Wednesday, March 25, 2009

How One Sister Lost 125 lbs in 9 Months

Tamara Harbison is a huge loser and proud of it. The 27-year-old waitress from Morrisville, North Carolina, shed a whopping 125 lbs in 9 months with the help of Dr. Ian Smith's book "The Fat Smash Diet: The Last Diet You'll Ever Need" (St. Martin's Griffin).
I am so happy for anyone who can lose 125 lbs in 9 months. But I don't think this is a realistic timeline for the average American that has responsibilities like a 40 hour a week job. 125 lbs in 9 months is equal to 3.4 lbs a week loss. That rate of weight loss is very hard to maintain when you are in the process of learning all new habits.

I am also not a an advocate of taking out food groups for the purpose of a detox.

So if you can lose weight that quickly I am happy for you, but if you can't don't feel discouraged. People need to lose at rate where they can learn lifestyle habits that can keep the weight off for the rest of your life.

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