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CMCOLLINS88 SparkPoints: (333)
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5/19/13 10:38 A

Hey! I'm starting a FB accountability challenge with Turbofire on June 3 is you are interested? I'm taking up to 5 people in the group and need just another spot or two filled. Let me know if you are interested? This might help you shed those pounds by being accountable to others. Email me if you are interested! We'd love to have you!:)

-CORAL- SparkPoints: (40,297)
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5/17/13 12:23 P

Counting calories is key. Anytime anyone starts talking about how they feel like they are eating a sensible diet but aren't losing weight, this is a big red flag. Weight loss is mostly dietary, and the exercise is a supplement.

KCLARK89 SparkPoints: (44,612)
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5/17/13 12:20 P

I had the same problem; I figured since it was high intensity I could kind of eat what I wanted. Bad idea :)

I am doing a hybrid of Turbo and ChaLEAN Extreme and started re-tracking what I'm eating to help. That has made a WORLD of difference! But I'm also close to where I want to be weight-wise, so my body isn't changing like many others are.

STDWYNWEN SparkPoints: (11,748)
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5/16/13 12:14 P


I would agree, you should count your calories too (like you did last time) if you're looking for similar results.

It could be you're eating too much and not creating the same deficit as last time.
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You're eating too little for the activity level.

MEGAPEEJ Posts: 732
5/16/13 11:54 A

There are a couple quotes you'll see around here quite a bit - "weight loss is 80% diet", and you can't out-exercise a bad diet". Even if you didn't have to count calories last time you did turbofire (maybe you were eating at or barely above maintenance), it sounds like there are different factors at play and you'll see more success if you track your intake. Plus, you'll learn good habits so that the weight is less likely to make its way back 2 years from now.

It's great that you feel more fit and healthy! But if weight loss is your goal, step one is looking at your food.

KEHAND7952 Posts: 2
5/16/13 11:16 A

Hello all! Anyone out there using Chalene's turbo fire?

I have done the program before about two years ago. At that time, I was getting ready for my wedding. Religiously followed the schedule and counted calories....was able to lose about 25 lbs and was ecstatic with the results over about 5 months.

Now the weight is back, and I'm doing the program again. This time, my life is busier. I'm slowly working my way through the schedule, but sometimes one week takes me two weeks to complete. I'm not counting calories, but feel like I am eating sensibly. I'm now at week 9 (which has taken me about 3 months). I definitely feel more fit, and I know my endurance/stamina has increased. However, I have not lost a single pound; and still wearing the same size in clothes. I tried taking measurements; those are not much different either. (Maybe a 1/2 in here and there?)

Last time I did turbo fire, I felt like it was so effective I would have lost weight even without counting calories. Was I wrong? Anyone else have a similar experience? Any words of wisdom?

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