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Easier to quit smoking than lose weight

I thought it would be so hard to quit smoking after 25 years, but compared to losing 30 pounds, it was a piece of cake. I'm on a very low carb diet. I take metabolic boosters and fat busters, exercise at least 30 minutes everyday and I've been on the plan for 16 days and I've only lost 5 pounds. I'm so frustrated. Anybody have any advice or encouragement? I've shortened my goal to 10 pounds and if I can get that off, I'll work on the next 10 pounds. But geeze this hard.
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I thought it would be so hard to quit smoking after 25 years, but compared to losing 30 pounds, it was a piece of cake. I'm on a very low carb diet. I take metabolic boosters and fat busters, exercise at least 30 minutes everyday and I've been on the plan for 16 days and I've only lost 5 pounds. I'm so frustrated. Anybody have any advice or encouragement? I've shortened my goal to 10 pounds and if I can get that off, I'll work on the next 10 pounds. But geeze this hard.
If you are on a low carb diet, eat your carbs during the day. Avoid carbs at night.
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Different people lose different amounts of weight at different rates.

Your hard work will pay off in the end. Just stick at it.
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I've lost 30 lbs., become skinny and have a flat stomach now that I've quit eating carbs at night. I eat whatever I want during the day, but at night I avoid all carbohydrates. It's hard to do for the first month, but then it becomes habit. I will eat this way the rest of my life. It keeps me slender and it's awesome.
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I found it easier to lose weight, cos I never smoked.

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i have the opposite problem, im trying to put on a few pounds!
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Actually I say low carbs, but I hardly eat any carbs at all, except for whole wheat bread, one slice three times a day. Only because I need the energy. Otherwise, I don't eat white bread, rice, pasta, potatoes, sugar, carrots, corn or anything that contains sugar or starches.
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Different people lose different amounts of weight at different rates.

Your hard work will pay off in the end. Just stick at it.
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you've only been going 16 days. just be patient. these things take time.

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5 pounds in 16 days is actually pretty good

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Most diets fail because people don't get the results they expect right away and they give up. Just hang in there. Coming from experience, give it more time. I'm very fit and slim now and where I want to be, but it took about 3 years of gradual weight loss and a lifestyle change to get there. Besides, even if you don't see the "results", you should realize you are taking big steps to becoming healthier (though I hope all the supplements/aids/fat burners you are taking are safe), and that's what really counts.
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I thought it would be so hard to quit smoking after 25 years, but compared to losing 30 pounds, it was a piece of cake. I'm on a very low carb diet. I take metabolic boosters and fat busters, exercise at least 30 minutes everyday and I've been on the plan for 16 days and I've only lost 5 pounds. I'm so frustrated. Anybody have any advice or encouragement? I've shortened my goal to 10 pounds and if I can get that off, I'll work on the next 10 pounds. But geeze this hard.
well you're only suppose to lose like 1-2 pounds a week. just stick with it




















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well you're only suppose to lose like 1-2 pounds a week. just stick with it
Exactly. If you were loseing weight any quicker then it'd be bad

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I thought it would be so hard to quit smoking after 25 years, but compared to losing 30 pounds, it was a piece of cake. I'm on a very low carb diet. I take metabolic boosters and fat busters, exercise at least 30 minutes everyday and I've been on the plan for 16 days and I've only lost 5 pounds. I'm so frustrated. Anybody have any advice or encouragement? I've shortened my goal to 10 pounds and if I can get that off, I'll work on the next 10 pounds. But geeze this hard.
Keep going

losing weight for me was alot easier then stopping the cancer stick, I geuss the simplicity is smoking is a hard habit to nut out, where as eating well and doing a few laps around the park, takes the will power (so does quitting the fag mind you)

Once you get into the habit of eating right and exercising, seems to be planted in your daily life activities!
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you've only been going 16 days. just be patient. these things take time.
Patient? DENISE?

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