I would say a bit simple. Easy way to get some spark points but nothing new.
9/2/2014 10:23:10 AM
Thanks for the TIP(S)!
9/2/2014 10:09:21 AM
Good suggestions for some however, I was hoping for something a little more useful... I walk my dog and always drink water because I like to chew my calories without losing a pound a week. Sure wish it really worked that way.
I've been doing the 2/5 intermittent fasting (FastDiet) and lost 20 pounds quite easily. Haven't really lost more but, haven't gained it back either and I eat whatever I want on the other 5 days. Since I've been fasting (500 calories) 2 non-consecutive days a week for over a year, it's become my habit for life.
I agree with most of these comments- if you already don't indulge in sodas and sweets and eat healthy meals and exercise this is not gonna make you lose a pound a week. There are weeks I don't lose and even gain weight and I move more than 10 mins a day.
This is good advice for anyone getting started on a healthy lifestyle. I understand those complaining that it didnít work for them. I was one of those people drinking only water and running 20 miles per week plus many other fitness activities. No, I didnít lose BUT if I hadnít been doing those things I would probably have weighed much more.
Finally I had to buy a food scale. Thatís was the source of my self- deception Ė my unrealistic ideas of ďportion.Ē If you enter 1 serving in the food tracker and itís really 2 or more, that isnít going to work. If you have a medical condition that impacts metabolism, thatís a special case.
8/26/2014 11:30:43 PM
I agree with KZINRRET. I stick to my caloric goal, exercise at least 100 min a week and don't drink any soda. Yet my substantial extra weight doesn't want to "get lost!" I get incredibly frustrated because even when I was working out 5 days a week for 2 hours or more it wouldn't leave me. And I do eat right, (most of the time), cooking from scratch and not eating out, etc. etc.
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!
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