Below is the interview with Fat Man Unleashed, done 21 July 2009 Tuesday, 17:00:00 your time.
Are you overweight? Or have you ever been overweight?
Yes I am overweight.
If you are overweight, what do you think is the reason FOR YOU?
Well, the main reason is that I stopped taking care of myself. I stopped working out and eating healthy.
What do you think is the reason FOR OTHER OVERWEIGHT PEOPLE?
It all depends on the person. But mainly, aside from genetics, they just don't burn enough calories and consume too many calories.
Are you on a diet at the moment?
Not really on a diet, I consider it more a lifestyle. But yes, I have altered my nutritional intake to assist with my weight loss goals.
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.
Like I said above, it's g- Healthy life style.
Do you expect your diet to be successful, if so why? If not why?
Yes, I do expect it to be successful. It has been so far.
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 was in extremely good shape during high school and college, but then stopped working out and ate horribly.
If you have ever succeeded to achieve your diet goals, what is it that you`ve done right?
I was consistent with my exercise and nutrition.
Please tell us 3 tips for a successful diet. We are all ears.
Replace foods, don't just remove.
Start out slowly, ease your way into it.
Choose foods you will like to eat.
What are you observing in other dieters as mistakes?
They remove foods, leaving voids. They also severely restrict their caloric intake, which is dangerous.
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 there as support. They should push me to stick to my goals.
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 don't have that problem because my wife supports me and eats what I eat.
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?
It's not about not eating. That is problem #1. You need to eat to lose weight.
Could you warn us about some diet methods you got involved with that did not work?
Starving yourself can be harmful, and futile.
Could you tell us some diet methods you got involved with that did work.
Eating several small meals a day. Having a cheat meal weekly.
Where do you stand on the subject of exercise?
I love exercise and think it is extremely important.
Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us.
You are very welcome, I hope to help others because without a support group of people weight loss can be hard. If you have any questions, stop by my blog at Fat Man Unleashed Weight Loss
Blog and let me know.