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hungry soon after eating.
I just looked at the last 5 days on your diet calendar and I see that you don't eat a lot of protein. Try first of all to eat more for breakfast than milk lol. Try adding a scrambled egg or egg white with maybe some fat free cheese. I eat a scrambled egg white scrambled with nonstick spray. Then I put some fat free cheese on it and let it melt while I toast my whole wheat english muffin. I put soe sugar free preserves on my muffin, add my egg with cheese and voila! BREAKFAST is served! I usually have some orange juice with mine or coffee. Try to concentrate on more proteins and steer away from those fats. I noticed mixed nuts! I wish they would sell those in single serving packages because I can't pick up a can without eating 5 servings, so I steer clear. I know they are healthy fats, but we have to use moderation with everything. If you eat nuts, measure out one serving and that's it! walk away---if you can. If I am still hungry I drink a glass of water and 30 minutes later if I am still hungry I eat a tbsp of peanut butter, drink a glass of nonfat milk, eat some low fat cheese slices, have a piece of fresh fruit, etc. My standby for protein booster is tunafish. I keep it in the fridge for days when I am already hungry but meal time isn't close enough. I hope something here helps you out.
by kmaxwell08 (submitted 9 years ago)
carbohydrates...proteins..fats
The simplest way I can explain it is this: Protein helps build muscles which burn fat (that's what we want right!) and your body burns more calories digesting the protein than a fat or a carb. Good fats are necessary for our digestive system, but bad fats get stored as fat (simple explanation not scientific). Carbs-refined carbs found in white breads, white tortillas, white pastas and rice are much like sodas and sugary foods. They give you a sudden burst of energy for your body to use, but the body doesn't have to work hard to use it so the benefits are short lived (hence the term "sugar high") and if you have too many of these bad carbs at a meal the excess carbs are stored as body fat (we are trying to rid these right!). Complex carbs take the body some work to work off such as fresh fruits and veggies and whole wheat products breads, tortillas, pastas, and brown rice. ok so long story short version-you could lose weight eating cookies, but a: it might not last since as soon as you are off your cookie diet you will go back to unhealthy habits that got you overweight to begin with, b: you didn't learn any healthy eating habits to continue with along the way, c: you will lose weight more steadily (1-2 pounds a week) and tend to keep at it since you are seeing results. I personally found that when I ate/eat the bad foods my gains are crushing blows. I did so well for 7-8 months then I tok 10 days off my healthy eating and exercise program to visit my husband's family and my family and guess what happened: 119 to 127 in 10 days. I ate fried chicken twice, pizza 3 times, burgers twice, and I didn't exercise. We got into the "too busy" mode and ate out instead of cooking since we were doing some work that required us to work all day long. TAco Bell was our lunch many days there. So see I speak from experience. You don't have to change all your habits to lose weight, but the government guidlines are 50% carbs, 30% protein and only 20% fat I believe. Biggest loser promotes 45% carbs, 30% protein and 25% fat (healthy fat). I was pretty strict about this when I was seriously losing weight. Once I got the weight off I relaxed about the carbs BUT I still keep my fat below 20%, eat lots of protein, and only eat good carbs (excpet when eating out which I do every Wednesday-I have a chicken burrito with no sauces or cheese and refried beans with no cheese and a salad without dressing or cheese).
by kmaxwell08 (submitted 9 years ago)
foods you had no idea where THAT bad!
6 years ago while going through my divorce, my standard lunch on my way to work was Mcondald's Double cheese burger, large fries and large Dr. Pepper. 1310 CALORIES! 49g fat! No wonder I blew up like a balloon lol. now if I have to do McDonald's I get 2 ranch chicken wraps (since they dont see plain!) and I have them hold the ranch and cheese. Then I get the two of them, I open both, remove all the food off of one and put it on the other. This way I only have one of the tortilla. Now if they would only serve a whole wheat tortilla! I never get thte fries and I get a water! Much healthier alternative. It's no wonder we live in a nation where obesity is so rampant. I am so glad to have made the simple changes to change my life!
by kmaxwell08 (submitted 9 years ago)
Ranch Dressing
yeah, I don't do fat free dressings much except for italian. I choose low fat versions.
by kmaxwell08 (submitted 9 years ago)
Fiber - I had it all wrong!
put the black beans in a crock pot with your favorite seasonings (except salt) and cook on low for 8 hours. Stir in a can of rotel and add salt to taste!YUMMY I make them up and have them as a side with any mexican meals I cook instead of refried beans.
by kmaxwell08 (submitted 9 years ago)
Mind Tricks
What I got from all of those is that it is safe to drink water with meals. Even Dr. Sears says "drinking TOO MUCH fluids with meals can dilute the digestive juices" how much is TOO MUCH. I don't think 24 oz of water with my meals is too much. I don't drink much between meals since I don't have a job that makes this "efficient" lol. I am going to continue to drink water before during and after my meals. I usually work on one glass while preparing my meal then drink some during and then always finish up my meal with that second glass. So 24 oz over an approx. 1 hour time period is NOT too much IMHO. But I assume if you have any health problems where a doctor has warned you against it, then you should by all means do what the doctor says. They have been to medical school afterall and I haven't. I will continue with my "all things in moderation" attitude!
by kmaxwell08 (submitted 9 years ago)
Mind Tricks
for me, it was just seeing results. I craved snickers and still do. BUT when I would "treat" myself to a few minis then the next day the scale didn't move I would be upset with myself. If I stuck to my diet and didn't "treat" myself with the silly stuff like cookies and cake or pies or chocolate etc, I would see a steady drop in my weight. It really is a decision YOU have to make. I don't want that cookies or whatever because I WANT to see results. If you are following your calories carefully and keeping them within your alotted range and exercise regularly, you will see results. It worked for me, it will work for anyone. Also avoid high carb snacks in the evening. I eat tunafish, fat free or low fat cheese, glass of milk, turkey meat, etc to have for a snack in the evening. This way your body HAS to use the stored fat for energy to burn while you are sleeping instead of carbs you eat before bed. This is my finding on this, I am not a scientist, nutritionist, or anything like that, but I think it is COMMON sense approach to eating healthy. Oh, the water first thing I did during a challenge a few months back and I developed it into a meal habit. I drink a glass of water while cooking meals or waiting for the meals to come at the restaraunts. This helps me not eat as much and get full. As far as cravings truly go, you might also have to find out what is causing your cravings. For example, if you eat white bread or tortillas, it will make you crave sweets since these have sugar in them. So, avoid the white products switching to whole wheat/whole grain and see if that helps.
by kmaxwell08 (submitted 9 years ago)
Fiber - I had it all wrong!
Ok, I have been through this! I was told the following: drink plenty of water (I drink 64 -100 oz a day) exercise ( I walk everyday for an hour, plus was doing pilates and weights) eat veggies (I was eating 1/2 plate of veggies for every meal) eat plenty of fiber rich foods (I get in excess of 35g of fiber a day) What happened? I went from "going" every morning before I changed my bad eating habits to every few days and that was "difficult". Even with all the walking, pilates, veggies, water water water, etc, I still wasn't anywhere near regular. The doctor told me it was fine, but I constantly feel like I need to "go" but can't. THEN a friend told me it has to with me cutting back on those bad carbs! I don't know if that is true, but after this past week of eating bad carbs, I got real regular lol! One thing I did find that helps is to drink coffee in the morning to "relax" things and it seems to work within about 10-15 minutes. Since I am pregnant now (no the problem isn't pregnancy related since I have been experiencing it way before I got pregnant), the doctor has given me the ok to take colace for a stool softener and pericolace for a laxative stimulant. Hope something here helps you.
by kmaxwell08 (submitted 9 years ago)
Excess Skin
I am gonna chime in here, but not for major excess skin. I think you are for the most part all on the right track. Do what you can to lose all the weight you can and want THEN have the surgery if you are successfull in keeping it off for a set time. I was only aobut 40 pounds overweight and after 5 kids (one on the way), I had the flab hanging. I was however able to walk most of it off. now I just look like I have the "front butt" lol. I walked most of my weight off and then I starting toning. I did 100 russian twists a day with a 100 pound weight. I also did about 6 other ab devoted exercises and I did pilates for 45 minutes every day. I think I did those about 5 days a week and walked EVERY day for 30 minutes-1 hour. It takes a lot of work and I never got it "model flat" but I am anxious to have this baby and see what happens!
by kmaxwell08 (submitted 9 years ago)
Drinking Water
Wow JW, thaks for finding the answer to the question you asked me. See I knew there was a reason and that it works, just wasn't sure why! I am so glad you have become a believer! After all, God made us to drink it! You know Moses didn't have diet coke lol!
by kmaxwell08 (submitted 9 years ago)
help! gaining while on menstral cycle
I drink my 64 oz of water a day religiously. I also add bottled (or squeezed) lemon juice to my water. It acts as a natural diuretic. This keeps my gains around that time of the month to a minimum 1 pound or so. But like everyone else said, keep at it, don't stress out as stress can sabotage your weight loss also, and drink water water water with lemon!
by kmaxwell08 (submitted 9 years ago)
Who Needs Bread When You Have Fried Chicken?
BTW I have been to two houses in 2 days plus walmart this week and saw twinkies and DIDN'T snag one! They were even on sale at walmart for 2.00 a box this week! I did good, regarding twinkies, on the other hand, I convinced myself to buy the oatmeal raisin cookies since the nutrtionist suggested raisins to help build up my iron lol, now there is a far reach for me to eat raisin cookies for healthy lol! I have put them on top of the fridge but they are there when I need one. OMG I am so bad. This baby is going to be the death of me.
by kmaxwell08 (submitted 9 years ago)
Who Needs Bread When You Have Fried Chicken?
Not that this has anything to do with the advertised heart attack food, but I do choose grilled chicken from KFC when I travel and have to eat fast food. The last time I went there they had the new grilled chicken boneless filets! I was so happy about that. Granted at 2.00 each it was expensive since I wanted 2 plus some green beans. But they were delicious!
by kmaxwell08 (submitted 9 years ago)
DANGER!! Don't believe everything you read, even if it SOUNDS like science.
Absolutely! Exercise often (I would like to say daily, like me, but know that probably wouldn't happen), eat healthy except for the occasional TREAT (once a month, not a free day once a week or even a cheat daily), learn about what foods do to you (enriched sugary foods like white bread and white flour tortillascan cause you to CRAVE sugar!), eat healthy foods, preferably fresh foods and don't try feeding yourself of preboxed full of unhealthy carbs frozen dinners that when you look at it and eat it, you feel it wasn't very filling! If you have to eat two to fill up, you are not eating the right things! I eat A LOT of food, I am not hungry all the time, but I eat healthy foods! I don't try to lose weight eating salads lol, I don't advise this for anyone! You won't be successful, you will be hungry often which will cause you to possibly binge, get frustrated, and give up! I love a good salad, but I eat it with some healthy lean proteins!
by kmaxwell08 (submitted 9 years ago)
Study for school after work out
I am glad I read all these, since I was going to suggest that you make sure you stretch out well after you work out! See you figured it out pretty much on your own, lol. Yes, drink more water!
by kmaxwell08 (submitted 9 years ago)
Daily Update
absolutely! Measureing foods is so important to KNOWING what you are putting in your body. I used to eat way more than a serving! Now that I measure my foods, I am more accurate with my food diary. I see that it is better to have a double serving of green beans than a double serving of mashed potatoes! It is better to have 2 pieces of my chicken at dinner than 2 pieces of pie at dessert! You get the idea!
by kmaxwell08 (submitted 9 years ago)
just getting started
deotter, what foods do you not have info for? I have found that I can enter the foods if they aren't in the data base, find a basic to go with like "lettuce" is just lettuce, or I look online for eating out and add it to the database if it isn't there already. I can honestly say after 6 months I haven't NOT been able to enter anything. Sometimes I have to do my own for example at McDonald's if I get a grilled chicken snack wrap with no cheese or sauce, they don't have that listed so I put 1 grilled chicken tenderloin, 1 tortilla, 1/4 cup lettuce.
by kmaxwell08 (submitted 9 years ago)
34 days till it's bikini time for me!
sure but you gotta commit! YOu have to be determined. You can't eat any junk. You have to exercise every single day. You need to burn at least 500 more calories a day than you eat and drink pretty much water only with lemon juice. Are you ready for that? That's what it will take. Of course other than the obvious, strict diet, no going over, etc
by kmaxwell08 (submitted 9 years ago)
Kind of a gross question, but...
I wouldn't say that if you had diarrhea you could eat more later. I think you could try eating yogurt before a meal that might upset your tummy and that could help. It tends to help peeps that are lactose intolerant. My hubby can't drink milk, but yogurt doesn't bother him so in smoothies I put 1/2 cup milk and 1 cup yogurt and it doesn't bother him at all! If he drank a 1/2 cup by itself he would be at the potty within the hour. I don't believe it takes 36 hours to go "through" you if it upsets your tummy. lol TMI right! I know I know, but it is a valid question! I am no nutritionist or doctor. This could get interesting lol!
by kmaxwell08 (submitted 9 years ago)
A Before and After picture
wow! Very nice!
by kmaxwell08 (submitted 9 years ago)
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