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Hi! New here, looking for diet buddies :)
Welcome! Motivation is a tricky thing. It mostly comes from within. Find what motivates you. Try a new plan. Get some workout videos and make a small home gym. Set small achieveable goals. Go on pinterest.com and type in "fitness motivation". Try new recipes. Find what motivates you.v
by Suzi161 (submitted 10 months ago)
Extreme Weight Fluctuation, What am I doing Wrong?
We all do that. Our bodies are made up of 60 percent water, so it's going to go up and down all day every day. Pick one time of day to weigh and do that consistently. Same scale, same clothes, same time of day, ssme everything to accurately gauge your weight loss. I do it in the morning after the bathroom and before eating or drinking anything. All the food you eat and drink will be reflected on the scale. Exercise, hormones, stress. Sodium intake and a whole lot more affect the scale. Google "why the scale lies" for more insight.
by Suzi161 (submitted 10 months ago)
Short term goal has been met
Yea!!!!
by Suzi161 (submitted 10 months ago)
Weight Watchers
I love WW too. This site is filled with all kinds of dieters and plans. Whatever works and makes us happy is a good thing.
by Suzi161 (submitted 10 months ago)
Healthy Snacks
You can make ice cream with bananas. It's pretty good. Google it for recipes. Like 3 ingrediets.
by Suzi161 (submitted 10 months ago)
A bit frustrated
Well "starvation mode" is controversial in that many say it doesn't exist (and some say it does). But 1500 a day is a healthy amount of food. With breast feeding, you need more calories, but if you are starting to wean, 1500 a day may be a good place to start for you. The RDI's on Fat Secret tend to be high. But give it a week or two on 1500 a day. Your body is going through all kinds of things and needs to get used to changes. Make every calories count with plenty of lean protein, lean dairy, fruits and veggies. Get in some activity if you are able. Leslie Sansone's "Walk Away the Pounds" are great to do when the baby sleeps. They are great to get you back in to working out. Get a pedometer or if you can afford it the new Fit chargers are great to help you see how many calories you are burning each day (even while you sleep). Weight loss is a learning process. Each time you do it, it will be different from the last. So don't compare the journeys. Start fresh and commit to it no matter what. We all have gains. As long as your chart has a mostly downward spiral you are doing great. If you don't see a change (with clothes or scale) in a couple of weeks, then switch it up. Google "why the scale lies" too. New exercise can cause water retention in the muscles. Be proactive and learn as much as you can about nutrition and exercise. You have to take the info out there and apply what you works for you life. Good luck!
by Suzi161 (submitted a year ago)
Overwhelmed!!!
The diet you choose should be based on your you and your lifestyle. If you don't like meat, a low carb diet might be more difficult. I do Weight Watchers and love it. I try to eat lower carb and focus on the lean protein, lean dairy, fruits and veggies. Some people think it's eating whatever you want as long as you stay within your points, but that is not correct. Counting calories might be the place to start. There are calorie calculators online (google). But use it as a guideline. You might start at 1500 a day for a week and see what happens. Focus on whole foods and plan a treat each day so you don't feel deprived. Portion control is key. Get a food scale, measuring cups and spoons. Getting some ziplock baggies and plastic containers can also help. If you work, get a cooler and bring everything you need for the day with you. Protein will keep you more satiated than any other food group so it's good to get some every few hours. Greek yogurt and fruit, cheese stick, veggies and hummus, protein bar, etc. As you lose weight, you need less calories to keep losing, so it's always better to start high and cut calories as you go. If you don't exercise and can, start. Activity really helps. Even slapping on a pedometer and aiming for 10,000 steps a day to start. There a lot's of great workout dvds you can do at home. Start slow and build up. Give yourself a big learning curve with diet and exercise. Get some fitness magazines and do some googling. Good luck!
by Suzi161 (submitted a year ago)
Dieting + working out with no results, help
People who don't track tend to eat 30% more than they think they do. If you want to lose, you need to track what you are eating each and every day. You are most likely negating what you lose during the week on the weekends. Weight loss is mostly about our diets, but exercise does help. Your diet is pretty healthy, but it still comes back to calories in/calories burned.
by Suzi161 (submitted a year ago)
not loosing weight
Lots of people don't lose their second weigh in. It doesn't mean anything is wrong. Maybe you had too much sodium last night and it's masking your loss. So many factors cause our bodies water weight to shift. Google "why the scale lies " for insight. Drink your water and keep going. Some weeks we owe the scale and some it owes us. Consistency is key.
by Suzi161 (submitted a year ago)
Purchase equipment or gym?
There are tons of workout dvds out there. Check out Amazon.com or Collagevideo.com. You can also get some free off youtube or check your local library. A mat and some light hand weights and you do some strength training/circuit training at home. Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred is 25 minutes and will kick your butt in to shape. Get a pair of shoes and take your dog for a walk/run. There are so many different kinds out there that can help work your body hard. You don't actually need a gym or much equipment. Start out that way and keep looking.
by Suzi161 (submitted 2 years ago)
Exercise Routines for Elliptical Trainers
When starting any exercise, it's good to work up to 30 minutes slowly. Once you raise your endurance and feel comfortable, you can start adding in more resistance or start with the programmed workouts. Check fitness sites (google) for some elliptical workouts. Fitness magazines also offer routines sometimes.
by Suzi161 (submitted 3 years ago)
Atkins Diet
I do WW with a modified Atkins. I can't do regular Atkins because it causes me too many problems, but I lose better with lower carb. I focus on getting in my HG's (healthy guidelines). The lean protein, lean dairy, fruits and veggies. I find ways to lower carbs and keep pasta and breads to a minimum. Eziekiel bread is good and lower on the glycemic scale. I will just use less of something if it is higher calories. I use foods that are low on the glycemic scale. If you measure out your foods, you could probably follow Atkins while doing WW. But you might want to modify it with more carbs so you can get in fruits and veggies. It's about finding a balance that will work for you.
by Suzi161 (submitted 3 years ago)
Switching weight loss plans
I have been on every diet known to man. You can successfully go to other plans, but if your current plan is a low carb type plan, then you may need to adjust your eating to which ever new type of plan you decide to go with. For example, Weight Watcher allows you to eat any thing you want in moderation (but it stresses fruits, veggies and lean protein and dairy), but if you eat more carbs than your are used to, you can temporarily gain weight. So you would need to add carbs in slowly. Choose a plan that fits easily in to your life. If you have to give up all the foods you love, you won't be able to sustain the diet long term and keep the weight off. Good luck!
by Suzi161 (submitted 8 years ago)
sluggish metabolism
Sometimes putting too much stress on yourself can have the opposite effect of what you want. Are you clothes more loose? Have you been measuring yourself? Are you eating enough for all that you have been working out? It's sounds weird but not eating enough can make you not lose. Working out a lot can have that effect too. Your body may be losing fat, but you are not seeing it on the scale yet. You want to lose weight (not just to look good), but to help you live a long, healthy life. So all the things you are doing for yourself are great and you should not give up. You might also want to try to relax one night, have a slice of pizza and a glass of wine. So many people I know have done that after being incredibly strict and then dropped weight. Just keep plugging along and make changes with what you are doing until you find what works. Vary your diet and how many calories you eat each day. Eat 5 or 6 small meals a day instead of 3. Good luck!
by Suzi161 (submitted 8 years ago)
Help, I can't take diet & excersize n e more
The key to exercising is finding something to do that you enjoy. It should not be a giant chore. At the same time, for exercise to become a habit, it takes time and patience. You might want to try a form of yoga that doesn't require you to sweat a lot. Walking is also great and you can do it anywhere. You want to make changes in your life that you can live with. So take different classes, go ice skating, bowling, etc. Now most of losing weight has to do with eating. I wish I knew the magic secret but I don't. You might want to make small changes in your diet so that you don't feel like your on a diet. Start by adding in more fruit and vegetables. Make sure you get in your calcium (studies show people who get calcium lose more fat than those who don't). Learn as much as you can about eating healthy. There's a magazine out called "Clean Eating" and it's all about eating healthy. It gives you 30 days of menu's and recipes. It might give you some ideas. Losing weight is very hard but you can do it. Good luck!
by Suzi161 (submitted 8 years ago)
Changed to core plan
IF you go to the WW site, and look under the Core board, there is usually a bunch of recipes there. You can also ask them where to find the best recipes are on the internet. Try googling "WW core recipes." I have seen many sites with core recipes. Good luck!
by Suzi161 (submitted 8 years ago)
help I'm gaining weight.
From the looks of it, you only have 10 lbs to lose. They can be the hardest to lose. You might want to track your calories and make sure your exercising. Even with Atkins, if you take in too many calories and don't burn them off, you may not lose (especially when you don't have much to lose). But keep trying and if it doesn't work, try something else. Good luck!
by Suzi161 (submitted 8 years ago)
can't walk or exersice
You can lose weight without exercise. Take the WW quiz and see how many points you are allowed. Follow the plan and eat your daily points. Spread them out throughout the day. Sometimes eating 5 or 6 small meals can help your metabolism better than eating 3 larger meals. Get enough protein. Dont' make the mistake of eating too little. You can add exercise back in when you are able. You can do this! Good luck!
by Suzi161 (submitted 8 years ago)
Maintaining Weight Loss
In order to learn how to maintain your weight, you need to do two things. One is to start adding more points to your daily target points. Try eating an extra 5 a day. If you lose the following week, you need to add more points. If you gain, you might subtract 1 point. It is trial and error. The more you can eat while you lose, the more you can eat while maintaining. The second thing you must do (if you don't already) is exercise. Exercise really helps keep the weight off. It also enables you to eat more. Remember, if you go back to your old way of eating you will gain it back. You have to incorporate all the changes you made to lose into your life every day. Good luck!
by Suzi161 (submitted 9 years ago)
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