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Foods Is 1g of protein for 1lb of bodyweight still true even when overweight Jun 25 2015
21:40 (UTC)

1g/lb is what I see recommended for people trying to put on muscle, which is easier to maintain since they are eating at a surplus. I think half of that, .5g/lb would be sufficient.

Fitness June 2015 Fitness Group, All are Welcome! Jun 24 2015
21:17 (UTC)

I went for a walk this morning before it got too hot.


  • Squat 5x45lbs; 5x55lbs; 5x95lbs; 5x135lbs; 3x1x185lbs
  • Pendlay Rows 3x5x65lbs
  • Bench 5x45lbs; 5x65lbs; 5x95lbs
  • Dumbbell Incline Bench 3x8x25lbs
  • Prowler sled 2x??x90lbs
  • Pull throughs 10x35lbs
  • Kettlebell Swings 10x40lbs; 5x45lbs

My gym redid its layout and I hate it. There’s so much equipment packed in such a small space that you can hardly make use of half of the things there. I’ll start working out in one spot and 5 seconds later, someone else is moving into the same spot to do his exercise and I’m stuck in no man’s land. Half the time, I grab a platform and refuse to leave it, just so I won’t lose my spot.


Foods salad dressing Jun 24 2015
04:05 (UTC)

Why do you have to eat so much salad? Instead, you could make a vegetable hash, roast vegetables, stir fry with veggies, pasta with veggies, curry with vegetables. I eat a lot of vegetables, but I rarely eat salad.

Weight Loss What do you consider too skinny......? Jun 24 2015
04:01 (UTC)

You are at a healthy weight, and you’re happy with it; that’s all that matters.


Fitness Could I just do cardio and not lift weights? Jun 23 2015
16:55 (UTC)

You can lose fat without doing any exercise at all. The problem is that you will lose a significant amount of muscle along with fat which means you’ll get smaller, but you might still look doughy.

Weight training will help you retain muscle mass as you lose fat, which should help you become shapelier, but it isn’t necessary. If you’d rather do cardio only, then I’d suggest sprint workouts or HIIT.


Foods How do you like your potatoes? Jun 22 2015
21:05 (UTC)

1. Potato hash, peel them and cut them into little cubes and pan sear them in a little olive oil with diced onion, bell pepper, salt, black pepper and rosemary

2. Homemade potato salad. I cut up the potatoes and roast them for this instead of boiling them. After the potatoes come out, add a little mustard, mayo, sliced hardboiled egg, salt, pepper, cayenne and some capers.

3. Duck fat potatoes, boil until soft, strain, smash, toss with duck fat and rosemary and stick in the oven at 425 for 20 minutes.

Fitness June 2015 Fitness Group, All are Welcome! Jun 22 2015
17:17 (UTC)

I’m going to go to the gym when my mom goes so that should be every Monday, Wednesday and Friday


  • deadlift/barbell row complex 3x5x65lbs
  • overhead press 1x5x65lbs
  • trap bar deadlifts 5x5x135lbs
  • dumbbell bench 1x12x20lbs; 2x10x25lbs
  • lat pulldown 10x75lbs
  • hip thrusts 2x10x95lbs
  • kettlebell swings 5x35lbs; 5x52lbs
Weight Loss Is it best to go over calories to lose weight? Jun 21 2015
19:43 (UTC)

If your weekly calorie total is the same, then it should make no difference. I would do whatever you find easier for compliance.

Young Calorie Counters maintenance after anorexia???? Jun 21 2015
14:23 (UTC)

I would ask your doctor or a licensed dietitian. It would be irresponsible to give you advice over the internet given your past history with anorexia. Until then, I suggest you eat a lot.

Vegetarian low carb vegetarian? Jun 21 2015
14:21 (UTC)

In my experience, low carb only helped when trying to lose water weight. It didn’t make fat loss go any faster. If you want to do low carb vegetarian, I’d suggest more nuts/seeds and eating veggies > fruit as fruit is sugary. 

Weight Loss Not Waking up hungry Jun 21 2015
14:19 (UTC)

It usually takes me an hour after I wake up to get hungry, and I’m eating at a decent deficit, about -750 calories a day. If you want to “tone up” I would get ahold of some weights and eat at a modest deficit. Programs I suggest, starting strength, New Rules of Lifting for Women, Strong Curves.

If you can’t get to a gym or a full set of weights, get some dumbbells or something. The stronger you are at a given weight, the leaner you will be. If you get stronger and shed a few pounds, it will show.

Weight Loss Counting calories on low carb VS counting calories while eating "everything in moderation": Does it make a difference? Jun 21 2015
02:05 (UTC)
Original Post by supergirl77:

At the end of the day it's calories in vs. calories out.


This- granted protein has a higher TEF than carbs or fat, but if you eat a deficit, you will lose weight, even if you only eat twinkies. 

That being said, if you go low carb, you won’t retain as much water and will lose some water weight.

This might be relevant if you have a weigh in or if you are modeling/bodybuilding- I know there is some system of carbing up and down to get temporary results. I don’t know how it works specifically.

Foods Please help with breakfast and lunch ideas for work! Jun 21 2015
02:02 (UTC)
  • roasted nuts
  • roasted meat + salad
  • homemade burrito
  • cereal
  • veggie stirfry
  • pasta and vegetables
  • soup
  • sandwiches


Weight Loss Husband not attracted to me anymore Jun 19 2015
23:28 (UTC)

My advice is to live for yourself and not someone else, and I hope you have a prenup.

The Lounge Charleston Jun 19 2015
12:21 (UTC)
Original Post by smw:

How is this not a hate crime?

If the people who provided the shooter with a gun and the people who warped him to the point that he could do this can be identified shouldn't they be charged with conspiracy and hate crimes?

Short answer, it was a hate crime.


Fitness Recommended eating schedule Jun 19 2015
12:19 (UTC)

There’s no magical food or eating pattern when it comes to losing weight or gaining weight. To gain weight, you need to eat more than you burn. If you’re struggling to gain, then you have to eat more.

It doesn’t have to be more volume, but it does have to be more calories. Eat more fat. Eggs, whole milk, add more butter to your food. I would also eat a good amount of protein and carbs, but I emphasize fat, since you’re having trouble gaining weight.

Also, get yourself on a good lifting program. If you want more muscle, then you have to lift for it. 

Fitness June 2015 Fitness Group, All are Welcome! Jun 16 2015
20:59 (UTC)

I’m trying to get to the gym for an hour 3 days a week. I need something to do other than study for the bar.



5x65; 5x95; 5x135; 5x185

Dumbbell Bench

10x20lbsxside; 2x10x25lbsxside


5x45; 5x95

Kettlebell Swings


The Lounge does your man avoid sex due to your weight gain Jun 16 2015
13:49 (UTC)
Original Post by billie42:

Oh and thanks for the comments. This might be the therapy I need to get on with my life. I'm just a very loyal person and there is a lot invested...

Do you mean a lot of time, money, or both? What you have invested has already been lost. Staying in a relationship even though it’s not working, won’t bring it back.

Fitness What's your opinion on fitness bikini modelling? Jun 16 2015
13:47 (UTC)

Most people who job requires a certain aesthetic or fitness level is going to have a performance weight/look and a regular weight/look.

This includes actors, models, dancers, and athletes and it makes sense. People want to look their best/be the most fit when it’s time to perform and no one is at his or her best 24/7, so they time their peak to be when it counts. 

Look at Christian Bale. He doesn’t always look like Batman.

I don’t think it’s definitely healthy or unhealthy to peak when it matters. What matters more is what they do to get from their regular self to their best self.

I used Christian Bale as my example because his diet/exercise patterns were particularly unhealthy. Going from Batman Begins to the Machinist to The Dark Knight; that was insanity.

Weight Loss Is running bad for weight loss?? Jun 15 2015
02:15 (UTC)

In my experience, keeping track of what you eat matters more for weight loss than what exercise you choose. Any form of exercise is great, but some people exercise and then go I’m hungry and I deserve more food because I exercised and then they eat back anything they lost by exercising in the first place. It takes mere minutes to eat as many calories as you can burn running for an hour, so just be mindful.

If you want to do cross country, then you should focus on running and use weight training as a supplement to retain muscle mass and reduce your risk of injuries.