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  • PMartin

    I'm not sure what you mean. Are you asking about costs? On ignite you buy your own food. I buy PlantFusion shake for my breakfast and then I bought veggies, etc. that fit within the program guidelines. There are breads out there like Paleo that are simple and clean with no gluten so you can make sandwiches and they also give you all kinds of recepies. Not really an issue for me as I buy fresh and clean most of the time anyway.

    7 months ago
  • PMartin

    I really enjoyed it. Got rid of a lot of my cravings and bad habits and gave me a fresh start for the future.

    7 months ago
  • PMartin

    DB has a tracker program that I find very helpful. It can keep track of your various nutrients and warn you if you are going overboard on fat, sodium, carbs, etc. I find that most foods are in there and I eat mainly from a health food store with local brands :)

    7 months ago
  • PMartin
    PMartin answered the Question: are there any protein bars allowed during ignite?

    Check out Vega- they have bars that would fit in.

    7 months ago
  • PMartin
    PMartin answered the Question: How do I feel less overwhelmed?

    Start with just one thing at a time if you are overwhelmed. What I did was chose the 15 for 15 workout and just made sure to do that every day. After that I was in a 'groove' and added Ignite. Each morning I played the video on the Ignite program while I got dressed and just kept learning more and more. By the end of the 21 days it was 2nd nature to eat like this and workout.

    7 months ago
  • PMartin

    just go to 'discover' and pick one. You can go to 'workouts' and pick one of the workout categories and watch a preview then when you want to do that workout, just chose it and play.

    7 months ago
  • PMartin
    PMartin answered the Question: I hate drinking my meals , any breakfast ideas ?

    I used to eat "home fries" with various veggies cut up in them for breakfast every day. I think what you have going right now sounds good, too.

    8 months ago
  • PMartin

    Every time that challenge comes up it will show you your last recorded entry as well as your personal best. As for a log of every entry, I'm not sure there is anyplace to find that.

    8 months ago
  • PMartin

    Focusing on the scale is so detrimental. I totally understand that need to see the change each day but have come to realize that this is not reality and that I need to focus on other changes. My body shape changes, my level of fitness, the way I feel. Also, hormones in women fluctuate so this also messes with what we see on the scale and makes us crazy from 2 sides now, lol. Keep drinking lots of water and doing what you are doing. Enjoy the lack of cravings and progress you've made so far. Track your calories and carbs and be sure you are eating enough but not too much. Your body is smart and will shut down if you don't eat enough- I have this happen when I go on low-calorie diets. I loved Ignite for the reasons I explained above- got rid of the cravings, etc. But then I switched to carb-cycling as I noticed my body gets adjusted to what I'm doing really fast and I need to keep it guessing to keep it moving :)

    8 months ago
  • PMartin

    I was very concerned about this as well since eggs were out and now with Ignite so are any of my usual sources of protein with soy going as well. Once I started, however, I didn't find it as hard as I thought I would. I would have a Plant Fusion shake for breakfast with some kale, strawberries and almond butter. A typical snack would be an apple and almond butter. For lunch there is a great veggie chili here at work that doesn't have any soy or gluten in it. Or I'd get creative and make a sandwich with Paleo bread or a Paleo wrap. Dinner was a Joe's Oat Patty gluten-free burger, some veggies and maybe an orange or some grapes or a baked sweet potato with a side mixed veggies. There are also a ton of great recipes on Vega's website/ Engine 2, etc. that don't contain any soy or other harmful ingredients. All said, I found it to be MUCH easier than I anticipated and the greatest thing is that I got rid of the cravings!!! Yay! That had always been one of my biggest troubles.

    8 months ago
  • PMartin

    Good for you, Tiffanyraylene! Keep up the good work!

    8 months ago
  • PMartin

    That would depend on so many factors that there is no one right answer. If all you have to lose is 30 lbs then slow and steady is best and it won't easily be gained back. If you have more weight than 30 lbs to lose then you could lose 30 fairly quickly and then slow down. Create a calorie deficit of 3500 and you will lose 1 lb- that's the basic formula. Now you have to factor your resting metabolic rate, keep track of all of your calories in, additional calories burned through exercise and you should have a pretty good idea of where you stand at any given moment. Of course, other life factors such as hormones and stress come into play and mess that all up sometimes so you would have to take that into account also. All that to say- it takes as long as it takes but each lb/inch is a victory!

    8 months ago
  • PMartin

    I am still working out daily, just not necessarily going the longer workouts every day. I am on the Intellaburn program after starting out with the DB15. When I have a day where I just can't seem to fit something in, I do a DB15 just to get it in. There is almost never a time I don't have 15 min.

    8 months ago
  • PMartin
    PMartin answered the Question: Weight gain in balance phase.

    I'd love to hear an update since it's been a few days. I'm a bit nervous to quit Ignite and enter Balance. I'm afraid that I will start with the cravings again. I didn't exercise like you did but I do a DB workout every day and will continue to do that. I will also continue to drink a shake for breakfast at least 5 days each week but don't want to eat something that will spiral me out of control again. My hubby will be happy, though, as I won't have so many restrictions when we go out (which we do a lot) and I'm already a vegetarian so that is one good thing... I just don't want to see the gains I've made go away. Of course, I could always just start over if that does happen... Anyway- how are you doing?

    8 months ago
  • PMartin
    PMartin commented on andysmith's answer to Best mexican food options?:

    Unfortunately the corn tortillas are usually made with GMO corn, though... :(

    8 months ago