Weight Loss Support - What kinds of foods give you the results you want?




Rebecca8
11-27-2011, 04:50 PM
I am starting to eat very healthfully - whole grains, fruits and veggies, lean protein. I'm wondering what types of food give you guys great results. What results do you aim for (energy, looks, good skin, toning, etc. etc.), and what foods get you there?


joyc21
11-27-2011, 05:04 PM
I do best when I eat a diet that emphasizes lean protein and vegetables with a few whole grains and fruits thrown in. this way of eating not only maximizes my fat loss but it also maximizes my energy level. As far as my skin goes, as long as I drink plenty of water my skin looks great.

seagirl
11-27-2011, 05:07 PM
I eat mostly eggs, lobster and grass fed beef for protein (i'm on the ocean and a friend is a lobsterman, so it's not that indulgent). I don't eat as many veggies as I should. I eat cereal and pretzels for carbs, and add in bagels when I'm biking long distances.

I add in burgers and beers for happiness.

My skin tends to look good when I bike a lot, and do yoga.


Lori Bell
11-27-2011, 05:09 PM
I ate/eat basically what you are eating. In very limited quantities, counted and measured and savored. Lol ;)

My soul purpose of choosing this route was for healthy, and steady weight loss and maintenance. It worked/works like a charm!

Keep going! It is well worth it!

MedChick87
11-27-2011, 05:36 PM
I definitely have to limit any kind of processed food or any foods with a lot of sodium. I also have a gluten intolerance, so when i am eating mostly proteins, fruits, and veggies I tend to look and feel SO much better. Unfortunately, I'm also a carb addict, so that doesn't always happen.

Meeel4121
11-27-2011, 06:21 PM
Water! Drinks lots and lots of water! I've found that my weight loss is quicker and fluctuations smaller whenever I'm drinking around 3 litres of water a day. I am less hungry too!

sacha
11-27-2011, 07:00 PM
I really used to subscribe to the calories in/calories out crowd, but I'm phasing into "food choices matter"! Yes, I could lose weight on goldfish or diet Dr. Pepper, but I'm finding it fear easier to stick to a plan that meets my nutritional requirements.

I have 1/3 cup steel cut oats with my morning eggs and the slow digestion/fibre keeps me fuller for hours longer than my white bagel did. So, for me, as boring as they may be, steel cut oats are 2x a day on my list.

Napia
11-27-2011, 08:09 PM
I add in burgers and beers for happiness.

Oh too funny! I love it! Me? A diet heavy on the veggies, light on carbs and limited lean meats with a smattering of fresh fruits work for me. Unfortunately my true happiness foods cause me to surrender my self control. Like right now, I've got a 1/2 gallon of birthday (October) ice cream left over and I want some so badly but I dare not touch it cause i'd end up bing till it's gone. :(

Whoa is me. :(

twinieten
11-27-2011, 08:30 PM
Water and air..... ;)

sontaikle
11-27-2011, 09:51 PM
The right amount of food over the actual kind of food works for me.

However I've found that I really enjoy protein-rich foods. I've unintentionally been eating a high protein, low-carb diet.

milmin2043
11-27-2011, 10:05 PM
No animal products has worked for me, also, no processed sugar on a regular basis, only for an occasional treat. I no longer have to count calories. I eat all the fruit, veggies, whole grains, beans, almond milk, coconut oil, and soy that I want.

rubidoux
11-28-2011, 12:59 AM
Super high fat, a little protein, and about 2 g carb a day -- fatty meat, cheese, heavy cream. I always thought the answer to losing weight was to go lower cal, higher in veggies, lower in fat. And I was never able to lose any weight at all doing those things. I stumbled on this by mistake and the pounds just started melting! I also feel super energetic when I eat this way. The big down side is that it's not a whole lotta fun. Cheeseburgers are yummy to have now or then, but not every day. Blahhhhh.....

melodymist
11-28-2011, 01:05 AM
Cereals, fruit, veggies, fish, chicken, yogurt, protein shakes, rice cakes and coffee!

Unna
11-28-2011, 03:27 AM
Salads. Not boring salads with just iceberg lettuce (I eat rucola, spring salad mix, radiccio, etc.). I eat amazingly big salads with low-fat feta and a form of protein (sometimes chicken breast, sometimes seitan), tomatoes, cucumber, olives - whatever. I then measure 35g of salad dressing (I think that is 2-3 tbs).

In the end the salad is around 400 calories. I love changing my salads to keep them interesting.

I've noticed I lose faster the more salads I eat. It could have something to do with the high fiber content.

babygurl12
11-28-2011, 10:12 PM
I eat a low calorie diet and a lot of water. I eat fruit veggies,whole grain, and more protein. I don't eat no pork. No rice or pasta. I eat a lil bread cus I eat wheat thins. I eat fish and chicken. A lot of salad and dairy.

canadianwoman
11-29-2011, 12:20 AM
Fish, eggs, non-starchy veggies, a few nuts and some lower carb fruit helps me out.

shr1nk1ngme
11-29-2011, 12:51 AM
Another vote for eggs here. I eat tons of egg beaters, egg whites, and low-carb tortillas. I mean, it's the mainstay of my diet. And I have lost almost fifty pounds since July, so it must be working.

I also at a lot of spinach, lettuce, broccoli, cauliflower, and celery.

And the One Minute Muffin:

One Minute Muffin Recipe (http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/breads-grains/246547-bread-muffin-substitute-low-carbers-one-minute-muffin.html)

melodymist
11-29-2011, 01:02 AM
Another vote for eggs here. I eat tons of egg beaters, egg whites, and low-carb tortillas. I mean, it's the mainstay of my diet. And I have lost almost fifty pounds since July, so it must be working.

I also at a lot of spinach, lettuce, broccoli, cauliflower, and celery.

And the One Minute Muffin:

One Minute Muffin Recipe (http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/breads-grains/246547-bread-muffin-substitute-low-carbers-one-minute-muffin.html)


Thank you for the recipe! Will try it soon :)

Jojo381972
11-29-2011, 01:50 AM
Egg beaters (veggie), nuts, low fat dairy, chicken and fish, fruits and veggies.

Cut out a lot of carbs. Switched to organic/sprouted grain bread (no flour), and brown rice.

rubidoux
11-29-2011, 02:03 AM
Another vote for eggs here. I eat tons of egg beaters, egg whites, and low-carb tortillas. I mean, it's the mainstay of my diet. And I have lost almost fifty pounds since July, so it must be working.

I also at a lot of spinach, lettuce, broccoli, cauliflower, and celery.

And the One Minute Muffin:

One Minute Muffin Recipe (http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/breads-grains/246547-bread-muffin-substitute-low-carbers-one-minute-muffin.html)

I keep trying to eat eggs because I believe they're very nutritious and have a good mix of macronutrients for me. But they never keep me feeling full! I'm always hungry like an hour later. :( Tonight I tried them again and I'm doing better than usual. But I think that may be because of the handful of grated cheese (which is a fair amount more cheese than I normally allow myself) and the ummm, I think it was about six or seven slices of bacon. :p So, I'm feeling fullish maybe two hours after dinner, but I normally only eat once a day, so it's gotta last me another 22 or so hours. I hope it works out both in terms of filling me up and in terms of the scale.

ETA: How come you're not eating any real whole eggs? I've read that the yolks are very good for you. I'm not suggesting you change your ways -- after losing 50 pounds there's no way you should! -- just wondering about your reasoning.

shr1nk1ngme
11-29-2011, 02:46 PM
How come you're not eating any real whole eggs? I've read that the yolks are very good for you. I'm not suggesting you change your ways -- after losing 50 pounds there's no way you should! -- just wondering about your reasoning.

I am a low-carb vegetarian, so my protein choices are limited. In addition to dairy and soy protein, I eat about four to six egg-equivalents a day. That would be a LOT of cholesterol.

Also I am on not only very-low-carb but also very-low-calorie. I have been amazingly successful with this but it is easier to do with egg substitute, as the calories are significantly lower. Because I am finally approaching my goal weight, the plan is to add more whole eggs back into my diet a little at a time, which I plan to do after the Holidays.

But since I plan to add a heavy weight lifting routine to my gym workout, I am more interested in the protein content of the eggs and how they will help me develop my muscles/metabolism. I will mix whole eggs with egg whites - and I also will probably continue to buy egg whites by the carton. It's just easier.

ELBS717
11-29-2011, 07:00 PM
i am only now just discovering how my complexion is so tightly tied with my diet... anytime i go on a vacation of fatty foods i majorly break out. I'm also finding that water helps a lot with this.. even if it makes me pee a lot (annoying). Ice cold water is hard to beat, though, when you put fresh mint and lemon in it! (otherwise I'm more of a diet soda or tea girl :-P)
another thing I've noticed is if I go crazy on veggies and limit my carbs to <40g/day, i get a ton of energy. I'm not sure if it's because my body converts my fat stores for energy (there is an abundance!), or if it's the actual veggies, but it makes me feel great!

InsideMe
11-29-2011, 07:09 PM
Me too love my salads. I mix it up all the time and mostly eat spinach with mushroom, almond slivers, chicken breast, or tuna....mmmm I can go on! LOVE THEM.

Another I'm in love with cause I just tried it this week is greek yoghurt. OMG, I mix it with some strawberries, and a handful of Kashi LEAN Crunch and it's HEAVEN! My kids love it too!

I find I lose faster the more veggies I eat and the more water I drink.

Steph7409
11-29-2011, 08:53 PM
Granola or a protein bar for breakfast, cheese and crackers and an apple for lunch, pasta or pizza for dinner - not particularly healthy but it's been working well so far.