I took a hiatus from exercise and combat sports to heal a sports hernia, and I didn't exercise for the first 6 weeks of the program and still I've lost an avg 4 lbs a week. I can see how discouraging it may be, but I would rather see some bed-side training for these counselors It's almost a shame the diet works so well, cause that initial cost and the continued pressure to buy more of this or that "on sale" They cost about as much as you would pay for a protein bar in the store but less fat, sodium, sugar, and carbs. Guess what, I don't work there. Maybe it is a requirement to have experience selling used cars , They should be up front with how much it costs BEFORE someone decides if they want to try it.
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