Below is the interview with Handyman, done 21 July 2009 Tuesday, 17:00:00 your time.
Are you overweight? Or have you ever been overweight?
If you are overweight, what do you think is the reason FOR YOU?
What do you think is the reason FOR OTHER OVERWEIGHT PEOPLE?
Are you on a diet at the moment?
No, trying to change my eating patterns
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! Because it is most important!
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, Diets end and then your back to your old habits.
If you have ever succeeded to achieve your diet goals, what is it that you`ve done right?
Maintained consistency over time.
Please tell us 3 tips for a successful diet. We are all ears.
Change lifestyle, Most important duty: stay active
What are you observing in other dieters as mistakes?
unrealistic goals, lack of support from friends and family, weight loss without other goals.
Please tell us some important mistakes you did in your diets. We can learn from them.
Do not diet, change your behavior. Eat a well planned diet. Keep a record
If you never managed to get thin until now, why do you think? A criticizing mother? Pizza Hut?
It has been an on going struggle my entire life, sometimes successful,sometimes not. No one to blame!
How should your close ones treat you as a dieter? Should they better be quiet on the subject, or should they push you?
I can take all the help I can get!
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 eat what i eat and I do what I have to do. Not a real problem, I am responsible for what I put in my mouth.
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?
Should not have to go without eating. Five small meals a day. Keep healthy snacks around, drink plenty of water.
Could you warn us about some diet methods you got involved with that did not work?
Don't diet, it won't work!
Could you tell us some diet methods you got involved with that did work.
None worked over the long run!
Where do you stand on the subject of exercise?
Be as active as possible, but do what you enjoy.
Is there anything you`d care to say about diets?
Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us.