Women's health says this will get me a beach body
May 14, 2011 9:35 AM Subscribe
Dear metafilter: I'd like to get your opinion about this eating
plan. I'm a 5'6 36 year old woman and I need to lose 20lbs to have a normal BMI. I've been strength training 4 times a week for eight weeks. I've been trying to eat only whole foods and lots of vegetables since the beginning of the year but I've not lost any weight mostly because I will eat big fatty meals at a restaurant after being good all week. I also haven't been counting calories and even though i've been eating whole foods my snacks of hummus and cheese and crackers have probably had too many calories. The only exception to the whole foods has been chocolate from the office candy jar and diet soda, which I really need to quit.
posted by bananafish to health & fitness (18 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
I just started p90 but I think their eating plan is not right for me. I'm really looking for a healthy way of eating for the rest of my life. In the past I've lost weight with low carb diets but those made me feel weak and gave me headaches. Weight watchers worked in the past, but I don't like the new system.
The linked eating plan appeals to me because it seems healthy and manageable. But It doesn't count calories or fat. I'm just wondering whether I need to add some additional "rules" about sugar or fat to make it work. Any insight would be appreciated.