mtns wrote:I have been trying to lose this last 9 lbs. for about 4 months. I started lifting heavy weights about the end of December. I am noticing some more muscle, I just can't seem to lose the rest of this weight around my stomach. This is what I typically eat.
By the way, I am 5'7
B: 1/2- 1/4 c.(dry measure) Oatmeal with 1/4c. pumpkin, 13 raisins and a little stevia.
2B: on days when I workout early I will eat the 1/4c. oatmeal before I leave and then have a green smoothie with spinach, sun warrior protein powder, and 1 c. blueberries.
L: Ususally a big salad with a homemade dressing ( no oil, if I don't have a protien I will add garbanzo beans to my salad), usually mexican food, hashbrowns, potatoes, or sweet potatoes, or homemade soup
S: is either my green smoothie if I didn't have it for breakfast, or an apple with a rice cake and a 1 tbsp. natural peanut butter or sweet potato
D: is usually the same as lunch. I ususally have leftovers from dinner for lunch. Once week I have stirfry with tofu and rice. I also like to make black bean burgers too. Then I usually have some sort of veggie.
S: is usually 1/4-1/2 c. oatmeal or banana ice cream
mtns wrote:Wannalift, I like your suggestions. I just get confused as to what to eat after night. I like the stirfy idea, but I don't know if I just eat beans and veggies at night and what kind of stuff should I be eating for snacks? I do like to have a small snack at nighttime. Sometimes if I am hungry at night time, I will eat 1/2 c. oatmeal before bed, I know I shouldn't. Most of the time it may be 1/4 c. But I know I should choose a better option, so I would love some ideas.
mtns wrote:As far as the intervals go. I do the stationary bike, the treadmill and the ellliptical. Like when I do the bike, I do 2 min. standing ride (25 level) then I take it down to a 11 and ride fast at 106 mph for 2 min. then pedal slow and bring down my heart rate for 1 min. and then start the interval again. My heart rate according to the bike will spike at 160, but then go back down between 136-145.
I do similar on the elliptical
On the treadmill, I usually do 4 min. walking uphill incline at 13.0 then take it back down, walk for 1 min. Then run at a 6.0 for 2 min. and if I have energy that day run for 1 min. at a 7.5, then walk 1 min. Then I repeat the cycle until I have reached 35-40 min.
I really really appreciate the time you have taken to answer my posts and to help me out. Thanks, Kathy
mtns wrote:Thanks so much for your help. I am going to try your tips. I did do the HIIt workout this morning, but I did it on the treadmill. I didn't think it would be that tough but it really was. I also did a couple of the other sets you recommended. I felt like I got a great workout. Thanks. I think you right about my diet that I need to add more protein and fat. I was thinking about it and when I eat my stirfy, I ususally don't add much rice, but mostly tofu and veggies and I am stuffed. So I know I could easily eliminate the rice at night. I don't eat anything white at all. I only eat the whole foods and I only drink water, except for my protein smoothies. Thanks again. I will try this out and let you know how it goes.
wannalift wrote:mtns wrote:Thanks so much for your help. I am going to try your tips. I did do the HIIt workout this morning, but I did it on the treadmill. I didn't think it would be that tough but it really was. I also did a couple of the other sets you recommended. I felt like I got a great workout. Thanks. I think you right about my diet that I need to add more protein and fat. I was thinking about it and when I eat my stirfy, I ususally don't add much rice, but mostly tofu and veggies and I am stuffed. So I know I could easily eliminate the rice at night. I don't eat anything white at all. I only eat the whole foods and I only drink water, except for my protein smoothies. Thanks again. I will try this out and let you know how it goes.
Sounds good. Just remember to make the proper substitutions to your diet and exercise routine instead of just adding more food and or more exercise. Add in those metcons, but consider streamlining your strength training routine slightly. Most important thing to take home is getting the essential fats into your diet. I wish every veg person would do this as it would solve so many headaches and eliminate the need to going back to eating fish that so many people seem to develop out of ignorance.
Promesas wrote:While I will never flame a fellow compassionate vegan, your carbophobic attitude is unnecessary and counterproductive. Restricting carb intake after a certain time of the day will have absolutely no effect whatsoever on weight loss. This has been proven in study after study.
Greene et al. studied participants consuming one of three diet regimens over 12 weeks: a low-fat diet, a low-carbohydrate diet with the same number of calories, and a low-carbohydrate diet with 300 extra calories per day. The researchers found that the low fat group lost 17 pounds on average, the low carbohydrate group eating the same number of calories lost 23 pounds, and the low-carbohydrate group eating more calories lost 20 pounds.
Promesas wrote:High intake of fats in the form of oil, nuts, tofu etc is probably what the OP should be really address as , while I agree fats are necessary, fats contain double the amount of calories per gram than protein and carbs do. Fats do not fill the stomach as efficiently as protein and carbs also. I lost 40kg in 9 months with the majority of my caloric intake being in the form of potatoes, noodles and bananas. I created daily caloric deficit and kept fat intake low. I am now lean and ripped, which I think would also work for OP.
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