Joined February 2010
Weight History

Start Weight
207.8 lb
Lost so far: 31.0 lb

Current Weight
176.8 lb
Performance: losing 2.8 lb a week

Goal Weight
170.0 lb
Still to go: 6.8 lb

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  Low Carb Reduce Weight!
status: Completed
ended: 05 Dec 10
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last weighin: steady Steady

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The Day Off Diet or Body for LIFE
Has any one tried or know any one who has tried either "The Day Off Diet" or the "Body for Life" program. Bother seem very close in methodology, ie. food list to follow six days and one cheat or day off. I'm looking for a Metabolism boost and belive I and in a rut, but before I go believeing the hype and shelling out the dollars I wonder what you guys knew, The following is from the Day off website:

"You've Been Looking For A Way
To Finally Reach Your Goal Weight
The Day Off Diet Is The Diet Plan
That Is Both Easy To Follow
And Extremely Effective."

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The Truth Is Revealed: Dieting Doesn't Have To Be Difficult

How many times have you told yourself you are going to lose weight? How many diet plans have you tried? Does it feel like you are on an endless cycle of weight loss failure without a real chance for success?

Dieting doesn't have to be so difficult. In fact, making dieting difficult is a recipe for failure. A diet plan only truly works if you are able to stick with it until you reach your goal weight and that's one of the main things that makes The Day Off Diet so different and so much more effective. This is the diet that you will stick with.

The Day Off Diet is easy to follow. It doesn't require any calorie counting or eating the same ridiculous foods over and over again "The Cabbage Soup Diet" And it's definitely not like some of the other diets out there that make you do silly things like "eat nothing but fruit for a whole day." This is a diet plan that's livable as well as extremely effective at fat burning.

The Day Off Diet Is The EASY Way To Lose Fat Fast

You will never go hungry, you'll never count calories, and you'll be able to take a "day off" from dieting every 7th day!

You'll soon learn how this "day off" not only lets you satisfy your cravings but also helps you to lose fat even faster by boosting your metabolism. It's not a "gimmick" but a vital part of what makes the diet so much more successful than other diets.

Finally, you will be in control of the health and appearance of you body. We are with you every step of the way! This will be the final diet you ever go on. You will lose fat fast and you will keep it off for good!

You will be able to download this diet program instantly to your computer. There is nothing to wait for in the mail. You can get started right now!

And also from the Body for LIFE website:

Science Shows Body-for-LIFE Works
In 2006, the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism published the first clinical proof that the Body-for-LIFE program not only works, but works wonders.

The study involved 63 men and women, ranging in age from 26 to 60. All were overweight or obese. They were divided into three groups:

The first group followed the Body-for-LIFE regimen (high-intensity weight training and aerobic exercise six days a week and a balanced protein/carbohydrate diet supplemented by EAS' Myoplex).

The second group followed doctor-recommended American Heart Association (AHA) guidelines (moderate-intensity aerobic exercise four to six days a week for 30 to 60 minutes, and a higher-carb diet).

The third group, the "controls," followed the typical inactive American lifestyle of minimal activity (less than 30 minutes of physical activity twice a week).

Result: After 12 weeks, the Body-for-LIFE-ers ruled.
•They were stronger.
•They were lighter.
•They had more muscle and less fat.
•They had less artery-clogging gunk in their blood—both their total cholesterol and LDL, or "bad" cholesterol, dropped.
•They lost approximately twice as much body and belly fat.
•Their systolic blood pressure dropped.
Some other impressive Body-for-LIFE stats from the first group on average:
•Upper body strength—up by 21 percent.
•Lower body strength—up by 37 percent.
•Belly fat—down by 26 percent.
•Body fat—down by 21 percent.
•Body fat weight—down by 12 pounds.
•Proportion of total body fat—down by 16 percent.
•Abdomen to hip ratio (a key measurement in determining your risk for heart disease and more)—down by five percent.
•Body Mass Index (a measure of body composition)—down by as much as six percent.
•Body weight—down by 11 pounds or six percent.
•All these figures were statistically higher than that of the AHA group or the control group.

I would appreciate any information or feelings that you are willing to share.

posted 12 Apr 2010, 14:35
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gr00vygirl the thing you said from the article is more or less what I knew about carbs, they all basic become sugar in your body just how long they take to break down is the difference. The "junk" carbs give you the sugar high and the crash and then you need more, sounds like a drug. The complex carbs are supose carry you over a bit longer with a slower burn. I personally "try" to stay away from the junk carbs but for some reason these are usally the ones that taste the best, so I give in alittle just to settle sugar demons.
posted 01 Apr 2010, 11:02
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Mimi there are some cheaper protien powders out there. When you look at powders the cheaper ones will have a little less protien than the more expensive ones but are still a great source of supplemental protein. Also the powders usally last a long time because your just using a scoop a day. I buy Body Fortress 2lb Vanilla Whey Protein which is cheaper per oz and last a long time. Also i buy either the unflavored or the vanilla (even though I love chocolate) because with these flavors you can add them to more foods and drinks to change up the taste.
posted 01 Apr 2010, 10:12
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Tiramisa like k8yk and tressatnt have said don't worry to much about fat from food, especailly fat in peanut butter, if your can eat peanut butter that is great, the benefits out way the high fat, and paired with celery with it's fiber, is a great combination. Walking and swimming are good sources of exercise, the thing with exercise is getting your heart rate up and keeping it up for about 30 minutes to and hour each time you workout, a great tool for this is a heart monitor ie. Polar.
posted 01 Apr 2010, 10:01
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I agree with the fat v. no fat, however I do watch the Carbs and the protein. Something I have notice is carbs are in almost everything and it is hard to find high levels of protein. Not to sound like a Atkins desciple but I do believe that the wrong kinds of carbs can be bad and that the more protein you can get the better. At the end of the day if I can get my little pie chart on the diet calender to read 30% protein, 30% fat and 40% carbs it has been a good day
posted 01 Apr 2010, 09:19
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