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How Bad Do You Want It?
This video is more about training to win. But I just wrote an article that said the same thing. You should be exercising and never realize it. You're dead on.
by kmesiab (submitted 5 years ago)
How Bad Do You Want It?
4 weeks. 10 lbs, ripping up the muscle build. Eating drlicious.
by kmesiab (submitted 5 years ago)
How Bad Do You Want It?
Find your courage. Push yourself until you can no longer push, then dig deep and push more. [url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsSC2vx7zFQ&feature=youtube_gdata_player]How bad do you really want this?[/url]
by kmesiab (submitted 5 years ago)
Very Low (healthy) Calories vs. Heavy Workouts.
Oh, and at 15, just stay active. Don't sit around and play video games all day (not that you do). You're growing still, like the other poster said. You NEED to eat. But eating a lot and not staying active is a recipe for obesity.
by kmesiab (submitted 5 years ago)
Very Low (healthy) Calories vs. Heavy Workouts.
I'm a male, 32 years old, 5'8''. I started last week at 194 and am currently at 190. When I was in college, I ate whatever I wanted and was ripped. But I was in the gym every day. Now that my metabolism has slowed, I have to watch my intake. But I don't care about the number on the scale, so much as how fit I am and look. But since times (age) has changed, caloric intake has become a concern. My other kick is Atkins. I feel like the Atkins diet promotes the reduction of carbs, but without carbs, I can't work out AT ALL. It seems like the Atkins diet is great for people who sit around all day. Fact or fiction?
by kmesiab (submitted 5 years ago)
Very Low (healthy) Calories vs. Heavy Workouts.
What would you guys consider a proper caloric intake should be?
by kmesiab (submitted 5 years ago)
Very Low (healthy) Calories vs. Heavy Workouts.
[b]Calorie Recalibration[/b] After some more research, I've adjusted my calorie count by half. Now I'm now at 1200 a day. [b]Test Case[/b] I'm a little skeptical about such a low count. The literature is ambiguous and a lot of people have conflicting advice. [b]Medical Advice[/b] My mom is a pediatrician. She agreed 1000 calories was too low and 1200 should be the minimum. However, with my weight training and swimming every day, perhaps even 1200 is too low. [b]Eating Habits/Diets[/b] I'm curious if the advocates for such a low calorie count are as active. Eating well and exercising seems logical for losing body fat and becoming fit. I eat a LOT of veggies and small portions of lean chicken breast, turkey and a lot of fish. [b]Practical Baseline[/b] When I was younger and fought fire for the BLM, they had us on a 4,000 calorie diet because we worked so hard during the day. Could eating such few calories limit my ability to lose body fat while building a lot of lean muscle and increasing heart health and stamina? It seems logical that putting in an hour a day lifting weights and another hour swimming laps requires a lot more caloric intake than 1200 calories. [i]What do you think?[/i]
by kmesiab (submitted 5 years ago)
New & I have a few questions!!
each pound of muscle burns an extra 500 calories a day doing nothing.
by kmesiab (submitted 5 years ago)
New & I have a few questions!!
"Just be active." Fact: Best advice.
by kmesiab (submitted 5 years ago)
Hunger Pains
One of the biggest killers of eating well is feeling hungry. Here are a few tips: 1.) Shrink that stomach. Eat small portions, but eat frequently (good healthy food!). You'll feel hungry for the first few days, but it goes away fast. 2.) Never eat until you feel full. You will wake up feeling like you're starving. This leads to breaking down and overeating again. Stick to very small portions every two hours and you won't feel hungry and be less likely to cheat. Remember, salads are free. If you don't use a lot of dressing (use low fat dressings) and leave off the croutons, eat as much as you want. The same goes for soup. Throw a bunch of veggies (lots of tomatoes and vegetable broth) and slow cook it in a crock pot. Make a lot. Put it in plastic cups, cover with plastic wrap and freeze. Grab a cup, microwave, eat. Quick small meal for your arsenal.
by kmesiab (submitted 5 years ago)
I'm new to this site.... please help me answer one question
Here's some great info I found for you: http://www.webmd.com/diet/features/increase-your-metabolism-start-losing-fat?page=3
by kmesiab (submitted 5 years ago)
Atkins Induction. NO weight or inches lost
Atkins has been shown to be a poor way to eat for your health. Tread carefully and read the literature by the American Medical Association. Here's a little info: http://www.webmd.com/diet/features/increase-your-metabolism-start-losing-fat?page=3
by kmesiab (submitted 5 years ago)
New & I have a few questions!!
I hate running. It's hard on the body and incredibly boring. I have friends who are avid runners, so kudos to all the runners out there. I've found that cycling is much more satisfying for me. You can travel further, which translates into seeing more, staying mentally engaged by the view and low impact. I have so much fun I suddenly realize I've gone 45 minutes at a great heart rate. When you get very tired, you can cruise for a bit. One thing to remember is cycling is about cadence. Moving your feet at a consistent speed. Use your gears to account for changes in terrain to keep that steady cadence. Every now and then you can burst into a sprint for a few minutes, then relax again, often called circuit training. You burn more fat with long sustained mild exercise. Get your heart rate up just enough to huff and puff a little. Stay there and enjoy the fresh air, sights and sounds. The average beginner cyclist rides around 10 miles an hour. Ride for 30 mins and you'll cover around 5 miles. After a week or two you'll be up to an average of 12 miles an hour. Buy a road bike. A decent starter bike will run you 300 bucks on craigslist. Choose an aluminum frame with carbon fiber forks. Good brands include Cannondale, Specialized, Fuji and Felt. If you can, find one with Shimano derailleurs. If you've got money to burn, go full carbon! Grab a friends road bike and take a slow 20 minute cruise. You'll be hooked.
by kmesiab (submitted 5 years ago)
Meal Times
One feature I'd like to see added is the ability to log the time each food was eaten. I eat several small meals a day. That's okay, I can log those as snacks, but it would be nice to see how each day compared.
by kmesiab (submitted 5 years ago)
I'm new to this site.... please help me answer one question
The average 30yr old Male burns over 600-1000 calories a day doing nothing. This is your metabolism at work. Your heart needs to beat, your diaphram needs to pump your lungs and your organs need to do clever things, your body needs to keep you warm. You need that much to stay alive. Less than the basic intake and your body is starving. Do it long enough, you won't have enough strength to move! Eventually you die (as long as you're eating something, it'll take a while to waste away). How much fatty foods and carbohydrates you consume lead to how much fat you pack on that belly and those thighs (for you ladies). Simply lowering your caloric intake doesn't get rid of fat, just helps reduce gaining more. The body uses carbs (basically starch which is sugar) for exercise. Try extraneous activities without carbs and you 'hit a wall.' When I cycle, I hit a point when I immediately get exhausted. If I chomp down a Mountain Bar, I get an instant burst of energy back. Being sedentary but consuming carbs leads to fat gain also. The body uses protein to build muscle (be careful, meats carry lots of fat, eat lean chicken breast and fish). Nuts are good, but also be careful. Peanuts and other kinds are fatty too! Google good nuts (but don't use that exact search term... not what you are looking for :p). Starving yourself causes the body to go into 'survival mode,' and will also cause you to gain fat every time you eat. Be sure to eat your safe caloric intake (around 2000), but make it the right balance of foods. Less fat, less sugar, good protein and low carbs (unless you are getting in at least 30 mins of exercise a day, that means getting nice and sweaty and gross :p). If you don't find yourself eating enough veggies, take a multivitamin every day. It's not an ideal replacement, but it's better than nothing. This app has a little pie chart that shows the breakdown of fat, protein and carbs you eat every day. Tweak what you eat to get a better ratio. Lower that fat and carb slice and increase your protein. I wish it showed nutrients because that's really a good factor to watch as far as good health, above and beyond losing weight. Hope this helps.
by kmesiab (submitted 5 years ago)
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Not been following this at all, need a low carb diet but not so sure this one is right for me.
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