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can I eat anything and still lose weight


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I love pizza. But with every other diet I have totally taken it out and failed. Now I've been sticking to under 1500 calories. I don't hardly eat sweets or breads and pasta. The only thing I drink is water, tea without sugar and one diet coke a day. I also never eat red meat or pork. I can't seem to lose any weight. I will say I am still eating pizza but like one slice. Like I said I'm staying under 1500 a day but could it be what I'm eating even though i stay under just wondering if I'm eating the wrong things.
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Technically, you could eat 1500 calories of white bread only and you'd still lose weight (if 1500 is less than what you burn). However, it wouldn't be a good idea, now, would it? :)

 

If you can work it into your calorie limit and still get all your nutrients, you can have your treats and they shouldn't stall your weight loss. I highly doubt it's that, unless you're underestimating the calories. What are your stats and exercise routine? If you're really overweight, you might even be eating too little.

Maybe make your own pizza.  I do that to make it as healthy as I can-and still taste good.  I buy whole wheat dough because it's a pain to make, but the rest is easy.

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well, i usually net about 1400 calories a day and I lose weight. often times in that 1400ish calories is some type of sweet. Usually something like icecream or cookies. You can eat whatever you want as long as you dont go crazy. Last night I had cookies in cream icecream and a date bar, and im still losing weight. I just used a small bowl, and took tiny bites!

Short answer, yes. 

Long answer, no. 

Your body is not a machine, don't expect it to act like one. It matters what you eat, and how much of it you eat. If it was as easy as "eat X calories per day" than EVERYONE would be thin. It's not that simple.

 

I have never completely eliminated any food or snack from my diet while losing weight.  Sure there are things, like pizza, that I eat less often or maybe in smaller proportions.  But I can still go out occasionally and eat a cheeseburger with fries and a shake and stay on target for weight loss.  But I also don't believe in "cheat days", I keep my calories under control everyday while losing.

I think you could. I have done that in the past, eating 1200 calories, and I lost weight. I ate 150-300 cals worth of white chocolate everyday. I just loved the stuff haha.

Maybe your not courting your cals right or something?? You should make your own pizza or buy the south beach ones or the weight watcher ones. I think lean cuisine makes them too. Of you buy at dominos you don't really know how much cheese each shop adds.

Also try to stick to 1200 with exercise. Remember- losing weight is a marathon not a sprint.

2x check the salt content on the items your choosing to eat.  It may be inhibiting your loss.

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Isn't it tough to try and figure it all out?  I think, but not 100% sure, but I think that your body is in store mode.  It's getting less in so its natural response is to store it up.  So when I hit that plateau, I do let myself eat extra for a day or two.  Let your body know that food is still going to come and then go right back to your 1500 or less calories and you WILL lose some weight. Don't give up!  Its worth it!

Not if you want to stay at 1500 kcal/day, no.

A pizza can easily hit 1000 kcal, and it doesn't really add many important nutrients. It's just flour, fat cheese, tomato, oregano and oil. Way too many carbs. And depending on where you live, way too many fats too (US pizza kinda sucks).

Instead of a slice of pizza, eat somethig healthy.

And don't be afraid of red meat, as long as it's not fat it's fine. Horse meat is as good as chicken. ;) Pork is a strict no, of course.

I am not an expert by any means....but you must compute your base metabolism before losing weight.  If you have lowered the metabolism by improper eating it must be reset which can be quite a process.  Drink lots of water, period.  Net deficit on calories from base metabolism = weight loss, period.  Dumping in high carbs though the body burns carbs for fuel rather than converting fat into carbs for fuel.  You need a mix of carbs, fat and protein in smaller meals throughout the day.  Also, never eat even a taste without accounting for it in Cal Count...You also have to exercise to increase the metabolism and create a deficit.  3500 calories is a pound one way or the other..Good luck

Its been proven that you can lose weight by eating only junk food.  A nutrition professor named Mark Haub wanted to prove that by staying within your calorie limit, people can lose weight regardless of what they eat.

He ate hostess snack cakes and other junk and lost 27lbs.  However your body needs proper nutrition and antioxidants to help prevent disease.  So I guess the answer is, you can lose weight eating anything you want as long as you stay under your alotted calories.  However being skinny doesen't = Healthy, so choose a wide variety of foods that give your body the nutrients that you need to stay healthy.

My two cents.

Yes, you can. 

Carbs don't inhibit weight loss.  Calories inhibit weight loss.  You'd do better with whole-wheat crust and lighter toppings (I'm a fiend for vegetable pizzas myself) because the whole flour is better for you and, well, fresh vegetable toppings are lower-calorie than meats so it's easier to stay within your calorie count.

I didn't eliminate any foods.  I ate smaller portions, yes, and I'll confess that I don't eat pizza that often anyway (love it, but rarely order it), but I still ate everything. 

Everyone on here is giving good advice, but there is one thing I need to mention.  It isn't just the mix of nutrients, the low calories, and the exercise, but it is how often you eat.  I recommend splitting it up to at least 5 times a day.  Currently, I eat every hour to two hours depending on the time of day. 

I say keep your pizza homemade, and limit it to a special day in the week.  That is what I have to do for the foods I love...and there are a lot of them.  I do my fun foods on Friday night. 

Let me give you one more thing to think about. If you are using most of your calories to eat pizza you won't be eating as much quantity of food because your food is so calorie dense.

If you eat only pizza or other high calorie foods you will find your stomach growling more often because it has nothing to process.

I still eat pizza just not as often or as much as I used to.

 

cyndi_sleigh, i think i know your what your problem may be. your body is fighting your diet. what you may try is this: eat high protein meal, keeping carbs low for 2 days on your 1500 calories regime, then on the 3rd day have bread,pasta, pizza or whatever carbs you like still sticking to around 1800 calories. this will confuse your body out of it's saving mode. try it. i am a 70yr old dude that has done this often and it works for me. 

I have had good luck with loosing wieght and still eating pizza. I work part time delivering them so sometimes late nights thats the only choice for a meal i have. i have found that switching to thin crust , hardly any sauce or no sauce , and assorted fresh veggies makes for a nice pizza add just a few peices of pepperoni cut up to give a little extra flavor hear and there. You just have to be careful and put thought into what you put on it.

Original Post by wwilson1:

I have had good luck with loosing wieght and still eating pizza. I work part time delivering them so sometimes late nights thats the only choice for a meal i have. i have found that switching to thin crust , hardly any sauce or no sauce , and assorted fresh veggies makes for a nice pizza add just a few peices of pepperoni cut up to give a little extra flavor hear and there. You just have to be careful and put thought into what you put on it.

The sauce is good for you. Pizza sauce is actually the #1 way Americans get their licopene, which is of special importance to men as it helps prevent prostate cancer.

I agree with Rance!  Since I have switched to four meals per day, of roughly similar amount of cals and equally spaced through the day, I have easily lost 1 pound a week.  When you eat well every day you will never have to "diet" again.  Eat a sensible variety of foods (fruit, veggies, carbs, and protiens), and be sure to get enough fiber and water.  Avoid daily consumption of soda pop, white flour, sugar and salt.  If you enjoy pizza (or any "treat" food) try making it at home with sensible alternative ingredients - for example a whole wheat crust (make your own or buy Boboli crust at the grocery), italian style turkey sausage, and low fat mozzarella. Good Luck and don't give up! 

True but i find the sauce where i work is loaded with sodiam so i normaly replace it with a layer of sliced tomatoes, light drizzel of evoo, very light sea salt, fresh spinach, mushrooms, onions, bell peppers, artichoke hearts, 6 or so peices of pepperonice chopped up and sprinkled over and a light dusting of cheese all on a thin cracker crust

 

Original Post by cyndi_sleigh:

I love pizza. But with every other diet I have totally taken it out and failed. Now I've been sticking to under 1500 calories. I don't hardly eat sweets or breads and pasta. The only thing I drink is water, tea without sugar and one diet coke a day. I also never eat red meat or pork. I can't seem to lose any weight. I will say I am still eating pizza but like one slice. Like I said I'm staying under 1500 a day but could it be what I'm eating even though i stay under just wondering if I'm eating the wrong things.

Sorry to hear that Cyndi. The water part and tea sans sugar is a great start, but you gotta dump that pizza and diet coke and start eating red meat and pork. Gluten and all wheat(as I discovered) is like kryptonite to weight loss. Bloating, gas, inflammation, lethargy, depression are just some of the "bonuses". You gotta eat Primal or paleo: meats, eggs, green veggies, fruits, nuts, berries, etc...

Getting off gluten is like getting off of smack. You'll get shakes and sweats and all that fun stuff and you'll probably wanna scream, but after a week you'll feel "weird', as in heckofalotbetter weird. And NO, don't ask your doctor. They'll just give you more prescriptions and send you on your merry way. That's their profession.

Btw, under 1500 calories is 'starvation' mode. That actually stores more fat because it sends signals to your body that a famine is coming. Read Gary Taubes "Good Calories, Bad Calories". Good luck and god bless.

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