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What diet actually worked for you?

By Beverly Ann July 19, 2011 - 12:06pm

I am 54. Went into pre-menopause and gained 40 lbs. I've tried several diets, including the 6 week body makeover. I just don't know what to do anymore.

By Jone Warson March 20, 2014 - 3:55am

Eating more of Raw Foods and will power to stick to Diet plans

March 20, 2014 - 3:55am
By Jenny Housh HERWriter August 6, 2013 - 11:30am

Hi Beverly, 

Planning meals ahead really helps me. I usually will do this for just a few days at a time, it's always better to eat the freshest food possible. 

Also, portion control! Eating on smaller plates helps control the amount of food you eat. It also tricks your brain into thinking you are eating more than you actually are. 

There are many ways to lose weight and it is true that there isn't a magic diet that will help you lose weight. 

Here is a great resource on EmpowHER that may help you out:

August 6, 2013 - 11:30am
By Susan Cody HERWriter Guide May 24, 2013 - 3:26pm

Good for you on your weight loss lindswalt

Your plan sounds healthy, sensible and realistic, I like it a lot! And it's clearly working !


May 24, 2013 - 3:26pm
By lindswalt33 May 8, 2013 - 1:29pm

1. Plan my meals in advance. That way, I don't end up grabbing something that's unhealthy just because I'm hungry.
2. I eat several small meals a day. I usually eat a light breakfast, a light "early lunch" (around 11), a light "late lunch" (around 2 or 3), and then a moderate dinner. If I deviate from that, I have a hard time losing weight, since this helps the metabolism go strong all day long.
3. I think picking a fitness plan that coordinates with your daily routine is key. I personally find that workout DVD's are perfect for me because that takes out a monthly bill from the gym -- and the convenience factor is perfect for my busy schedule

I attribute these key routines to my weight loss. I'm down 15+ since January, and have never felt better.

May 8, 2013 - 1:29pm
By mrk34 May 6, 2013 - 6:46am

No single approach, formula, or plan for weight loss can work perfectly for every person. Use the method that works for your best. I share what made losing weight easier for me here:

Since I lost a significant amount of weight and kept it off, I believe I am in the position to be able to offer hope to others.

May 6, 2013 - 6:46am
By Proteinsforhealth February 7, 2013 - 10:10pm

lossing weight is easier when if your controlling food items.some cases couldnot possible to control food items during that time following some exercises given below.
Exercise 30 to 60 minutes each day.
Eat three healthy meals a day, including a good breakfast.
Focus on fruits and vegetables.
Weigh yourself regularly.
Eat healthy foods first.
Eat at home.
Walk for 10 minutes afer lunch.

February 7, 2013 - 10:10pm
By sunnip December 27, 2012 - 11:39am

Mainly lifestyle and discipline. What really is key for me is satisfying cravings when they hit instead of ignoring them. This provides mental as well as physical satisfaction.

December 27, 2012 - 11:39am
By December 7, 2012 - 9:26pm

I have been drinking Vi Shakes and have lost 53 pounds.

December 7, 2012 - 9:26pm
By Jackie Park October 16, 2012 - 9:52am

I lost 80 pounds and kept it off for over three years! I didn't follow any diet what so ever! I adjusted the foods I already ate to be more healthy and exercised more, that's it! I also made sure to spice it up, I kept trying different workouts, I'd try different classes, I'd run one day then bike the other, I'd never do the same routine back to back to make sure I was working on every muscle group. Same with my diet, I would try to cook a variety of meals with different meats, fish chicken, pork tenderloin etc. I am currently working on an ebook and a blog to journalize my success and current progression what has motivated me even more!

October 16, 2012 - 9:52am
By mrk34 October 14, 2012 - 10:23pm

I lost 91 pounds by eating the following food:

Blueberries, blackberries, or apple.
1 slice of dry, 100% whole-grain toasted bread with 1 slice of 99% fat free turkey breast.
1 fresh tomato
Hot tea (no milk, no sugar)
1 capsule of Omega 3

Grilled skinless chicken breast, lots of romaine lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers and green or red paper. All vegetables fresh and uncooked. Once a week just chicken and lots of spinach.
Hot tea (no milk, no sugar)
Twice a week I have fish instead of grilled chicken breast.

Grilled skinless chicken breast, romaine lettuce, tomatoes. All vegetables fresh and uncooked.
Hot tea (no milk, no sugar)

Fresh apples (uncut)

October 14, 2012 - 10:23pm