that with Fibromyalgia it can be very tough, but once past the tough stage it really does feel better. I little bit of weight resistance will help too!! Hint hint!!

  38. Nile
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    I have tried some diets, but I tend to lean on exercising more. I tend to be a lot better off as I step up my regimen. It know from past experience I had a hard time keeping to the other diets, but I believe something that takes me out of the house works the greatest…less temptation to get back online and work…lol
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    • Holly Fulford-Jeffrey says:

      Diet is the most important… especially once we have abused our body with unhealthy food choices over the long haul.. Exercise can make a huge difference. Diets don’t work and so with that one has to make lifestyle changes to get the results.. Great to hear that you are doing the exercise and it is helping you, Nile!

  39. Beatriz says:

    There’s nothing impossible now this day, if your are really dedicated of what your goal is you can attain it… I am very very huge woman who make it a float in a pool but when I decide and pursuing my goal to lose about 50 pounds, well, it’s miracle… I have a beautiful and healthy body figure…
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    • Holly Fulford-Jeffrey says:

      If you commit with full intent , it is doable!! Congrats that it is working for you!! Those positive affirmations work too!! Thanks for sharing, Beatriz.

  40. I’m still keeping my fingers crossed when I eat cake and drink champagne that the kilos / calories won’t stay with me! My husband would love for me to take up golf, he enjoys it very much but the thought of it has me yawning That said I am very mindful I need to do more healthy activities… or even some would be good”!! :)
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    • Holly Fulford-Jeffrey says:

      Keeping your fingers crossed isn’t the way it usually works Sadie!! Although you may be one of those people that never has to worry about their weight… I am not a big golf fan either!! Thanks for sharing! I look forward to hearing what activities you do get into.

  41. John Gaydon says:

    Some days I feel larger than others, yet my waist is the same! Weight goes up and down, but really hasn’t changed much for 30 years.

    Being in the supplement business for many years, I have tried quite a few weight management programs just to see if they work. It is amazing how complicated we all are. Exercise and as much raw food as possible is probably the best recipe. In my learning I discovered body types, blood groups and metabolism all play a part in how fast you gain or lose weight.

    The truth probably is that exercise makes the greatest difference. We work out 3 or 4 times a week and both of us look pretty good still!
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    • Holly Fulford-Jeffrey says:

      Interesting that you believe that exercise makes the greatest difference.. I have learned that diet is the bigger issue. Exercise can certainly make huge differences but in the long haul if you aren’t eating well you will get fatter.. Speaking from experience I have increased my exercise output, and gotten cleaner with my diet to some degree,, but now the weight only slips away when I am more strict with my food choices. Thanks for you point of view, John.

  42. Melanie says:

    There is actually no weight loss miracle product or program that will work instantaneously. Effective and sustained weight loss is the result of the combined efforts of exercise and healthy diet.
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    • Holly Fulford-Jeffrey says:

      Agree!! I will add that there is a degree of mind and what you believe involved too, though! Thanks Melanie~

  43. Liza says:

    Diets don’t work because after the diet you just gain the weight back. You need to change your whole life style permanently.
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    • Holly Fulford-Jeffrey says:

      Hi Liza,

      Agree!! Once you go back to your old eating patterns, the weight will creep back on!!

  44. Queenie says:

    I just recently started doing exercise but not really tough exercise. I do brisk walking at least 2-3x a week and have a balance diet and I am okay with that. I don’t believe most of the commercial diets out there because once you fail to finish the whole process of dieting, your weight comes back again and there you go again starting from the beginning.
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    • Holly Fulford-Jeffrey says:

      I always say Queenie it isn’t the “diet” that gets you there but the life long habits from the diet that you choose that works… Of course that exercise thing makes the results that much more obvious! Great for you to start exercising!

  45. Tom Burt says:

    Hi Holly!
    I’m not pushing my product, but I will say that how I’m losing weight THIS time is I’m taking a scoop of a “super food” powder everyday. I use it as a meal replacement. What I mean is, I get up and have my super food drink and that is my breakfast. Then I take the dog out for a good walk 30-60 minutes. I do this everyday. I’ll eat lunch when I decide I’m hungry, and then a lighter meal at dinner. I am very slowly dropping the weight and I know I’m healthier, feeling better, and sleeping better!
    That is how I’m doing it !
    Tom Burt
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    • Holly Fulford-Jeffrey says:

      Good for you Tom!! Not pushing my product either– but I quickly have lost weight using our shakes and bars!! Working out has it advantages too– helps make it quicker too as you build muscles. The most important is that caloric intake and of course you know that a calorie isn’t’ a calorie!!

  46. Great post. I have started walking for one hour everyday, 15 min stretching exercises, and totally NO NO to fried food along with aerated drinks. I hope this will help me lose some of my fabs not soon but will take little time but surely going to help me.
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  47. Holly,

    Your amazing and so right. If people just keep purchasing all these wild things to lose weight. They will lose all the weight from their bank accounts!

    Hey, if you really want to lose weight. Get up and get active. Then stop eating all that heavy food late at night. You can change only when your ready. You may think you can eat anything and still loose weight, wrong.

    Getting your mind and body in tune with each other will go along way into that shape your desire. Take a picture of the body you want and give everyone who looks like that a compliment. You must visualize yourself already there. Then get moving and start with walking. Drink lots of water and take it from there. Just get up and do something.

    Holly, your an awesome coach and a empowering person. I can feel the pounds melting away. You have inspired countless people to do what they need to make it work and keep it that way. Thank you for all the countless hours being dedicated to better everyone.
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    • Holly Fulford-Jeffrey says:

      It is really simple in terms of food and exercise and water… it is all that “stuff’ in the mind that messes with us too!! I just can’t imagine life without the strength to do what I want to do.. So I for one will keep on moving it and strengthening it.. Thanks for your kind words, William!

  48. Lauren says:

    I ever believed in those weight loss miracles. For me, it takes a lot of time, effort and discipline to ensure that you have sustained and safe weight loss.
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    • Holly Fulford-Jeffrey says:

      You are with the majority… Those who make the effort and discipline themselves are usually the ones who have the most success… Thanks for sharing Lauren.

  49. Michelle says:

    I do not get as much exercise in the winter. So I usually have some extra fat I want to get rid of for summer. For me the easiest way to lose the fat is to focus on my exercise performance and find a hobby I enjoy. I start exercising regularly and keep a log of my progress. Every time I exercise I try to do better than the last time.
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    • Holly Fulford-Jeffrey says:

      Sounds like you have a plan that works for you.. What you eat has much more effect than the exercise.. However Exercise does help lots… and in your case you have that experience.. Thanks for sharing, Michelle.

  50. Hi Holly,
    Nice article thanks for sharing;)
    Next Monday I have a presentation with a famous endocrinologist about the effect of the thyroid on our weight and how to stay fit even when we have hormonal imbalances.
    I’m presenting the advantages of being emotionally fit before bieng physically fit, to avoid the yo-yo effect.
    What has worked for me in letting go weight ( by the way I love the foto of the woman trying her tight jeans!) is mindset.
    Knowing what is good for us is crucial ( good information) and having the mindset to let go of what we think will fill up our emotional emptiness is another pillar to let go the bad habits.

    • Holly Fulford-Jeffrey says:

      So true Patricia!! Those hormones.. something I think that many of us just don’t realize has any effect on us!! Emotionally fit is Sooooo important.. In fact if we were all emotionally “fit” we wouldn’t have to diet!!

  51. Excellent post, Holly! It’s really no wonder there are so many diets out there, because SO many factors come into play here. There is no one-size-fits-all approach because each of us has a different body build, metabolism, and level of health when we begin. You’re spot on when you say “diets” don’t work. It has to be a change in lifestyle, and exercise has to play a role.

    I still have a LOT of excess weight hiding the real me within. I know it won’t come off quickly. The slight edge philosophy is best! A little each day.

    Willena
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  52. Stevie Smith says:

    This is a great post of yours Holly! My wife is always after on everything about weight loss. I might as well tell her about this program and how she should devote on such! Thank you for sharing! :)
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  53. Bryan says:

    Hi Holly
    nice post
    I agree, you need to be committed and dedicated to lose weight
    I always wanted to loose weight. but the problem was I never tried. every month I use to decide not to eat high Kal foods, or do some exercise but never succeeded. I even tried going for morning walk but it lasted 2 days

    But after i changed my lifestyle and started doing some regular exercise I am happy with results. I believe your lifestyle is what need to changed, if you are gaining weight you are doing something wrong in your life

    thanks for this post

    Bryan

  54. Artie says:

    To be honest, I never even believed on those weight loss miracles. For me, losing weight takes a lot of dedication, hard work and disciple. Too bad I lost all three so I regained my lost pounds.
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    • Holly Fulford-Jeffrey says:

      Artie, you just got to get them back then!! You said it, dedication, hard work and discipline.. I am sure you can find them if you want to!!

  55. A great article, Holly! Sugar, High Fructose Corn Syrup and processed foods are some of the worst enemies of our health and lifestyle. Eliminating the bad and replacing with whole grains, natural fruits and numerous veggies…coupled with plenty of water and daily exercise is a long lasting formula for success. Losing weight is kinda like building your internet marketing business…”consistency and persistency”.
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  56. Kathryn says:

    I try to avoid the weight loss gimmicks. Nursing the twins is my current method. My mom on the other hand collects diets. It’s a hobby to her now so if I want to know about the latest and greatest diet, she has probably tried it,lol.
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  57. Hello Holly, I find the best way for me to lose weight or maintain weight, is to find an exercise I really like. I was living in an area, where there was a VERY steep hill, which took me about 15 to 20 mins to climb, then went downhill a bit, then up again fairly steep. If I walked that circuit every day, I would maintain my weight. If I did it twice a day, I would lose weight. Swimming laps also helps me lose weight. I’ve just purchased an “Abdoer Twist” which is a lot of fun, and I reckon it’s going to be my next best liked exercise:-)
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  58. Andrea says:

    Eliminating the bad and replacing with whole grains, natural fruits and numerous veggies…coupled with plenty of water and daily exercise is a long lasting formula for success.
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  59. Hi Holly,

    It is a simple ratio of calories consumed minus calories burn. If you burn more than you eat, you lose weight…simple as that.
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    • Holly Fulford-Jeffrey says:

      Perhaps it is that simple if people would actually pay attention to he calories in and out!! Most people dont’ take the time to do that. And of course what we think may be one amount of calories isn’t what is actually so. Thanks Gary.

  60. Lynn Jones
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    Great post Holly! I can truthfully say the one thing that really worked for me was following Weight Watchers and joining a gym. WW is sensible and teaches us how to make the right choices. The right choices coupled with exercise was what caused me to drop the pounds. Now that I know it can work, I know what to do when my pants get tight. :)
    Lynn
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    • Holly Fulford-Jeffrey says:

      Glad to hear WW worked for you, Lynn.. I know too many people who it didn’t work for.. The right choices ( which WW is getting better at– I don’t want to do all that counting!) and the proper exercise is the best way to go.

  61. Brian Lagoni says:

    Hello,

    I do agree with Gary when he said that you lose weight when you burn more than what you eat. We need to exercise on a regular basis & also need to control ourselves from eating too much.

    Regars,

    Brian
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    • Holly Fulford-Jeffrey says:

      When you burn more than what you eat you do lose weight.. However too many of us are eating the wrong thing and wondering why we are gaining weight… We have to make the right choices of food and the right amounts. Thanks for sharing, Brian.

  62. Gabriel says:

    For me, these weight loss miracles are just crap. If you want to lose weight, you have to commit yourself to the highs and lows of the process.
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  63. Jupiter Jim
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    What works for me: I am cycling more. I am now eating salads more with Bragg’s all organic salad dressing with pepper in it and I love pepper. I don’t buy boxes of tasty snack crackers, no more parmesian cheese, no more ice cream. I am making more smoothies and eating more fruit.
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  64. Clare says:

    Hi Holly,
    Well as a holistic health coach, I can only comment that weight is a combination of what we eat, our genes, our emotional makeup and emotional history, what we drink, our age and how much exercise we participate in.

    I have never focused on weight and when I consult with clients, I am clear that I don’t focus on weight with them either. I am focused on the holistic functioning of our cells. It is about changing our living habits but that starts with our thinking – change your thoughts, change your results.
    I love to watch “Biggest Loser’ because when you combine good food and eating habits with a lot of physical activity, the transformations are amazing.

    regards
    Clare
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    • Holly Fulford-Jeffrey says:

      Weight is a combination of what you have listed.. Some more weighted than others ( pardon the pun!).. If we all had the emotional thing right, we wouldn’t have weight issues– in my opinion!! I am not a fan of the Biggest Loser as I have a hard time with some of the things that people do physically with the large amounts of weight on the body and once you don’t have someone screaming over your head, you tend to not do what makes you leaner and healthier. Like any other program, more people end up gaining it back because the emotional part isn’t ‘fixed’! Thanks so much for your input Clare, I am sure you have many stories to share in this area.

  65. Rachel Lavern
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    Hi Holly,
    Just like most, I wish that there was a miracle pill available. I finally decided to go back to watching my food intake and exercising and concluding that there is no other way to lose the extra pounds. I have recently found that when I make firm decisions, I stick to them. For example, when I know I am going out to eat I will “decide” that I will not eat bread or dessert. Somehow making the decision up front helps since I like keeping my word (even to myself).
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    • Holly Fulford-Jeffrey says:

      What a great solution you have found!! Keep up the good work and it will pay off, Rachel.

  66. Bryan says:

    last time I visited your blog I was doing well, watching my wait, following a healthy food plan, felt good .. but my work does not help me a bit. 10 to 12 hours in front of computer .. (not blaming my work) just remembering those months.
    now I have to start all over again
    maybe I will visit your follow your blog daily your article and comments by other gives something to think about

    • Holly Fulford-Jeffrey says:

      It is a good idea to have a plan… It works in business and can work with your health and exercise too!! Let me know how it works for you, Bryan.

  67. Cristina says:

    I myself have tried several weight loss products but nothing beats exercise and eating the right food. You also need to have discipline and commitment.
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    • Holly Fulford-Jeffrey says:

      You have the right idea, Cristina!! Good luck with it… Discipline and commitment will help you out!

  68. Stevie Smith says:

    Hi Holly,

    You’r definitely right about your tips. Good-looking abs can’t be achieved by doing 1000 crunches a day. No matter how hard you work that muscle, it wont show muscle as long as there’s fat covering. You need to burn your fats with cardio exercises. Running and cycling will tone your body, make your lungs and heart healthier and stronger. Thanks for your tips by the way. Keep it up!

    • Holly Fulford-Jeffrey says:

      That nutrition thing is a major part of those ripped abs!! Working out and burning the fat is a big part of it… but like you said no amount of those ripped abs will show when they are covered in fat. Thanks for sharing Stevie!

  69. Vince says:

    In my opinion, these weight loss miracle are made in the premise that people are desperate enough in losing weight and that there are people who believe in the fallacy of the easy weight loss.
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  70. Stevie Smith says:

    You’re definitely right, losing weight and getting fit are two different things. And if you want to look good and feel good, you should choose the latter. There are tons of weight loss products out there, but everything still boils down to your determination for healthy living. Thanks for the informative post!

    • Holly Fulford-Jeffrey says:

      Hi Stevie,

      Yes it all boils down to your determination for healthy living! Eating healhty food choices ( what you look like is 70% of what you eat!!) and exercising is the rest.. If you don’t do both something will be neglected! Thanks for stopping by Stevie!

  71. Jeffrey says:

    For me, those weight loss miracles or shams are just the effect of the images that we get from the media. If we will only focus on the health as well as physical benefits of weight loss and not on the aesthetic aspect, we will know how false these miracles are.
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    • Holly Fulford-Jeffrey says:

      If only we focused on the ‘health’ and ‘physical’ benefits, Jeffrey.. we often are too concerned with what we ‘miss’ out on when we do the healthy thing..

  72. Beverly Knox says:

    Holly you gave out some such much important information for help to sculpture the body. I know this is based a life style change. Thanks for the tips.

    • Holly Fulford-Jeffrey says:

      You are welcome, Beverly.

      I have been doing some visiting with family and friends in some travel lately and am actually quite surprised the simple things that I have learned to live by are not as common as I thought. Many people don’t know them! I guess I have my mission cut out for me!

  73. Clint Butler
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    I think all diets in one way or another are designed to work. The problem comes with ourselves. We have to inherently reprogram ourselves to stick with a lifestyle that is required by our body’s lose weight or to just maintain a healthy one. Regardless of how we shed the pounds, if we don’t change our lifestyle that got us into trouble in the first place we have noone or nothing to blame but ourselves.
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    • Holly Fulford-Jeffrey says:

      True words, Clint! Although some ‘diets” are not as healthy for one. We do have to internally reprogram ourselves… !

  74. Hi Holly, thank for the information.

    I never was good at dieting but I try to get exercise at least a couple of times a week. A couple of years ago I read a book by Paul McKenna called “I Can Make You Thin” and I found it helpful. It may be a good idea if I revisit that book :)

    • Holly Fulford-Jeffrey says:

      I haven’t heard of the book Nathan. It is always food to check out things we have learned from. Revisiting that may refresh yourself to some things that you have let slide, that really were simple and easy to follow.

  75. Gary Young says:

    Holly,

    I have lost 43 pounds so far. What I did was simple. I cut out everything yellow and white. so basically I am eating meats and green veggies. I have cut down on fast food, drink water and try to stay away from processed foods. 20 more to go!

    Gary
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    • Holly Fulford-Jeffrey says:

      Congratulations, Gary!! Those white foods will kill ya, and those processed things, well they aren’t any better! Good to hear you have adopted green veggies ( although there are lots of other colorful veggies you can enjoy too!!) Thanks for sharing!

  76. SV says:

    Losing weight to me does not happen overnight. Well it took me a good 8 years to put on an additional 55 pounds.

    I have recently started on my weight loss journey. It calls for serious attention. I have joined MyFitnessPal to record my daily intake. I have logged in almost all days except for 1 since I started this 2 weeks back.

    I feel motivated to go on the elliptical for an hour everyday. Iam able to manage 60 minutes straight there and I can see my calories burn (550 calories off in 60 min) and then 6-7 sets of strength training on various machines.

    Since Iam a vegetarian by birth, it is easier for me to tackle diet related issues.

    Iam hoping to lose atleast a bunch of the weight before the end of the calendar year. Will update you guys.

    Thanks for the great websites around with active participation.

    cheers, SV
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    • Holly Fulford-Jeffrey says:

      Would love to hear about your progress SV… And I must ask, how is it easier for you to tackle diet issues as a vegetarian? Why type of vegetarian are you? (not that I have a whole lot of knowledge or experience in this area and why I am curious). I have seen many vegetarians who are over weight, they eat way too many high glycemic carbs in my opinion– so I would actually call them a carbotarian, ( my word, LOL) they really don’t adopt the veggie and fruit habits?

      • SV says:

        Holly,

        Iam a Asian vegetarian. In the sense, I do eat milk and milk products. However, I do not eat any eggs/fish/meat/chicken etc.,

        I put on a lot of weight mainly because I indulged myself for a good 3-5 years eating food at restaurants, eating a lots of sweets and cheese too.

        Now that I have figured out my daily calories and how to spread those calories thru the day, it is easy for me to fill them with veggies, fruits and oatmeal.

        I will certainly update you guys with my results. Iam already feeling my pants fitting better.

        cheers, SV
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        • Holly Fulford-Jeffrey says:

          Thanks SV, looking forward to hearing your results.. The best of luck— although we know it isn’t about luck!

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