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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 #60 on: December 23, 2015, 11:30:17 AM »
I marked up the rules with my tax comments. Hope that's ok.

OK, I'll allow. Even though that is discriminating against those who are just a point or 2 above their recommended BMI.

Affirmative action allowed for women? A healthy BMI for females is 25 as opposed to 20 for males.
« Last Edit: December 23, 2015, 11:38:20 AM by wayfe »
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Re: DDF Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #61 on: December 23, 2015, 11:32:44 AM »
i would love to join but i started my weightloss journey right after Pesach. i've hit the slow and steady pace right now :)

if anyone wants inspiration, feel free to pm me for my blog where i talk about my whole weightloss thing  ;)
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Re: DDF Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #62 on: December 23, 2015, 11:37:12 AM »
i would love to join but i started my weightloss journey right after Pesach. i've hit the slow and steady pace right now :)

if anyone wants inspiration, feel free to pm me for my blog where i talk about my whole weightloss thing  ;)

Awesome for you for sticking to it this long! Maybe join anyway and find ways to kick things up a notch?
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Re: DDF Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #63 on: December 23, 2015, 11:39:31 AM »
I marked up the rules with my tax comments. Hope that's ok.
According to the CDC the sweet spot is a BMI of 18.5-24.9, so 20 seems a bit low to aim for. For a male that's 5' 10" (like myself) I'd have to weigh 140 lbs in order to have a BMI of 20.1, there's no way I'm going down to that low
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Re: DDF Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #64 on: December 23, 2015, 11:42:03 AM »
Any Tim Ferriss fans?

Here's a cheat sheet for his Slow Carb Diet. I'll be sharing some other tips and excerpts from his "4 Hour Body"



Rule #1 includes starches- sugar as well veggies like sweet potatoes, yam, butternut squashes...

Rule #3 includes sodas, juices, milk, beer, other alcoholic drinks. Unsweetened teas and coffees are allowed.
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Re: DDF Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #65 on: December 23, 2015, 11:44:10 AM »
some apps i've found helpful:

MyFitnessPal is a bit of a pain but i only use it to track my weight. they don't have all the exercise things i do so i can't really use it.

BMI Calculator is super helpful to see where i'm at. it's also useful because i made my Whatsapp status be my BMI to keep me accountable to all my friends. they'll ask me if they see it hasn't gone down in a while.

Boxing iTimer Lite- this helps me when i want to work out using time and not reps. like planking for 30 seconds or whatever. it's the free version but it's just as good.

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Re: DDF Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #66 on: December 23, 2015, 11:46:48 AM »
According to the CDC the sweet spot is a BMI of 18.5-24.9, so 20 seems a bit low to aim for. For a male that's 5' 10" (like myself) I'd have to weigh 140 lbs in order to have a BMI of 20.1, there's no way I'm going down to that low

It's just a goal- something to aim for. Doesn't have to be accomplished in one month.
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Re: DDF Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #67 on: December 23, 2015, 11:50:04 AM »
It's just a goal- something to aim for. Doesn't have to be accomplished in one month.
I'm absolutely not interested in going down to 140 at any point in my life, I would look famished! I have a relative that did the sleeve and went down from ~300 to ~165 and he looks quite scary.
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Re: DDF Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #68 on: December 23, 2015, 11:57:12 AM »
It's Wednesday- just enough time to order Nutpods from Amazon to arrive in time for Monday.

http://www.nutpods.com/collections/dairy-free-creamers/products/french-vanilla-unsweetened-4-pack

Nutpods is the best dairy-free milk creamer alternative I've ever tasted.

Why would you want to avoid dairy during our challenge? Simple. Milk has a high insulinemic response despite have a low glycemic index.

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"Despite low glycemic indexes of 15-30, all of the mik products produced high insulinemic indexes of 90-98, which were not significantly different from the insulinemic response of the reference bread [generally white bread]..."
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Re: DDF Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #69 on: December 23, 2015, 12:03:20 PM »
It's Wednesday- just enough time to order Nutpods from Amazon to arrive in time for Monday.

http://www.nutpods.com/collections/dairy-free-creamers/products/french-vanilla-unsweetened-4-pack

Nutpods is the best dairy-free milk creamer alternative I've ever tasted.

Why would you want to avoid dairy during our challenge? Simple. Milk has a high insulinemic response despite have a low glycemic index.

honestly if you're not allergic, i would stay away from any fake stuff. use real sugar. use whole wheat. just use it sparingly. leave the lab-created stuff for other people.
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Re: DDF Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #70 on: December 23, 2015, 12:07:37 PM »
honestly if you're not allergic, i would stay away from any fake stuff. use real sugar. use whole wheat. just use it sparingly. leave the lab-created stuff for other people.

I disagree with you.

It's not lab created. It's a mix of coconut and almond milk. There's hardly anything fake in it, with ingredients like
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"Purified water, coconut cream, almonds, natural flavors. Contains less than 2% of acacia gum, sunflower lecithin, dipotassium phosphate, gellan gum, sea salt.

There are lots of reasons to avoid "the real thing".

And I consider allergies to be on a contiuum. Not merely allergic or not.
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Re: DDF Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #71 on: December 23, 2015, 12:11:45 PM »
OK, I'll allow. Even though that is discriminating against those who are just a point or 2 above their recommended BMI.

Affirmative action allowed for women? A healthy BMI for females is 25 as opposed to 20 for males.

Hmm, I guess we could make it 25 for women. 

People with a BMI of 21 or 22 are not winning this thing anyway, unless they're in prison in siberia.

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Re: DDF Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #72 on: December 23, 2015, 12:12:18 PM »
I'm interested!
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Re: DDF Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #73 on: December 23, 2015, 12:18:47 PM »
Thinking of doing a simple low calorie diet? Might not be the smartest way to do it.

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« Reply #74 on: December 23, 2015, 12:22:08 PM »
I'm interested!

Great! Check out the wiki.
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Re: DDF Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #75 on: December 23, 2015, 12:22:18 PM »
Need a consistent time of day weigh in.
Morning or night?
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Re: DDF Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #76 on: December 23, 2015, 12:23:30 PM »
Does there need to be a daily weigh in? I'm going to be traveling a lot that month...

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« Reply #77 on: December 23, 2015, 12:24:52 PM »
Need a consistent time of day weigh in.
Morning or night?

First thing in the morning is always best. Results get skewed once you eat.
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Re: DDF Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #78 on: December 23, 2015, 12:30:24 PM »
Does there need to be a daily weigh in? I'm going to be traveling a lot that month...

I guess not. But there must be one on the starting day and a few over the month...
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Re: DDF Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #79 on: December 23, 2015, 12:32:49 PM »
i don't advise a daily weigh-in. it can get frustrating and it's not very helpful. personally i've found a weekly weigh in on Wednesday or Thursday morning (in birthday suit) to be the best.
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