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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!

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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 #420 on: September 04, 2016, 04:25:38 PM »
I really like the batch-cooking concept, where all the cooking for the week is done, in bulk, over a couple of hours on Sunday (non work day), and that's what I would be doing if I had a full time job.

Plus, for us Jews, I think it can be easily incorporated into Shabbos cooking on Fri, which would make life even easier
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Re: DDF Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #421 on: September 04, 2016, 04:28:48 PM »
Yep, so far we've got 10 almond crusted schnitzels, 1 baking sheet of roasted zucchini and another of broccoli...

Next will be Moroccan (tomato Sauce & veggies) flounder
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« Reply #422 on: September 04, 2016, 04:31:51 PM »
Nice! I love it.
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« Reply #423 on: September 04, 2016, 04:42:27 PM »
I really like the batch-cooking concept, where all the cooking for the week is done, in bulk, over a couple of hours on Sunday (non work day)

That's what I meant by meal prep.
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« Reply #424 on: September 04, 2016, 04:45:37 PM »
Also, Nom Nom Paleo's spicy tuna cakes (for my husband and baby)

Soft boiled eggs

Maybe some mini cauliflower quiches...

What else is easy?
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« Reply #425 on: September 04, 2016, 04:49:35 PM »
Sliders, roasted sweet potatoes (and/or other root veggies).
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Re: DDF Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #426 on: September 04, 2016, 04:57:23 PM »
Don't have any on hand now, but Pelleh Poultry came out with some delicious and W30 compliant cherry duck sausages...
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« Reply #427 on: September 04, 2016, 05:07:21 PM »
Don't have any on hand now, but Pelleh Poultry came out with some delicious and W30 compliant cherry duck sausages...
Link?
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« Reply #428 on: September 04, 2016, 05:08:32 PM »


Yay! And about time...
Honestly, how much does this help? The average American is giving their kids way more added sugar than that. Way more. Even the ones who think they're fairly healthy.
I wish "they" would do more to educate consumers, children and parents etc.
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Re: DDF Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #429 on: September 04, 2016, 05:10:03 PM »
What are you eating?
Salad and protein breakfast, lunch, supper. I rarely eat potatoes or bead.

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« Reply #431 on: September 04, 2016, 05:14:57 PM »
Honestly, how much does this help? The average American is giving their kids way more added sugar than that. Way more. Even the ones who think they're fairly healthy.
I wish "they" would do more to educate consumers, children and parents etc.

This is how it starts. Little by little. You got to remember that our "experts" (like the AHA, FDA and ADA) have been hounding us about the dangers of fats for the past 90 years, while completely forgetting (or being paid to forget) to mention refined sugars and grains. It'll take a while for the complete revolution.
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Re: DDF Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #432 on: September 04, 2016, 05:34:18 PM »
Salad and protein breakfast, lunch, supper. I rarely eat potatoes or bead.

Any fat? If you are eating too little you can screw up your metabolism and that'll stop you from losing
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« Reply #433 on: September 04, 2016, 06:55:14 PM »

Any fat? If you are eating too little you can screw up your metabolism and that'll stop you from losing
Real fat? No.

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« Reply #434 on: September 04, 2016, 07:05:34 PM »
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Re: DDF Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #435 on: September 04, 2016, 07:08:21 PM »
What's real fat mean?
Scratch that. I don't eat fat other what's in tuna/eggs/chicken

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Re: DDF Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #436 on: September 04, 2016, 07:37:46 PM »
How about foods like Avocado, or EVOO?
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« Reply #437 on: September 04, 2016, 07:38:35 PM »
I don't know what you mean by "real fat", but fat is an essential (they're called essential fatty acids for a reason) and necessary part of a healthy diet. Also, without the additional calories from fat, you're likely not eating enough.

You need to understand that you don't lose weight by depriving your body of food or forcing yourself to exercise to a caloric deficit. You can't punish your body into losing weight. You lose weight by eating nutritionally beneficial foods, working with your body to help it heal and shed all the taxing, unnecessary pounds.

Maybe try adding some healthy carbs (sweet potatoes, pumpkin, butternut squash, fruits) and healthy fats (1-2 tbsp of oil, or 1/2 to 1 avocado per meal) for a week. Then you can cut back on the carbs, keeping the fats. Hopefully that'll help you overcome the plateau.
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Re: DDF Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #438 on: September 09, 2016, 02:08:24 PM »


Swapped some Enoki mushrooms for noodles in this chicken soup! Inspired by the Udon Miso soup at Day 5 Sushi.

Don't buy them for $5-6 from the expensive kosher supermarkets- you can get them for $1 from the Chinese food stores (down on 8th ave, 53rd st in BP)
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« Reply #439 on: September 09, 2016, 02:12:43 PM »
Nice!
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