Zonkerbl wrote:You should aim to be healthy and not to lose weight. Your weight will be whatever it will be when you've settled in on an exercise regime and diet that you're comfortable with.
what if you're morbidly obese? Seems to me you should aim to maintain a BMI in a reasonably normal range.
Zonkerbl wrote:Don't eat any sugar, drink as little alcohol as you can, minimize animal proteins and animal fats. Eat more vegetables and nuts and less pasta and bread.
You need to be more specific. Sugar is actually a very general term and is present in lots of healthy as well
as unhealthy food. Modest amounts of alcohol can be beneficial. There is nothing inherently wrong with
animal protein. Nuts are healthy but high calorie and easy to eat too much of. Some vegetables are much
better for you than others. For instance, compare raw broccoli to say sweet corn or white potato.
Zonkerbl wrote:Eat every three hours or so. Don't let yourself ever feel hungry - maintaining a constant blood sugar level is good in general and won't trigger your body's "hold on to all the fat for dear life!!!!" response. Exercise at various intensities - low, medium, high. You don't have to kill yourself every workout and that actually works against you if you get injured all the time (like I did).
If you eat the right foods, there is little reason to have to eat every 3 hours.
Zonkerbl wrote:These are all easily achievable things that don't require huge sacrifices of time or flavor. The one I'm mainly struggling with at the moment is alcohol. I love me my grapefruit shandy.