Wednesday, November 29, 2023


Are you currently on a diet to lose weight?

According to, worldwide about 42 percent of all adults are currently trying to lose weight. About 45 million Americans go on a diet every year and spend about $33 million on weight loss products, according to the Boston Medical Center. More women tend to go on diets than men, and the highest percentage of those dieting are adults aged 60 and older.

Are you currently on a diet to lose weight? Is it a specific diet or are you just eating healthier? What else are you doing to lose weight? Tell us in the comments below the poll if you’re comfortable sharing. We’re curious! And good luck—you got this!

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Roy Davis (@guest_224994)
9 months ago

My doctor laughed when I said I didn’t believe in dieting because I was going to do anything that begins with “die”. I do try to eat better but being active is a higher priority to me. My wife and I walk everyday.

Darla VanAlphen (@guest_224974)
9 months ago

We have been full time for 7 1/2 years and we both retired at 55. Since retirement my husband has lost 71 lbs and I have lost 112 lbs. No crazy diet. Just trying to eat healthy, at least 10,000 steps a day and never feeling like we are on a diet. Wine, alcohol, occasional meals out are part of our lives. I am a diabetic and he had radiation for a thyroid problem. We will eat and exercise this way for the rest of our lives. No diet…life style.

Diane McGovern
9 months ago

Good for you and your husband, Darla! (Literally and figuratively.) It’s good that you chose that lifestyle while you’re still young enough to enjoy it, hopefully for many years to come! Take care. 😀 –Diane at

Skip (@guest_224970)
9 months ago

I marked no. But being a diabetic with coronary issues I watch what I eat otherwise I’m on a seefood diet, I see food and eat it.

Steven N (@guest_224948)
9 months ago

Lets refer to it as a “Lifestyle Change”!

Leonard (@guest_224923)
9 months ago

“Diets” will not work for most as there is the perception that you are sacrificing something to lose weight. Only by a “lifestyle” change in eating are you likely to maintain any weight loss. I have incorporated more fruits, vegetables, greens AND exercise into my daily life and cut back on meats and alcohol. No shock that weight has come off and stayed off. Not preaching, just saying what has worked for me.

Spike (@guest_224920)
9 months ago

I’m not on a diet, but I restrict quantity and try to limit added sugars, but our processed foods are full of it. I exercise by walking three miles a day as well as just staying active like mowing two acres with a push mower vs a rider, shooting archery for upper body, and just generally keeping busy and active.

My dad always said “You have to keep moving to keep moving.”

Jim Knoch (@guest_224907)
9 months ago

I am on a low carb diet to minimize the high blood sugar from my diabetes. Subsequently, I have lost about 20 pounds..

Wayne Caldwell (@guest_224905)
9 months ago

We also are on the WF-PB diet. When retired almost nine years ago, at 5′ 7″, I weighed over 200 lbs. Within two years I had dropped 50 lbs (my weight stays right at 155 lbs although last autumn it had dropped to 145). My Coronary Calcium Score had dropped 25+ percent, my cholesterol numbers had significantly dropped also. I’ve also recently cut out almost all added sugars (candy, cookies, etc.) to help with pre-diabetes issues. When I went to see a cardiologist a couple of years ago, he walked into the room, stopped and said, “Normally I have to talk to the patient about their diet”. I recently turned 72 and feel like my mid 50s. I try to keep Clint Eastwood’s comment (and Toby Keith’s song) in mind, “Don’t let the old in”.

Dr4Film (@guest_224904)
9 months ago

My special diet plan is called the See-Food Plan. I see food then eat it!

Bob M (@guest_224898)
9 months ago

Not on a diet, but when I became a diabetic and started taking metformin. I lost a lot of weight without even trying.

Bob Weinfurt (@guest_224919)
9 months ago
Reply to  Bob M

I was on that diet for most of my life but just cut back some on the portion size in my 50s. Now at 65, I’m slightly overweight but with no health issues from it.

Bruce (@guest_224894)
9 months ago

For the past 11 years, we’ve been eating a whole-food, plant-based diet. We don’t really have to watch our weight when eating low calory, high-nutrition foods.

Bob p (@guest_224892)
9 months ago

My daughter thinks diet is a dirty four letter word, she prefers to call it an eating plan.

JOHN R. WILKINS (@guest_224889)
9 months ago

I find it very easy to lose weight, but difficult to gain weight.

Bob p (@guest_224893)
9 months ago

You’re wired differently than most people.

Linda (@guest_224899)
9 months ago

Drink whole milk.

Larry H Lee (@guest_224886)
9 months ago

Lost some weight during a month long bout with COVID. Now just trying to keep it off.

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