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Dr. Oz's show today the most informative one EVER!!

Friday, May 10, 2013

All I can say is Wow! Finally the formula for weight loss.

Ok it is said that if you multiply 12 x Your weight. That is your calorie maintenance if you want to stay at that weight Examples: 12 x 200 = 2400. If you want to lose you can go below that to guarantee to lose the weight, but no one should ever go below 1200 in order to maintain a healthy weight loss, and rev the metabolism. If your an average weight, lets say 130 x 12 = 1560, you have to keep it at 1560 in order to maintain it at that weight, you go less then your looking at being too thin. My goal is 145 so I would be maintaining with a calorie count of 1740 calories. YIPPEE!! So much more excited now!!!

I am so jazzed to know this, it's going to make my journey even easier. I was never sure of maintenance and I am now, is this cool or what!!!!

I know Spark has an idea of what one is able to eat in calories with the nutritional guide, but this seemed to make it so much more acceptable.

And Chris the author of this particular formula had some great meal starters for the day, he says we should all start eating 30 minutes after we wake up, not breakfast but like a snack.
And that we should eat 6 times a day.

Chris Powells weight loss blueprint.

Thank goodness for Sparks nutritional guide, where we can see how many calories we are eating in a day.

I am going to write in to Dr. Oz's show and see if they are aware of SPARKPEOPLE. I would think it will be great if the show did a segment on the weight loss journeys of the success stories we have on here. And of course all our Spark Teams including "Dr. Oz

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One thing I didn't agree on was the one day of the week called a splurge day where you can eat something sinful. I could never, it would start a binge with me, once I put sugar back into my system, the word moderation which he used, would fly out the window. Sugar is a trigger for me. I don't think there should ever be a "free" day, maybe if your at your goal, and are pretty athletic, but that would not work for most of us. Sorry Chris, but that didn't fly! lol How many of us can eat just one cookie or one chip, only those with super powers that can say no to the second one, not this chickie.

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    We have to know our boundaries and be honest with ourselves. thanks for posting.
    1801 days ago
    Too simple. I'd have to eat 2760 to maintain by that formula, and I don't eat nearly that much most days. I should be wasting away.
    1804 days ago
    What a great, simple formula! It's so nice to have something to shoot for: I know what I want to weigh, so if I maintain the amount of calories needed for that weight, I am naturally going to lose weight at my current weight. Genius!
    1804 days ago
    I like that too! Thanks so much for sharing the formula. I will do it. emoticon
    Love, Chelsea
    1804 days ago
    I find this formula to be our true caloric intake to lose weight. For the past 2 weeks I've been eating more than my usual 1200 calorie allowance, and I've lost 2 pounds. I will definitely follow this plan.....thanks for sharing.
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    1804 days ago
    I love all the good health information on Dr. Oz. Thanks for the update.
    1804 days ago
  • SKATER787
    I think they have found that they could get more people to try and stick to the program if they have the splurge day. A very strict program turns off a lot of people for they know that they can't follow it. Most of the time, I eat my own cooking, but when I go out with others, I splurge with the rest of them. They just provide an outlet in their program.
    1804 days ago
  • FISHER011
    Great blog! thanks for sharing!
    1804 days ago
    I would love to believe this is true, but I do believe that if I ate 1600 calories a day (my formula), I would gain weight. I still may try it for a while, BUT, I don't agree with the splurge day at all for me. My one splurge day would grow into a full-blown week! Thanks so much for the info.
    1804 days ago
    Thanks for the info. Sounds good!
    1804 days ago
    If I ate 12x my weight, I'd gain about two pounds a week - I'm sorry, that doesn't work for me.
    1804 days ago
    How could he NOT know about Sparkpeople???
    1804 days ago
  • MJ7DM33
    1804 days ago
    Brooklyn, this formula isn't complicated like Sparks is. I am fine with 12 x . Much simpler. I do eat within the guides lines Spark has set for me.
    It was mind blowing trying to understand how the calculations that Spark has set forth.
    For people like myself, I like to keep things just a bit easier, some of us are not that gifted in calculating and including, stature BMI and what not. This just seemed like a dream come true.
    1804 days ago
    That's a good general formula and I don't agree with a planned "splurge day" either. I don't deprive myself but have never set a particular day to to eat whatever.

    Of course the general formula doesn't consider age or metabolism, so you still have to tweak for your own special circumstances.

    When I was starting out I checked out what formula SP was using to give me my ranges. They consider gender and age and basic metabolism.

    The link is here.

    Good luck and hang in there!
    1805 days ago
    Thanks for the formula interesting.

    As far as a free day I have two, one on a wednesday with no exercise and then sunday with no exercise or food restriction. I have found that I can eat cake or cookie if I just have a small piece.

    I was putting on weight on those days but not now. I keep to my allowances and am seeing a drop which is great.
    1805 days ago
    Great blog...thanks for sharing!
    1805 days ago
    Simple, Easy way to watch your calories!
    1805 days ago
    Saw it too. Wonderful information. Actually have it recorded as well so I can take notes. I always do that!

    1805 days ago
    Thanks for the thoughtfulness.¢¾
    1805 days ago
    Nice! Thanks for sharing that info. emoticon
    1805 days ago
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