Is exercise a fundamental to good health? Absolutely, we are meant to move! Is restricting calories and cutting fat from your diet a fundamental to good health? Absolutely not! If it were, everyone would be lining up for weight loss surgery and buying the latest designer-appetite-suppressant-of-the-month. A balanced diet high in nutrition is not only a cornerstone of good health, it's essential to sustaining stable weight, long term.
Now, if optimizing health is the goal, then what you should be trying to accomplish is no different than what Lebron and Kobe strive for every season. Peak conditioning for both energy, endurance and power...
So, tell me, do you think those two studs eat "hard boiled egg whites", exclusively? Eat, Eat, Eat and strive for maximum nutrition every bite.View Thread
30 years ago, my wife got the best advice from my sister in-law who happened to be a gynecologist...
"Get in the best shape of your life becausea baby will force your body to do things you will not believe, possible." The better you prepare your body for childbirth, the less pain and discomfort, the less chance of complications, the easier the recovery, post delivery.
"Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe." - Abraham LincolnView Thread
Keep eating the eggs. Eggs are nutritious. Good nutrition is a key to your goal. Eggs are not the "cause". It's other "stuff" you're eating that's the "cause"...
The keys to weight loss are three things:
(1.) Excellent nutrition, and (2.) Continuous movement (3.) The intelligence and ingenuity to insert (1.) and (2.) into an already full and busy schedule (especially, when kids are in the picture).
If you study these three things, you will slowly realize this is not an easy. Particularly, if you're barely making ends meet. In other words, without some serious smarts and resourcefulness, if you don't have either the time or money, most will fail...and, most do (fail), do they not? The tip is, "Take it slow, take it easy". Start with the easiest meal of the day and, imo, the most critical...
Try and eat breakfast as clean, as cheaply & with the least amount of cooking as possible. Like I said, weight loss is tough without serious thought and intention. While you cement this habit, get a pedometer and slowly add steps into your daily routine. Once you've firmly etched these two "routines" into your psyche, you've laid a solid foundation for your weight loss program. From there, then, build from the ground, up. It will work. Good luck!View Thread
This is a very smart question. 99% of the folks, here, ask the same dumb questions. You, on the other hand, ask a question about an essential component of weight loss, eating plants. This is how true problem solvers overcome challenges...breaking down complex problems into bite-size pieces.
OK, I'll give you several suggestions. First, guacamole and salsa. You can go on youtube or google and find a million recipes on how to make it. Homemade Guac and Salsa are two of the healthiest things you can possibly eat. If you just ate a little bit, everyday, you'd be eating healthier than the majority of people in this country. The store bought crud is junk, btw; wouldn't feed it to my dogs. Second suggestion is burritos. Homemade bean burritos are delicious and super healthy. I use a can of black beans (rinsed), taco seasonings, green onions, lettuce, tomatoes, sliced avocados, sour cream, asiago cheese, homemade hot sauce, homemade guac. It's more mind altering than magic mushrooms . Third suggestion, get a crock pot. Youtube and google have a million recipes, literally, on how to make homemade vegetable soups, casseroles, etc. Fourth suggestion: Pasta salads. Another million recipes. Rotelle or medium shell pasta, bell peppers, jalapeno peppers, red onions, black olives, fresh diced tomatoes, chopped crimini mushrooms, parmesan cheese. 15 minutes to make. Crazy delicious. Also, baked red potatoes. Red potatoes, skin on, are excellent for you. I cook em in the microwave. After they cool a bit, add some fresh minced garlic, fresh green onions, a little italian parsley, sour cream, parmesan cheese and small amount of olive oil or melted butter.
The last suggestion: Take whatever rot-gut favorite you normally eat, say frozen pasta dinners or kraft mac-n-cheese and slowly add a few vegetables to cook (microwave) along with it. Start off frozen peas and carrots. Graduate to frozen broccoli or green beans. Then, brave new worlds with frozen cauliflower. Just add a tiny bit more each time so you build a tolerance, yet, don't heave all over yourself in the process.
There, you go. My best stuff. You deserve it because you asked a smart question. Kudos and good luck.View Thread
Because...You didn't do anything different. You methodically destroy your health without sufficient movement and consistently eating a proper diet. The only way to lose weight long term is to heal your body through healthy lifestyle. You can also lose weight by surgically reducing the size of your stomach to 1/8 (12%) its original size. But, by eating so little you will eventually die from starvation and malnutrition. Your body will not allow this, so, it makes a new stomach. By not doing "anything different", you've regained the weight, again. Many people in your predicament suggest getting the surgery done a second time. Now that you know what has happened, what do you think about that idea?View Thread