Okay, I agree with what Nicole is saying. I have altered my diet, drink water instead of soda, etc., skip dessert, check restaurant nutrition online before going out to eat, exercise intensely--studio Zumba, eliptical, weights, you name it I probably do it. But after all this hard work, I still have trouble losing because my thyroid in underactive due to Grave's disease. I had to have radiation to it, so now I take medication but I don't thin the doctor's can actually go by the numbers of a blood test. If they were so accurate, why am I not losing any more weight? I met my goal only because of bariatric surgery and all the above. It's so frustrating to work out 4-5 days a week (somtimes 5) and find the scale saying, "You got to work harder, baby, to get me to move"!!!
I agree with those that say this is meant for a person new to food changes and exercise. If a person were drinking their calories and were sedentary, these simple changes would create a calorie deficit that could equate to 1lb a week. For those that already have eliminated those sugary drinks and have started an exercise program it takes a little more to keep those pounds coming off. I also agree that the scale should only be one means of measuring your success. Even if the scale stays the same your body will probably be losing inches (my case specifically- I went from an apple to a pear (darn hips and thighs) but the scale stayed the same). This would be a non-intimidating way to make a couple of small changes to get started and build upon. Perseverance is the key.
7/8/2014 6:36:20 PM
I think the suggestions are a great start for folks who are not active.
This probably sets wrong expectations in many people's minds...! Everyone loses weight at a different pace. I honestly dont think this would make you lose a pound a week, though its surely a super healthy habbit to get into and build up on!
Very misleading! I haven't had soda in over 10 years and I walk well over 10 minutes a day (60-90 minutes) and I'm lucky I'm losing 1 lb a month! It's not my diet either, zero junk food and my meals are balanced and portioned, so don't try blaming that. Every body is different and to claim a 1 lb loss a week is that easy is as bad as any weight loss pill/plan claim!
Shame on you SparkPeople!
5/28/2014 8:03:30 AM
I reduce my soda intake to special occasins only..I will start walking a mile a day I'll let you know by the end of the week if I lost that 1 pound
Gee, I'd like to think it is so easy. But, I'm trying anew so I guess I will try water and walking with tracking food. It's as good a place to start as any other. And honestly it sounds doable. Water and walking, yes, I think I can do that each day.
5/18/2014 9:08:50 PM
If only it was this simple!
5/18/2014 8:01:36 AM
I agree with some of the other comments that the one pound loss a week isn't always true. I also strictly adhere to 1200 to 1500 calories a day and walk 90 minutes. Initially I lost weight. After the first 15 pounds I began plateauing. Seems I would loose a couple pounds and then plateau for 2-3 weeks. I still stuck with the program as I know I feel better and my clothes fit better. DON'T LET THE SCALE BE YOUR ONLY MOTIVATOR. You can do it!
A lot of us are routine exercisers. And for those who don't exercise and who do drink calorie laden beverages, these tips are absolutely true, and this video is intended to encourage them. We all have to start somewhere. Big changes happen for those who need to shed a great deal of weight. And success in the beginning can start a personal revolution for change. Drink water, and you might find you like like not feeling sluggish, such as when you drink sugared drinks. Keep moving, and you'll feel better, and you might find you want to keep moving. Here's to the Power in Momentum!
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