I do not buy foods that are "diet" they tend to be processed to the point of being tasteless and use ingredients we know are not good for us. Instead, drink a large glass of water before and after eating, those foods you do eat, need to be very moderate in sugars, fats and salt. People know they over eat, they know what it takes to lose weight, it takes discipline, and follow through. Exercise would help, even a walk once a day.
Friday June 21, 2013, 11:43 am
Kit's right. Anything that is built to last for weeks or months on a store shelf is NOT healthy or helpful on any kind of diet. It takes more time to shop reading ingredients, but you get quicker over time because you know what is NOT good for you. :^)
Friday June 21, 2013, 9:41 pm
I'm with Kit--if it says "diet" or ''low/non fat"....don't eat it!
Natural foods in moderation are the key! Instead of diet chocolate pudding---eat an apple! Instead of artificial "non-fat" foods such as margarine, peanut butter, cheese, etc.....eat the real thing and STOP EATING AFTER ONE SERVING.
Still hungry? Eat raw spinach in a salad with a few sliced strawberries and a viniagrette made with strawberries blended into balsamic vinegar.
Add some healthy sliced almonds and you have a filling snack which actually is GOOD for you!
Saturday June 22, 2013, 12:54 am
That article was crud. How does adding calories to cereal, by adding milk, made the end result LOWER in calories? Do all the people leaving 'good article' comments believe in magic? They certainly don't believe in simple maths.
And Pam, I don't like apples and loathe balsamic vinegar. If I eat them instead of chocolate then I'm just going to want to eat the chocolate even more, in order to get the horrid taste out of my mouth. Food is as much about taste and texture as it is about 'being good for you', so advising someone to substitute something of totally different taste and texture to what they're craving is not going to work. A friend of mine, addicted to chocolate, copied me by replacing her cheap supermarket chocolate with more expensive and vastly better quality boutique chocolate. She soon found a small piece of that was much more satisfying than a whole block of the cheap stuff, and 2 years later she no longer craves chocolate. Much more useful advice than telling her to eat a salad!
Saturday June 22, 2013, 10:33 am
all I know is it's simple math...use more calories ( exercise),than you take in...a healthy diet with lots of produce, skip the cheese and meat ( in my case),and my weight is stable!!
Not rocket science,lol
btw... Julie there are new stevia products coming out all the time,I used to use agave nectar,but now there is some debate to it's health detriments,akin to hfcs