Originally posted by ML84: Please let me know of your resultsand what diets you are trying.
I'm also following a "lifestyle" change. I take in about 1500 calories per day which consists of 50% carbs, 30% protein, and 20% fat. I bike 60 minutes every morning and lift weights in the evening 6 times a week. I've lost 17 pounds, 16 of which was fat. My body fat has gone from 22% to 12.5%. My pant size has gone from 33 to 30. Best of all, I'm not taking supplements or following special diets like Atkins, low-carbing, 3-Day, or any of the other diets that are trend these days.
I've done a lifestyle change and met with a dietician. She has helped me re-vamp my food choices to include things that are better for me and that actually taste decent as well. Due to a herniated disc in my back, I can't do much exercising yet, but as I slim down, I hope to pick it up. Right now, I spend time in the heated therapy pool walking.
I started on June 1st and have lost 10 pounds. Don't get over excited, I have over 100 lbs to lose and the heavier you are, the quicker the weight rolls off at the beginning. But I am happy about it.
Hey jdog (neighbor!!), my path to weight loss began with a dietician, so I am excited for you! It really did change my life and forced me to start making healthy decisions... Keep it up, a dietician really is a smart place to start, listen to him/her... they will help you lose weight SAFELY and PERMANENTLY!!! Congrats on your weight loss!!! Keep up the good work!!!!!
Originally posted by heres1-4u: I started ACV on June 2nd. I have been walking 2 miles a day, and watching what I eat. Today was my weigh in day, and I lost 5 pounds.
Wow wish I cud get the same results as yours.Am real glad for you...I have been taking ACV since 3 weeks with the same walking regimen as yours and ofcourse watching what I eat yet I am loosing 2 pounds a week only.Guess every body differs..or am I doing anything different???I take 2 table spoon HEINZ ACV with lil' honey.let me know...
Hi ML84! When I first started in late March, I tried the Atkins diet. Made it through 2 weeks of induction & lost 5-7 pounds, can't remember for sure. But I hated it & couldn't stick to it any longer. Gave up & gained back about 4 pounds.
So in early May I went back to my old "tried and true" - counting calories. It's quite easy and I don't really feel so much like I'm dieting (even though I call it a diet out of habit) - it's more like I'm just changing my portion sizes. I still eat whatever I want, but usually try to choose healthier foods. I allow myself 1200 calories on weekdays (give or take 50-100), but don't count on the weekends. And for exercise, I either use my treadmill or do a video (Walk Away The Pounds, TaeBo or Kathy Smith).
I've lost about 13 pounds so far, and my goal is 20-25. I'm not losing it very fast, but I'm OK with that. I've found that when I lose only 1-2 pounds per week, it's easier for me to keep it off.
Good luck to you! And congrats to all of you who are seeing success!
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ACV is Apple Cider Vinegar! You can take it either by pills or liquid mixed with water or grapefruit juice!
I take the liquid. I started taking it in grapefruit juice and now just with water..no lemon or honey..just water....it is not so bad...I will let you know if I have any luck with it as I just started. Good Luck!
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