Your Questions About Healthy Lifestyle Changes

Steven asks…

Is it bad to lose weight during pregnancy if it’s b/c of healthy lifestyle changes?

I was 5 lbs overweight when I started my pregnancy, so not that much. But I started drinking a TON of water and doing yoga every morning, but still eating well b/c I know I’m eating for two, but I started losing weight. Is that bad if I’m still eating healthily?

Thanks!

admin answers:

No, that’s perfectly fine. A lot of women lose weight in their first trimester from morning sickness. I’ve heard of women losing 15lbs! As for overweight and developing a healthy lifestyle most doctors recommend it. I’m a bit over weight and my Midwife and I are going to work out a schedule, meal plan, and exercise routine with a personal trainer so that I can lose weight the healthy way during this pregnancy. I had my son 6 months ago and gained 50lbs with him. I’ve only lost 25lbs since he was born so I still have a bit to lose and my Midwife said it’s perfectly fine as long as I do it the safe way. As long as you’re not stressing your body and getting the right amount of healthy calories you’re good.

Carol asks…

How can I loose weight making a healthy lifestyle change?

I yoyo dieted for the last 4 yeas and last August I just gave up and overate everyday like a pig. Now I’m 5’6 ans weigh 160 lbs. I’m NEVER dieting agin, insead I just want to make a healthy life style change. RIght now I working on eating no sugar, and next will be to be more careful with portion control. AM I doing this right?

admin answers:

Like you said, you can’t diet, you must change your eating habits. Some things you can do is not completely cut out sugar, but tone it down and try to use Splenda when you can. You would be amazed by what comes sugar free that is still delicious! For example, when you order let’s say a latte at Starbucks, you can get non-fat, sugar free latte. It tastes just as good!! Some other things that can help your diet is spray butter (no calories, no sodium, no fat) instead of loading on the fattening stuff. There are many other things that you can do that cuts out calories here or there (email me if you want more!). Another thing that helped me was to schedule eating every 4 hours. It maintains your metabolism and keeps you not hungry for fats! Hope it works for you!

Donald asks…

Anyone want to start a diet/healthy lifestyle change with me?

I want someone that wants to lose weight or shape up, or just be healthier. We could email each other daily, sending encouragements, and exercise tips/tricks, or what ever else. If you do, leave your email or send me an email (my email is on my profile) and I will email you back. Thanks:)

admin answers:

How cute. Good luck.

Lisa asks…

How can I stick to my healthy lifestyle changes?

I am overweight and would like to lose some pounds of fat. About.. The whole February and March, I ran everyday and watch what I ate. I lost 10 pounds. But in April, I’m feeling lazy.. and when ever I smell the scent of something.. fatty and unhealthy.. I tell myself “A little bite won’t hurt.. I’m pretty sure I went below my calorie intake anyways.” And then.. If I finish that.. I say to myself “I doubt I had enough calories today… so a little more won’t do any harm.” I end up eating a full plate of seconds. I gained 3 pounds.. Not sure fo rmuscle or fat.. But I saw myself eating today.. IN the mirror.. And I said.. “Wow.. I need to stop.” So I did. But how will I be able to maintain this thinking? I did not run for a while month already.. All of April! Please. Help. I was hoping to lose some noticable weight before August. And It doesn’t seem to be going well.

Any tips?
Also.. If you recommend writing down what I eat, I have trouble counting calories. Normally things come in serving sizes in Ounces.. Or something.

How can I count the calories?
Not sure if it matters.. But my BMI is 27.9

admin answers:

Well, there’s really not much to say.
It has to be something you make yourself do, something you have the willpower to do. It’s hard.

I lost 50lbs in 7 months. I did it by counting calories and exercising. I mess up a lot. I’ve had more bad days for eating than good.
When I am really seriously determined, I won’t have anything I can binge on at home. Well, not completely true, as I can binge on bread and margarine. But it’s whole wheat breads and light margarine at least :P
Like right now, I am going for the last 10lbs. I’ve commited myself to not eating anything fatty for the next 2 weeks, and staying under 1500 calories. I have no cheese, no baked foods, no chocolate, no drinks besides water in my apartment. My one treat is an iced cappuccino every morning, that I get at tim hortons.
I just think of how 2 weeks of not eating the junk food I love at all is so worth seeing 5lbs less on the scale. And once I get there, I can eat what I want as long as I stay under the calories I need to maintain my weight.

Don’t let yourself drop the exercise, no matter what. If you’re not running, maybe you need to try another form of exercise.

Oh yeah, and if a food measures the serving in grams, say like a serving of cheese is 30g, I would see how many grams are in the package all together and divide 30 into it to see how many servings it contains. Estimate the size of a serving from there.
I actually won’t buy a lot of things because they contain too many servings, and would be way too many calories should I decide to binge on it.
If it’s a liquid, like a serving of milk is 250ml, use a measuring cup until you have it memorized.

Maria asks…

How can I stick to my Healthy Lifestyle Changes?

am overweight and would like to lose some pounds of fat. About.. The whole February and March, I ran everyday and watch what I ate. I lost 10 pounds. But in April, I’m feeling lazy.. and when ever I smell the scent of something.. fatty and unhealthy.. I tell myself “A little bite won’t hurt.. I’m pretty sure I went below my calorie intake anyways.” And then.. If I finish that.. I say to myself “I doubt I had enough calories today… so a little more won’t do any harm.” I end up eating a full plate of seconds. I gained 3 pounds.. Not sure fo rmuscle or fat.. But I saw myself eating today.. IN the mirror.. And I said.. “Wow.. I need to stop.” So I did. But how will I be able to maintain this thinking? I did not run for a while month already.. All of April! Please. Help. I was hoping to lose some noticable weight before August. And It doesn’t seem to be going well.
Any tips?
Also.. If you recommend writing what I eat, How can I measure some calories? MY BMI is 27.9

admin answers:

Try chewing your food slowly. It will trick your body into not eating so much and help with digestion. Google calories and food, theres a bunch of website that does calorie estimations.

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