Does anyone know any cheap but effective diet plans?

  • lisasctt4

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    Nov 03, 2011 3:46 PM GMT
    I was wondering if anyone knows a website that has any free or cheap but effective diet plans I might look into?

    Thanks for your help!! icon_smile.gif
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    Nov 03, 2011 6:03 PM GMT
    stop eating for like 20 days
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    Nov 03, 2011 6:16 PM GMT
    Paleo and hit up Broke-ass gourmet. Organic meats and veggies for one week for a guy who is my size (6'7"/290 lbs): $50
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    Nov 03, 2011 6:28 PM GMT
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    Nov 03, 2011 6:35 PM GMT
    Stop drinking soda, fruit juice, beer, or anything that contains sugar or high-fructose corn syrup and drink water instead. Lots of water.

    Stop eating white bread, bagels, cake, cookies, muffins or anything made with refined flour and/or hydrogenated oils. This is probably 80% of what is available in a regular supermarket.

    Watch your intake of starchy foods like potatoes and corn. They break down in your system quickly and get stored as fat if you are taking in more than you can consume.

    Eat lean meats (chicken, turkey, fish) that you grill, broil or bake. If you must fry, use olive oil, not butter or lard.

    Practice portion control... as mentioned in another thread, restaurants give you way too much food. Take half of it home with you, and try to eat at home more.

    My trainer suggested a 40 carb/40 protein/20 fat ratio (by grams). You can use dailyburn.com to track how much you eat. It is a great site, and there are others out there like it.

    If you are also trying to add muscle mass you need more protein than fat. You probably do not want all of it to be meat. Look at lower fat, lower-cholesterol dairy options like cottage cheese and Greek yogurt to make up the difference.

    Watch your salt intake as it can be surprising how much you can take in without adding any to your food. Dailyburn helps with this too.

    Eat slower, less, more often, and pay attention to how you feel. Try not to wait til you physically feel hungry to eat, and try to stop eating before you feel stuffed.

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    Nov 03, 2011 7:02 PM GMT
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    Nov 03, 2011 7:19 PM GMT
    Latenight30 saidcigarettes and amphetamines


    cigarettes are sooo bad for you...
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    Nov 03, 2011 7:20 PM GMT
    njmeanwhile saidStop drinking soda, fruit juice, beer, or anything that contains sugar or high-fructose corn syrup and drink water instead. Lots of water.

    Stop eating white bread, bagels, cake, cookies, muffins or anything made with refined flour and/or hydrogenated oils. This is probably 80% of what is available in a regular supermarket.

    Watch your intake of starchy foods like potatoes and corn. They break down in your system quickly and get stored as fat if you are taking in more than you can consume.

    Eat lean meats (chicken, turkey, fish) that you grill, broil or bake. If you must fry, use olive oil, not butter or lard.

    Practice portion control... as mentioned in another thread, restaurants give you way too much food. Take half of it home with you, and try to eat at home more.

    My trainer suggested a 40 carb/40 protein/20 fat ratio (by grams). You can use dailyburn.com to track how much you eat. It is a great site, and there are others out there like it.

    If you are also trying to add muscle mass you need more protein than fat. You probably do not want all of it to be meat. Look at lower fat, lower-cholesterol dairy options like cottage cheese and Greek yogurt to make up the difference.

    Watch your salt intake as it can be surprising how much you can take in without adding any to your food. Dailyburn helps with this too.

    Eat slower, less, more often, and pay attention to how you feel. Try not to wait til you physically feel hungry to eat, and try to stop eating before you feel stuffed.


    Pretty much this. Good post.
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    Nov 03, 2011 7:41 PM GMT
    Ditto what njmeanwhile said.

    I outperformed my goals 2 years ago by following a very similar plan. Lost more lbs and body fat in less time than I thought it would take.

    The critical factors were:

    1) Using a free site similar to DailyBurn.com to log all calories consumed and burned. Simply being aware of the link between how consistent your eating and exercise choices are with your stated goals boosts will power tons. (Dailyburn is better than the one I used.)

    2) Using a few cheap tools to manage my portion control. I spent a total of about $7 at thrift stores on a food scale, measuring cups, measuring bowls and storage bowls. It made things much easier by eliminating the guesswork and by preventing me from lying to myself about how much of a given item I was eating.

    3) Cooking my own meals in large quantities so that I could cook once every 3 days or so.

    4) Lots of fresh or frozen veggies and fruits, very few grains and only wholegrains.

    I kept pretty good notes and recipes. Email me here if you want some specifics.
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    Nov 03, 2011 7:52 PM GMT
    Eat different varieties of vegetable soups (noodle free) with a white meat protein in them like chicken (if vegetarian or vegan you can add a soy meat in it or something). Also, supplement with an all-in one supplement to get a wide variety of nutrients you may not be getting from your food.

    Stay like that and keep high carbs out of the picture. An occasional whole wheat bread is okay. You'll be amazed.
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    Nov 03, 2011 8:12 PM GMT
    mocktwinkie saidEat different varieties of vegetable soups (noodle free) with a white meat protein in them like chicken (if vegetarian or vegan you can add a soy meat in it or something). Also, supplement with an all-in one supplement to get a wide variety of nutrients you may not be getting from your food.

    Stay like that and keep high carbs out of the picture. An occasional whole wheat bread is okay. You'll be amazed.


    One thing to bear in mind with vitamins/supplements is that you can't absorb 100% of a day's worth of most vitamins in the same time. Expensive neon pee. I use EveryMan by New Chapter, which you take 3x daily.

    Also watch the salt in prepared soups.
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    Nov 03, 2011 8:14 PM GMT
    You didn't really say what you meant.. do you want to gain weight, be healthy, or lose weight? icon_razz.gif
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    Nov 03, 2011 8:30 PM GMT
    1) Read ingredient lists: Avoid foods that contain high fructose corn syrup or partially hydrogenated oil (trans fat).

    2) Re: bread, baked goods, pastries, etc: Err on the side of whole grains and avoid white flour.

    3) Look into intermittent fasting: Leangains (http://www.leangains.com/) and East Stop Eat (http://bradpilon.com/) are the two most used programs.

    4) Enjoy your revealed abs!