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I've lost 20 pounds in a month and gained 2 back?
« on: March 04, 2010, 04:00:31 PM »
Hello Doug~ My name is Jenny.  I bought your book about 1 month ago.  I had heard you speak on the radio.  I have lost almost 20 pounds in the month that I have followed your book.  I am so pleased.  I am wondering if you had ever in the time you were trying to loose weight, gained any back.  I have not lost any weight  in over 1 week, in fact I gained 2 pounds back.  I hope this is normal.  I am not quiting.  I feel much better, and am hoping to loose many more pounds. Any words of wisdom? Greatfuly~ Jenny Reimer ::)

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Re: I've lost 20 pounds in a month and gained 2 back?
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2010, 07:36:41 AM »
If your weight stays the same for more than three weeks, youíve reached a plateau. Donít fret! Plateaus are a good thing. At this point, your body is efficiently burning all the food youíre eating based on your normal activity level.  Youíre making progress! Now itís time to evaluate where you are, where you want to go, and what to do about it.  If youíre happy with your size, then you have reached your optimum weight. Keep eating the same, keep your activity level the same, and your size will stay the same. If youíre unhappy with your size, then itís time to tweak. You have three choices:

1-   Keep your food intake the same and increase your activity level.
2-   Change your food intake and leave your activity level the same.
3-   Change your food intake and increase your activity level.

You already know how to increase your activity level, so letís talk about your food. The first thing to look at is what youíre eating. Start by removing ALL SUGAR alcohols and artificial sweeteners from your intake. Remove ALL packaged foods, such as pancake mixes and tortillas. Stick only to protein and a measured amount of veggies from the veggie list. The second thing to look at is the amount of food youíre eating. Are your portions too large? Your body is changing as your FAT is burning; itís adjusting to your new low-SUGAR eating plan and is different from what it was when we did our first ďwhat is hungry?Ē experiment. Itís time to do our experiment again. Use the next three days to get to know your new metabolism. Eat only when you are certain youíre eating for the right reasons, and only eat as much food as you need to satisfy that natural hunger. In most cases, men and woman find their answer is in their food. SUGAR in condiments, portion control, and eating for the wrong reasons are usually the culprits. Adding additional activity without recognizing the other factors will only bring temporary relief, so start with the food.
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Re: I've lost 20 pounds in a month and gained 2 back?
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2010, 01:51:24 PM »
I cannot express to you how helpful explaining this to us, means to me! what a relief!!
Thank you so very much~~  :-*
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Re: I've lost 20 pounds in a month and gained 2 back?
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2010, 12:14:20 PM »
I had to come back and read this again! Thank you!!
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Ive lost 20 pounds in a month and gained 2 back
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2010, 01:15:12 PM »
Well need more info to help you. What has your workout looked like?

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Re: I've lost 20 pounds in a month and gained 2 back?
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2012, 03:55:57 PM »
This is what I need to do , glad I came across this  :-*

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Re: I've lost 20 pounds in a month and gained 2 back?
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2013, 09:40:08 AM »
Well good write up.. Dear Doug Varrieur I like your fast reply and the things you explained in your post.. I think  losing weight is not a big issue the problem is to maintain the it after reducing...  So thanks for answering..
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Re: I've lost 20 pounds in a month and gained 2 back?
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2013, 05:53:51 PM »
It's all about sharing info Bevis :) Pass that knowledge along!
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Re: I've lost 20 pounds in a month and gained 2 back?
« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2013, 03:54:23 AM »
Loosing weight quickly isn't wise. Its best to loose 1-2lbs a week  and its more likely to stay off. No sugar and low carbs seems to work best for me, but the hard thing once its lost is not putting it back on. A good fitness workout plan with improve diet plan will help you in this regard.
 

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Re: Re: I've lost 20 pounds in a month and gained 2 back?
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2013, 10:24:46 AM »
Hodus have you read dougs book 8)

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Re: Re: I've lost 20 pounds in a month and gained 2 back?
« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2013, 12:34:52 PM »
DOUG YOU ARE AWESOME!

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Re: I've lost 20 pounds in a month and gained 2 back?
« Reply #11 on: June 12, 2013, 08:39:01 AM »
Good news, bad news ;)

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Re: I've lost 20 pounds in a month and gained 2 back?
« Reply #12 on: June 12, 2013, 11:54:27 AM »
thanks so much doug for sharing your wisdom in losing the weight. we know you must be a very busy person, so to take your time to answer questions on the forum means so much because you really care for people.

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Re: I've lost 20 pounds in a month and gained 2 back?
« Reply #13 on: June 13, 2013, 09:52:42 AM »
You are very welcome, I thank all of members and moderators for hanging on to each other and supporting people they have never personally met...the forum is a very special place  8)
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Re: I've lost 20 pounds in a month and gained 2 back?
« Reply #14 on: June 14, 2013, 09:13:46 AM »
Welcome storyofmine11! i am Umpa,Dougs wife.If I can help you please ask ;)