J.L. asks from Sloughhouse, CA on September 18, 2008
C.C. answers from Sacramento on September 19, 2008
I feel Weight Watchers is the way to go. You can still eat what you want but portion size and points is what controls it. I joined in July and I have to say I have not been overly serious about doing it but have lost 6 lbs... this is 6 lbs that I didn't gain so it is a plus.
What I would be interested in finding is a group that wanted to walk... I work so it would have to be in the early mornings, after work or just weekends.
S.K. answers from Sacramento on September 19, 2008
The only thing that has worked for me is Weight Watchers. I like their points system, it really helps me to make sure I don't over eat. Another one that is good (as long as you have self control, which I think for most of us that are overweight tend not to have that) is the South Beach Diet. Essentially what it comes down to is you have to change what you eat, how much you eat, and start exercising. It's basic and we hear it over and over, but for whatever reason it is easier said than done. If you can't join WW right now, you can try just the basics by getting what they call the good health guidlines in. Those are as follows:
5 servings of fruits and veggies (8 if you are nursing) - one serving is 1/2 cup unless it's leafy greens (like lettuce) and that is a cup.
Whole grains - as much as possible, make sure your bread says 100% whole grain, change to brown rice (if you can stand it).
2 servings of milk/dairy (3 if you are nursing) - a serving is one cup of milk, yogurt, etc. or 1 1/2 oz of cheese
6 8oz glasses of water (8 if you are nursing)
2tsp (3 if you are nursing) or healthy oils - olive oil, flaxseed oil, vegetable oil
1-2 servings of lean protiens - a serving is about 4 oz
Limit added sugar and alcohol
and try to take a good multivtamin (especially if you are nursing).
Exercise - try to do some form of exercise at least 5 days a week for 30 mins. You can simply start by walking. There is also a home work out dvd that I think works great, it's called "Power90" from beachbody.com.
Anyway, hope this helps and good luck!
N.D. answers from Sacramento on September 19, 2008
Good morning, Two years ago, I began training for a marathon - novice training schedule - you can find it if you Google that. It is not difficult (although you do have to devote some time and energy) and you can work at your own pace, literally. I reshaped my body doing this and am still enjoying the health benefits and weight benefits from then. I continue to do some kind of physical activity once a day - ride an exercycle for 45 minutes for example and I eat healthy but enjoy dessert and coffee creamer everyday. =) And I weigh 125 so I think it is working out pretty good. Good luck - my point to the exercise is that you can do this your whole life - it is the best thing for your body, mind and soul (exercise) and you don't have to alter your eating style too much.
A.H. answers from Sacramento on October 03, 2008
I have been coaching weight loss challenges since January and having a blast at it!! Something about the group structure really works well. How the challenge works is participants pay $39 to join. $10 gets donated to the charity gofitkids.org to fight childhood obesity and then $25 gets put into a pot and whoever loses the most weight percentage wise wins 50% of the pot. The second place person wins 30% and the third place 20%. We have been having a lot of fun and someone walks away with a lot of cash! It is great. I had one lady who lost 45 lbs during the 12 week course! Each week we go over something different like protein consumption, sugar or dining out. Everyone adds what they know and it becomes kind of like a "round robin" where everyone becomes closer friends and supports each other.
If you have any questions at all, do not hesitate to ask! The more the merrier because that just means more money in the pot!!
Talk to you soon,
A.B. answers from Sacramento on September 19, 2008
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H.D. answers from Sacramento on September 20, 2008
I used to work at LA Weight Loss and I agreed with their plan. They help coach you, council you and give you a plan that works. Just pretend like you have a soy allergy so you don't have to pay for their expensive protien bars that do nothing but make you crave candy all day =) I worked at the one in Everett, WA and they were closed down due to a law suit reguarding those bars, claiming that they do nothing! So that would be the only downside to the program. Check 'em out! xo!