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  • Rice cakes are a great alternative. You get more volume for the same amount of calories. A lot of them have similar flavors to chips. If you really love the chips, and feel deprived if you don't eat them, you should factor them into your daily calorie intake. Fat is just a macronutrient.
  • Americans refer to the unit of measurement as Calories (capitalized) and in some other countries, the same unit is called kilocalories. They are equal. One thousand calories (lower case) make up 1 Calorie or 1 kilocalorie. The reason we use the bigger unit is because it's a lot easier and a lot less math to do. So any time…
  • Congratulations! I had the exact same epiphany right before I lost my weight. There was a turning point where I realized that I needed to lose weight and that I would do ANYTHING to really lose it. So I did my research and downloaded Myfitnesspal. I realized that the weight loss was going to be a slow process, but doing it…
  • Your fitbit calories will drop if you don't exercise throughout the day and unfortunately, you'll have to wait and see by how much. Fitbit has a weird algorithm that I really don't like. It tries to constantly calculate how many calories you've burned from 12:00am to right now and it tries to factor in how active you'll be…
  • I've had major issues with mine for the past week. Ridiculous bugs like I'll have over 10,000 steps and it'll give me 330 more calories on myfitnesspal. Then, they disappear! Fitbit has been going downhill in my experience. I'll be buying a Garmin soon.
  • I only eat potato chips once a year now. When I go to Ireland, I make sure to get some Cheese and Onion Taytos. They are the best!
  • I eat peanut butter all the time, almost every day. After work, I come home briefly to change. Then I head to the barn to ride or the gym to lift weight. Both take about 2 1/2 hours. I needed to find a small snack that would keep me full. Peanut butter has a really nice mix of fat, sugar, and a little bit of protein. The…
  • Charcoal pills are considered a supplement and therefore are not regulated by the FDA. Not only does charcoal bond to certain poisons and toxins that are ingested, it can also bond to nutrients and cause deficiencies if taken too often. If taken with any medication, you run the risk of the charcoal absorbing the medication…
  • Charcoal is used in the emergency room to absorb poison or toxins that a patient has ingested. You should only ingest it in a hospital setting, administered by a healthcare professional.
  • They won't find a homeopathic remedy for anything. The way that homeopathy "works" is that real medication is diluted with water again and again until you end up with a concoction that contains such a small amount of it that a single molecule of the medication may not be present in the entire box/ bottle of the pills.…
  • Yes, after losing 50 lb and keeping it off, I don't really desire soda any more. It's so sugary and so many calories. Occasionally I'll have a small 8oz serving and that satisfies me. I wouldn't exactly call it a problem, though!
  • I get sushi about once per week, which satisfies it well. I usually don't eat a lot of red meat, but once in a while I'll really crave it and go for a steak.
  • Most pre-workout works for me because it contains a lot of caffeine. I personally prefer the taste of coffee, so I don't bother with pre-workout. That being said, if you don't have a caffeine sensitivity, you can always try it. I would suggest finding a free or cheap sample somewhere. Vitamin stores near me have them.
  • Unfortunately, there is no way to control fat distribution on the body. It's determined by genetics. The only thing we can control is how much fat we have overall. I know other people whose faces slimmed out to an extreme at a healthy BMI, you're not alone. I have the opposite problem. Even at a BMI of 19.3, I had a very…
  • I have had a lot of success with Apple Cider Vinegar. We eat a lot of fruit in my house and it's summer, which means fruit flies. Little cups of ACV and a drop of dish soap will attract and trap all of them! The flies will ignore fruit for the vinegar. It's amazing! Absolutely try it if you get fruit flies. I have never…
    in ACV Post by HollyPFlax July 2019
  • Sounds like this isn't just TOM hormones. The week of and the week before your TOM is two weeks out of four: that's 50% of the time. I would just ignore any timing link to your period and work on techniques to curb your appetite. When you feel hungry, try drinking water first. We are not good at differentiating thirst from…
  • Waist to height ratio has been linked to heart health. The lower the number the better. It's much more strict than BMI and a lot more people are in the unhealthy range. The unhealthy range being that your waist circumference multiplied by two is larger than your height. I'm not sure how accurate it is, or what the limits…
  • Glad they're working on it. It's been 24 hours for me. Hopefully it'll be back soon.
  • If your goal is weight loss, I would start by using the lowest calorie estimate given to you. It's very difficult to figure out how many calories you burn through exercise. Myfitnesspal also has some entries that are ridiculously high. If you find that you are losing weight too quickly, then you can assume a higher calorie…
  • Weighing daily produces a larger set of data points, making it more accurate. I find that this works well for me because I have cut my emotional ties to my weight during my years of weight loss. I now know that I can lose weight easily if the scale weight starts trending up too quickly. Seeing the daily water weight…
  • It shouldn't make a difference. Intermittent fasting only works when it creates a calorie deficit. As long as your coffee creamer doesn't cause you to consume calories over the deficit, you should still lose weight.
  • I just fixed this issue on myself. I'm 5'7" and was 128 when I started lifting 7 months ago. I'm now 131 after a slight bulk/ recomp. My body had always stored fat in my upper thighs. As a lifelong equestrian, it was really embarrassing - shouldn't there be no fat on my strongest muscles?!?! Now, after starting…
  • For weight loss, macros do not matter. Tracking them and making adjustments can make you feel more or less full for a longer period of time. If you're in a calorie deficit and hungry between your planned meals and snacks, you may be tempted to overeat. You may give in and undo the calorie deficit. If you feel full, you'll…
  • Do you have a smart phone? Most have a timer option on the camera. You can press the button, then have 10 seconds to set it up, back up, and pose. Or you can have someone else take it. If you do use a mirror, you'll see progress if you just use the same mirror.
  • 3 days per week of powerlifting for 2 1/2 hours. I would probably do another day per week if I had time, but I'm also am equestrian and riding horses is more important to me.
  • For weight loss, macros do not matter. Their biggest effect on weight loss is how full each one keeps you for how long. The keto diet, for instance, works great for people who find both protein and fat filling, but don't need carbs to keep them full. I, personally, have a higher level of protein and carbs and lower fat,…
  • I find that when my cramps are bad, it's very difficult to get to the gym to lift, get outside in my running clothes, or get up to the barn to ride. But once I begin my activity, the cramps disappear. I think it's partly ignoring the pain to focus on something else and partly using my core muscles to loosen the cramping.…
  • If you like spicy food, Epic makes a sriracha chicken jerky bar that is so good! It's 13g of protein for 130 calories. Not quite as efficient as protein powder, but tasty! Also, have you tried protein bars? My favorites include the birthday cake flavor of One bars and the chocolate flavor of Pure Protein. They are all…
  • There is a "recent" tab that has foods you have recently logged. I would imagine that any food you eat regularly, you've also eaten recently. As you begin to type in the search bar, MFP will pull up recent foods that match the text. If I type "ques", for example, I get two quest bars and a chicken quesadilla showing up. It…