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Exercise and weight loss

  1. Feb 8, 2012 #1
    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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  3. Feb 8, 2012 #2
    Sounds perfectly fine to me :)

    Eat lots of whole grains, fruits and veggies!
  4. Feb 8, 2012 #3
    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
  5. Feb 8, 2012 #4
    Make sure to stock up on beans and yogurt for protein :)
  6. Feb 8, 2012 #5
    Sure will be :) already an expert at Zumba according to the wii. Worked out for 2 hours tonight. I may be hooked!
  7. Feb 8, 2012 #6
    Don't "eat lots" let your meagre diet consist of a high proportion of beans and yogurt,whole grains, fruits and veggies!
  8. Feb 8, 2012 #7
    That's going to be my hardest thing.... I don't normally eat too much in the way of food
  9. Feb 10, 2012 #8
    Update... Since exercising I have been eating way more
  10. Feb 11, 2012 #9
    Thats always the problem, our natrual tendency is to buld up stocks of fat.
  11. Feb 14, 2012 #10

    Andy Resnick

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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.
  12. Feb 15, 2012 #11
    What a great diet... Sure way lose weight... And pass out... But be thin lol
  13. Feb 17, 2012 #12
    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.
  14. Feb 17, 2012 #13
    What does it look like?? How does it taste?? Did it need lots of flavoring??
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  16. Feb 24, 2012 #15
    thanks for share,,, i'll try at home now...:smile::smile::smile::smile::smile::smile:
  17. Mar 25, 2012 #16
    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.
  18. Mar 28, 2012 #17
    Well, great update! I'm down 8 lbs from my total weight. I'm doing good! Only a few more to go :)
  19. Mar 29, 2012 #18
    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'...
  20. Apr 10, 2012 #19
    I'm down another lb. Now at my goal :) still plan to tone up and maybe lose more, but turn it into muscle.
  21. Apr 11, 2012 #20
    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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