Below is the interview with arcticchar, done 9 May 2012 Wednesday, 00:13:34 your time.
Are you overweight? Or have you ever been overweight?
While I consider my self overweight I am not generally considered overweight. I have in the past weighed as much as 196lbs
If you are overweight, what do you think is the reason FOR YOU?
overeating and not enough physical activity
What do you think is the reason FOR OTHER OVERWEIGHT PEOPLE?
it depends on the person
Are you on a diet at the moment?
I am trying to watch my caloric intake.
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?
I am not sure; I hope so. I think keeping a bite log is going to increase the odds of my being more successful
Have you ever managed to lose weight, but then gain again? If yes, why and how did you get back some of the weight?
I lost 70lbs over 10 years ago and kept most of it off even through pregnancy. But recently moved and have gained 10lbs which is really bothering me.
If you have ever succeeded to achieve your diet goals, what is it that you`ve done right?
low fat, low calorie, low sodium, low sugar, high fiber paired with aerobic exercise
Please tell us 3 tips for a successful diet. We are all ears.
When I lost the aforementioned 70lbs I used the above method, but one day per week I would go out for a meal and eat whatever I wanted. I think it helped me get through the rest of the week.
Please tell us some important mistakes you did in your diets. We can learn from them.
I used to be able to drastically cut back on food for a few days to get myself back on track, but that no longer works for me; I end up binging.
If you never managed to get thin until now, why do you think? A criticizing mother? Pizza Hut?
does not apply
How should your close ones treat you as a dieter? Should they better be quiet on the subject, or should they push you?
I don't think either works I think positive support and also making sure not to sabotage the dieter even unintentionally.
If you are living with others, how do you handle the problem of you having special diet meals while others have their usual meals?
It works best if everyone eats better
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 have to psych myself up for the "burning" sensation I get when I am hungry.
Could you warn us about some diet methods you got involved with that did not work?
Could you tell us some diet methods you got involved with that did work.
Where do you stand on the subject of exercise?
great place to visit wouldn't want to live there, just kidding. I am not generally a very active person so that is something I have to work on.
Is there anything you`d care to say about diets?
I hope this one works
Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us.