Below is the interview with Ann Nonymous, done 7 May 2010 Friday, 12:41:20 your time.
Are you overweight? Or have you ever been overweight?
If you are overweight, what do you think is the reason FOR YOU?
2 pregnancies, too much junk food, genetic predisposition
What do you think is the reason FOR OTHER OVERWEIGHT PEOPLE?
same as me
Are you on a diet at the moment?
What does diet mean for you?
a- Not to eat and starve myself.
b- Cutting the calories.
c- Cutting the calories plus increasing the exercise.
d- Getting all the things my body needs with less calories.
e- Getting all the things my body needs with less calories plus increasing the exercise.
f- Eating as usual but increasing the exercise.
g- Healthy life style.
h- Your own definition. Please type.
Do you expect your diet to be successful, if so why? If not why?
no. I hope to be able to make better choices about food and lifestyle
Have you ever managed to lose weight, but then gain again? If yes, why and how did you get back some of the weight?
lost 30 lbs while on a prescription for unrelated issues. gained back by not making good choices.
Please tell us 3 tips for a successful diet. We are all ears.
portion control. have what you like but in smaller quantity.
don't eat close to bedtime. give yourself time to digest.
don't buy into diet fads/pills. they don't give long-lasting results.
What are you observing in other dieters as mistakes?
too few calories. your body will think it's starving and metabolism will slow down.
Please tell us some important mistakes you did in your diets. We can learn from them.
not including exercise.
If you never managed to get thin until now, why do you think? A criticizing mother? Pizza Hut?
not taking time for myself
How should your close ones treat you as a dieter? Should they better be quiet on the subject, or should they push you?
encourage but don't push
If you are living with others, how do you handle the problem of you having special diet meals while others have their usual meals?
I have smaller portion of the family meal
How do you cope with eating less? For some people it really hurts and is like hell. For some others, they enjoy the light feeling. How about you?
spread intake out so I have a small snack every few hours
Where do you stand on the subject of exercise?
you have to exercise if you want to be thin and in shape