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Q&A Giveaway! Ask the Expert and You Could WIN!

CafeMom is happy to welcome Abby Campbell, weight loss expert and author of One Size Does NOT Fit All, to the Healthy Weight Loss group. Abby will be joining us and taking your questions until March 20th.

Abby is a wife, mother and leading fitness and nutrition expert who has helped thousands of women in the last ten years to lose weight and lead healthy lifestyles.  Her book is the first and only book on the market that focuses on a technique called 'nutrient timing'  to increase metabolism and break through plateaus.

If you want a personalized dieting approach to boost metabolism, breakthrough plateaus and achieve maximum fat loss, ask your questions here! Abby, will be answering your questions March 11th - March 20th. Three moms who ask a question will win a copy of Abby's book, One Size Does NOT Fit All: Meal Planning That Will Boost your Metabolism, Breakthrough Plateaus and Help You Achieve Maxium Fat Loss Today!



Giveaway rules:

  • The Healthy Weight Loss Expert giveaway starts 3/8/13 at 8:00 am (ET) and ends 3/20/13 at 11pm (ET) (the "Giveaway Period").
  • Enter by replying to this post with an appropriate comment during the Giveaway Period.
  • Multiple entries are permitted and encouraged, as it increases your chances of winning.
  • Three winners will be selected in a random drawing of all eligible entries to receive a copy of One Size Does NOT Fit All: Meal Planning That Will Boost Your Metabolism, Breakthrough Plateaus, and Help You Achieve Maximum Fat Loss Today!
  • The random drawing shall occur on or about 4/7/13.
  • No Purchase Necessary.
  • Open to US, DC, and PR residents 16 years and older.
  • Void where prohibited. Click here for the rest of the Official Rules.


by on Mar. 8, 2013 at 10:34 AM
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QueenieAbby
by on Mar. 11, 2013 at 11:06 AM

If you are basing your daily meals on nutrient timing, you should never have to go through a plateau. The reason is because your calories and carbohydrates are constantly changing during the weight loss phase based on your weight changing as well as your daily activities.

Quoting JerseyAirGurl:

Normally how long do stay "stuck" or plateauing before you try to change up your routine?
armyvet06
by Bronze Member on Mar. 11, 2013 at 11:11 AM
How do you measure BMI?
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letstalk747
by on Mar. 11, 2013 at 11:12 AM

 what exercising do you do

QueenieAbby
by on Mar. 11, 2013 at 11:12 AM
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Eating 6 smaller meals per day is only a portion of nutrient timing.

Calorie and carb cycling are also part of nutrient timing. As your body weight goes down, your calories will as well (as most people already know). However, your activity levels are different throughout the week as well. For instance, you may do weight training on certain days of the week. Then you may do only cardio on certain days of the week. You also have rest days. Due to this, you plan your meals accordingly to avoid weight loss plateaus and promote maximum fat loss.

Another part of nutrient timing is including certain types of food around certain activities and before bedtime (as discussed in the previous question).

This may sound complicated, but it really isn't. My book has blueprints for certain activity days of the week that makes planning very simple, while including the foods you enjoy (as long as they are healthy). wink

Quoting JerseyAirGurl:

Is nutrient timing different or similar to the common nuritional advice of trying to eat 6 smaller meals spaced out to speed up your metabolism?


sexydiva4279
by on Mar. 11, 2013 at 11:14 AM
What's better eating 3 meals a day or eating 3 meals and snacks?
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QueenieAbby
by on Mar. 11, 2013 at 11:17 AM
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Depending on how your body reacts to stimulants, coffee can be a good or bad thing. If your body can handle stimulants pretty well, caffeinated coffee can actually help speed up metabolism. wink

As far as soda pop, regular or diet are bad for losing weight. A regular 12 oz. can of pop contains about 12 teaspoons of sugar, and sugar inhibits weight (fat) loss. As far as diet sodas, most contain aspartame which is an excitotoxing ing containchemicals that cross the blood-brain barrier. Excitotoxins also inhibit fat loss. In addition, they have been proven to cause many neurological conditions that do not promote health.

Quoting Janet:

What's wrong with drinking coffee and pop when on a diet?


sexydiva4279
by on Mar. 11, 2013 at 11:17 AM
when is the best time of the day to workout?
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sexydiva4279
by on Mar. 11, 2013 at 11:18 AM
What's your favorite workout?
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QueenieAbby
by on Mar. 11, 2013 at 11:21 AM
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I have studied some about this, and I do believe there is some truth in it. However, most of us have mixed ethnicities which can determine many factors when it comes to the tolerance of food varieties. I would suggest playing close attention to your diet to see how it affects your body specifically. Maybe you would want to keep a food journal and write down how you feel after eating the particulars of your menu. If a certain food seems to promote healthy and vitality, I would put that on your "good" food list... and vice versa.

Quoting Aurorasmom:

does your blood type really play any roll in what foods you should or should not eat?


sexydiva4279
by on Mar. 11, 2013 at 11:21 AM
How do you control cravings?
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