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  • I understand and I'm sorry for the confusion. I'll try to explain a little more clearly. I have only been working at the kennel for about six months. I have used MFP for YEARS, always set at "lightly active" because in the past, I have not had such active jobs. And even now, despite having an active job, I do not exercise…
  • Correct. I feel like even when I'm hungry, there's not enough room for more food, or like I'm having trouble digesting or something. I'm 5'5", 126-128 lbs. I used MFP's calculator to determine what should be my calorie intake for "slightly active" and "maintain current weight" at my height/weight, and it gave me 1530. All…
  • Thanks! I avoid additives/supplements as I believe if I can't naturally add more protein, I probably shouldn't. I'll keep what you've said in mind. Thanks! I answered this in the very first sentence of my post, did you read it at all? Quote: "I switched my macros from the MFP standard (50/30/20) to 40/30/30, after finding…
  • May I make a suggestion? If you normally drink 6 or more sodas per day, don't try to go cold turkey. It'll be frustrating, it'll be painful, and the cravings will be insane. Instead, wean yourself off it gradually. Check this out:* Drink your usual number of sodas (6?) for 6 days, then on the 7th day drink just one less…
  • Though I'm no expert, I think the people who are saying 'eat healthier/whole foods' are probably correct. If I may make one suggestion though, it would be to make changes GRADUALLY. There's no need to immediately cut the foods you're used to eating. If the goal is to lower fat or sodium, see if you can do it over the…
  • Maybe I will just borrow someone's HRM for a day. I just want to know the calories I'm burning doing my job so I can accurately log my activity level, exercises, calories burned, etc. I don't feel that that's a waste of time...
  • Bump. I'm also looking for a HRM or possibly a HRM-pedometer combo that is designed to track calories burned even when you're NOT working out. This is because I'm a musician who plays up to 6 hours per day. MFP's calorie estimator says on a 6-hour playing day, I burn around 950 calories. I can't imagine that this is…
  • This. The best part of my job is exploring whatever city we're in at the time. Today, it's San Antonio. Off I go!
  • Good luck!!! You can do it!! *thumbs up*
  • Right forgot to mention, my activity level is set at 'sedentary' so that I can log all exercise.
  • I get what you mean, carbs are a staple that's hard to replace! Especially when protein generally costs more :/ For me, the hardest part with adding protein has been avoiding the fat and sodium that come along with it. Whatever you do, I think making changes gradually will help you to adjust and stick to it long term :)…
  • If you're "losing inches in your waist and hips", whatever you're doing is likely working. Be patient? :flowerforyou: Also, looking back in your food diary these past few days, I see that you are frequently over in your carbs and under in your protein. I'm no nutritionist, but if you're looking to build a strong lean body…
  • According to Wiki: "egg yolk allergies may be somewhat more common in adults." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egg_allergy
  • yep, right there with you :/ pretty sure we may indeed have egg intolerance, which is a shame as they're cheap protein. i notice that my symptoms are lessened if i use egg whites as opposed to whole eggs. here are some articles from LiveStrong: http://www.livestrong.com/article/520840-can-eggs-cause-bloating/…
  • Yeah, I have this problem too. Too many times I pick up what I think is cranberry juice and it turns out to be a 'cocktail' instead :grumble: Someone else is going to suggest that you get a juicer and make your own juice, so I won't do that :wink: If you're on a budget but still want real juice: ~ Juicy Juice is affordable…
  • Thank you everyone for the suggestions! I have done the quoted 'time compensation' before, and will do it for this particular trek because MFP said I burned 700 calories, and that just can't be right!! HOWEVER, there are other trails that I walk regularly that I would have logged as 'hiking'. This trail was somewhere…
  • The 8oz bottle of Naked Juice contains TWO servings. So if you drink HALF of a 200-calorie bottle, that's 100 calories and 14g of sugar...about the same as if you'd eaten a banana. So is Naked Juice REALLY that much worse than eating a piece of fruit? In my opinion, as long as you watch your serving sizes, drinking Naked…
  • psyllium husk capsules have worked for me! I'd recommend at least giving them a shot for a week if you can. they're reasonably priced and all-natural (= non-addictive/chemical) I have no health insurance so can't be sure, but pretty sure I have stress-related IBS or some equally obnoxious condition that only allows me to…
  • Well sure! When he does what works for him, I enjoy hearing about it (this guy's a good friend after all). There's nothing bothersome or harmful in sharing what works for you yourself, imo. But if you read my original post, you'll notice one little problem: I never ASKED for his advice. I simply mentioned that I was eating…
  • 2nd this.
  • Dunno if anyone looks at this thread anymore, but I'm a working musician, a trombonist. Add me if you like.
  • :tongue: Them's fightin' words lolz
  • agree. there are some veggies that are easily hidden because when blended, they'll have a smooth texture and don't have a bitter taste. if you go to the store and check out all those pureed fruit drinks (not just V8, there's Bolthouse Farms and more!), read the ingredients to see what veggies appear in almost all of them:…
  • Wow! Sounds JUST like my cousin! Idk your whole situation, but dang, I'd be tempted to kick his *kitten* to the curb. That'd teach what life is like if he's unwilling to work. Ultimate Reality Check haha.
  • Thanks everybody for your input! I'm sorry for those of you I've offended...but c'mon, it's a rant, and if you don't want to see a rant, you should just pass it by ;) That said, THANKS for letting me vent! :heart: :flowerforyou: :heart:
  • Wow! Wow. That's a lot of citations lol. I recognize this...there's a version for music too!
  • Maybe what he's doing is working for him, and that's great! It bothered me that he acted like this was something I 'had' to do...he may not have said "you have to do this", but he was pushing his shake on me haha. Then he couldn't explain WHY I should have a protein shake first thing in the morning, that REALLY bothered…
  • Completely agree. If it hadn't been for mfpers giving me advice on my food diary, I might never have realized that I wasn't eating NEAR enough protein! I ranted because I was worried about my friend, and because he phrased his advice to me as a 'you must do this', which made me frustrated. Thank you for listening :)
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