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Are You on a Restrictive Diet?

Let's talk diets for a minute, and by diets I don't mean just keepin' it healthy. I'm talking about a specific eating plan that is usually restrictive by nature. We've got the kinds that promise weight loss like the Zone, Weight Watchers, or Atkins; diets that are rooted in lifestyle changes like vegetarianism or going raw; and then there are those that are medically necessary to make sure a health issue stays in check.

For the Give It Up challenge I'm currently on a vegetarian diet, but outside of that I tend to eat whatever I want. Luckily, "eating what I want" usually means sticking to healthy whole foods. How about you?

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Spectra Spectra 5 years
Some people think my diet's restrictive, but I don't think it is. I avoid processed foods, cheese, most sweets, and sugary beverages. I eat a lot of fruits and veggies, nuts, eggs, and tuna.
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 5 years
No; I just do my best to eat a healthy, well-rounded lifestyle diet. I slip up at times however I try not to beat myself up over an extra cookie. I am a vegetarian with a few dairy allowances (mainly some organic cheese and greek yogurt) however even those are not eaten often. I feel my healthiest after a hummus broccoli slaw wrap sandwich with a side of apple or carrots and a mug full of green tea. I do not miss meat one bit.
missy1632 missy1632 5 years
I am on Cohens (which I think is called 1st Personal in America), so I don't mix proteins within 5 hours... drink about 3 litres of water a day, weigh every meal (ie: protein and a low carb aspect). This diet works! I lost nearly 30kilos (approx 66lbs) in about 6months. After I finished I had a tough time emotionally, and am still learning to deal with emotional eating. I am now trying to lose a few more kilos... so I am back on the diet. It feels so great not eating all the processed, sugar filled crap I was eating before. My body is thanking me. But once I get rid of these last kilos, I want to be able to live not so restrictively... just make better choices.
WarEagleNurse WarEagleNurse 5 years
amber512 amber512 5 years
Restrictive? no. Diet? yes. SparkPeople rocks!
Hotlegs-Runner Hotlegs-Runner 5 years
no chips for two weeks! =)
ticamorena ticamorena 5 years
if eating small quantities of most things i want is restrictive, then yes. though i consider it a light balanced diet, and there are no food groups/ types that are prohibited, just that i must not eat more than a certain volume (or until i feel full)
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