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Two Food Questions
Two Food Questions
1/16/13 8:54 PM
Hi all!

I'm just finishing my 3rd week of TurboFire. I've been doing Chalean's stuff for a long time off and on, but this is my first time doing a program.

1) I started the program when I was at home for Christmas break (I'm in college.) Since coming back to school, I feel like I've been hungry 24/7. At the same time, I don't see any results yet. My body wants to eat more but I feel like I should cut down my calories so I actually loose weight. I also have Type 1 diabetes and a gluten allergy, so I don't know how that plays into things.

2) I totally messed up tonight and ate a big snack (I think about 400 calories). I feel badly, but I want to move on in such a way that would be helpful for me. Should I just ignore the extra calories and get back on track tomorrow? Should I subtract them from my calorie count for tomorrow? Should I do it gradually over the next few days?

Thanks for your help!
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RE: Two Food Questions
1/16/13 9:42 PM as a reply to EmmaKnight.
Hello,

1. Sometimes less calories isnt always better and mean your going to lose weight quicker. If your starving all the time and your energy is lacking on top of it its a sign that your not eating enough. I would need more info about you to know for sure but it sounds to me that your not eating enough!

2. Dont beat yourself up on the cheat. It happens and we are all not perfect. Erase it from your mind and move on. Tomorrow is a new day! Make that day and awesome perfect day! Ignore it!

Corrie
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RE: Two Food Questions
1/16/13 10:13 PM as a reply to CoachCorrieMac.
Progress, not perfection! You cannot be perfect. But you can keep striving to eat well and keep your body healthy. Health is a lifelong process! Congrats on doing the work out program! You will stay strong and keep being strong if you continue to work out as you age!!! As for food - you should eat a snack if you are hungry. Try to eat whole foods, and preferable foods that are high in protein to keep your metabolism on fire emoticon You could have a few nuts, some jerkey, a salad with a light dressing, pumpkin seeds... the key always for me is to eat just a small portion, until I feel full. I have always had problems stopping, so I try to limit my snacks to one serving. Small amounts of food throughout the day will keep you full of energy for school and for your work outs!!
Take care and be proud of yourself emoticon
Beth
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RE: Two Food Questions
1/17/13 11:14 AM as a reply to EmmaKnight.
Hi Emma!

Well it's awesome you're going to do a program from beginning to end!! I love, love, love Turbo!!

1) Totally normal to be hungry ... especially on the days you're working out. Listen to your body and DO NOT starve yourself. Because if you're not eating enough, that's like eating too much... you'll end up gaining weight. Really try to eat every 3 hours or so ... and know at the beginning it's a little about trial and error to learn about how your body responds to food and exercise. And keep in mind that as you're adding in muscle that weighs more than fat.

I know counting calories can be a drag, but initially (and times you're really trying to stay focused) I have found it to be really helpful in seeing if I'm eating enough or too much. When we are trying to build a new habit we can't rely on just "seeing" without tracking ... b/c our minds try to trick us, lol! If you write it down or use a free app on your phone like MyFitnessPal (if you use that one don't add the calories back in that you burn ... just stay on target for what Team Beachbody recommends or you can also go to Freedieting.com). If you decide to use MFP -- lmk and we can friend request each other on there ;-)

2) Don't dwell on that snack ;-) You actually may have needed it if you felt hungry and possibly have been under-eating. And even if you "went over" -- don't worry about it!! You will burn it off :-) things like that may happen from time to time ... shake it off and twist ;-)
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