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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Fad Diets

My sis and I have been putting up some videos on YouTube about dieting and such similar subjects. I put those up in the hopes of helping others in the process of losing weight. I always say diets don't work. They don't!! That is something that I learned a long time ago. It's not about diets, the trick is training yourself to eat. Well, this morning I noticed someone commented on one of our videos, thinking it was a joke. I told her not at all. She's obviously a teenager who has probably only been on one diet in her life.

Well, we went in a variable circle, she says I am "jealous" because diets didn't work for me. I found that comment completely laughable!!!! There is no way on the planet I could ever be jealous of something like that because I know they typically don't work, and I am not the only one who has received results like that. Like I said, it's not about dieting, it's about retraining yourself to eat. The only way to accomplish that is to eat 6 small meals a day. Not large ones, like I'm not saying that you should eat 6 complete steak dinners every day!!! But 6 small-portioned meals is what is recommended. For example, here's a sample menu I received:

  1. Breakfast can consist of 1 egg and a piece of dry toast (no butter, margarine or jelly).
  2. 2 hours later, have an apple half.
  3. Lunch can consist of a sandwich and some low-fat chips (check serving sizes).
  4. 2 hours later, have the other apple half.
  5. Dinner can consist of a small meat, like maybe a strip steak, veggies, perhaps a small baked potato, light on the butter. No cheese or sour cream though, unless it's low-fat.
  6. 2 hours later have maybe a little dessert, like one of those 100-cal packs, or a cookie, or a small candy bar.

That's it! That's your food intake for the day! In between those, drink LOTS of water!! No soda, no beer, or any other alcoholic beverage, you can have one glass of juice, for either breakfast, lunch or dinner. I prefer fruit juice, like apple, orange, but I make sure I look at the ingredients to see that it is ONLY fruit and perhaps water. No sugar! Sometimes I get the cocktail juice, like cran-apple cocktail, or grape-apple cocktail juice. I like those, they're good, but the main thing is to make sure no sugar is added. I'm learning to love pomegranite juice. It is rich in anti-oxidants, which will aid in weight loss as well. Pomegranite juice takes some getting used to. When I first tasted it, I didn't really like it because I thought it tasted like this grape and cherry cough syrup combined with this codene syrup I used to have to take!! UGH!! But after a few weeks of drinking it, you learn to like it.

Well anyway, this girl proceeded to say I'm "jealous" or I'm "attacking dieters" and yadda-yadda-yadda. She said that losing weight quickly is better than being obese. I basically just sat back and laughed. I've seen idiots like her before! She's basically letting the haters run her life. She is losing weight for them, not for herself. I'm losing weight for myself, not to impress anyone else. I said to her she is misinformed, and then I basically said I'm through getting through to her. She's obviously one of those types that thinks the only way to do anything is her way or no way at all. I'm not about to waste my time with her! People like her, it's just so much better to let them find things out for themselves. I told her that in her search for the right way, I hope it doesn't kill her in the process. Then I blocked her. I should stop making other peoples' problems my problem!! That's my problem!! LOL!! I think too much of other people, and I need to stop that! Especially when the other person is an asshole who would deserve whatever happens to her! Bad or good.

Well, I thought about it, and I felt it wasn't right to block her, so I unblocked her. But I know her type so damn well, I know what her response is going to be once she finds out she is unblocked (if she ever found out she was blocked). What I said is going to make her worse. It's not going to make her think about what she's doing to herself, losing weight as fast as she is. But, that's NOT my problem!!! She's not my friend! If it kills her, that's her problem! I'm not explaining anything to her anymore!! She's either going to wind up dead, twice what she weighs now, or with severe medical problems and my only hope is that I get to hear about it. I'll be singing over her bedside, "I told you so!" I've seen it all before! Believe me. I will continue to make these videos, in hopes that they help someone else understand. Though I have no idea why Anna said that protein and iron are vitamins!!! I told her to talk about B-12 and she didn't do it!!!!! Not until the last minute! I should have pre-read that speech she made. But the rest of her video was well done.
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