I am losing weight so slowly it's laughable: one pound in a month!! I've been drinking only water, coffee and maybe 2 c of fat free almond milk for years, and exercise 3-4 times a week 30 minutes or more with at least 35 pounds to lose. I'm 70 now, somewhat disabled, Type 1 diabetes yada, yada. Keep goin'? You betcha.
A good tip for beginners. I have pretty much eliminated all beverages other than water, coffee and iced tea (no milk or sugar) and walk between 4-5 miles a day. I am not losing weight anymore. I am within 10 pounds of my goal weight and have been here for ages.
Although this is a good tip, it does not work for everyone. I have changed out all drinks to water and workout at a minum of 30 minutes per day. In addition, I limit between meal snack to something healthy. Unfortunately, even doing this, I have not been able to loose any weight. Even though I am not loosing weight at this time, my clothes are much looser due to the exercising. Even if I am not loosing weight, I will not go back to drinking calories as I like water much better.
Of course if you already exercise an hour a day and don't drink soda, this won't work for you.
But if you are mostly sedentary (and come on, any advice telling people to walk 10 minutes a day is obviously aimed at someone who is sedentary) and you do drink sugary drinks (say a 20 oz per day, which is 240 calories, after seven days you've consumed almost 1700 calories which is half a pound) - this *does* work. I should know. Cutting out sugary soda and exercise 15 minutes a day is what I've changed so far. I've lost 20 pounds over 4 months, so about a pound a week is right. Sometimes baby steps help. After all, it's about making changes you can live with the rest of your life.
This advice must be for someone just starting out and at a VERY heavy weight at that. This video should be listed as "first steps" All the folks who are not newbies to this site should know that. Don't be haters. But as a suggestion to SP - maybe you should start rating some of the videos in segments: Beginner, Novice, Experienced, Wannabe Athlete, etc...
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