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  • Nope. The little critters feast on the lactose. The fat content has little effect.
  • Scale weight has so many variables - water retained, rate at which food is moving through your gut, hormone variation through the month (if you're a female). If this has been going on only a week, I'd not worry too much about it.
  • In addition to the above, consider your electrolyte balance. If you're drinking a lot of caffeine (which has a diuretic effect) (in addition to 2 liters of fluid) your sodium/potassium levels might be out of whack. It's not hard to get enough sodium but potassium may be an issue. Just a thought.
  • Walking a reactive dog is a lot of work. I've been working hard with mine for the past few months (we moved downtown and there are literally dozens of dogs on every walk and I no longer have a back yard for him to relieve himself so we are walking multiple times a day). He's gotten much better, but is not yet to the point…
  • I'm currently in maintenance after successfully halting and then reversing the "bracket creep" that happened once I dropped a big bunch of weight (2015). I decided in Sept of 2020 enough was enough and started curtailing my food intake intentionally until about mid-April, at which point I stopped measuring food intake and…
  • Things like planks, "dead bug", bird-dogs, romanian deadlifts (and regular deadlifts), push ups, squats will work your core, as will anti-rotation cable presses.
  • Weight loss is not linear, especially if you are a female who has a menstrual cycle. Also, the body adapts to a long-term calorie deficit by conserving energy (less random, non-exercise movement during the day), and upping calories periodically can lead to more general activity, in addition to the fact that if you are…
  • I haven't been to the gym since last March. It's been really hard. I was an "episodic" goer due to traveling and other life issues (3 months regular attendance, one month away) but it was a part of my life for years and always an important component of maintaining my health It's open now, with various precautions, but…
  • Lentil soup that I make from orange lentils, broth, and various spices. A carton of less-sugar Chobani nonfat greek yogurt with ~15-20 g walnuts, along with an apple. Open face, no-sugar-added peanut butter & banana sandwich with a mug of broth. Various veggies with 2 TBSP of hummus and a carton of non-fat greek yogurt…
  • I love this zombie thread. I've been making my own bread for a year and a half and it has WAY more calories than the bread I was buying. I've had to adjust my other food intake to accommodate my bread and it's taken months to figure how to do that with a smallish daily calorie intake. I make various kinds of sourdough…
  • I make cold brew in my french press - same amount of coffee as I would if I was making it hot, and put it in the fridge for 24-48 hours before pressing. It's awesome. But it starts with excellent, freshly roasted coffee that I grind fresh.
  • "Lite" salt has potassium. But if you are thinking you are "low" because of the numbers MFP data base gives you, it's probably not a thing - many, many of the entries don't have potassium #s at all.
  • FWIW my husband is 6-3 & bald, and with his physical appearance people are always making assumptions. He published a novel recently and seems like some people are astonished that he can write beautifully and has a poet's soul. But the ones he truly calls friends ... they know. And I know. I hope you can find peace,…
  • In the time it took you to ask the question and respond to the posts, you could have put all the ingredients into recipe builder and voila - your answer. That's how I do it, and once it's built in recipe builder it's there or if you switch stuff up significantly you can edit the recipe in about 20 seconds. FWIW, I don't…
  • @kshama2001 Symptoms were some episodes of chest pain/tightness at odd times, sometimes during exertion and sometimes at rest and a bit of flutter every now and then. I had figured the first bunch of symptoms in March was stress, but then it started up again in the summer, and I was feeling pretty tired as well. Labs n…
  • I went through that all, too including the nuclear stress test. That was actually quite useful in that it allows assessment both during the stress test itself and afterwards (I had a bit of A fib going on in the recovery portion, it turns out). Let 'em do it - then you will be 1) completely worked up diagnostically and 2)…
  • It's the sixth day of Christmas for me and my kin, and we continue to celebrate. I managed to give half of my holiday baking away and what remains, I'm enjoying in moderate amounts while my main meals are healthful and all in all, I am back to a modest deficit in the calorie department while still enjoying a treat here and…
  • For me, the past 9 months have been ALL about heightened stress and figuring out how to manage it - from corona to my spouse having a stroke to various family members having other health issues and not being able to go to them and the usual day to day stuff that can accumulate over time. And I love cooking and baking and…
  • Here's another article that may be helpful. The website it's from is full of useful information and while some folks may be annoyed with the expletives, the writer is attending to the science and presenting emerging findings in a way that is understandable.…
  • In addition to band assisted pull ups, you can start at the top and lower yourself as slowly as possible, as many times as possible. You'll be sore as hell but over time you'll develop more strength. Since you can do one pull up, do that then move to the other. Soon, you'll be able to do two.
  • My knee pain lessened considerably when I started using orthotics. The problem wasn't my knees ... it was over-pronation. With orthotics, I began walking again, gradually building up distance. At this point, if my knees or hips begin to hurt, the first thing I look at is whether my orthotics or the damn shoes need to be…
  • I just mix this up in the morning and let it "sit" while I drink coffee: 40-50 g oatmeal, 80-100 g fruit (berries or banana), 1 c of kefir with added vanilla whey protein powder, or 230 g plain, nonfat greek yogurt. I like the texture of undercooked oatmeal :) In the winter, I'll put the oatmeal in a bowl topped with…
  • My advice is make a reasonable plan that includes a modest calorie deficit and some kind of planned activity - walking is a good one - and stick to it. Wear good footwear. Be sure to eat food that you enjoy. If you are a creature of habit (I am), getting into a routine won't take too long. Weigh yourself at the same time…
  • 5 months after starting this thread, I'm still looking forward to all those queries about maintaining while on vacation. And going somewhere besides the grocery store. And seeing the kids and grandkids. And going to the Y to get a decent lifting workout in (it's open with precautions but I'm not risking it due to having a…
  • It might be the lentils - you don't say how much is "a lot" but they have a lot of fiber (9g fiber/100 g weight). That amount is about a half cup portion, give or take. If this is something you recently started eating regularly, the bloating might resolve as your system gets used to processing the amount of fiber. You…
  • 1. A couple of pounds is not either "extreme" or "extremish." 2. Measurements may fluctuate because of tape location differences, water weight, posture, food being processed through your digestive system 3. You are 18 and your body has not yet settled into "adult female" 4. Compassion for oneself is not an over-rated…
  • I log all the carbs, but mentally subtract the fiber g from total if I am particularly interested that day's "net." I kept track for a while just to see if I could get a handle on why some days I felt particularly tired after eating meals.
    in NET Carbs?? Comment by Maxxitt July 2020
  • I weigh the same as I did in my last year of high school and am "bigger" (I know this because I have a favorite shirt from HS that is now 52 years old). I just think it's because fat takes up more room than the equivalent weight of muscle.
  • Me, too
  • https://www.fsis.usda.gov/shared/PDF/Chicken_Turkey_Nutrition_Facts.pdf 25g protein/84 g of cooked chicken breast. Time was when you could look up USDA easily for raw product that is skinless and boneless, but everything's been redone and is, to my thinking, completely inaccessible. So the figures I quoted probably include…
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