Below is the interview with rachelh, done 29 July 2009 Wednesday, 13:50:24 your time.
Are you overweight? Or have you ever been overweight?
i am overweight and have always been overweight
If you are overweight, what do you think is the reason FOR YOU?
i've had juvenile diabetes and i can seem to be satisfied when i've finished eating
What do you think is the reason FOR OTHER OVERWEIGHT PEOPLE?
everyone is unique and different i cannot place my own struggles and say its the same for everyone else. what affects me may not affect them
Are you on a diet at the moment?
yes and no. yes because i exercise at least three times a week. no because i am not discipline in my eating.
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 know i need to recondition my mind and i feel as if i'm at a cross road in my life where it is no longer what i want to do but what i have to do to live a long healthy life
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 had a baby
If you have ever succeeded to achieve your diet goals, what is it that you`ve done right?
cut back on calaries, intense exercise
Please tell us 3 tips for a successful diet. We are all ears.
do everything that i've never done
What are you observing in other dieters as mistakes?
our once a week treat sometimes becomes more than once a week. we fall back into old ways
Please tell us some important mistakes you did in your diets. We can learn from them.
i exercised intensely and then got up late in the night and ate
always had a temptation for greasy foods
How should your close ones treat you as a dieter? Should they better be quiet on the subject, or should they push you?
i believe they should be pushing me
If you are living with others, how do you handle the problem of you having special diet meals while others have their usual meals?
to be honest my whole family is healthier than i am
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 my good days and bad days. if i don't think about it i can drink large amounts of water and am fine but after i start thinking about it am a goner
Could you warn us about some diet methods you got involved with that did not work?
i believe skipping meals is very dangerous
seems to me that eating one large meal a day is not effective
Could you tell us some diet methods you got involved with that did work.
eating large portions of vegetables. lots of water. no sugary and salty foods. cut down on chicken and protein
Where do you stand on the subject of exercise?
i love it have no problem with it
Is there anything you`d care to say about diets?
i dont think one should diet i think that one should just
change their lifestlye
Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us.