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  • i do a 2:1 ratio. 2 cups water, 1 cup quinoa
  • a cowoker dropped a lot of weight with zero exercise. weight loss is about 80% food, 20% exercise
  • it depends; if it messes with your night sleep (as it does with mine), then i'll forgo a nap to have better night sleep (even though at times i really really REALLY want a nap!)
    in Naps Comment by kpodaru May 2015
  • ^^ this. everyone is different and your caloric input depends on a bunch of things. perhaps this is an average but not every woman can lose weight with 2000cals per day. i am close to 2000 to maintain, but to lose weight, i eat closer to 1600.
  • all of this ^^^ food should not be a source of guilt - ever. yes, eat clean and exercise regularly; live a healthy life through these means but you should also live a little! eating one piece of cake here or there for an occasion shouldn't even be considered as "cheating" - it's called enjoying life. i eat clean on a…
  • i love it! keep up the amazing work :)
  • a tiny bit of sugar in your coffee won't do anything - i wouldn't even consider that as a negative thing. you are doing all the right things - no processed foods, no soda, making your own foods etc - you will see a big difference in time. start working out as well if you don't already. as for salad dressing - i use olive…
  • doesn't sound like an eating disorder but poor eating habits passed on by the parents. it's not your place to say anything or feed them (unfortunately) but that doesn't mean you can't be a great aunt and take them out for activities to get them moving!
  • i have since cut grains from my diet (since feb 2) so basically, i eat paleo. i'm not "hardcore" paleo because i will eat cheese on the rare occasion and today, for the first time since feb 2, i had popcorn at my movie date (it was also the best popcorn EVER :)). as long as you eat healthy - no processed foods,…
    in Paleo Diet Comment by kpodaru May 2015
  • fitness freak over here. been eating clean and training hard since 2012; i eat clean 90% of the time and i train every day - muay thai 4x/week and gym (lifting/HIIT/bootcamp) 3x/week. sometimes i do double workouts (cycle in the afternoons) because it's too nice to stay inside!
  • those feelings you have? channel them into working out and doing this FOR YOU. also, cut the cord. don't have any communication with him for now until you are over it.
  • p90x or body beast. lift the weight that challenges you! these are amazing programs
  • honestly, don't even think/worry about it. it was ONE day; not going to do a thing in terms of 'undoing' your hard work. i had popcorn today at the movies! i'm grain free and i had popcorn AND IT WAS GLORIOUS. do i regret it? NO! it was a mother's day movie date my husband took me on because i've been dying to watch age of…
  • check out the websites: paleo grubs, paleomg. i use coconut flour for all my baked goods; a lot of others use almond flour.
  • cube it, drizzle a bit of olive oil, toss with fresh thyme, salt and fresh ground pepper and roast it at 400F for 40-45mins. broil for about 3-4mins if you want it a bit crispy. one of my fav side dishes :) if you want to get a bit fancy, instead of olive oil, use coconut oil (about 1-1.5tbsp). omg SO GOOD.
  • always start light. yes, 3lbs seems so easy but you can actually use 3lbs to get cut if you know how to do it. one drill that my muay thai trainer does is a shoulder drill with 3lbs weights and by the end of that drill, that 3lbs feels like 30! if you're always injuring yourself, then start light; maybe not 3lbs but 5lbs…
  • olive oil, your choice of vinegar (apple cider, white or red vinegar, balsamic), a bit of minced fresh garlic (or you can use garlic powder), a bit of chopped fresh onion (or use onion powder), salt, pepper, dried oregano, a tiny bit of dried basil. shake, leave in fridge to chill and then pour on your salad. if i have…
  • ^^ same here. i'm not a fan of granola bars as i'd rather eat fresher foods. that said, i have friends who love lara bars.
  • high proten, some carb and then i'm good.
  • ^^THIS. back injuries are no joke and if you leave it undiagnosed/continue to workout, you could be making it worse and it come become permanent. you are young so get this looked at immediately by a sports doctor
  • every one likes sweet things. just don't eat it anymore or reduce the amount. i have to admit, the cravings were pretty bad at first because it was the habit of eating it daily that was the issue, not an actual addition. one that habit was broken (takes about 1 week or so), i was fine.
  • it took me SEVEN YEARS to get back on the healthy wagon. tried, stopped, tried again, stopped again. it happens to everyone. that said you have to WANT it bad enough to stick to it. there's no other way to say it. we've all plateaued, we've all hit the wall with our weight/weight loss but that should not stop you; in fact,…
  • techno. nothing like fast-paced electronic music to get and keep you going.
  • i swear by jaybird wireless bluetooth headphones. they used to have the sportband (which i have) but have since moved to ear buds. they're sweat proof and guaranteed against sweat damage and i love them! i hate being all tangled up in the wires.
  • it's' good to switch things up once in a while because doing the same thing all the time gets boring and you often don't push yourself if you're stuck in a rut. then you start to lose motivation to keep going since you're not seeing results as often or as dramatic as when you first started going. besides, switching things…
  • ^^ this, re: net cals. also - you are likely over-estimating your caloric burn at the gym. even when i do a 1.5hr hard muay thai session doesn't burn that much and i'm in my top zone/heart rate for the majority of the session. when i did insanity, the hardest workout burned just over 800 cals tops, so i hardly doubt an…
  • make sure that you consult your doc first before doing anything. ripped in 30 has weights and although you don't want to use your core, using free weights does engage your core to hold them in certain positions and you don't want to get injured since you had major surgery! i'd go with T25 and use the modified exercises.…
  • YES. your body is wondering hey, what is this lifting business and why are my muscles sore? why are the muscle fibers under strain?? so it starts to retain water. water retention is your body's way of protecting itself from external "stress" since lifting is new to you. it will go away; continue lifting and your body will…
  • you probably mean grain-based carbs (pasta/bread etc) and not all carbs since fruits/veggies etc are also a source of carbohydrates. that said, yes, there are benefits to cutting out or reducing starchy carbs like pasta but again, it all comes down to food choices. i do not eat grains but i make my own 'bread' and eat…
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