Saturday, January 16, 2010

Question of the Day #437

Today's topic was suggested by one of Jersey's finest - the brilliant Kristen. Right before Christmas she started her go-to diet plan: Weight Watchers. Right after Christmas, I started mine: Fiber, Fiber, Fiber.

I cut out almost all carbs and then eat tons of black beans, smoothies with ground flax, granola, salads, veggies. Anything full of fiber. That usually knocks off the bloat and some water weight.

When you realize you need to lose a few pounds, what do you do?



  1. Funny you mention the fiber thing - that's half the key to stretching your points on Weight Watchers. I eat mad fiber, and am totally with you on the beans and veggies. Flax is fabulous, as are grains such as quinoa and wheatberries which to me simulate pasta and carbs but are grains so lots of fiber & protein without the simple carbs of pasta. And bulk up like crazy on the veggies!!! MMMMMMMM.

  2. Stop eating so much junk and eat like a normal person should. That works for me. I'm such a candy fanatic though, so the Holidays are a hard time. I've lost 6 of the 10 pounds I put on, so that's a start.

  3. One of my pet peeves is weigh scales: I've seen too many of my friends weigh themselves daily and obsess about 1 or 2 pounds.

    At my healthiest I weigh more because of increased muscle mass. It's when I notice increased flab around the waist or when I don't feel great, that I know I need to focus more on eating naturally (unprocessed foods that come from nature). Portion sizes are smaller and I take my time when I eat. As well, I get off my butt and get more active. :)

  4. I been hiking a lot up here in Nor Cal with our rivers and lakes...

  5. I tell myself to eat only one dessert a day and one soda a week and exercise a little more. Plus drink more water. I exercise regularly, my real problem is what I eat!

  6. I cut out soda all together. It's amazing how such a simple change can show dramatic results so quickly.

    Course... I probably could stop eating so much Jack-in-the-Box and see quicker results too.


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