Hello, I have a very acidic system and cannot digest fruits very well. I ate an apple a few minutes ago and now I feel nauseated. Bananas are much worse, but I occasionally make myself eat them because they're healthy and yummy. Anyone have any yummy, easy, alkaline snacks and recipes? The entire North American diet is…
How do you log a cardio class?
Maybe a dumb question, but I'm going to ask it anyway... Using Zumba as an example... if a Zumba class is 60 minutes long, but you do 5 minutes of warming up and 5 minutes of cooling down, do you log 50 minutes of Zumba + 10 minutes of stretching? Or do you just log 60 minutes of Zumba?
How many calories in Pizza?
I've found so much conflicting information on this. We bought pizza at a local restaurant last night, and I made a rough guess, but now I'm wondering if I'm way off. However, I'm not about to try to figure out how much of each ingredient was on each slice, as I don't think I could do that accurately... plus, I already ate…
What's your motivation for losing weight?
I'm just curious, what is that one thing hat freaked you out and made you say, "Okay, this time something's got to change." For me, it was a couple things that shocked me... Realizing I was 8 lbs away from my heaviest pregnancy weight, and seeing myself in an unflattering photo in an outfit that I *thought* looked good on…
What's your one tip for maintainig?
I am almost half way to my goal (although I may opt to lose another 5 lbs when I get there, depending on how I feel), but I find myself worrying about gaining it back afterwards. I'm doing this the right way, as a lifestyle change, but I honestly don't want to have to log calories for the rest of my life. Do you still log…
Weight vs Circuit Question
Hello all, I'm confused about how to log certain exercises, and was hoping someone could clarify for me. I'm doing a variation of this basic body weight circuit: http://www.nerdfitness.com/blog/2009/12/09/beginner-body-weight-workout-burn-fat-build-muscle/ Should I log each individual exercise in MFP under "Strength…
Staying Focused While Travelling
Hello MFP-ers! I'm heading to a friend's for four much-needed days of R&R. She LOVES to cook, and tends to always have junk food in the house. I've told her I'm committed to losing weight and she's supportive, however, she later said, "Bring the kids because I'm still cooking and there will be tons of food!" I found out…
Healthy Alternatives to Birthday Cake
Looking for alternatives to cake for my upcoming birthday. Since I don't love cake anyway, might as well go with something healthier. Any ideas? I'd like something slightly sweet - it will be my birthday after all - but I want to stick to my daily calories as closely as possible (might have to workout a bit more that day…
Which is more important?
Hi all, According to MFP, I'm doing quite well with calorie intake, but when I manage to get the calories right, it seems that the carbs or protein are too high. Of course, it's impossible to hit your exact goals in all 4 areas everyday. So when you can't balance calories and the other 3 numbers, which do you give priority…
Hi everyone, I'm new here and new to this kind of forum/website. I don't have a lot of weight to lose (about 15 lbs), but I've been consistently gaining for a while now, so I'm trying to do this now before it gets out of hand. I've had horrible migraines, which for the last 10 years have become increasingly worse. This…