BeanieBean93 Member

Replies

  • I really dislike airport food so I always bring some options for me and my fiance (or he'll end up elbow deep in a family sized bag of gummy worms.) I usually cut up 2 apples in separate ziplocs and put baby carrots and celery sticks in another. I'll also bring 4 packs of 100 calorie nuts, 4 RX bars, 2 meat sticks and 2…
  • Those last few lbs will be hard to lose in that you'll need to be strict with your intake and be logging to a tee. I'd be logging every fruit, vegetable, condiment, drink etc. Seems extreme, but that'll be the way to get your body to let them go. Just something to consider - the last 5 lbs which might be very hard to lose…
  • I think it's individual. I have tried a few different meal kits and I'm too picky to follow the recipe. So I ended up just using the individual ingredients which negated the point of getting the meal kit. It was more expensive for me considering I was just using the ingredients separately. However, it did help open my eyes…
  • Depends what your idea of low calorie is. Anything with a combination of protein, fat and fiber is going to be the most filling. 2-3oz chicken (100) with a piece of cheese(80), mustard/salsa wrapped in lettuce= less than 200 cals 1/2c instant raw oats (150) plus 1 chobani non fat yogurt (100) plus 1 tbspn almonds (45) =…
  • I've been working on increasing my intake. Breakfast right now is fruit (usually an apple), oatmeal with yogurt/cottage cheese, protein powder, hemp seeds and peanut butter. Since you said no peanut butter, you could do trail mix. Or have a glass of milk. Or a protein bar on the side. If you don't like oatmeal - cereal and…
  • I'm not sure where you live, but we are legally required to take a lunch break if we work over a certain amount of consecutive hours. Activity level aside, if your job refuses to let you take a lunch break you might want to check with your HR department. I'm in sales and even if we choose to work through our lunch break,…
  • Are you active otherwise through out your day? I have a desk job and I make sure to get up and walk a couple miles in the morning. And then I'll workout on the days I'm off. Through out the day, I make it a point to get up and move around. And I usually walk a mile or two on my lunch break. It adds up overtime.
  • I'm not a big Thai food fan. Something about some of the flavors aren't super palatable for me. However, I do like Tom Yum soup. It's usually made with coconut milk in the broth but it's still "brothy" and not super creamy. You can usually get it with shrimp or another protein as well.
  • I used to run a lot with my dad. I was still a growing kid so my diet was typical kid food but I remember his daily when he was training was some like - pre-run - banana, toast and peanut butter post run - fruit smoothie with protein powder lunch - sandwich, chips and fruit snack - trail mix and fruit and chocolate milk…
  • This is fairly common. Most of my co-workers, regardless of age, hit a wall in mid afternoon. Personally, I go for a walk around 2 or 3pm. Some of us go to the gym for 30 minutes or run some errands just to break up the day. We all drink caffeine, and a lot of it.
  • Crazy Richard's chunky! I eat it on top of oatmeal in the morning. My fiance is a Jif creamy guy. And he likes it on white bread with Welch's grape jelly.
  • You could try mixing it with unflavored collagen protein. That tends to have zero or minimal flavor and it should help cut the sweetness. Vital Proteins make some options. Or just toss it. You tried it, didn't like it and there is no reason to force yourself to eat it.
  • As enticing as "work from home" is, I actually like getting up, getting dressed and going to the office. Then when I'm done, I can leave my work and sign off for the day. Our software is locked to the office WiFi and server so I can't log in outside of the realm of the business and it's actually nice to be able to tell…
  • If you're already a healthy weight, those last 8-10 lbs are going to be the hardest to lose. I agree with Ann, above. It's a choice. You can choose to say "yes" to free food or you can choose to say "no." It sounds like there is a lot of it so if you say "no" once, it'll probably come around again. Do you want it because…
  • Those meals have quite a bit of sauce, right? Are you scooping all the sauce into the scale as well, because that will make a difference. Also, packaged food usually has a discrepancy between the listed portion and the actual portion. You'll find this with many food items. I'd log the amount on the package because if you…
  • Agree with the above. And if you have lower back pack, I can't imagine sit ups or crunches being good for it. That motion is fairly strenous on the lower back muscles if you have poor core strength. Things to start with would be bird dogs. Those activate the core but still provide stability. Regardless, I'd get with a…
  • I'm working through an eating disorder right now and I've been in different states of recovery for years. I finally made the decision to be done with it and actually recover. A big part of this has been working with a dietician who is helping me work through my food qualms and separate my anorexic thoughts from my logical…
  • One of my fiance's favorites is zucchini noodle alfredo. I just just the precooked spiraled zucchini, alfredo sauce, parmesan and chicken thigh. Chicken thighs go into the oven with rotisserie chicken seasoning for about 30 min. Then I put onion and garlic in a pan to saute in some oil. Toss in the zucchini noodles, toss…
  • My coworker drinks it and he says it's fine. I just take a regular multi-vitamin in a pill form. And then I take a separate pro-biotic and a ashwaganda supplement. If you want to drink dried up greens, go for it. If you already eat a varied diet with fruits and vegetables then you don't "need" it and you likely get most of…
  • I hate meal prep. My fiance does too. But, I cook up a batch of chicken for him every week. This would work for you - breakfast - 2 hard boiled eggs, 2 packs of oatmeal, 1 banana - approx 500 cals snack - 1 apple, 1 jif to go pack, 1 chobani greek yogurt - approx 450 lunch - 6 oz chicken thigh, microwaved california blend…
  • I have a desk job. I actually find it feel a lot better when I get about 40 -60 min of exercise before work. I also take a break mid afternoon to go for a walk outside. Sometimes I can sneak out for 20 minutes but most days I can get away for about 45 minutes. I don't do it for weightloss but it's a good way to get a…
  • I know plenty of people who eat meat daily and are the epitome of health. I also know people who eat meat daily and are riddled with health problems. I don't think there is enough non-biased research and I believe there are many other variables that are not accounted for. I think that if two people had the exact same…
  • If you like them, and they fit your goals, they're fine. We usually keep 1 or 2 on hand but I've found it's so much easier to just keep frozen veggies, frozen chicken and different sauces around. In the same 5 minutes it takes to warm one up, I can microwave our own food and it tastes so much better.
  • There are so many options that are easy to grab and go! And, if you have a decent lunchbox, you won't need an ice pack in there. We like the Yeti lunch boxes and it keeps our food at a good temp without having ice. I send my fiance with cold cauliflower rice and chicken usually. Or cold broccoli and chicken. He also brings…
  • These are the same ones we get. We usually get 2 packs at a time and put 1 in the freezer and cook 1 entire pack. I'll usually split it between oven and instapot. Within an hour, my fiance has chicken for the week. I do the same with the next pack when he's ready for another round. It's by far the easiest thing we make…
  • Weight loss is simple but it's not easy to do. It takes commitment, patience and the willingness to be uncomfortable at time. Log your food Log your exercise The math should equal less calories being consumed than you exert Step on the scale Log the number The number should trend downwards overtime That is weight loss.
  • I try to avoid anything labeled "diet." I will make the exception for diet soda because that is my vice but if I'm going to eat a cookie, it's going to be a cookie with real butter, sugar, flour etc.
  • We also do chicken thighs. They're hardly higher in fat and taste way better. It's almost impossible to mess them up too. You can even toss them into the instapot frozen with some liquid and seasoning and it turns out great. Or, if you prefer the oven, we lay them on a baking tray, set the oven to 400 and cook for about 20…
  • There are so many options out there and it'll depend on how many compartments you want. Another handy hack is to use silicone cupcake liners as dividers. You can get a bento with just 2 compartments and then divide that yourself. Typically I see people use 1 half as the "entree" and the other half for little sides like…
  • One of my gal pals literally gains anywhere from 6-12 lbs when she's on her period. It drops pretty quickly but she'll see a big flux the week before and the week of her period. It happens. And then it goes away. By now she just knows to stay off the scale for a week or so.
Avatar