Message posted by cadbury on 08 March 2011 at 10:39am - IP Logged
Well I've started to use me pedometer again. Its a pretty good one so trying to do the 10,000 steps a day which is supposed to give you a lower BMI, reduced waist-to-hip ratio, and if you do more than 10,000 then the benefits are even better. So does this mean I can have my brandy and drink it if I achieve this every day, or do you think it may not work. lol
Do an extra 200 steps on top of the 10,000 and have a double brandy a couple of extra walks to the greenhouse and back should do that
Message posted by angela chapman on 08 March 2011 at 2:41pm - IP Logged
Please can I offer some advice:
These are things that worked for me, it's okay joking and being light hearted but do you want to lose weight and keep it off or not.
If you need help read on, if not don't shoot the messenger.
You all talk about food, but no mention has been made about what you drink (apart from alcohol)
Drink lots of water about 8 glasses a day. Cut down on drinks containing caffeine, tea, coffee, excessive caffeine may produce a drop in bloodsugar which can result in craving for sweets.
A hot drink can take the edge off your appetite, sometimes we are actually thirsty and not hungry but our brains don't always register the difference.
Cut down on carbohydrate and increase protein.
Low fat ready meals, low fat foods in general often contain more sugar. Read all packets and tins to see how much sugar they contain, you may be surprised that something you eat and think of as healthy is full of sugar.
I don't want to bore you just help you if anyone is interested.
Message posted by Mrs Mushypea on 08 March 2011 at 4:07pm - IP Logged
It's good advice Angela although the 8 glasses of water a day!!! My Doc says you are fine with 4 glasses per day as long as you are drinking water on a daily basis, there is no need to drink 8 glasses each and every day.
I agree with the pre-packed low fat foods though. I watched a programme about them and realised that what they take out of in respect of cals, fats etc they make up for in sodium and sugar so swings and roundabouts.
I have started to eat more 'normal food' but control my portion sizes especially in the evening. I continue to have soup and yoghurt or a wrap with some kind of meat or fish filling for lunch. Always have my breakfast - it's the law!!! Yes drink water but not 8 glasses a day otherwise I would have to live in the WC forever!!! and balance my eating with structured exercise three times a week as well as walk over a mile a day to work and yes sin at the weekends and I am feeling healthier and more positive. Even my nails are growing well and not splitting!!!
And last night at the gym me and my sister wandered into unknown territory - yes an ABS class, yes it hurt like hell but I do feel good today although I will never achieve the washboard tummy - I did feel I had worked muscles I didn't know still had any life in them at all...
Message posted by angela chapman on 08 March 2011 at 4:18pm - IP Logged
8 glasses a day is a good guide, it was difficult at first but after 3 or 4 days you actually will feel thirsty and want to drink. Once your body is used to it you don't spend all the time in the loo. Depending on the size of glass of course but 1 1/2 litres is a good judge, that is only 3 small bottles of water.
Don't know what scientific sence it made but my granny always said drink water and wash the fat away.
Message posted by Mrs Mushypea on 08 March 2011 at 4:49pm - IP Logged
Well I try to usually have a glass in the morning and a large glass throughout the day at work but in summer I have 2-3 large glasses and then one in the evening... although when I do the gym I drink a fair bit of it, don't know about washing the fat away though - especially when it's more like a stubborn stain that doesn't want to budge!!!
Message posted by cadbury on 08 March 2011 at 7:07pm - IP Logged
Hi Angela, great advice I'm always open to ears where extra advice is available. I always joke about my weight course if I dont it will run meself into the ground or hit a brick wall. Been there many a times and it not nice.
If you look back to some of my previous post I'm a sucker for exercise espicially walking an biking. As for water. Most days I dont allow myself a drop of alcahol till I've drank the recommend daily water allowance. Hard to believe but true. Always start the day off with lemon and water.
Unfortnatly I have to carbs, the amount of exercise I do my body wouldn't function, bearing in mind it has to be the slow release carbs. Seeded bread. porriage [cant spell it lol] potatoes an so on. And all my cooking is done from scratch. Those ready meals should of been barred off shelves a long time ago. My goodness I've gone to serious shut me up.
Right wheres that brandy lol
Message posted by Viv D on 08 March 2011 at 10:12pm - IP Logged
Seven years ago I was getting through a Large size jar of coffee on my own a week. I had so much caffeine inside me I ended up with sleep deprivation, 1 hour a night of sleep. So I cut the coffee back to just 3 cups a day, I do not drink tea at all (just because I do not like the taste).
I now start the day with a cup of hot water with a slice of Lemon in it. The Lemon is 1. Good for you, 2. Wakes up your metabolism system and 3. It gives your body a detox. I also have a bottle of water beside me all day, so probably do get through nearly 8 pints of water.
As for the low fat frozen dinners - also read the Salt Content as well in them as well as the sugar.
Message posted by elizajay (Moderator) on 08 March 2011 at 11:02pm - IP Logged
I drink lots of water all day...not sure if I reach 8 glasses but I think, in total, not far off it.
Have one coffee in the morning...thats the total of my hot drinks during the day...after my very long march with billy first thing I am desperate for a cold drink, so have a pint! (of water!)...then have water throughout the day, after lunch etc...
My big vice (!) is a mug of Horlicks Lite before bed...it does seem to help me sleep, but although it is low fat I think since I started it, the weight has been really really difficult to shift...hmmmm sleeping tabs have no cals and no sugar...maybe I should resort to them...?????
Message posted by weshamers on 08 March 2011 at 11:20pm - IP Logged
I agree to with drinking lots of water, also helps skin, and I used to get bad headaches but drinking water does help. Always have a glass about 5 minutes before meals and does help to fill you up. It can only be good if it helps flush out toxins etc. I have just booked a colic irragatin today for next week, got IBS and I believe it helps with digestion etc. As anyone had one and if yes were there any benifits, hoping it will also help with diet if stomach clean. Any advice welcomed lol Ann xx
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