Need some help with eating schedule/healthy - plus losing weight, exercise

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  1. naughtysiggie

    naughtysiggie New Member

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    I have read through a lot of threads in F&N. While not being able to find a lot of threads pertaining to women and nutrition, I am assuming what goes for men generally goes for women. Please find below a brief synopsis of my situation:

    Age:27
    Current Weight:150
    Goal Weight:120 - 125
    Height: 5'3"

    Food in Typical Day (from what entered at fitday.com):

    4 Pieces of Honey Wheat Bread
    1/2 cup low fat granola
    10 Wheat Pretzels
    Fruit Salad consisting of Peaches, Apricots, Apple, Banana, etc. (Fruits vary per day, but I try to have a fruit salad everyday. Apples and bananas are whole fruits. Pears are in extra light syrup with the syrup drained. Apricots and peaches are in natural juice with Splenda, as fruits as of late have not been of the best quality.)
    Lean hamburger with fat drained
    A can of mushrooms
    1 Multivitamin

    According to fitday.com I have consumed, 1264 calories, 23 grams of fat, 249 grams of carbs, 46 grams of protein

    I am unsure as to whether this is enough. Should I be eating smaller meals, like 2 to 3 hrs. apart. I generally eat 2 to 3 meals per day at varying times plus a snack or two. Am I consuming enough fat and calories?

    I have started with tuna and trying to eat less bread, plus slow down with the pretzels and granola. Anything else I should be eating more of?

    I have bought weights and am starting on those...how much should I begin with? 10 lbs. per dumbell? 20 lbs. per dumbell? In addition, I do taebo approx. 30 mins. per time 3 to 4 times a week.
     
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    404 balanced meal not found.

    moar protein

    less carbs. Read Noobert stickies/archives and find out what to avoid and what to eat. there are lists of these foods, do a search and fine em.
     
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    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    need to eat more protein, more healthy fats, and less carbs (as well as better carb choices)
     
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    Yes eating 5-6xs a day will help you lose weight. Also some weights and a little cardio let's say 6xs a week will help you greatly, lose weight quickly.
     
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    GND BBP! OT Supporter

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    checkout my log. There's a lot of reading, but if you're serious it can help.
     
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    :werd: Working on that...cutting down to 2 wheat breads per day plus more tuna, salmon, and chicken.
     
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    protein I'm definitely working on, as far as healthy fats - nuts, etc.? or should I be getting the majority of my fats from protein...as far as protein goes, I tend to eat 4 eggs or so a week
     
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    Should I just be spreading out approx. the amount I am currently eating over to 6 meals or do I need more calories, fat, etc. and thus either more food or more calorie packing food?

    As far as the working out, I am currently on the lookout for a good priced treadmill that isn't too expensive and folds up. So far, Walmart here is a no go.

    Also, is a manual treadmill better or worse than a motor powered one?
     
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    I will be checking this out :) Thanks for the recommend...you've done a great job on your weight loss and fitness by the way :bigthumb:
     
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    ditch the treadmill and do your running outside. better for joint health anyways.

    and join a gym! GND can help you out in that regard.

    good to see you taking an interest in teh gym tho siggie
     
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    fish oil caps (or you can eat fish), flaxseeds, almonds, Enova oil, extra virgin olive oil
     
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    I've been wanting to do it for a while...my problem is motivation...I'm really motivated one day and then the next, it's like I'll take a break just today because I'm tired. Then, that one day turns into a whole week. At my lightest in the past few years, I have been 133, so hopefully I'll achieve that plus more. :hsd:
     
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    Avoid saturated fat and eat mono and polyinsaturated fats (omega-3, omega-6) which should help weight loss. They can be found in nuts, fatty fish (salmon and others), oil (olive, flaxseed), etc.
     
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    :cool: I will be adding some of that to my grocery list. :hs:
     
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    Is there an easy way to find out what types of foods have the best omega-3 and omega-6 benefits?
     
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    With the new omega-3 fad, it's usually written on it. The main source for omega-3 are fish (salmon), fish oil caps, nuts (flaxseed and some others), I think olive oil is omega-3 fat but I'm not sure anymore. Just google omega-3 and you'll find a list.
    Fish oil caps is a good way to go though.
     
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    You don't really want to concentrate on consuming omega-6s, we already consume too many of them. Stick to the fats i listed and you'll be fine.
     
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    olive oil is omega-9
     
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    :cool: The SO is starting on the health thing too...should I be drinking any protein shakes?
     
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    You certainly could if you wanted to, but whole food sources tend to satisfy your appetite longer.
     
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    o'rly?
     
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    :cool: Thanks :) Also, is it possible to eat too much fruit? I was reading through GND's log and she eats like 2 fruits per day. I think I average on a good day maybe 4 or so...
     
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    Fruit has lots of carbs in it which will up your insulin level, you'd be better to eat tons of protein before eating fruits. That being said, it's better to eat a piece of fruit than a piece of cake, especially if it's a low-GI fruit.
     
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    :cool: You're most certainly welcome.

    Thanks and good luck to you! :)

    You may also consider this book [​IMG]

    It's helped me a ton and I'm going to have to revisit it again for a couple months to tweek my diet for a bit during "off-season" I'm not going to be running as much (will still do some fun runs..etc), but going to hit the weights a lot more and cross training-spinning, yoga, softball..etc just keeping active.
     
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