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Vegetarian Being made fun of for being a vegetarian Sep 03 2013
10:46 (UTC)
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Unfortunately this is kind of just something we have to put up with. I don't like it but it's a fact of life. When you do something that is out of the "norm", a lot of people will think there is something wrong with you.

Try not to let them get you down and focus on being the healthiest vegetarian you can be in order to prove to them that vegetarians can actually be healthy people!

Regarding the "low iron, dizzy spells and low b12", make sure you are eating a lot of dairy products, lentils, beans, and eggs if you don't mind them.
Fruits and veg are great but you need lots of protein too.
Think... Less grains and more legumes and veggies.
Considering their caloric content grains have less to offer than legumes and vegetables and dairy.
A little brown rice with your meals or maybe something like quinoa will do you good.

Also a little tip eating whole grains with beans helps with the absorption of iron and protein from the beans. So, think whole wheat or corn tortias with beans, or brown rice with beans.

 

Stay positive.

Foods First non-vegetarian meal idea... Sep 03 2013
10:38 (UTC)
3

Free range organic chicken and I guess sea food. But then I take it vegetarianism wasn't an ethical thing for you?

In which case what does it matter? Eat whatever you want.

Fitness What was your workout today? Feb 01 2013
09:27 (UTC)
30

Ugh wasn't able to go to the gym yesterday so combined the two days.

Treadmill - 30 minutes (5 minute warm up, 20 minutes repeating 300 metres at 9k then 100 metres at 12k, 5 minute cool down)

Weight Machines -

  Pec fly L5x8, L4x8x2
  Seated Row L5 8x3
  Assisted chin up (struggled with this, don't know why, arms were so weak today)
  L9x6, L10 x 6 then x6 again. (had been doing L9 (which is better) 8x3 so I'm super disappointed and it put me in a **** mood...)

Free weights:

  6 assorted moves, 8x3

Legs:
 
   Squats 12x3
   Lunges 12x3 (each leg)
   *move I don't know name of... on all fours, kick leg back, bring forward, raise to the side* 12x3
   *second move I don't know name of... on all fours, one leg raised to side, kicking* 12x3

Stretching:
 
   20 minutes of bliss, my favourite part of my workout.

Fitness still feel like im not working out properly! Jan 30 2013
00:55 (UTC)
1

Are you walking up hills? If it's level ground, even with 3 hours walking you should be able to still do at least a few rounds of leg workouts a week.
I work in retail, I'm walking all day at work.... still run at the gym before or after, still do a leg routine twice a week. Maybe you need to break free from this "I can't" mentality. You will get further if you are more positive and believe in your bodies own capabilities.


Personally I think littlesimongeorge actually gave you a really nice list of things that would get you upper body strength faster and more effectively... Maybe you should re-read his post.

Weight Loss Title Jan 06 2013
23:11 (UTC)
1

Ok a US size 6 is a NZ size 8, just looked it up, your legs are fine! An NZ size 8 is small! and a 5 is slightly less than that.
Stop obsessing over your body and find something better to focus your energy on.

Weight Loss Title Jan 06 2013
23:04 (UTC)
3

Hmm. You're young, learn to love your genetics.
If you have muscular legs then be glad you have muscle mass instead of fat.
If it's muscles I don't think it would be healthy to try and reduce it.

How tall are you? Or, rather, what BMI are you?

If you don't know what to eat thats healthy then... Try and stick to unprocessed foods as much as possible.

Breakfast: Porridge with fruit, milk, maybe some nuts like chopped almonds or walnuts.

Snacks: nuts and fruit

Lunch: Salad or a pile of veggies cooked another way (except fried), some form of protein like lentils, eggs, beans - or meat if you are that way inclined.

Snacks: more nuts or fruit, maybe a salad, yogurt perhaps, glass of milk and a banana maybe? perhaps a smoothie?

Dinner: more vegetables or salad, maybe some brown rice, form of protein, lentils, eggs, beans, or meat.

Drink only water.

Weight Loss Naps Jan 06 2013
22:58 (UTC)
3

Yes. I'm sure taking naps even helps a lot of people with their weight loss as it refreshes them without needing to eat.

Vegetarian Quorn taste? Jan 06 2013
22:57 (UTC)
9

You should have at least tried it, it doesn't effect everyone negatively.
It's a nice product, very ... chicken-like. I felt a bit ick eating it but I don't know if that was the mental thought of "oh god it feels/tastes just like chicken...." or whether it was because my body didn't like it.
Either way, I have returned to my old faithful lentils.

Foods Fiber, Calcium and Potassium. Jan 06 2013
22:55 (UTC)
4

Fibre: Stop adding processed products into your diet and get it the healthy way. Vegetables and lentils. My main meals and based on vegetables and lentils and I usually get around 200% of my daily fibre needs.

(In example: I have porridge with berries and milk for breakfast, salad with an egg and a homemade lentil patty for lunch, then dinner is some form of cooked veggies and or salad with more lentil patties)

Calcium: I usually find this one quite hard too. I started making my porridge in the morning with milk instead of water (plus then milk on top), that helped a little. why don't you try and drink more milk? If you don't like drinking cows milk, what about calcium enriched soy, almond, rice or oat milk?

Potassium:... I never get enough. I don't know how to. Even when I eat 3000 calories in a day, I never get enough potassium.

Foods Fiber, Calcium and Potassium. Jan 06 2013
22:55 (UTC)
5

Fibre: Stop adding processed products into your diet and get it the healthy way. Vegetables and lentils. My main meals and based on vegetables and lentils and I usually get around 200% of my daily fibre needs.

(In example: I have porridge with berries and milk for breakfast, salad with an egg and a homemade lentil patty for lunch, then dinner is some form of cooked veggies and or salad with more lentil patties)

Calcium: I usually find this one quite hard too. I started making my porridge in the morning with milk instead of water (plus then milk on top), that helped a little. why don't you try and drink more milk? If you don't like drinking cows milk, what about calcium enriched soy, almond, rice or oat milk?

Potassium:... I never get enough. I don't know how to. Even when I eat 3000 calories in a day, I never get enough potassium.

Fitness 6 weeks and I haven't been able to increase my weight Nov 27 2012
07:49 (UTC)
1
Original Post by belfastgirly:

My rule of thumb is that if you can do 3 sets of 10 reps then the next time you do that lift/machine you should increase the weight on that lift/machine...so move the peg down a notch.  Sure, you may only be able to do 6 reps, but that's ok; stay with that.  As Smashley said, get a notebook and write down the weight and how many reps/sets you did on that day; over the next few weeks you should see that the number of reps you can do will be higher.  Once you hit 10 again, move up in weight.  This goes for your assisted chinups, too.  

But I also think you should do a proper program; I use Starting Strength and every week I increase the weight on at least one lift.  

In terms of protein intake, do you eat dairy?  A 300 gram serving of cottage cheese has nearly 30 grams of protein.  A 300 gram portion of the fat free cottage cheese is only 200 calories; so if you were add that to your diet you are nearly doubling the protein your body is getting.  Add a few eggs a day to your diet in replace of a portion of starch and you have doubled your intake.  

Thanks, I think I will cut back to 3 sets of 8 reps and try to go higher. It's what I used to do but my flatmate who I go to the gym with was saying to do 10. 3 sets of 10 clearly isn't working for me.

I would like the results of a program but programs tend to leave me feeling suffocated and I feel like a complete failure if I can't complete a day properly. I usually go to the gym with a idea of what I need to do and I alternate machines to keep myself from getting bored or smothered. I do write down what I lift in a little notebook though, I find it helpful!

As for my more personal stats, I'm 21, female obviously, 151.4lbs and 175cm.
I usually eat:

Breakfast:
 Porridge (1/3 cup rolled oats, 1 cup water, cinnamon, rapadura, milk (or cream) and either raisins or a banana, sometimes 5 almonds as well)

Lunch:
 Salad with avocado and mixed toasted seeds, lentil and brown rice patty

Snacks:
 Fruit such as oranges or bananas, sometimes a packet of chips from the vending machine if I'm feeling rebellious.

Dinner:
 Vegetables (sautéed/boiled/roasted) or salad, lentil and rice patty or beans, and if I'm really hungry i'll add something like bulgarwheat or potatoes.

If I go to analysis and say "average for completed days" my average intake is 1727, my average output is 2622 which makes my average deficit 895.

Fitness 6 weeks and I haven't been able to increase my weight Nov 27 2012
07:34 (UTC)
2
Original Post by weirdfish:

Original Post by restless_girl:

When I'm working on my arms I do a Pec fly delta.. or delta fly, im tired, cant remember, sorry. 

Pec fly would be if you're lying on your back, and bringing your straight arms from your sides to above your face with dumbbells in your hands, as if slowly clapping.

Delt (not "delta;" "delt" is short for "deltoid") flys would be if you're upright and raising a pair of dumbbells up as if your arms were wings.  And even then, there are at least three variations:

  1. Posterior (or rear) delt fly: you're bent over slightly and the main muscles pulling are near your upper back.
  2. Medial (or middle): you're standing straight up and bringing your arms straight upward (though with elbows bent for less strain)
  3. Anterior (or front): Raising your arms straight out in front of you.  This works the "upper pecs" so to speak, for simplicity's sake.

 

:) the machine i use does none of those. But thanks for the information ejaculation you just sprayed all over the place there.

Games & Challenges Return of the Questions Only Game Nov 27 2012
07:31 (UTC)
859

Why do you try to read?

Fitness in shape without loosing weight Nov 27 2012
07:31 (UTC)
3
Original Post by lusiemarshal:

You can surely get well shape which you want, but thing is that your not in shape now due to your weight. So when you get in shape your weight is already lose. 

So its not possible to get in shape without losing weight is your over weight. 

Uh, no not true. If you are swapping your fat for muscle you will stay the same weight on the scale but be smaller as muscle weighs more and takes up less space. Focus on strength training. But be VERY careful that it doesn't just become a new thing to obsess over. I personally would recommend you just leave your body be for awhile if you have only just recovered.

Young Calorie Counters I need supporters! Read and Comment please! Nov 26 2012
09:52 (UTC)
3

Ok, here goes the advice then.

Eat healthier food, smaller portions, and move more.

Eat as much fresh fruit and veg as possible, eat lots of protein, whole grains, no junk except for the occasional sanity "treat".
And yes, exercise.

All that advice that people say about how you need to eat right and move more, yeah, that's totally right.

Try to focus on health/fitness being your priority rather than your pant size. Focus on building a healthier relationship with your food.

Good luck.

 

ETA: PS Your name is very Ana inspired and it concerns me.

Foods protein Nov 26 2012
09:44 (UTC)
12

Zombers how do you achieve 45 in one meal?! You must be eating loads of meat right?

(sad vegetarian) lol.

ETA: I usually only get about 45 as well, it's very frustrating.

Vegetarian High protein vegitarian diets? Nov 26 2012
04:04 (UTC)
13

Yes my personal favourite is lentils.
I tend to do a big batch of lentil patties and then freeze them so I can just bust them out for any meal I want instead of having to think over how I'm going to cook lentils.

It's the best one I've done so far, you just boil up some brown lentils and brown medium grain rice (probably 2 part lentil to 1 part rice i guess, I just chuck it in), then drain them and add flour slowly until it minds. The moisture left on the lentils/rice will make them sticky and you can form them into balls and roast them.
You can also obviously put spices/herbs in them.

Foods Packed Lunch Sep 26 2012
09:46 (UTC)
7

I agree with the above. Soup is really handy in that you can make a big pot and freeze it in freezable containers and then you're sorted for the next week or two! Salads are also good but require making every day the night before or the morning of the day you plan on eating it.

Recently I made sushi to take to work for lunch, that was pretty fun. It's quite quick once you have the rice. Even quicker if you can find that microwave or precooked rice.

The Lounge pros & cons of living in a particular place Jul 01 2012
03:37 (UTC)
16

There are other places you could go with the same Pro's but without the same cons.
Well, excluding the "Always dreamt of living their" pro.

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