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  • RN here You probably need an extra 400-600 cals a day when you are working if you are on the floor. Bring something dense like nuts or an energy bar because you rarely have time to eat. Try not to just drink coffee and energy drinks to get through the day...you need to fuel your body because our work is mentally and…
  • Body dysmorphic disorder. You, and only you, have to teach yourself to first be civil to yourself. After you can master not tearing at yourself, you move to learning to compliment yourself.
  • I recently saw an interview with an MD that specialized in obesity (it was a zdogdmd video if you want to go find it). Long story short, he used Phentermine as a tool to stop the psychological aspect of overeating. You had to eat x number of calories daily, and the push to eat that much when you didn’t feel hungry helped…
  • To the Gwyneth Paltrow’s of the group... Low-income individuals often do not access to fresh foods. Grocery stores may not be in the area, so they eat what is available in the convenience stores or cheap restaurants. They may not have a car, or public transportation makes getting around difficult. Then you have those that…
  • Not really a pastry, but I’ve moved my bread consumption to those 100 cal Thomas’ english muffins for sandwiches. Pretty high in protein and fiber. People are right...if you can fit bread into your calorie budget, eat it. If it doesn’t work for your daily calories, maybe use it as a treat/reward for a good workout?
  • Keep in mind that these food companies are self-reporting, so that means that nobody is there to verify the accuracy of the information. I worked for a private label brand many years ago. We had to pull some Fig Newton type cookies because the label info was wrong. People got mad because the new version had too many…
  • Good lord! How big was that steak?!?!?
  • Check to see if those coconut prawns are offered as a full meal as well...it’s possible that those 1500 calories include the prawns AND something like fries and coleslaw.
  • It really was a pretty big pear. It probably wasn’t as high in calories as I recorded because it wasnt fully ripe (hard and barely sweet). I bought two, so you can bet I’m waiting for that sucker to be at full juicy-ness if I’m investing in that many calories!!!!
  • Pears = ( I cut up this large pear, weighed it, then proceeded to munch. I went back to log it after I was done eating it.....200+ calories (it was 315g) I double-checked because that just didn’t seem right to me. ::sniff::
  • Answers people will need to help you: How much do you currently weigh? What does MFP give you as a calorie goal? How active are you? Is this fitting in your daily caloric goal? If you go to the pinned posts at the top, there is a wealth of good advice like how to acurately log. Don’t expect fast results. Your weight went…
  • Vaping isn’t really better for you than smoking. You are still inhaling irritants into the lungs, and you can develop what is known as popcorn lung. But if it helps you to wean off nicotine so you can kick the habit...kudos to you. Nicotine doesn’t increase your metabolism, but the desire to eat may be lessened due to an…
  • I’m 43, breast cancer survivor, and always looking to interact with others looking to make positive changes. I’m already down 30 lbs since mid-Sept, but I’ve sort of stalled over the last few weeks because I ran myself down, but I need to tighten up my logging now. I think some of it had to do with my new Fitbit adjusting…
  • Ugh Cancer cells are actively growing, so they do take up carbs....as does every cell in your body. Not eating carbs/sugar is not going to slow or kill cancer cells. Your blood is strictly limited to a pH range on 7.35-7.45. You get really sick and can die if it goes too far out of range. Your body would actively correct…
  • Yes Yes they are!
  • See your doc Focus on maintaining an easy rhythym in your cardio range for building endurance. You should periodically push your heart rate to strengthen your heart. But most importantly....STOP IMMEDIATELY if you have any of the warning signs : dizzy, etc.
  • As mentioned, it can fit into your calories if you plan for it. Another idea is to use a mini bar or two as a reward for working out. You should eat back exercise calories, so why not your favorite treat. Nothing like craving some of that nougat to make you strap on your sneakers and walk the block!
  • I get roasted mixed nuts (unsalted, no peanuts), but I sure do weigh each serving. I figure this would offer the benefit of all incorporated varieties.
  • Write down questions for your doctors when you think of them. Bring in your notes when you have appointments. Try to write down their answers, and some may let you record their reply. You might also be able to ask the nurse questions too. Do not “worry” that you are bothering/annoying the medical staff. Patient education…
  • Not all chemotherapies are the same, and not all of them make you lose weight. You need to find out the specific therapy your medical oncologist is prescribing. I didn’t see where you mentioned your BMI, but you want to stay in the normal range during and after treatment. People lose weight during treatment for several…
  • They taste much better if you use a cup of milk instead of just water.
  • For some people it is spot on, but not so for others. It is suggested that you eat back half and just see how things go for a few weeks. Losing too fast? Eat back more. Not losing what you want? You are either off on your logging or Fitbit is giving you too much credit. Fitbit doesn’t estimate calorie burns for strength…
  • ^^what megamoose said^^
  • Oh...don’t forget to check thrift stores and garage sales when you feel the need to get equipment like weights, band, or kettlebells.
  • Mix of your preferred cardio and resistance/strength training.
  • Please please please get all diet and exercise clearance from your physician. If you were sent to the ED and kept, it’s likely you are were at a risk for a stroke. Please familiarize yourself and those around you for signs and symptoms of a stroke so you can be treated ASAP. You should have your physician familiarize…
  • I love my FitBit Charge 2!! I got it for $100 (instead of $150) on an Amazon special. HR: it matches the heart rate on the Precor elliptical I use, and you get a continuous monitor so long as you are wearing it. The most accurate thing you can use is a chest strap if that’s what you are looking at. It syncs easily to MFP.…
  • I am pretty certain that most of the good points were made already. Your weight went on slow, so you want it to come off slow. Water weight causes big fluctuations, and knowing what causes water gain (too much sodium, heavy exercise, drinking too little water) should be considered. Probably the biggest cause of people not…
  • I was a 5-10 cigarette per day smoker for about 15 years. I decided to finally quit after getting really sick (digestive nightmare) the week before surgery to remove my ovaries due to cancer risk. The week of being laid-up in bed being sick and then a few more days after the surgery was enough to stop the habit. I was…
  • It doesn’t shock me as much as it can depress me. I think my biggest issue is that restaurants aren’t required to post calories anymore. Some still do, but I saw plenty that changed the menus back. I feel like it’s a minefield at those places. I was given a gift certificate to a raw vegan place, and I asked in advance if…
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