Tuesday, 3 March 2009

Diet Sabbatical and Diet Reviews.

Ok so after my rant the other day I have taken the advice of many of my online friends and decided to take a month break from dieting. I will not be able to totally let loose and eat whatever I want because unfortunately I put on weight incredibly easily. I will however be taking my foot off the gas quite dramatically and focus on just eating a normal balanced diet without feeling wracked with guilt whenever I have something naughty. The long period of dieting over 18 months has left me feeling resentful and it is beginning to make me lose sight of how far I have come.
To put it into perspective I was a size 16 at 5 foot 4 inches and I'm now fitting into size 10 clothes. However because I'm constantly feeling like I have to lose weight, I have to watch what I eat, I have to go to the gym, it is becoming a chore and ultimately I think its making me unhappy...
Therefore for the next month I am going to relax a little and enjoy my birthday period. I still plan on attending my Body Combat class twice a week because I actually enjoy that and a little exercise is good for you!

So the next aspect of this blog leads on nicely from this. As I said I have been dieting for over 18 months now and I have tried ALOT of diets. I am therefore going to be writing Honest and Frank reviews about all of the diets and exercise methods I have tried and what I thought about them. I think this will be helpful to a lot of people as it is sometimes difficult to grab the concept of a diet just from reading what they say the diet can do for you. It is much better to have someone who will give you informed tried and tested advice before you go out and try the diet. I wish I had someone who could have told me everything before I had tried the many many diets.
Here is a rundown of some of the diets and methods I have tried, There may be some I have forgotten but I will update if necessary.
Weight Loss Methods
The GI Diet
WeightWatchers
Slimming World
Hoodia Tablets
Xenical (Prescribed Weight Loss Medication)
Slimming Tablets
Jordan Juice Diet
Maple Syrup Diet
Hypnosis for Weight Loss
The Special K Diet
Calorie Restriction
Paul Mckenna - I Can Make You Thin
Apple Cider Vinegar
Green Tea Capsules

Exercise Methods
Swimming
Gym Workouts - Machines
Gym Workouts - Weights and Resistance
Gym Classes - Spinning
Body Combat
Circuit Training
Pilates
Yoga
Jordan Workout DVD
Outdoor Jogging
Home Exercise - Sit Ups, Push Ups, Squats, Lunges

As I said there is a lot of ground to cover ;) I will be reviewing not only the diet and weight loss methods but also the different methods of exercise i have tried :)

Let me know if you think this is a good idea and iw ill start as from tomorrow :D
xoxoxox

4 comments:

  1. A brilliant idea I have probably tried about 5 or 6 of the diets - not so much the execrise I'm sorry to say!! You seem to have worked very hard to get where you are now, so just enjoy it for a while!!!

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  2. This is a great idea and probably just what you need at this stage. You don't really have much more weight to lose so now you need to just have a healthy balanced diet and your body will find it's natural weight. I am a fitness instructor so that's why I'm going on about it. lol. If you got any questions about exercise/nutrition just ask me hunni.
    xoxox

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  3. great idea, it will really be helpful for a lot of people

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  4. A big well-done on the weightloss :) Just wondering, does the Apple Cider Vinegar diet work? x

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