All I can say is Wow! Finally the formula for weight loss.
Ok it is said that if you multiply 12 x Your weight. That is your calorie maintenance if you want to stay at that weight Examples: 12 x 200 = 2400. If you want to lose you can go below that to guarantee to lose the weight, but no one should ever go below 1200 in order to maintain a healthy weight loss, and rev the metabolism. If your an average weight, lets say 130 x 12 = 1560, you have to keep it at 1560 in order to maintain it at that weight, you go less then your looking at being too thin. My goal is 145 so I would be maintaining with a calorie count of 1740 calories. YIPPEE!! So much more excited now!!!
I am so jazzed to know this, it's going to make my journey even easier. I was never sure of maintenance and I am now, is this cool or what!!!!
I know Spark has an idea of what one is able to eat in calories with the nutritional guide, but this seemed to make it so much more acceptable.
And Chris the author of this particular formula had some great meal starters for the day, he says we should all start eating 30 minutes after we wake up, not breakfast but like a snack.
And that we should eat 6 times a day.
Chris Powells weight loss blueprint.
Thank goodness for Sparks nutritional guide, where we can see how many calories we are eating in a day.
I am going to write in to Dr. Oz's show and see if they are aware of SPARKPEOPLE. I would think it will be great if the show did a segment on the weight loss journeys of the success stories we have on here. And of course all our Spark Teams including "Dr. Oz
One thing I didn't agree on was the one day of the week called a splurge day where you can eat something sinful. I could never, it would start a binge with me, once I put sugar back into my system, the word moderation which he used, would fly out the window. Sugar is a trigger for me. I don't think there should ever be a "free" day, maybe if your at your goal, and are pretty athletic, but that would not work for most of us. Sorry Chris, but that didn't fly! lol How many of us can eat just one cookie or one chip, only those with super powers that can say no to the second one, not this chickie.