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June 18, 2013 1:28 PM
I KNOW THAT YOU CAN EAT WHATEVER YOU WANT AND EXERCISE IT OFF OR EAT IT IN SMALL AMOUNTS. THIS CHALLENGE IS FOR PEOPLE WHO WANT TO PUSH THEM SELVES EVEN MORE :) NO STRESS. IF YOU MESS UP ONE DAY JUST PICK YOURSELF UP AND TRY AGAIN :) THESE ARE MY GOALS . AND REMEMBER THERE ARE HEALTHY FATS AND SUGARS YOU CAN EAT THAT WILL KEEP YOU FROM CRASHING. ITS OUR MENTALITY THAT RELIES ON FAKE PROCESSED FATS AND SUGARS. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO TRY THO CHALLENGE OUT AND SEE THOSE EXTRA POUNDS DISAPPEAR AND FAT PERCENTAGE GO DOWN THEN TRY IT OUT. ITS ABOUT TRAINING YOUR BRAIN. IF YOU TRY IT OUT AND ITS NOT FOR YOU THEN QUIT. BUT AGAIN THIS CHALLENGE IS JUST FOR 60 DAYS OUT OF YOUR LIFE. MESS UPS ARE ACCEPTED.
June 18, 2013 1:28 PM
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No thanks :)
You don't need to cut out any foods to lose weight. You just need to eat at a deficit.


And this reply added value to her posting how? If you have nothing positive to add, why add the negative stuff? Just sayin'...

I think the OPs goal is very admirable, and something we could all benefit from. I would give it a shot if for no other reason than to bring awareness on what I put in my mouth, as I consider myself 75% clean and would like to do better.


She didn't speak negatively of the OP's goal. She was just stating that clean-eating is not the only path to weight loss. Not everyone can abstain. Just like not everyone can eat in moderation.
  7030416
June 18, 2013 1:29 PM
Sounds good to me, I-m in
June 18, 2013 1:33 PM
QUOTE:

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No thanks :)
You don't need to cut out any foods to lose weight. You just need to eat at a deficit.


And this reply added value to her posting how? If you have nothing positive to add, why add the negative stuff? Just sayin'...



I believe she was "just sayin" also, but without the cutesy bit of vernacular.

Her input was not negative, it merely presents an alternate method for people who are looking for a SUSTAINABLE way to lose weight.
June 18, 2013 1:33 PM
Eating a deficit may be all that is required for weight loss, but why lose weight if you are going to be skinny and unhealthy? I could eat a deficit by eating one huge greasy burger a day, but in the end I would end up skinny/sick/ and unhappy. Lose weight by eating healthy foods that promote happiness and well being. What OP is posing is actually NOT extreme, there are MANY great substitutions for milk (almond, soy, rice) and there are many substitutions for gluten (almond flour, rice flour). But making these switches isn't hard when your already eating healthy with mostly veggies, fruits, and some meats. :)
  17135320
June 18, 2013 1:34 PM
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Her reply added value because it pointed out that what the OP has proposed is extreme and really just plain unnecessary when it comes to weight loss. Eating at a deficit is all that is required for weight loss, that simple.

And even though the OP chose to ignore that, there are other people who read these threads and hopefully one of them will listen to the logic and reasonable advice that was offered.

The OP never stated that anything other than eating at a deficit is required for weight loss. It is not extreme, illogical, or unreasonable for some people to choose not to eat sugar, gluten, dairy, etc. It's a choice. It's ok if it isn't yours. That doesn't make it wrong.
  1318720
June 18, 2013 1:37 PM
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Her reply added value because it pointed out that what the OP has proposed is extreme and really just plain unnecessary when it comes to weight loss. Eating at a deficit is all that is required for weight loss, that simple.

And even though the OP chose to ignore that, there are other people who read these threads and hopefully one of them will listen to the logic and reasonable advice that was offered.

The OP never stated that anything other than eating at a deficit is required for weight loss. It is not extreme, illogical, or unreasonable for some people to choose not to eat sugar, gluten, dairy, etc. It's a choice. It's ok if it isn't yours. That doesn't make it wrong.


A lot of people on these boards are unaware that you can lose weight without cutting certain foods out. That's the point. She also didn't say in the OP that she was aware of this. The other poster was pointing it out for clarification, not only for the OP, but for other people reading this thread.

Also, yes, cutting out large amounts of types of food is extreme. I did not say it was illogical or unreasonable, those were your words. I said it was not necessary for weight loss. Because it's not.


ETA: I don't care how you or the OP eats. The point here was facts/information being provided. Once that is handed out, do what you will with it.
Edited by adini749 On June 18, 2013 1:38 PM
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June 18, 2013 1:41 PM
The concept of clean eating for me is absolutely horrific. I just eat well and factor things like beer and chocolate into my calories for the day if I want it.

I believe that success in weight loss in due to absence of deprivation. So I wouldn't join you in this in a hundred years, but good luck.
  41865998
June 18, 2013 1:42 PM
Add me for support. Motivation. Tips. Meal plans. I also created a group for us. 60 day challenge: eat clean! Discipline guys! your body will love you!
June 18, 2013 1:44 PM
Its not for everybody but other is just 60 days out of your life! Its about discipline and detoxification. some people are ready some aren't and that's okay with me!
June 18, 2013 1:45 PM
Uhm... you do know your body takes care of "toxins" on it's own, right? There's not really anything to 'detox'....
  31141556
June 18, 2013 1:46 PM
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I KNOW THAT YOU CAN EAT WHATEVER YOU WANT AND EXERCISE IT OFF OR EAT IT IN SMALL AMOUNTS. THIS CHALLENGE IS FOR PEOPLE WHO WANT TO PUSH THEM SELVES EVEN MORE :) NO STRESS. IF YOU MESS UP ONE DAY JUST PICK YOURSELF UP AND TRY AGAIN :) THESE ARE MY GOALS . AND REMEMBER THERE ARE HEALTHY FATS AND SUGARS YOU CAN EAT THAT WILL KEEP YOU FROM CRASHING. ITS OUR MENTALITY THAT RELIES ON FAKE PROCESSED FATS AND SUGARS. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO TRY THO CHALLENGE OUT AND SEE THOSE EXTRA POUNDS DISAPPEAR AND FAT PERCENTAGE GO DOWN THEN TRY IT OUT. ITS ABOUT TRAINING YOUR BRAIN. IF YOU TRY IT OUT AND ITS NOT FOR YOU THEN QUIT. BUT AGAIN THIS CHALLENGE IS JUST FOR 60 DAYS OUT OF YOUR LIFE. MESS UPS ARE ACCEPTED.


Really, is all this yelling necessary?
  30267599
June 18, 2013 1:46 PM
So true!
June 18, 2013 1:47 PM
QUOTE:

I KNOW THAT YOU CAN EAT WHATEVER YOU WANT AND EXERCISE IT OFF OR EAT IT IN SMALL AMOUNTS. THIS CHALLENGE IS FOR PEOPLE WHO WANT TO PUSH THEM SELVES EVEN MORE :) NO STRESS. IF YOU MESS UP ONE DAY JUST PICK YOURSELF UP AND TRY AGAIN :) THESE ARE MY GOALS . AND REMEMBER THERE ARE HEALTHY FATS AND SUGARS YOU CAN EAT THAT WILL KEEP YOU FROM CRASHING. ITS OUR MENTALITY THAT RELIES ON FAKE PROCESSED FATS AND SUGARS. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO TRY THO CHALLENGE OUT AND SEE THOSE EXTRA POUNDS DISAPPEAR AND FAT PERCENTAGE GO DOWN THEN TRY IT OUT. ITS ABOUT TRAINING YOUR BRAIN. IF YOU TRY IT OUT AND ITS NOT FOR YOU THEN QUIT. BUT AGAIN THIS CHALLENGE IS JUST FOR 60 DAYS OUT OF YOUR LIFE. MESS UPS ARE ACCEPTED.


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  41865998
June 18, 2013 1:47 PM
I will not be joining you. Not only because I don't really care for the whole "clean eating" fad (I heard someone at work the other day say 'anything with white flour in it is terrible for you' noway ), but also because.. it's summer. Talk about a hard time to start eating clean. Yes, there are plenty of fresh fruits and veggies, but there's also beer and ice cream and chips and s'mores and hot dogs and so much more!!!

ETA: I forgot about burgers! drinker
Edited by iamkass On June 18, 2013 1:51 PM
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June 18, 2013 1:48 PM
I'm with you!! Well, on the sugar at least. I also plan on cutting down on gluten and cheese (greek yogurt is still a winner for me!). So I'll do my adjusted thing while you do your thing!! Sounds like a great thing to do!
  23154461
June 18, 2013 1:48 PM
Lol wast yelling my caps were on and my key board on my phone is weired. My apologies:) that's why there are smiley faces included.
June 18, 2013 1:51 PM
I'd really like to join - I'm very curious to see what that kind of change will look like on me after that long, however I will be cheating at least one day a month. I have to have milk or I start PMSing bad - other than that tho I'd really like to join you
June 18, 2013 1:51 PM
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Its not for everybody but other is just 60 days out of your life! Its about discipline and detoxification. some people are ready some aren't and that's okay with me!



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Good luck in all your endeavors, OP. flowerforyou
Edited by adini749 On June 18, 2013 1:51 PM
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June 18, 2013 1:51 PM
If only that were complete true, then people wouldn't have liver failure or gain fat or have their moods affected by what they eat.

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Uhm... you do know your body takes care of "toxins" on it's own, right? There's not really anything to 'detox'....
  23154461
June 18, 2013 1:51 PM
In for the challenge. Dairy free and pretty much gluten free anyway - trying to cut out sugar but struggling. When are we starting the 60 days? Now?
  31910440
June 18, 2013 1:51 PM
I'm in!
  35355915
June 18, 2013 1:53 PM
Good luck to you all.
I consider myself to have been working hard to get back on track, but there are things I will not do. Such as this.
But I find it very brave of whoever is joining. I wish you all the luck (I know you don't need luck for this kind of thing, but a little bit might help, for situations such as passing by the bakery at the moment they are taking fresh bread out of the oven, I bet it would be best if that didn't happen)!
I hope to hear that at least some of you made it and who knows, I might even go nuts after seeing the results and give it a go ;)
  36830474
June 18, 2013 1:53 PM
I'm a vegan and prepare pretty much all of my own foods, so prepackaged junk food is a rarity. However, that is more because my tastes have changed to appreciating more natural foods and I love to cook! I am not swearing anything off, but I'd be happy to join a group or support you in your attempt.

-It seems pretty obvious to me that OP is just trying this to challenge herself, and knows that a calorie deficit is all that is needed for weight loss.
- Not all of us are here strictly for weight loss. Stop making that assumption. I want to have a healthy body and maybe get a bit buff. Weight loss is a byproduct, not the goal.
June 18, 2013 1:53 PM
Not sure I have the willpower yet. But I would love to know what you're eating!!! Recipes please!! Seems like everything is either bland or fattening. The only thing I've found so far that's clean to eat and appeals to me is eggs.

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