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#1 EdithC

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    Posted 21 March 2012 - 08:53 PM

    im trying to loose 40 lbs what is the best diet plan out there. FYI WW didnot work for me



    #2 principessa

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      Posted 22 March 2012 - 04:12 AM

      I'm personally a huge fan of eating as clean as you possibly can - lean + clean!  Lots of veggies, lean proteins to keep you feeling full + eating 5 smaller meals a day.



      #3 Sllefebvr

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        Posted 22 March 2012 - 05:15 AM

        I just started a no gluten diet. Started last Wednesday and I have lost a total of 5 pounds! It really isn't awful to do either! The grocery store has a lot of choices out now to substitute things in!! Hope you find something that works!!



        #4 ChocoTaco7568

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          Posted 22 March 2012 - 05:41 AM

          I'm personally a huge fan of eating as clean as you possibly can - lean + clean!  Lots of veggies, lean proteins to keep you feeling full + eating 5 smaller meals a day.

          +1... I support clean eating 110%. But to sustain results, you have to look at this a lifestyle not a diet. The benefits go beyond your waste line. Additionally, I would incorporate weight training into your diet. This has a much higher impact on metabolism than just cardio alone. And don't worry you won't bulk up and look like a man. Just remember high reps and low weight. Best of luck!

          #5 finleya

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            Posted 27 March 2012 - 10:52 AM

            I am trying to do things in stages. Stage #1 for me is to simply STOP eating when I am full, limit my portions. Etc...

             

            It is very hard to do any kind of major lifestyle change cold turkey. Try to break it up into manageable goals. Once you have gotten used to one change, move on to tackling the next.

             

            Also, I purchased the Power90 program (precursor to P90X, for those people like me that are COMPLETELY out of shape) and it so far has been fantastic at mixing some weight training in with cardio.

             

            Good luck no matter what! I know it is difficult to do but you are not alone!!!



            #6 EdithC

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              Posted 27 March 2012 - 11:10 AM

              I found a personal trainer/facility and it has gotten great reviews. im really excited



              #7 albellis

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                Posted 28 March 2012 - 11:02 AM

                I am trying to watch the calories I eat, and have been using the MyFitnessPal app. I am not really cutting things out or only eating certain things, rather I am trying to make healthier choices, increase the amount of fruit and vegetables I eat, and watch portions. If I really want pizza, I will have only one piece versus four. If I deny everything that I have a craving for, then I am sure I will fail and go right back to eating whatever I want whenever I want.

                 

                I have also started to work out in the morning before getting ready for work. My FI starts work earlier than I do and his alarm goes off about a half hour before I would normally get up. Instead of dozing for that half hour, now I get up and pop in my workout video. I just started doing Jillian's 30 Day Shred which I really like so. I'm only on level 1 but it's a start for someone like me who has only been walking the dog for exercise.  



                #8 finleya

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                  Posted 28 March 2012 - 12:02 PM

                  Let me know how you like the 30day Shred! I have a friend who offered me her copy and I am thinking about starting it after the Power90 for a change up since I get bored easily.



                  #9 albellis

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                    Posted 30 March 2012 - 10:29 AM

                    I like the 30 day shred. I just started it this week on Monday and have already lost 4 lbs. I am also tracking what I eat, so I am sure it is a combination of the two. I have a pair of jeans that were just a bit too tight to wear before, but I am wearing them today! For me, I wasn't doing really any kind of exercise before, other than taking the dog for walks, so this video seems to help ease me into things and it isn't too hard that I want to just give up right away. I am looking forward to moving on to the next two levels to change things up a bit, and eventually adding in some other videos for a variety. I say give it a shot, it certainly can't hurt anything :)  You may end up moving right to the second or third levels if you have already been using the Power90, but it is a good workout for just under a half hour.



                    #10 crystalwaterwed

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                      Posted 30 March 2012 - 11:26 AM

                      I really enjoyed this video http://www.hungryforchange.tv/

                      It shows you how counterproductive traditional diets are and how important it is to get in the habit of natural clean eating.  If your looking for some good recipes try these books  "the Best of Clean Eating" and "Quinoa THE EVERYDAY SUPERFOOD 365" I found both of these books at Costco.

                      I am recently addicited to Zumba for a fun way to get your cardio and I agree with ChocoTaco7568 weight training is so important.  The more muscle you have the higher your metabolic rate and the more calories you burn when you are resting!

                      Good luck and happy planning!
                       

                      Originally Posted by ChocoTaco7568 


                      +1... I support clean eating 110%. But to sustain results, you have to look at this a lifestyle not a diet. The benefits go beyond your waste line. Additionally, I would incorporate weight training into your diet. This has a much higher impact on metabolism than just cardio alone. And don't worry you won't bulk up and look like a man. Just remember high reps and low weight. Best of luck!


                       

                       






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