|Weight Loss||blackouts||Mar 22 2007
Since your doctor confirmed that you are dehydrated and that is the probable culprit, I will share my brother-in-law's most recent discovery. He has always had horrific leg cramps after he rides his bike, jogs, or motorcycles. He's a maniac jock so even though it KILLS him latter, he still does it. He drinks water by the GALLON full and sweats darned near as much. Then someone on one of the trails told him to try salt tablets. You cannot buy them in stores anymore but you can find them on line. He takes those because all his water drinking and sweating and excersixing flushes his electrolites and his salt included. Even though most people should limit their salt intake, some people need more than they are getting.
OR, check what your drinking. Some people drink soda all day and think they're getting adequate fluids. Water is not soda, soda dehydrates.
Okay, that's my 2 cents!
|Weight Loss||Need your opinion please....||Mar 22 2007
Ramona darling, I say this with so much love you cannot believe it, but please, please, please, reconsider your schedule! 3 hours of sleep per night is NOT enough for anyone to survive on a regular basis. I'm in my 50's, have lived a long time, raised 4 kids on my own, and I've worked some long hours just to make sure that we could have a roof over our head.... Somebody, somewhere must be able to help you with your children or expenses or something. A few months ago one of the sweetest kids in our neighborhood fell asleep on his way home from his second job. He fell asleep at the wheel of his car less than a few miles away from home, he was killed instantly, He leaves behind his two year old daughter who will never know him. He insisted on working those 2 jobs because he was determind to provide a good life and home for her. Now, sadly he can do neither.
I understand that you posted about your calorie intake, but to me, the situation of your few hours of sleep per day with three small children depending upon you is a far more important concern.
Please do not take offense, but do take care! God Bless!
|Weight Loss||Loosing weight in chest area||Mar 22 2007
I'm not that big, from a B to C with all my excess weight gain, but, I did see an episode of "What NOT to WEAR".
The subject person was a really cute lady with DDD or FF, I don't know, but they sent her to a large size bra specialist.... .she got a bra that actually fit her and supported her, I was amazed at how slender it made her appear. She looked as though she lost about 20 pounds!!!
I went right out and bought all new bras!
|Weight Loss||Loose Skin...||Mar 21 2007
I have managed to let myself become VERY overweight. I am at least 100 lbs overwieght right now and lost last year 20 pounds. I kept that off and have begun working on it again. One thing that has worried me is what you're going through. I'll tell you what I think.
1) I think you're being way to hard on yourself.
2) You took those pic's too close up. (Even models look flawed at that angel)
3) Some people are just not that lucky and have skin that is quite fragile and fair which may show more strech marks.
4) You can improve your situation in some ways.
a) Excersice and toning may help.
b) Specialty creams and vitamins may help.
c) Dress to impress. Find ways to lesson the affect through clothing choices.
d) Some people consider some help from doctors, including plastic surgery which does not have to be crazy. It too can be done in moderation or in areas that are your trouble spots if you just cannot live with the way things turned out.
Concentrate on your overall improvements, you showed courage through your weight loss, which benefits you in far more ways than a few extra wrinkes or strechies.
|Weight Loss||Another BM questionâ?¦||Mar 21 2007
|See the post on Fiber for more helpfull ideas.|
|Weight Loss||Fiber||Mar 21 2007
One more thing....
There are 2 kinds of FIBER, soluble, and insoluble. Insoluble fiber is the stuff that we cannot digest, it creates bulk and brushes through the intestines and colon. My guess is that 75 grams of fiber of this type would cause a big GI problem. I know it would for me. The insouble fiber bonds to bile, absorbes water, and moves cholestoral and other such out of the body.
Both types are important for good digestion and health. But as some one said above, too much of anything is not good.
Acording to the Fiber35 nutritionist, both types fiber is great for weight loss because it also causes a release of a chemical hormone that tells the brain that there is plenty of food and that we are full. This gives us the opportunity to reduce calories without slowing the metabolism or getting really hungry.
|Weight Loss||stuck at 130||Mar 19 2007
I'm back on the site again last 3 days from a long, long absence. I had started counting calories and lost about 29 lbs. Then I got stuck. I was not motivated to eat the way I had been and in the past say, 9 months, I started to move up on the scale again. I gained back about 8 pounds. So I found my motivation again, but this time, I heard about Fiber35.
Fiber35 is a book where the writer talks about many things, but mainly, all things in moderation, reduce your calorie intake to loose excess fat or keep it off, and intake through food or supplements a minimum of 35 grams of fiber per day. Her book confirms that if you reduce your calories significantly to loose weight, your body actually works against you turning down your matablism. This is why you will get the advise on this site to increase your calorie intake. You need to signal your brain that there is plenty of food in your future and that it's okay to burn more calories now and rev up your matabllism.
Her theory indicates that adding at least 35 grams of fiber into your daily diet creats a negative calorie balance. That you can consume 1800 or 2400 or even 3000 calories per day and that by eating a minimum of 35 grams of fiber your body will need to burn more to digest the fiber. That 35 grams of fiber off sets our calorie intake by 245 calories per day.
She does not recommend that people eat more calories then they need, but that if the fiber content is high, your brain will not drive up your hunger or slow down your matabloism.
In the past 3 days I've switched my focus to getting the 35 grams of fiber from dietary choices and my insulin levels are really good, I feel good, and I am not that hungry, but I'm eating a ton of food, or so it seems. Yet when I add it all up, I've reduced my calorie intake to an average of 1900 calories per day. This is much less than I have been eating on a regular basis, by about 30%.
You could switch your regular oatmeal for steal cut oatmeal with is about 8 grams of fiber per serving as opposed to 4 grams in the regular. And you could add a non-taste fiber suppliment to your smoothie, 6 or 7 grams. You can even shake it on your stir fry chicken lunch to increase the fiber content.
Anyway, that's what I'm doing. You might try it for a week.
OR, maybe 130 is a good weight for you even at 5'1". If you have great muscel it weighs more than fat does.
|Weight Loss||Ice Cream Alternative||Jul 03 2006
The Yoguart shop in our area, can't remember the name, but they have a
penguin for a logo... the name delight is in it... I think... anyhow,
they're right next door to Subway where I eat lunch a couple times a
Summer, you're right brings it out of me and a few weeks ago I went in. They carry a sugar free-fat free version that is 10 calories per ounce the medium is 8 oz and plenty of it, so therefore it's only 80 calories... yummy. I find it hard to believe that you're version is correct at 32 calories, are you certain that's not per ounce or something? 'Cuz 32 for 1/2 cup sounds kinda low...
I've been extreemly conscious of the trickery that labelers use. For instance, a pot pie is about 425 calories per serving... however if you look closely, you will discover that the little darling is considered 2.5 servings for an individule pot pie! TIIC just want you to eat the thing they don't always care if they mislead you.
|Weight Loss||Oops! I think I needed a bigger breakfast!||Jun 10 2006
I'm not diabetic, I have the metabolic syndrom, (the bad phase before
Type 2 Diabetes) I am very sensative to too much sugar, or carbs, so,
when I have oatmeal, which I love, especially for breakfast I always
have to add some protien to it. IF I don't, in less than an hour
I am ravonous!
So, I usually throw in a handful of nuts, walnuts or pecans. Pecans are better calorie wise, walnuts are very high in calories, but I don't care, the bowl of oatmeal, skim milk and nuts is about 450 calories, and once I add the protien, it keeps me for hours.
Or, you could eat a hard boiled egg, or some cheese??
Hope that helps you figure out your thing.
|Weight Loss||protein ?||Jun 10 2006
The author of the South Beach Diet says that the best balance is
30% Complex Carbs
30% GoodFats Omega 3, Olive Oil
40% Protien, Lean meats, Grains Sources, Low Fat Dairy
In Every meal or snack. Don't know for sure if it's the best, but it's what I try for.
PS, I never make it, I'm always 40% Carbs (and not always complex) tee hee!
|Weight Loss||Have you ever...? Advice Please!||Jun 10 2006
moonlit, you've got a lot of good advise coming your way, and I feel
the pain from the insults that hit you and certainly can sympathise,
BUT, as some poster's have also said, it's not always about you.
Sometimes the snarky, mean or ill concieved comments are about the commenter. For whatever reason!
And I've had my fair share of dealings with twit-like little sisters. My guess is that she was frustrated and you were an easy target. If you didn't have a weight problem, she would have gone after your complextion or someother part of your body! Some people no matter how young just have a knack for zeroing in on the things that make us feel sensitive!
Maybe it will help if you realize that instead of discussing it with your best friend, the next time you have a chance, bring it up to the little sis, and just tell her that it hurt your feelings when she said that to you. You can also tell her that she means a lot to you and you've always considered her like your own little sister. It seems to me that if you didn't care about her, you wouldn't care so much what she said. Anyway, you're the older one and you shouldn't dwell on it, or let her get away with it. If she doesn't treat you better in the future, maybe you should avoid being around her.
|Weight Loss||Insulin Level||Jun 09 2006
Oatmeal, unlike other cereals has a relavent amount of protein in it.
So, it's more than just a complex carbohydrate. However, I still
have to add protien to my meal when I eat Oatmeal. I generally
add walnuts or pecans because I like them. I am not a diabetic,
but I have metobolic syndrom, which is the phase right before you stop
producing insulin. (Type 2 Diabetes)
I have been working on my nutriton in order to reverse the syndrom, but so far, I'm barley holding my own.
To answere your other question, use the 'tools' on this site, they are at the top bar where you clicked to get here, to 'community'. The tools will allow you to enter your height, current weight, and other vital body information. You can calculate two versions, the one that tells you what your calorie intake is to be at your current level. That is the calories you burn daily, just being you! Then you can calculate a weight loss requirement. It is set by the site to give you the weight loss at a rate of not more than 2 pounds per week. This daily calorie intake is well above the starvation mode.
Some dieters say that if you occassionaly add extra calories to your weight loss amount, that it keeps your body quessing and you burn more calories. I think this works for both the body and gives you a chance to splurge once in a while.
How do you split that up? A nutritionist that I say insists that having the most of your calories before your last meal. That the morning meal is the most calorie laden, then snacks under 100, the small meals not to exceed 500 and then the last meal, 400 or less. The premis of "when" to eat has to do with the way we use the energy. IF you eat and then are active, your body doesn't WANT to store the food as fat. It's most efficent option is to USE your calories. BUT, if you eat and then sleep, your body metabolism slows way, way down and so it's stuck storing the calories as fat for future use. This makes sence to me.
Then, you asked about cravings. And mentioned you like the sweet flavor. I have a big sweet tooth and I've found more satisfaction in mixing a meal with a sweet and savory flavor. When I do that, I don't have as much trouble staying off the cookies. But for me it's still hard. So I'm curious to find out how the others answer you on this one, perhaps I'll learn something.
|Weight Loss||Scared of calories||May 23 2006
I agree with all the posts but would like to add. EDUCATION about nutrition is the most important way to decide what food choices to make, the calorie number attached to foods is best used when you are weighing choices.
A medium orange is 77 calories with fiber and complex carbohydrates and no fat; where a chocolate chip cookie is about 140 calories with little fiber and simple carbohydrates with about 80% fat.
That doesn't mean you should never eat a cookie, or that you should just eat cookies as long as you don't exceed your calorie intake for the day.
It means that if you are working to keep a healthy weight and building a strong body, you will want to choose foods that keep you fit and promote your long term goals more often than less healthy choices.
And, YOU ARE NOT DUMB! You are smart enough to ask for help. Don't limit it to this board. Do you have a doctor that you can talk with? Or a close friend. Or make an appointment with a phycologist or nutritionist if you are an adult, if you are youngster, talk with a trusted adult, teacher, councelor at school or church. Prove it to yourself that you are SMART and don't stop looking for good answers from qualified people until you are sure that your concerns are being listened to and you have a good plan that will support your health and safety!
|Weight Loss||Stomach fat!!||May 23 2006
...............................I can tell you this, SWIMMING!
When I was in 7th grade, my body started to change and I did get a little chuncky, but it also happened to be that we were members of a local cabana club. My folks dropped us off there every darn morning and left us for hours. For some reason, that year, none of my friends joined and I was a 13 year old amoung a whole bunch of youngins. I passed the time swiming laps. Although the pool was not Olympic, I typically swam about 70 laps a day... 2 hrs. overall.
I had the BEST stomach ANYBODY .... EVER had!!! And this type of movement increases the lift and shape of the backside and tones the bageesis out of your legs!
|Weight Loss||question about sugar||May 21 2006
What United said.... plus, the affect of sugar on the insulin that your
body produces it causes the up and down mood swings that people often
talk about and also, which actually stimulates your appetite comeling
your brain to demand that you eat more food!
By removing most sugar, certainly all refined sugar from my daily diet, had made me feel just great. No ups and downs, no driving hunger, I'm satisfied longer and don't even think about food, and the cravings went away really fast! I was shocked at how fast!~
|Weight Loss||Success Stories||May 21 2006
I've been overweight for YEARS! And worse than that was the
feeling that there was no chance in h3!! that I would EVER figure
out how to successfully diet and loose weight for GOOD.
I've been on CC for 6 weeks. I've lost about 12-13 pounds. I've GAINED control over this awkward, uncerain, unknowing feeling of something happening to me! I now understand and can SEE instantly, what I'm doing that affects my weight. The calorie and nutrition feedback when I log in my choices is more empowering and rewarding than the day to day scale. Even when it doesn't move downward for a week at a time, I KNOW that I'm doing the correct things to cause my postive eventual outcome.
I choose the best nutrition I can. I balance protein and healthy carbs with good fats.... I feel terrific! I have been able to reduce some of my bloodpressure medication, AND have been able to excercise a little. The entire experience has been FANTASTIC. I can see this as an easy almost effortless change! I hope you find the same.... Good luck.., Sincerely.
|Weight Loss||strange smell of sweat during exercise||May 15 2006
Here, here, meljo!
It's a life-style.... GIVE UP lack of controll, feeling's of depression about the food you can't have, or the food you shouldn't have had... the lack of understanding about how our bodies just keep getting bigger.....
GAIN pertenent knowledge and feedback about proper choises and healthy alternatives which in turn change the negative health issues such as overweight, heart risks, high blood pressure, type 2 diabeters, discomfort and obesety!!!
Easy as pie, without the guilt!
|Weight Loss||strange smell of sweat during exercise||May 14 2006
wow! I didn't know any of this! Then it stands to reason
that lotor is defeating his purpose if it's weight loss and muscel
I know that too much protien, as in the atkins diet, is only good for about one week to maybe jump start a weight loss program, but that lots of vegatable carbs and fiber and lean meats instead of bacon and ham and also butter and cream should be limited significantly..
I'm finding after all the dumb diets I've been on all my life that counting calories (watching portions) and choosing a wide variety of fruits, vegatables, lean meats and whole grains, using dairy in moderation and restricting sugar makes me feel better and I can do it much longer. I've been dieting this time for 30 days, so far I've lost 11 pounds and for the first time in my life I feel that I GET it! No fad, or strange foods that I hate, like grapefruit at every meal... just sensable eating and more movement on a daily basis than I'd been getting in years.
|Foods||peanut butter?????????||May 13 2006
You need to use Natural Peanut butter if you want to make it a healthy
choice. The thing with processed peanut butter, including reduced
fat peanut butter is that it is made creamier and smoother by adding
hydroginated oils... that's comparible to lard, except it is chemically
made and usually from a non animal fat oil, such as vegatable
oil. The hydroginated part is VERY destructive to arteries and
encourages BAD cholesteral to stay in our blood longer. Also,
most processed peanut butters have a LOT of added sugar to
recreate the peanut taste that has been diluted by bland flavorless
GREASE (hydroginated oil) used to make it creamier. So, if you
want to eat peanut butter in small amounts, be aware of the pluses and
Natural peanut butter also has a lot of fat from oils, but this is a fat that is produced by the peanut itself and many people who use this type of peanut butter refridgerate it to make it a thicker consistency.... the taste is usually very peanuty, but it has a course texture that may take some getting used to.
|Foods||another quiche post||May 12 2006
I know you said you only wanted the real deal, and I am a quich lover,
but I actually switched to a Low-Fat Bisquick version years ago, you
can find it or some variation of it on the box or on line. It is
healthy and very good and you may prefer it!