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Finally the scale is going down

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

I had a goal of losing 20 lbs. 2 months ago. I have been following the plan and working out between 1 hr. and 1 hour and a half daily. I lost 6 lbs in 6 weeks and then the scale froze. Well, I finally figured out what I have been doing wrong. For me, it was controlling my sodium consumption. Instead of consuming up to 2400 mg per day, I was taking in 4000 mg and above. Most of this extant came from salad dressing, even the light brands. I love salads. In the last 3 days, I haven't had any salads and have kept my sodium around 2400 mg daily, and I have lost 2 lbs. In 3 days. That makes 8 lbs lost in 2 months with 12 more to go. I feel so much better and am building some good muscles and endurance from working out. I have also got my cholesterol into a healthy range which my dr. is happy about. I love this program. It is a very useful tool to guide me towards reaching my goals.
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  • KISSFIT
    Yay, on the scale moving!

    Got a tip for salads. Dark greens are so good for us, and I was on the hunt forever! (like 2 years) at trying to find a healthy salad dressing. Turns out is was a super easy fix all along. 4 ingredients and I’m diggin' the hell out eating salads now.
    Avocado
    Fresh squeezed lemon juice
    A little pink Himalayan salt
    Lots of black pepper
    I think the key is mixing all extremely well before eating. The avocado coats the greens and it’s delicious!


    1420 days ago
  • DRBARNETT
    That sodium is sneaky
    1422 days ago
  • KNYAGENYA
    I have to mind my salt Intake as well.
    1422 days ago
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