Hi, everyone. Thanks for the input so far. I am taking this over to the journal board. I have realized that without writing down everything that I eat, my nutrition is not as good as I thought it was. It IS better than it was a year ago when I began changing my lifestyle habits, but it’s not good enough to accomplish what I am asking help for.
I am going to be honest, today was a major binge day. It’s 3:38pm and I have not eaten anything nutritional at all, just junk. I’m sure that’s why I am feeling so lousy. I not going to post what I have eaten today, I am too ashamed.
I am going to give you some ideas of the foods I like because I know not everyone likes the same things and honestly, if I don’t like something I can’t make myself eat it without gagging.
I love oatmeal, non-fat cottage cheese w/ pineapple or plain, chicken, turkey, yogurt, carrots, basic salad veggies, sweet potatoes and white potatoes. I love rice, brown and white, beans, dry or canned. My favorites include green beans, black-eye peas and corn
I don’t eat a lot of red meat because it causes stomach problems. And I can’t stand broccoli or cauliflower.
I don’t drink milk and eat very little cheese because of lactose intolerance. I know that sounds contradictory to loving cottage cheese and yogurt but I’ll deal with the symptoms for that. Occasionally, I’ll have Total Raisin Brand with lactaid skim milk. I enjoy protein shakes and smoothies from the smoothie bar and most protein bars.
I am hoping that someone can give me some advice on how to make a meal plan from these things that will work. Of course, I like some other foods, but I know they aren’t going to help me accomplish my goals.
I am trying to change my training routine also. I have always thought there was no such thing as too much cardio, but I guess there is. This week, I cut back to 20-30 minutes cardio and tried lifting heavier weights at fewer reps.
I don’t do well, just trying to make a routine for myself and I can’t afford a personal trainer. I have read a lot in the past year and since discovering bb.com. I just don’t know how to process all the info and apply it.
I don’t want to sound like I am begging, but if someone could just take me “under their wing” and give me something to go by for my nutrition and training, it would be wonderful.
My #1 goal is just to be healthier. My other goals are to lose body fat and become more muscular and toned. I try to stay away from setting a specific goal weight because when I was younger, I was obsessed with the scales and found myself in a bulimic stage of binging and purging. I don’t do that anymore and realize it’s not about a number on the scales. It’s about being the best you can be.
I have one more question. Do you really need to take supplements such as fat burners or other things? I have in the past and it was great for my workouts, but I’d rather do it the natural way.
Thanks for your time, responses and support, it means a lot.
Thread: Need To Change