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EBERKSHIRE86's Photo EBERKSHIRE86 Posts: 4,012
5/2/14 9:50 A

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VALKYR8- awesome I'm sure you'll love it! I wasn't a fan of Atkins either :) as long as your eating pretty clean I'm sure you'll see fantastic results even without the meal plan Good luck and feel free to let us know if you have any questions!

HOT4FITNESS-I'm sure you'll love coaching it's a lot of fun...and the discount doesn't hurt either ;)

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HOT4FITNESS's Photo HOT4FITNESS Posts: 2,746
5/1/14 3:07 A

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I am challenging myself with CE along with Les Mills Pump. So far I like both programs. I am so addicted to the Beachbody workouts that I decided to become a coach.

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VALKYR8's Photo VALKYR8 Posts: 88
4/25/14 12:29 P

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It's great to hear so many positive comments about this program. I just ordered it and am excited for it to arrive. I'm going to look at her nutritional recommendations, but I'm pretty happy with how I'm eating.

Just a comment on Atkins, I tried it many years ago and while the weight did come off, any sort of exercise took the wind out of me. I had no energy. I found using the spark diet plan to work a lot better for me to maintain weight loss.

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EBERKSHIRE86's Photo EBERKSHIRE86 Posts: 4,012
3/3/14 12:21 P

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I leafed through the nutrition guide to get some ideas but I have always found that just eating clean does the trick :) I don't blame you for finding Atkins hard to stick with yuck I couldn't imagine eating that much protein! I think any diet that aims to cut out entire food groups can't really be good for you. Everyone's body is different but I have found what works best for me is to fill half my plate with non starchy veggies (leafy greens, cauliflower, broccoli ect) 1/4 of my plate lean protein and 1/4 healthy whole grains this balance keeps me feeling full and energetic. I also keep fruit usually to 2-3 small servings a day as a snack or in my smoothies. Hope that helps, I'm sure you'll love CE I've tried a ton of bb programs and it's still my favorite :)

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3/1/14 10:17 A

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I just started CE-- I'm at the end of Burn, week 2. I do not follow her eating program at all; I've been on Spark for a while and just go by that. There are a lot of things in her "recipes" that I do not eat. Personally, I think her nutrition guidelines are aimed more at people who are completely new to the whole nutrition and diet thing. It would be a place to start if you hadn't already started with Spark. So if you're using the Nutrition Tracker and your Spark calorie range, and tracking your Fitness so you know whether you're eating enough to support the calories you burn.... I wouldn't sweat not following her program.

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2/24/14 8:18 P

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I've had pretty good success with the program while doing my own thing nutritionally. I think her program has some decent ideas and whatnot, but I can't eat many of the items she has in the menu.

I think that as long as you find a calorie range and nutrient ratio that works for you, you should be good. If you are doing a low carb thing, you might want to up your carbs slightly for the first week or two in order to make sure you have enough energy to perform the workouts.

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WANAKA's Photo WANAKA Posts: 25,323
2/15/14 2:45 P

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Except for my very first program (P90) way back when, and maybe one other, I've always done my own nutrition. You'll have to do what works for you. If Atkins isn't, then maybe you might want to go with the program. I don't think you can go too wrong with it. I just didn't choose to follow it.

I'm not sure but maybe you can find a thread or two on this team that talks more on the nutrition part - and find others that might have followed it.

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FITFOSERMOM's Photo FITFOSERMOM SparkPoints: (645)
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2/15/14 1:38 P

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Thanks for answering Wanaka and Laurasc63!! I do have one last question......the CE diet!! Is it crucial to follow it or are you guys doing your own thing? Right now I am doing Atkins and have been for the last month and feeling frustrated with it. I have no idea what her diet consists of and if its worth considering following......thanks

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2/15/14 11:53 A

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Good for you - you are going to love CE! I agree with Wanaka in that I would do the program one time through first before doing a hybrid. Welcome and enjoy!

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WANAKA's Photo WANAKA Posts: 25,323
2/15/14 11:48 A

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Hi Fitfosermom! Welcome to the team & SP. If you ordered from Beachbody, that is accurate. I tend to do the whole program thru at least once before attempting to do a hybrid...just so I learn the moves, etc. before merging with another program. But that's just me. I don't believe a hybrid would be too difficult for you, unless you feel out of it for not working out consistently for the last 6 months. I started working full time (30 hours/week) and got out of my workout routine for a few months (I don't work the same three 10-hr days every week!) and I know I had to ease back into it to avoid injury, etc.

Good luck with CE and whatever you decide to do.

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2/15/14 10:05 A

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Hi I am new here and just ordered CE yesterday!! Does anyone know how long it will take to get here? It says 3 to 5 business days, just wondering if that is accurate? I also ordered a wieder 90lb speed adjustable dumbell set so this is a HUGE financial investment and I must make this work. I see on here that people are doing CE hybrid? I have heard nothing but great things about CE and did turbo jam years ago and loved it!! I haven't worked out consistently for about 6 months and was wondering if doing CE hybrid is too much to start? I don't want to burn out too early!! thanks

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