I took my measurements again this morning and I have lost 5.25 inches since 3/15/12 and a total of 12.75 inches since 3/1/12. I upped my cals to 1800-2000 and cut back my cardio. I am now down to 28.75 inch waist! It works! I have done less cardio during the month of March than I ever have in my life. I had to renew my mind to embrace weight lifting and eating more as for years it has been preached to us that the only way to lose fat was to eat less and exercise more! That worked for me at first, but once I got closer to my goal weight, it stopped working completely. I am so excited at how I look now, more lean and tone and I don\'t have to spend 60 minutes a day doing cardio to achieve it!
Since I joined a fitness website I was til to eat 1200 cals a day. However; since joining the group EM2WL my Lucia I have lost pounds. I did gain 1.6 pounds after upping my calorie intake. Then after that I have been dropping weight and inches. I lost 5 pounds then gained the 1.6 while fitting into a size 12 pants. Those size 12 pants are loose and I\'m close to a 10. Reminder I was a 14 when I started upping my calories. Then I lost another 2.8 pounds in three weeks. It makes so much so since and I\'m loosing inches like crazy
One of the best statements I like made by kiki is stay on a diet which you can stick on to for whole of your life..its so meaning full as any type of short time diet plan can never last for long and wont work either for the same reason as the min you are back to normal pattern you tend to gain it all again..so stick to diet which is healthy and which is doable in long run….
Hi all, I am very skeptical when it comes to diets. I have seen them all! I think I have been on one or another of them for the past 40 years, guess what they don\'t work. If they did I wouldn't be on one for 4o years, I would have lost the weight and kept it off. The diet industry is just that, an industry. It is about making money, and as long as we need to keep losing weight, the industry will make money. Yes I am jaded, I have been starving for 40 years after all.
When I read the information on EM2WL I was a little bit suspicious but at the same time I thought this makes sense. The more I read the more I believed it could work. My only fear is my need to lose fast. But you know what I found out over the past 6 weeks of eating to fuel/feed myself properly, it feels good. It feels wonderful. I have energy. I sleep better, deeper and I get up feeling like I have slept well most mornings. I don't crave things to eat between meals or in the evenings. My biggest revelation, food is no longer an enemy. Now I look forward to my meals. Food is not the bad guy anymore. And as I said that is a “weight” loss worth more than any number on the scale. I eat really healthy foods most of the time. Sure once in a while I will have a treat, like a decadent desert but it is factored in and counted, I don't have to hide it! or pretend I didn't eat it.
In 6 weeks I have lost 4 lbs. I am just starting back at the gym with my trainer lifting weights so I think it is time to number crunch again and I think time to do some measurements. Look out world in a few months I will be leaner and stronger.
Thank you Kiki and Lucia, God Bless you both.
A little NSV… When I told my husband 3 weeks ago that I was going to up my calories and increase my protein and use whey shakes to help me get there, he FLIPPED OUT (like seriously angry) saying I was going to gain 50 lbs. (I think the fact that he weighs 450 lbs disqualifies any input on what I eat or how I work out). He also said I would get bulky if I started lifting.
Well… this morning he asks me “Have you been drinking those shakes?”. I said, “Yeah, why?”. His reply: You are looking trimmer and super hot!
Eating more to weigh less is one of the greatest concepts to a healthy lifestyle and lean body. I can truly say that it has changed my outlook on food, and I now realize that food was never the enemy. I couldn’t dare eat 1200 calories anymore and survive. Eating more “healthy foods” fuels my body during my workouts and gives me great energy. Eating more has also spiked my metabolism. My focus is no longer on a scale victory, but the way my body looks and how I feel is more important to me than some number that has no significant meaning. So just give this a try, and I’m sure that you wouldn’t regret the outcome of this decision. My body is leaner and I LOVE it!
I tell all my friends about it. It makes me look at this lifestyle in a whole new way cause who wouldn't want to eat more and weigh less although I haven't lost any pounds I have lost inches (there the best anyway) I feel better about myself cause I'm not starving eating 1200 cals like I used to which I didn't no I was starving myself (my doctor gave me that intake) I'm so glad I became apart of the group I don't no how I survived off of 1200 cals or less a day. A special thanks to the creators of the group yall are amazing
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