Exclusive, I do as many videos a week as I can, sometimes 4, sometimes 14, just all depends on my energy level, but I'm not going out and doing anything else on my own, just DB.
I don't believe so. Any key you hit on your keyboard instantly ends the video and takes you back to the website. I think a phone might be a good alternative to your PC.
I eat 3 meals a day with a snack between lunch and dinner. I don't feel like it's holding me back at all.
I've been eating veggie tacos for lunch every day. I get low carb tortillas and put in baby spinach, tomatoes, cucumber, avocado, and white onion. Then the only thing that makes this sort of mexican is sliced jalapenos. I finish it off with a squirt of olive oil, it's really quite tasty and the whole thing is probably 100 calories. Almost all of it is the tortilla.
Yeah, I just do one of their free workout plans and adjust the calories each time I do a video until it matches. Stupid to have to do that, but I guess in the grand scheme of things it doesn't really matter what you do and what you say you do as long as you are doing something.
This isn't so much a trick question as it is a question with no easy answer. Like "What are some household items I can use to build my own car?" Sure it's probably possible but it's not going to be as easy as that.
From experience I can say this, Cardio does seem to be the key. This is my second round of weight loss. The first time I did the same strength exercises I did in the Army when I was 18. Pushups, situps, and a variety of other movements. I lost about 35 pounds and I looked a lot better, but still not that great. I could feel my abs underneath my layer of belly fat.
This round of weight loss I'm using DB and I'm taking it's suggestions almost every day. So I'm doing a mix of cardio, core, strength, and now even yoga! I have only lost 24 pounds as of this morning and to be honest, I'm thinking about going to maintaining mode because my belly is so thin. I can definitely see the light at the end of this tunnel this time. I may go for a few more pounds, but I definitely think the cardio burned off all of that extra fat where as last time I was toning up but not burning off enough fat to see the results. That's my two cents anyway, it's definitely possible, but youv'e got to work at it, watch what you eat and how much and keep on a regular work out cycle.
Weight loss first, then toning up. Just hit 24 pounds this morning, so another 10 pounds probably and I'm right where I should be and I can focus on the tone and strength.
Flexibility? What is that? I have none and I have no hope of ever gaining any.
I don't do it often, but McDonald's Sante Fe Salad is a really good low cal fast food option. It's actually fairly tasty as well. Certainly had a lot better, but not sure I've ever had one with only 330 calories.
My other option isn't exactly eating out but I keep these 1 portion veggie trays in my fridge at work. Whenver things get crazy that's my go to lunch. It's 150 calories of baby carrots, broccoli, and celery, and a tiny cup of dip. It's enough to buy me a couple of hours, and if things are still crazy I just eat another one.
I'm not ready to make that call just yet, but I'll probably be in this frame of mind soon. Just one new video a month would be perfect for me, although with 6 trainers, you'd think each one could do 1 a month.
I disagree that dieting without cardio will drop weight. I am probably in the same boat as you, I'm pretty fit but as I age my spare tire just keeps coming on stronger and stronger every year. There have been lots of times over the last few years where I've done nothing but count calories and I've been able to lose consistent weight. It comes off slowly, but if you do it right you can lose weight this way.
Of course doing the cardio is going to increase your results 10 times, but if you can't do it, it's still worth it to count calories for the (hopefully) short healing period until you're back to 100%. I guess the alternative is to do nothing and just eat whatever you want and gain weight, and that's obviously counter productive.
I've also picked up a tip from these videos which is building strength increases your metabolism, so if you can't find a good way to get your heart rate up, just lift weights. Increasing your metabolism will mean you're burning a bit more calories all day every day.
I've been doing the same. I think the thing that puts me over is the baby carrots. I can eat them all night long every night, but I'm still losing weight so I don't think it's an issue. If you're losing weight while eating too many fruits and vegetables than I'd say you're in the same boat.
I always just thought they meant the top few levels were cooler than the rest, I never thought it had anything to do with paying extra money for them. It just means if you hit those top levels you're awesome, they just worded it in a way that seems to suggest something different.
6 pounds a week is too much in my opinion, 2 is just about perfect. I'd stick with that and feel great knowing you're losing weight in a healthy, manageable, and maintainable way. That last one is key, if you take drastic measures to lose huge amounts of weight as fast as possible, they are not life decisions, and that weight is going to come back. You need to change your behavior slowly over time and make new habits for yourself. Once they are habits, the behavior will continue and you will maintain your weight.
I never feel bad taking a break when I need it. It's always been my understanding that exercise damages your muscles and the rest period you give yourself is when your body heals the damage. After the damage is healed you've gained the strength you're going for, so in my mind the rest period is just as important as the actual working out.
So in practical application I just make sure if I've worked my arms out really hard one night, I work on my legs or core the next. I just keep that pattern going and I'm able to maximize the exercise and rest periods.
Guess you can do anything when you're physically fit. Congrats!