Post # 1
I have a super fast metabolism, I’m 5’5 and 45kgs (99lbs). But somehow have fat on my hips and gut. Anyway I woild love to get rid of the gut, but this is mainly for my health.
I suffer depression and want to get healthy to help that, but as I always look healthy it can be hard. I’m also super fussy!
I woke up this morning decided to cut softdrink out of my diet (with exeptions on special occasions). I’ve also decided to cut down on the take out (once or twice a month instead of week, I know it’s terrible! ).
I eat loads of carbs, bread and pasta mainly, lots of dairy. I don’t tend to snack a lot.
What are some yummy healthy snacks?
Any other girls have this issue? Being so skinny I just never felt the need to eat right. My fiancé is less lucky and on the larger side (not that I’m vein enough to care) so if he can get healthy too that would be a great bonus.
I would also love to avoid the “you’re so lucky” comments because being tiny isn’t all good, it can suck too.
Post # 2
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gamerlover: I’m in a similar situation. My metabolism is crazy fast so I never needed to diet and I actually have to remind myself to eat so my blood sugar doesn’t get low. I’ve found that food with more protein tends to stay with me longer so I don’t get as hungry. When I eat a ton of carbs (which I love love love) my blood sugar spikes and drops and then I am starving a couple of hours later. Anyway, I have a protein bar for breakfast each morning (I’m not a morning person, it’s just easy and I’m full until lunch), lunch is usually dinner leftovers. I’ll have a snack like another protein bar, some hummous and veggies, yogurt in the mid afternoon. DInner is usually chicken sausage or boneless skinless chicken breast with veggies and small amount of starch. My DH does all the cooking but he’s good about changing it up even with the same protein every day. So we might have a stir fry one day, chicken sausage and peppers the next, baked chicken breast with spices, etc etc. I’ve found that eating smaller amounts of protein-rich foods 4 or 5 times a day keeps me full and keeps my energy from flagging and maintains/I lose a bit of weight.
I’m sure you’ve heard all the exercise helps depression and (obv) weight loss blah blah blah already. I’m a lazy POS myself and don’t work out, but it’s always an option as well. 🙂
Post # 3
soontobeMrsBoo: heh! I’m also so lazy but the new dog in the house needs more walks that my other dog so I’m forced to exercise!
Thanks so much for the response I think I will up the protein intake I’m constantly hungry!