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  • CharlieW77
    CharlieW77 answered the Question: I gained 4 ounces in two days, what the heck!

    I don't know much about Ignite, so I don't know if it requires you to weigh yourself frequently. I do know that weighing yourself often can be frustrating, because it fluctuates. From livestrong.com: "Everyone experiences weight fluctuations. Women retain water periodically due to hormone shifts. High-sodium intake contributes to water retention. Some medications can contribute to weight changes."

    Also, are you weighing yourself at the same time, each time? Some recommend weighing yourself in the morning after "using the facilities" but before you eat or drink anything. Weighing yourself at the beginning of the day one day and then at the end of the day the next will undoubtedly give you different results.

    over 1 year ago
  • CharlieW77

    Any yummy alternatives to just veggies?

    over 1 year ago
  • CharlieW77

    Depending on your diet and all sorts of other factors (gender, age, current weight, etc.) you could start seeing results on the scale after a week. Assuming you're looking to lose weight and burn fat there are so many other ways to measure results. Take a picture of yourself from the front and side and compare it to a month from now. You might see a difference! Aside from that, take your measurements (chest, waist, belly, etc) and do it again in a month and if you're consistent with your diet and exercise, you may see a difference. We just took my wife's measurements today after a month of her working out and trying to get rid of all her baby weight, and already she's lost at least a 1/2 inch in all areas and as much as 1.5 inches! Not only that, but you may see your clothes fit differently. Since I've begun working out consistently and eating better over the past couple of months, my pants are looser and I can tighten my belt four notches tighter than when I started! So there are a myriad ways to see results.

    over 1 year ago
  • CharlieW77

    Looking into it some more, I've found that 1-2 pounds is recommended mostly because it's an attainable goal to set each week. The point is to set reasonable goals that you can reach, otherwise if you set an unrealistic goal and you don't reach it week after week, you may get discouraged and quit because "what's the point?" might set in.

    over 1 year ago
  • CharlieW77

    I did log a weight a few hours prior to starting the workout. And like I mentioned, the Intelliburn meter showed up and told me how many calories I had burned so far, I just didn't take note of it because I assumed there would be a final tally at the end.

    over 1 year ago
  • CharlieW77

    I just did TBT day 1 yesterday via the iOS app and the Intelliburn meter showed that I was burning calories. But when the workout was over and the summary screen appeared it said I burned no calories. Does the final Intelliburn tally appear anywhere on the web site so I can know how much I burned?

    over 1 year ago
  • CharlieW77

    If you're basing your daily caloric allowance on what DailyBurn tells you, be sure you check your activity level is accurate. When I first started tracking on DailyBurn at the beginning of this month I choose "mildly active" as my activity level, thinking I should take into account my workouts. My weight loss immediately slowed and I leveled off as of last week. I took a look again and saw that the activity level should be based on my day WITHOUT taking my workouts into consideration, so I was initially eating more calories than I should have been.

    over 1 year ago
  • CharlieW77

    I've heard that 1-2 pounds is the safest amount to lose in a given week,

    over 1 year ago
  • CharlieW77

    Plenty! I was directed to this list just the other day and there are a lot of good snack ideas including frozen grapes, peanut butter and banana on whole wheat bread (I toast mine), Craisins and apple chips. There are a total of 100, so there will be plenty of ideas to choose from: http://www.sixsistersstuff.co...

    over 1 year ago