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  • v MINDOVERMAYO
    Lyndsey - thanks for your post! 1000 calories is very low and I don't always stick to that. I do try to stick to 20 points per day, but I always use all of my Flexpoints and sometimes my Activity Points, too. 1000 is way too low - especially if you are exercising regularily. My guess is that maybe you aren't eating enough?

    Core is an awesome plan - it gears you toward whole, non-processed foods and gears you away from sugar. Basically, sugar is the number one diet no-no. It just makes you crave more! I really strive for eating clean and keeping full with protein and complex carbohydrates. Here is a typical day for me - in fact, this is exactly what I ate today!

    Breakfast (6:30): 1/4 cup Quaker oatmeal cooked with 1/2 cup skim milk. Top with a teaspoon each of ground flaxseed, wheat germ and honey, and 1/2 cup blueberries. 1/4 egg whites, 1/4 cup eggbeaters topped with a teaspoon of fat-free shredded cheddar and a dash of green tabasco.

    8:00 - COFFEE! I must have coffee!! But, I don't use cream - except on the weekends I allow myself sugar-free creamer.

    Snack (9:30): handful of grapes, 2 oz. sliced turkey

    Lunch (12:30): tossed salad topped with 1 can of light tuna and balsamic viniagrette; 2 Kavli crackers with 1 wedge of Laughing Cow cheese

    Snack (3:00): Small apple, Champion whey protein shake - cookies & cream flavor

    Dinner (6:30): 3 oz grilled chicken, a bunch of veggies, 1/4 whole wheat pasta and low-sugar tomato sauce

    Snack (9:30): 2 Dove dark chocolate pieces

    Notes: I drink about 100 oz of water per day. I mix it with Crystal Light Raspberry Green Tea to help me get that down! I very rarely drink soda - it's so bad for you!

    Workouts - I lift weights three times per week. On days I lift, I do 20 min. of cardio. On days I don't lift, I do 40-60 minutes of cardio. I take 1-2 rest days per week, depending on how I'm feeling.

    My advice on exercise - stick with it. It takes a while to see results. Mix things up - surprise your body. Do interval training with cardio, bringing your heart rate up & down a few times. Lift weights!! When you do cardio, that only burns calories for the duration of your workout. When you lift, you build muscle. Muscles work harder in your body and require more calories on a 24/7 basis. Work on core areas like your chest, back & legs. Think old school stuff like squats, pushups, pullups. Use free weights! Do 3 sets of 10 reps. If you can't do 10 quality reps, do less. A crappy rep does nothing for you. On your last rep, you should BARELY be able to get the weight up.

    You can do it!! Hang in there with Core and let me know if you need anything else.
    4492 days ago
  • v BOONEY456
    Hey Barbie:
    So, I just started the Core Plan on WW two weeks ago and am following it pretty strongly. I even count calories to make sure that I am not over doing it... I usually eat around 1200 a day.
    I exercise etc.. but no results... what should I do?
    I noticed on your food diary that you eat below 1200 calories (which I thought was unsafe).
    I know you are sticking to your points... but is that OK?
    With the Core plan.. should I aim for 1000 calories instead?
    Any help would be great. Thanks!
    -Lyndsey
    4492 days ago
  • v JENNAFRMI
    Thanks heater, I cant wait to get fit and healthy
    4586 days ago
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