General Diet Plans and Questions - Newbie to the diet world!

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08-18-2011, 04:05 AM
Hi everybody! I just joined this site. I got back surgery on May 9th, and had to spend my 3 month-long recovery basically lying down watching TV. I went from working out 5 days a week to not at all, and I became ravenously hungry during my recovery! So naturally I gained some weight, which I am anxious to lose! :p I am all healed now and slowly getting back into my workout routine, but I have never dieted in my life. Any tips from seasoned dieters, such as which kind of diets work fast, which diets are just bad, food/snack ideas, etc? I'm inexperienced at this and want to do it right, as I have a wedding in a month I want to lose a few pounds for. I want to be at my goal in December, where I will be doing a charity run in Boston in a two-piece :dizzy:

08-18-2011, 11:28 AM
Welcome :)

It sounds like you just want to get back to normal, so since you're already adding in activity I suggest something like Calorie Counting.

You'll be able to keep an eye on your daily/weekly calorie totals and while eating the things you used to before you can get your portions back down into a manageable size. :yes:

The only "bad" diets are crash diets or diets that say "take this pill, drink this drink and you'll lose 20 pounds!" Those things are scams.

Stick to calories in/calories out to start and with your added activity you should see results.

Best of wishes!