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Sep 21, 2008

Ktek Ktek
7 posts

I know the feeling about not liking veggies however, overtime I learned how to change this…

Try veggies and some dip (look for a dressing with low carbs) I usually try this with baby carrots, baby tomatoes, broccoli, cauliflower and celery. Helps to give them flavour.

Try grilling your veggies on the BBQ… by doing this I recently became addicted to asparagus and eggplants just putting a little olive oil and salt & pepper on them.

I recently started making my own guacamole with fresh avocados. So that way I get my veggies and a nice treat.

For breakfast if you like eggs, make an omelet with some veggies in it.

If you love meats they will give you the protein you need… I suggest cutting out the bread with your sandwiches. Just eat some cold cuts with a few slices of cheese and some veggies.

Also, you mentioned you had a slow cooker. You can get your veggies by making a stew with a some veggies and your favourite meat.

My biggest suggestion for you is cut out the ice cream. ;) I know this is hard – for me cuz it’s one of my fav foods but now I won’t buy it anymore which cuts the temptation. You food cravings are always higher when your body is used to sugar! Cut the sugar down and this goes away. When I eat correctly I have no cravings and always not hungry.

I think you are determined you just need to get into the habit of making the right choices… and it takes about 30 days for a new habit to stick!

Good luck! :)


Topic: Diet and Nutrition / I have A Seriously Poor Diet, Help!

 
Sep 21, 2008

susannyny susannyny
983 posts

Rache, there area lot of issues going on here. First and foremost, there’s no magic bullet for losing weight/dropping jeans and dress sizes. It takes effort both in regards to exercising and committing to a solid nutrition plan (ham sandwiches and ice cream aren’t going to do it).

You don’t need to spend money to exercise. You can get a great workout doing bodyweight exercises at home. You don’t even need to buy any books … there are tons of free workouts available to you via the web (I have many on my blog).

I’m a firm believer in incorporating vegetables into ones diet (I try to eat at least one serving with every meal), but vegetables do not seem like your biggest issue at this time. You need to cut processed foods from you diet (read: white bread, deli meat and ice cream).

By cutting processed foods out (including white flour products), ensuring you’re eating the appropriate number of calories (under-eating is as bad as over-eating), and beginning a bodyweight exercise program at home will get you on the road to dropping a few jeans sizes.

Will this occur “quickly”? It depends on how much weight you have to lose, and how dedicated you are to making changes. Quick does not necessarily equate to sustainable. Ultimately, you need to be more concerned about your health than the speed of dropping inches.

Commit today. Let us know what exercises you’re going to be doing, how often and the length of time for your workouts. Be accountable. If you really want to lose the inches you can, but you need to make changes. Start by tossing the ice cream.

Susan


Topic: Diet and Nutrition / I have A Seriously Poor Diet, Help!

 
Sep 21, 2008

Rache Rache
2 posts

My goal isn’t to lose weight but drop a few jean sizes before i totally run out of options.

I don’t sleep well so i’ll go to sleep about 3.30am and sleep till 11am so breakfast is almost automatically lunch

i’m trying to find soups that dont all start with Pea, carrot, leak but all of my cook books don’t seem to help

i don’t mind cooking one bit, i have a pretty poor oven but i do have a slow cooker and a blender. I was hoping to maybe have soup on hand to stop my constant need to eat. I’m hungry right now and i’ve eaten 2 ham sandwiches and ice cream about 45 minutes ago

My main concern is if i can taste the veg i’ll either make myself sick (not on purpose) or quit the diet, i get bored of hard work way too easily and i really want to drop dress sizes quick

My last diet was based on eating under 12 grams of fat a day, i was losing 1-2 pounds a week but i was swimming, now i cant afford to travel and pay to swim anymore


Topic: Diet and Nutrition / I have A Seriously Poor Diet, Help!

 
Sep 21, 2008

michel_v michel_v
29 posts

Oh, and it mixes really nicely with orange juice, vanilla + banana to make a nice morning smoothie. Add strawberries for even more flavour.


Topic: Supplements / Recomemndation - Whey Protein - no sweeteners

 
Sep 21, 2008

susannyny susannyny
983 posts

Gimpy, so just to be clear …. you’re not a fan of grass fed beef, correct? :)

Seriously, I’ve heard that one of the main issues is that it can be inconsistent. I’ve also heard that it’s not typically that tender, but I was surprised about your comment re: flavor. From what I’ve been told, it’s extremely flavorful.

I appreciate your and feedback! I’m going to give this a try and will post my thoughts following the taste test.

Susan
www.catapultfitnessblog.com


Topic: General Discussion / Grass-Fed Beef

 
Sep 21, 2008

michel_v michel_v
29 posts

If anyone’s in Canada, wheydepot.ca has good prices on unflavoured natural whey.


Topic: Supplements / Recomemndation - Whey Protein - no sweeteners

 
Sep 21, 2008

susannyny susannyny
983 posts

Well Rache, no argument from me … that is a pretty poor diet compounded by the fact that you don’t get in any exercise.

One piece of advice I would offer you is to start eating breakfast. You state that you go for “quantity over quality as I find I’m always hungry, even after a massive meal”. You also mention earlier in your posting that you don’t eat before 12 – 3pm.

I’d be famished too if I didn’t eat anything until mid-day.

You can eat healthy on your budget, but you’re going to need to commit to cooking. Homemade soups and stews are very cost effective and when you make them yourself, you can control the amount of vegetables you “hide” into each batch. You can also control the amount of sodium intake.

You can also make turkey meatloaf and incorporate chopped carrots and spinach into that. The nice thing about a meatloaf is that you make it on Sunday and have several meals to get you through the week.

Rache, it’s difficult to tell from your post what you’re hoping to accomplish from joining Gyminee. Are you simply looking for a way to “hide” a few vegetables into your foods, or are you looking to make an overall change towards better health? What are your fitness goals?

I’m hoping that you’re committed to leading a healthier lifestyle. You young and have the rest of your life ahead of you. Make it as long and healthy as possible!! There’s no mockery here … only support.

Susan
www.catapultfitnessblog.com


Topic: Diet and Nutrition / I have A Seriously Poor Diet, Help!

 
Sep 21, 2008

Rache Rache
2 posts

So i’m new to this, i have dieted once before, lost about 2 stone then got bored of it and put on probably 5 times that

Feel free to mock my crappy diet and lifestyle i’m the stereotypical student who’s not been a student for 2 years lol

The diet….

I don’t eat vegetables except sweetcorn rarely. This is a choice, i really hate the taste of all but i love sweetcorn, i wish i loved others like onions and peppers but i just don’t so i’ve dealt with it by avoiding them at all costs

fruit….well i bought some this week but i never eat any normally

I don’t work, i’m extremely lazy, the most exercise i get is walking from my kitchen to the bathroom, it’s like 6 metres away (i live in a very small flat)

my typical days meals are…..

breakfast: Nothing until about 12-3pm which could be a pizza or a sandwich

dinner: depends how well breakfast went by this time i’ve probably eaten 2 ice creams (like magnums but cheaper lol) maybe some crisps on top

tea: sandwich most likely again, smoked ham and when i say sandwich i mean 4 slices of bread, so really its 2 sandwiches.

i’ll drink about a litre of cheap lemonade at least a day

i’m too lazy to cook, i sit all day either on the computer or watching tv. the only exercise i get other than the bathroom trip would be my weekly supermarket shop

i’m on a low budget, say £10-12 a week, i swear if healthier food was cheaper we wouldn’t have a weight problem. But i usually go for quantity over quality as i find i’m always hungry, even after a massive meal.

I want to change my diet, so i thought i could maybe blend some vegetables and hide them in soups, i love eating meat so i’m looking to work a diet around that thought like i said i’m very limited with my budget

i love pasta but i struggle to find sauces that arent tomato based, and none tomato based usually come with tons of fat

any receipe suggestions or tips would be extremely welcome. Like how to hide a few vegi’s into something tasty lol

thanks in advance


Topic: Diet and Nutrition / I have A Seriously Poor Diet, Help!

 
Sep 21, 2008

KMS0719 KMS0719
1 posts

I had hear of the concept, but now I have bought the book. I think its great, all it is, is a new way to think about healthy eating. I will update and let you know how it goes for me.


Topic: Diet and Nutrition / Clean Eating

 
Sep 21, 2008

staflea staflea
1 posts

there are criticisms that it’s not very accurate even after you calibrate it, but I love mine and find it very helpful. I can’t justify the price of a Garmin yet so this will do very nicely. And entering the data in Gyminee is no great hardship.

THe Nike + site is nice too. Again a good motivator to someone like me who is just starting out.


Topic: Fitness and Exercise / Nike +

 
Sep 21, 2008

GimpyGranny GimpyGranny
616 posts

Anyone have any opinions in regards to grass-fed beef versus grain-fed beef

Unless you have no taste buds and own a chain saw to cut it, I’d steer away from grass fed beef. Once (and never again) my husband and I bought a grass (only) fed steer.

It didn’t have any flavor, and was so tough, even our dogs couldn’t eat it. We gave some to relatives, but they didn’t want any more. After a few years in the deep freeze, we finally had to throw away a whole beef.

If you want flavor and tender beef, alfalfa and grain fed’s the only way to go.


Topic: General Discussion / Grass-Fed Beef

 
Sep 20, 2008

absmith absmith
308 posts
Staff

@susannyny: I was not pleased with Zazzle. I tried to print a Gyminee shirt (before we had a bunch printed), and they turned out terrible. Spreadshirt was a little better (almost wearable). Cafe Press is really bad.


Topic: General Discussion / Gyminee T-Shirts

 
Sep 20, 2008

StevenG StevenG
270 posts

Speaking as a father of twins under two. Us guys tend to see parallel gains after the kids are born. I’m not not saying we have it as tough as you moms, but generally we could stand to loose some post birth paunch as well. :)

My wife has recently returned to running, and while it is a battle, I can say as subjective observer she is making progress. Don’t give up, liposuction is not the only answer.


Topic: Fitness and Exercise / Any mom's out there lose the "mommy pouch"? I need motivation!

 
Sep 20, 2008

Raineman Raineman
2 posts

@seanC:
My weight has gone back up over the last couple of years, at this point I’m sitting at 235lbs, however my bodyfat is still quite low, having pinched at 10% last sunday. I’ve put on somewhere near 30 lbs of lean mass in the last two years ( and yes I know there is water weight in that lean mass, I’m not claiming it to be all muscle mass). I did fall off the train for about 9 months though and this is where im at after 6 months of working my way back down from 268. I started drinking and smoking, and eating ALOT of fast food, all without training at all, which is why I’m back to playing catch up. but as long as I stayed training, there was no real need to stay on supplements the whole time. Some people have the opinion that supplements are useless, that’s fine if you think that. I however know first hand that they work, and you don’t get stuck on them the rest of your life. You do need to focus on diet and exercise first and foremost, using supplements to get to where you want to be, then adjusting your diet and training to keep your results without the use of pills is possible….. however, if you stop everything all together, you just threw your time and energy away.


Topic: Supplements / Weight Loss

 
Sep 20, 2008

Ed Tan Ed Tan
19 posts

Trail Mix, fully of healthy energy.


Topic: Supplements / Suggestion for a mid-day energy boost?

 
Sep 20, 2008

joggernut joggernut
1 posts

Just thought I’d tell you about my efforts to enjoy music that motivates. I started a website, jogtunes.com, that’s dedicated to listing music based on BPM, genre, and artist. I have links from all of the songs to iTunes Music Store and just started adding links to Amazon’s new MP3 store.

I also publish a podcast called The JogTunes Indie Podcast – It features 30-60 minute BPM sequenced workouts motivated by great indie music.

Please tell me what you think about my endeavors. I welcome comments and suggestions and BPM rated playlists, if you have any. You can send them to comments at jogtunes.com.

Dr. Bob


Topic: Motivation and Support / Motivational Running Music

 
Sep 19, 2008

ArnieFan ArnieFan
18 posts

Amazing how we are all returning to unprocessed organic food. I don’t think McDonalds will be going out of business anytime soon though!


Topic: General Discussion / Grass-Fed Beef

 
Sep 19, 2008

nbutter nbutter
6 posts

seems like a little bit of weight training goes a long way in burning fat (because it raises your metabolism the whole next day)... maybe mixing a bit of that in with your workout routine would help too? and toned arms are great!


Topic: Fitness and Exercise / Any mom's out there lose the "mommy pouch"? I need motivation!

 
Sep 19, 2008

freedain freedain
5 posts

best thing to do is keep a bag of raw almonds around. Just a hand full is a great pickup for the afternoon slump.

And of course a little black coffee or green tea would works as well.


Topic: Supplements / Suggestion for a mid-day energy boost?

 
Sep 19, 2008

susannyny susannyny
983 posts

Great input Lizanneh! Thank you!!
Earlier this week I posted on my blog about my inability to get grass-fed beef in my area. I can travel into NYC and get it …. no problem. Just trying to decide if it’s worth the effort.

Interestingly, a company just contacted me about taste testing a few of their cuts, so I’m very excited. They’re going to send me a shipment in October. I plan on posting a very honest review once I’ve given it a try.

Thanks for the tips on cooking. I like my meat medium-rare, so I’ll definitely need to make certain I don’t overcook!!

Susan
www.catapultfitnessblog.com


Topic: General Discussion / Grass-Fed Beef

 
Sep 19, 2008

lizanneh lizanneh
758 posts

Pilates is also one of the exercises that is easy to do at home. Get a good video and a stability ball and mat, and you’re good to go while the little one is napping!


Topic: Fitness and Exercise / Pilates

 
Sep 19, 2008

lizanneh lizanneh
758 posts

The taste gets some getting used to, Susan. It tends to have more of a “gamier” taste so if you like eating Bison then you’d probably love it.

It also tends to have less fat so it will be less juicy. As such, it’s important not to overcook it. You can also do things like put chopped onions in your burger patties to keep them more moist while they cook.

I love grass-fed beef. My one problem is that I can’t get the cuts I want without paying for expensive shipping, because all of the farms around me are only allowed to sell via a cow share.

But, just like a CSA, you start to learn how to cook a lot of different things because you use what’s available!


Topic: General Discussion / Grass-Fed Beef

 
Sep 19, 2008

CeeA CeeA
36 posts

I just did my first run today with Nike+ and just wearing the thing alone and receiving information about what I was doing made get a personal best in distance and time! Fantastic. Thanks for everyone’s input.


Topic: Fitness and Exercise / Nike +

 
Sep 19, 2008

mcotis mcotis
3 posts

The Nike+ Sport Kit is a great little gadget.
I have only 800 miles logged on mine.
It’s awesome that it speaks all the information to you; speed, distance, time, etc. An armband makes it real easy to access the iPod controls too…
As far as Gyminee goes, just add them manually after a run.


Topic: Fitness and Exercise / Nike +

 
Sep 19, 2008

Taka Taka
12 posts

Make sure you shower ASAP after a workout, the build up of sweat used to cause me to break out on shoulders but keeping ultra clean has helped.

Agree with dairy tip as well.


Topic: General Health / Acne?