beach: I do sympathise with you not being able to do any exercise. I used to play badminton three times a week until I developed abdominal pain. I could hardly walk let alone run. I am on some tablets now which help with the pain and I can walk but still cannot run. So it is good that I can now do the aqua aerobics and the keep fit. Now I need to do some form of dieting as I have put on some weight since not being so active.
beach: I have started aqua aerobics again. I love being in water even though I am not a very good swimmer. I enjoy the exercises I do in the water far more than when I do the keep fit class as some of my joints hurt. I will continue to do both exercises as it will be good for me.
Has anyone in here tried using raspberry ketones yet? They claim that it works very well. They also say that if you use the pure form that there is no side effects from it unless you are allergic to raspberries. I heard about it from watching the Dr. Oz show.
Subject: Re: Anyone suggest a diet to go along with it
paully: No junk food, no fast food, very little high-fructose corn syrup (processed foods mostly & soda), lots of fruits, veggies, whole grains, and real fruit juices...and throw in some dairy (men need calcium too) I'm envious, always wanted a bowflex
I just bought one and am going to try and start getting in shape. Does anyone own one here If so, any thoughts on their effectiveness and some hints for best effects Anyone suggest a diet to go along with it
1 cup soy flour 1/2 cup flaxseed meal 3 eggs 3/4 cup cream 1/3 cup club soda 1/4 cup finely grated parmesan cheese 1/4 cup finely grated Romano cheese 1 teaspoon dried basil 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1/2 teaspoon salt Water as needed 1-2 tablespoons olive oil
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Combine all ingredients, except water, in a mixing bowl. Combine until a thick dough forms, adding water as needed. (I use a Kitchenaid mixer and dough hook for best results). Divide dough in two parts. Brush two 12 inch pizza pans with olive oil. Spread dough evenly on the pizza pans. Place crusts on center racks of oven and bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until lightly golden and firm. Remove crusts from oven, cool, and top with Mama Bardelli’s Marinara Sauce, mozzarella and Italian cheeses, and other desired low carbohydrate ingredients such as sausage, pepperoni, olives, etc. Serves 10-16. 9 grams carbohydrates per slice.
Tip: Use imported Pecorino Romano (Pecorino al Basilico is excellent and eliminates the need for dried basil) and Parmagiano Reggiano cheeses for best flavor results. Both are available from iGourmet.com and Costco.
Subject: I wanted to add some hints of what I am learning
I am now a member of First Place which is a support group for weight loss. I also am going to be working out at the club down the street. The membie fees aren't too bad.
I am doing this for myself. I have a grandbaby on the way so I want to be around to see him grow up.
About the caffeine.. I agree with Rose about weaning off. You have to be strong willed to go Cold Turkey on it and due to the withdrawal symptoms of headaches would encourage more to give in. You would be surprised how much weight comes off when you omit soda from your diet. Most teens today in the US struggle with weight issues, and most of their problems come from the soda they are drinking. The shops around here advertise these huge fountain drinks (soda) for small costs. What they don't put on those cups is how many calories, how much sugar, or even caffeine count is expected in that drink. When I learned a jumbo soda had the same calories in that one drink as some peeps calorie intake permitted in one day.. 1200 calories..
It really makes you stop and think how our companies really aren't caring about their consumers health.. but, more on getting us addicted to their product.
Modified by nightmagic (18. September 2006, 05:37:48)
with any and every meal, cuts your hunger in 1/2. eat small salad before any meal, cut meat portion into 4ths, eat 1/4 and cut starch in 1/2. as a dinner, for a lunch, a lean cousine tray and a fruit. I lost 2 plus pounds a week. Only back meats. no butter, no bread, no suger anything.
imsoaddicted: I wanted to raise "soda-free" kids so I gave it up a few years ago...I went to drinking tea (with caffeine), then just made it weaker every couple days, and in probably about two weeks started to drink de-caffeinated...I also tried every juice and flavored water out there till I found a few that I really liked that weren't too high in sugar - try to stay away from sugar-substitutes, I know a few people who blame that for migraines/headaches...just a thought if Rose's ideas aren't kicking it fully
imsoaddicted: I take it the pop you are referring to has caffeine in it? I had the same problem about 4 years ago and was told to get off the pop. I was drinking diet coke and about 3 litres ormore a day. the headaches lasted about 2 weeks ( withdrawl from the caffeine) Once you get through that the rest is a pie of cake ( bad pun for the diet board) The difference once you ween off caffeine is amazing. I was getting migraines, huge pains in my neck and legs nearly every week. I no longer get migraines on a regular basis now that Im off it. Hope that helps!
*to ween off, go from 2 litres to just 1 for about a week or so. Then cut that in half for another week. Unless you wanna go cold turkey like I did, but the other way the headaches may not be as bad.
on fizzy pop or in americans case soda my doctor this part of my weight problem as i drink a 2 litre bottle everyday now ive tryed to gave it up but i end up with thumping headaches which tend to go away if i drink some more so if anyone knows anyway i can ween myself of these drinks i be over the moon