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  • Interesting topic. My goals are similar. I'd like to follow to get any other insight.
  • Lots of valid points so far: 1) It is not likely to get a true expert here on MFP 2) Any and Everything can be bad given the portion size 3) Doesnt hurt to share knowledge (the good intention kind, not the smart *kitten* comments often posted that offer no help to anyone)...so on that note... I am no expert, but have come…
  • I agree with tfleischer in estimating using exisitng items on the database. That's what I do, and guess-timate portion size given any added or omitted ingredients. In regards to things to watch for. The sodium-packed soy sauce, cream cheese, and white rice ar obvious ones, along with the heavily sauced ones (like spicy…
  • beautiful! be proud of your accomplishments, ESPECIALLY since, like me, the weight has been coming off so much slower than you'd like. That's one of my biggest struggles, is to just keep going when you aren't getting that immediate reward. Go girl!
  • congratulations on your loss! Feel free to add me, always looking for a great support system. We are similar in size and Id also like to lose 30 lbs.. Good luck, and keep up the great work!
  • I like them a lot. But to each, their own. I love that there is support without making me feel squished, and a wire without feeling it, and that I dont have to wear multiple bras to exercise. I feel secure and stylish :-) I was unaware north american stores didnt manufacture above a DD. Have you tried online?
  • feeling less cluttered is a great way to re-energize, and get motivated! kudos to you!
  • I LOVE LOVE LOVE Victoria's Secret's new line of sports bras. First time EVER that I dont have to double up..All sizes available. Worth the investment.
  • It's a shame that people continue to believe everything he says without considering that he gets paid to advertise particular books, pills, programs, etc. I think the show started for the right reasons...unfortunately...money talks.
  • "how accurate the nutritional information is of the foods on the database." That's her question
  • Great thread. I dont own a food scale. Any suggestions on portion estimation alternatives? I only have a measuring cup
  • I think you are looking for a black and white answer. Fat loss is a combination of all the things your buddies post here. Number 1: Diet - High protein, low sugar, avoiding processed starches. Number Two: Stength training - Muscle burns fat, and once the fat comes off, it will leave you looking fit and tones instead of…
  • Yeah, my two numbers RE: TDEE are 2270 and 1815. there is no way I would feel comfortable eating circa 2000cals a day and feel like I am losing...Maybe little by litte, like you are suggesting SabianHunter...
  • SW: 198 CW: 189 Ht: 5'5 Age: 28 - Fitness Goals: Lower Body Fat Percentage (at least 10%), and increase cardiovascular endurance. - Exercise: On a good week, I will have 3 intense workouts (i.e. total body or bootcamps. 600-850 cal burn), and 2-4 light/moderate (100-350cal burn). - Nutrition: Generally speaking, quality is…
  • Im in a similar situation. Losing has always been a struggle, and then I get discouraged when Im putting in the effort and not seeing results. If you've been doing the same thing for years, it could be that your body is just used to the same thing. Try mixing things up! A cost-effificient alternative to weight lifting with…
  • If you log into MFP daily, it should help you estimate that (like when you finish logging and it says "If every day were like today, you'd weigh xx lbs"). Kind of hard for us to give you a number when it depends how many calories you're burning and what kinds of food you're eating. For example,does "Cardio 2x per week"…
  • I agree. Start here. You want to lose 27lbs in 23 weeks, that's slightly over 1lb per week. MFP has all those calculations set up for you if you enter your numbers in your account.
  • Fill up on healthy food choices (high protein) and lots of water, and stick in an extra 30 mins of exercise if you can to compensate the calories, so that you dont go over. I know this feeling, and agree it could be anything from hormones to fatigue/lack of rest (mental or physical), or just because your body is starting…
  • I also dont own a food scale. Although I realize my estimations may not be spot on, I know I am not underestimating by hundreds of calories that would cause me to not have a caloric deficit on a daily basis. Generally speaking, to compensate for this, I make a habit of overestimating my food intake and underestimating…
  • Feel free to add me, if you'd like. I also lose weight slowly, but not by choice. Although I'm not saying it is the entire reason, genetics do play a role, and obesity and slow metabolisms most def run in my family, making me have to work twice as hard to lose what my fast food-eating coworkers can lose in 2 week's time.…
  • Oooh! Interesting! I was compelled to post this because I was always anti having small clothes. It depressed me, and there were plenty of items ALREADY in my closet that I know would look better if I dropped some weight. For whatever odd reason, I went shopping the other night and bought a dress that was one size too…
  • This is an interesting topic to me. My TDEE seems awfully High (1900 cals). When I started MFP, I was netting between 1400 and 1600 calories and not losing weight (with steady exercise and a balanced diet). Im only NOW seeing a slow drop (finally), by restricting calories to a 1200 average and intensifying my workouts.…
  • how about smoothies? great way to get in whatever supplements your body needs in liquid form (like protein, fruits, veggies, etc. If time management is an issue, grab one at jamba, make them the night before, or invest in a blender bottle. I use those a lot when Im too lazy to bust out the blender. Good luck!
  • This. You sound like you are thin already with that height and weight. I opened this thread cuz i am in that category, but I am definitely nowhere near 125. If you are unhappy with the way you look, it could be a toning issue and not necessarily a weight loss issue. You should try some low intensity weight training, and…
  • I couldnt relate to this any more. I've always had a hard time losing weight, and yo-yo-ed with the on-again/off-again failed attempts at consistency. Then, I went to study abroad, where I ate late and drank beer every day, and came home 30 lbs lighter.... It's all mental. You maybe aren't losing now because you are…
  • I recently went gluten and dairy free (or close to) by choice and have been finding more and more options at the health food store, I just have to be more mindful of labels. For example, there is a brand called GlutenFreeda, and I buy their instant oatmeal for breakfast that I mix with either almond milk or water. I also…
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