knittingbee928 Member

About

Username
knittingbee928
Joined
Visits
65
Last Active
Roles
Member, Premium
Points
8
Badges
0
Posts
50

Replies

  • I'm 5'0 and 115 pounds right now. 1550 but I'm pregnant so I have to eat more in order to gain the recommended 1/2 a pound per week. Pre-pregnancy I think I was eating around 1300, and that was hard. I'd often edge up to around 1400. I also try to work out three times a week.
  • Sex - Female Age - 36 Height - 5'0 Weight - Between 108 and 110. Activity level - Sedentary. In physical therapy and slowly working my activity level up. Desk job. Exercise routine - Used to be 4-5 days a week, and I'd eat all my calories back. Weight loss goal - 101-102. I was 95 pounds in high school all through college,…
  • Good point. It's not for health reasons - just for weight loss. I tend to gravitate toward vegetarian, higher fat foods (cheese! walnuts! avocados! more cheese!) and following the Mediterranean-type diet is kind of a challenge because of the high fat/high calorie factor. My go-to has been to turn things into salads, with…
  • I'm with the poster above, whose husband jumped on the bandwagon. My S/O is not big on cooking, so we fall into the habit of eating out more, especially now that I'm not on any diet restrictions anymore. Here's what works for us: 1.) I don't make a big deal out of food. I quietly do the shopping and most of the cooking,…
  • I'd do a search for panko on sites like Bob's Red Mill and other companies who have a reputation for healthy eating. Or just make a list of the ingredients you want to check, make a trip to Whole Foods and look at the ingredients for each item. I would guess that panko is a lot more healthy than vegan cheese, as I'm…
  • I lost about 10lb so far and I've been here for about 2 months. I lost the weight much quicker than I thought, but it was because I really took MFP's calculator as the be-all and end-all, which turned out to be too low. I tried to stick to 1200, but just can't. I've averaged 1281(net) calories per day since I started MFP.…
  • Oatmeal. I actually don't like it all that much, but it is fairly low-calorie and keeps me full for a long time. Also, beans. Beans and more beans! Those keep me full for hours. I agree with @AliceAxe's hypoglycemic comment above - also @mom23mangos - eat when you're hungry, just allocate the calories accordingly. If you…
  • That's it! I didn't realize that when you select the pounds per week, MFP correlates that with # of calories. At this point, I'm not looking to lose - actually to maintain, but I'm not sure how much I should add back. How do you guys figure out what # of calories you maintain at, without messing it up and gaining it back?…
  • I didn't know you could select a deficit. I'm using the free version of MFP, so I'm not sure if I have the option to change that. I looked in a few places and couldn't find the setting. I bet that's it, though. MFP might be taking away too much.
  • I understand how NEAT vs. TDEE works now. I still don't get why all of the TDEE calculators say I should eat around 1500 calories a day, which seems like too much when I compare it to MFP's "BMR+exercise" estimate (1200 BMR) plus exercise (150 to 200). MFP, on my most challenging exercise days, says I should only eat about…
  • That's what I thought, but on the days I exercise, I eat 1350-1400 calories at most, which isn't close to the TDEE that Scooby gives me. Scooby's is way higher. BecomingBane pointed out that: The main difference is TDEE includes calculations for exercise. but I'm confused, because if TDEE includes calculations for…
  • Oh, I'm 5'0, not 5'3 :wink: And, again, close to my target.
  • Uhh...at 5'3 and 103 pounds, how much weight are you looking to lose? As I said in my post, I'm close to my target pre-surgery weight of 100.
  • I sacrifice mornings & sleeping in so I have time to go to the gym. It was really hard at first, but now I'm used to it and I see it less as a sacrifice and more of a gift I give to myself. Sounds cheesy but it makes me feel good about myself twice over - once for getting out of bed, and again for the actual workout! Plus,…
  • Also, thank you for all the great suggestions everyone! I really appreciate it. I'll try the special at my gym :smile:
  • Don't knock barre 'till you try it....Like I said in my first post, my experience with barre was very convincing. Granted, I am very petite and don't weigh a lot to begin with, so the results were visible fairly quickly. I took barre classes for 4 months and while I didn't notice much visible difference week-to-week, by…
  • OK! Thank you! If it matters, I'm 5'0 and was 113, target goal is 100 or so, my pre-surgery weight. I'm 35, female, no children, always been very thin. About 95 lbs in high school right up until my late 20's, now still small around the middle but my butt gets all the weight (especially after changing to a desk job and…
  • Here are some great recipe ideas: http://ask.metafilter.com/104761/What-are-some-good-bulk-vegan-recipes http://ask.metafilter.com/285313/Delicious-meals-animal-products-optional http://ask.metafilter.com/240849/Prepareahead-vegan-recipes-for-an-electric-skillet And some blog recommendations here:…
  • No one has mentioned hummus, so I'll add that. Hummus is really healthy and it's easy to just dip the veggies in. It also keeps you fuller, longer.
  • I'd go for a nice long walk when I'm up to it, then cuddle up at home with tea and a warm blanket :smile:
  • It sounds like the confusion for some posters (myself included) is this: what exactly do you mean by the word "cheat"? If by "cheat" you mean "am I eating too many calories" then no, you are not cheating because you're still below the allotted amount of calories per day. Simple. If by "cheat" you mean "am I cheating by…
  • Is there a way to search only this discussion thread? I'd like to find my twin(s) and make some MFP friends :smiley: Oh! I figured it out. Put this in your address bar: site:community.myfitnesspal.com/en/discussion/766743/find-your-not-that-heavy-twin/ 5'0 Make sure to put a space after the / at the end, then type your…
  • Height: 5'0 Age: 35 HW: 113 LW: 98 CW: 109 Goal: 100-102
  • Call the owner and explain that you track your nutrition. They may have a nutritional analysis done on it, or could even plug it into a calculator like the MFP one for you. That is such a great idea, thank you so much!
  • Along with fiber, have you considered eating fermented foods? From experience, I've noticed that adding fermented foods (kefir, kimchee, homemade sauerkraut) to my diet changed my "ravenous" state to a small signal of mild hunger. Not "OH MY GOD I HAVE TO EAT NOW OR I'M GOING TO PASS OUT." Unless I really have not eaten…
  • @MichaelRpal - Yes, I bet they use salt as a preservative.
  • @mecsami - that looks really good! One question: I'll add fresh parmesan, but if not, then skip it. I usually have fruit, greek yogurt and (pick one or more) wheat germ/granola/flax seed/chia, What are the benefits of wheat germ and chia? More fiber?
  • These suggestions are amazing, thank you!! Cauliflower rice? I never heard of it (and I'm a healthy eater) but it sounds delish!
  • Thanks to all the great suggestions so far! You are already at a healthy weight, so any changes will be slow and entirely unnecessary. I think I'll be the judge of that, thank you. Despite what my BMI appears to be on paper, personally I feel my best at 103. So yeah, while I'm a healthy weight according to what any BMI…
Avatar