aero280 wrote:Weight is mass. If you eat a lot you will put on weight whatever it is. So be careful. I can't believe that Slimming World seriously expects anyone to lose weight by eating large amounts of "allowed foods". If you continue to feel full, you won't lose weight. First thing to do if you want a snack is to drink a glass of water.
tezza wrote:I don't know how much SW has changed since I joined about 20 years ago, but I went on the green diet and was told go for your life with the pasta and rice, so I did! After one month I had gained 8lb. So be careful!
Without wanting to end of a negative, good luck! I hope you fair better than I did!
aero280 wrote:Fish oil capsules are the lubricant for joints….
Gruney wrote:Is there any other physiological reason why people trying to lose weight should increase their water intake?
Seatallan wrote: Gruney wrote:Is there any other physiological reason why people trying to lose weight should increase their water intake?
I don't think so. I think the philosophy behind it is that generally we don't drink enough water (and water is, after all, good for your hair & skin as well as all the other benefits) and that people who are overweight may (as a generalisation obviously) be consuming sugary drinks or other high calorie bevereages rather than water (so drinking more water means consuming less calories).
Suelle wrote:The 5:2 diet has taught my body that being hungry doesn't harm it - some food will be along eventually! Consequently, even when eating normally, my portions are smaller than they used to be.
Yes, I think there is, especially on the fast days in the 5:2 diet. Consider this. About 60 to 90% of everything we consume is water. If we eat less, we consume less water. However, if the reduction in water intake is sufficiently significant, it can cause problems. Aero has talked about gallstones, my brother got gout. These might be entirely unrelated to dieting, but I suspect that they aren't. Your body uses water to clean out unneeded waste products so if we cut back significantly on our water intake, it could make their elimination more problematic. Cutting down to 1/4 of a normal food intake will cut back to 1/4 of a normal water intake too and that's a lot less.Gruney wrote:Is there any other physiological reason why people trying to lose weight should increase their water intake?
Just a suggestion... when your plants are in full growth and "bright eyed and bushy tailed", keep picking more than you need and tie up what you pick in bundles. Hang these in a warm dry place (if you have easy access to it, an attic is often perfect, but a shed or greenhouse etc are good). You will then be able to use your own mint outside the growing season. It's what a lot of folk do round here.dennispc wrote:mint tea - better this time of the year picking fresh leaves from the garden
jrc wrote:I know I need to lose weight. What I don't find fair is I am 5'4". I weigh 12 stone and am a size 20 clothing. Whilst we eat out regularly, most of the time I now go for the healthy option and usually bring most of my main course home in a doggy bag.
What has always amused me are the claims made for celebrity slimmers (especially Vanessa Feltz)
Who is shorter than I am, who even when she had her massive weight loss weighed more than I do currently - but claimed to be UK size 12
No way Jose! A US 12 maybe
And they always claim to have lost 10 lb and dropped two dress sizes
I've lost 25 lb and just about lost a dress size
Herbidacious wrote:I am interested in the 5:2 but feel faint and nauseous on less than 800 calories. Does that go away?
Herbidacious wrote:I am dieting again now. All this talk of eating, even in a dieting context is making me hungry! (Or reminding me that I am.)
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