(Closed) The New and Improved me! Baseline/ Day 1

posted 8 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 1993

That’s great!

Are you sure you’re counting your calories right though? Cause according to WebMD BMI calculator, at your current calorie intake (1589) you should actually be losing 1lb/week already!

When I started actually counting calories, I realized how much portion size matters. What I considered a normal portion of cereal/milk was at least twice the amount on the side of the box.

So if you actually stick to 1600/day diet + exercise you should be toning up/losing weight in no time!!!!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

You are a woman on a mission!  ;D  I love it!

Not sure if you’re looking for more advice, but… there are some easy ways to swap out healthier items from some components of your typical meals, and you may not even miss the old ones.  For example, if you switched to a cereal that had less sugar and more fiber, you’d do yourself a world of good — and they totally make cereals now that have fiber and still taste damn good.  No more of that cardboard-y bran crap!  Add wheat bread and veggies to that lunchtime sandwich, and maybe swap out the tots for some fruits or veggies, but obviously only the ones that you like and that you’d be stoked to snack on (I’m a huge fan of hummus with veggies or wheat crackers).  In all honesty, I love savory bad-for-you foods (not really a sweet tooth, but LOVE cheese and fried things), but when I eat healthier I feel better, sleep better, and my energy goes up.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Eat things that are worth it! If you’re eating food that has little nutritional value cutting calories will only get you so far. Switch the cereal for oatmeal and an egg or two for example. 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

After a few weeks of working out/dieting I was getting frustrated that I wasn’t losing any weight and a big problem for me was TOO MUCH SODIUM!  It just makes you retain water, so look out for that too!  And you’d be surprised how many calories random drinks can add…I’ve completely cut out everything except for 1 cup of coffee in the morning and 1 gatorade while I work out, other then that its water all day every day.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Oh totally, when the temptation is in front of your face, that’s the WORST!  I so understand.  I was at happy hour with my girls last Monday when I promised myself I wouldn’t eat any bar snacks, but rather have a drink then head home for a sensible dinner, and the first thing my girlfriend said when I sat down at the bar was, “Hey!  How do you feel about burgers?  It’s half-priced burger night!”  UGH of course I had one.  ๐Ÿ™‚

If you don’t like lettuce, skip it instead of forcing yourself to eat it!  I’m a huge believer in eating the healthy things you like, and not forcing the ones you don’t down your throat.  Veggies with fat-free dip are just as good!

If you’re in the mood to try a new cereal, I highly recommend Kashi Go-Lean Crunch.  I know, it sounds unpleasantly healthy, but it tastes sweetly cinnamon-y, and it has lots of protein and fiber, which would help keep you going in the morning.  Changing your eating habits is sooooo hard, I know, but GET IT, GIRL!  ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Oh also — I don’t know how you feel about yogurt, but I super love fat-free Greek yogurt.  It’s been strained so it’s waaaaaaaaay creamier than regular yogurt, so even the fat-free one tastes decadent.  I like the plain kind with honey and granola, but I think they make flavored ones now.  Also has TONS of protein!

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