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Joined: 6 Jan 2012
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The Attempt to Remove the Spare Tire - Sacramento, CA
on 11 Jan 2012
Keeping a food diary is essential in success, and trust me, the longer you do it, the easier it gets. Eventually you will learn all the vitamins, calorie intake, and proper portion sizes. I am not trying to offend you, but it is clear you haven't done all that is necessary to lose the weight first, but it is true that we have stubborn areas, which I have as well, which is why I looked this up in the first place. With that said, there are hormones in the foods we eat, as well as hormone disruptors in the products we use to beautify ourselves, which can cause fat to accumulate in our body. So, for instance there is estrogen in soy milk and sweet potatoes, so staying away from them certain times of the month can help shrink your waist. I eat estrogen containing foods about a week prior to my period until a few days after my cycle starts bc that is when estrogen is at it's low and testosterone is peaking (which is why we act different, more sex drive etc). The reason I do this is because the testosterone causes my skin to break out and these foods help with that. You probably know about b vitamins and boosting metabolism, but biotin and green tea are also fantastic supplements, and biotin helps with skin and hair as well...(That is what I meant by beautiful inside=beautiful outside. I have 3 really good friends that eat the same way, and we all look 17, no wrinkles, and
flawless skin. Junk makes you yucky looking almost imediately, which I noticed after eating with no rules during the holiday season. I looked like i had a hangover, even though i dont drink because the sugar and salt sucked the moisture out of my skin, my dark circles came back, i broke out everywhere even my back, and I gained 15 pounds. Now, just 11 days after New years, I'm about 4 pounds away from what I was. Losing weight is all about physics as far as energy use, and is literally a math problem, but how can you solve it if you don't know the value of your variables(food). Well now that I realized I'm a big dork, I need to fuel up.... Brown rice, kale, and collard greens with lemon and sprinkled with hemp seed for lunch with a side of homemade butternut squash soup! Again, it takes a long long time not only to like healthy food, but to shape your body with exercise, and you can, I have faith in you:) 1200 calories a day sucks, but just like any other addiction, you have to change your environment so you don't fall back into it. I used to go to the library where no food was allowed to study, and I got way better grades that way too.
Anyway, just trying to help steer you on the right course.
Ya can't get skinny overnight... - Overland Park, Kansas
on 6 Jan 2012
Hi, I was doing some research to see if I could get my baby bump slimmed down, and after reading what you went through, no thank you. I am also 5'7, 30yo and after having two kids and gaining 120 total pounds, I find myself with a slightly cellulite tummy. I had 2 c-sections, and the pain from my second was so bad, I really am weary of surgery. I know it seems awesome, but it really is not. Also, taking steroids creates uneven random fat deposits, so you should steer clear of those. I am really surprised that your plastic surgeon was unaware of that, seeming it is right on the Rx label as a side effect. Also, Liposuction does not remove the fat surrounding your organs which is the biggest factor in heart disease, and a whole host of other problems. My dad died from a heart attack when I was 27 and pregnant, and he wasn't huge...he was 55yo, 160lbs, but he had a little belly fat. Strive for your health, because the better you treat your insides, the more beautiful you will look outside.
Anyway, my proportions were the same as yours...I would go from 140-170 every few months and it was so frustrating, but after realizing the error of my ways, I changed my diet completely and exercise about 3x per week. I eat like a diabetic, although I am not, and it has helped tremendously. Stay away from wheat also, especially the bleached, it actually turned into a paste in your intestines and doesn't allow the toxins that create cellulite to be properly expelled. I was 135 before I stopped eating wheat, which makes you horribly bloated as well, then I dropped another 10 pounds. Don't fall for that Gluten-free BS, because those foods are still processed.I highly recommend preparing your food ahead of time, so when you are hungry you can reach into the fridge and heat it up.
I was 190 two years ago, and now I am 123. It takes a long-ass time to lose weight forever, bc it really is a lifestyle change and you can't stop when you reach your goals, which you should set at 5-10lb intervals at a time. I would recommend downloading MyFitnessPal app if you have an iphone, and track everything little thing you eat, including coffee creamer, because it all adds up. You can also record your exercise too, which is awesome and figure out which vitamins you are lacking or eating too much of. I don't drink calories either, unless its a 0% fage greek yogurt smoothie! Anyway, I'd really like to help you, considering plastic surgeons are cocky pricks out to get your money and don't actually care about your health. When I used to meet people they would say stuff like, your eyes are pretty or you have lovely lips, but now complete strangers come up to me and say, "I just wanted to tell you that you're beautiful." Makes you feel much better than when your high school boyfriend tells your best friend that you crush him when you make out!
I could go on forever about this but I know my fitness and nutrition better than some doctors and when I read fitness magazines, they offer me absolutely no new information. If I could get at least 50 more twitter followers, then I would ne dilligent in helping support people with all kinds of issues...like skin solutions, exercise tips, etc...@krissyashraf...Anyway, don't let this consume you, get kick ass grades, and be awesome! I would say good luck, but from my experience luck does not exist.