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11/30/12 9:40 A

I have just completed 3 months of my new lifestyle, and have lost 24 lbs, but I personally only started to feel better in my clothes this past month. Every person is different, but for most people losing weight depends about 70% on diet and 30 % of exercise.
What I suggest is that you keep working out, but really start being mindful of what you are eating. If you start to focus more on your diet such as eating more vegetables, less processed foods, less sugars you will definitely notice a bigger difference.
And also don't forget these things take time. You cannot expect to lose a lot of weight very quickly or feel super great about yourself within a week. These things take time, consistency and motivation. You did not put the weight on over night, and therefore you cannot lose it like that either. Best of luck!

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11/30/12 9:02 A

It can take over a month to actually see results. But, it has to start with your diet. For right now, track everything you eat. Measure, weigh, etc. See where you are in your calorie ranges. Are you under? Over? Over by a lot? Then, look at what you're eating and when. Can you make a swap? Can you do smaller portions. Gradually make changes until you're within your nutritional ranges provided by SP. Fruit and veggies for snacks. Low carb, whole wheat bread instead of white, low/nonfat dairy instead of full fat. Use leaner cuts of meat, etc. Also, I try not to drink many of my calories. No juices or high calorie drinks other than the occaisional skinny latte or a protein shake.

Edited by: JENMC14 at: 11/30/2012 (09:05)

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11/30/12 8:55 A

Eat clean, no processed foods, green fed meat (if you eat meat), lots of water.

watch your emotions-- know your trigger foods-- chew your food-- don't eat in front of the tv-- make each meal special in its own right.

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11/30/12 8:18 A

Today I completed day 7 of level 1 and am not noticing any results yet. I have not significantly changed my eating habits though and know they could be better. Suggestions on the diet side of the program??

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