From: Monica (188.8.131.52)
In Reply to: Re: NUTRI-HERB JOURNAL posted by Angelina on December 5, 2006 at 6:02 am:
You guys keep saying that she is gaining muscle. She hasn't mentioned that she has been working out, how is he gaining any muscle? I am surprised at all that she feels her clothes are looser after everything she has been eating. Don't get me wrong, Rach, I commend you for doing this and showing people how ridiculous all of those pills are. I fell for it too, I tried them and was 10 times more hungry. In my experience, the only way to lose weight and keep it off is through regular (moderate) exercise and healthy eating. It doesn't mean you have to starve yourself or work yourself to death.
I have lost 30 lbs. by doing so. Now that I'm at my ideal weight (something I have not experienced in years and years), I try to eat healthy at least 3 - 4 days a week. Meaning no fast food or foods high in fat. The rest of the days I try to eat at least one healthy meal. I have cheeseburgers or fries once in a while or a slice of cake. But I don't do it everyday. I have not gained a single pound back. I am actually still losing very slowly. This is unbelievable to me because I have never really been skinny. I think that you just need to retrain your body to where it thinks that your normal/constant weight(the weight where even if you cheat once in a while, your weight will not increase) is what you want it to be. I think that is how these people that have been skinny all of their lives do it. You can't be on a diet your entire life. I don't think that's an adequate way to live.
I apologize for my rambling, I just don't think that any of these pills, lotions, teas, shakes, etc. will help you achieve you goal weight and keep you there. You have to learn how your body works and if you think that you ate too much last week, eat less this week and the weight will level off. Just don't wait until you pack on 50 lbs. before deciding to go on a pill diet. It will be so much harder to take off.