Fitness Minutes: (6,675)
288 1/2/12 2:18 A
Some things I noticed by looking at just one of your food journal days:
You're using a lot of listings that have zero calories. This is leading to a wildly inaccurate calorie count for that day. For example you have listed that you had a bacon and egg sandwich, and a serve of chicken thai satay. The total for that meal comes to under 100 calories, but even at a rough stab I can tell you right now that it would have been somewhere around 500-900 calories depending on the serving sizes and any extras added! That's one meal out of your day that would blow you out if you're on a 1200-1400 diet.
Another thing I noticed is that you have several half hour blocks of exercise listed for each day. I'm going to guess that you're in relatively good shape given the exercises you've listed, so why not go for one half hour run and burn the same amount of calories instead of doing around 3 hours of lighter stuff? Save yourself a lot of time!
Obviously the best move is to start checking everything you list to make sure that it actually has the calorie content, because you can make a difference in just one week if you're actually calculating it correctly :) There's a few different 'how to' sections on spark that should give you a pretty good run down of how to edit your own food lists so that they're correct.
12/31/11 8:38 A
Cut out fast & restaurant foods, eat more fruits & veggies, no fried foods, and get up and moving!
Fitness Minutes: (279,178)
12/30/11 1:14 P
Hello, Pepi !
Well, the first thing I would ask you is whether or not you're logging all your food. I hope you don't mind, but I took a sneak peak at your food diary. Some days, you barely have any food logged i.e. less than 1,000 calories. I hope you're eating more than that.
Eating too little can actually hinder a person's weight loss, not help it. I know this is going to sound strange, but a person has to eat in order to lose. So, do make sure you're logging all the food you eat to the best of your ability. If you're not eating enough, then you need to eat more.
However, if you haven't been faithfully logging your food, then you might be eating more than you think. In which case, that would be one reason the weight you want to lose isn't coming off.
Also, what is your current weight ? If you're down to the last 5-10 pounds, that's going to take a while to lose. the closer a person is to a healthy weight for their height, the harder it is to lose any excess.
There really are no fast ways to lose weight. Yes, there are lots of unhealthy ways to lose the weight. You know what happens if you do that ? You'll look sickly. Now, if the wedding is several weeks away, you could lose some weight by that time.
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