Forget The Womens Fitness Trainer, Get A Diary!

by Lynn
(Sterling, Il)

I recently lost almost 50 pounds. I did not follow the guidelines of many “popular” fitness experts. I fasted for three days, got rid of a lot of bad food habits, walked 5 miles a day (1 and 1/2 hours) and kept a diary. I also weighed myself every day. I kept portion sizes to a minimum and drank at least 64 ounces of water every day. I did not drink anything else. My milk and other dietary needs were met in the foods I ate.

I did not use diet sugars and I stayed away from artificial foods. The foods I ate were fantastic!

When I walked I used 3 lb. weights for my arms. I lost all this weight in 5 months. I did not buy anything extra to do this diet. I am over 40 and I intend to loose 30 more pounds. I started at 207pounds. I went from a size 20 to a size 14, my goal size is 6.

By keeping my diet simple and full of vegetables and fruits, whole grains, and getting rid of excess sugar and salt it was EASY to drop the weight. When I quit listening to the experts and did simple things to improve my life the pounds started melting away.

I sometimes think the experts make it more complicated then it needs to be. I also quit reading magazines and books on dieting and did what was right. I am almost to my goal, no thanks to the expert and personal trainers. I am very healthy now, and much happier because of it.

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Forget The Womens Fitness Trainer, Get A Diary!

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Misconception
by: Tiffany

First off, congratulations on your weight loss statistics. I hope you continue to work hard, and lead a healthy life down in the future.

As far as “experts” or “personal trainers” go. Maybe you caught a few bad apples? You could have possibly ran into the wrong ones or seen trainers write in articles on Fitness magazine, or Oxygen.

But to get this stereotype clear, not all personal trainers are like that. Coming from me, a certified ACE personal trainer, I know that ACE refers more to the “simple” approach in their text book. In fact, most personal trainers within my region (Baltimore, MD) influence the thought of eating simple, less hyperglycemic foods, more often throughout the day. avoiding sugars and eating less sodium.

You could have met just a few bad apples and went to the wrong sites. Having fitness instructors saying that you need to go on certain supplements, or go on a juice diet surely means that they don’t know what their talking about.

As of you, keep doing what you’re doing. Keep it fresh, and simple. Maybe try including some type of incline on your walking terrain to work your legs more as well so you burn more calories.

Anyway, this wasn’t a shout in the face, it was just a devils advocate. No harm.

Goodluck

Tiffany

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This is a classic example of “One’s philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes. In the long run, we shape our lives and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And, the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility”
I say “Well Done” – you stick to what you believe are the best for you and through sharing our experiences one then realize anything is possible. Fat burning diets are a lifestyle that may fill your life with health and vitality.

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