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  • 3 days ago

    How to lose weight during Menapause

    I use to be able to lose 5-10 lbs. with no problem in my 20/30's, even 40's. However, once Menapause kicked in I can't seem to lose 1 oz. let alone the 30 lbs. I've gained since age 47. I'm now 54 and really need to lose this weight. I must admit, I don't exercise like I should, but I do eat very well. What gives?
  • 3 days ago

    Just getting started

    Hey guys staying encouraged to loose weight is tough I work a lot a lot and my job can be stressful I know whose job isn’t but I’ve been through a lot in the past year and getting on a healthy diet and working out is tough I’m really at the where do I even start phase I want to loose weight and get healthier really. But where does that even start please help if you can give any positive advice because this thing isn’t easy! Thank you!!!
  • 5 days ago

    How do I get toned muscles without bulking up?

    I'm trying to build defined, lean muscles. I don't want to bulk up, just get stronger and more toned. What's the best way to do this? I've been doing squats and some light weights plus cardio but I don't feel like I'm getting anywhere. I don't want to have to hire a trainer but I feel like maybe I don't know enough to get started on my own. Anyone have any suggestions of routines I can follow? I've heard good things about hiit routines.
  • Simple meals that are vegan, no salt, no oil, low sugar

    I've had digestive issues for a long time and also have struggled losing weight. I've found through the process of elimination that my body is much happier on a vegan diet that also is low/no salt, oil and sugar. Any simple meal and snack suggestions to get me out of a junk food vegan rut? (PS my B12, Omega 3, and Vitamin D levels and other bloodwork is regularly monitored by my doctors so I'm not concerned about that aspect of veganism).
  • Weight loss---help

    I am a type 1 diabetic and 66 years old. I find it impossible to lose weight. I was told that my insulin makes it difficult to lose as well as a the fact that I have Hashimoto's disease (which is borderline). I am 5'7" and weigh 170 lbs.---the most I have ever weighed. I do limited exercise , don't eat a lot, but feel my metabolism is at ground zero. I eat well due to my diabetes and my A1c is 6.2. Should I just give up and eat for my diabetes? Seems I can't lose weight no matter....
  • 9 days ago

    How on Earth am I So Skinny?

    Random question that I've been curious to know the answer to, if anyone has any ideas... how on earth am I so skinny? I've recently drastically changed my diet to not only become healthier, but to also try to put a cap on my calories and not overeat. Now that I'm eating less, I feel SO hungry all of the time. Looking back, I realized that when I was eating like I used to, I would routinely eat probably 2,500 to 3,000 + calories a day. Many of my meals consisted of 1,000 + calories each....
  • 9 days ago

    What is counting macros all about?

    So I've heard a lot about counting your macros as a way to eat healthy and lose weight. Does anyone here follow that plan? Just trying to understand how it works and if it has helped anyone here stay on the healthy eating track.
  • 9 days ago

    Need some healthy portable snacks

    What are some quick and healthy snacks that I can pack for work? I'm struggling to find things that are gluten free and dairy free. My go-to used to be hard-boiled eggs or fruit with cheese, but my stomach just can't handle either any more. I'm currently eating almonds with figs as one snack and veggies with hummus for another but I'd really like to switch it up. Any suggestions?
  • 10 days ago

    How to lose weight during Menopause

    I use to be able to lose 5-10 lbs. with no problem in my 20/30's, even 40's. However, once Menopause kicked in I can't seem to lose 1 oz. let alone the 30 lbs. I've gained since age 47. I'm now 54 and really need to lose this weight. I must admit, I don't exercise like I should, but I do eat very well. What gives?
  • 10 days ago

    Labile blood pressure

    I am an anxious person. When I measure my blood pressure, the first and maybe the second readings are high - like 159/74 or 147/72. Then, as I repeat testing, it continues to drop - sometimes to 111/55. I have heard that this lability is unsafe, putting me at risk for a stroke. My internist disagrees. What do you think? I am not overweight, but am prediabetic. Thank you.