Gve me your reviews of whatever diet(s) you've tried... What's worked for you, or hasn't?
I'm trying to decide how to try to lose the baby weight from my third baby. I decided in advance not to even try until I weaned her off the breast, at one year of age, and she's almost 10 months old now, so I'm starting to think about what I'm going to do. As for me, here's what I've tried in the past...
After my first baby, I biked about 10-15 miles per day, (hilly terrain), + 45 mins at least of strength training 3-4 days a week, + maybe 20 mins of yoga per day. The diet was not so much a diet, as just me requiring myself to eat 9 servings of fruits and veggies per day, 3 servings of low fat dairy, 3 servings of peanut butter, (monounsaturated fats), and 3 servings of WHOLE grains per day. I was keeping my belly so full of healthy things I didn't have room for or crave unhealthy things, even though I didn't actually forbid it.
I tried the South Beach Diet once. It was the only time I've ever actually had a FLAT belly. Even when I've been thin before, I had a little pouchy belly, but this diet did take care of that. HOWEVER, I found it very hard to live with, and despite what they say, I craved sweets ALL the time. I was consuming probably way too much artificial sweetener, trying to assuage my sweet tooth without breaking the diet. Also, I was VERY gassy from all the veggies. Also it was expensive, because of all the fresh veggies you have to buy. The veggies take up your whole fridge. Forget about fitting it all into the actual veggie drawer of the fridge. It does work though, if you can stick with it, but that's the problem.
What about you? What's worked for you? What have you tried that DIDN'T work?