Post # 62
Eat less and exercise. If any other diet fads worked, everyone would do them. If your calories in are less than your calories out, you lose weight. Plain and simple. Add muscle and you turn your body into a calorie burning machine long after the workout is over.
There is no such thing as spot weight loss.
Also, if you do not make “eat less, exercise more” a lifestyle change, you’ll just gain everything back after (often with some extra pounds to spare).
Post # 63
Ok, very aggressive tip, but it’s one I’m going to try myself (I’d also love to lose 30 lbs by my wedding… but I have six months left!). My mom recently lost 60 lbs with an HCG diet (this was still baby weight from having ME- in other words, a lifelong struggle for her, and now- success!).
HCG is a naturally occuring hormone (only in pregnant women does it happen on its own, hence the need for shots/drops) that helps your body use its fat instead of store it (you know, as if you had a baby to grow or somethng!) I guess what that translates to is that your body burns fat first and food second- so as long as you don’t eat much (a 500 calorie per day diet is prescribed- ouch.) the lbs melt off. Literally .75-1.0 lbs per day on average (my mom actually lost faster!).
Important: The Drops/Shots are what make this SAFE- otherwise on 500 calories you’re just STARVING yourself. Literally. Supposedly, since your body is eating fat, your hunger isn’t as bad as you would expect. They tell you NOT to excercise on this diet, however- but it’s only a 40 day rotation. After 40 days, you resume normal (but sensible!) eating and are free to workout as usual.
Like I said, this is pretty crazy and I wouldn’t have shared it except that it’s FAST! With 70 days left, you have pletny of time!
My mom used the authentic one with doctor supervision and daily injections (a cost of like $900… ugh), but has a friend who wasn’t into shots and found some under-the-tongue drops that worked well, too (around $100). Mostly because I’m cheap, I’m going to try the drops. You can order them at healthyhcg.com and I’d love it if you’d PM me if you decide to try this option!! Lord knows I’ll be looking for a buddy while eating only 500 calories per day…
Ok, hope this post doesn’t seem spammy or salesy (I’m not exactly a diet poster child here, so please don’t think I’m associated with these guys- just had some secondhand experience to share!). GOOD LUCK!!
Post # 64
I started Weight Watchers in September and it’s working for me too! I’ve always struggled big time with overeating and food dependencies and things are going great! My attitudes about food and portions are already so much better. I’ve lost 9.5 lbs so far.
@theone99 I think that when you’re awake, you burn more calories digesting, but I’m not totally sure about that. I thnk it has something to do with the fact that fewer calories will be used afterwards. I think that those rules also assume that you’ve already had dinner, so the calories in that time period were the extra snacks, it’s a way to turn “Don’t eat extra calories” into a simple rule that people can follow. To me it seems like a waste to put too many calories in me right before bed, as I didn’t need them if I’m just sleeping. People have different sleep schedules, so eating dinner late makes sense if you’re not going directly to bed.
Post # 65
Yes, it absolutely was you! Thank you again for the suggestion.
I’m about halfway through the book and find it really interesting. While the connection to wheat/gluten and weight gain is interesting, I’m also concerned with the connection to other health issues that he mentions in the book, such as heart disease, stomach and other cancers, increase in estrogen production – which obviously is a risk factor for breast cancer, etc. Maybe we should start another thread for people who are reading/have read Wheat Belly and are trying to adapt their diet to avoid wheat. I know I would be interested in seeing how people are doing, whether they’ve lost weight, are feeling better, etc.
Sorry OP for the threadjack – glad to hear that you’ve found some helpful suggestions from the thread!
Post # 66
This is SUCH a good thread.
That is all. 🙂
Post # 67
Haha! I’m loving it too. And haven’t had a carb yet today!
Post # 69
If you start a new thread, please link it here. I’m 1.5 months into eating wheat free, although I cheat sometimes for treats and pay for it with a stomach ache later. I’d love to hear what others think of Wheat Belly. I’m only halfway through it too.
Post # 71
@Excited To Bee:
Don’t wanna threadjack, but it’s cool to see another bee recommending Ab Ripper X! Lol “I HATE it…but I LOVE it!” 😉
Ab Ripper X is an ab workout exercise video…I also posted about ARX, 19 posts up! 🙂
Post # 72
South Beach diet. I did it, and definitely saw reduction in stomach size first. Within a month, I had a nearly flat stomach.