Help Me End My Calorie Obsession Without Gaining Weight [Forum]

Saturday, September 18, 2010 12:14
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I am 5’7 almost 5’8 and I weigh 110-112 pounds. I know its thin and considered “underweight” but it is where I am comfortable being, I do not look too thin, I just look very lean and muscular.

However, I am terrified of gaining weight. My family is NO where close to the thin side, and I love them but sometimes it makes me cringe looking at them. I’m afraid that might happen to me.

I work out 3 times a week burning about 700-800 calories in the gym. I usually spend about 2 hours in the gym, and one day of the week I play 7 on 7 soccer. During the week I eat about 1000-1200 calories

I know this isn’t healthy but I don’t want to gain weight…

I did the harris benedict equation thing and it said just by existing I burn about 1367 per day, then with moderate exercise that number increases to 2119 (I don’t know if what I do is considered moderate exercise)

So i guess if i consume 2119 calories a day I won’t gain weight, is this true?
I have a hard time believing it and I doubt I could get myself to consume that many calories, I would feel so fat, and have a huge guilt trip. I count everything I put into my mouth. I often feel guilty consuming 1500 calories.

for instance today I did a cardio kickboxing class, ran 3 miles, did some strength training, and did a little rock climbing I burned about 1000 calories and ate 1133 today, and I’m kind of afraid to eat anymore

I know that if I eat to little my body will actually go into starvation mode and store fat, but for some reason my mind doubts that. I don’t feel that hungry but it could be my guilt just telling my brain that.

On the weekends I try to eat a little more, I might have a treat like a mini blizzard or a burrito, something I will never allow my self during the week, but i feel really guilty afterwards… On the weekends I consume about 1500-2000 calories which might be bad cause I don’t work out as much.

how much should I be eating to not gain ANY weight and how do I get over the guilt of consuming more than 1200 calories? Please help!

Bangkok Street Fruit Can Be Downright Dirty

Saturday, September 18, 2010 10:02
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I guess any food you buy outside comes with inherent risks. It’s outside after all.

Eat at any barbecue and you’ll spend half the time swatting flies away from the sun-baked, mayonnaise-based potato salad.

Wait, what? Eww…

And it seems Bangkok has a big problem with food served from street carts, especially fruit and fruit drinks. That stuff can be contaminated with bacteria.

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Weight loss stories: Parasitic Worms for Weight Loss in Hong Kong

Friday, September 17, 2010 20:19
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The fitness industry in Hong Kong is big. This is because of the increasing obesity rate in the country due to sedentary lifestyle, fast food availability, and long working hours. Hong Kong locals…

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Anyone Tried The Hollywood Cookie Diet? [Forum]

Friday, September 17, 2010 14:05
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I have been using cookies to get rid of unwanted weight. There are several cookie diets on the market right now but, for me, the best tasting and one that really worked for me is the Hollywood Cookie Diet.

I know, I know, anything with the word “Hollywood” in it can’t be good at all.

These cookies are larger than the other two on the market right now. The blend of soy, fiber and protein keep me full, to the point where sometimes I don’t want to eat.

I eat a cookie for breakfast, with coffee, tea, juice, any vitamins or medication I may take, a cookie for mid morning snack, a cookie for lunch with low sugar beverage, and a cookie for afternoon snack.

I stay away from any products containing high fructose corn syrup and have lost 20 pounds on these cookies.

They have four flavors so there is a favorite for everyone, chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, cranberry orange and lemon. I even heard they are coming out with a sugar free cookie after the first of the year.

I also substitute one of my snack cookies for healthy veggies, fruit, protein shake or protein bar.

I have eaten them before going to parties and weddings and found that I ate much less because I was already full.

My clothes are starting to fall off, especially my jeans, and if they fall any lower, I will look like one of those rappers with the pants around his bottom, lol.

This has been the easiest 20 pounds I have ever lost. I still have a ways to go yet but am confident that will keep the momentum going and by Thanksgiving (my goal time) I hope to be down another 17 pounds.

Has anyone tried this diet?

Building Self-Esteem to Conquer Your Goals

Friday, September 17, 2010 10:00
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All the traps and pitfalls in life, self esteem is the deadliest and hardest to overcome. For it is a pit designed and dug by our own hands, summed up in the phrase: It is no use, I cannot do it ~ Maxwell Maltz

According to some psychologists, self-esteem is the center of it all – THE most prominent factor when it comes to success in any health pursuit.

In any case, a struggle with self-esteem may be the sticking point you need to get past in order to succeed in your health goals. So, here are 10 ways to flex your self-esteem muscles.

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There’s a Skinny Person Inside of Me…

Thursday, September 16, 2010 10:00
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But I Shut the Bitch Up with a Cookie….. Is a funny book about the week in the life of a yo-yo dieter.

The world of dieting and fitness can often be very serious so it’s refreshing to see how the book’s author, Arleen Mavorah, has found the lighter side of how ridiculous the quest to find the perfect diet can be.

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How Can I Stay Motivated to Eat Well ALL Day? [Forum]

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 11:22
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I have struggled with my weight all my life. I lost 20+ poudnds on the south beach diet a little over 2 years ago and now that it (and some) has come back, i know its time to do it again. I don’t want it to sound like I don’t want to, because I do. I am ready for a lifestyle change, not just a diet to soon go back to my old habits. And, since I know this diet worked for me in the past, I figured it would work again.

My fault is at night though, because I do so good during the day and then cave at night. I know if i can make it through the first couple days I’ll be good for phase one and the rest of the diet.

So if anyone has any advice on how to stay motivated throughout the whole day that would be great! Also if anyone has any recipies or any tips they like to share that be great too! Thanks for the support and answers!

Obese Orangutan Put on a Diet

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 10:00
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It’s sad that fat, overfed animals are making the headlines more and more often.

Pet dogs and cats are often overweight, but it’s becoming increasingly common amongst zoo animals too – like Oshine the orangutan.

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Poll: Calorie Content on Fast Food Receipts?

Tuesday, September 14, 2010 22:20
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Fast food chains are facing ever increasing scrutiny when it comes to the Calorie and nutrient content of the food they entice us with.

Recently governments have cracked down on restaurants requiring them to be more transparent regarding nutrition information. Burgerville, a fast food chain in the Pacific Northwest, has taken this one step further by actually printing nutrition information of the customer’s receipt.

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Study: Will Eating More Meat Make You Die Sooner?

Tuesday, September 14, 2010 13:26
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Our recent poll on vegan diets resulted in over 1,100 votes — and over 80% believed that vegan diets are healthy and sustainable. The resulting comments are “heated” to say the least…

So let’s just carry on this controversial subject:

New results have surfaced from one of the most prolific health studies ever conducted showing (maybe) that animal-based low carb diets increase mortality rate moreso than a vegetable-based low carb diets. Let’s take a look at whether we should be cutting back on meat.

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