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Posted: 16 Sep 2013, 12:26
Does anyone have a particular product they have Have great success on? Protein shakes etc? Herbalife vs usn? Please help

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Posted: 16 Sep 2013, 13:20
I am using Cambridge products. They have the best Message Support Board hosted by PamT. (I know this may sound like an advertisement, but I am not a distributor and have nothing to gain financially. )I recommend Cambridge products even if you aren't dieting because they are economical, very tasty and easy to prepare. The products keep very well, also. Cambridge makes soups, cereals, shake mix, and bars not available at this time, made with Agave Nectar. There is a NEW line of bars soon to be released. You don't have to use them by themselves, but you can for short periods of time ,and can use them in combination with small balanced meals in any number of ways.Substitute one or 2 meals per day or have a small sensible meal of regular food with each serving. I have lost 47 pounds using Cambridge products. Nothing else has worked for me in the last 4 years like Cambridge. I will say the FFL Potato Soup is AWESOME, and if you buy the FFL tomato soup, be prepared to spice it up with hot sauce or Italian seasoning.All of the products come in a powder form and mix up well with water. There are 2 different formulas of shake mix: the FFL and the Original. The shake mix comes in orange, strawberry, chocolate, banana cream, Chocolate Truffle with CLA, Jorcada and others. The FFL Super Oats Cereal is great. You can make pancakes, or muffins with it by adding egg whites or eat it as you would instant oatmeal. They provide a refeeding program to reintroduce eating regular foods also for maintenance. Cambridge Products are not available in stores. I buy my Cambridge through the Message Board the administrator of the website, and also distributor. She lost over 160 pounds with Cambridge and has kept it off for over 12 years. She has a strong medical background and is very knowledgeable. You can also buy them through any distributor, or on Ebay.

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Posted: 16 Sep 2013, 16:56
Short time ago I was overweight too. While losing weight I came across some key points.
At first you need to switch to a healthier diet, with less sweets & fast food. Moreover you should make a meal plan to track how many calories you eat. If you want to loose weight you should take about 1200-1300 calories per day. To increase the fat loss start doing some cardio like cycling or running. This will also give you a good feeling about your body. Doing sports trigger the exhaustion of endorphines in our brain. Those are hormons responsible for make you feel happy and if you're happy you are more likely to stay with your healthy lifestyle.
Another point is that only if you can decrease calorie income for a longer period of time, you'll see permanent results. But I'm sure you can do it, if i could make it from 250 pounds to 190 in 1 and a half year. Smile I learnt a lot about nutrition and exercise from Fat Loss Factor. I can totally recommend that program. Nicolas Anderson postet a review about this on his site You probably want to check it out.

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Posted: 27 Sep 2013, 08:35
I started my fat loss programme 3 weeks ago (05-Sept). I'm 27, male, 177cm tall. Initial weight was 74 kg, initial waist size - 83 cm, 16.5% of body fat.
Currently, I'm 70.3kg, waist - 77cm, 14% fat.

This figures are just to give you some proof that I know how to loose weight. And of course I use some supplements. I'll mention it.

Number one rule!!! Diet!!! If you don't have a nutrition plan, than just forget about the gym and supplements, because nothing will work!
Fatsecret can calculate the daily calories for you. Subtract another 300-400 calories from the figure you will get and this is going to be your daily calories plan. Stick to it very strictly! Plan and record all your meals!
For instance, I always know what I'm eating today, tomorrow, or even entire week. Knowing this, I can easily cook some food well in advance, and then consume it within a few days. My day looks like this:
4:30am wake up, drink 400-500ml of water, take 10g of BCAA and go to gym; 5:30am to 6:30 - cardio in gym (40-60 min = 400-500 kcal per training); then I have my first protein shake (1 scoop of 100% Whey Gold Standard by Optimum Nutrition, or you can use cheaper whey protein by Dymatize. Don't use USN, Biogen etc. it's s##t! mix protein with 200 ml of fat free milk, I like SPAR milk). With my first shake I take my first meal it's around 7am. Then I eat at 9am, 12am, 2 pm (meal + protein shake), at 5 pm going to gym - 30min weight training + 30 min intensive cardio, 6-7 pm the last protein shake with the fat free milk + meal (only protein food like not fat meet + vegetables / salad). 9pm - go to bed.

Supplements that I use:
Protein shakes (100% gold standard by ON / or 100% Whey by Dymatize). 3 times a day (I mix each portion with 200-250 ml of fat free milk - as the result I have a very tasty milk shake). I don't use USN or other local kak.

Multivitamins is a must! - I use Opti-men by ON (1 tablet in the morning after meal, one in the evening after meal), but after I finish this pack I'll switch to vitamins from Clicks (price is around R 170.00). They are pretty much the same.

Fish oil is a must! I bought one from Clicks. R200,00 for 300 tablets. 3 times a day (morning, lunch, evening with/after meal).

BCAA (branched chain amino acids). I take 10 g (2 tea spoons) of BCAA produced by SSN only in the morning before going to gym for cardio. I take it to prevent muscles loss/burning as I don't eat any food before morning cardio.

If you work out a lot and do it properly - minimum 30 min with heart rate around 140-160 beats per minute, than it's also reasonable to use supplement called L-Carnitine. I'm planning to buy it the other day. It really helps to burn fat (BUT ONLY DURING YOUR CARDIO). It improves transportation of fat to the cells where it burns down. It's natural supplement.

That's basically it. I don't use anything else. All the supplements are natural, no "chemistry" involved.

To summarize, your first priority is a proper diet! Number 2 - cardio trainings (I do 40-60 min of cardio EVERY morning + 3 weight trainings per week, and after each weight training I do 30 min cardio, so it's 10 cardio trainings per week). Number 3 - is supplements. Did you get it? Supplements are NUMBER 3, not number 1!

I've already spent 3 weeks working out and eating like I described. I've already lost more than 3.5 kg. My goal is 10% of body fat and 75 cm - size of the waist (I don't use my weight to trend progress, and recommend you to do the same).

Good luck!!!

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Posted: 27 Sep 2013, 15:57
I've tried nearly everything in my life and guess what? after all is said and done , eliminating processed foods, all whites , sugar, flour and starches, eating real foods , grass fed and natural raised meats/poultry is what ultimately did it for me.

Eating good natural foods and eliminating all the crap gave me the weight loss that is sustainable for life.

good luck
If it is a plant, eat it, if it comes from a plant, don't!

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Posted: 27 Sep 2013, 16:36
I've tried everything (all diets, programs, cleanses, detoxes, and worse) and none of those worked for me. Sure they did for a while, but it came back. People will tell you that all the time, if you don't change your life then you're not changing as a person.

This time around I did things on my own terms. I eat healthy delicious foods most of the time, but still have lots of treats like wine and occasionally gelato. What works for me? WRITING DOWN EVERYTHING! It's the only thing that works. Set a calorie target and do your best to meet it. For me, I like a range. I try to eat 1200-1400 calories. This isn't always consistent, some days i eat less and many days i eat more, but most days I stick to it. I also bike and walk everywhere. I have lost 26 pounds since April and am the smallest I've ever been! And it's because I was finally ready to change my life. I don't even remember the last time I had fast food pizza. I never thought that day would come. When I crave it now, I make pita pizzas with tons of veg. Now if I don't eat veggies at a meal I am actually panicky. Maybe that's bad, I don't know. But doing things right and being real and honest with yourself works. Just write it down baby! And remember, just because you didn't write something down doesn't mean you didn't eat it!

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Posted: 27 Sep 2013, 17:11
Yup. Healthier eating habits and efficient workouts. That's all it takes.
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Posted: 03 Oct 2013, 22:14
Healthier eating habits..........and it helps greatly if rest of family is 'on board'! Did I say healthier eating habits? No rice, limited bread, restricted to very little sugar products, reduction in wheat products...and of course the dreaded SODA! Water is 98% of my liquid I do cheat sometimes Sad. I cycle frequently each week and do some strength training. 44lbs since December! Also late night eating is OUT!

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