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4/29/19 2:53 P

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I lost the weight with Sp Nutrition & Exercise trackers,
and I kept it off for almost 2 years also with them.
It worked for me and it works for many Sparkers.
I still maintain my weight, but no need to count calories because I know my portions by heart.


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58 +- 1 kg /// 128 +-2 pounds
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Maintenance Lessons Learned:
-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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ALASKINI's Photo ALASKINI SparkPoints: (47,069)
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4/28/19 3:03 A

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Goals: Bring my blood sugar below 6.5; make it a habit to exercise/move/play at least 15 minutes per day working up to 45 minutes; increase my strength, flexibility and mobility to AVOID back surgery & again ENJOY life; learn to love my body as it is, kick the old baggage out the door, and LIVE while I still can!


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8/13/18 11:24 P

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IMO the biggest reason MATH is NOT the answer to weight loss is that the body is NOT a human calculator! emoticon
There are plenty of articles that explain (as well as "The Obesity Code") that weight issues for many people tend to be hormonal & tied to all sorts of inside-body interactions!

fitmania.com/calories-in-calories-out-why-
that-doesnt-work/


www.caloriegate.com/calories-in-calories-o
ut/11-experts-demolish-the-calories-in
-calories-out-cico-model-of-obesity


rebootedbody.com/calories/


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8/11/18 6:25 P

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Yes, it is. I found it to be quite credible with lots of food for thought.

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8/10/18 6:53 P

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Is the Obesity Code by Dr Jason Fung?

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4/27/18 9:32 P

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Stick with your program and be leary of outrageous claims. I too was doing the Metformin dosage you mention as well as Glipizide four years ago and am now off meds altogether. Weight loss and exercise are the keys. Do what works. If one thing doesn't or it does at first and then slows down, try another and keep going till you have the combination you are comfortable with. The big secret is simple. (Not easy, but simple.) Never.Ever.Quit! Welcome to SparkPeople!

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Dave A.- South Central PA, USA

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4/27/18 9:15 P

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I was encouraged by my Endocrinologist to read The Obesity Code and to try it for 2 months. I started on April 9, 2018 and to date, April 27, 2018, I am down 23 lbs. I have PCOS and insulin resistance, which I take 1000 mg of Metformin daily. I have chosen to fast on Thursdays and Saturdays, 24 hr fasts. So, I eat dinner on Wednesday and then nothing to eat until dinner on Thursday and the same for Friday into Saturday. I have tried several different things to lose weight and this one has really worked for me. My starting weight was 341 in January 2018 and today at my doctor's appt. I weighed in at 318.



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8/5/17 1:27 A

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It's a whole lot of things. I use the sixteen hour daily fast. You can do that or fast one, two or even three days a week. Do some reading before you try it. You'll get all sorts of variations on the theme. Most consider fasting to be a day where you eat about 20% of your normal calorie intake. That is why I questioned the original poster because, in order to know that, you have to be restricting calories at least on your fast days. You still have to know how many calories are going in on all days in order for it to work. If you eat 500 calories on two days and 3500 calories on the other five, it's not going to work unless you're really, really heavy.

I chose the 16 / 8 protocol because I *do* still count calories and now only eat two meals a day. That makes everything simpler for me, but everybody is different. You may find a whole day fast several times a week easier? Find what works for you.

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Dave A.- South Central PA, USA

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By ntermittent fasting you mean 1-2 days a week?

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8/4/17 9:57 A

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I just read part of this book for free through Google books. I found it to be a load of crap. Yes losing weight through calorie counting takes time and dedication. But most people if they overeat, they're going to gain weight. A lot of people eat when they're bored or depressed and not hungry. They're going to gain weight. That's what gets people to600+ pounds. Calorie counting is going to take time and patience to work. You aren't going to lose 50 pounds in 8 weeks. You aren't going to lose100 pounds in12 weeks. I was recommended to read this book by someone on here on my post about weight loss surgery because at this point that's my option. I can't fast intermittently. I'm on metformin for pcos and insulin resistance. So unless I want to have a hypoglycemic attack and pass out, that's not an option for me. I appreciate the recommendation, but I feel like I wasted my time reading that little sample.

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8/4/17 9:34 A

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I've lost 41 lbs counting calories.

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8/3/17 8:07 P

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" Regarding calorie reduction. After trying everything, and reading a lot, I don't believe this is the answer any more."
Strange...counting my calories has certainly worked for me! Here I am, almost at goal weight, and the only fasting I've ever done is before I go in for required fasting lab testing...!

I accept that a lot of people have good luck with I.F.... Questions remain though as to whether it can become a true Lifestyle for them, or simply a tool to restrict their eating while losing weight. One of the biggest downfalls I see with it is applying those eating principles in a broad range of social situations.... If you've decided that you will ONLY eat between say 10am and 6pm...how are you going to do when you're invited out to breakfast with visiting family, or to their home for dinner or the potluck doesn't start until 7pm? Or your work schedule changes? Putting restrictive limits on my Life just doesn't work for me.
All the best as you find your own long-term path!
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8/3/17 2:16 P

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Find what works for you, your lifestyle, and your body.

For me, a big part of it is exercise. I can count calories all day long, I can track every nibble, lick, and sniff, but if I'm not active, that's only going to get me so far. My body has conditioned itself for activity (I was very active most of my life until about 7 years ago), and activity will make or break my weight loss - technically they say 80% eating, 20% working out, but for my body, it seems a little more like 60/40. I still have to eat smart, but there's a massive difference with regular activity.

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8/3/17 10:32 A

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Personally calorie counting works for me. For years I've tracked my food and paid attention to the calories AND the quality of the food. IMO it made a big difference when I gradually moved to eating mostly real food, and more plants.
This approach helped me to lose and maintain an 85 lb weight loss.

One size doesn't fit all in terms of weight loss; however the old rule of we need to take in fewer calories than we need still holds true.

Persistence is more important than perfection.

Don't assume your freedoms are assured.

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8/3/17 8:32 A

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I think that calorie counting with this app has helped me realize that losing weight is a math problem,, you must eat fewer calories that you use. (I hope I said that right.) I can eat everything I desire but not the entire pizza, cake, pie, roast beef, turkey gravy boat.....or what ever food it may be. I have a great tracker that allows me to see patterns in my weight loss that relate to food.

I need this also because I am a diabetic and need to keep my blood glucose number within range.

On my way to my new normal.


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It's great that you've found something that works for you when it comes to weight loss. Here's a good article about IF if others want to read more:

www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutrition_art
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I agree with the previous poster that IF still involves calorie counting, and to say that calorie reduction doesn't work in the long run is a very blanket statement. Everyone needs to figure out what works best for them when it comes to weight loss, and we've had thousands of members on our site lose large amounts of weight with calorie counting. Everyone is different.

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7/25/17 2:34 A

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I think your interpretation is off by a little or something. You still have to reduce calories to lose weight. Intermittent fasting can help make that process easier for some people, but you can't continue to eat two 2,000 calorie meals daily and not gain weight, even if you fast for sixteen hours every day.

I've been doing the 8/16 protocol for some time now and it works for me, but I still count calories religiously. Some people can't do it for a variety of reasons, but for those who can, it's a blessing. If you are losing weight, you're either reducing or burning calories (or both) whether you're aware of it or not.

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Hello. Whatever exercise you do, make sure it's something manageable. Don't overdo and injure yourself. Regarding calorie reduction. After trying everything, and reading a lot, I don't believe this is the answer any more. I was super dedicated fir 8 weeks and lost next to nothing, then 4 weeks ago started intermittent fasting, and now steady, consistent weight loss every week. There are two books I'd recommend if you want to read up on this. One is The Fast Diet, by Dr. Mosley, the other is The Obesity Code by Dr. Fung. They both explain why calorie reduction doesn't work in the long run, and why intermittent fasting does. Good luck to you!

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