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  • Hi @Emreadsalot I’m vegan (for over 20 years) and I am also currently trying to do low carb because I am monitoring my glucose and trying to flatten my blood sugar spikes. It’s possible provided you don’t mind eating strange food combinations as well as basically giving up vegetables and pulses. I believe beans and lentils…
  • I’m just over two weeks into glucose monitoring and find it to be a very interesting experience. I started wearing the monitor on 29 April. The day I put the monitor on I weighed 143.8 Ib, today I weigh 137.4 Ib. For comparison I weighed 145.2 Ib on 15 April, two weeks before putting in the monitor. I’ve been calorie…
  • That is so interesting @StepWise123. I didn’t realize DNA test told you health info, I thought it would just tell me where my ancestors likely lived. I’m going to look into that!
  • So I’ve been wearing my CGM for a week now and thought I’d circle back for anyone who is interested. The data is certainly interesting and wearing it is no bother I don’t notice it at all. Trying to keep my glucose within the recommended limits is hard work - and I don’t have a sweet tooth. I was surprised that my healthy…
  • A few years ago I had a job that made me miserable I toiled away thinking the reason I couldn’t get everything done and worked endless hours was because I was not good enough until one day I realized that it was impossible to do the work because we were massively under resourced and it was not going to change. I quit on…
  • @sarah7591 thank you so much for the book recommendation. Read it in one sitting and learnt so much practical information about how our metabolism works!
  • If you believe you eat so poorly that you are malnourished then you should definitely see a doctor.
  • @PAV8888 I live in the US and here you need a prescription to buy the sensor. Going through a third party they organize the prescription for you so it’s just much easier than trying to get an appointment with my doctor and getting her to write me a prescription. Lots of places you don’t need a prescription to by the sensor…
  • Thank you @sarah7591 ill look that up
  • Hi @carrieleecrenshaw90 Congratulations on making the decision to improve the rest of your life. That’s amazing and momentous- go you! You mention you’ve been struggling with your weight most of your life. It’s going to take time and effort to change that. There will be set backs so when they come along be ready, embrace…
  • @getfitwithdesi Firstly, congratulations on your progress. Losing weight, like gaining weight, is the result of lots of small choices. Changing habits it took a life time to build is hard and it sounds as though you have several challenges to overcome as well as other priorities competing for your time and attention.…
  • Can you join a local triathlete group? My husband is a triathlete, his group has lots of duathletes, as well as people only doing one discipline. A group will have lots of training and practice events you can join, as well as people with helpful advice. You might even find some people are registered for the same event as…
  • I’ve been on and off mfp for about 10 years. I am sometimes significantly above my target weight, some times below it and have had periods of maintaining my target weight for long periods (3yrs +). For me what’s going on in my life really impacts my ability to maintain my weight where I would like it to be. I find it hard…
  • I get dizzy running sometimes. I live in Sputh Florida and for me it is related to the heat and humidity. Around this time of year it gets humid and then when I stop running I feel light headed and sometimes see black dots. I don’t run far, just 3or 4 miles 4 or 5 times a week. Last year I thought if I pushed through I’d…
  • I also recommend C25K, I’ve done it a couple of times and it will guide you through not being able to run at all to running for 30 mins non stop. Once I get past 5k, I get bored doing the Couch to 10K program so rather than give up (again) I’m using Runkeeper which I’m enjoying at the moment.
  • I’ve been vegan for over 20 years, vegetarian for two years before that. Glad to offer support and answer questions if I can. What encouraged you to become a vegan? I made the change for animal welfare reasons. If you’re making the switch for health reasons try to look at all the vegan convenience foods available as a…
  • It’s great to have friends cheering you on. But ultimately if you want to lose weight and keep it off for life you have to find motivation within yourself. You also have to find a way of eating you can stick to, forever. You probably want brownies to feature in that way of eating somewhere. It sounds like you know how to…
  • I’m sorry to hear you are struggling with your mental health. Know that many people have similar challenges and you are not alone. It’s good that you are looking for help, cost is a challenge in a country where healthcare is first a profit-making industry. Have you spoken to you local psychoanalytic training institute? I…
  • Try different combinations of food to see what satisfies you. Some people find protein really fills them up, others not so much. I eat 1200 calories a day and can honestly say I am very rarely hungry, but that is very much dependent on what I eat not the calorie content. What I eat for breakfast makes a big difference for…
  • You can eat jackfruit in lots of ways. What is your goal from putting more jackfruit in your diet? It’s not a great protein source if you are looking for replacements for meat, but it’s a very versatile fruit and popular at the moment so lots of choices available. You can eat it it as a sweet fruit or as a savory meat…
  • I get muscle cramps at night in my calves. The only thing I find solves the problem is magnesium. I take a tablet every night before bed and have no cramp. If I don’t take them for a couple of days the cramp is back like clockwork.
  • It sounds like you’re doing all the cooking so you have huge control over what your husband and you are eating. Have you considered adding more veggies to dishes your husband likes, resulting in a healthier diet for him and a diet more inline with what you have in mind? For example my husband likes pasta bake, so I added…
  • I’m another vote for aftershokz. I couldn’t see what the fuss was about until I got a pair as a gift, now I wouldn’t consider anything else.
  • Lots of vegan foods are good sources of protein, for example: tempeh tofu Beans lentils seitan quinoa Nuts/seeds The DRI (Dietary Reference Intake) is 0.36 grams of protein per pound (0.8 grams per kg) of body weight. This amounts to: 56 grams per day for the average sedentary man. 46 grams per day for the average…
  • I just made Chickpea (garbanzo bean) and Lemon soup which is quick and delicious. Cut 1 bell pepper in to quarters and blacken the skin under the grill (broil). When the skin is black put them in a covered bowl and leave to cool. On a medium to low heat, Sauté 1 large onion, roughly chopped Dice 2 courgettes (zucchini) and…
  • I guess it depends what your goals are. But I would suggest running. All you need is a pair running shoes that fit and then you’re good to go. Running is really good for you and suitable for all fitness levels. Download the free version of C25K and you’ll learn how to go from no exercise to running 5k in 12 weeks. You can…
  • Google Run the Edge, it’s the 2021 Challenge.
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