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Ok so I did the fat smashers diet for the first week thsi week. and I worked out EVERY SINGLE DAY!.... but everyone that I've seen that's doing the fat smashers diet is loosing like 5 pounds in the first week.. I weighed after my first week and I only lost 1!!! what am i doing wrong!?

Sat. Jun 30, 1:11pm

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what kind of "working out" are you doing?

Saturday, June 30, 2007, 1:21 PM

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well I run for about 5-10 minutes 50 situps i do at least 50 crunches, but i up it by 10 everyday.. some squats, and pushups sometimes stationary bicycle. I don't really know anything good to do for 30 minutes, I've asked a few people and they just say cardio for this amount of time and this for that amount of time, but to be honest, I don't know what a good cardio exercise is, I'm just starting out if you can't tell lol

Saturday, June 30, 2007, 1:25 PM

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What is a diet smasher? sounds interesting! lol

Saturday, June 30, 2007, 1:33 PM

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I am on day 5 of FS and have lost 3 pounds. I alternate and do at least 30-45 min of walking or bike or treadmill. Are you sure you are following it exactly during phase 1? Are you drinking coffee or reg tea? Maybe up your running time or just walk for another 20 on top of running. Are you bloated? Drinking lots of water?

Saturday, June 30, 2007, 1:43 PM

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I'm no expert, but I don't think you should expect to lose a lot of weight doing only 5 or 10 minutes of cardio. If you're young, 30 minutes a day of good hard exertion should be enough. If you're older (mid 30s) and/or post-child, you have to go to at least 45 minutes. Speed walking is a good place to start, and you can run for a few minutes for every 10 minutes of walking, gradually increasing the running and decreasing the walking time. Get some decent shoes.
Everyone's body is different... So don't be discouraged about what's happening with other people. Just keep doing the best you can do!

Saturday, June 30, 2007, 1:49 PM

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Brisk walking (about 3 miles per hour) for 30 or more minutes a day is good, but if you are way out of shape, that may be more than you can do. Something is better than nothing, and a slow beginning can lead to better things - IF YOU GIVE IT A CHANCE and don't give up. If you can handle the 30 minutes or more of sustained walking, you should see some results. Use good posture and hold your ab muscles tight while you walk. Move your arms, too. Walking is cheap and needs minimum equipment.

Why not post here what exactly you have been eating - including amounts. Sometimes someone else can see something that you are missing. Or, measuring if you haven't been doing that. It is easy to underestimate amounts - we who have plenty to lose are often good at overestimating our activity and underestimating our eating. Not say that is what you are doing, but it IS common.

I've been watching the re-runs of Biggest Loser on style network. One of the things I have learned from that is that out-of-shape/overweight folks often give up too soon. That is why trainers are nice - they "nag" you to keep going. If you can't have a trainer, you have to build up an "inner nag." The one who tells you to get up and get that walk in instead of putting it off 'til tomorrow.

good luck!

Saturday, June 30, 2007, 2:15 PM

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Can anyone tell me exactly what this fat-smash diet is? I'm curious, 'cause the excersise "plan" seems to fit in with what i do already (speed walking (15 min miles, fully uphill) for 2 hours a day.

is there a specific food thing as well?

Saturday, June 30, 2007, 2:51 PM

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it's a diet from the celebrity weight loss challenge. look it up on amazon... it's exercise, food, everything.

Saturday, June 30, 2007, 5:32 PM

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Cardio Exercise

The best way to know that you're doing cardio exercises is by finding your Target Heart Rate and maintaining that rate for 30 minutes or more. Here is a great link to figure it out. The best way to get your resting heart rate, take it right before you get up in the morning when you wake up in the morning.


Sunday, July 01, 2007, 3:20 AM

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There are so many factors - you can't compare yourself to what others are losing. How much do you have to lose? I would only lose a pound or two in a week b/c I don't have that much to lose, whereas a person with a lot to lose could easily drop 4-5 pounds - some of which could be water weight.

Still have to consider how many calories you're taking in - you could still be eating more than you need even if you're only eating off the approved list. And, if you're not sure what to do for cardio - a walk is the easiest and cheapest thing to do. And you can make it as easy or challenging as you're able. Even on a flat surface you can really push yourself and get in a decent workout. I feel like walking is 'exercise' if I'm having to work at it and think about it, but for some - just getting out there is more than they've done ever so it's just good to get out there!

Sunday, July 01, 2007, 8:59 AM

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Tuesday, July 03, 2007, 11:16 PM

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