Hi Nemmerz! Keep up the good work! My suggestion from reading this is CUT OUT the cereal! I know this is hard for people to get used to (I used to think it was impossible because I ate cereal everyday...often for a snack) but cereal is basically sugar...even Multigrain Cheerios, even non-frosted cereals...if it's a processed grain, the body interprets it as sugar. If you can't live without it, keep it to breakfast only and make it oatmeal (which you already eat so good job!) or All Bran...that's it! For a snack, it's really not a great choice as your body just stores it as fat.
In terms of "fat burning foods", think protein - and not dairy, but REAL protein like meat or eggs or meat alternatives. The more protein, the more muscles your develop (and even on women this is necessary to some degree...think toned, not bodybuilding), which are what burns fat.
Also, in terms of your knee, like others said, maybe skip the running for a few days and stick to the elliptical. If you're prone to knee problems, you should be icing your knee after every workout, even on days it doesn't hurt...this is often a good preventative measure!
You're doin' great, keep it up!
Originally Posted by NEMMERZ
OK, for FAT LOSS it tells me about 1550 cal per day
Extreme LOSS is approx 1100 cal per day.
I average between those two amounts daily, do i am good.......
Like I said i ordered the BodyBugg from 24/7 Fitness and it comes on Wed. cant wait to see how many calories i THINK i burn and how many I actually Burn.
Can you give any advice on fat burning foods..........
I am meds sensitive so I dont take anything to boost my metabolism, I am 40 yrs old.....well will be on April 3rd .......so i guess i should hold onto 39 for as long as I can........LOL
So many of my friends take crazy stuff like ADIPEX, a diet drug....and other crazy diet drugs, i cant do it cuz my anxiety will go thru the roof...
Maybe my choice of foods that accumulate to those calories are wrong choices.........Hmmmm??
I have oatmeal in morning with a tbs of honey and fruit and a hard boiled egg, white only........or some multigrain cheerios with fruit and milk.
Lunch is usually a chix salad with some cukes and red peppers and a Subway Turkey on Wheat with Veggies
Dinner is well you never know.........i have twin boys who are 15 years old and can EAT and EAT and EAT....and SKINNYYYYYY.,,,, so i will usally make them something and i luv
Mahi fish and Ahi Tuna and lots of veggies....CHICKEN a fav of course!!
I like having cereal for a snack of sugar free pudding.......
Also after the gym I drink a 30Gprotein drink that is only 1g of sugar and 1g of fat to help restore my muscle after workouts OH and 160 calories.
Anyone else drink anything after their workouts??
Originally Posted by mexbride83
I'm a registered dietitian, and just popped in to read a bit through these. I wanted to recommend a great tool for those of you unsure of how many calories you should be eating per day... http://www.freedieti..._calculator.htm
That calculator will help you to determine how many calories your body needs, and how many to take in if you want to lose weight. Also, I want to second the suggestion for Weight Watchers. Crazy as it may seem given that I'm a dietitian, but we actually always send people to Weight Watchers! The results that WW gets can't be denied. It's that combination of accountability and support that the group offers by meeting in person weekly, and the point system is much easier to track than calories for most people.
Also, don't worry so much about the numbers on the scale as you do about your measurements, if you have a lower body weight (like the woman who is 135). Your body is just converting your fat into muscle, which actually weighs more. If you really want to see the numbers coming off though, do interval workouts or try spinning. Just running at a consistent pace for 30 minutes won't burn as much as rotating between jogs, sprints, walks, etc.
Keep up the good work all of you!! I loved seeing the results, you guys are awesome:)
I know asparagus is a fat burning food. Not sure of anything else.