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  • Check out this group: http://www.myfitnesspal.com/forums/show/4618-stronglifts-5x5-for-women Read the Summary and the FAQs. Good luck! :flowerforyou:
  • Congrats, you look great! And you are a great example of how a heavy lifting program like StrongLifts 5x5 can transform your body in just weeks! Way to go!
  • YES^^ I have knee problems and I can't run unless I do squats. Nothing helps keep knee strain/pain away better.
  • If I were at goal right now.... I would sign up for a 5K! And I would buy new clothes. And I would sign up for dance classes again and go dancing at least once a week. And I would lift weights 3 times a week. And I might try hot yoga once a week for a while and see if I liked it. And I would go camping this summer and I…
  • The article that I posted above shows that BodyMedia Fit is fairly accurate, but Fitbit is the most accurate. I have been eating to my Fitbit calories PRECISELY for the last 7 weeks and other than about 2-3 pounds of gain (which I'm sure are just glycogen replenishment in my muscle tissue, not fat gain, since my Body Fat %…
  • Someone did a test of Fitbit, BodyMedia Fit and a few others. The report is here: http://www.getgrok.com/2013/01/a-comparative-review-28-days-with-the-fitbit-one-jawbone-up-nike-fuelband-and-bodymedia-link/
  • I am intolerant to cow's milk (I use goat milk for cheese and such), so I have tried several dairy-free protein powders. The yummiest one I found is the Vega Energizing Smoothie. The Tropical Tango flavor is the best (they also have berry, chocolate, and vanilla almond). It mixes up easily with no lumps and tastes light…
  • I'm not great with science terms, so someone can correct me if I get this wrong, but I believe it has something to do with the muscles used and the type of fuel. For short cardio and HIIT (and maybe strength training?) your body uses your medium-twitch muscles and the glycogen stored in them. However, when you do a…
  • Veronique, I can relate. I started at obese. I have lost 70+ pounds. I have reversed my diabetes (totally off meds, diagnosis reversed), I have got my cholesterol down to normal and blood pressure low-normal. My mood is consistently great and my back and neck problems have eased as I naturally get more exercise now. I…
  • Yup. Under-eating ALWAYS results in over-eating. If you right-size your calories, you won't binge anymore. Simple. :flowerforyou:
  • Medical doctors are NOT trained nutritionists. I would as soon allow my doctor to dictate calories to me as my dentist!
  • Once in a while it happens. Don't worry too much about going over sodium. This is your life, after all! Sometimes you eat out, have social times and parties, etc. My nutritionist taught me that if a person doesn't have heart disease or high blood pressure, then your body can excrete excess sodium if you eat enough…
  • I make smoothies for breakfast most morning. Consists of mostly fruit. Is usually in excess of 700 calories. So.. uh.. YES I count it.
  • Um, which calories do you think that your body digests? :laugh: (Hint: ALL of them!)
  • I think that STRONG IS THE NEW SKINNY! http://sophieologie.wordpress.com/2013/05/12/strong-is-the-new-skinny-pg/ Check out this girl's story. She starved herself down to a size zero. But she was weak and cranky and miserable. Then she learned how to be STRONG. In the pic below she is a weak size 0 on the left and a healthy…
  • Eating at TDEE is, by definition, maintenance. If you use a formula to calculate your TDEE, it has a margin of error. Even if you use a device like a Fitbit or a BodyMedia Fit to calculate exactly your total calorie burn each day, there is some small margin of error. So you really need to experiment. You will know you have…
  • I just now had the same problem. 400+ calories before bed. I did my usual in this situation: peanut butter and hazelnut milk (chocolate!). But I also had some tuna salad mix too. Trying to get enough protein so that I build muscle! :)
  • Thanks for the replies, everyone. So many people do the C25K program, that I guess I assumed there was a slick app or spreadsheet or something out there that would give calories. And actually someone on another C25K thread mentioned that their C25K app gave them calories... so I have been tormented ever since trying to…
  • Resisting strong hunger and cravings is not a normal part of healthy weight loss. The body is designed to lose weight comfortably at a moderate deficit of calories that are satisfying. If you eat healthy foods like fruits and vegetables and seeds and nuts and whole grains and lean meats, and if you eat often, and if you…
  • How is it possible to eat less than you burn and gain weight? Think about that for a while...... Do you track every bite that you eat when you binge? You probably eat way more than an average of 1600 a day because of binging. What is better, 1800 a day of healthy calories or 1600 + binging on junk food that equals up to…
  • Sounds reasonable. Just for clarification, how much do you mean by "slightly below" maintenance? 100-200 calories? 10%?
  • I can relate. I ate 1200-1300 for many months. Got up to 1700 slow. Then made the jump to full TDEE for a reset. 2300-2500 was a shock to me. To get enough calories, I started adding my healthy snacks on to my meals. Then learned to use healthy oils like olive oil to get more calories. It was scary and hard at first, and…
  • I am currently eating maintenance (I still have more to lose, but doing a metabolism reset right now). I average around 2500-2800 depending on exercise. I will start cutting in a few weeks, but I won't go under 2000 and probably not even under 2100. I love friends who lift and eat! :flowerforyou:
  • Wow, these look so yummy and they are perfect for me! I am allergic to gluten and dairy and I AM A COOKIE MONSTER! :bigsmile:
  • I guess I could do that. Maybe calculate both separately and then add them together and enter it. Do you recommend an online calculator to figure out the burn for walking/running?
  • Why did you cut from 2200 down to 1600? The optimal cut below maintenance is 15% -- 1870 (2200 X 0.85%). 1600 calories is more than a 25% cut below 2200. That is TOO BIG of a deficit. Your body has two priorities: #1 - Survival, #2 - Stasis (balance). That is why you want to eat a *moderate* deficit. If your body is not…
  • I'm not sure of the question. Are you asking whether "tbs" is the abbreviation for Tablespoon versus Teaspoon? If so, it is the abbreviation for Tablespoon (there is no "b" in "teaspoon"). The other common abbreviation for Tablespoon is TBSP
  • Your body can't get everything it needs from fat stores. Your body can only store fat-soluble vitamins. It needs to get water-soluble vitamins from food every day. Also, out of the 33+ amino acids, do you know why 9 of them are called "essential" amino acids? Because your body can not make them from your fat stores: you…
  • Which app do you use? When I searched for the app on my iPhone it showed me a TON of them and I didn't know which one to choose. My app does not give me calorie burn. :frown:
  • When I ate too low (1200-1300) I was tired all the time. And cold and got sick a lot and pretty much wrecked my health and screwed up my metabolism. Your body is designed to lose weight at a MODERATE deficit, not a DRASTIC deficit. Obviously you don't want to overeat and get fat, but its just as counterproductive to…
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