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  • Hey, you're doing well! You've lost possibly around 10lbs in 3 weeks? that's massive! The maximum loss goal MFP will give you is 2lbs per week, and you've lost 3 per week. So what's wrong with that? So well done! Also, there are a few things to consider: * you started exercising. Exercising, or rather muscle healing leads…
  • What kind of food do you enjoy eating, and what absolutely not? Is there some preparation method you could try, or absolutely don't like?
  • I guess i'm doing some kind of fasting as I don't eat between 20:00 and around 10:00. But I only managed to not eat so late in the morning if I'm doing home office and sitting behind my desk. If I were to workout on an empty stomach I would feel faint, miserable, dizzy, then eat everything I have at home.
  • Hope you're doing fine. Just to add on the whoosh: I just came out of a whoosh (I hope!). Lost more than 2kg of water after two more than 8 hour trips by train, with a city trip inbetween, followed by lots of long sitting meetings at work. The night before yesterday I actually woke up 4 times to go to the loo. This night…
  • Apart from above: You'd need to be able to define your own threshold somehow, and make sure the sun hits the watch the same way. Say you cycle with a flat bar: Your watch might get more sun exposure (unless it's behind you) than with a race bike. I was thinking about the same as I at times just need 15 minutes to get…
  • And now it's cold and mouldy :D
    in Help Comment by yirara May 21
  • 02.05: 3.20km in 26min 10 stride repeats 04.05: 6.45km in 57min 06.05: 3.11km in 24min 08.05: 4.00km in 31min 10.05: 3.00km in 22min 11.05: 4.13km in 35min 17.05: 4.23km in 35min progression run 18.05: 5.43km in 45min 10.05: 3.50km in 27min 10 stride repeats 37.1/60km - 1.6km behind goal Finally got my ability to run back.…
  • well, that's a quick give up! Over a simple latte that's probably comparable to other lattes worldwide. Expectation management: Yes, the database is user sources. There's no way any company could pull the nutritional information of any obscure chain or shop worldwide out of thin air. If it's not in the database then no…
  • That might be true, but eating the same amount of food, the fat gets redistributed from elsewhere to the midsection, and not piled on additionally. As stated above, metabolism simply breaks down once you hit 40/45/50. actual weight gain is related to moving less, eating more, even fidgetting less has an effect of calorie…
  • The database is largely user soured. That means whatever is in there was added by users. Now, coffee#1 is a rather inconvenient name for searching a database with. if you were to search for items from Tesco then things would look a lot different. Why not try searching for the actual item you're after, and possibly try to…
  • Makes no sense as rice is usually eaten cooked. Like others above have mentioned: weighing dry is more precise as the weight of cooked rice depends on how much water was absorbed. On the other hand, this might make sense if a big pot of rice is on the table and several people help themselves.
    in Help Comment by yirara May 19
  • May I ask a question that's a bit confrontational: Is there a medical question you're on low carb? If not, this might not be the way to eat for you if you think it's repetitive. Maybe avocado and nut salad or something along the lines?
  • 02.05: 3.20km in 26min 10 stride repeats 04.05: 6.45km in 57min 06.05: 3.11km in 24min 08.05: 4.00km in 31min 10.05: 3.00km in 22min 11.05: 4.13km in 35min 17.05: 4.23km in 35min progression run 18.05: 5.43km in 45min Again not a great run, but at least I made it. Had hoped to run 50 minutes, but 45 is fine as well. Almost…
  • I hardly eat red meat. Not because I think it causes any health problems but because I don't eat a lot of meat to start with, and chicken fits my style of cooking better. What kind of issues do you think you have related to red meat?
    in Red meat Comment by yirara May 18
  • Pretty much everyone. Garmins have some function that automatically detects running, walking and cycling, and I think elliptical after a few minutes of activity, and logs it as such. Though it does go wrong every now and then. I've switched it off on my device as it doesn't add anything for me, but it might be exactly what…
  • How big are the differences? Every app and device uses different algorithms with different sensitivities. None are perfect. Some work for you, some don't. Some are too sensitive for your way of movement, others might not notice it. So I suggest you just use one thing, possibly one in the middle of the range of steps, and…
    in Trackers Comment by yirara May 18
  • 02.05: 3.20km in 26min 10 stride repeats 04.05: 6.45km in 57min 06.05: 3.11km in 24min 08.05: 4.00km in 31min 10.05: 3.00km in 22min 11.05: 4.13km in 35min 17.05: 4.23km in 35min progression run 28.2/60km Was away for a few days, and it shows. Run never really got easy, but I managed to run 10 faster minutes, and keep it…
  • Actually, I got a very odd tin of food yesterday: Tinned, cut tomatoes in own juice. 400gr. Drained weight: 260gr. Those tins are ALWAYS 400gr :D
  • Thanks a lot @quilteryoyo I guess it's part of my muscles or metabolism acting up for some reason. They just do sometimes. I'm born with it and currently trying to give the beast a name. Will likely come down to genetic testing though. Lets see. I won't give up though as I love running.
  • 02.05: 3.20km in 26min 10 stride repeats 04.05: 6.45km in 57min 06.05: 3.11km in 24min 08.05: 4.00km in 31min 10.05: 3.00km in 22min 11.05: 4.13km in 35min 23.9/60km Another *kitten* day. No idea what went wrong, but I got weak and dizzy again. Start was good, and from around 3km all energy was gone. Oh well, there'll be…
  • Not really. If she's a total beginner she should not do intense exercise but ease into it, at a pace she's still able to talk in more or less coherent sentences and slowly build up endurance and duration. Endurance, and also speed is not build by going all out, but by the longer, slow sessions. Going all out might…
  • Do you also measure condiments, oil, milk in coffee or tea, sugar and the likes? Those can add up quite a lot.
  • Ok, now I'm convinced this is a troll. Seriously, practicing a sport, and building new habits 2x 20minutes per week? Yeah, this has got to be a troll post.
  • I take the contraceptive in longterm cycle, but still have to take a break every now and then. Whenever I do I've been suffering from rather bad muscle, ligament and joint pain over the past 2 years or so. My body is just a lot softer. This is also the moment I'm most likely to be able to get quite far into the splits…
    in Is it real? Comment by yirara May 11
  • Raw meat smells gross for me anyway, thus I don't trust the smell test. One day max. But everything I don't use immediately goes into the freezer anyway.
  • All these things only work though if you have a big freezer. My freezer is so small that I can freeze 3 loafs of bread, about 6 tupperwares with precooked food, and a few portions of chicken, fish, mince or other things that are cheaper per 600g compared to 100-200g servings. Most places I've lived in Europe tend to have…
  • Oh, I totally forgot: Happy new watch setup day to you!
  • 02.05: 3.20km in 26min 10 stride repeats 04.05: 6.45km in 57mins 06.05: 3.11km in 24min 08.05: 4.00km in 31min 10.05: 3.00km in 22mins 19.8/60km Woohoo, not long, but fastest run in about 9 months. 2 more weeks and I'll hopefully keep this up for 4 or 5km. Lets see. Tomorrow I'll try to get in a slightly longer run as I'll…
  • congratulations! I'm really, really happy with my 7s and think it's a good watch. Still with some problems, but overall those are small. For me the biggest niggle is that Garmin seems to think that people choosing a smaller watch want gold, rose gold or bronze gold colours. Garmin does that with pretty much every device,…
  • I actually think the MFP method is a good one as you notice how exercise awards you compared to a TDEE calculator where you're given a calorie goal including exercise, regardless of whether you exercise on each day or not. Here you can learn healthier habits, and learn what the influence of exercise is. Some people are…
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