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Old 04-19-2006, 12:47 PM   #1
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Any ideas for good easy diets for men?
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Old 04-19-2006, 01:15 PM   #2
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My hubby - being a bloke - finds that just cutting down to three balanced meals a day with a healthy snack is enough - instead of his preferred three meals a day with three meals as snacks in between and a liberal sprinkling of sweets and crisps!

Why do they seem to shed it more easily than us - a gross generalisation, I know, to all you men who struggle with your weight. If you can't lose it, it's hard whether you're a man or woman good luck to hubby Princess
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Old 04-19-2006, 01:25 PM   #3
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Well this person requires a complete diet overhaul. I gave him slimming world books but he thinks they are too complex
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Old 04-19-2006, 01:41 PM   #4
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I think that's why my hubby just stuck to a basic healthy eating plan - he seemed to find it difficult to 'digest' the stack of information supplied by slimming clubs/diet books - good luck
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Old 04-19-2006, 01:55 PM   #5
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Weight Watchers do a programme especially aimed at men, my dad did it for a while and got really into it, I think the "points calcultors" and other gadgets helped keep his interest!!!
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Old 04-19-2006, 05:10 PM   #6
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My BF loved Atkins principles- bacon and eggs, steak and salad, meat and veg...and that was it. He didn't struggle with the blood sugar stuff or crave sugar like I did. I think he liked it cos it was simple. Not sure what that means exactly
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Old 04-19-2006, 09:00 PM   #7
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I've done Rosemary Conley (so to speak) and DH followed it by accident as he ate what I ate. He's lost all the beer gut and his face looks thinner and all his clothes fit him great now - he gets as many compliments for weight loss as I do and so far as he knew, he hadn't even been on a 'diet'! Can't tell you how much weight he lost because he never weighed himself, but he looks years younger.

Rosemary's latest 'GI Jeans Diet' was trialled by both women and men.
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Old 04-20-2006, 01:40 AM   #8
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There's an Aussie programme called Gut Busters, devised by a doctor for men. I am sure I have seen the book here. It's very easy to follow and has food men like!
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Old 04-20-2006, 04:16 PM   #9
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JAnie I just have to ask you - is the dog in your avatar your's?

I have 2 bull terriers - one a miniature bt, the other a staffie - my mini is red and white and very pretty. We've had white standard bull terriers in the past and they're such great dogs. Sorry - just had to ask. My staffie goes running and walking with me but the mini bull is too lazy - it's not her scene.
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Old 04-20-2006, 06:45 PM   #10
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Hi Phat

Yep - Monty was mine - we lost him two years ago now but he's still my baby thought my heart was going to break when he went

Sounds like they're all the same though - we got a dog 'cause we thought it would be really good exercise and hubby really wanted an EBT - hah bad move - they are almost as lazy as me

Many a time I would be standing outside the front door all done up in wellies, coat, scarf, hat ... and Monty would have his arse plonked on the door mat with his front legs digging into the ground looking at me as if to say " you might be mad enough to go out in this, not me ..."

Does yours like to be cradled on your lap - Monty was five stone of muscle wanting to be nursed for the whole night in front of the tele - my upper arm muscles were FANTASTIC for a while

I would love another but I know I would just compare and that isn't fair to any animal - one day perhaps - he was a beauty though wasn't he

Put a picture of your pups on, I'd love to see them
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Old 04-21-2006, 06:54 AM   #11
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My Labs like sitting on my husband's lap - its okay with Fred, the smaller one, but George makes his legs go numb.
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My DH lost a LOT of weight when I tried Atkins (I didn't) - and he's also lost some since I changed the way I eat now - purely because I haven't been buying anything that could tempt me off the straight and narrow.

My Brother in Law was hugely obese and used to have that sleep apneia (not sure of spelling) and nearly killed himself by falling asleep at the wheel of his car in the fast lane of a motorway. He was forever trying to lose weight but never could when he was allowed to make his own choices but the weight just fell off him as soon as the dietician worked out a three week rotation eating plan with his wife. He was on 800 cals a day for the first two weeks (which he had to take time off work for) and then, when he went back to work, the cals were doubled up to 1,600 and he stuck to that for a whole year. He's now down to about 11 st. He always said he liked it that he could look at the chart stuck on the front of the fridge and know exactly what and when he could eat.
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Old 04-22-2006, 12:33 AM   #13
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My dad has done South Beach for 2 yrs now. He lost 95lbs in the first year and now just "lives a south beach lifestyle" and he has been able to keep the weight off. It is pretty easy for him--- Don't eat a bunch of carbs like pasta and chips, ect. My dad has no sweet tooth and likes meat and cheese, ect. so for him it is a perfect fit.
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Old 04-22-2006, 02:12 PM   #14
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Well I've given him the slimming world books and passed on the info about the gut busters one so hopefully he'll lose. He looked like hes lost weight since I saw him last.
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Janie - Monty was a beauty! My oldest has just made me an avatar of my bullie so you can see her! We've always had white bull terriers, til I broke the family tradition and got staffies and now a mini.

I only could afford my mini because I made a huge profit on a house sale a few years back - but now my kids are older, have decided we'll get our next dog from the Northern Staffie Rescue people - I doubt I'll ever afford another bullie again. Here's their site for anyone interested - they do great rescue work for staffies.

www.sbtrescue.org.uk

My little girl (Charm) sits on everyones' knees, but most especially the kids'. She particularly worships my 11 year old. The staffie is unusually un-cuddly, although loves us to bits, just not a cuddly dog.

It's so painful when they go. Our last staffie died aged only 7, and it took us years to get over it and get another one. I had one bullie in my childhood lived to be 14. And we lost one little white bullie at only 6 months, once. They bring us such joy too, though, that outweighs the sad part.
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