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
Each person is different so any advice you get from anyone else is only a guess. I don't guess when it comes to my safety. So, I test.
You have a meter; use it. Get a notebook and take readings. Fasting blood glucose, 2 hr post prandials, just prior to exercise, after exercise. Experiment with different foods. My preferred choices since I exercise, everyday...sweet potatoes, steel cut oats, quinoa, high quality japanese "gen-mai" (brown rice), pumpkin, black and kidney beans...Find the "fuel" that releases just the right amounts of glucose to keep you safe and steady throughout your workout.
Several people at your gym should be apprised of your condition and what to do if you go down. Carry glucose tabs at all times. Your body is intuitive and adapts to all demands provided nutrition is maintained at a high level and movement is consistent. I never set foot in a gym; all of my intense workouts are outdoors at 4am so I can't afford any "mistakes". So, this is how I roll.View Thread
No, it's not. If there is a single cause of the Obesity-Type 2 Diabetes epidemic in this country, "added" sugar is it. I'd go with healthy fats & oils (olive oil, grapeseed oil, plenty of nuts (walnuts, almonds, sunflower seeds), fatty fish like salmon or mackerel). I'd eat lots of eggs. I'd eat lots of healthy starches: sweet potatoes, brown rice, oatmeal, carrots, and tons of beans...black beans, kidney beans, adzuki beans.
If you consume a lot of sugar, you'll live to regret that decision. You'll not be able to stop. Guaranteed.View Thread
Fitness and fiber. Things will only get better if you add more muscle and eat more "roughage" (not "supplements"; leafy greens, fruits, beans). The one outstanding "symptom" of aging that affects every physiology of the body: muscle loss. Why do you think women past the age of 40 require C-sections during child birth? Why do think older men dribble when they pee? What causes the laugh lines around our eyes? Why do you think constipation and acid reflux is so rampant among seniors? Every system in the body works better with muscle.
Like I said, I don't know anything about your condition. But, I know the two things that are good for it. Proper diet and exercise. Because, as we age, we lose muscle and nothing "good" comes with that, I'm afraid. Good luck.View Thread
"The depth and strength of our character is defined by our moral code. People only reveal themselves when they're thrown out of the usual conditions of their lives. That's when the truth of who they are is revealed..." Sherrilyn Kenyon
When your car has a flat tire, do you "quit"? Of course not. Why? Because you have places you need to get to. View Thread
Latest estimates show that the average American adult is consuming between 2,400 calories a day. The Fiber One bar is only 140 calories. GREAT!!! But, weighs only 40g. Considering total food consumption is, on average, 2000 lbs/year, most Americans are consuming almost 2,500g a day! Now, anybody whose ever eaten these bars knows exactly what I'm getting at...
Although one Fiber One bar may represent 5.8% of the total calories we eat in one day, the problem is, @ 40g, it represents only 1.6% of the amount of food we normally consume a day. What does that mean?It means you eat 2 or 3 (Fiber One bars) at a time. And, the manufacturer knows this and sizes the bars so that intelligence-challenged label readers will buy thinking, "Hey! Just 140 calories! Yippee-Kai-Yay (*#!)!!!!"
The other beauty is sugar. Just 10 grams of sugar in a single Fiber One bar! Sugar is bad and everyone knows this!...a measly 10 grams is nuthin'! Wrong, again, Kee-Mo-Sah-Bee! 10 grams equals 2 1/2 teaspoons of sugar! Sodium is far worse but I fear too much math will dilute my point, here.
There is a reason why we look the way we do in this country. This is why counting calories and sugar is whack! It's because no one takes into account the amount of food that needs to be eaten in order for it to be satisfying. Filling. Enough to hold you over til the next chow session...at a restaurant (for even greater "hidden" caloric slaughter, hint, fats and oils).
This is why everybody, here, gains weight in a heartbeat. The math they use is label math. And, that kind of math, my friends, is unlike any kind of math taught in school.
For those, who don't follow "my" math, just take my word...Fiber One is pure junk!
You may not know why you regained but, I think I do. It's not about motivation. It's about muscle. If you had it, it would protect you for life. You can't maintain muscle if you eat unclean. Once it's gone, you're exposed, again.View Thread