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  • I wish this was true for me. My belly and love handles/muffin top are the last to go. But yep, OP, its all genetics.
  • Not an expert by any means, so take my advice with a grain of salt. But you look pretty lean to me, so if you still cannot see visible abs, you may need to build more muscle there. How long was your bulk? Maybe some more knowledgeable folks will chime in.
  • My husband is like your wife. Not overweight, but also not all that physically active. I know its hard, but you can't force an adult to do something they have no interest in doing. Your best bet is to lead by example and hopefully inspire her to do the same, but realize that may not happen. I rarely invite my husband to…
  • Thanks for the insight. I didn't want to look back in a few years and think dang I should have really worked my calves more. But I also don't want to waste my time with a bunch of dedicated calf work if I don't need it.
  • There's definitely an argument to be made for following the plan as prescribed. My thought process is: I'm mostly working out for aesthetic goals (and to gain some upper body strength), so if I'm fine with how my calves look, what's the point of hitting them with two different exercises, twice a week. Do calves not get…
  • Your best bet is to get a food scale and measure everything (especially calorie dense foods like nuts, oils etc), so you know for certain that you are in a deficit. If you have never used a food scale before your portion sizes may be off. That aside, from personal experience, I have found that water retention after…
  • This! If you are accurate in your logging (using a food scale hopefully) then the weight will come off. We have similar stats. I upped my exercise and cut calories at the start of the year. I average 18-1900 cals a day, run 3 miles 3x a week and weight lift 5 days a week. I started 5'7 138lbs on Dec 31st. Almost…
  • I take vitamin D in the winter, and iron (because I 'm a regular blood donor). Neither are really for weight loss, but they probably help with my overall energy levels. I also take fish oil on occasion. Supposedly it helps with muscle recovery. I don't know how true that is, but I figure it can't hurt. And I usually have…
  • I have had it in water, but wasn't a fan. For vanilla flavored, I like to use unsweetened almond milk. The vanilla and almond flavors work good together. I think chocolate tastes best in real milk (I use fairlife milk for the extra protein). It's a really good cure for a sweet tooth.
  • There is a low acid coffee brand out there, that are supposed to be easier on your stomach, if you don't want to give up coffee completely. Had to google it. Puroast Low Acid Coffee is the one I was thinking of, but there are other brands. Source: https://www.drippedcoffee.com/best-low-acid-coffee/
  • Same issue. On mobile it doesn't work at all, but on my computer I find that if you just hit search a couple of times it does eventually work, YMMV.
  • Not an expert or anything, but I don't see too much of a problem with it. The only thing is you have to work up to it. Maybe while you are waiting for your girlfriend to recover, just skip the gym and focus on running/ hiking. Have two active rests with stretching/walking/body weight exercises, and one true rest day. So…
  • I was thinking the same thing. My scale rounds to the last weight, unless there is at least a 1lb difference. So it looks like I stay the same weight for days, and then I suddenly drop a pound. For years I thought I didn't have many daily fluctuations, but it turns out the scale was just hiding them.
  • I had the same. I spent about four months on a PPI until the gastritis cleared up, slowly weened myself off it, then another three months popping tums to combat the lingering reflux issues. Tomato-based foods and coffee were a big trigger for me. I couldn't give up the coffee, but I stopped drinking it on an empty stomach…
  • Maybe I'm the optimistic type, but I think we will be okay. If I recall we are living in the most peaceful time in human history. Of course we need to balance our optimism with a fair bit of pessimism, so we don't stagnate or slip backwards, but don't believe the hype, it's not all doom and gloom. :smile:
  • Yep. https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/05/17/611898421/u-s-births-falls-to-30-year-low-sending-fertility-rate-to-a-record-low
  • You have visible abs and a pot belly?? Maybe it's a posture issue. Do you have a picture?
  • I have that scale (have actually had it for about 3 years now.) I only just recently realized that it does that. I have no idea why that "feature" exists.
  • Yeah I realized recently that my scale does the same. It seems that if today's weight is within a pound of yesterday's, then it'll just give me the old weight. I have started weighing myself while holding something heavy or weighing just my foot, in between weigh-ins, which wipes out the memory. With <10lbs to lose it's…
    in Scales Comment by MishMashMisha May 2018
  • Haha this almost sounds like an add, but I actually agree. OP check labdoor.com they test and rank protein powders based on quality and an value.
  • I'm currently losing not quite a pound a week on 1800 cals. To OP, it's hard to say, but if you are doing a proper progressive lifting program, you will see results. I'm currently 10 weeks into Strong Curves. I had visible results within the first month. Be sure to take pictures and track measurements as well as weight.…
  • I have been cutting for a month now at 1800. Down 4lbs. :) I will be cutting at least through May maybe into June, but I'm ready to be done now, not because I'm hungry or anything. I started up counting calories again, in January and I'm getting tired of doing it. I'm reluctant to stop right now, while I'm making good…
  • You could do a mixture. I love whole eggs, and eat them most mornings, but sometimes they don't fit into my goals. I prelog my food for the day, then decide if I'll eat 2 whole eggs, or 2 eggs whites + 1 whole egg, or 3 egg whites.
  • I just tried it out. Seems a bit judgey: "Your weight is below average: Do you really need this diet?" I can pinch several inches on my belly, so yes, yes I do. And contains a bit of woo: "When on this diet, it is important to reduce meals to the optimum extent, but not beyond. Too great a reduction could induce the body…
  • 3-5ish times on weekdays and 2-3 times on weekends Typical Weekday:* Pre-workout breakfast (coffee & sometimes yogurt or cereal) * Real Breakfast (eggs and sausage, usually in omelette form) * Snack (maybe) * Lunch (size depends on planned dinner) * Dinner (size depends on what I had for lunch)
  • A few questions: How long have you been tracking? Have you lost anything at all? If you aren't losing at all or slower than expect then you are either overestimating your calorie burn or underestimating your food intake. Do you use a food scale? Are you eating back your exercise calories? Also if you could make you food…
  • I have been going to the gym at 5:30am 4 days a weeks before work for since February (and on the fifth day I still get up at 6ish and do a short 10-15 minute workout or stretch. Now, I feel like a zombie if I skip my morning workout.
  • What don't you like about Brooks?
  • I did have them tied pretty tight, so I'll try loosening them on my next run. Thanks, everyone! Googling around I see a lot of people say running shoes don't have to be broke in, so that's where my confusion came in. But I'm going to give it more time, before I contact the shop or return them.