Fasting for Lent

previous topic · next topic
SABOTAGELESS

Joined: Jun 11
Posts: 5

      quote  
Posted: 02 Apr 2014, 21:06
Lent is for 46 days this year and I have 18 more to go. I gave up coffee which I haven't really missed. Soda- which I have decided to remove from my lifestyle for good- so long Pepsi! We've shared some great times. And alcohol. Ok I can't wait to have a glass of wine and an almaretto sour. Everyone thinks I'm crazy to have sacrificed soda, coffee, and alcohol for 46 days but I do feel good. Problem however is I still haven,t dug deep enough to fill my self with good snacks and more portion control. Spring is here and I'm no further along in weight loss than winter. Ugghhhhh!
mrspackrat

Joined: Aug 10
Posts: 584

      quote  
Posted: 03 Apr 2014, 13:37
While you've made some good steps, I'd still look to what you are eating. What I often see is people eating poor diets but just less calories. Sure you can exercise off a bad diet but if you aren't a gym rat, it's so much easier if you transition to healthier foods (like I noticed you don't get a lot of omega 3 fats or vegetables). If you eat the right foods, your body will do better at regulating body fat and the response is weightloss. It really can be that easy.

I've done some reading on metabolic syndrome and insulin resistance and it's supposedly the most common reason why people can't lose weight. They've stressed out their bodies with overeating and horrible refined foods. Magnesium deficieny is another cause and simply supplementing with 400 mg daily helps.

I like this article - http://www.holistichelp.net/insulin-resistance-symptoms.html

Good luck and remember, Lent is a time for inner change. Think of what you put in your body and ask if it's healthy or harmful.



Forum Search
Advanced forum search



Latest Posts

water loss
I absolutely agree. Excercise is my key right now and I can't wait for induction to be over. I start over because of kidney stones although I didn't really eat bad.
by kimberlyk9158 on 26 Jan 15 07:35 AM
Hello i need an advice ..
Quite honestly, it's not easy. I think the best way to keep yourself motivated is to do things you love, but instead of putting people on the "back seat", put FOOD on the "back seat ...
by dricdolphin on 26 Jan 15 03:34 AM
Occasional binges are good for the mind!!! What do you think?
Yesterday I had a bit of a binge, but I still stayed within my calorie intake. I gave myself permission to binge, but was conscious about my intake by using this site to input my calories. I thought ...
by dragonwisdom on 26 Jan 15 01:54 AM
Pie chart
Hi Delaway, I cant see your pie chart, however I'm going to assume its because the difference in calories between a gram of fat and protein 1 Gram of protein is 4 calories 1 gram of carbs is 4 ca ...
by Nag1ka on 26 Jan 15 12:53 AM
My first day
I am also on a 1200 calorie regimen. I use myfitnesspal.com to track everything. It makes it very easy to plan my meals. I have gone over only once or twice. The database is extensive. You need to ...
by Bethlauren8 on 25 Jan 15 09:01 PM