Going to start NOW better than NEVER at all

posted 2 years ago in Fitness
Post # 2
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2015 - Casa Feliz

How tall are you?

Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

One meal a day or just not eating to stay small sounds like being on the verge of anorexia.  I understand eating smaller portions and healthy to stay fit and small, but just eating crap or not eating at all, has got to be doing more harm than good.  You should probably see a nutritionist in addition to working starting to work out again to get on a healthier eating plan that isnt just starving yourself. 

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

What is “normal” eating?

half of a begal,one cookie,a yougurt,a little bit of homemade kettlecorn,and a few bits of a burger

For an entire day is far from normal or a lot imo.  I’d probably just be passed out if I ate that little  everyday. 

Post # 6
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Busy bee

Damiansmum10:  You’re eating junk! can you describe what a healthy meal to you, is? Lean cuisines are full of sodium so don’t say lean cuisines.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Damiansmum10:  If you are going to work out, then the best thing you can do for yourself, and your weight loss journey is to up your calories.  You can do that via lean proteins, eggs, fruits/veggies, nuts, healthy fats, etc.  I think you will be very disappointed when you see that your efforts are not working, directly due to your calorie restriction. Your body will hold on tight to whatever fat if it is not being fed properly!!  I applaude healthy living habits, via a proper diet and working out, but the best results in when you do both hand-in-hand.  Good luck!!

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 3 months ago by  OUgal0004.
Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2015 - Casa Feliz

If I were you, I would make some changes in my food choices. You need to pick foods that are nutritious and mentabolism boosters. As someone who is not a huge fan of veggies herself, I can understand why you wouldn’t want to eat them, but unfortunately you HAVE to if you want to see any progress. Veggies are the best thing you can eat, really. Just try to play ’em up a bit! Even if you just make some lean chicken or tilapia served on some kale leaves, or are melting mozzarella on some broccoli. I love caprese salad, which is pretty simple to make – just add a slab of mozzarella cheese on a piece of tomato! So basic, but so good. <br /><br />Also, make sure you eat a good breakfast – that was something I wasn’t doing and I could tell I was much hungrier throughout the day back then (thus causing me to pig out more). For breakfast I do scrambled egg whites, one piece of toasted whole grain bread, and a cup of my version of a yogurt parfait (light greek yogurt with berries and granola, drizzled with some cinammon and honey). Or, you could make a tasty shake! You can always sneak kale in a banana peanut butter shake; I promise, you won’t even know it’s in there. Something else you mustn’t forget to do is drink water. Constantly. Sometimes you’re not hungry, you’re just thirsty. There are ways to change up your eating habits that don’t necessarily mean you have to eat bland, yucky food. Oh, and if you’re an avid chip-eater like me, I would strongly recommend snacking on freeze-dried ocra! I know it sounds weird, but I promise it’s delicious. Good luck!<br /><br />ETA: I tried to space out this obnoxious paragraph, but for some reason was unsuccessful.

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 3 months ago by  lumosplease.
Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Ohh, ok, that sounds pretty good.  I was afraid that ‘normal’ was one meal a day or not eating much.  I think as long as there isn’t too much fast food or lean cusine or any frozen meals that are terrible for you, this sort of eating habit with working out will give you results.  That sounds like my usual eating habits my whole life and was able to maintain a pretty constant weight without ever working out.  But when I finally added some cardio and weight training a few months ago, I lost about 8 lbs and toned up some pretty quickly.  I tried to do fitness pal but I just dont have the patience to try to keep up with it so I gave up arleady.  Good luck to you with it though!

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

Damiansmum10:  As someone on MFP, you need to be eating at your calories each and every time, and eating enough.

You can eat 1700-2000 calories a day and still lose weight. I suggest calculating your total daily energy expenditure -20% and eating at those calories. Don’t fill it up with junk food and instead eat almonds, cottage cheese or other snacks and foods high in protein, and I am better you will see the weight come off. You will have more of a chance at keeping it off.

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