Who isn't using Ignite?
I have been working with a personal trainer for the last year and a half. What he has advised me to do is working for me. He has given me a daily calorie goal, and suggested a good mix of macro-nutrients within that goal, eaten in 5-6 small meals a day. Following his advise, as well as his workouts and those of DB and other videos I use, I have lost 78lbs in that year and a half, and a total of 106 lbs in the last two and a half years. I looked at the Ignite program and did not see any compelling reason to switch.
I am already eating a mostly paleo/primal diet, and when I signed up, the Ignite plan is basically primal eating (good proteins, fats, veggies, fruits and avoiding gluten, soy, and dairy). I'm finding some new recipes, but I probably won't subscribe to it after the trial. You can find so much on the paleo/primal way of eating online. Check out nomnompaleo.com AWESOME recipes!
I am not doing the Ignite program. I am trying a whole-foods approach with lots of veggies and lean meat, along with workouts at 4-5 days a week. I have lost 6 pounds the first week, but I believe that will slow down as my body adjusts to the new plan--I just hope I can stick to it! The paleo diet is similar to the whole foods; they both cut out processed foods and processed sugars, which is really essential to any diet regime. I looked at the ignite, and decided that I am not ready for that strict of a plan at this point.
Don't try to cut out every single "bad" food in the whole world all at once! Just be aware of what you are eating and the portion size. Example: if you want ice cream after a day of healthy eating and a good workout, have ice cream! Just modify the serving you would usually have--I've found that a small scoop will satisfy me as much as a whole bowl, and then I don't feel guilty. Good luck!
My biggest problem is chowing down on fastfood for lunch at work. I have cut down those meals to 1-2 a week now (used to be every day!). I think for me, when I am working out, I naturally lean towards fresh veggies/fruits and lean meats. I also live with my boyfriend which limits me to making food with his appetite in mind (not so keen on tri-daily salads).
I'm not on ignite because I see a doctor recommended dietician fairly regularly and she helps me with all the dietary advice I need for weight loss, and monitors my progress with every visit. Who better to consult than a professional right?
No I'm not., although I'm sure it is a great program to follow, I find it a bit to restricted for me. I am no expert, but I am just eating healthy, or trying to anyways. I am eating from all the food groups, with healthy fats and protein sources. I am a huge evening snacker, which is hard for me with a kitchen full goodies for the kids. I do lose weight we I avoid all the junk and eat only whole foods that nature has made. What are you eating?
I'm not. I think any program that involves buying products made by that program is ridiculous.
I'm a big believer in DASH. It is ridiculously easy to understand and follow, doesn't involve buying even so much as a book, and it was even voted best diet by US News and World Report recently.
Here are the basics: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/heal...
I didn't sign up for it, because I lead a healthy lifestyle as is. I get my recipes from blogs and magazines dedicated to health and fitness and I always know what vitamins to eat and how to .. keep myself healthy. It's a lot of research, but I do it anyway.
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