Sar wrote:...also, the 6 meal a day thing doesnt work for me. I love to feel full after a good meal and dont have time to plan and eat 6 meals a day. If I know Im on three meals a day and thats it Im fine, but as soon as it turns to 6 meals a day I would count a packet of crisps and an apple as a meal. Obviously thats just me trying to justify eating crap in some kind of way but if you do struggle with discipline I would recommend 3 meals a day. With a low carb diet i didnt seem to suffer the energy slumps that I would usually get between meals.
I've never heard anyone bring up 6 meals a day, but I have done 5 and it worked very well. Honestly, If you don't have the dicipline to stick with something like that, you're not going to have the dicipline to stick to any good diet. If you do it right, after the 1st day or two, you don't get hungry at all. If anything, it gets dificult to make sure you eat so often. The key is to make sure that you are timing your meals right and that you're not eating very large portions. The only full meal you should have is dinner while on this diet, and it should still be realistic portions.
I've also noticed that there is some difference of opinion on weight lifting. Some say its the anti-fat cure all, some say that you're just going to put on more weight. The truth lies somewhere in the middle. You can lift and not add bulk as long as you're doing low weight/high reps. You must also keep in mind that muscle metabolises much faster than fat, so once again you are increasing your metabolism. Just make sure that you don't get so hung up on your lifting routine that you neglect to do cardio, which (aside from diet) is the most important aspect to losing weight.
Bottom line, decrease the amount of crap you put in your body, be more active to make your body burn more than it usualy does, and you can't go wrong.