February 5, 2018 at 5:37 am #190763
Hey to all the fitties out there,
I need some help, i went from a very active job to a now not so very active job. I haven’t put on a massive amount of weight, only about 1kg or 2 kgs but i feel so bloated and lethargic all the time. I am on 1.200 calories at the moment, do you think cutting out carbs will help? I have no idea what to do anymore.
xFebruary 5, 2018 at 6:07 am #190767
Try cutting carbs. I believe our bodies are a little different in how we respond to different mixes of diets.
I also believe if any of us eat mostly fresh vegetables and fruit then we will have a healthy diet and we don’t have to worry about being overweight. How old are you Alexandra? As we age, our metabolism slows down.
MarkFebruary 5, 2018 at 7:24 am #190787
Hi there Mark,
Yes i think i may start cutting carbs, even though i am finding it very hard to do so as i am a carbaholic. Im trying to cut down to 60 – 100g of carbs a day.
I am 29 🙂
BlessingsFebruary 5, 2018 at 7:32 am #190791
I totally get you about how hard it can be cutting out carbs. The other thing you may want to avoid is processed foods.
What is the job you are doing now that is not so active?
I’ve always worked desk office jobs. There are little things you can do that helps during the day such as taking walking breaks often.
MarkFebruary 5, 2018 at 8:06 am #190807
Processed foods as in what, sorry im trying to get into everything but i am finding all slightly confusing lol.
I am a veterinary nurse, so there is a lot of standing still, not so much walking.
AllyFebruary 5, 2018 at 8:33 am #190829
Processed foods basically are anything that comes packaged. Things that come out of the ground or off trees and onto your plate or in your pot are not processed. Processed are what food companies do when they take those fruits and vegetables and then cook them, run them through machines; add vitamins, minerals, and chemicals to them; and put them on the shelf or freezer where they can last for months if not years sitting there.
Cool that you are a vet nurse. Do you have your own pets?
MarkFebruary 5, 2018 at 8:36 am #190831
Ah right, yes i get you now. No i am pretty good with eating healthy, i try and add a lot of vegetables in my diet but even those have copious amounts of carbs. I downloaded My fitness pall and its making me calorie obsessed lol, so i just need to find my happy medium 🙂
I do indeed 🙂 I have a beautiful Samoyed, Do you?February 5, 2018 at 9:25 am #190849
Those dogs are beautiful! Walking/running your dog is good exercise. If you have time then try extending your walks and/or having more walks.
I have a sweet mutt I got from the Humane Society when he was 4. He is now 10.
They told me that Bodhi is a Blue Heeler mix but he looks more like a German Short Hair Pointer. I think the Blue Heeler part is the coloring of black with white speckles.
February 5, 2018 at 1:19 pm #190903ChelseaParticipant
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Bodhi is such a great name for a dog, Mark!
Alexandra, I can’t speak for everyone, but cutting carbs worked MIRACLES for me. I went from borderline diabetic to healthy and dropping weight without trying because my sugar cravings are gone. I will say, though, that I had to go cold turkey–absolutely no grains/pasta/sugar/etc for a week, only meat, dairy, and veggies. I couldn’t do strict low carb, but keto (low carb, high fat) was a breeze for me because it kept me full.February 5, 2018 at 1:26 pm #190907
Thanks Chelsea :-).
I like how you shared about your experience with the Keto approach. I was toying with several kinds of diets and your testimonial on how easy it was to do made me want to try it.
MarkFebruary 6, 2018 at 4:27 am #190981
Yes they are exercise junkies, but unfortunately my gorgeous girl is an old girl shes coming on 12 years old. Bodhi is a beautiful name i agree with Chelsea 🙂 My doggie was also a rescue, i got her from the pound when she was 1 years old.February 6, 2018 at 4:32 am #190983
Yes i have been toying with the Keto diet idea, i guess im scared in consuming so much fat lol. To be honest i find if i dont eat carbs i am so much flatter and don’t feel so bloated, also my weight will fluctuate massively, if i eat too many carbs i could put a kilo on! If i go throughout my day keeping my carbs down as low as 60g i loose weight lol
BlessingsFebruary 6, 2018 at 6:32 am #191007
If I could figure out a way to attach a photo of Bodhi I would.
In the meantime, our companions epitomizes unconditional love and comfort yah?
MarkFebruary 6, 2018 at 11:48 pm #191133
They do indeed 🙂 Nothing better than having a doggie by your side.