I am afraid I have to agree with the other posts. I walk 2 miles a day (15-19 min) and I drink water, not soda and I track my food and I am averaging about .8 to 1 pound a week. If I did just what was suggested here, I would be losing nothing a week.
There is nothing wrong with the suggestions but it takes a deficit of 3,500 a week to lose 1 lb. I don't believe anyone burns that many calories in a 10 min walk and forsaking a few sodas a week.
The suggestions are valid but don't tie them into unrealistic expectations.
4/30/2014 11:40:14 PM
Sorry but this doesn't work for me. Otherwise I would have lost 4 pounds last month instead the scale didn't budge. Good idea and I hope it works for some, I'm not one of those that can loose by walking just ten minutes a day. Takes a lot more effort for me. I have five pounds to lose and I know for me it means I have to rev up the exercise to make it happen.
I echo the other comments here that drinking H2O and walking 10 min a day will NOT result in losing a lb a week! I am training like an animal--- 75 min of hard cardio + 45 min heavy strength training + some other lighter activity (yoga, swimming, walking.) I do this most days, plus watch my diet carefully / counting calories, and I am not even losing 1 lb per week! Realistic expectations are everything. Without them, people give up in frustration. Oh, and I rarely drink anything except water, black coffee, and black tea (no sweeteners, real or artificial.)
I agree with NickyCrane completely! A ten minute walk and drinking more water isn't going to be enough for the average person to lose a pound a week! I understand wanting to make it sound easy but at least be realistic.
Nicole, you are great, and I am a fan of your videos. But I feel it is misleading to suggest that drinking water and walking 10 mins a day will automatically enable you to shed a pound a week! There are little thhings like disciplined eating that are also essential! Tho I do agree that you can save hundreds of calories by drinking water, and burn a few by walking. Good, important tips, but by themselves no guarantee of weight loss...
4/16/2014 2:42:19 PM
I'm starting all over and I love water I often add lemon or lime or both. and when I'm bored with that I start adding apple or grapes whatever fruit I can get my hands on!!! In the morning I also like to have hot water with honey and lemon for my first cup of water.
I am doing great with my water however I need to work on my walking at least 10 mins a day! Due to this cold weather I wasn't able to go out and walk. Now that it is getting warmer I will definitely do this!
3/24/2014 9:05:10 AM
Am starting again..been easing my way back to exercising Now I will add walking a mile a day. I rarely drink soda so I guess saying goodbye permanently would be no big deal.
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