And so it begins–fad, flab and slip of the lip!


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It may surprise you that dieting is a relatively new idea. The first “diet” wasn’t developed until 1898. And an unusual diet it was! A man named Horace Fletcher, weighing in at 205 pounds, lost 42 of those pounds by chewing his food 100 times per minute. He said this technique aided digestion, leading to his being named “The Great Masticator”. A much more reasonable plan was created in 1918 by Dr. Lulu Peters. Dr. Peters was the first to introduce the idea of “counting calories”.

Well, here is my first ‘diet review’. Please don’t get me wrong, I am not here to tell anyone what they are doing is wrong, or how to  eat  or what ‘diet’ plan to follow. The main reason I am doing this is because where I work  we watch CNN, the news after we watch Ellen (hey we have to have SOME FUN, I work at a Law Firm.)

Anyway, once January 2nd hit, I kept seeing all these ‘ new diets’ and these ‘ wonderful new ways to eat’ and I have all these questions so I decided to review some and get more answers because quite frankly some have just scared me!

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If anyone has more information than me, has tried them, follows them or agrees or disagrees with me, PLEASE let me know, for it’s not my intent to ‘ bash’ any of these diets but just try to get information! Sometimes, I may come across harsh or passionate but please don’t take offense– we may not all agree all the time.

Also, on a side note, I am a little burned out on my workout music so if anyone has any suggestions please let me know…

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Current Favorites….

Halestorm—Miss the Misery

Halestorm-Bad Romance

Firelight—All I need to be

Taylor Swift -I knew you were trouble

Christina Aguilera (featuring Blake Shelton)-Just a Fool

 

 

Beyond Diet

http://www.beyonddiet.com/

The below is all taken from the Beyond Diet intro video…

 

Food Choices:

Not calories

Not over eating

Or even lack of activity

An understanding of methods you can use to burn fat immediately and what you need to do to continue losing weight after that.

If you watch this video and follow what we teach, you will have the information you need to help burn off unwanted fat, flatten your belly and find the body you’ve always wanted.

3 principles:

Know the foods that cause accelerated fat burning in your body

Know the particular foods that are preventing you from burning fat

Put the right foods together in a certain way to create the fat burning effect.

 

*** Hmm, ‘no breads’ (wheat breads), unless they are millet or rice flours but you can have BUTTER??? So eating butter will help me burn fat? Umm, I was listening till here…

She talks about ‘eliminating processed foods’ because healthy foods have ‘high fructose corn syrup.  A main point in being healthy is taking an ACTIVE role; learning to read labels, think of all the wonderful things you’d miss? Here are some examples of ‘ processed foods’ I eat which are “clean”–just a few. I do agree, if you are new to this– you need to be careful, ask questions, but to ‘ CUT OUT ALL PROCESSED FOODS’? Sorry, I don’t agree unless that is your personal preference….

Kashi Simply Maze

Ingredients

‘Organic whole grain corn, organic, organic evaporated cane juice, salt, organic molasses”

Please read about their cereals and products here…

http://www.kashi.com/products/organic_cereal_simply_maize

Amy’s Margherita Pizza

Ingredients: 0g Trans Fat/No Added MSG/No Preservatives Organic unbleached wheat flour with organic wheat germ and organic wheat bran, filtered water, organic tomatoes, whole milk mozzarella cheese (pasteurized whole milk, vinegar, salt, enzymes [without animal enzymes or rennet]), organic extra virgin olive oil, Parmesan cheese (pasteurized part-skim milk, culture, salt, enzymes [without animal enzymes or rennet]), organic honey, organic basil, sea salt, expeller pressed high oleic safflower and/or sunflower oil, organic garlic, organic evaporated cane juice, yeast, spices*. Contains milk and wheat.<*100% pure herbs & spices (no hidden ingredients)

http://www.amys.com/products/product-detail/pizzas/000199

CLIF® BAR (12 bars/box) Coconut Chocolate Chip

Ingredients: Organic Brown Rice Syrup, ClifPro® (Soy Rice Crisps [Soy Protein Isolate, Rice Flour, Barley Malt Extract], Organic Roasted Soybeans, Organic Soy Flour), Organic Rolled Oats, Organic Toasted Oats (Organic Oats, Organic Dried Cane Syrup), Organic Cane Syrup, Chocolate Chips (Dried Cane Syrup, Unsweetened Chocolate, Cocoa Butter, Soy Lecithin, Vanilla Extract), ClifCrunch® (Organic Oat Fiber, Insulin [Chicory Extract], Organic Milled Flaxseed, Psyllium), Organic Coconut, Organic Date Paste, Organic Sunflower Oil, Natural Flavors, Sea Salt.

http://clifbarstore.com/detail/CLF+160130

***I am sure there are plenty out there that people can find. The only issue I have is when someone tells me I CAN’T have something all together? I understand changing my lifestyle, I get that? But cutting things out –like breads and adding butters & bacon, well, that bothers me; it reminds me of the Atkins diet with some tweaks…

She also says not to eat Soy? I need to read further and see why not?? I am a vegetarian– I eat a lot of soy and so do a lot of others, what is wrong with that? I thinking this may be a two parter??  Well, since I am not a member I can’t read the entire site, but in my next part I am going to do is ‘ reviews of this diet by others’.

Ok, she says we want to eat foods that only contain one ingredient, now don’t get me wrong, I am all for ‘ eating as close to the ground as possible’ so I agree,  also  she mentions not counting calories, I agree here too.

I don’t get it, before it was ‘not over eating’ and then later it was ‘ you have to be somewhat reasonable about the amount you eat’? And starts talking about calories later but not really talking about them ( see above??)

Yep nixing sugar I agree with and having all fruits and veggies I agree with but I don’t agree with no wheat bread, if you read the labels and you are careful with what kind you have, I think it’s acceptable reasonably.

‘Eat the right kind of fat-burn fat’, yep I agree with this too. So many people are afraid of fats.

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Now, it’s starting to look a bit more like Atkins It seems to be a cross between Atkins

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atkins_diet

with the bacon and butter, steak and eggs, the ‘ right bread’, no whole wheat bread or orange juice, not ALL are bad for you; the only tweak is the fruits and veggies…

How is this good for your heart, your cholesterol? And yeah, cutting out wheat can flatten your stomach that is common knowledge?

OM MY GOD, I have to pay? Really? When I don’t even know if it works? $ 60.00, are you kidding? When I can’t see your statistics? I don’t know who you are? That is crazy….I am sorry, 30 pounds– granted that is wonderful, but I just thought she was going to say I have lost 80, 90 pounds? The whole ‘ she has lost a ton’ didn’t sit well with me… oh and you have to pay to be on the site? Oh Lord, but if you get the program you don’t?

This was my wedding picture-245.5 pounds...

This was my wedding picture-245.5 pounds…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Conclusion:

So, over the next few days to be FAIR, I am going to do some reviews to see what others think and see what I can find out!

Over all, I have some concerns about long term, it seems too much like a quick fix—anyone can lose weight by restricting foods but generally you gain it back and then some? So, this is what I think so far, I am curious to see what others think…

xoxoxoox,

Traci

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6 thoughts on “And so it begins–fad, flab and slip of the lip!

  1. Nice to see you Helen, thanks for stopping by….

    Yeah, I have been away a while, having a pity party and plain just not doing what needs to be done! 🙂 But I am done with that.
    it was crazy, my co-worker Linda and I were like, REALLY, are they for real? We just kept seeing all these things and this site has listed soooo many people, like over 300,000 and I was like, ok I need to get some facts here. I may only touch a small amount of people but if I can get the word out, I hope I can help.
    Plus, I have some of my own questions, I have been going back and forth between Eat Clean, which is my core and being a vegetarian. Not that you can’t do both, but I just need to figure out some things so I thought this would help me…
    I will be coming by more often, you always have such wonderful info, fun stuff and lets face it, GREAT EATS at your place!

    xoxoxoxox
    Traci

  2. Hi Traci! I have been looking all over your WordPress for a way to email you, but I couldnt find an email address! I am contacting you to let you know that you’ve won the A Lot on Your Plate/Powell & Mahoney Cocktail Mixer giveaway!!! Please contact me via email with your full name and address and Meredith from P&M will be mailing out your mixers asap. Congrats on the weight lose, you look fabulous. PS: I will be announcing you as the winner on http://www.alotonyourplate.com/ this week!!!! Congrats!

    • Oh wow, thank you so much! Sorry I am so late in replying ,I have been REALLY under the weather, which is why I am so behind on my blog and all…

      I am SO excited about this!! I ADORE margaritas and thought they would be something I would have to give up, so I can’t wait to try this!!!! THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂

      I will send you my info asap, again I am so excited!

      xoxoxoxo
      Traci

Thanks, Traci

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