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What DID NOT work? What is working now!

Have you fallen for an infomercial, or weight loss scam? Have you paid way to much for a piece of equipment that did not live up to its hype? What was it how did you resolve the problem? What are you doing now that works to help you acheive your goal?
Those of you with the flat answer of diet and exercise, let us in on what you consider a diet and what type of exercise you are doing. I would also like to see how long it took to see the first 10 pounds slip away!


Tue. Apr 1, 1:14pm

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I tried Cylarius- did nothing but give me an upset stomach. I find that I do so much better if I just monitor what I eat. I eat a lot of fruits and vegetables and try to stay away from a lot of carbs and fats. I have lost about 16lbs since right after Christmas. I watch what I eat and I go to the gym daily. For me that is really the only thing that works.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008, 1:25 PM

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I think in the past I've tried just about every diet pill and gimmick out there, guess what... they don't work! LOL! I've also tried really restricting myself and that works to a point, then doesn't anymore. What I'm now doing is eating every few hours and that has REALLY helped rev up my metabolism. I lost about 24 pounds since the beginning of Nov., even through the holidays and a vacation. I also work out hard, just about every day of the week. some weeks I will take one day off but I'm pretty regimented with it and tough on myself if I don't. the last thing that helped me was realizing working out in the fat burning zone is not the answer, switch it up and do interval training. this too has been a big benefit to me.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008, 1:31 PM

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Stairclimber that gave me muscle but and caused the thing to get even bigger.
Vegetarianism works for me. I have lost 10 pounds in the past month and that is more then I have ever lost in a month.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008, 1:42 PM

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Doesn't work - alli; any pill that says "you don't need to be hungry to lose weight", too much weight lifting

Works - diet rigidity, running, caffeine, Synephrine (bitter orage), Hydroxycut Hardcore, High protein, low carb, veggies; minus 1 hour of sleep and plus one hour of running.

I can lose that first ten pounds in a week if I go hardcore...

Tuesday, April 01, 2008, 1:42 PM

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Definitely not South Beach or Atkins long term. They are great to get the scale moving, but they don't really teach you how to eat in the real world.

I've done WW with great success. It's also helpful if you need a bit of a guide to keep you on track. sometimes just telling yourself you're not going to eat this or that doesn't work.

Strength training with cardio works every time!

Tuesday, April 01, 2008, 2:10 PM

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What works for me, consistently:

eating:
under 1500 calories, at least 90% healthy foods, logging EVERY bite
vegetables, vegetables, vegetables

exercise:
strength+cardio, interval training

first 10 pounds:
really depends how much you weigh to start with. The heavier you start, the faster they go away. I started at 150 and it took about four weeks. Now I'm 120 and the last six came off over 5-6 weeks.


Tuesday, April 01, 2008, 2:24 PM

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ha ha this is funny, I want to hear some - "I bought the suzanne sommers thigh squeezer but still gained weight somehow" stories...

Tuesday, April 01, 2008, 2:28 PM

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Okay, have you seen those pills at osco / walgreens "AMAZING apple cider vinegar weight loss pills"
Wow, you would have to have the IQ of garden tools to buy that when there is a bottle of apple cider vinegar on the shelf for 99 cents.

Funny enough - the "vinegar trick" actually works for me to cut the hunger - 2 tablespoons vinegar with 12 oz water at 3pm when I am at my weakest.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008, 2:32 PM

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2:32...Fergie does that too and look at her..
I haven't tried it but I will now


Tuesday, April 01, 2008, 3:54 PM

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OP here

I have a thigh master in my closet.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008, 3:57 PM

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