Exercise and weight loss

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I'm using the app on my iPod that's for myfitnesspal. Great app to help count calories. Also, I'm doing the Zumba exercise program to help with the weight loss/tone up.

Any opinions on all of this??
 

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That's another thing I forgot to mention... I plan to cut out meat from my diet again. I love fruits and veggies!!!! Never been big on meat of any sort
 
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That's another thing I forgot to mention... I plan to cut out meat from my diet again. I love fruits and veggies!!!! Never been big on meat of any sort
Make sure to stock up on beans and yogurt for protein :)
 
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Sure will be :) already an expert at Zumba according to the wii. Worked out for 2 hours tonight. I may be hooked!
 
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Don't "eat lots" let your meagre diet consist of a high proportion of beans and yogurt,whole grains, fruits and veggies!
 
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That's going to be my hardest thing.... I don't normally eat too much in the way of food
 
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Update... Since exercising I have been eating way more
 
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Thats always the problem, our natrual tendency is to buld up stocks of fat.
 
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Steve Martin had the best diet plan-

Day 1: a raisin
Day 2: an egg
Day 3: chocolate cake, potato chips, pizza, donuts, milkshake (x4)
Day 4: amputate body parts until desired weight is achieved.
 
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What a great diet... Sure way lose weight... And pass out... But be thin lol
 
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You might also consider a grain called quinoa (pronounced keen-wah)--most stores sell it now. It cooks like rice, can be used in soup, as a side, flavored in many ways, etc. The reason I recommend it is that it's a very good source of protein, like beans without the 'side effects'. If you go meatless, this protein is essential in my opinion. Read the directions, and rinse it well before cooking--even if it says 'pre-rinsed' on the box. It can also be bought in bulk at farmer's markets, etc.
 
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What does it look like?? How does it taste?? Did it need lots of flavoring??
 
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thanks for share,,, i'll try at home now...:smile::smile::smile::smile::smile::smile:
 
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I would recommend eating as much food as possible that is natural and unprocessed. Usually you would have to get this from the grocery store. Also, I would make an effort to increase your exercise intensity gradually - like increasing the speed on the treadmill by a little bit every week.
 
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Well, great update! I'm down 8 lbs from my total weight. I'm doing good! Only a few more to go :)
 
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Fantastic! Feel free to post what kinds of things you've been doing specifically--what foods have worked for you, are you going more for low fat or low carb, are you doing other exercise beyond Zumba? Would love to see how others achieve success to help motivate and educate the rest of us who might be 'gravitationally challenged'...
 
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I'm down another lb. Now at my goal :) still plan to tone up and maybe lose more, but turn it into muscle.
 
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Sounds interesting to me.
I'll suggest you to eat whole grains, fruits and Green veggies.Green veggies also proves to be helpful in losing weight.
 
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Hey, I've been trying to improve my health and lose some weight too. Reading mcknia07's success makes me so jealous.

I've increased my veggie intake and exercise more. But it turns out I'm more bulky, eat more and put on weight instead!
Now I'm at a loss... :cry:
 
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Well, Tuesday I went and bought some quinoa. I have not tried to cook it yet. I'm excited to cook it up and maybe try something new and hope I like it and continue to eat more of it. My parents are even excited for me to cook it. I may even look up some recipes.
 
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Just a suggestion, but goto a local GNC store and pick up some protein powder.

It doesn't have to be protein. It can be whatever you choose to get. They have a massive variety of things to help maintain ones shape and health.

I'm not suggesting you go load up on creatine and start to excessively lift weights.

This is coming from a 15 year old kid. So mabye protein wouldn't be the best choice for you, but if you're going to be commonly working out then protien shakes are highly advisable.
 
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before and after pics?
 
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With the exception of Mr. Resnick, get off of my planet! All of you!
I don't know how many times I have to say this: vegetables are not food; they're what food eats. My ancestors put a lot of effort into evolving to the point where I'm at the top of the food chain, and I'm not about to dishonour them by backsliding into being a ruminant.
 

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