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03-24-2016, 01:26 PM
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Posted By RENOAK

I have been thinking about putting sugars in the...

I have been thinking about putting sugars in the Alcohol slot, since that is usually zero anyway (at least, for me).
02-22-2012, 04:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,553
Posted By RENOAK

Excellent! Keep up the good work.

Excellent! Keep up the good work.
08-23-2011, 01:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,454
Posted By RENOAK

There is nothing magic about breakfast. As long...

There is nothing magic about breakfast. As long as your calories and macros are in line the rest of the day and you feel fine without breakfast, skip it.

There are also studies that this does a...
07-29-2011, 12:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,122
Posted By RENOAK

Hello and welcome! For low carb, eat...

Hello and welcome!

For low carb, eat non-starchy veggies such as green beans, cucumber, broccoli, cauliflower, bell peppers, spinach and other greens, mushrooms, pumpkin, summer squashes,...
07-10-2011, 03:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 939
Posted By RENOAK

I think weighing everyday can become an obsession...

I think weighing everyday can become an obsession and it can be misleading and frustrating because of natural fluctuations.

I would use FitDay as a way to be aware of what you are eating and only...
07-10-2011, 02:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,577
Posted By RENOAK

Yes, basically it's calories in, calories out but...

Yes, basically it's calories in, calories out but there are other factors than help speed the weight loss along. First you should get proper protein, the amount depending on if you are working out or...
07-10-2011, 02:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,943
Posted By RENOAK

You probably are ready for a full diet break,...

You probably are ready for a full diet break, which consists of 2 weeks of eating at maintenance and eating at least 100 grams of carbs a day. Dietary fat should be at about 20-25% of total calories...
Forum: Exercise
07-02-2011, 01:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,817
Posted By RENOAK

It seems to be pretty common. It happens to me...

It seems to be pretty common. It happens to me when I walk outside in the heat. I came across this when I googled it- Swollen Hands and Fat Fingers While Walking- Why Your Hands are Swollen and...
06-26-2011, 04:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,688
Posted By RENOAK

Well, first I'll address the calories burned...

Well, first I'll address the calories burned through exercise. This is often (almost always) overestimated and I personally never take it into account when figuring my calorie intake. I don't know...
Forum: Newcomers
06-22-2011, 05:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 835
Posted By RENOAK

Eating at night has always been a problem for me,...

Eating at night has always been a problem for me, too.

I try not to eat dinner too early.

I keep sugar free Jello and sugar free pudding on hand and have that with a dab of whipped topping...
Forum: Exercise
06-21-2011, 01:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 16,866
Posted By RENOAK

A large calorie deficit can work very well if...

A large calorie deficit can work very well if done properly.




I never said anything about "starvation mode" or that more cardio will trigger it.



At this point, it is the deficit that...
06-19-2011, 10:18 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 19,949
Posted By RENOAK

Right now I am not weighing myself or even...

Right now I am not weighing myself or even measuring. I use my jeans that don't-quite-fit and know I am losing because they fit better each time I try them on. I will eventually weigh myself, though....
Forum: Newcomers
06-18-2011, 08:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 937
Posted By RENOAK

It depends on your stats, how long and hard you...

It depends on your stats, how long and hard you have been dieting, how much exercise you are doing, and what you are eating. Without knowing any of that, no valid advice can be given and it would be...
Forum: Exercise
06-18-2011, 04:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 16,866
Posted By RENOAK

Garry, You need to eat more protein! ...

Garry,

You need to eat more protein!

Yes, your deficit is huge which is why I think you are already doing too much activity. Dieting is stressful to the body and so is a lot of intense activity...
Forum: Exercise
06-18-2011, 05:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 16,866
Posted By RENOAK

I hope the 35g of protein a day is a typo and you...

I hope the 35g of protein a day is a typo and you meant 135g! By my calculations, if you do cardio and weight training you should actually be eating around 168g of protein a day. Are you following a...
Forum: Exercise
06-16-2011, 05:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 16,866
Posted By RENOAK

Honestly, it is more about the diet than anything...

Honestly, it is more about the diet than anything and too much cardio can backfire.

How many calories are you eating a day? How much protein?

In theory, it seems like extra workouts would be a...
Forum: Newcomers
06-15-2011, 01:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 888
Posted By RENOAK

For me, seeing my daily calorie deficit is very...

For me, seeing my daily calorie deficit is very motivating. I agree that it can get addictive!

I also buy jeans in a smaller size and try them on occasionally, noting how they fit (or rather,...
06-12-2011, 06:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,080
Posted By RENOAK

Weigh your food! That is the only way to be sure....

Weigh your food! That is the only way to be sure. Not even measuring is always accurate. You would be surprised by what your tablespoon of something really weighs out to be. Weigh it.

Pain in the...
Forum: Newcomers
06-12-2011, 01:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,103
Posted By RENOAK

For me, weighing and logging my food definitely...

For me, weighing and logging my food definitely keeps me on track. It can be a pain sometimes but it really does work. It's amazing how the calories can add up when we're not paying attention!
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06-12-2011, 01:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,430
Posted By RENOAK

Vinomadd, If you want some informative...

Vinomadd,

If you want some informative reading on diet, training and the body, visit bodyrecomposition.com.

First and foremost is protein. If you don't get enough protein, you risk losing lean...
06-12-2011, 12:22 AM
Replies: 1,525
Views: 374,093
Posted By RENOAK

Congrats on the loss! When you say you keep...

Congrats on the loss!

When you say you keep carbs at 75%, do you mean they are 75% of your total calories? If so, that seems a bit high and can be the reason for the fluctuation. With a lot of...
06-11-2011, 11:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,899
Posted By RENOAK

:) Congratulations! A loss is a loss and...

:)

Congratulations! A loss is a loss and every little bit gets you closer to your goal.
06-10-2011, 08:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,899
Posted By RENOAK

Hi Samantha, I have a sweet tooth also and a...

Hi Samantha,

I have a sweet tooth also and a thin husband who can eat anything! Would your husband agree not to eat that stuff in front of you? I know it doesn’t seem fair but sometimes we just...
06-10-2011, 08:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 818
Posted By RENOAK

So glad you are feeling better. I did reply to...

So glad you are feeling better. I did reply to your other post and again, I think you are doing awesome.

Supportive hubbies are the best!
06-10-2011, 06:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 890
Posted By RENOAK

Those shows, although inspiring, are scary with...

Those shows, although inspiring, are scary with all the loose skin! I am surprised they even did the surgery before they were even done with their weight loss as I have heard most doctors want you to...
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