Would you be able to give me any insight on why my feet go numb while using the elliptical trainer? I can only stay on it for about 20 minutes before my feet - especially the left - starts to go numb. Could it be bad form, bad shoes, or just probably poor circulation?View Thread
Thank you. I will have to try to remember to shift my feet and see if that helps. I've been changing to either the exercise bike or the treadmill once my feet starting getting numb, but they don't give me the same calorie burn as the elliptical.View Thread
I am new to jogging/running. I've noticed that I'm having a little bit of pain in the tendon from the upper inside thigh to the groin area. But only on my left side. Is there a stretch that I'm missing?View Thread
The one question I can answer for you. Eating at restaurants. I always look for a meat that is either baked, broiled or grilled. No fried or battered. I try to make sure my sides come with steamed vegetables and I avoid potatoes or pasta sides. Keep in mind most restaurants serve you enough for two meals. Some suggest getting a to-go box at the beginning of your meal and putting half of it away before you start to eat. I personally don't do that one, but it makes sense.View Thread
I would recommend you use the BMI plus calculator on this site. You enter your own information, age, height, weight, pant size, activity level and weight loss goals. It will give you how many calories to intake, a target heart rate and other useful info.View Thread
How do you hold your arms while you're walking? I know if I let my arms just hang, I'll get that numb, tingly feeling in my hands. But, if I keep my arms bent at the elbow to 90 degrees and keep them moving, I don't. Worth a try.View Thread
First, how did you calculate your calories burned for walking. I just plugged my weight into the fit-o-meter on this site at 160, walking at a brisk 3.5 mph and one hour burns me 276 calories. So - are you walking for 2 - 3 hours to get that calorie burn?
You should take into account the net calories - intake minus exercise - when figuring out how many caloris to eat. So, yes, you should add on the the days you get exercise. Just be careful when estimating calories burned so you don't over do it.
There is no reason why you can't be healthy at a size 6. Weight loss, when you aren't significantly overweight, is going to be slow. Have you had your body fat percentage checked? If you concentrate on toning instead of pounds, you can definitely lose inches, dropping you a size or two without a significant loss in weight. You'd just be tighter and toned (and smaller).View Thread