I don't know about you, but I notice weight loss from working out alone is a bit slower but lasts longer. Dieting is short term effective but I find it hard to be disciplined at both simultaneously. Hoping, as I mentioned before that SLD will help me get results faster.
So, I thought I'd start a conversation about some workouts to supplement SLD--here is my top list. What are yours?
My mom lost 40 lbs and has kept it off for 8 years. (she's 60, 5'2, and small framed so this was a major makeover) using workout videos and books. The books that got both of us started were by Joyce Vedral, her "Fat Burning Workout" , "Definition" and "Weight Training Made Easy" were very effective. If you read them now they are very dated --it was the 1990's "fat free" era when she talks about dieting. But, the workouts worked. She has a very casual, down to earth approach that has worked for a lot of people. Again, if you pick one up and read it you'll see much of her advice is dated when it comes to food. You just need to skip that part. Those workouts took a little longer than she promised; but they really did work great. I fell off over time because I knew the workouts so well I wasn't challenging myself and needed something new.
I picked up her "Winning by Losing" back in Feb and gave it a try for a month...The pros: It is tough! It works! I lost about 3 lbs in a month. The cons: more time consuming- 1 hour at the gym, 5 days a week. Jillian is strict. I got the flu in March, then got caught up in traveling and fell off the wagon here. Yes, I realize it is now June. Where does the time go? I think I want to pick this back up again.
Bill Phillips, Body for Life
My sis swears by this one, so do lots of people I know. I found the workouts and meal plans a little boring and hard to stick to. But, the results are pretty dramatic if you're ready to go gung ho. I bet SLD would help deal with the hunger I had while trying this out. I was never able to make it through the 12 weeks, I lasted 2-3 at the most. (notice a pattern here?)
Kathy Smith, Lift Weights to Lose Weight
She has a couple of quick 20 minute DVD's that are simple and a good way to get started. Kathy isn't quite the maniac as the others, she's professional. If you find Joyce Vedral's casual/amatuer approach a little scary, this might be a good workout for you.
Hope that helps somebody! I'd love to hear more suggestions/opinions...