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5/17/14 5:58 P

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5/16/14 11:55 P

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Hi - welcome to SP.

Unfortunately, a lot of people think that using something like a Nutri Bullet, or having protein shakes, etc. is what will get them to lose weight. Weight-loss doesn't actually work like that.

You are best to weigh all of your food for increased accuracy, and enter it all into the nutrition tracker. This will ensure that you not only meet your calories range, but also the fats/protein/carbs range that is recommended, too.

Don't be tempted to under-eat. This is a mistake that a lot of people make, but it only compounds the problem by slowing your metabolism down further.

The other thing I feel is important to mention, is that weight-loss doesn't generally work as quickly as that. It isn't uncommon for a person to sit around the same weight for a few weeks. It doesn't mean that you are doing anything wrong, OR that it just isn't working. There will be a lot of positives going on inside, too. Things like your Cholesterol level and HbA1c (if they were a problem to start with); your BP; the condition of your hair/skin; the quality of your sleep; your energy and fitness levels (re improved mobilization/exercise regime), and the fit of your clothes. In fact, I would go so far as to say that how your clothes fit is the best indicator that you can have for yourself.

Ensure that you get some exercise into your day - not just walks/runs, but also strength-training ones using some weights etc. This will help to develop muscle which in turn burns fat more quickly.

Don't make the changes - nutrition or exercise - quickly. Baby steps is what is recommended. This means changing just one or two things to start with and allowing your mind/body to get used to them before adding something else to the mix. One day you will suddenly realize how far you have come and you will be sooo proud of yourself.

The other thing to consider is how much weight you need to lose. The closer you are to your body's ideal weight, the slower the loss will be. Don't aim for an aggressive weight-loss. The slow ones are best. They are far more likely to stay off. My own weight-loss was slow - it took 16 months to lose the first 50lb, I sat on that for a year enjoying my new clothes, before I decided to move on down again. I have now been maintaining my goal for 3 years. I STILL weigh and measure all of my food to ensure that I stay there :-)



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5/16/14 10:31 P

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SP can really give you that balanced lifestyle, and you won't feel hungry, at least I don't and I'm not able to eat everything that I'm suppose to eat. The package isn't only a balanced lifestyle change, but exercising, also! You'll notice that I didn't say DIEt, you see the first three letters, plus it has a beginning date and an ending date, and 9 times out of 10 people fail either by not making it to the end date or if they do, then they quit and gain all the weight back and then some. This is actually a lifestyle change you'll be going through. This is something that you'll have to do for the rest of your life. I actually had to change my eating habits around my lifestyle and it's worked quite well. I won't sugar coat it, this is a hard journey, but the longer you stick with it, the easier it becomes. If there is anything I can do for you, just HOLLER and I'll do be best I can to give you a hand up!!!

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5/16/14 9:22 P

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Hi I have been doing the nutra bullet for breakfast for two weeks, salad for lunch and a limited amount of carbs for dinner. I am finding the scale doesn't move so I want to try spark people to get a balance diet without feeling hungry. Please send any help or suggestion to get me started.

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