20 pounds to lose

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westmar

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Posted: 12 Jul 2012, 16:52
Help!

I am quite sedentary right now because I am recovering from surgery on my lower leg.

I have tried to cut my calories down because I know I am not working them off however are there any other tips? Has anyone tried using meal or protein shake supplements?

I just know that I need to do something with my diet like shakes because I can't get the exercise and calorie burning in since I am still recovering.

Luckily since surgery I haven't gained weight!

Thanks - any tips will help!

Julie0411

Joined: Sep 11
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Posted: 12 Jul 2012, 17:13
I use meal supplements and protein drinks. I recently had stomach surgery and can't workout either, very frustrating. I gained 5 lbs back from what I lost previously. Good luck
Shkimabobs

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Posted: 25 Jul 2012, 03:53
Find out your maintenance calories by meticulously tracking your calories for two weeks while tracking any weight fluctuations. I personally would stick to less calorie dense foods instead of any type of shakes as I'm guessing your caloric maintenance would be quite low due to being sedentary.
Amazing...

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Posted: 25 Jul 2012, 21:12
I am 62 weight 175 would like to loose 15 is my daily intake
1400 not sure how to figure it out . Also exercise except this was a bad week but 4 times a week running total 3 hours a week
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asagohan

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Posted: 25 Jul 2012, 21:20
Honestly, I almost get no exercise too. I suggest eating as close to your BMR as possible...because you are not getting any exercise

What is your BMR?
wholefoodnut

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Posted: 28 Jul 2012, 15:15
Westmar, you could do some upper body exercise -- Also when I had major leg surgery ages ago I did alot of leg lifts (thigh to ankle brace), mini sit ups, worked my good leg as much as I could.

Personally I can't do much right now either as I am getting over (I hope) pneumonia with asthma along with it so it's really hard to breathe.
"The way we eat in America makes us sick, and if we change our diet--simply incrementally-- we will be healthier." Mark Bittman Food Matters

Jeri
CorsetLady

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Posted: 01 Aug 2012, 08:52
If you have a gym membership there are cardio options that you can do without your injured leg. I sprained my ankle badly and was unable to put any weight on it, so I used an Octane xFit, a machine that was essentially a recumbent elliptical, using my arms and left leg, and did spinning classes with an upper body "bike" that you sit on and use your hands to spin the pedals in front of you. I think it's called an arm ergometer or a Krank.
sacchimo

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Posted: 01 Aug 2012, 09:44
I am a Beach body coach and this is one of their products that would be perfect. This is a great supplemental shake www.shakeology.com/scoroneos



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