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JENNILACEY
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2/27/14 5:33 A

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I agree with everything SlimmerKiwi has told you.

Also, did you know that when you first begin an exercise program that your muscles will retain more fluid? This can often mask any fat loss on the scale for up to 6 weeks.

Weight loss is a slow process. Be patient. Try to focus on other goals that include improvements to your health and fitness ability in the meantime and have other ways to measure your progress.

To be honest, I think all those supplements are hogwash. Weight loss basically comes down to calories in vs. calories out. We have to keep in mind though that our bodies are largely composed of fluid weight and not just fat weight so the scale is not always the best indication of our progress. Keep in mind that eating too little can actually harm your weight loss goals and slow weight loss. You can only push your body so hard before it goes into defensive mode.

Having a strict diet is setting yourself up for failure. Not only will it be hard to stick to and probably leave you feeling deprived which can lead to overeating later but if you cannot see yourself maintaining this sort of diet after weight loss, the weight will creep back in when you return to old eating habits. Eat in a way you can see yourself eating for life and don't over restrict your calories in an attempt to have faster weight loss, this never works in the long run.


Take your focus off the Marshmallow.

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"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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SLIMMERKIWI
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2/27/14 12:52 A



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Yes - I have a suggestion ..... give those weight-loss supplements the heave-ho. Strict diets are also notorious for setting a person up to fail. You are FAR better off to learn to eat healthy food, in healthy portions, and a healthy balance of nutrients. This is about a HEALTHY lifestyle, not a 'quick fix' or even a potentially dangerous fix (as in supplements).

Below is a link that you may find helpful:
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Unfortunately, where it comes to weight-loss, it is your body which decides where the weight will come off. All we can do is eat well, and get some exercise. Strength Training Exercises will help to tone your muscles, and brisk exercise like walking/jogging etc., will help to burn the calories for weight-loss, but MOST of weight-loss comes down to nutrition.

Don't be tempted to UNDEReat, and don't be tempted to skip meals. Both of those things will come back to bite you in the butt later on.

Good luck
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2/26/14 11:33 P

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I am currently taking the (weight loss 4) ingredients of ( Green coffee bean extract, Raspberry ketones, Garcinia Cambogia, white mulberry. I heard it has had some great results for some, but then again everyone's body is different. I do go the the gym 6 days a week. but its like im not seeing any new results, especially around my mid section. I have great legs but need help in other areas as well. I have just started 2 days ago a strict diet of ( fruit, yogurt, nuts,) Does anyone have any suggestions as to help me with my weight problem?



 
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