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10/6/13 1:06 P

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You need a protein drink within 30 minutes of your work out. You might need to up your calories. Eat every 2 to 3 hours.

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10/6/13 10:38 A

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these are some good ideas I will have to try because I generally feel that way too

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9/29/13 9:58 A

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Sound good to me.

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9/27/13 7:16 A

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Well no wonder you are barely eating any breakfast at all! You need to remember that once morning hits you haven't eaten for at least 8 hours. Your body is not only hungry but starving, and needs more food than a banana and a protein bar.

If your forced to eat breakfast on the go, than make breakfast the night before. I often make a couple hard boiled eggs and put them in the fridge to eat the next morning.

If your exercising 60 minutes 5 days a week, than it is okay to eat a bit more than 1550 calories a day. I know that when I exercise this much I often eat an average of about 1800 calories a day minimum (and i'm only 5ft 2'', 115 pounds)

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9/26/13 8:13 P

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Always eat a carb before exercising and protein afterwards


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9/25/13 5:40 P

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Guess I am not hungry because I drink plenty of water.

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Sometimes dehydration can cause you to feel hungry. So make sure you have adequate fluid intake...Happy exercising!! P.S. Love to play Wii Tennis, great for Cardio workout.



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9/24/13 7:33 P

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emoticon when I finish working out.

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9/23/13 9:10 P

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Thanks for the suggestion.



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@Goodkat1, you may want to start your own thread for suggestions and help. Also, you may want to make your nutrition and fitness trackers public so we can better help you. Workouts aren't necessarily fueled by what you just ate.

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@Goodkat1, you may want to start your own thread for suggestions and help.



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9/22/13 9:01 P

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Can anyone give me advice about what to eat before a workout? I go after work and often I get shaky partway through my workout, like I really need to eat something. I have lunch at 12 and I try to get a snack in in mid afternoon, but don't always manage it. Any suggestions for something that will stay with me mid afternoon and through my workout (usually do elliptical and weights, or walking). Thanks!
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9/20/13 3:00 P

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Try grabbing a fruit or a protein bar after your workout. Every body body is different. What for you might not work for me or the next person.

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9/20/13 8:53 A

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Thank you so much for all the great tips! I've switched my tracker and am upping my calories consumed. Still working to listen to my body and only eat when truly hungry (I'm a MAJOR emotional eater), but am definitely feeling better now.

I've also decided to swear off the scale for a while. I will weigh in still but only once a month. I've been getting far too caught up in those numbers and I need to make sure I'm focusing on how I feel more!



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9/20/13 2:37 A

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Drink LOTS of water. I find it occupies my hands, belly, and mind focusing on doing that. Also, at times when I found I was at a standstill with my weight loss, eating more did lead to more weight loss. Try eating at the higher end of your range and see what happens. It might be just what your body needs to start losing again. I have read it a lot, but didn't believe it until it happened to me--eating more has lead to weight loss for me multiple times, and I definitely wasn't deprived to begin with! That's why I recommend trying it.

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9/20/13 12:34 A

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are you drinking your water while you exercise you do not want to get dehydrated which maybe you mid morning low
continue to take one day at a time
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9/19/13 10:40 P

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you may need to add some protein to your after workout snack. I sometimes have a handful of nuts if I feel extra hungry after I workout.

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Everyday except Saturday and Sunday I work out. I eat two boil eggs and a slice of bagel or one morning I have tomatoes sliced instead od bread. Have a 16 oz bottle of water. Then off to my exercise. I strength for about ten minutes some days and other thirty minutes. Then I go for a walk for an hour and five or ten minutes. About noon or two I do my hip hop ab tape. Good to go. Not counting all the other in between.

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9/19/13 11:02 A

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Way to go on all that exercise, and motivating yourself to get it done so early in the morning emoticon

It does however sound like you need to eat a much bigger breakfast, I've heard the saying 'Eat like a King for breakfast, a Prince for lunch and a Pauper for dinner". I think that's about right. I tend to eat more at the beginning of the day and taper off towards the end (unless I do a really hard workout after work/before dinner). Maybe give it a go. Up your breakfast calories to around 400 and then spread out the rest over the day.

I also find that if my breakfast has lots of protein and good fats, and is low in carbs, then it lasts me for hours and hours. It's when I eat carbs at breakfast that I tend to feel peckish just a couple of hours later. But that's just my experience.



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Good information here. I recently switched to the new SP calorie tracking and I've found it to be a good reminder of what my body is actually burning, which is motivating.

A bigger breakfast is a good way to go, and it sounds like you're listening to your body.
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Add more calories to breakfast

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jenny, is there a new feature I don't know about? My range stays the same every day, if I exercise or not.
I know the MFP tracker changes with exercise (subtracts cals burned from your food to keep your net at the # you want), but SP has always been a static range, and I had to mark a calendar up with L/M/H to know how many calories to aim for...

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LOL, found it emoticon
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Thanks for making me look ^_^
It's not really calorie cycling vs directly counting your exercise, but it's nice.
Wish there *was* a way to make it full-on calorie cycling emoticon

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9/18/13 10:16 A

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Thank you! Just switched my tracker over and am now eating my yogurt guilt free! emoticon



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9/18/13 10:13 A

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Using the new tracker option IS calorie cycling. Your calorie burn is in sync with your calorie range so that on high burn days your range is higher. When you don't exercise, your range is lower. Spark will do the math for you. :)



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I find that a small post-workout snack of protein/carbs will keep me from wanting to chew my arm off later.

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one, try a bigger breakfast. My breakfast (post workout) usually clocks in around 300 calories, but I don't eat again until ~2pm. Also, I noticed that adding a half roll to my eggs in the morning makes me feel far fuller for far longer, and doesn't add *that* many calories (vs wanting to eat again at 10... before I stuck to just eating a couple eggs that clocked in under 200)... so maybe just make sure you add some carbs to the protein?

other option, since you train on certain days, maybe try calorie cycling? I think you can modify it to land your moderate/high days on M/W/F, with the weekend and T/Th for your lows. It's supposed to help get out of plateaus, too ^_^
Here's a calculator that will give you your #'s (its called zig-zag, in a dropdown below your initial #'s), as well as some info further down if you want to look into it. www.freedieting.com/tools/calorie_calculat
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According to your tracker you are burning 1000 cals a day with your trainer. Do you have your weekly calorie burn entered into your fitness setup?? 1200-1550 cals with that heavy of a workout and taking into consideration your weight, is way too low. You could switch to the new tracker where your daily calorie burned is in sync with your calorie range. Personally, I'd be aiming for a minimum average 1500 cals a day, possibly more on those heavy burn days.



Edited by: JENNILACEY at: 9/18/2013 (10:07)

Take your focus off the Marshmallow.

www.leangains.com/2010/01/marshmallo
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"Toning" is marketing muscles to women who are afraid if they pick up a barbell, they'll leave the gym looking like She-Hulk. It doesn't happen, what does happen is you get results. Lifting Barbie weights does nothing but waste time.


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Here's my routine on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Awake at 4:50am (go to bed at 9:30 the night before) eat a banana on my way to the gym. 5:30am workout for an hour with my wonderful trainer on some crazy circuits! 6:30 head home and eat a protein bar on the way.

By the time it hits about 8:30am and I'm at work I'm dragging and HUNGRY! I'll have a piece of fruit, but it's just not enough! I'm eating between 1200-1550 calories a day. Should I up it on days that I workout? My weight loss seems to have stalled the past week and a half too. Any advice for me?



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