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  • Summertime is taco time...tacos, tacos, tacos. Last week I did shrimp tacos, this week I did chicken tacos, and next week is barbacoa... Spicy Shrimp Grilled Chicken w/cilantro, red onion, and lime Barbacoa
  • If this is your job you would just include it in your activity level setting.
    in Question Comment by cwolfman13 June 24
  • There's nothing inherently wrong with going over on fat. MFP's default macros are just a default...there isn't anything magical about them. The biggest trade off with dietary fat is that dietary fat has more than double the calorie density of carbohydrates and protein per gram...so calories add up a lot faster. If fat…
  • Observationally, I'd say struggling to lose weight is more of a discipline thing...It is difficult to remain disciplined for months and months and even years in some cases. For maintenance I think it's lifestyle...I believe the low % of long term maintenance is due in large part to diet and exercise being a temporary…
  • Are you on the app or website? I don't use the app, only the website and when you log in, there's a "check in" radio button right at the top.
  • I wouldn't think so...if you enjoy them and you're getting what you want out of them and have the experience to do them correctly I wouldn't see why you would stop outside of some kind of physical limitation (which a lot of older people have, particularly if they haven't been very physically active). For myself, I stopped…
  • I wouldn't expect any adjustment for 1629 steps. These devices don't send over calories for specific exercises or steps, they send over a calorie adjustment when the device is indicating that your actual activity level per the device exceeds the activity level selected in MFP. There is a certain amount of movement built…
    in Steps Comment by cwolfman13 June 24
  • I mean calorie counting is just one of many methods people use to lose weight. I haven't logged anything in almost a decade and was able to maintain my weight pretty easily up until COVID and don't have any problems cutting weight without tracking anything. 10 years ago when I started all of this I had never even heard of…
  • Unless otherwise stated on a label, the calories on a label are for raw or dry. Weighing raw will be the most precise, but if you weigh cooked, select an entry that is for "cooked". For things like meat, there is water loss when cooking which means the final product will weigh less...but the calories are the same...you…
  • Even just 10 Lbs of weight loss will improve your BP. Also, regular exercise is huge in controlling BP. I'm hypertensive and regular exercise was the biggest game changer for me along with losing 5-10 Lbs. I lost a total of 40, but my BP was normal (with meds) long before I hit my goal weight. I still have to take meds…
  • Calorie requirements are individual and based on your stats, activity level, and desired rate of loss. For myself, 1700 would be quite low. This calculator will calculate a calorie target for whatever your weight management goals are...why net let the calculator calculate?
  • I started all of this in 2012 and was pre-diabetic. Probably the most beneficial thing for me was to get moving in some capacity everyday, and then losing weight. I didn't really do low carb or anything like that, but I did limit my sweets and cut out full sugar soda and started taking in most of my carbohydrates from…
  • Since you can't be as active as you previously were, you're going to have to put a lot more emphasis on your diet. I tend to put on a little weight in the winter when I'm less active and take it off in the spring/summer when I'm more active with little change in diet, but that wouldn't work if I wasn't able to be my normal…
  • If you pick a database entry that is for "raw" then use the 300g...if you pick an entry that is for cooked, use 100g.
  • I forgot my dang running shoes this morning...I was going to run during lunch as we have a break in the monsoon weather and it's nice and cool out. Hopefully I can get out when I get home, but the monsoons are supposed to kick up again around 3PM and go through the evening...heavy rain, wind, hail, lightening, etc...not…
  • I've never measured anything, but when I was trying low sodium I was frequently cramping up during and after exercise, particularly in the summer. My shirts were often caked with salt from sweat. I'm hypertensive so I was trying to lower my sodium, but it didn't seem to be making much difference anyway. I went to see my…
  • You're entirely missing the point. Fructose is fructose is fructose...your body doesn't treat it any differently regardless of source. Obviously there would be situations where one form would be superior specific to that situation...but that has nothing to do with the fructose itself. This really isn't that hard.
  • You just eat for your activity level. You don't need exercise to lose or maintain weight. Regular exercise is good for your overall health and well being, but for most people it's not a very big piece of the calorie requirement pie. Anyone who's into fitness is going to have to deal with stuff from time to time that isn't…
  • That's not really what I'm saying at all....but thanks for playing. In the context of endurance cycling or endurance sports of any kind a sports drink is superior to a soda because it has electrolytes and travels well on a bike...has zip to do with the fructose aspect. Fructose is fructose is fructose.
  • As a semi-retired endurance cyclist, a Coke or Mt Dew isn't going to travel very well on a bike, nor will the bubbles feel particularly good. Sports drinks are also infused with electrolytes which need to be replenished when you're cycling for hours at a time. Sodas don't have electrolytes.
  • The midsection is first on, last off for most males as well a many females. At 15% I have no noticeable belly and a 2 pack in the right light...at 20% where I'm at right now I definitely have a pronounced belly. So for myself, I don't really see much reduction in the mid-section until I start going below 20% and the…
  • I've been around here since 2012 and MFP has always been glitchy which is one of the reasons I would never pay for premium, along with the fact that premium doesn't really offer me anything that would be more useful than the free version. Apple has also been pretty notorious for synching issues with MFP...part of that is…
  • I don't eat differently from the rest of my family, nor does my wife when we want to cut some weight. We all just have different portions of the same stuff. As food prep goes, at most my wife might make a big batch of quinoa or something to go along with our lunches but that's about it. Our lunches are typically leftovers…
  • You should account for exercise one way or another. Exercise calories aren't any different than any other calories you burn...they should be accounted for. They are a part of your total calorie requirements. With MFP as designed you log exercise and get additional calories to consume. If you're consistent in your exercise…
  • I don't think a traditional deadlift is all that important outside of actual strength training. I'm 48 in a couple of months and at this point, my lifting is primarily about physical competence and maintaining physical competence as I age. I think some kind of hinge movement is important as it is a pretty basic function of…
  • Your calorie target is based on your stats and activity level (without exercise) and your desired rate of loss...so yes, it takes into account your BMR. With MFP exercise is accounted for after the fact when you log it...it is not included in your activity level setting when using MFP as designed.
  • The only thing I do in a gym is lift weights and that is really the only thing I do that I consider a "workout". I exercise regularly, but most of my exercise is recreational activity, not a "workout". I ride my bike, MTB, hike, walk my dog, swim a bit, kayak, etc. You don't need a gym to exercise. Moving your body is what…
  • If it has calories I'd log it with the meal or as a snack. I never bothered logging things that don't have calories nor did I ever track "water". Proper hydration has never been an issue for me as I live in a high desert climate and hydration is fairly obligatory and that would be the only reason to log water or other zero…
  • I'm a Garmin guy. They've been doing this longer than anyone and their products are rock solid.
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