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She wrote, "How I Lost 25 Pounds in One Month"

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

I just read a post by Debra Moorhead entitled "How I Lost 25 Pounds in One Month".

Two quotes of note:

"But I did stick to my daily allowance of 1425 and did not go over – even if that meant going to bed hungry. I learned that it’s okay to be hungry every once in a while. Too many of us have the belief that if you’re hungry, there’s something wrong with you, when in reality it only means that your stomach is empty. It’s a physiological response – that’s it. It does not mean that you must eat right away!"


"I’m sure you’ve done that before; you find a really nice suit or something you like at the department store, try it on, it looks really good, but then you look at the price tag and put it back. You have no problem putting it back on the rack because the price is simply not worth it to you at this time. Eating can be exactly the same way; is what you’re about to consume really worth being overweight?"


Whereas losing that much weight is nice, I myself lost 17 pounds my first month of weight loss, people shouldn't expect that kind of weight loss. Especially if we look at weight loss of even larger amounts. It's better for your body to lose 1 to 2 pounds a week. Anything more can mean your body isn't getting the nutrients it needs, that there's something medically wrong with you, or that your skin won't be able to "shrink" back into an appropriate shape in time with the weight loss. Plus, so many people are different that to expect 25 pounds to be gone in one month can set someone up for disappointment.
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    1425 calories a day.
    If that's what she had to eat to get it off, that's what she'll need to eat to keep it off. sounds miserable. I know so many people try to loose weight by cutting their calories to a punitive number. Nice, gradual weight loss with a reasonable amount of calories is much better.
    2921 days ago
    What would have been more interesting to know, was how much of that 25 pounds gone was fat and how much was lean muscle? Studies show that if you lose weight quickly, you lose a percentage of lean muscle, which in the long run puts you in a poorer state of health and strength.

    The only way to prevent that is to exercise. I read this one study that showed that while Cardio will slow down the loss of lean muscle, only cardio and strength together stops the loss of lean muscle during dieting for weight loss.

    Oh well, some people always find somethings to put themselves out there as the One Who is the Miracle when it's just a common sense practice of eat less, exercise more.
    3448 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/17/2008 10:09:29 AM
    I agree with you. i hate when they have weight loss stuff on the radio and then at the end it says 'If you lose 10 pounds in 10 days discontinue use" because I feel like they say that so that people THINK that that's a possibility! Even if it IS it's NOT HEALTHY! So frustrating.

    I also feel sometimes like when I tell people how I've lost all of my weight (exercise and eating right) they are expecting that I had some miracle "cure" for fatness or something. And then they are disappointed when I tell them how I did it!

    It's crazy how the media can really mess up our view of whats healthy.
    3448 days ago
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