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What is the diet/exercise tip(s) you swear by??

1. Cardio first thing in the morning.
2. Water, Water, Water....

Thu. Aug 2, 8:29am

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Good luck getting responses. This topic has been done to death.

Thursday, August 02, 2007, 12:27 PM

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If I don't want to exercise that day, just complete 5 minutes. Normally, after 5 minutes I'm jazzed enough to keep going.

Thursday, August 02, 2007, 1:17 PM

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No eating after 6 pm.

Thursday, August 09, 2007, 7:23 PM

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working out 6 days a week, no excuses.

Thursday, August 09, 2007, 7:29 PM

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God bless my personal trainer.

Thursday, August 09, 2007, 7:31 PM

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Counting calories, hands down. And no eating after 7pm.

Thursday, August 09, 2007, 7:41 PM

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I agree with the counting calories
But I am also a night time snacker and if I were to try and do this without my night time snack I wouldn't last. So whatever calories I have left over for the day I use for my snack. When I began I had low fat salty snacks and now I want fruit. So far it has worked well I have lost 95 pounds 75 of that since April.

Thursday, August 09, 2007, 10:28 PM

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Simple - Eat better exercise more!!

Thursday, August 09, 2007, 11:17 PM

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Wow I found this thread totally helpful. Not because I learned something new, but because my own beliefs were reaffirmed. Cool.
And 11:17 -
Thats a bit broad. Someone can "eat better" and eat more at the same time. So that would not lead to weight loss. Excercise more I agree with.

I am also a nighttime snacker, and do not believe in not eating after 7 pm. It may work for some, but I can't have a good night's sleep with my stomach growling. I save calories for the nighttime. Also, since I have a boyfriend and we go out at night some days, I can't really follow that rule when most dinners we have are around 8/9 pm. I save calories and eat light.

Overall, I maintain a doet of 1200-1300 calories a day. It works for me and I have kept to it for about 2 months, with the exception of a few days when I went over or under. I also eat every 3 hours so that I don't get hungry.

Friday, August 10, 2007, 12:09 PM

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use more calories than ingested, every day.

Friday, August 10, 2007, 12:17 PM

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Working out daily, even if it is just a 1/2 hour walk around the neighborhood.

Friday, August 10, 2007, 12:39 PM

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At least 5 days of 30 minute cardio a week. Anything more is gravy. THINK about what you're eating BEFORE you eat it in hopes you'll make good, or better, food choices to avoid the guilt after it's too late.

12:27 poster - I guess that lucked you wished in getting responses helped the original poster. I'm sure they thank you. I thought that was a very rude comment. I don't understand why people whom have negative comments about nothing to do with a question has to even make such comments. If it's a negative comment about the actual question asked then that is one thing and is also a personal opinion, so at least could be understandable. However, to be so negative when someone asks a question is just rude. If someone doesn't like a question, or doesn't agree with one, I don't understand why they don't just move on.

Friday, August 10, 2007, 5:07 PM

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spot on 12:09!

Friday, August 10, 2007, 5:18 PM

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Use more calories than ingested??
SO if you eat 1500, you have to burn off more than that??

Saturday, August 11, 2007, 10:32 AM

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I schedule exercise appointments at the gym with both time/type of exercise and keep that written schedule on my refrigerator. I know how terrible I'll feel, both physically and mentally if I don't keep those appointments.

Sunday, August 12, 2007, 9:34 AM

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to 1232


Monday, August 13, 2007, 7:46 AM

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To 10:32am - you need to consider how many calories your body burns in a day, pre-exercise. Eating 1500 calories does not mean that you need to exercise off 1500 calories. It means that you need to burn off the difference between 1500 calories and the number of calories your body would burn in a day if you did no exercise.

There are many websites that will approximate this (called your resting metabolic rate), but basically it is the number of calories that you could eat per day, long-term, and do no exercise, and neither gain nor lose weight.

Monday, August 13, 2007, 4:10 PM

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