How a diet works

  • GingerOH

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    Feb 10, 2013 4:28 AM GMT
    So I'm trying to alter my eating habits in order to get into shape and become healthier. Unfortunately it has been a difficult and bumpy road, a road filled with protein bars, V8, and . . . midterm week pizza binges. icon_sad.gif

    Sometimes I feel like this explains my relationship with food perfectly,
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RLAGxUbp-U

    Does anyone else feel like this? How do you guys stick to your new eating habits because if your guy's torso pics say anything, it's that you are much more disciplined than I when it comes to food. Any advice is welcome.

    Keeping in mind I'm a poor college student who is taking a very full course load (27 credit hours this semester).

    Thanks guys!
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    Feb 10, 2013 5:08 AM GMT


    It all starts with educating yourself and looking at where bad eating habits lead.

    You just have to love yourself more than the food.
  • calibro

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    Feb 10, 2013 3:47 PM GMT
    diets are temporary... your diet is what you eat long term
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    Feb 10, 2013 4:10 PM GMT
    GAMRican said

    It all starts with educating yourself and looking at where bad eating habits lead.

    You just have to love yourself more than the food.


    hahah that was awesome! and pretty much sums up my diet
  • mgk90

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    Feb 10, 2013 4:22 PM GMT
    I think the biggest thing with a diet is being able to eat the foods that you still eat now. If you don't then you will end up cheating in the long run and being back in the position you started.

    I love pizza too but instead of eating 4 pieces for dinner I'll only have 2 pieces.

    By doing this I've been seeing some awesome results in the past couple months!
  • stratavos

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    Feb 10, 2013 5:22 PM GMT
    calibro saiddiets are temporary... your diet is what you eat long term


    indeed, it takes a lot of small steps and a lot of saying "no" or "not AS much".

    If you know you've got some studying to do, or a long chunk of class on the way, take the time to get the meals ready ahead of time. (I was a poor student too) Don't get protein bars.

    They cost a lot... you'd be better off getting a big tub of powder and mixing that in with a bag of cereal (you know, when you take a box of cereal and then pour some of it into a plastic bag for snacking on, only add some (not a whole scoop) of the powder from the container to help with tiding over till meals.

  • GingerOH

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    Feb 10, 2013 11:06 PM GMT
    stratavos said
    calibro saiddiets are temporary... your diet is what you eat long term


    indeed, it takes a lot of small steps and a lot of saying "no" or "not AS much".

    If you know you've got some studying to do, or a long chunk of class on the way, take the time to get the meals ready ahead of time. (I was a poor student too) Don't get protein bars.

    They cost a lot... you'd be better off getting a big tub of powder and mixing that in with a bag of cereal (you know, when you take a box of cereal and then pour some of it into a plastic bag for snacking on, only add some (not a whole scoop) of the powder from the container to help with tiding over till meals.



    Wow, never thought about adding protein powder to cereal! Thanks for the tip.
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    Feb 11, 2013 2:33 AM GMT
    Diet is just the word "die" with a t at the end of it.