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  • Most likely the carpentry doesn't use up as many calories as you think it does. Generally the longer you practice something the more energy efficient you become. That combined with ageing (which lowers your daily calorie expenditure) can mean that your total daily burn is lower than you think it to be. With regards to…
  • What is your goal? I'm guessing be healthy and less fat? So, what does walking do for you? It gives a small calorie burn, but really losing weight is 90% diet, and just a little bit exercise. I do run 3 times a week, but that still only makes me lose about a pound a month, and that's assuming I don't eat anything extra due…
  • Doing 2 hours of hard cardio every morning can really raise your cortisol levels (stress hormone) and that is sign to your body to lose less weight. Maybe you'd be better off doing light cardio instead? :) Of course, if you're happy with what you're doing keep it up, feeling happy and healthy will benefit you greatly.
  • Do you have any science to back up your belief?
  • Listen to your body. Often if you are sick you do not feel hungry for the first day or two. Your body has plenty of fuel to go a few days without food. Digesting food also takes effort and your body would rather work on getting better. Yes make sure you drink enough, and you definitely don't want to go a very long period…
  • Fat cells are like batteries. If you eat to much the fat batteries load up, if you eat to little the energy from your fat cells is released. It doesn't care about 24 hour periods, 48 hours, weeks, or even months. You got to be the weight you are now by keeping charging and uncharging your fatcells, regardless of timing.…
  • That is a LOT of sugar. I'm not sure how much of that you drink over a day, but I'm going with bad. You're putting in about as much sugar in your tea as there is in a glass of cola. How about you slowly reduce the amount of sugar in your tea? That'll help you more than substituting the sugar for something else. I know…
  • Actually... No reason to eat breakfast (except when you see it as breaking your fast for example at 3pm). Nothing wrong with eating breakfast if that works for you, but nothing wrong with skipping it either.
  • The general advice for runners is to skip the training if you have a fever, and take a break after for as many days as you had that fever. So 3 days with fever is 6 days no running. With a cold or other general not feeling well thing you can exercise but listen to your body in how far you can go.
  • Yes, but as the topic starter is female she'll most likely want the 'toned' and not the 'bulky' look. Which is a lot easier to achieve.
  • Toned legs (or arms, or anything) depend on two things: 1. underlying muscle tone 2. overlaying fat layer If you have a layer of fat that covers your legs then you will not see the muscle beneath it. The muscle is what gives a leg (or arm) it's nice toned shape, but that means the muscle itself also needs to be big enough…
  • First of, congratulations on your weight loss, that's a big effort! You're going in the right direction. And you're right weight training is the best next step to change your body composition around. I'm guessing you want to see progress without it taking hours and hours. And the best way to do that is to use compound…
  • That is the only thing you know of... Just like the OP's mother doesn't realize that not showering thing is not true. There's for example the 'you need to eat breakfast' which loads of people belief in, but isn't true. And like that there are hundreds of other things you get 'told' that are based on nothing.
  • Not the final result. The first day of the rest of your life. And i'm sure you'll look awesome as well during that time. (if you look at it like the final result you're way more likely to fall back into old habits)
  • Make sure you buy the exact amount of snacks for your kids that they eat in a week and do not buy new ones. Then if you are eating one of their snacks, you're not just snacking you're actually taking that snack away from your kids who then don't get anything. And I'm sure you wouldn't do that, would you?
  • The app reads the barcode and looks in it's database for a food with that barcode. In most cases the food has been entered by another user and it appears in this case the user has not entered the salt contents of the soup.
  • The difficulty with taking vitamins is that your body often uses other stuff (like oil, or a different mineral) to actually use those vitamins. So if you take them, do take them together with a meal. But quite frequently a lot of the vitamins can't be absorbed by the body and come straight out again. If you keep the low…
  • It sounds like you're going to a very low amount of calories this way. Of course it depends on portion size as well, but I would make sure you eat enough. Also, the amount of fruit and vegetables (ie vitamins and fibers) seems to be very low. You can easily add some variety to lunch and dinner by incorporating different…
  • Congratulations! You lost 5 lbs in a month! Woohooo!
  • Wow, your diving straight in and changing your entire life around. May I suggest a different approach? You are currently already at a healthy weight. But of course having a healthy weight isn't the same as having a great body, so I'm guessing that's your goal (rather than losing weight to become healthy). The 112-115…
  • There seem to be different numbers that you're comparing that seem the same but are in fact different. You mention the 1900 calories a day that MFP gives. And you mention the 3000-4000 calories a day that other sources give. The number MFP gives you already includes a deficit. I'm guessing you have set in your profile that…
  • Whether you cook meat, grill it, or put it in the frying pan the weight that liquefies due to heat will come off. Check how you feel. Is your weight where you want it to be? (ie, are you losing, maintaining or gaining as expected) Then continue as you are doing now. If you feel you're weight isn't doing what it should than…
  • Yes, all truth there. But a 5k bike ride hardly qualifies as heavy exercise. It's a 15 - 20 minute leisurely commute. Just like you would be able to walk 15-20 minutes without having to eat afterwards, you can do the same with that bike ride. Trust me, I've done a 8k commute for years :) When you exercise you make micro…
  • So you over ate. For one day. And you upset your stomach a bit. You most likely do not have to worry about specific toxins in your food. The body can handle most things really well all by itself. So think about the heart burn next time you're thinking about eating some chocolates, it might help letting them be :) Other…
  • My advice? Make it as easy as you can for yourself. First of all this requires a bit of information. Step 1: Write down everything you eat for at least a week. You don't need to necessarily do this for the rest of the year, or for your life, but you do need to know where you're starting from. Make sure that for that one…
  • Let them watch you being awesome. Regardless of how well you might do compared to some other people at the gym you're doing so much better than all those people that don't work out as well. Just keep in mind that you are awesome every time you work out. You are.
  • What are you training for? Fitness? But what is that to you? I recommend slitting your weight goal into two separate goals that you'll track separately as well. 1. Losing weight 90% of losing weight is eating healthy. So track your calories as you've been doing and making sure you get in enough protein (to build those…
  • If you care about your mfp friends seeing your exercise put it in MFP. If you're happy with exercising for yourself and don't need encouragement just keep it in fitbit for simplicities sake. For me MFP is strictly food tracking, so I do not put in my exercise. Fitbit gives an indication as to how much I've burned, so I'll…
  • Not saying it can't be done, but do take really good care of yourself, these type of programs can lead to overtraining. Also, if you haven't been doing 5ks for long your body probably isn't strong enough yet to take the extra load (tendons, ligaments, bones, muscles). If you're really listen to your body to see if it is…
  • Such four day routines are great if you're a professional bodybuilder who wants to maximize their muscles. But for a beginner, just start easy with a full body workout. Do some squats, some deadlifts and some chest presses 3 times a week, with a least a day in between. 30 minutes cardio is nice if you like to do cardio,…
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