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greengoddess

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  1. I haven't been working out as much as I'd like lately, but I used to train about as often as you are now.. Hopefully getting back there soon. It's great that you're so active! I would suggest taking a rest day if it's possible? Maybe even a week and then hitting it up again with rest days. Yoga is really good for sore muscles. I wouldn't recommend doing a rest day where you're completely inactive, instead I would say do an active rest day with light walking and stretching to give those muscles a break! I don't see anything wrong with training cold muscles.. I've always done that. I don't use supplements so I'm not much help there haha.
  2. Relax! Your body will hold onto excess weight if you're under constant stress. Are you cutting for a competition? Or is it just for looks? Go by what feels right with your diet. If you find you do better with more carbs eat more carbs,etc. I'd say lower the fat so it's about 15- 10 per cent of your diet. I'm not sure where it's at right now. And like veggiesasquatch said you won't mess up your metabolism by going without food for one day. And make sure you get enough water and sleep as well . Most of all, have fun with your workouts!
  3. What do you eat on a daily basis? And what exercises are you doing? Try focusing on squats and deadlifts and doing ab exercises where you're standing up so it's more of a functional position. Also, this will sound funny.. But make sure you have your abs tucked in when walking. Not in a way that's noticeable, but just enough to support your back. Is there any chance of some of it being bloat? Or is it actual belly fat?
  4. I saw that today, does it taste as good as kale? haha
  5. Hey, I'm almost a raw vegan haha thanks to some food sensitivities and IBS. I'd do a green smoothie in the morning. Some fruit with some greens.. I think there are some recipes on here for these but the basic one is a couple cups of spinach and 1 banana with some berries and water. For lunch you could do a quinoa pilaf? Or a sweet potato with a salad. Another good lunch is a collard or kale wrap with other veggies and some avocado in there. For supper you could do a squash with some other veggies and some beans, etc. You still have a lot of options! I agree with Fallen_Horse just be creative! You may discover some new veg dish that you love.
  6. Hey there, I have IBS so I understand your pain. I would start with drinking water as soon as you get up, wait about 15-20 minutes and then try the supplements. The Kanwa sounds like it may be part of the problem.. Does it have a laxative effect? What's in it? I'd also try cutting gluten out for at least a week to see if that helps. It sounds like you may be intolerant to something you're eating. Hope this helped a bit..
  7. Hey there, I'm not a doctor but your body is probably going to hold onto weight for a bit as it tries to normalize itself ( I did a few projects on ED's while in high school lol - Hopefully someone who has recovered from one will have some insignt for you). So don't worry about that weight! Your body is used to thinking it's going to be stuck in a famine cycle for awhile. The last thing you want to do is not eat enough because it's only going to confuse your body more. I'd aim for about 2,000 calories personally. You may need more or less, just go by hunger signals ( don't over eat either). Eat at the same times every day. Drink lots of water! Aim for about 2-3 litres every day. Try to get some electrolytes in there as well, for example? Drinking some coconut water after your workouts.
  8. Hey all, I just found out I have multiple food sensitivities.The sensitivities are low grade. But I was told I should avoid them. I'm not really sure what to use as a substitute for these foods and would appreciate input. The ones I'm unsure of are :peas, beans,rice and nuts (peanuts and walnuts they didn't test for others.) I also avoid soy and gluten, both of these foods make me feel sick. The others were to potatoes and environmental. Thanks!
  9. Even though you are sedentary, you should try to eat more during the day. Or up the calories in one meal, like breakfast. If you struggle to get that many calories in without feeling overly full, try things like green smoothies! If you build muscle it will help with the flab. Ideally you would do full body workouts or compound like bicep curls with squats. You can't spot train. I find hemp protein is one that doesn't cause bloating for me. Have you tried green tea? It can help with burning fat, just make sure you don't have it with meals because it can affect iron absorption. Many women struggle with fat in that area, our bodies tend to hold it there. But like I said the best thing you can do is full body training, spot training doesn't work. But try to build muscle, this will add weight to your frame and help with the flab .
  10. Hey Melly, 1000-1100 calories is really low. 1200 is the smallest amount the body can function on, so this will probably back fire on you and cause your body to hold onto everything you are eating as well as muscle loss. Soy is good but for some it can also cause bloating. Bloating could also be why the scale went up, are you drinking water? That will keep everything moving. Drink that between meals, even when sedentary you should be drinking water. What type of cardio and weight training are you doing?
  11. Right now it hasn't been a lot. Just whenever I have a chance to, so really it's just been training with free weights, cardio ( walking, etc), yoga, and Jillian Michaels Shred DVD if I don't have time for anything else. I'm hoping to get a gym membership this week which will make a difference. I've been out of the gym for about six months now, so I can't wait to get back!
  12. Hey beforewisdom, I know no one on here is a nutrition expert, and I've lost weight before.. right now I'm at about 1566 calories, which does equal a one pound weight loss per week. But I haven't managed to lose anything.. so I wasn't sure if I need to cut down on my intake more. I don't usually struggle to lose weight and fat. I'm a mesmomorph. I do need to up my training, but I was wondering if my diet looks OK. Thanks for your reply!
  13. Hey guys, I'm trying to lower my body fat but I'm not sure if I'm eating right to do so.. my weight and inches aren't going down, its only been two weeks but usually I would have lost something so I'm thinking some tweaks may be needed. I'm 5'2, weighing in at 126, body fat percentage is 26 per cent. Here's a sample menu: Meal 1- Vega(Natural), 1 cup raspberries, 1/2 cup of coconut water Meal 2- 1/2 cup of oatmeal, 1/2 cup of coconut water, 1 banana, 1 tbs of natural peanut butter Meal 3- 1/2 avocado, 1/2 cup chickpeas, 2 romaine lettuce leaves Meal 4- 3 pieces of celery, 1 tbs almond butter Meal 5- Vega Shake 'n' go ( Vanilla) Meal 6- 2 cups of steamed mixed veggies ( carrots, green beans, broccoli, cauliflower) 2/3 cup sweet potato, and 1/2 cup kidney beans
  14. I think in order for you to lose body fat you should up the cardio.. usually around 5x a week..it depends on the person though. Also for fitness a good ratio of carbs/protein/ fat would be 40/30/30, there is a good basic meal plan for fitness in the nutrition area of this site! Your diet already looks pretty clean to me, but fats need to be down, and I would recommend maybe some flax oil either in a smoothie or as a dressing in a salad, for a good source of Omega-3. I'm not an expert though haha but I hope this helps .
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