U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Exercise and Fitness
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 1.5 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
Jump to a detailed profile or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Business Search - 14 Million verified businesses
Search for:  near: 
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 08-22-2012, 06:40 PM
 
Location: SW Missouri
14,851 posts, read 18,070,391 times
Reputation: 18993

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kitten01 View Post
I've effectively managed my weight by eating 5-6 meals per day. I don't know why people think fewer meals per day = weighing less. It doesn't work that way.
I don't know how someone who works for a living can do this. Who has the luxury of this kind of time? Not me, that's for sure.

20yrsinBranson
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 08-22-2012, 09:58 PM
 
Location: Minnesota
41 posts, read 29,871 times
Reputation: 61
Op, how can you have any energy at all eating that few of calories? Just wondering.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-23-2012, 12:04 AM
 
Location: Astoria, NY
3,053 posts, read 1,524,923 times
Reputation: 2475
Quote:
Originally Posted by drumchick34 View Post
Op, how can you have any energy at all eating that few of calories? Just wondering.
I feel more energized the fewer calories I eat. I know that low caloric intake increases the lifespan of mammals, so it has to be good for you in some way. I am pretty hungry most of the time, I won't lie, but I make sure I get as much nutrition in those calories as I can.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-23-2012, 06:50 AM
 
Location: Minnesota
41 posts, read 29,871 times
Reputation: 61
Well whatever works for you!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-23-2012, 11:38 AM
 
616 posts, read 395,443 times
Reputation: 1207
Quote:
Originally Posted by 20yrsinBranson View Post
I don't know how someone who works for a living can do this. Who has the luxury of this kind of time? Not me, that's for sure.

20yrsinBranson
I'm a housewife/SAHM, so that does make it easier. However, it doesn't take long to drop a quick protein shake 2 times in the day. That's what I do when I'm pressed for time or don't feel like cooking.

I just got my PT certification, but I haven't started working yet. That might make it a little harder for me to stay on track with my meals, but I'll find a way to get them all in.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-23-2012, 03:32 PM
 
Location: SW Missouri
14,851 posts, read 18,070,391 times
Reputation: 18993
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kitten01 View Post
I'm a housewife/SAHM, so that does make it easier. However, it doesn't take long to drop a quick protein shake 2 times in the day. That's what I do when I'm pressed for time or don't feel like cooking.

I just got my PT certification, but I haven't started working yet. That might make it a little harder for me to stay on track with my meals, but I'll find a way to get them all in.
The issue I have with most of the "shakes" that I have seen on the market is that they are loaded with chemicals. If that weren't bad enough, for some reason they insist on making these shakes sweet which is horrible. I am not fond of sweets to begin with and the idea of eating something sweet when you are hungry is revolting. I have thought about doing veggie smoothies (think V8 juice or Bloody Mary) but again, the time commitment to do that is just overwhelming to me.

20yrsinBranson
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-23-2012, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
17,335 posts, read 12,335,937 times
Reputation: 12864
I tried "shakes" for a few weeks. It was too annoying, and I just didn't like it all that much. I ended up finding a few protein powders I liked with minimal ingredients. But it felt way too artificial for me.

I did enjoy coming up with new combos though. I used a lot of coconut water, ginger and avocado in my fruit smoothies!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-23-2012, 05:12 PM
 
616 posts, read 395,443 times
Reputation: 1207
I've had some protein shakes that weren't too sweet. Right now I'm using MaxPro from Max Muscle and it's Ok.

Sometimes I use liquid egg whites and mix it in with whatever I want....v8 fusion, regular orange juice...you name it. Just get creative with it.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $84,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Exercise and Fitness
Similar Threads

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:11 AM.

2005-2014, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 - Top