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Eating only fruits, vegetables and fish for 2 weeks.


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Hi. I'm around 196 lbs and I used to weigh 280. I lost the weight on my own through hard work and exercise. But i'm still about 46 lbs away from my goal. (I started losing weight slowly at the end of 2008 until now)

 

I am noticing that the things i could get away with last year are coming back to bite me at a smaller weight. I have been a little lax on my diet lately, but i'm trying to get back to being disciplined like I was when I first began to lose the weight. 

today, I've started my new diet plan (not really a diet, just changed my way of eating) to eating a mostly fruits and vegetables (whatever I want) and fish for protein. I will do this for 2 weeks until I see a noticeable difference in my clothes, energy levels, inches, etc. Then I will add in nuts, small servings of whole grains. Do you think this will produce the results I need in these two weeks of weight loss. I have been in the 190s for 6 months now. 

Thanks alot!

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Great Going! Congratulations on your weight loss! You are much healthier now. I would like to lose that much weight. I am sitting at about 286 or so. My problem is that I work fulltime and I am so tired after work that I don't feel like working out..I just want to eat dinner and take a nap. How do you motivate yourself??

 

Hi you can do it, you just have to want it for yourself. You have to decide whether you want  a life of being on the couch or a life of fulfillment. That was my aha moment.

Another thing is that you need to find support. My choice was youtube (i'm user 'kittybookitty') after weight watchers failed. I didn't like weight watchers at all.

Realize that you have all the power you need to succeed.

Boo- I just can't agree with what you are planning.  For one, it will be very difficult to reach a reasonable amount of calories on such a diet.  With too big a deficit, you run the risk of injuring your health and further stalling your weight loss.  It also sounds like an extreme no-fat diet, and while I'm all for lowering fat to be healthy, it is possible to get too little.  Even doctors who work with recovering heart patients say that one needs at least 10% calories from fat to be healthy, and for normal folks raise that to 20%.  I also can't agree with cutting whole grains out for any reason or any length of time.  Whole grains are necessary to good health.  The plan you describe seems to me to be designed to leave one hungry all the time, and able to cut calories way too low.

I think the more sensible thing to do would be to log all you activities and foods, measure and make sure you haven't started over or underestimating portion sizes, and take stock of your plan.  Since you have already lost so much weight (and you rock!) it may simply be time to lower your daily calories a bit, or raise them if they've been to low.  Or it may be time to switch up your exercise.  there are many things one can do to get off of a plateau, but a starvation diet is not one of them.

Love2bike- Try to remember that exercise will actually raise your energy levels.  If you try a little exercise after work, you may not need that nap.  If exercising after work doesn't work for you, then get up earlier and do it before work.

 

Thx for the rply!

I will be getting fat from the fish I eat. I sautee it in a pan with olive oil and I usually eat two filets. Plus i drink green smoothies for my fruits and veggies. I eat TONS of bananas, especially after I work out, and the greens keep me full. Like today, my breakfast was 2 cups of strawberries, 2 bananas and 1.5 cups of fresh spinach with flax seed, all blended together in my blendtec. (rougly 250-280 calories for breakfast)

then did a 3 mile walk just for leisure and after i was done i ate some peanuts and another banana. (roughly 370 calories)

now i will probably make my fish and have that with another green drink and some water or tea. (300 calories). I'll eat 1-2 more meals before bed time after this

I definitely don't feel like i'm starving, my calories are definitely normal range.

I'm just trying to clean out my system and hopefully make weight loss more likely by switching up my intake for 2 weeks. I want to make this a lifestyle change.

BooKitty:

I followed the same meal plan that you did (fruits, vegetables, fish and shellfish) and I lost 30 pounds in 3 months (I went from 225 to 195).  My doctor approved it and said that it is a nutritionally sound eating plan.  I'm kind of stuck in the 190's too:)  I actually started back today with this eating plan.  I only eat between 11a.m. and 6p.m., about 4 meals per day and I eat until full.  At night when I'm craving a snack (not because I'm hungry, I just crave something sweet and/or salty), I usually eat a few olives and have a cup of tea with a splash of milk and sweetened with Splenda...it does the trick. 

Original Post by plaidpooka:

Whole grains are necessary to good health. 

 

Many people believe that this is a common misconception. There is nothing in the grains that you can't get from other sources. Like beans or split peas. They do not have that much fiber and mostly just empty calories even in whole wheat. For me they case bad bloating, appetite spike and I ALWAYS gain a pound the next morning after I  eat grains (I know it's not fat but still...).

Actually that fruit and fish plan sounds pretty good, except I'd add some calcium sources, maybe fortified tofu or cottage cheese or plain Greek yogurt.

Original Post by plaidpooka:

Boo- I just can't agree with what you are planning.  For one, it will be very difficult to reach a reasonable amount of calories on such a diet.  With too big a deficit, you run the risk of injuring your health and further stalling your weight loss.  It also sounds like an extreme no-fat diet, and while I'm all for lowering fat to be healthy, it is possible to get too little.  Even doctors who work with recovering heart patients say that one needs at least 10% calories from fat to be healthy, and for normal folks raise that to 20%.  I also can't agree with cutting whole grains out for any reason or any length of time.  Whole grains are necessary to good health.  The plan you describe seems to me to be designed to leave one hungry all the time, and able to cut calories way too low.

I think the more sensible thing to do would be to log all you activities and foods, measure and make sure you haven't started over or underestimating portion sizes, and take stock of your plan.  Since you have already lost so much weight (and you rock!) it may simply be time to lower your daily calories a bit, or raise them if they've been to low.  Or it may be time to switch up your exercise.  there are many things one can do to get off of a plateau, but a starvation diet is not one of them.

Love2bike- Try to remember that exercise will actually raise your energy levels.  If you try a little exercise after work, you may not need that nap.  If exercising after work doesn't work for you, then get up earlier and do it before work.

 

I have to disagree with you.

I maintained a rather strict pescatarian eating style for quite a while and I never had any issues with loosing weight (this was actually when I lost a good majority of it.) I was able to stay well within my range for calorie intakes, I never felt hungry. I avoided wheat like that plague (I thought I had issues with gluten, nope, med allergies)..... I cut out all of my diary....

I just managed to find different ways to get what I was missing. Soy milk for my calcium, beans took over my wheats....

I never felt hungry, I ate more things that were healthy for me, and I got all of my good fats from nuts, olive oil, and from the fish itself.

I don't see any problem whatsoever with eating like this....

There are other sources that she can find in the other food groups that she is missing...

If she is really worried about lacking there are always some great multivitamins that can HELP (not take over) with what she is missing....

This is all i eat in a day... i weighed just under 100kg 4 months ago now im at 91kg.

this is how i did it.



morning

250g of steamed vegies

tin of tuna 150g

mid morning

protein shake with a banana, apple and orange or mixed in with the blender


 lunch

200g of steamed vegies


piece of fish (salmon) 150g

afternoon snack


yoghurt (100g)

Apple

Dinner

Porridge with honey.

 

maybe once or twice a week i change the salmon to a lean piece of steak.

Thats it stick to this and youll be all good :)

 

 

I am new to this site and saw that you want to eat fish and vegetables and fruit.  I like the way incorporated this into drinks, and even added some flax and nuts, I will do this also, this is exactly what i have wanted to do for some time, I am 313 lbs, also my son just got a job at a fitness center, and they said i would receive a free membership, i have a juicer and will be buying a blender this week.  Thank you. sjgirl62

Thats about all I eat.. and yogurt and some meal replacement type protein shakes (or I make recipes using it like homemade protein cheesecake or protein pancakes) gets me extra fiber, b vitamins, calcium ect. I feel fine? I think its important to think more about eating clean. Just stick with foods from their first source, like apples before applesauce, baked sweet potato before veggie chips, lentils before refried beans and stay away from sugar, even limiting your fruit cept around your workouts. oh and it takes about 5 days for your metabolism to slow, so a couple days a week it wouldn't be bad idea to get some added carbs to restore your leptin levels.. like wed and sat have a healthy high carb meal.. 

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