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.
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