Post # 1
So I am slightly overweight. Not awful, but I used to be a jock and now I’m not so the crap I could eat, I can’t anymore. That being said, I am HORRIBLE about planning healthy food to eat. So has anyone had luck with a website or anything that is good for planning healthy meals?
I wanna lose for the wedding but I also want to be in better health and condition. So any tips you have for meal planning or workout programs you can do, hopefully with not much equiptment or at home I would appreciate it!!
I’ve seen stuff like P90X, Insanity, all that, but I don’t know any real people who have done them. Or… this sounds sad but like the dance work outs, there are the ones that Julianne Hough does as well as the more, PG 13 rated dance workouts,(ie Flirty Girl Fitness) anyone used them?
Sorry this is long, just something I don’t really know how to do! I’m used to having a coach yelling at me to run more lines so I really need some directions.
Post # 3
honestly the thing that changed me permanently since i could actually keep up was going to see a nutritionist. She made a chart for me telling what i could eat at every meal + snacks. she tailored it to my likes and dislikes. i saw her for 5 follow up appointments so she could give me more tips and see how i was doing and if the plan needed to be altered at all. it really worked wonders for me. I have lost almost 20 pounds now! i only have 3 to go before i reach my goal wedding weight! and i think for once in my life, i will be able to keep the weight off since it has just become how i eat now.
Post # 4
If you look it up online, I used to use a diet log. I don’t remember the name but google it and you can put in what you ate and it’ll tell you the calories/sugar/fat/etc. I found that was too much work though so now I just try to add fruit and veggies to every meal, that way I’m eating less crap. I still eat crap, I love junk food, but I eat a lot less. And carry water with you everywhere you go!
I was on the Instanity bandwagon but working out 6 days a week wasn’t working for my schedule, and its a 6 day a week calendar. Now I run 3-5 days a week, once I get back into a normal schedule I’ll go back to 5-6 days per week of 40-60 minutes of cardio and 30-40 minutes of weight bearing excercises, which is what I used to do when I was a good girl.
Post # 5
ok so today im getting back on the band wagon… feb was a bit of a fail month for me:(
the only thing that helps me is taking account of everything i eat, its theonly way i actually see how much junk food im eating:S
last night i made out my meal plan for today, tonight im going to make my meal plans for the rest of the week, that way i wont stray away from what i have allowed myself to eat and steer twoards the jiucy cheese burger mmmmm….
i eat anything i want but in moderation, i LOVE french fries, i could eat them morning noon and night, but now i have them once a week, theres no point in denying yourself the things you love because you’d go insane, well i would anyway:P
i join spark people, its free, i have the app for my phone so basically i can enter what im eating when im on the go
my main bit of advice is plan ahead, plan your meals, it’ll help and make a work out schedule, cardio 3days a week, strength training 2days a week etc.
hope it helps:)
Post # 6
There are tons of sites out there that are great for this kind of thing. I think there are a lot of bees that use myfitnesspal.com, I personally use loseit.com with a bunch of my friends. The great things about these sites is not only do they let you track calories in and out (the one surefire way to lose weight) but they also give you a support system in the form of friends that can comment on your activities. 🙂
As for work outs are you in to running at all? Couch to 5k is a good resource if you’re looking to get started!
Post # 7
I am a beleiver in “Dr Gundry’s Diet Evolution”! One of my good friends has been overweight since I met her several years ago — the whole time she was always healthy & active, but always carried extra weight and struggled with mild diabetes. After a few months of being on Dr Gundry’s diet… I was shocked how much weight she lost. My husband & I have been trying it (we fell off the bandwagon for a few weeks because of each of us travelling for work- oops!) but I’m a believer!
Post # 8
I would definetly count calories. It is the easiest way to keep track of what you are eating and make sure that you are really creating a caloric deficit every day. There are a lot of websites where you can do this. As for working out, I would try a video so you ease into it. I don’t really like the 30 Day Shred but a lot of people do. I personally like No More Trouble Zones. It has a cardio component of Burn Fat Boost Metabolism.
Post # 9
Thank you so much for the input all! I will have to look into the stuff yall suggested.
Post # 10
I think I’m a little late responding to this.. As a fitness professional, these are the tips I tell my client. First of all, 90% of weight loss is diet. PurpleUnicorn is right, it will be extremely helpful to find a nutritionist and work through your eating habits with them. They’ll also help you figure out why you eat the foods you do and at what times. A couple of other people said to write down everything you eat. They’re right, just keep in mind that generally people underestimate their intake by 10%. On the exercise front, in order to increase weight loss, you need to do at least 5 days a week in cardiovascular training (at least 50 minutes at a moderate intensity); you can start with 30 minutes and then work your way up. To maintain weightloss, its been clinically proven that people need to do 60-90 minutes most days of the week (5-6) at a moderate-vigorous intensity. Adding in strength training will help develop your muscles which will burn more calories and increase your resting metabolic rate. You should do 3-4 days per week of resistance training and you should always give your body sufficient rest for your muscles to repair themselves. All of that being said, I currently am doing Insanity with my fiance. We’re both exercise professionals but its nice having something that we do together. I have cut off my own program for the time being so that my results are not being compromised by what I’m doing at the gym and so that I can see if this is something I will recommend to people. At this point, I highly recommend it. I am seeing definition that I had not previously and feel great at the end of the week. It is very hard, especially if you’re jumping straight into exercise but the price does not come without gain. I love writing programs for people, just message me if you need any specifics or any more help!
Post # 11
@coachmtobe: Thanks so much for the tips!