100 lb. Club - weight loss book by founder of Curves gym

05-05-2003, 08:56 AM
I saw an ad in Pages magazine (book review magazine) for a book by the founder of Curves gyms.

It's called "Curves-the power to amaze yourself" by Gary Heavin.

There are some reviews of it on amazon. The diet sounds fishy to me-it says if you work out three days a week you can eat what you want for the whole month as long as you watch what you eat for two days a month. I don't see how this could work. I'd gain ten pounds.

Thought some people here would be interested.


05-05-2003, 11:09 AM
That sort of sounds to me like it's missing the whole point of dieting. Well on of the points anyway. Part of the point (for me) is eating healthier, and changing the way I eat, and watching the crap I put in my mouth. And I would think that it would be hard to eat healthy two days a month when I eat whatever I want for the rest of the month.

05-05-2003, 12:22 PM
Please. I'd be as big as a house! You know, MAYBE it would work if the exercise you were getting those three days a week were really intense, say, an hour of cardio at 85% of your max heart rate followed by an hour of weight lifting. The Curves workout is a good workout, but there's no way in **** it's intense enough to burn off "whatever you want."

Sheesh. That just really made me mad for some reason. :mad:

Goddess Jessica
05-05-2003, 06:57 PM
Whoa whoa whoa, ladies.

Let's hear from some people who do Curves and the diet and see what they say. Hee! We've become ravenous dogs, chewing up anybody that comes our way with a so-called diet. Grrrrr.

05-05-2003, 07:11 PM
I would be interested in hearing more about it. There is one in my area but I have never spoken to anyone who belongs to it. If the facts of the diet are correct though, I can't imagine it working for me.

05-05-2003, 08:36 PM
Originally posted by Goddess Jessica
Hee! We've become ravenous dogs, chewing up anybody that comes our way with a so-called diet. Grrrrr.

:lol: Jessica! I really got a giggle out of that! You're absolutely right. And I ought to be one of the first to realize that what works for one person might not work for me, and vice-versa.

Calling off the dogs (for now!).....

05-05-2003, 11:00 PM
It doesn't sound like it would work though. Speaking from personal experience my current job has just enough activity(tons of stairs, walking, lifting, turning a wrench) associated with it to maintain 230 lbs and eating whatever I want. Okay who wants to weigh 230 lbs???

Miss Chris

05-06-2003, 11:35 AM
Miss Chris, I would be THRILLED (well, maybe not thrilled but happy) at 230 right now so it is all a matter of perspective. :)