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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Trainer man increased my carbs ( aim for 140 ) and my protein ( aim for 120 ). I'm having a rough time getting enough protein each day! Just five more weeks till our final weigh in.
I'm going to try and push under 200, but I'd love to get to 185 before May!
Feeling a little obsessed. Between weight loss, wedding, and thinking about trying for a baby. My mother told me that I should wait till I'm 140 before we try, but that seems so arbitrary?
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  • MINNESOTAMAG
    Hello,

    The ranges you posted in your blog (assuming they are in grams?) are actually right within Spark's recommended areas for weight loss.

    I am NO expert. No joke there. I will not attempt to tell you what is right or wrong or negate posts others have made. What I can tell you is that eating very similarly to what Spark has told me, I lost 45 pounds.

    I can also tell you that when I exercise a lot (which it sounds like you are) I have to be careful to eat enough to support my exercise or I don't feel well at some point during the day. Often, I need to eat nuts like almonds or walnuts to supplement my day's eating if I am eating foods high in veggies/fruits and low in fats.

    Listen to your body, and stay positive!

    You can do it!
    1950 days ago
  • EXOTEC
    As soon as my carbs creep up into the 100-anythings, I stall or start to regain. I have to try to stay in what they call "the sweet spot" of 50-75g or I'm shot. I've been struggling with that lately, with the expected result that I'm stuck. Gotta address that one.

    Apply some educated interpretation to your trainer's recommendation. Lots of them still subscribe to the (failed and disproven) theory that your body HAS to have carbs. We get as much/more than we need from good veggies. And we all trend off with a few that aren't veggie-based. Don't forget that your body mostly doesn't know one sugar from another; carbs are carbs, and carbs are just complex sugars (like super-high sugar bananas!). Just be careful. Carbs are the only macronutrients which have no "essentials" (as is the case for fats and proteins). We don't have to eat ANY carbs.

    I have a hard time with protein, too. I feel pretty good about myself if I can get 80-100g. More than that and I feel overloaded and on the verge of sick. bleah. No thanks.

    So far as waiting to conceive...the best thing you can do for your baby is to be in the best health you can achieve. Arbitrary...maybe. But there is good foundation for it, too. I'm happy you're able to see that future soon! Best of luck.
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    1950 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/20/2013 2:34:33 PM
  • ZEALIA
    Trainer guy told me that I was stalling out because I wasn't eating enough.
    I do a hour of cardio a day, three hours with him each week and a half hour or so of weights on my own every other day. I was getting around 100 to 120 grams of carbs a day... So he told me to add another banana to my morning post workout shake and an apple after my evening workout.
    None of the carbs are coming from breads or rice. They are coming from fruit, occasional oatmeal or beans, and veggies.
    In the next week I hope to add gym classes like spinning and group fitness so I get be the most wedding dress ready possible!
    After May I'll take it down a notch to push for being at a good weight to try and become a mom.
    1951 days ago
  • ADZY86
    Did he give you a reason for why your carbs have to be as high as 140? I know everyone's body works and reacts differently to carbs, so I'm totally not knocking it. Just wanted to know if he gave you a good reason for it.
    I know you'll get to your goal. Keep plugging away.
    1951 days ago
  • WOUBBIE
    A word of caution, though - much more than 100g and you will very likely stall, unless you're working out like you're on the Biggest Loser. Some people are carb sensitive and some are not. Even the protein seems a little high - 480 calories of protein seems kind of a lot.
    1951 days ago
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