"Toning" is marketing muscles to women who are afraid if they pick up a barbell, they'll leave the gym looking like She-Hulk. It doesn't happen, what does happen is you get results. Lifting Barbie weights does nothing but waste time.
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All of these fad diets have one thing in common:
Short term changes that are intended to bring about fast weight loss, but don't teach you sustainable eating patterns.
What I like about Sparkpeople is it teaches you to eat a healthy, balanced diet that revolves around moderation... not crash diets, restrictive rules, nor elimination of entire food groups.
This is the article that changed how I viewed weight loss:
I would never encourage the use of an eating plan that is "painful" and a "bear". There are many healthy ways to lose weight. I suggest a more balanced plan that includes meat/lean protein, fruits, veggies, lowfat dairy, whole grains....a variety of tasty foods, makes weigh loss easier and longterm.
Becky SP Registered Dietitian
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331 6/3/13 2:55 P
Anyone try this diet/ULCD from Bob Harper as a predecessor to the 20 simple rules? I'm in day 2 now, but find that I'm eating a ton, but it's all no cal greens. It averages to about 1200 cals which is the min, and only for 3 weeks, but it's a bear.
Also, guy's 1.5 portion structure makes just eating painful. I'll keep updating if people are interested, but wondered if anyone else has tried this and has any thoughts.
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