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4/30/13 5:24 A

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I have been doing the Body by Vi challenge for just over 2 weeks now. I am getting a little discouraged. I started at 149.6 and after 2 weeks have not lost any weight. I do the shake in the morning and at lunch and eat a healthy dinner with a snack after. I do not always have a snack after the shake in the morning and lunch. I weighed myself after 1 week and weighed 152 lbs. I don't understand if I am doing this , how I am gaining weight and not losing it. I have talked to a few people who are doing the challenge and the results are the same. Please, please , please....can someone help me...I would like to lose about 30 lbs. and am about ready to give up. I was never a great eater and have been down to a size 1-3 about 3 yrs. ago, mainly due to stress...and never ever ate breakfast or lunch....this is just starting to bring me down. HELPPPPPP :(

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3/28/13 1:22 P

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I personally believe that keeping track of calories, fat, carbs, etc. is important no matter your plan, if you're wanting to lose weight, at least until you get the portions under control, as well as your impulse eating. I've just started the Vi shakes today, which a friend bought me for my birthday. I talked with a promoter about advice & was concerned that she said she keeps her shakes lower than 200cals. What is your take on your calorie allowance with the shakes? To me, 200 just seemed really low if you're replacing 2 meals at 200 cals each, but hey! She's the one that's lost all the weight! The shakes ARE yummy though! :) I'm a little nervous about what will happen when I've spent a month depending on these shakes & then I'm unable to purchase more, but we will see! :)

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KATSAMCAMSMOM1's Photo KATSAMCAMSMOM1 Posts: 72
1/21/13 10:25 P

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I am back here on Spark for like the 5th time.....now doing the shakes cuz my dad bought them and was always hungry and fell off the wagon....so now I inherited two bags of the shake mix. I really like them but am having to count my calories too so I don't go overboard!!

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MRSGROUCHO's Photo MRSGROUCHO SparkPoints: (8,955)
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1/11/13 7:11 P

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I definitely started tracking AND using 2 shakes a day. I've never been very good at moderation and have either eaten way too much or way to little so for me, I definitely need to track no matter what.




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SAMMYDIZZLE81's Photo SAMMYDIZZLE81 Posts: 220
1/7/13 6:12 P

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Track your calories make sure you're eating enough I have a shake for breakfast a fiber bar for snack then shake for lunch then I do 1 serving of mozzarella cheez its-then I eat dinner-and either fruit or pudding for dessert...although some days I change it up.

I found that you have to count calories the first day I did it I was so hungry and realized that I wasn't eating enough...I try to keep it around 1200 but i'm also 281 lbs lol


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10/30/12 8:44 P

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For me, tracking is critical to making sure I'm eating enough and getting all the nutrition I need. I do two shakes, but I track those shakes including whatever mix-ins I use (fruit, peanut butter, liquid of choice, etc.). I'm finding so far, my food choices have been a little high in fat and a little low on carbs, so I'll be watching that. I think tracking also keeps you accountable. It doesn't take much time, but it gives you a good picture of how you're fueling your body.

Geared up and gung-ho for my first 90-day challenge. Walking 5-days a week and eating sensibly. Gonna do this!


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9/1/12 10:19 A

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I think once you've added some snacks in and start to feel the energy that you'll get the hunger and emptiness will disappear. Now we all feel empty sometimes even after we've just eaten a large meal. When you feel empty drink a glass of water and wait about 15 minutes if you still think you are hungry have a handful of nuts or a piece of fruit or some veggies. I think you'll find the weight disappearing pretty effortlessly. I know that mine did at first. I lost 30 lbs without even trying. My sister has lost over 50 and doesn't exercise at all. Just what movement she gets during a normal day. Let me know if there is anything else I can help with.



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SARACASTRO28 Posts: 2
8/27/12 8:57 P

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Thanks you so much for responding! Yes I am doing 2 shakes a day because I hear that it is more effective that way. I am also tracking my calories and I am within range but I dont know if I should try to do some fresh fruit or nuts or something in between ? I am trying to lose about 55 lbs and really wanna stick with this. My hubby is also doing it and he said he was hungry too but I am thinking its because its our first day also!

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8/27/12 8:44 P

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Welcome to the challenge and to our team.
As for counting calories, that is totally up to you and whether you feel like you're staying in range or not. Are you doing 1 shake or 2 per day?
If you are doing 2 per day then I'm pretty sure you are staying in range, unless you are just pigging out on your one meal.
As for the being hungry, how are you fixing your shakes? Be sure you are having a couple of healthy snacks during the day and make sure you get plenty of water. Some people feel empty and hungry for a couple of days when they first start, but that usually goes away. If you are still feeling hungry after about a week. You might start tracking to make sure that you are getting enough calories.
I hope that these suggestions have helped you. Let us know what else we can do to help you on your journey to better health and fitness.



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SARACASTRO28 Posts: 2
8/27/12 8:05 P

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Just started the challenge and wondering if I should still be counting calories while on this? Also I am so HUNGRY!!!!!! !Any advice on how to curb my cravings? I don't like to feel so empty! Any advice would be awesome :-)

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