Below is the interview with fitcougar, done 21 July 2009 Tuesday, 17:00:00 your time.
Are you overweight? Or have you ever been overweight?
In elementary and middle school then I hit a growth spurt
What do you think is the reason FOR OTHER OVERWEIGHT PEOPLE?
Too many colories in, not enough out-- via exercise.
Are you on a diet at the moment?
just counting calories keeping better track of what I put in my body
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?
yes, I am journaling my food intake.
Have you ever managed to lose weight, but then gain again? If yes, why and how did you get back some of the weight?
mindless holiday eating.
If you have ever succeeded to achieve your diet goals, what is it that you`ve done right?
eating healthy and lots of cardio.
Please tell us 3 tips for a successful diet. We are all ears.
1. Don't say the word "diet" lifestyle change instead
2. Keep moving--get that blood pumping cardiovascular activities 4-5 times a week 30-45 min sessions
3. Don't deprive yourself just limit yourself to maybe one Godiva chocolate instead of 3.
What are you observing in other dieters as mistakes?
1. The word diet
2. People give up b/c they feel deprived
3. People give up when they don't see immediate results when it's going to take a couple months before they notice real changes in their body.
Please tell us some important mistakes you did in your diets. We can learn from them.
Going on any kind of fad diet, they are everywhere.
If you never managed to get thin until now, why do you think? A criticizing mother? Pizza Hut?
How should your close ones treat you as a dieter? Should they better be quiet on the subject, or should they push you?
They should be supportive.
If you are living with others, how do you handle the problem of you having special diet meals while others have their usual meals?
They eat what I cook, low fat low calorie food does not have to taste bad.
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?
Oh, I eat at least three times a day.
Could you warn us about some diet methods you got involved with that did not work?
pills, juice fasts, Jenny Craig etc.
Could you tell us some diet methods you got involved with that did work.
Changing your lifestyle for the long haul not just to drop a few pounds.
Where do you stand on the subject of exercise?
The more cardio the better. lots of running, blood, sweat, and tears will get you there quicker than any diet.
Is there anything you`d care to say about diets?
Don't say the word diet, again lifestyle changes instead.