How Do you Plan to Shed the Pounds in 2012?

   By drodriguez  Jan 03, 2012

After indulging in all of the rich holiday snacks most of us wake up January 1st resolving to eat healthy, exercise, and lose weight. A recent SheSpeaks poll finds that more than half of us list losing weight as our New Year’s resolution. There are many tools out there that claim to help you lose the extra pounds quick, but do they really work? Check out these products on the market that some of our members have given a try.

P90X Extreme Home Fitness Training and Workout DVD System
This intense workout is very popular among our reviewers who love the results they’ve seen from the demanding regiment of the muscle toning workout. The system includes 12 DVDs, a detailed nutrition plan and motivational support. Keep in mind though that this does not seem like the type of workout DVD for beginners and you do need extra equipment to go along with the DVDs like weights and a chin up bar. Member jjsurvey52 enjoyed the workout but warns about how demanding the system can be for some, “This is a great work out! It is very demanding though. My husband and I did this prior to our wedding and it really helped us thin out and create muscle tone. I wish I could incorporate it into my "regular" schedule, but the hours and eating plan is very difficult for us to live with. We are always out and about so having to come home everyday and work out for over an hour was pretty tough.”

Fiber Choice Weight Management Chewable Tablets
Adding fiber to your diet is an important part of any healthy weight loss plan. Some of our members report these tablets taste pleasant and make them feel fuller longer. The Fiber Choice website says that the prebiotic fiber aids in losing weight and supports a healthy immune system. Member Goldendelicious has this to say about the tablets, “I have taken these fiber tablets before and liked them. My best friend has been taking them consistently for the last couple years. I don't mind the flavor though they do remind me of tums. They definitely help you to feel full longer. I actually highly recommend them to anyone who is looking for a way to incorporate more fiber.“

Fitness IQ Shake Weight
We’ve all see the ads for the Shake Weight on TV, the incredibly muscular man/woman holding effortlessly on to the weight as it bobbles back and forth. Though the ads are entertaining and humorous to many, does the Shake Weight actually work? Member zigisitch talks about her experience with the weight, “After seeing the Shake Weight on Ellen I had to buy it for my sister as a gag gift...and as it turns out, it was just that. While we laughed, we wondered if it worked and it pretty much did nothing. You would get more exercise lifting it up and down, then having it shake..”

Nintendo Wii Zumba Fitness 2
For those of us that love the results of this popular dance style workout Zumba provides but get a little shy doing it in front of strangers at the gym, there is the Nintendio Wii Zumba Fitness. This second installment of the Wii Zumba Fitness offers 32 new routines and music tracks from many contemporary artists. The game will also teach you 20 different styles of dance like Samba, Merengue, and Bellydance. Member baynton4us says, “I recieved this abt 3 wks ago. What a life changer, it's fun and energizing, specially if you enjoy music. So glad my dau-in-law talked me into it. I am not a person to go to gyms so this works great for me, I have lost a few pounds. I only do it 3 times a week for 40 minutes. It's great!!”

Have you incorporated any of these tools into your weight loss plan?

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Alisonn by Alisonn | Biglerville, PA
Jan 04, 2012

I had not thought about adding fiber. Will have to give that a try! thanks for the information and the shake wake truth!

rugame2 by rugame2 | Chicago, IL
Jan 04, 2012

I got a free stability ball, and have been doing 250 core crunches twice per day. My stomache hurts, but I can feel the burn.

kellibliss by kellibliss | NARRAGANSETT, RI
Jan 03, 2012

I plan on shedding pounds by eating right and continuing my workout at Curves! I just joined and I love it! I wish I joined a long time ago!

Andrear25 by Andrear25 | SPRNGFLD GDNS, NY
Jan 03, 2012

I am not one for dieting - can't stick with it. I have however, started cutting back on portions at meals and fewer in between sugary snacks. Also, I take the bus home after work and instead of going directly to the stop a block away from the office, I have started walking back several stops to catch it. Its definitely not going easy to lose those extra pounds!!

jedigal by jedigal | ODESSA, TX
Jan 03, 2012

Well I'm having a baby in Feb, so my exercise will be limited until end of March/beginning of April. But since a gym isn't really in our budget this year, my fitness plan will consist of using the Wii fit plus I already have, walking in the mall for an an hour a couple days a week and when summer comes around, swimming in the pool. Also, planning to eat more fruits and veggies.

Food4Thought by Food4Thought | Oldsmar, FL
Jan 03, 2012

I'm trying to cut so many sweets out of my diet. I love desserts! I really need to loose some pounds though. I'm trying to exercise more as well and drink more water.

basilandcatnip by basilandcatnip | GARLAND, TX
Jan 03, 2012

I'd love to try a few of these products. Right now it's about grocery shopping wisely and moving more.

tami5725 by tami5725 | PEARISBURG, VA
Jan 03, 2012

My husband and I joined a 30 day weight loss challenge. We seem to do better as a pair. I do the cooking and since he was a body builder when he was younger, he the coach--and my excuses don't work on him!

angiedeak by angiedeak | MILFORD, IN
Jan 03, 2012

I forgot to say my plan to get fit. My husband and I have resolved to cut down on our portions at dinner and hold each other accountable when it comes to snacking. I've started taking my lunch to work instead of grabbing fast food (I work on the road, so this can be very tempting every day).

angiedeak by angiedeak | MILFORD, IN
Jan 03, 2012

I haven't tried any of these products, but I have done the Just Dance for Wii. It is so fun and gets my heart rate up, too! I don't own a Wii, but if I did, I think Zumba fitness would be fun since I love going to Zumba class at my local fitness center. Zumba fitness would allow me to do it right at home! Saves gas driving to the gym!

couponingbetty by couponingbetty | Pearland, TX
Jan 03, 2012

i have not tried any of these products either, I plan on losing weight and leading a healthier lifestyle in 2012 by eating healthier and exercising. We have a WII as well as an Xbo Kinect for christmas Santa brought the Biggest Loser for Kinect so that should be fun. We also like to play some of the adventure games which are good for a good sweat. One thing I did to rid the house of sweets was on New Years Eve I baked all of the left over cookie dough in the house so on New Years Day the kids and their friends and family ate them all up! I'm looking for a healthier 2012.

Sobolol1 by Sobolol1 | Phoenix, AZ
Jan 03, 2012

I use an online trainer program that is FREE, called Live Fit, it is amazing and everything is set up for you! So easy, no excuse not to do it. Also, using the Free app for my android called myfitnesspal.

mardel by mardel | SCHAUMBURG, IL
Jan 03, 2012

I have not triedany of these products but I will try the fiber choice tablets and the Wii zumba dvd. As of now I am trying to cut down on eating so much red meat and pork. I am Mexican so rich foods is what I love. Drinking more water and teas. Great tips!!! Thanks