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  • Absolutely, you need to keep track of your calories and a bit of working out or cardio will help. You can easily go way over what your calorie intake is if you don't log what your eating. What were you doing different to make you gain 15 pounds?
  • I've also been told over the years that you should have no carbs or eat anything big after say 8 or 9pm. I find it hard to believe you would gain any weight eating after 9 if your calorie intake daily is say 1500 and you've only had 1100 up to 9 that day and decide you want a bowl of cereal or toast before bed. I've heard…
  • You hit it right on Brian, Especially 2 and 4. When we were kids in the 70's, we were always outside playing sports, hide and go seek, or kick the can and just always found something to do. Also like you said we rode our bikes everywhere and never sat at home and said "we're bored and there's nothing to do". Now it's all…
  • I totally agree with you as I'm the same as yourself. I usually eat 1800-2000 a day and do a 10k run about 5 days a week which burns about 700 calories to stay at about 175 pounds. If I ate 6-8000 calories a day and did no cardio, I would gain a ton of weight and I think so would everyone else. Still waiting to hear back…
  • I just can't seem to fathom this is realistic. No cardio and 5-8000 calories a day and not gain a pound? Would love to see your food journal for a week straight. I had to google about anybody eating 8,000 calories a day and every website I looked at including bodybuilding websites, says if you eat 8,000 calories a day, you…
  • Any chance to give me an example of what your food journal was? I eat 2000 calories a day and run 10k almost everyday to stay at 175 pounds. If I could do what you're doing and lose 3-6 pounds a week, that would be great for myself. What did you do to burn off 4-6000 calories a day to lose 3-6 pounds a week? You really…
  • Yes that's him. I found it hard to believe but seeing some of the responses, maybe it's possible? It just seemed unrealistic. Didn't really look into his past history of workouts.
  • Same here, I've been running 5 days a week for the last 10 years and have never seen or had anything like that. Keep an eye on it to make sure it doesn't get any bigger. I don't think that would be from running.
  • I've always ran on my own from day one. I don't like chit chat or having to keep up or slow up for someone else. But I find doing organized runs though I always run better and have a faster time then a regular run. I've done 7 half marathons and just that motivation from people watching and clapping for you as your running…
  • Exactly. You can run 20 miles a day but if you're not eating right, it doesn't matter. Any type of cardio or strength training will help you lose weight as long as your calorie intake is where it's suppose to be.
  • This is great, also try doing mountain climbers in a high plank. Do about 20, hold for about 30 seconds, then back to high plank and in the same high plank position, stretch your arms out farther. It's much tougher to hold a stretched out high plank then just a forearm one. Just a plain plank like you said does work but…
  • That does seem a bit high and unlikely. Can you tell us exactly how fast you were going? Last year I was doing some fartlyk training to try to shave a bit of time off my half marathons and was was running on my treadmill at about 8-8.5 mph which is about my normal run speed. About every 4-5 minutes I would put it up to…
  • You were only at 22% body fat and still felt you had to drop 35 pounds to 8.5%? You make me jealous. (lol) Any reason you want your body fat that low? I always thought around 20% was pretty normal. Are you competing in a body building competition? Just curious.
  • I'm an avid runner and I see a lot of overweight people running all the time. That just shows your motivation and trying to do something about it. Good for you and good luck to you in your weight loss.
  • Everyone's different in eating back their exercise calories. Some say you can eat them and still lose the weight, while others say you shouldn't. I personally never eat back my exercise calories but see what works for you. Maybe try it for a few weeks and see if your weight drops or not. You're already under your calorie…
  • Okay, I see now that your all right about the sugar intake. As everyone knows when you log in a food journal, you can delete it or change the portion sizes. I logged in a "fake" journal just for arguments sake to see what would happen. I had my sugar intake at 200grams but still kept all my food at 1600 calories for the…
  • bambi your comment about 1500 calories on only soda is the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard. Go to the website actiononsugar and do some reading about sugar intake. It's a known and true fact that excessive sugar intake especially soft drinks are linked to weight gain. You are only suppose to have 10% of sugar intake…
  • Your hypothetically comment is ridiculous. I'm trying to make the point that added sugar is not good for you and it's a fact that too much sugar can cause weight gain. So mfp tells me on a 1800 calorie a day diet that I should only eat 100 grams MAXIMUM of sugar a day. So if I don't exercise or workout at all, eat only say…
  • Okay so if you eat 2000 calories a day with 300 grams of sugar included then it's the same as 2,000 calories a day with no sugar? Sugar doesn't make you fat? That's the first time I've ever heard that.
  • I sort of understand where he's coming from in a sense but wouldn't it be more of sugar to worry about which is our biggest enemy and not so much the calories? For Example: 19 pieces of candy corn only 140 calories but 30 grams of sugar 1 can of pepsi only 150 calories but 41 grams of sugar. 1 Chicken breast 140 calories…
  • Everyone is different but I don't keep track. A cup of leaf lettuce, a cup of spinach and 3 stalks of celery is like 25 calories. But I definetly keep track of the dressing. Also because I usually don't ever eat back my exercise calories. If you're keeping track of every single calorie, then you should track it. I've been…
  • I would really advise doing some planking. There's not a lot of movement and it works your core really well. Make sure to keep your body in a straight line and keep your butt down and try not to sag either. You can add splits, side to side or mountain climbers to it as well. Try to go until you fail and have to drop. If…
  • I agree with everyone here but just be careful on certain days as if you go over you daily calorie intake, you may put on a pound or so. Even if you can find 20 minutes 3-4 days a week to do a walk or even a very light jog, it will help.
  • As an avid runner, running 5 days a week, I highly agree with this. When you're ready, start running a bit farther.
  • Keep up the boxing classes as they are such a great intense workout. I box twice a week along with my regular running 4 days a week. Our boxing club is a bit different from yours. We go for one hour straight but along with bag work, there's also skipping, burpees, pushups, squats, split jumps, etc... and it's non stop just…
  • If your weak and tired from exercising, then your not eating enough. And if your exercising everyday, you shouldn't feel weak and sore after every workout. How much time it takes out of your day? Are you doing a 4 hour workout? Most people workout an average of an hour a day whether it's running, weights whatever. A lot of…
  • It may take some time. I'm an avid runner and when I first started about 10 years ago, I would have to stop about 5 or 6 times for about a 2 minute rest doing a 10k. Then it was 3 to 4 times and then a couple of times. Keep in mind that's running 5-6 days a week. I now do half marathons and sometimes 15 mile runs and don't…
  • My bad, I meant 16 8 ounce glasses. Thanks for seeing that.
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