Discussion in 'Community Contests & Tournaments' started by Averie, Jul 3, 2017.
Well in moderation, it is supposed to have a lot of health benefits. But I just can't get over the aftertaste.
You need to start drinking kombucha as well. Another drink I would probably vomit after trying, but I know people who love it...
If it's fermented he might like it.
ACV is life. You should see how I glow.
It's definitely fermented. When I was younger, my mom grew this weird mushroom slime in the fridge and would make tea from it. I assume this was some weird version of it, but I have friends today that make kombucha in various flavors.
229.9. Not a huge change but a change in the right direction so still happy. Also, I've already noticed a significant difference from my diet change. It's not the weight loss, but how much I can eat before I become full. I can probably only eat 3/4 of what I ate before, which is great. Good progress for my eating habits already.
I'm curious if our cheat day threw me out of wack. Otherwise still eating keto, but I have been hungrier this week.
Doug bought me a gym membership, so finding shoes (I rarely wear tennis shoes) and starting by next week... Gotta figure me out a work out plan too...
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Doug will be able to help you!
Withhold food. Make him help xD
Just realized that weigh ins were supposed to be Sunday, whoops.
I keep forgetting and weighing in on Saturdays too. Lol
And it begins...
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Well I'm starting to hit the gym so might as well XD
Starting weight 179 lbs
WEEK #3 RESULTS
GO LOAN GO!
My calorie intake has been pretty solid. Going to intermitten fast for a month and see how that goes + no drinking. That alone should drop my daily caloric intake by about 1500-2000 calories a day. The good thing about when I diet is I have no idea how much calories anything is. So I look at something and Im like ok a cheesburger that 1000 calories.
Sometimes yeah, quite literally a fast food/restaurant cheeseburger can be about 1,000 calories lol.
You need a 3,500 calorie deficit to lose 1lb. Which is what a lot of people aim for at a weekly level.
If cutting out drinking cuts that many calories out of your diet for you you will drop weight without changing anything else.
You've got to be careful about the 3,500 calorie rule. The hypothesis itself is nearly 70 years old. It's basically a math formula, but only accurate in a laboratory setting. Inside your body, the rule really doesn't apply because everyone is different.
Calories from food is the only mathematical way to calculate a calorie deficit. How your body burns calories is much more difficult, that's why there are no formulas for it. Your body burns calories while you sleep, while you regulate temperature, while you exercise and while you do just about everything in your life. The great unknown is your metabolic rate, the rate at which your body burns calories. A doctor can measure it, but only at a specific point in time.
The best way to regulate calories is to just make good decisions. The goal should not be to achieve a caloric deficit so much as it should be to raise your metabolic rate. How do you do that? Good question ....
It's really not that difficult, it's just about making good choices. Here are some cornerstones to start:
* You are not eating enough. I know that sounds strange to a dieter, but it's true. Not only are you not eating enough, you are not eating OFTEN enough. The #1 thing your metabolism needs in order to speed up is food. You have to feed it. Break your chain of Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner and move to Breakfast/Mid Morning Snack/Lunch/Mid Afternoon Snack/Dinner/Evening Snack.
You'll never change your metabolism no matter how much you diet or exercise if you do not provide your body with fuel. The more organic the better ... don't rely on pills, shakes and engineered food. Use them as supplements, but not the cornerstone of good decisions.
You can build your body to burn calories like a furnace. If you raise your metabolism, you burn more calories while you sleep and while you are awake. Remember the little things that kick start your body:
Drink water as cold as you can get it and coffee as hot as you can stand it. Your body burns calories regulating temperature, so the more extreme the temperature you introduce to your body, the more calories it has to burn to normalize everything back to normal body temperature. Eating ice is great for metabolic rate.
Park at the end of the parking lot, away from where you are going. That extra walk will help increase your metabolic exercise coefficient by 400% without doing much of anything, just walking
Eat 6-8 times a day ... smaller portions but more of them, smarter choices. If you have a 'cheat day' ... cheat at breakfast. If your cheat meal is at dinner time, you've set yourself back a week. If you cheat at breakfast, your body will have time to realize the change in caloric intake and will deploy a natural defense to it's effects. If you are sleeping when that happens, everything is stored as fat
Eat a lot of fiber. Fiber helps process food and move it in and out of your system much faster. Expulsion is just as important as intake
Eat oatmeal in the morning. Not cinnamon sugar oatmeal ... real oats. Eat them with Blueberries or Acai berries for an insane kickstart to your metabolic day
Drink/chug as much water as you can stand right before every meal. You'll consume 50% less food and already feel full when you start. Plus, water is on par with sleep as the two most important things you can change about your life and your metabolism
Small changes make huge differences. Don't blow something off because you thinks it's too small to be significant. Your body knows ... your body remembers. If you train it by eating right to notice when you are eating wrong, it will help you fight the good fight.
Good luck, everyone is doing awesome!
That is one of the reasons cayenne pepper is good for those super drinks. It increases your internal tempature casuing you to burn calroies.
Just because it burns your ass coming out doesn't mean it increases your internal body temperature.
another important rule to remember, and this may be the most important thing you need to pay attention to ....
Do not skip meals or believe that eating once or twice a day is helping you. It's actually the single most counterproductive thing you can do. Your body is a living mechanism ... it knows you personally. If you start to take long breaks in between meals or snacks, your body will believe that it's (that you're) starving. If it believes it's starving, it will store as much fat as possible to survive. It will retain as many calories as possible to be used as energy for the impending starvation.
Eat every 2-3 hours ... almonds are a good source of nutrients, protein and good fats. They are nearly the perfect snack food.
You are always full of wonderful information.
I am currently eating a ketogenic diet, which is certainly not traditional. While it may or may not be something good to follow, I chose to for several reasons. The claimed increase in energy, which I have certainly been experiencing, was the main reason I wanted to try it. I have dealt with anxiety and depression for a very long time, and having something other than medication give that to me is quite awesome.
I'm also using it as a tool to condition myself to eating normal portions at meals. Previously, I was always hungry, and could literally order a large combo at McDonald's after work, and go home and eat a very large meal only a couple hours after, and still be hungry. This way of eating is also known for helping people lose weight quickly. While I have lost some weight, I have not and do not want to drop it drastically.
Will I eat this way forever? Probably not, but I'm learning more about myself, and my previous food choices.
Intermittent fasting almost seems to go hand in hand with keto, as I've been reading in keto groups. I am not doing this, but if I do not feel hungry, I do not eat. I have discovered that my mind wants me to be hungry and eat every couple of hours. This has greatly subsided, and I can actually listen to my body moreso than my mind. I eat breakfast (10am), have a handful of nuts or other snack (12ish), lunch (2ish), snack (3-4), supper (7ish), and a snack in the evening if I feel I need it. Sometimes I don't have snacks, or skip a meal, but I am not trying to reduce calories by much, nor intentionally skip meals to cut calories. I have not been hungry at all...
It's working well for me. I feel better and I am slowly losing some weight. I can't say that it would work for anyone else. This is my experience. I have also began strength training, so we shall see how I feel with this added to the mix.
I have been trying to do many things you've mentioned in the past... Drinking plenty of water, getting more sleep, parking further away in parking lots. Although I haven't added jumping jacks (it hurts my knee), I have been trying to go for brisk walks more often.
STAYING ACTIVE DURING THE 24HR GAMING MARATHON
Don't forget to have healthy food prepared so you don't get stuck ordering in!
Stock healthy snacks and lots of water!
WHAT I'LL BE ATTEMPTING:
(I put different suggested numbers because I don't know how hard this will be for most people)
9AM - Time to game!
10AM - 10/20/30 jumping jacks
11AM - 10/20/30 second plank
12PM - 10/20/30 sit ups
1PM - 10/20/30 push ups
2PM - 10/20/30 leg lifts
3PM - 10/20/30 second wall sit
4PM - 10/20/30 squats
5PM - 10/20/30 jumping jacks
6PM 10/20/30 second plank
7PM - 10/20/30 sit ups
8PM - Gamer Night Starts! 10/20/30 push ups
9PM - 10/20/30 leg lifts
10PM - 10/20/30 second wall sit
11PM - 10/20/30 squats
12AM - 10/20/30 jumping jacks
1AM - 10/20/30 second plank
2AM - 10/20/30 sit ups
3AM - 10/20/30 push ups
4AM - 10/20/30 leg lifts
5AM - 10/20/30 second wall sit
6AM - 10/20/30 squats
7AM - 10/20/30 jumping jacks
8AM - 10/20/30 second plank
9AM - Time to sleep!
^ If anyone has any suggestions on a way to change that and make it better please let me know I kinda just made it up on things I know I can do at home in front of my computer and know how to do properly after my time with my trainer.
pretty good workout i like it, and thank you Para, good info. Not eating enough times in a day is my single worst problem personally. It's hard for me to find the time to stop and eat that often. One of the things i'm working on.
So, I've been going to the gym recently. Odd days - upper body+core and even days - Lower body + core.
I count calories using an app called MyFitnessPal. I went for 1 lbs loss a week so my calories intake was registered to be around the 1700 range. However. I do try to overestimate the calories that I log just to make sure I don't eat too much. Admittedly though I've been eating lower than 1700. I also try to eat as much protein as I can going roughly for 60-70% protein and 15% fat and 15% carbs.
I started the gym last Sunday, and also went, Tues, Wed and Fri. Planning on a MWF schedule for strength training, and either walking or doing some cardio as well.
Still following keto, although today will be a cheat day, as we have a family reunion to attend. I made a semi keto cheesecake (keto filling, but got lazy and just used a graham cracker crust). I was tired and didn't make my asian salad dish I wanted. Anything there other than hamburgers will be nowhere near healthy. lol But back on the wagon tomorrow.
229.8 no progress, but this week was odd overall so just glad I didn't gain
same for me, no progress.
Was a weird week for all of us I think...
I'm down 1.5lbs.
Gonna wait a lil bit to see if more people check in before I post the leaderboard for this week
So on the spreadsheet I have a command set up that calculates how much weight we all lost combined. It'll give me that number on the final week, but until those sections are filled out it adds up how much all our starting weights are combined.
We all weigh an exact total of 1,500lbs (at the start)
I thought that was interesting ...
My Gamer Night exercises went pretty well for half of the day. Once the actual Gamer Night event started I kinda totally forgot about them. ><
I did wake up with sore abs the next morning though so that's nice
Planking will do that to ya.
I like pushing myself.
I'm going to start trying to do exercises like that every hour I sit in front of the computer at night.
Every little bit helps, right? (If I can remember to do them -.-)
That would be a nice little routine every night. Planks or whatever exercise every break you take, and increasing their time to make it more difficult as you go.
I think I've been working out most of my body, except not really my abs. Maybe I shall do the same... or add something for them on gym nights.. Hmm...
226.2. Back to making progress.
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