autumn_carat's Journal, 20 March 2018

i’m new so i was wondering if you have any tips to share?

Diet Calendar Entries for 20 March 2018:
811 kcal Fat: 36.93g | Prot: 36.42g | Carb: 97.26g.   Breakfast: Unsweetened Frozen Strawberries, Bananas , Silk Almond Milk Light - Vanilla, Plant Fusion Chocolate Protein Powder. Lunch: Fresh Selections Asian Style Chopped Salad Kit, Health Warrior Pumpkin Seed Superfood Bar Dark Chocolate. Snacks/Other: Altoids Peppermint Mints, Chocolate Chip Cookie. more...
2400 kcal Activities & Exercise: Walking (slow) - 2/mph - 2 hours, Resting - 14 hours, Sleeping - 8 hours. more...

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I am new as well. I just keep plugging in everything I eat or do. Even when I am not happy about a slip up. It holds me accountable. I’m struggling with significantly dropping carbs and increasing protein. I’ll figure it out. Those aren’t really tips, but keep going. We will both reach our goals ;) 
20 Mar 18 by member: rytyjo
Eat slowly and focus on enjoying what you eat it makes a diff!! 
20 Mar 18 by member: rubato456
Remember to be honest in your food diary and the rest will fall in line. Good luck and God speed.  
20 Mar 18 by member: Valendawacks
That's about it. you can read here about the science behind your current diet. And when stalled find out from others how to get through it. or what is being sneaky and keeping your scale still.  
20 Mar 18 by member: rebeccaberg
Did I mention the recipes? Chef Martin has a killer peanut butter chocolate low carb cookie. 
20 Mar 18 by member: rebeccaberg
I've discovered that weight loss is 80% diet and 20% working out. The type of and amount of food one eats is the key 
20 Mar 18 by member: hildawg
Commit to your plan for 3 weeks which is a totally doable time...then in 3 weeks it will be a habit and you will see progress and want to keep going! Also reach out for support here—people are so great and have kept me going. Good luck! 
20 Mar 18 by member: momma6224
I advise to just keep trying each day. Some are easy peasy and other are not fun. Some days I just go to bed early and start fresh the next day. Always better the next morning. 
20 Mar 18 by member: Dogdad1971
Exercise is crucial to any weight loss program 
20 Mar 18 by member: Kenna Morton
What Momma6224 said... make a realistic and achievable plan then work hard to stick to it for 3 weeks. Most importantly IMO, don't beat yourself up if you slip for a day. Just brush it right off and get right back to it. I would also say don't focus on the number on the scale to start. The goal of those first 3 weeks is to start building the habits that will serve you long term. Best of luck to you. I've started my own journey (again) and finding the community here very supportive!  
20 Mar 18 by member: JLente
Vegan here, so stay strong, how long you been veg?  
20 Mar 18 by member: HebrewKnight
Stress and Carbohydrates block weight loss. Frequent meals and snacks too. 
21 Mar 18 by member: Diddlee
Pardon my TL/DR, but I'm going to regurgitate info that's I'm using to help myself as well. I can't do line breaks, so bear with this giant paragraph. |||| *First, learn about Body Fat Percentage: [] |||| 󠀡**Second, find out the healthy weight for your stature. The link to NerdFitness helps with that. Lurking will too. Male vs Female actually is a factor here, because ladies need a bit more body fat percentage. |||| ***󠀡󠀡Third, find the calories it takes to maintain your *goal* weight by using a calculator.'s Basal Metabolic Rate calculator works very well for this. [] |||| 󠀡For females, going under 1200 is dangerous. It'd literally be starving oneself. For example, at 5'5", I'm trying to stay right at 1400. I believe I calculated a 600 caloric deficit for myself, judging by FS Calorie Counter. From what I've read, guys need right around 1600 for their lowest, to gain a better deficit. 󠀡|||| 󠀡****Fourth, exercise at least 3 times a week. I highly suggest Daily Burn for this. I used to use Daily Burn, but ran into some personal setbacks. I've started up again for over a month now and already feel the difference. RetailMeNot has a 60 day trial code, so you can try them out for 2 whole months. That's enough to make some serious progress. Daily Burn also has nutrition suggestions as well. Right now I'm getting back into TBT, but I plan on doing Inferno, then Blackfire. 󠀡|||| The reason I don't suggest treadmill here is because I see that as an addon to a good routine, or something to wake me up in the morning alongside coffee. Athlean-X has a great video explaining cardio, as well as some good free fitness tips on his channel. [] |||| ~~ 󠀡Besides using FatSecret, I suggest using Bodybuilding's BodySpace as another place to log your progress. That includes a counter to help you stay focused on your goal. You can't really create custom exercise tracking, so I use FatSecret for that too. But I think they work great together, and it forces me to *focus.* 
21 Mar 18 by member: Nekotato
I'm hoping FatSecret didn't screw with the links, but I'll give you the title to each page I linked to, if you need to google on your own. They're truly helpful and worth bookmarking. 
21 Mar 18 by member: Nekotato
Make it a lifestyle, not a fad diet plan. 
21 Mar 18 by member: TK817
Calories in need to be less than calories out for fat loss. There is no need to restrict any macronutrient unless you have issues with overeating them. Focus on calories and having a high protein intake. Focus on resistance training. 
21 Mar 18 by member: Diablo360x
20% exercise and 80% food not diet, life style. all the advises are good follow them and dont give up💪😉😉 
21 Mar 18 by member: leylita67
Welcome to FS....Choose a lifestyle change and WOE that you can live with and maintain !! As not to make yourself and your body Crazy !!! 
21 Mar 18 by member: DO N OK
Log your meals always so you can see your eating habits 
21 Mar 18 by member: Cilleena
Hello...I'm focusing on this experience as a whole instead of just wt loss this time around...journaling everything and tweaking the plan I'm on for the best results...understand a little at a time so you don't become overwhelmed ...chart whatever you will assist you with your intake later if your not losing ..and remain positive...laugh .. and enjoy this because it the new journey for you to feel better...I'm here sweetie as the rest of the wonderful people here on FS everyone is lovely and supportive or they just don't last long here...much success to you...hugs galore;) 
21 Mar 18 by member: maxie4


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