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1/25/12 6:43 A

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Your strategy: Well, this is the best you can do! Especially tracking the nutrients and to see if you get enough of the important micro-nutrients. If you get enough of the important vitamins and minerals, you feel satiated when you are. And then most people who want to lose weight restrict themselves too much on fat. Though to have a certain amount of fat in your nutrition is essential to lose weight. I am a faw food eater and have to add fat, which I do with avocadoes, nuts, olives and eggs.
For me it is not losing weight, but building up lost muscle mass. I have been so busy since Christmas that I worked out way too little and I can feel it.

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1/24/12 8:00 P

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Basically what I do is just track all of my nutrients every day on the nutrition tracker and I mean everything. Well about the only thing I don't track is the sweet n low and maybe the little bit of creamer I use in my coffee, but I usually don't get the whole cup of coffee drank in the mornings so I don't figure that is hurting me. Other then that, I track sodium, calories, carbohydrates, proteins, cholesterol and fat. I think it's important to track sodium too because too much sodium is so bad for you and it can lead to major water weight gain! The second thing I always do is workout every day! I work out no matter what unless I am just taking a couple days off which they recommend you do from time to time because your body needs a break and then when you start back up again, you actually kick your metabolism back into gear! I work out 7 days a week for at least 45 minutes a session. I alternate between cardiovasulor and weight training. They say you should use weights that are heavy enough that your muscles feel fatigued and that your cardiovascular should always get your heart rate up to at least 85% of what your heart rate goal should be. I think that kickboxing has always been my most favorite cardiovascular exercise! I make sure and do different workouts each day so I am working many different body parts! Also, I don't restrict myself from indulgence once in a while. If you do, then you will just end up binging anyway. So every now and then it's ok to have that something you shouldn't have! For me in the Summer it's a medium blizzard, but in the Winter, I would have to say it's pizza or some other food I don't normally eat on a daily basis. I also try and have a bottle of water with me when I exercise as well as when I eat breakfast, lunch and dinner. These are some of my strategies! They work for me! emoticon emoticon emoticon

"When you get to a plateau, think of it as a landing on the stairway to your goal. And maintenance is a lifelong plateau, so a bit of "rehearsal" for maintenance isn't the worst thing in the world.

"Your past does not equal, nor does it dictate, your future.


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CHRISTA-MARIA's Photo CHRISTA-MARIA Posts: 141
1/24/12 12:50 P

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Did you write about your system? Or could you explein it?

To lose weight I have made the mistake as most did, that I ate less on an every day basis. Like this the body and the metabolism gets used to less.
Today - even though too late for me, I know better. The way to lose weight is eating less, but with calorie variations. You eat different portions each day, one day a lot more, the next a little less and then a lot less -and at the end of the week you should have consumed less as your body needs. With this way you lose weight, but your body does not get used to getting less.



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1/23/12 7:56 P

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I have never fasted from food before. I have a system I have used for a little over two years and it seems to be working for me. However, I do know people that are very religious do fast and there is nothing wrong with that. I have fasted from other things.

"When you get to a plateau, think of it as a landing on the stairway to your goal. And maintenance is a lifelong plateau, so a bit of "rehearsal" for maintenance isn't the worst thing in the world.

"Your past does not equal, nor does it dictate, your future.


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CHRISTA-MARIA's Photo CHRISTA-MARIA Posts: 141
1/23/12 2:53 P

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Right, fasting is absolutely not for weight loss. It stands for a new beginning. That is why it is done in Spring, when the nature wakes up anew. I haven't done it for many years. But it is done from many people every year.
The digestion system gets a "vacation". During these days one should go for walks each day, meditate and relax. What happens is that there is more energy, which you feel. To digest takes a lot of energy and when you are fasting, you have all that energy for other activities. Your body and sole regenerates. It feels good. You are more energetic and your thinking is more active.
Fasting is done once a year and part of all relegions around the world, because of good reasons.
If you haven't done it before, you should try it!


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1/22/12 6:23 P

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emoticon Christa! Everyone has their own way of doing this journey, but I personally would never advise fasting to loose weight. I think a person should always eat three healthy meals a day and stay within their calorie intake each day. Now I realize that for religious reasons, people do fast from time to time, but other then that, I would never recommend doing that. It's your personal choice, I am just saying I would not suggest it. Have a great day! emoticon

"When you get to a plateau, think of it as a landing on the stairway to your goal. And maintenance is a lifelong plateau, so a bit of "rehearsal" for maintenance isn't the worst thing in the world.

"Your past does not equal, nor does it dictate, your future.


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CHRISTA-MARIA's Photo CHRISTA-MARIA Posts: 141
1/22/12 5:07 P

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I thought of that too, but hoped you or anyone would come up with something.
I have done a 2 1/2 day fast - For 2 days I drank only water, no food. The third day I had for lunch and for dinner a piece of dried white bread. The third day I ate normal, though with tiny portions.
It felt good. Maybe I will do that again.

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1/22/12 2:24 P

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emoticon team! I thought it was time for a new topic! I want to hear from our team about your suggestions for a healthy lifestyle! So let's hear it! Here is your chance to let your voice be heard! emoticon emoticon emoticon

"When you get to a plateau, think of it as a landing on the stairway to your goal. And maintenance is a lifelong plateau, so a bit of "rehearsal" for maintenance isn't the worst thing in the world.

"Your past does not equal, nor does it dictate, your future.


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