(Closed) Special K diet?

posted 7 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’ve never heard of it, but I do know that the Special K Raspberry Cheesecake bars are delicious. I have them for breakfast all the time 🙂

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

It probably works, but I dont think I could ever do it because I would get soooo tired of eating that everyday for breakfast and lunch.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Beluga: Agree.

 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Let me tell you, I had a terrible sweet tooth last year. I thought that doing the special k diet would work for me because all of their stuff is chocolate and vanilla and strawberry goodness. And it was amazing. Then, I got sick of having chocolate for breakfast, started craving potatoes and cheese and bacon and sour cream (perhaps all together) and decided to nix it. I lost a few pounds the 2 weeks I was on it but haven’t had a sweet tooth like I did before the diet since. I think maybe that’s what it does to you! It gets you so sick of all things sweet you never want to eat them again!

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

@kaylee26: If you’re going to tell her that, you can also tell her that I have lost 42 pounds since my wedding through calorie counting (I know it seems tedious, but it’s SO worth it) and daily exercise. Sometimes those “crash” diets and fads just aren’t always the answer! 🙂

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Have you ever counted calories before? It was really hard for me to start it but when I did and realized I was actually not eating enough and was able to get everything I needed I saw the weight come flying off. We have this mentality of the less we eat the skinnier we become, but if you’re exercising and being healthy about it it’s quite the opposite. See, your body goes into starvation mode when you don’t eat enough, which  causes you to hold onto weight rather than shed it. 

I’d reccomend myfitnesspal.com it’s the site I use. It asks you about your lifestyle, how active you are, etc. and then makes a plan for you daily as to how many calories you should be consuming. The more calories you burn through exercise, the more you’re able to eat (though not eating those “extra” calories is the key to premium loss.). But I’m sure you’ve heard all this before.

As far as exercise goes, I made the mistake of starting at 60 minutes of cardio exercise per day last year. I didn’t realize my body would plateau and I would have to kick up the time and intensity of the workout. Needless to say, I let my body recoup, and this year I started at 15 minutes of cardio per day and kicked up the time and intensity by 15 minutes every time I plateaud. 

This got long! Sorry. I hope I was somewhat helpful!

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

The Special K protein/meal shakes taste like old moldy cereal!! EWW! I tried it for a while but I couldn’t stomach the shakes. The cereal and snack bars are delicious but the shakes are a no go. I would have cereal for breakfast and then eat a smart ones meal or lean cusine for lunch and regular dinner. As long as you eat regularly and exercise it works pretty well

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