I am finishing Cardio Sculpt tomorrow. I have enjoyed the program, and I have seen improvement for sure. I definitely couldn't do all the advanced moves even at the end. Should I repeat the program again? My main goal is weight loss, with a need for some toning, especially in the core and upper body. I still have about 20lbs to go.
I have a crazy work/college schedule, so working out in the evening after I get done is my best time. So far it's working great!
Although the bun has gluten/wheat, and ketchup has a LOT of sugar...
Welcome, both of you! Honestly, the community here is kind of touch and go. There are some really helpful people that answer questions as they can, but there's no guarantee when they're around. The DailyBurn support staff answers sometimes as well, but I don't thing there's enough of them to support the influx of new people. Often their answers seems sort of canned, but not always. I think this site has a lot of potential, but it almost seems like they launched a little too soon. There are parts that feel unfinished. I certainly have seen results from my personal exercise routine on here, and so I have stayed past the trial. It's worth a try for sure. I am hoping in time they catch up with what they are actually trying to do. If they do, it will be a great site.
Yes, I do! I like it a lot. It's not the most AMAZING flavor, but it's good. I use both vanilla and chocolate. :) And as far as I can tell from reading the label, it's good for Ignite.
You might try just adding things to what you're already eating. I'm not sure if you're on the ignite phase, but if not, you can add a little cheese to things to bump up the calorie content. Almond butter is a good one too. Any nuts are great calories. I know it's hard to eat when you don't want too. I wish I had that problem. I eat when I shouldn't!
Are you eating 1200-1500 calories a day, and then burning 500-700 of those calories you ate, for a total calorie consumption of between 500-1000 calories? If so, you are NOT eating enough. You need a minimum of 1200 calories to keep your body from thinking it's being thrown into starvation so it clings to everything it can.
I would recommend arrowroot. It's a natural thickener, but doesn't have any of the evil 6 in it.
I use PlantFusion. It meets the requirements and is cheaper. It's still around $40, but better than $65. Good luck!
I would also like to know this!
So I weighed in today. At the same weight, maybe 1/3 of a lb less. Still 176, though. I dunno. I guess I'll try the 1400 another week.
I had my RMR measured at a doctor's office a month or two ago. It was 1710, which was much improved from my original RMR of 1530. I multiplied that by 1.3, which is a "lightly active" lifestyle. That equals 2223. I am currently eating 1400 calories a day, for a deficit of 800. That was upped from 1200 calories in my original post. Hopefully that will help my body let go of the fat. It has to be thinking I am staving, because I can't imagine 1200 calories being too much. I will weigh-in again on Friday to see if I've lost anything. I hope so. If I have gained, I'm not sure what do but give up. I just can't seem to find a combination of calories and exercise that works. We'll see for sure Friday. Thanks!
I use PlantFusion. It's a pea/artichoke plant based protein supplement with stevia as a sweetener. I love it. I found it at my local Natural Grocers. Comes in Vanilla Bean and Chocolate here, but there may be more online.
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