LA Weight Loss - Newbie looking for a buddy and/or advice!

05-28-2009, 06:03 PM
Hi! I'm new to L.A. weight loss and doing the program at home. Just wondering if anyone has any advice about the program? Also looking for a buddy to be accountable too. I'm doing plan #2, so far I've lost about 7.5lbs in 3 weeks. I work out about 5-6days a week, run/walk 5km 4 days and weights and ab work 2-3 days. I'd appreciate any advice anyone could give me as I'm not going to the centre. Thanks :D

05-28-2009, 11:11 PM
Hi and welcome to the 3FC LAWL forum! Soujds like you're making very good progress so far. This is a great place to meet others with similar weight loss goals. I find posting here helps to keep me focused on my program (currently red w/ lites) and more accountable. Jump right in to the conversations :)

06-01-2009, 03:43 PM
Hey there.. Welcome to the circus!

The one thing I would stress, considering your workout schedule, is to make sure you eat ALL your portions. You may/will find that if you don't your weight loss will slow down, or even stop. This happens because your body will struggle to retain all the calories/water it can to help with recovery.

It's almost as if it goes into starvation mode to compensate for the losses.

Also, what I was taught when I started working out again, is that if you eat lean protein and healthy carbs (fruit) immediately after your workout, you body will continue to burn calories/fat and the influx of protein will speed your body's recovery from the workout so you won't be as sore the next morning...

Congrats on the losses so far!!

06-02-2009, 12:00 AM
Thanks for the great advice! I always make sure to eat all of my daily servings...i started slacking for a bit and found I could hardly run a mile so I plan my meals now around my exercise!