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  • This makes me feel like it's still possible for me. I'll be 40 in a few months and I keep hearing about once you turn 40 your metabolism slows and you can't do high intensity workouts and blah blah blah ... :grimace: Seeing women that have done it in their 50s is like a breath of fresh air, it can be done! :heart:
  • I feel like I'm in the same boat with my husband right now. When we got married, we were both slim and in pretty good shape - and young! Now, 20+ years later, I'm close to my goal after 5 babies, but he is still in the obese category. Here's what I have learned, going through this same issue with him: Keep doing the things…
  • The math is going to be only as good as the values used for each variable. Calories in is still an estimate, although you can get kind of close by measuring and weighing everything. Calories out is a lot harder to estimate, MFP and all other calculators use general averages. The calorie burn on machines can be off by a…
  • Regarding the bolded - headache is a symptom of low blood sugar (or hypoglycemia). So you could say it was "sugar withdrawal," since you were probably reacting to not enough glucose in your blood until your body started using protein for glycogenesis. And since you weren't eating and taking in dietary protein, guess where…
  • Truth. I'm in a weight loss group on facebook (mostly because the friendly competition helps motivate me) and there are too many "oh, I blew it today" posts when someone eats pizza or whatever. Even if you eat something you love in moderation, but that puts you over one day, it's okay. You don't do that every day, that's…
  • Feel free to add me. I'm 39, will be 40 in October. I'm a busy mom of 5; 3 teenagers and 2 little ones. I homeschool, work ~10 hours a week at home for a local music store, and am a consultant in a Direct Sale business (I won't try to sell anything here unless you ask!) I'm trying to fabulous at 40, too!
  • Don't put so much importance in the number on the scale. Pay attention to how you look and feel. The lifting that you're doing is going to help maintain muscle (and potentially build some if you are eating at maintenance) while you lose any fat. 140 puts you barely into the overweight category, so you can work on the…
  • I see a lot of buzzwords, and not much science, in there.
  • OP, I wouldn't start with the plan for 2 workouts a day right off. You said that it's been 10 years and that you are about to turn 50. Start a bit slower, unless you've been doing regular workouts of some kind already. Try once a day at first and listen to your body. You hopefully still remember the difference between the…
    in Splits Comment by mathjulz July 2017
  • It's going to depend some on your nutrition goals, but I find that incorporating protein into my snacks really helps me. Apple with peanut butter (or celery with peanut butter). Nuts. Cheese. Even a protein bar (I like Luna Protein and Balance) is okay. Just make sure you account for all of your calories :smile:
  • Even breatharians can't get away from all of the chemicals!
  • You may have a sensitivity some something in the soda. It sounds like you've figured that out indirectly. But many people have no problems with those "chemicals" (everything is a chemical of one sort or another, I don't believe that those in coke zero are particularly dangerous, barring sensitivities/allergies)
  • Please take note that the list I posted comes from the same website as your post. I'm just giving more full data. Do you rinse your mouth out after having swished with mouthwash?
  • There's a guy at my gym who not only cranks the incline, but also the speed up. Then he "runs", holding on for dear life, for about 20-30 seconds, the whole time his feet slapping the poor machine so hard that I wonder how he hasn't damaged one yet. Then he holds onto the handrails and air runs with the belt the same…
  • The trend toward a big booty is recent in popular culture and mainstream style. It may have been around longer is some cultures. But I went to high school in the 90s and I clearly remember that slim, flat behinds were "in." That said, I am kind of glad for the large-posterior trend. I have pretty wide hips, even just the…
  • Anecdotal evidence ahead :lol: I have reactive hypoglycemia. If I drink anything sugary (regular soda, fruit juice, etc) my insulin does spike, which causes a drop in blood sugar. I don't have those reactions with diet soda. So, even without the studies, I can't agree with the idea that aspartame causes any sort of insulin…
  • And that is perfectly fine! :smile: ("Nasty tasting" is an opinion and anyone is free to disagree)
  • Is it just the one weigh in that is up? My guess is that there is either something wonky with the scale, or it's water retention. There is no way that you overate by enough to gain 10+ pounds in a week, either of fat or of muscle. That would be 35,000 calories above your maintenance - I can't imagine your logging being off…
  • Sure, if you're soaking your teeth in it. Or, I guess, drinking it all day long. For reference, though, what is the pH of Orange juice? Tomato juice? Because the issue never comes up when we talk about those. ETA: I went a looked it up. Here's some more…
  • You mention both a workout and steps for the day being accounted for. Just make sure that you aren't double counting anything. If you're using a fit-bit, I believe it already accounts for the exercise (unless you take it off ... also depends on what kind of exercise you're doing). I just bring this up to mention that you…
  • Some people mix bread crumbs into their burgers to make them hold together better. I'm not sure if hotdogs are GF in general, but if I wasn't sure and had celiac I wouldn't risk it (and if a "friend" is upset about this whole issue, she'd probably have similar reactions if I asked to read the labels to find out). Potato…
  • I know poster said he was leaving the discussion, but I thought I'd answer anyway. Science. The scientific method. Performed rigorously. Hypothesis, test, analyze. Then report in peer reviewed journal articles. Those peers aren't just buddies saying "good job, brah." They are trained scientists as well, generally with no…
  • Those are advertisements. They have many ways of stating things to mislead. Just because period advertising claims that doctors say *brand x* is the healthiest brand (or whatever) doesn't mean that actual physicians were telling their patients that smoking a specific brand of cigarette will improve their health.
  • Same here! Sucralose (brand name = Splenda) is nasty tasting. And it hasn't been as extensively studied as aspartame (mostly because it's newer).
  • Only it's not true. They've done studies specifically on this, and diet soda doesn't cause insulin spikes. It may cause an increase in leptin, the enzyme in saliva that begins to metabolize carbohydrates, which may be why **some** people feel hungrier. I enjoy my diet soda. It helps curb my desire for sweets.
  • "They" may have said that cigarettes were good for your health, but science never did. Every study on smoking showed that it is detrimental. There were none that showed cigarettes were good.
  • Re: the bolded. Science has studied all substances approved for food and has failed to find that they DO cause any problems. The closest things have been studies on rats or other small mammals, and the doses have been much much higher than even regular/frequent eating of many foods with them would provide to us. You'd have…
  • You give no information about yourself (other than having gained 5 pounds). I would say that it may depend on how overweight you are and how urgently you need to start losing. For most people, I would say it's not worth the risks, but for someone who is morbidly obese it may be a better thing to drop some weight right…
    in Safe? Comment by mathjulz July 2017
  • My hip has a "popping" thing, too. I blame gymnastics. (We did x-rays to rule out bone issues, too, before physio). I actually agree with crunch variations, especially some of the pilates ones. What I'm talking about is the straight up basic crunch. It's totally unnecessary for good abs. (Was it @usmcmp who shared a…
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