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Candigyrl84
11-26-2013, 05:00 PM
I was doing sooooo good at 70lbs down... 1/2 way to my goals. I got super lazy... lost my motivation... traveled and made excuses... I've been eating whatever I want (junk I would never eat)... and not working out! I've gained almost 20lbs back and I hate that I let myself do this! I need a serious detox to help my body stop the urge for junk and get my weight loss back on track... I'm usually a cold turkey, "ALL IN" kind of girl but I can't get my head back in the game.

One thing that's important to note is that I lost the 1st 70 by myself with determination, following all the rules, working out smarter not harder, eating right, and using tools like myfitnesspal and other apps/websites. My need at this point is for a jump start to get back on track. I know what to do when I get there... just need a road map back to where I left off! :)

Any suggestions???

rand18m
11-26-2013, 05:05 PM
You don't need a "detox" as that term really has not meaning with regards to your diet.

You need to run a sustained and prolonged deficit. This can or should be made up of whole and minimally processed foods that you enjoy. Those foods are like porno, we all know it when we see it! ;) We all know those foods when we see them as well by in large.

Seriously get back on track, you instinctively know what high calorie/low nutrient dense foods you need to drop. It's simply a matter of telling yourself this IS what you are going to do. It doesn't take long before these new foods you eat become the norm and the other a memory. Just stick with it!

Candigyrl84
11-26-2013, 05:14 PM
You don't need a "detox" as that term really has not meaning with regards to your diet.

You need to run a sustained and prolonged deficit. This can or should be made up of whole and minimally processed foods that you enjoy. Those foods are like porno, we all know it when we see it! ;) We all know those foods when we see them as well by in large.

Seriously get back on track, you instinctively know what high calorie/low nutrient dense foods you need to drop. It's simply a matter of telling yourself this IS what you are going to do. It doesn't take long before these new foods you eat become the norm and the other a memory. Just stick with it!

Thanks, I appreciate your comments! :)

DanJay316
11-26-2013, 05:44 PM
Thanks, I appreciate your comments! :)

I would recommend you read the stickies. :)

It has lots of valuable information regarding how to formulate diets.etc

Principally before you start a diet - make sure you use a calculator (such as IIFYM) to work out your TDEE (Total Daily Energy Expenditure). This is important because it gives a good baseline about how many calories you burn a day with your lifestyle - and therefore how many calories you must eat each day to maintain an appropriate deficit (say 10-20% below your TDEE as a general estimation).

If your keen to really get into the whole dieting thing, there are several excellent websites/apps which allow you to track your meals such as MyFitnessPal and Fitday.com (my personal favourite).

Moving onto macros, our general rule of thumb on these boards (and as WonderPug will tell you - is supported by the greatest amount of evidence) is to consume 0.45\lb fats per day and 0.6-83\lb protein per day. Remaining calories can be filled however you like.

Hope this helps. :)

rolandszi
11-26-2013, 05:47 PM
get a juicer and make green veggie juices. its good against junk food cravings

StriveForGold
11-26-2013, 05:59 PM
get a juicer and make green veggie juices. its good against junk food cravings

Dude, I know! Every time I want some chips I just make carrot juice instead!

Candigyrl84
11-26-2013, 06:04 PM
I would recommend you read the stickies. :)

It has lots of valuable information regarding how to formulate diets.etc

Principally before you start a diet - make sure you use a calculator (such as IIFYM) to work out your TDEE (Total Daily Energy Expenditure). This is important because it gives a good baseline about how many calories you burn a day with your lifestyle - and therefore how many calories you must eat each day to maintain an appropriate deficit (say 10-20% below your TDEE as a general estimation).

If your keen to really get into the whole dieting thing, there are several excellent websites/apps which allow you to track your meals such as MyFitnessPal and Fitday.com (my personal favourite).

Moving onto macros, our general rule of thumb on these boards (and as WonderPug will tell you - is supported by the greatest amount of evidence) is to consume 0.45\lb fats per day and 0.6-83\lb protein per day. Remaining calories can be filled however you like.

Hope this helps. :)

Thank you for your comments and for the tips. One thing that's important to note is that I lost the 1st 70 by myself with determination, following all the rules, working out smarter not harder, eating right, and using tools like myfitnesspal and other apps/websites. My need at this point is for a jump start to get back on track. I know what to do when I get there... just need a road map back to where I left off! :)

rand18m
11-26-2013, 06:04 PM
I would recommend you read the stickies. :)

It has lots of valuable information regarding how to formulate diets.etc

Principally before you start a diet - make sure you use a calculator (such as IIFYM) to work out your TDEE (Total Daily Energy Expenditure). This is important because it gives a good baseline about how many calories you burn a day with your lifestyle - and therefore how many calories you must eat each day to maintain an appropriate deficit (say 10-20% below your TDEE as a general estimation).

If your keen to really get into the whole dieting thing, there are several excellent websites/apps which allow you to track your meals such as MyFitnessPal and Fitday.com (my personal favourite).

Moving onto macros, our general rule of thumb on these boards (and as WonderPug will tell you - is supported by the greatest amount of evidence) is to consume 0.45\lb fats per day and 0.6-83\lb protein per day. Remaining calories can be filled however you like.

Hope this helps. :)

This advice would not necessarily pertain to the op at this point. Those that are quite a bit overweight need different guidance in the beginning. When she becomes more lean then the stickies and macro calculations will be more appropriate.

Op simply work on running a deficit, make changes to your diet as discussed above, be consistent, as active as you can, and remember this takes time. You don't have to lose it all in two months. Having said that if you don't mind fighting off some hunger a steeper deficit can be fine for you at this time. When, and I mean WHEN, you get down to a much lower weight you will have to regroup and start learning more about nutrition and training, depending on your goals of course, which you haven't stated here yet! I hope you do make that statement soon!

GL

DanJay316
11-26-2013, 06:06 PM
Thank you for your comments and for the tips. One thing that's important to note is that I lost the 1st 70 by myself with determination, following all the rules, working out smarter not harder, eating right, and using tools like myfitnesspal and other apps/websites. My need at this point is for a jump start to get back on track. I know what to do when I get there... just need a road map back to where I left off! :)

Best of luck with your goals. :)

Candigyrl84
11-26-2013, 06:12 PM
get a juicer and make green veggie juices. its good against junk food cravings

I've been looking at juicers! I already do protein shakes but thought that would be a great addition to my nutrition moving forward. Thanks!

Candigyrl84
11-26-2013, 06:14 PM
Best of luck with your goals. :)

Thanks so much for your input! I really appreciate it! Everything helps...

SugarFree1
11-26-2013, 06:36 PM
Two suggestions I have are to schedule getting accurate body fat tests done, seeing the numbers on paper shows you the progress you made or where adjustments are needed. The second is to get a trainer. If motivation is a problem, knowing that you will need to answer to someone each week will keep you from making up excuses throughout the week.

Candigyrl84
11-26-2013, 07:40 PM
Two suggestions I have are to schedule getting accurate body fat tests done, seeing the numbers on paper shows you the progress you made or where adjustments are needed. The second is to get a trainer. If motivation is a problem, knowing that you will need to answer to someone each week will keep you from making up excuses throughout the week.

Good tips... Trainers have helped me in the past and could definitely help now. Thanks