The Dax Moy 30 day challenge - an opportunity missed
You may have heard of this.
You have certainly heard of the Elimination Diet (it's free!)
It looks like the people chosen will have outstanding results. I have linked to several of their blogs.
However these are not 'typical' weight losers.
For a start many of themn - disproportionately - are women - and for women startling weight loss is not that unusual. Usually it is just overcoming bloating - which of course is what the Elimination Diet does.
The exercise side is not that different to other 30-day plans.
Here are some of the people:
Liz Roddis http//my30lbin30dayschallenge.blogspot.com/ (ask her about that 4lb!)
A typical fatty?
"I was up at 5am to do the 56 mile London to Brighton bike ride"
Sarah Brookes http://chocolatebuttonschallenge.blogspot.com
"I am an advanced personal fitness trainer with an interest in fat loss and weight control -"
Not a typical fatty then!
"Currently, I am seven weeks into a 12 week program, but, while I really enjoy the weight lifting side of things, the nutrition planning is way too complicated for me."
Hardly a beginner then!!!!
Certainly very pretty, though
Natasha Broke http://natasha30lbsin30dayschallenge.blogspot.com/
"I had my normal workout this morning with my personal trainer and my friend Janis (who is buddying me on the ED - what a great friend) so skipped the meltdown as she worked us pretty hard."
Ye Gods! A personal trainer!
So, three workouts a day AND a Personal Trainer.
Not exactly typical 'fatties' here!
This person certainly seems genuine.
This person seems genuine
"I've been doing the Elimination Diet along with Dax's Look Great Naked Challenge for about thirty days so far."
Not starting from scratch then!
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" Up at 4 am to do first round of excercises. "
Three sets/workouts a day - so much for those who say 'workout every other day'.
On this level it is not surprising people will lose weight!
"I was up at about 6 to do my first training session. It was harder than I thought it would be, but I really enjoyed it. I did the second lot of training when i got home from work. I had the wife and kids counting and timing it all..once I have finished typing this up I will do number 3, And if I can still walk go and sort my food out for tomorrow."
6 am! and yet...so far all the posts are between 10 am and 1pm.
Something's not quite right.
BUT at least it is a male posting - but he is fairly young and so the fitness gains will soon become apparent.
The reason this will work is because of:
a. elimination of certain foods
b. tons of exercise
c. peer group support
d. loads of water drunk
Also, as said, hardly 'typical people'!
It would have been so much better if those taking part had been more representative. Thus some VERY HEAVY people, some over 50, maybe a coouple in their seventies. More males. Maybe a disabled person or two.
Some in high pressure jobs.
You get the picture.
BUT so far we have people who have their own personal trainers, those who have been on another diet for some time, those who easily cycle 50+ miles...etc.
To be impressive TYPICAL FATTIES are neede, not a hand-picked few who self-select through their enthusiasm and the fact that - so far - most already have outside help and/or are already on a diet.
An opportunity missed!
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