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How can I keep myself from cheating on my diet this week?

How can I keep myself from cheating on my diet this week?

Try a food log: One thing we have our bariatric patients do is keep a food diary. But in order for it to work most effectively you write down everything you eat before you actually eat. In other words as you are preparing it. We have found that this helps people think more about their food intake and help prevent 'cheating'. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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Is it necessary to have a cheat day during diet ?

Is it necessary to have a cheat day during diet ?

Not necessary: While it is not necessary, occasionally allowing yourself to have controlled portions of foods that you are not eating can be helpful. However, the best "diet" is to change your lifestyle because most diets tend to fail after you go back to your old habits. Eat a diet rich in vegetables, fruits, lean protein and healthy fats to lose weight and keep it off. Exercise regularly.Talk to a nutritionist. ...Read more

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What to do if i continue cheating on my diet! help!?

What to do if i continue cheating on my diet! help!?

For a healthy diet,: Check out www.Drmcdougall.Com and www.Nutritionfacts.Org. Both doctors cite lots of research evidence for a low-fat, plant-based diet for good health. To incr motivation, list reasons to diet, rate motivation for each reason (0-10), build confidence by listing personal successes overcoming challenges, and work with supportive people & knowledgeable professionals. Explore "payoff" for cheating. ...Read more

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How effective is a slow carb diet with a cheat day?

How effective is a slow carb diet with a cheat day?

It depends: It depends on how much you "cheat" on your cheat day. The important part is to think not like something you will do for a period of time and then you can stop. The changes you made to your diet have to be permanent in order to maintain the weight loss. If you are thinking about the day you are going to stop eating healthy food, you have already lost the battle. ...Read more

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On such a restricted diet and so edgy all of the time. Can i cheat a bit?

On such a restricted diet and so edgy all of the time. Can i cheat a bit?

Depends: Why are you on a restricted diet? If this diet is prescribed by a physician please speak with your doctor about the specifics of your situation. If this is a self-imposed restricted diet, i'm curious about why you're doing this. In general, following an unusual "diet" that leads to irritability or decreased will power is not recommended. Please form long-term eating habits that work for you. ...Read more

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Will a thanksgiving meal (cheat meal) make me gain pounds back. IF i dieted for 6 months and ate right. With no cheating. If so,how much?

Will a thanksgiving meal (cheat meal) make me gain pounds back. IF i dieted for 6 months and ate right. With no cheating. If so,how much?

You need to: provide more information. It's 3,500 calories to the pound. If you burn off that number that you don't consume you lose a pound. Eat that much that you don't burn off and you gain a pound. It's not really complex. Eat less and exercise more. The Thanksgiving meal is no different than any other food intake. It all has calories. ...Read more

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Are cheat meals allowed when on a diet ? Like lets say once a week but only for one meal, not a whole day?

Are cheat meals allowed when on a diet ? Like lets say once a week but only for one meal, not a whole day?

Not unreasonable: Obviously the more strictly one follows a diet the better the results, but you should still have very good results if you cheat only once a week for one meal- and if it makes it easier to stay on the diet it will be a valuable thing. The trick is to maintain a limit on cheating as it can be a slippery slope. And even when cheating try to be moderate. ...Read more

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I found out in mar i had fatty liver changed diet and have lost 62 lbs. I have been cheating lately and still losing. Could be unexplained? ?

I found out in mar i had fatty liver changed diet and have lost 62 lbs. I have been cheating lately and still losing. Could be unexplained? ?

How much cheating?: "cheating" on a diet doesn't mean that you've gone back to all of your bad habits and are eating the same volume or the same calories as before. You should try counting calories. You may have eliminated some of the hormone pattern causing fatty liver. If you remain concerned about the weight, see a doctor for a physical and routine cancer screenings. ...Read more