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  • I hate Red Bull. But I also hate coffee. And I don't drink soda. I also rarely ever have regular tea. So, really, I use no stimulants to stay awake during the day. I stay awake by trying to make sure that I get a decent night's sleep and eating well. I find that the healthier I eat, the more energy I have. Every once in a…
  • Yeah, I had this debate with my sister. Anything but the strawberry and it would have instantly been better. I'd actually been contemplating making Pop Tart ice cream sandwiches just a few weeks before these started being advertised. But I'd have used the cinnamon and brown sugar as well. Though, recently I've been…
  • But also keep in mind that anyone can call themselves a nutritionist. No special schooling or certification is needed to use that term to describe yourself for a job. I could go out tomorrow, rent an office space, start calling myself a nutritionist, and charge people to tell them how I think they should eat. So don't…
  • The 21 days straight to form a habit is a pretty standard thing. But that tends to be related more to the memory response of your body remembering to do it or get used to whatever the new habit is. With exercise, if you aren't enjoying what you're doing, it will still be hard to make yourself go do it each day. So if…
  • Nope. Well, it can be. If it means that pizza went uneaten. Then you probably should have eaten more. ;) Seriously though, if it fits in your day, not a problem. If it doesn't, just get back on track tomorrow. No harm, no foul. :)
  • Unless there is a doctor or nurse on the boards that can help you out, I'd recommend calling your doctor or the advice nurse at the hospital to get some guidance. They are going to be the best bet for you getting you real answers. Good luck!
  • Oddly, cottage cheese is the one bit of dairy that I have kept in my diet. I've found that there really isn't any good non-dairy substitute for it and it's just so darned good. And it hasn't really had any noticeable effect on my gut.
  • I would add in at least half of the amount of root beer to the calories that goes in the recipe. What you're draining is a combo of root beer and natural juices that have come out of the pork, so even if it seems like almost all of the root beer is being dumped out, it's absorbed a lot of the sugar from it and released a…
  • I would definitely head to the doctor and get checked out. It sounds like you may have something that's impeding your appetite, which isn't a normal human response. Also, the title of this thread scared me because turkeys have the bulk of their stuffing stuffed up their..ummm....non-mouth side of the body. lol
  • Exercising on an empty stomach is a really easy way for me to feel sick by the end of the workout, unusually fatigued the rest of the day, and to consistently bonk runs. But I also don't eat and then immediately work out either, like it seems to suggest that people do and is bad. I eat my meal, wait 1 to 2 hours for it to…
  • A lot of people believe this actually. They've done studies where they've shown people the exact same food items, with one labeled organic, and the majority of people will assign a lower caloric value to the one labled organic. And my mom is one those kinds of people. When I first started eating healthier and staying…
  • They can defend it until they are blue in the face. Aspartame only means two things for me, instant throbbing headache and horrific nausea. If I accidentally eat or drink something with aspartame in it it can knock me on my *kitten* for a couple of hours of feeling like complete crap.
  • Oof...Hershey's kisses aren't better than any version of chocolate.
  • Wait, over Reese's cups or Reese's Pieces? Because if you're referring to the former, you are wrong, good sir. However, if you are referring to the latter, than yes, this is correct. True story - when PB M&Ms were first being released, my mom worked in a roller rink, where I spent most of my youth. Well, the rink got…
  • Even if I didn't think it was sorta lame, and feel the same way about "earning" the shirt before I wear it, I still wouldn't do it. I've had some race shirts turn out to be uncomfortable to run in and I've always been thankful that I wasn't finding that out during the race itself.
  • Not lame, but if it's a race mainly focused on running, make sure to read the race guidelines to see if they have any pacing limits on the walkers. Many of the races I've seen have a pace requirement of 16-17 minutes per mile for walkers, which would mean that you'd have to be coming in closer to 50 minutes than an hour…
  • At home, I grew up on everything from stir fry to home made tortillas, to cheese souffle. My mom was an amazing cook who eventually ended up going to France to even get to work in a restaurant for a while a number of years ago. We always had really good food that was from all different kinds of cultures. It was typically…
  • I get beyond bored running on a track and it makes it way harder for me. The longest I've ever been able to go on a track (when not doing C25K coaching for people) was two miles. And it was REALLY hard to get through those two miles. Not that I can't do that distance, it was actually my last casual run before a half…
  • Nope, sorry. Here's a really good article about it, with the most important info excerpted below. http://www.answerfitness.com/269/negative-calorie-foods-fact-fiction/ Is Celery Really a Negative Calorie Food? While the list of negative calorie foods has ballooned to include everything from beets to strawberries and…
  • I personally don't mind the callouses. They never get terrible and they make me proud of the workouts I do.
  • I wore one for two years and don't have many pros to pass along. I really thought it was great at first, but after never being able to use the data to actually lose any weight, I seriously doubt it's overall accuracy claims. I wore it in the same spot on my arm, only slight movements up or down occasionally if there was…
  • Any doctor that recommends taking vitamins without first finding out if you actually need to supplement that vitamin instantly throws up huge red flags for me.
  • Just plan for some salty snacks in your day. I have pretzels, Cheez-it's, chips, and other salty snack pretty much every day and just make sure it fits in my macros. Chewing and spitting is an early step towards an eating disorder. It's best to just not head down that road at all.
  • I usually do 40/30/30 carbs/protein/fat when I'm not working out. And I do 50/25/25 when I'm on a training schedule since the bulk of what I do is running/cardio with some strength workouts because I run races. I find that if I drop my carbs too low, even when not working out, I feel like crap. Headaches, grumpy, tired,…
  • I don't want to take over this thread from the OP, so if you'd prefer to message me instead of side-tracking from the OP, that's fine. But I had a couple of quick questions for everyone that's having success being 5'5" and eating 1800-1900 calories on TDEE -20% since that's what this thread is full of. :) About how much…
  • Unfortunately, 4.5 MPH is listed in the database as Walking, very, very brisk pace rather than Running (jogging). The only thing I can think is that since a 12 minute mile is considered the national standard for health for youth, it may have translated into things like the MFP database as the first instance of Running…
  • The honey wouldn't be just for sweetness, it's the idea of the raw honey itself. So replacing the natural honey with an artificial sweetener isn't going to be doing anything close to the same thing. That said, I also think that just drinking a cup of hot water in the morning before breakfast and a cup again at night would…
  • It’s not only possible, but it’s pretty normal. It’s why there’s no one way to lose weight. If everybody’s body worked the same then there would be one main weight loss plan and anyone that followed it would be losing weight. But everyone if different, both in how their body actually processes stuff and how they react…
  • Hmmmm...I feel like there are deeper issues here than just this argument. And it sounds like he's watched one too many shows like The Biggest Loser or I Used to be Fat where they push extremely obese people that have a lot of weight to lose beyond their limits with extreme amounts of exercise and dieting with the…
  • You kind of just have to make the time happen. You say that you don't want to wake up earlier than you do, so you're choosing sleeping later over working out. It's not that you can't wake up earlier, you're choosing not to. (that's not a bad thing, just an example) Also look at where things could be reduced in the amount…
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