I'm 50 years old and I have been dieting for much of my adult life.
My first real weight loss attempt was during my college years -- and it was a doozy. I ran for miles while wearing a rubber, long-sleeved top... and I did oodles of sit-ups while holding a weight on my chest.
The end result: I lost weight. But it was only temporary due to my crazy fitness program.
And let's not forget the fact that my weight came back because I was a 20-year-old college student at a major university. Can you say beer -- and lots of it?
Oh, and let's also not forget the all-u-can-eat dining hall food and the McDonald's across the street for those late, late night munchies.
My post-college diets haven't fared much better. I tried a soup diet of my own creation. Basically it was one two-serving can of Progresso or Campbell's or Healthy Choice soup plus a small can of corn, peas, green beans or carrots for my lunch and dinner.
Soup is good food... just not for 2 meals a day! And I surely didn't need all that sodium!
The more traditional diets included Jenny Craig (small portions, big cost, so-so taste)... Atkins (Go meat! But I yearned for sub rolls, pasta and bread.)... Weight Watchers Points (good for stretches but I always tired of the math work)...
A few months ago I lost 22 pounds while eating real, good food. My diet du jour is the BEST DIET I have ever followed. There's no measuring, no math, no shopping, no cooking... nothing but great food and lots of it!
For those of you out of the loop, I was following the Diet-to-Go home-delivered foods plan. Once a week, I get a large cooler that's packed with amazing entrees, snacks and more... as in EVERYTHING you need to eat well and lose weight.
Diet-to-Go has two calorie levels (1,200 and 1,600) and three meal plans (Balance, Carb30, Vegetarian).
Yesterday for lunch I had ham salad on a large pretzel roll and a small cup of lentil chili. It's truly a dish to diet for... so much great taste that you can't believe you are eating to lose weight!
Yesterday's lunch is not an exception -- the rule here at Diet-to-Go is ALL GOOD ALL THE TIME!
It's the weekend. Many people will be left with time on their hands and meals that need to be bought or made. That can easily lead to diet danger.
Not me. Not if I stick with my Diet to Go meals. They're perfectly portioned, great tasting and extremely fulfiling.
If you want to take the stress out of dieting, then maybe it's time for you to give us a shot. I know you won't regret it.