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  • I would taper by about 100 calories every two weeks or so... you will be able to gauge more easily what your actual maintenance is. Also many people find that they gain a couple of pounds initially if they just jump up to higher calories. However if it was me I would also wait until I was much closer to my goal weight.…
  • I think this test period will actually be really helpful for your body. The body needs rest and recovery... for weightlifters it’s periodic deloads and when I used to be on swim team we did tapering where your workout would be less and less work for about a week or two before big competitions. Plus the body does well with…
  • I loved apples with peanut butter (but weigh it out!) or triscuit thins with laughing cow cheese wedge and carrots. Also really like Built Bars. Current favorite flavors are the coconut or the black cherry.
  • As the PP said, you need to be eating in a calorie deficit to lose weight. Add in a workout program for added health and fitness. If you want to workout at home I highly recommend fitnessblender.com
  • I am with you on the taste of reheated chicken EXCEPT when it has been grilled. For some reason I don’t mind eating leftover grilled chicken. I usually grill about 6 pounds of chicken and use it in various recipes through the week, which would make great meal prep for your lunches as well. That and cooking the big Costco…
  • I usually try to keep trigger foods out of the house so that I am not even tempted. But occasionally we have treats that I will indulge in. I usually eat just a small helping and then drink a lot of really cold water, like maybe 15-16 oz. right afterwards. For some reason that helps me feel like I satisfied whatever…
  • Not hashimotos but I did have thyroid cancer and had my thyroid removed. After that I got pretty depressed and gained 30 pounds. I blamed it all on my thyroid issues but in the end I finally lost the weight when I realized that I needed to stop making excuses. When it came down to it my eating was what caused my weight…
  • @dimples_and_dogs to me it looks like you may have diastisis recti... separation of your abdominal muscles. Although usually it presents higher. I would look into the therapies/exercises used to close the muscles.
  • As everyone else has mentioned, the key to losing weight is cutting calories. However I also want to mention that you should do this in a way that is sustainable to you, because what you are really needing to do is make some lifestyle changes. Those changes to healthier eating will have to continue once you are no longer…
  • When I was doing HIIT I could jump out of bed and just get started because my workout usually included a good warmup. Now that I am heavy lifting I can’t do that, even with a warm up. My body needs to really be relaxed and ready. I usually get my kids off to school, eat breakfast, and start working out about 2.5-3 hours…
  • Yes. Get yourself on the correct medication dosage and then eat the correct amount of calories you will be fine. I spent a lot of time blaming my thyroid for my weight issues, when really it was just an excuse for my bad eating habits. Once I changed my mindset and began eating in a caloric deficit I lost 25 pounds since…
  • I used a calculator from online (you could use the one at legion athletics or IIFYM) and found what my macros should be based on what o regularly do for my workouts each week. Then i plugged those numbers in here at MFP and don’t eat back exercise calories as they are already accounted for in those calculators.
  • I gave myself a few days of not going crazy but not really tracking either over the Thanksgiving holiday. But now I am aiming to drop a couple more pounds before hubby’s holiday work party on the 18th. Then I can coast for the week between Christmas and New Years, and then get back to tracking again in January. I’ve gone…
  • I’ve been mistaken for my 16 yr old daughter twice now!
  • I’ve got another five until I hit my “goal” weight, but that said, it’s hard to know what is the right weight for me. My bigger goal is to be a size 6 in pants, which I am right on the edge of. They zip up just fine, but look a wee bit tight. Also I’ve been lifting weights regularly for a bit now, and as I lose fat but…
  • I actually don’t log my strength workouts, or any workouts actually, and I don’t *eat back* exercise calories. I recommend using an online calculator like at legionathletics.com and seeing what it spits out as your daily recommended calories (and macros if you are into that.) Use that amount as your daily calorie amount…
  • What has worked for me is increasing my calories 50 at a time, sticking with that for a couple of weeks and seeing what the scale does. So far I have been doing it for about a month, and have still been losing weight, so I’ll probably up my calories by another 50 next week. It’s definitely healthy for your body to come out…
  • What has helped me is recognizing that the process to get my body to where I want it will take a year or probably more, and that I am making lifestyle changes. I will ALWAYS need to be conscious of what I am eating and how much I am moving. Also deciding that the grocery store is where much of the battle is won. I don’t…
  • So sorry you are struggling. I would encourage you to make sure you are eating plenty of protein which will help your body feel more satiated. Also make sure to drink plenty of liquids. I know some people will not like this idea but for me, drinking beverages with stevia sweeteners or similar helps to keep the munchies at…
  • Body fat comes off where it wants to. The best thing to do is keep doing what you’re doing (it looks like you lift weights?) and be patient. If you don’t lift, I would find a program and start. It usually takes much longer than people expect to get where you want to be, especially when you are as lean as you already are.…
  • I guess it depends on your current stats. I’m 5’8”, 136 lbs, lifting 5 days a week, run/walk 2 miles a day, on about 1500 calories. I am definitely getting leaner, but YMMV...
  • I feel like I’m making pretty good progress all over although my arms are where I can see the most definition at the moment. Excited to keep lifting and see the body recomp happen!
  • For me it’s mostly been motivational. The cellular would be nice but I didn’t feel like for the extra costs it was worth it for me. I like being able to see my workouts, steps, and estimated calories burned. I don’t eat back exercise calories (I set them myself based on a different online calculator) so it doesn’t matter…
  • Last night I got rid of all my size 12 pants because I’m basically a size 8 now!! ( and I didn’t really even buy any size 10 pants... just wore the 12’s loose.) I’m continuing to lose weight but hoping I can get away with the size 8’s I bought for a little while longer! (23 lb loss for those wondering how many pounds it…
  • Maybe you need to take a break from your diet for a week or two and eat at maintenance. You won’t lose progress but mentally it might help your brain to know that your body isn’t starving! :-) I would also make sure to focus on the quality of what you are eating, making sure you are getting a good mix of carbs, protein,…
  • I prefer dessert after dinner so that I can make sure I have enough macros left for it. That said, I don’t know that sugar necessarily makes me hungry, but certain types of desserts DO make me crave more of them, the worst offender being my husband’s brown butter chocolate chip cookies! :-) I have learned that we should…
  • Great job!!
  • I’m 5’8”. At 163 lbs I felt like my size 12 jeans were getting a bit tight. Now at 140 lbs I’m wearing a size 8. Goal is a size 6 which should happen for me around 130 lbs.
  • Can you give me more details on how to do this? Is it a website?
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