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Old April 6th, 2009, 02:59 AM posted to
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Default Are there successful Core losers out there?

we have several women in my weekly meeting who only did core to lose 80/100
pounds, the trick to the core plan is finding out what is a reasonable
portion for you, for me, 3 ounces of beef is more than enough, but for
others, six ounces is reasonable, no matter how you cut it, 12 ounces every
meal isn't reasonable. This new filling food plan might be something you
look at, i haven't studied it enough to discuss it, as core isn't a workable
thing for me because i need an outside factor to portion my intake, Lee
"doug lerner" wrote in message
I am re-posting one snippet from my other, longer thread, because I am
really curious about this while trying to decide what to do going

Basically, I find that journaling and calorie/point limits work and
diets without fixed limits don't work - at least for me. I realize
that dieting is not "one size fits all."

When I tried Weight Watchers Core for a while it didn't seem to work
at all. The diet doesn't make sense (to me anyway) because it is too
easy to take in too many calories even when following the rules
literally and not stuffing yourself. Want an avocado? Sure, it's a
vegetable so why not? Still hungry? Have another serving of fish or

Core to me seem like Atkins with (1) more variety but (2) less
appetite control because you can eat all those insulin spiking foods
like bananas and corn and pineapple and so you never get your
cravings under control.

And when you reduce the trigger foods from Core you're almost back to
Atkins, with maybe less variety...

What I am curious about is this: Are there any really obese people
(like me) who have ever gotten to a normal BMI goal weight and kept it
off just following the Core plan? I am skeptical.

I know it is possible with Flex Points, but am skeptical about Core.