Originally Posted by tsav8041
Do you ladies know if there is anyway to get an email or alert when soneone replies to your post?
Yes, you can subscribe to a thread and get daily or instant alerts... ive nver done it myself, but if you click on "Post Reply" ( NOT "QUICK REPLY) and scroll down underneatheply" box, there is an "additional Options" box
and at the bottome, left hand side there is a drop down choice box called thread subscription. pick the option you want
OK, on to Weight loss help.
Fatloss boils ALL THE WAY down to Calories in vs Calories out. If you eat exactly how many calories your body needs, you MAINTAIN your weight.
If you eat MORE THAN what your body needs in calories, you GAIN weight
If you eat LESS THAN the acalories your body needs daily, you LOSE weight.
All exercise aside, fatloss is 100% diet.. you need to be in a caloric deficit. IU have a feeling you have NO IDEA how many cals you burn OR EAT in a day.. you are likely underestimating by hundredsm if not thousands, and im not being mean... we all pretty much underestimate our food intake when we arent dilligently tracking.
My persoanl; advice is calorie counting for you, but you dont have to do that. However, its free, except you neeed a digital scale. At first it seems daunting and time consuming, but you get the hang of it quickly, and after a while have a little stockpile of "go-to meals, that you know the calorie couonts for already. I suggest keeping it simple for a week or two. Have "whole food"s, if possible.... a proetein, a veggie, a starch for each meal, inda thing. A 3 oz chicken breat with 3 ozs of cooked broccoli and 2 oz brown rice, or sweet potato. Or you could have a salad...... whatever. just KEEP IT SIMPLE at first, so you dont feel as overwhelmed. There are PLENTY of sites, where you go to, for free, and enter in 4"4 ounce raw chicken breast" and it tells you the calories. I like Sparkespeople, personally.. it had more "measurement unit" choices for foods.. Plan out a weeks worth of meals (the same 2 breakfasts, tqwo lunches, 2 dinners and cycle them for the week) doesnt take long at all, but oonce you pick your meal plan (which you CAN pit topgether right in sparksppeople, among other websites) youll know the calorie counts then all you have to do it weigh out those portions and your good to go!1 PLAN IN ADVANCE Dont leave ANYTHING TO CHANCE
at your starting weight, id bet 1600-1800 is a great place to start........ if you want, to make things easier, you culd have one pre-packaged meal a day, like a healthy choice or lean cuisine at lunch, but eventually fade those oput
Walkling is a FANTASTIC exercise to do for fatloss..... keep at it!