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  • You're not going to lose weight every single week. It is normal for people to lose in a pretty linear fashion for the first 3-4 weeks as much of that initial weight loss is actually water. After that is is up and down and all around and you really have to look at trends over time than doing a bunch of hand wringing over…
  • pick a different entry. the database is crowdsourced from other users and there are numerous entries that are wrong. Also, I'd check to make sure you're selecting the correct serving size.
  • When my wife cuts, she just skips whatever grain or starch that would usually be on the dinner plate. For her, it's not so much about going low carb as it is cutting out the starches and grains is just an easy way to cut out calories. We don't really do "recipes", especially during the work week. Dinner is usually just…
  • I don't go by BMI range. 180ish Lbs is about as low as I'm willing to maintain and that's at the highest end of the BMI scale for me, but right around 13% BF...so not super lean, but not really much fat either. Once I get around 12% BF it becomes harder for me to maintain and at that point it always feels like I have to…
  • I've never bothered. I don't eat PB that often, but when I do it's on a sandwich and it's a meal. Most of my meals need to be at least 500 calories or more so there's no need for me to use a PB substitute.
  • Cutting is just losing weight (fat). Bodybuilders bulk (calorie surplus) to put on muscle, but when you do that you also put on fat so when they get to a certain level of BF% they cut. I know a few bodybuilders as well as a few fitness and bikini competitors and every single one of them is pretty on point and very strict…
  • Did you do anything unusual where maybe you were moving your hands a lot? One of my hobbies is off-roading 4x4 and all of the jostling around always gives me crazy step numbers even though I was in my truck all day.
  • I would also wager that you have your activity level set to sedentary and I can't possibly a imagine a busy mom of 4 kids actually being sedentary so you're probably undereating all the way around.
  • The same reason you're going to get a better workout in a spin class vs droning away on a stationary bike. Having an instructor, whether in person or virtual is generally going to push you harder. Also, the workout is structured.
  • I would suggest following a structured program. That program will dictate your rest days. It really depends on what kind of split you're running too, as well as how new or advanced you are.
  • Losing weight isn't linear...the human body is comprised of anywhere between 50-60% water and that composition is going to fluctuate all on its on and due to other things you may or may not be doing (changes in diet composition, salt, increase or reduced exercise, etc). You also have variable degrees of human waste in your…
  • It is the way this tool is designed to be used because deliberate exercise is not included in your base calories. That said, it will depend on how accurate you are with logging as well as the accuracy of your exercise calorie estimates. For myself, I also looked at the actual exercise activity that I was doing...ie walking…
  • @ .25kg per week (.5 Lbs) you pretty much have to be spot on with everything which is difficult to do when you're working with something that isn't an exact science. There is literally zero room for error and given that much of this is estimation, that small of a calorie deficit is nearly impossible to zero in on. Going…
  • That's a keto diet...also a fad diet. It works like any other diet. When you consume fewer calories (less energy) than your body requires, you burn stored energy (bodyfat) to make up that difference and lose weight. There is no such thing as a "best" macros for weight loss...macro ratios are pretty individual. For example,…
  • Social media has evolved pretty significantly in the last decade. Community forums like this are pretty much a dying breed at this point.
  • To achieve what end? I primarily use kettlebells these days.
  • In NM, I love the fall. September and October are the best. The weather is perfect right now with sunny skies and highs around 80* with cool, crisp mornings. Not a big fan of winter, but Christmas is my favorite holiday...other than that, winter can suck it. Thankfully, ours are pretty short...really just December and…
  • I think it's best if you start talking to an "interviewing". A qualified coach/trainer should be able to accommodate you regardless of their specific niche. I'd concern myself more with relationship and credentials more so than what their specific expertise is. My former coach's expertise was training professional BMX…
  • Change the serving size. If you at 50g and 100g is listed then you ate .5 servings of 100g.
  • My Dr. told me to go ahead and wait until Oct/Nov since I had COVID the last week of June and recommended that I get it. He indicated that it's a good match this year for this particular variant. Last year he told me that the match wasn't very good and it was up to me...I took it anyway. I get the flu shot every year and…
  • Naltrexone has been known to help with this as well. I take it to curb alcohol cravings and it's helped a lot. It is also prescribed to opioid addicts and food addicts. It inhibits excessive dopamine reception so you don't actually get the high, so the behavior no longer becomes worth it. It also doesn't really have many…
  • I have generalized anxiety disorder which comes and goes in waves. I'm currently in an episode that's been about 3 weeks long and I wake up every night around 3:30am and can't get back to sleep until seemingly about 10 minutes before my alarm goes off. I used to get it way more often and it would last considerably longer…
  • The new variant is pretty nasty and aggressive. In my department of 8, 5 of us came down with it between May and June...3 of us at the same time at the end of June. My wife also caught it...she was way sicker than I was, but hers was shorter in duration...mine lingered for about 4 weeks. One of the guys who got it in my…
  • We have a Leesa. Most comfortable mattress I've ever slept on. We got them for our boys as well and also bought them for our 2 twin guest beds.
  • I was hoping to get a good chunk of it off this summer but this summer has been rough diet and exercise wise...mostly exercise, but when I'm not in a good routine exercise wise my nutrition tends to suffer. I was doing ok in May and through most of June and then I caught this new COVID variant and it knocked me off for…
    in Hi Comment by cwolfman13 September 12
  • The difference between maintaining and losing weight isn't that substantial. Slips here and there and inconsistencies whether that be food, exercise, or both can easily close the relatively small gap between losing weight and maintaining weight. Whatever it is that you're doing is causing you to overall be at a maintenance…
  • Those are typically prescribed to the very obese population for which losing weight may be a matter of life or death and can be very beneficial as it can help them drop weight pretty quickly, which in that situation is probably pretty important. These meds are typically pretty expensive as well. There are however people…
  • Personally I'd just start with being more active. Go for walks. Find other outdoor physical recreation that you enjoy. Since I no longer race bikes, the majority of my exercise is just being recreationally active. I walk 2-3 miles pretty much everyday...I like to get out on my bike or mountain bike a bit on weekends...I…
  • Fitbod is pretty good and you can choose between a variety of different goals (strength, hypertrophy, Olympic, general fitness, etc) and choose between a variety of different splits. The only thing I don't like about it is that it allows a bit too much freedom, especially if one is a novice lifter. For example, it will let…
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