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2/7/12 4:04 P

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I do fruit and dip it in a mixture of 1T almond butter, 1T honey and 1 Teaspoon of cinnamon. this gets you the protein without eating eggs. If you prep the dip the night before you just have to cut up your fruit and you are ready to go.
Exercise: I would count it towards your total steps for the day
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2/4/12 4:11 P

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I would say you are getting exercise going up and down those 3 flights of stairs. Wheter you gets pts you are getting the exercise. Plus, if you eat onyour way to school sometimes. Do you liike peanut butter? Perhaps you could fix yourself a peanutter butter sandwich or a cheese or meat sandwich to eat on the way. Plus have a bannan, or peel an orange and eat the slices. You could also get a container of skim mile to drink with your sandwich. Good luck.

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1/31/12 11:23 A

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great! I like breakfast, usually have a smoothie!

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1/30/12 11:17 P

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When I taught, I wasn't much of a breakfast eater either. Usually a piece of fruit in the car on the way.Did not like yogurt (now I have had Greek yogurt and I like that), Once in a while a pb and banana on a slice of bread.

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1/30/12 1:14 P

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Step climbing would be aerobic activity and you really should do it for a minimum of 10 minutes to get your heart rate up and boost your metabolism. It's certainly better than taking an elevator, but if your not getting your heart rate up for at least 10 minutes walking up & down them than it's not going to have a significant benefit for burning calories.

Personally I wouldn't count it since it's a part of your daily life. I also don't count grocery shopping or house cleaning or anything I do on a regular basis that isn't specifically meant to be exercise, but I know that a lot of people do and if it works for them, great. It does not burn enough calories or give me any cardio benefits though.

I suppose if you are losing weight than it's working. If not and that's the only exercise you are getting, well than you'll know it's not enough and not counting.

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1/30/12 1:01 P

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some other good on the go breakfast ideas can be a protein shake and a piece of fruit, or sometimes i'll make a sandwuch of toast (i usually eat ezekial bread) almond butter and either banana or apple...tastes good and fills you up

as for the stairs you can definitely count them as exercise but once they become part of your regular routine you'll have to step it up a little bit (no pun intended) in order to count it...exercise should be calories you are expending outside of your normal daily routine...so if you've been climbing 12 flights of stairs every day for a long time...climb faster or take 2 at a time or something to increase how hard you are working.

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1/30/12 12:57 P

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I wish I could have a midmorning snack. In my district, we aren't allowed.

Climbing those steps several times a day builds up an appetite!

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1/30/12 12:56 P

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yes, I'm usually a banana or citrus fruit and
if we have whole wheat bread/high fiber I may add slice of toast

I'd like to say I have a yogurt but I don't :(

Midmorning snack or pick-me-up - a few almonds - I'm really appreciating them.

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1/30/12 12:56 P

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Great idea! I like both of those and can eat them while driving to work. If I cut the apple up ahead of time, I might even make it to school without getting apple juice all over myself!

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1/30/12 12:48 P

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my weekday breakfast is a large apple and a low fat low moisture mozzarella cheese stick, no prep work involved!

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1/30/12 12:42 P

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Hi everyone. I'm having a little trouble and am hoping someone out there (or someones!) can help. I teach on the third floor of my building. Does it count when I'm walking up and down the steps several times a day? Am I able to count that towards my daily workouts? Or, because I'm not sweating, does it not count?

I'm also having trouble with breakfast. I'm not much of a breakfast eater. I don't like eggs at all, which knocks out most of the breakfast foods. I also don't like cereal very much. Any other suggestions? It has to be fast. I often eat on my way to school.

:) Thanks!

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