That "don't eat past 8:00" has been shown to be inaccurate weight loss advice. Total calorie intake is the key. So you workout late...you should plan a evening mini-meal or snack. It should not be a protein shake--for this is only providing protien. If you want a drink, then select a meal replacement shake such as slimfast shake, Ensure, Boost, etc. This will have the right blend of protein, carbs, and fat. Or you can make a yogurt fruit smoothie. Becky
I eat whenever I"m hungry, frequently after 8pm and I'm still losing weight. And I'm not even that strict with my diet. If I worked out as much as you do I'd be done losing weight already. It's okay to eat no matter what time the clock says. Those who avoid eating late do so because they have problems with indigestion if eating too close to bed time.
Don't worry about what Oprah says; she really doesn't know that much about weight control only about how to yo yo.
Because in countless magazines, or shows from Oprah and so on they say not to eat after 8pm or you'll gain more weight. Right now I'm retaining water so I've naturally gained a pound or two. But I've been trying to resist eating when I get home from a class (usually at 8pm). Perhaps I need a protein shake or something with protein to eat when I get home.
I can't tell if I eat enough throughout the day. It varies. I try to follow the plan on sparkpeople but sometimes scheduling is difficult. I don't always have time to prepare a meal beforehand and I'm terrible at counting calories. Getting enough protein has always been a problem because I'm not fond of eating meat and I get bored of supplements. I take an intense martial art class four days a week that always includes push ups, sit ups, some form of cardio and then sparring activity and at least two of the days a yoga class is included. By the weekend I'm exhausted and need two days to recuperate. Also, I will admit that I get lost with so much information on sparkpeople, keeping up with workout schedules, meal plans, water intake, burning calories, replacing calories, or maybe I'm confusing with information I rsearched from weight watchers.
You are reporting hunger and a shaky feeling after your workouts---sounds like you are not eating enough food. Do you have your current workout entered in your SP plan--including the two a days? Is your program set for weight maintenance? What is your SP calorie range? How many calories are you consuming daily? Are you budgeting your calories to include a mini-meal or snack in the evening after your workout?
They're charging $60 for a tablespoon or two of water with a few drops of alcohol! That's really unbelievable.
Here's an explanation of what the numbers 3X, 6X, 100X, etc mean. Basically, if you believe that the "spirit" of an ingredient can cure the "spirit" of a disease, you can believe that this product will do something. If you believe that an ingredient has to actually be present to do anything, this product is like spraying eyeglass cleaner in your mouth.
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10/7/11 5:40 P
I knew it!!!!!
"Do I need to do anything before doing ThinSpray™?
We find that doing a whole body cleanse kit really helps the body prepare the liver to better support fat metabolism and improve overall digestion."
(over the counter cleanses= laxatives= temporary weight loss)
Another reason you friend might have lost the weight:
"ThinSpray™ supports the body’s stress response during a very low calorie diet."
Do you know how they make homeopathic 'medicines'? They take something and dilute it over and over and over and over again then claim that actually makes it stronger. In other words it is water. I could take homeopathic hemlock and live a long life.
What you need to to is learn how to manage your stress better. And if you are working out a lot it may be that you really are hungry at night and should eat something; make sure your calorie deficit isn't too big.
Try keeping your carb intake down to just the good kind (veggies, bean, whole grains) and make sure you are on the upper end of your protein range. Proteins help you feel full and so do the good carbs (because of fiber).
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10/7/11 5:22 P
A friend of mine who takes my kick box class says she lost extra pounds using this product. http://sunflowershoppe.com/products/2278 8-thin-spray.aspx
I know it sounds like HCG but I'm not looking to lose a pound a day. I'm actually looking for something to help curb my appetite. I've been eating too much, especially at night. I work out intensely up to four days a week with either kick box, krav maga, and yoga, sometimes two classes in one day. Every part of my body is toning except for my stomach and I know its due to stress. When I come home from a workout I'm ravenous and can't go to sleep shaking because I'm hungry. So I'm looking for something that might help with my appetite problems. Thoughts??