Tuesday, September 26, 2006

choosing a diet plan

I'm in the process of working out what the best diet plan for me would be. I know that I want to get back into swimming regularly and I think trying to build up the amount of walking I do each day, but I'm so sure about which plan to pick eating-wise.

I've been looking at weight-watchers and the south beach diet (as people at one weigh or another are on those). I think that the south beach sounds like a good plac, but I'm not sure how it will fit into my life. I'm currently living back at home with my parents and my main meal of the day tends to be with them in the evening, so it's whatever they're having. I think I need to chat to my mum as I think she's keen to lose some weight as well, to work ot what would be best for the both of us. That way we would have a common regime which mght make eating together easier in terms of sticking to what we ought to be eating.
What do other people do in this kind of situation - Any suggestions?


blestwithsons said...

Hmm. Well, none of us in the group are in that situation. But I think your first idea, of talking to your mom is a good one. After all, I'm sure she will be supportive of your efforts to get healthy! :-) If you're really blessed, she'll be like my mom and buy you presents as you lose! (my mom is so cool!)

Also, how about taking over some of the cooking? I know Weight Watchers has many cookbooks. South Beach has great recipes. My husband - who does not need to lose AT ALL - has been very pleased with all the new recipes I've dished up. And even if your family has rice or potatoes - you don't have to eat them. That will be hard at first - but it gets easier as you go.

Also, you could make sure to eat a nice big salad with low cal dressing before dinner. That way if what is served is not so healthy, you won't be as hungry to fill up on it.

That's all I can think of...

mammasquiettime said...

Definitely talk with your mom. My husband always says that he looses weight if I loose weight. It would be great to have a support person right there with you. It really helps me.