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QUEENSIEB SparkPoints: (303)
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5/22/13 11:39 P

Hi all!

First post on here! I too have got a hip issue. PT has told me to do about 3 very gentle sit-ups a day and another exercise. I'm very frustrated as I used to exercise a lot.
Oh well! I've decided I'm going to work out my arms for the next couple of weeks instead of doing nothing. And I'm back to the diet to lose weight hoping it will be better for my joints.

SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 56,636
3/6/13 2:08 P

Alice,

I agree with the previous poster. If they PT says not to exercise, I wouldn't do it.

As far as weight loss goes, the good thing is that the majority of your progress comes from diet, not exercise. So you can still lose weight consistently as long as you're careful about what you're eating.

Make sure you're getting some protein and/or healthy fat with every meal and getting enough fiber b/c all of those things help with feeling full.

Coach Jen

KRISTEN_SAYS SparkPoints: (73,428)
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3/6/13 1:35 P

If you've been advised by your PT to stop exercising, listen to your PT. You don't want to make matters worse! If you find you're still hungry, make sure you're including enough healthy fats in your diet, which is key for keeping me satisfied for much longer. I'll include ground flax, avocado, nuts, nut butters, etc. in my meals, along with a protein source, and I'm good for hours. I made pancakes for breakfast at 9:30 using egg whites, oats, a banana and ground flax, and I'm still not hungry for lunch!

ALICEBEADS Posts: 1
3/6/13 1:14 P

Hello all, I have always been an avid walker. I have deveoped a series of hip injuries/problems and have been advised by my PT to stop all activity until I see my surgeon--in three weeks! Any ideas for mefor movement? I am finding it increasingly difficult to keep from gaining weight even though I am trying to be super careful with the food. I am eating tons of veggies, but am still hungry on my 1200-1500 cal. goal intake. Any good advice?

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