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Postby kamadafuji » Tue, 18 Sep 2012 7:30 pm

WOW! Congratulations SMS. Very well done, and very good news about the cholesterol and gout! (And the other things, lol!)


I have been reading this thread with interest, as I have fought to lose 8 extra kg with insane amounts of exercise. I figured that I could eat whatever I wanted if I ran a few 5k's and the odd 10k and burned the same amount of Kcals off. Nope! Wrong!

I got much more toned, and very fit, but hardly an ounce came off. :-( Weight loss just isn't as simple as putting food in and burning it off. I had to really change my diet.

I read Andy's comment upthread and felt I had to say - exercise is brilliant for you, but that alone will not work for most. The diet is the key.

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Postby vernlai » Thu, 03 Jan 2013 12:08 pm

Hi SMS,

I read with interest with regards to the weight loss program you underwent. Can you please PM me the details. Thanks.

V.

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Postby dresch » Thu, 28 Feb 2013 11:04 am

Hello mate. Would you mind sending me the details?

Serial over-exerciser and under achiever on the scales here.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 28 Feb 2013 1:08 pm

You guys/gals who are interested, can go here for more information.

http://www.cohenlifestyle.com.sg/

I managed to keep the weight off for 5 years now. But a lot is up to you. You HAVE TO CHANGE YOUR LIFESTYLE. If you don't, you will just put it all back on again. I'm now about 4 kg heavier that my lowest, but that is primarily a temporary gain from Thanksgiving in November through Christmas, New Years and CNY. Now I'm back to my normal dietary habits and will shed the few gained kilos in about two months. But it still 20 kg less than my heaviest 5 years ago.

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Postby iamsen » Thu, 28 Feb 2013 5:01 pm

Lived in Japan for 8 years, lost 20 kilos.
Returned to Singapore for 6 months, gain 20 kilos.
:mad:

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 28 Feb 2013 5:13 pm

You have been on a UFO diet izzit?

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Postby morenangpinay » Thu, 28 Feb 2013 5:53 pm

im on seefood diet...when i see food i eat it. :lol:

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Postby Brah » Thu, 28 Feb 2013 9:43 pm

Wow how clever, never heard that one

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Postby the lynx » Fri, 01 Mar 2013 9:25 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:You have been on a UFO diet izzit?


HAHA! I avoid that like plague :P

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Re: I am a New Man! \:D/

Postby Twostep » Wed, 15 Jan 2014 2:06 pm

What an amazing story and achievement, as I've mentioned in an earlier post you have given me lots of motivation ( and geez I sure need it). As a few have noted it's definitely a lifestyle change and you really have to want to make this change to make it work.

I'm in a situation where I need to do this now or it will never happen and I have a lot to work on.

Well done to all the others who have posted with their success stories too. I hope I can contribute at some point too!

Thank you






sundaymorningstaple wrote:Some of you will remember that I went on a diet earlier this year and there are a couple of scattered ongoing updates in the Health Forum. A couple of you have even met me at seasider's before Xmas last year.

Today is the last day of my diet. It has been hugely successful. Beyond my wildest dreams actually. I have spent the past 22 weeks on a fantastic weight loss program that is more a lifestyle change than a "diet". While the credit for losing the weight goes to the Doctor who designed and oversees theses weight loss programs, I would not have know about the program had it not been for Baloo an Admin at singaporum.com who advised me that he was near finishing his run on the program with his unbelievable 49kg loss in 6 months. At that time I though :o what in the devil must I do on this diet to obtain losses like that. After reading the links that he gave me, I found that his losses were "almost normal" with others both before and since. A few losing up to 90kg in a year. Two were recently featured/interviewed on Today Tonight an Australian TV Program (last Thursday a week ago - June 6) One who just finished losing 88kg on this program in one year.

Anyway, today is the last day of my programme proper.

I started the diet on the 13th of January but cut down on some stuff one week earlier. After 20 weeks on the program I had lost exactly 25kg. I've been on a specially prepared stabilization diet for the past 16 days. This was to stop the weight losses without causing our bodies to react adversely and causing cravings, hunger and ultimately weight gain. I have lost another .8kg since then for a total weight loss of 25.8kg. I'm 1.7m tall and weighed 94kg when I started. Today, I weigh 68.2kg and I have gone from a 40" waistline to a 31". I can now wear the Tuxedo I got married in, back in 1983, for my 25th Wedding Anniversary this coming September. Do you have any idea how good that feels?

The weight-loss program does not have you taking any pills, special shakes, specially prepackaged foods or supplements (other the multivitamins - which you buy from whomever you feel like). While the diet is a low carbohydrate one, it IS NOT a high protein or high fat one. It is a balanced diet. The food is all fresh and unprocessed consisting of leans meats, seafoods & poultry and plenty of fruits and vegetables. Of course there are foods that are not allowed during the duration of the program but hey, it's a minor inconvenience considering what can happen.

The weight loss is great. But the real eye-opener is the other things that have happened due to this program. My HBP which I have had to deal with for the past decade has been borderline high around 145/95 while under medication (2 types). I am also a long time gout sufferer and cholesterol was elevated so was also taking meds for that & the gout. In February I had an appointment with my GP (usually quarterly). He noticed that I appeared to have lost weight (explanations then followed, along with links for his own research as he had not heard of the program either). I was 4 weeks into the program at that time and had lost about 6kg. He cut my Gout meds (allipurinol) in half.

Saturday two weeks ago I went again to the doc. He almost fell over. However, he wasn't complete dumbfounded as he had done some research. I, on the other hand had quit taking my BP med on Thursday so Sat was the beginning of the 3rd day without any. When he took my blood pressure he had to check and do it 3 times because my blood pressure was NORMAL at 110/70. I asked him how long before residuals of the meds would be out of my system, and he told me 24 to 36 hours max. At any rate, he stopped all my BP meds right then. He also asked me to monitor it for two weeks and ordered a full blood work-up and urinalysis. When I returned this past Saturday for the follow-up. My blood pressure was still at 110/70 AND My uric acid levels were within normal ranges as were both my good and bad cholesterol. Therefore he has stopped all of my medications now. For the first time in a decade I'm 100% pill free and literally "in Perfect Condition" health-wise. I have a BMI of 23.6 and a 14.7% Body Fat Ratio

Now comes the rebuilding of my physical self so I can strap on the scuba tanks again! I've just regained 20 years of my life. I weight the same amount that I did in July 1968 when I was discharged from active duty. That was 40 years ago.

If anybody amongst our readers needs to seriously consider doing something about their weight then I would strongly recommend that you consider getting more information on this program!

SMS

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Postby SINexpat » Thu, 16 Jan 2014 10:49 am

SMS, congrats on the weight loss. My only concern is that the "diet" you were on is different than what you would be on as a lifestyle.

When it comes to eating, you have to consider overall health and hormones. What we stick in our mouths directly impacts all the various hormonal secretions so while calorie in vs calorie out is a primary driver, quality of food choices are very important.

A book I recommend for anyone interested in eating as a lifestyle, not a fad diet, I recommend reading 'The Schwarzbein Principle'.

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Postby the lynx » Thu, 16 Jan 2014 10:51 am

SINexpat wrote:SMS, congrats on the weight loss. My only concern is that the "diet" you were on is different than what you would be on as a lifestyle.

When it comes to eating, you have to consider overall health and hormones. What we stick in our mouths directly impacts all the various hormonal secretions so while calorie in vs calorie out is a primary driver, quality of food choices are very important.

A book I recommend for anyone interested in eating as a lifestyle, not a fad diet, I recommend reading 'The Schwarzbein Principle'.


Trust me, he still eats like he did now. :P


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