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Welcome to the DDF Weight Loss Challenge!

Want to win against your DDF debating nemesis?
Put your money where your mouth is. Compete against other members to lose the greatest percentage of excess bodyfat  over the course of 1 month. The biggest loser wins the entire pot!


NEW CHALLENGE STARTING AFTER PESACH!

In:
GrodnoKnig



EXPIRED CHALLENGE:

The challenge officially starsts Monday 12/28/15 and ends on Monday 1/25/16.

To Join: Send $20 via paypal to DDFWeightLossChallenge@gmail.com, PM @wayfe when you've done so and you're in!

Daily Weigh-in: Each morning members will update the wiki by recording the changes in weight as well as the total amount lost.
Weight Loss % Calculator https://www.fitwatch.com/calculator/weight-loss-percentage

Rules: Members found frequenting this thread will be immediately disqualified: http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=21151.0;topicseen
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Members:
wayfe-          weighed 1/25/16 - lost 4.43%

Ephcc90

ygygold -        weighed 1/25 - Lost 3.24%

ShlockDoc -   weighed 1/4/16 - lost 1.8%

Ergel -            weighed 1/26/16 - lost 3.7%

Super Speed- weighed 1/4/16 - lost 1.7%

Mordyk -        weighed 1/25/16 - lost 3.6%

Venilla -        Weighed 1/25/16 - lost 7.41%

Sammy82 -    weighed 1/25/16 - lost 4.76%

ryg -               weighed 1/5/16 - lost 1.5%
« Last edited by grodnoking on April 10, 2016, 03:03:31 PM »

Poll

How should we measure the weight loss?

% of loss of the excess weight over a BMI of 20 or 25 for women
5 (20%)
% of body weight lost
20 (80%)

Total Members Voted: 25

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Re: DDF Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #220 on: December 31, 2015, 04:05:45 PM »
Rec. products

McCormick's Grill Mates- Montreal Steak Seasoning and Montreal Chicken Seasoning have saved me numerous times in the kitchen.

I just generously sprinkle steaks and chicken with it and pan sear. Super fast, and very tasty!
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Re: DDF Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #221 on: December 31, 2015, 04:53:24 PM »
Nice!

Just a side note.. I don't know that I'd label grain, dairy and legumes junk. They all offer various nutrients etc. And while limiting your intake or eliminating them altogether may be beneficial for various reasons I wouldn't put them in same category as sugar. Just my opinion.

You are correct. However there's nothing any of those foods provide that can't be found, and usually in greater density, in whole vegetables, fruits, and animal sources.
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Re: DDF Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #222 on: December 31, 2015, 05:03:20 PM »
You are correct. However there's nothing any of those foods provide that can't be found, and usually in greater density, in whole vegetables, fruits, and animal sources.
Maybe. But to call them junk seems like a major exaggeration and honestly probably not helpful.
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Re: DDF Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #223 on: January 01, 2016, 10:03:19 AM »
Make sure not to get off your diet on Shabbos!
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Re: DDF Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #224 on: January 01, 2016, 01:15:29 PM »
Make sure not to get off your diet on Shabbos!
One reason why I refuse to go on one of these no carb diets
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Re: DDF Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #225 on: January 01, 2016, 01:21:51 PM »
One reason why I refuse to go on one of these no carb diets
Why? The program I'm on recommends taking one day off. The benefit's are firstly psychological- if you crave something during the week you tell yourself you can have on your cheat day. Additionally, to keep your body from getting used to eating less/differently and thereby keeping your weight loss from plateauing.
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Re: DDF Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #226 on: January 01, 2016, 01:23:26 PM »
Why? The program I'm on recommends taking one day off. The benefit's are firstly psychological- if you crave something during the week you tell yourself you can have on your cheat day. Additionally, to keep your body from getting used to eating less/differently and thereby keeping your weight loss from plateauing.

having the weigh in day 2 days after a "cheat day" kind of negates part of the benefits.

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Re: DDF Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #227 on: January 01, 2016, 01:24:52 PM »
Why? The program I'm on recommends taking one day off. The benefit's are firstly psychological- if you crave something during the week you tell yourself you can have on your cheat day. Additionally, to keep your body from getting used to eating less/differently and thereby keeping your weight loss from plateauing.
But you end up with two days off. And doesn't eating all that fat and then switching to carbs defeat the whole purpose?
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Re: DDF Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #228 on: January 01, 2016, 01:29:58 PM »
One reason why I refuse to go on one of these no carb diets
Do you find it easier to keep a low fat diet on Shabbos?

Fish, soup, chicken/meat, eggs, are all fats. The only thing I cheat on on Shabbos is one slice challah.
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Re: DDF Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #229 on: January 01, 2016, 01:32:30 PM »
Do you find it easier to keep a low fat diet on Shabbos?

Fish, soup, chicken/meat, eggs, are all fats. The only thing I cheat on on Shabbos is one slice challah.
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Re: DDF Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #230 on: January 01, 2016, 01:50:18 PM »
Do you find it easier to keep a low fat diet on Shabbos?

Fish, soup, chicken/meat, eggs, are all fats. The only thing I cheat on on Shabbos is one slice challah.
Not really on a lot fat diet either. More like a moderation/low calorie diet.
Have a banana or two for breakfast.
Salad with a protein for lunch.
Dinner is hopefully something healthy (whatever my wife cooks) in moderation.
Snack only on fruits and veggies.

So I eat a little more than that on shabbos. Just do it in moderation
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Re: DDF Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #231 on: January 01, 2016, 02:13:05 PM »
having the weigh in day 2 days after a "cheat day" kind of negates part of the benefits.

I lose enough the rest of the week to make up for it
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Re: DDF Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #232 on: January 03, 2016, 10:00:44 AM »
Note
For those weighing daily: If you gain 2lbs over Shabbos but lose 4 the next day (water weight comes off quickly) only add 2lb not 4 to the total lbs lost.
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Re: DDF Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #233 on: January 03, 2016, 11:24:04 AM »
Do scales lie?
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Re: DDF Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #234 on: January 03, 2016, 11:29:18 AM »
Do scales lie?
As much as my mirror does.

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Re: DDF Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #235 on: January 03, 2016, 11:30:41 AM »
I haven't gained an oz from my weight on Friday. Even with my cheat day.
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Re: DDF Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #236 on: January 03, 2016, 11:39:23 AM »
I haven't gained an oz from my weight on Friday. Even with my cheat day.
Congratulations!

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Re: DDF Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #237 on: January 03, 2016, 11:42:50 AM »
I haven't gained an oz from my weight on Friday. Even with my cheat day.
Nice!!

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Re: DDF Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #238 on: January 03, 2016, 11:49:52 AM »
It doesn't make any sense to me.

The book does list some tips to minimize weight gain on a cheat day, but no gain at all?

The only thing I could think was that I lost weight on Friday that I gained back on Shabbos.
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Re: DDF Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #239 on: January 03, 2016, 11:50:56 AM »
Anyone fasting today? :)
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