Below is the interview with anonymous, done 10 January 2011 Monday, 18:16:33 your time.
Are you overweight? Or have you ever been overweight?
nope, i'm in my ideal range
If you are overweight, what do you think is the reason FOR YOU?
i'm not an overweight person, but the reason for me to lose weight is i want to fit my old outfits and i want to look good
Are you on a diet at the moment?
yes, i am
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.
e- getting all the things my body needs with less calories plus increasing the exercise
Do you expect your diet to be successful, if so why? If not why?
yes, i want to lose weight and i'm so concern about my health, performance and appearance
Have you ever managed to lose weight, but then gain again? If yes, why and how did you get back some of the weight?
yes, i lost 5 kg before but then gaining back after being a binge eater for almost 4 months but i'm recovered now
If you have ever succeeded to achieve your diet goals, what is it that you`ve done right?
i can cut down my sodium and sugar intake, i can control my food carving
Please tell us 3 tips for a successful diet. We are all ears.
1. take everything in moderation. don't be too hard to yourself. if you're craving for some sweets, then go for it but always keep in mind what's your goal. it helps me to hold myself for not overeating
2. makes drinking water after every meal become your habit so you won't crave for more desserts
3. do some variations to your workout routines to prevent boredom.
What are you observing in other dieters as mistakes?
they starve themselves. yes they indeed lose some weights, but then gaining back
How should your close ones treat you as a dieter? Should they better be quiet on the subject, or should they push you?
just be neutral but don't criticize me.
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?
i don't have any problem with it. i'm not a picky eater and i'm always think i eat for my body
Could you warn us about some diet methods you got involved with that did not work?
banana diet. that doesn't work
Could you tell us some diet methods you got involved with that did work.
none. just eat as usual but limit everything bad, sodium, sugar.
Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us.