I had the same problem, and it was miserable. It was awful to feel hungry all the time, even though I was eating (what I thought) were really large portions of the meals and going over the calorie "limit". I eventually quit the formal ignite program and started eating whole grains and some dairy again. As soon as I added those back in small doses and went back to "normal" portion sizes, I felt like a million times better. I still avoid the sugars and alcohol though.
Frankly, I just think going totally cold-turkey on so many things is tough on the body and in hindsight, not that great of an idea. I'm in the camp of mindful eating, eating a variety of foods, minimizing "bad" fats and excess sugars and exercising to lose or maintain weight.
Thanks...I'll have to look into the hotel shopper thing! I really despise Chipotle - Mexican and Latin food in general relaly - so I avoid it. Thanks though for the response!!
I'm not sure about IntelliBurn, but the TBT program I am on is the same. Two days of the same video in a row, followed by a recovery video for a day (or two), then the same video two days in a row again. In theory, you spend the first day learning the moves/routine and then the second day you are supposed to focus more on form and getting reps up (at least in TBT). So I would hazard to guess that perhaps it is designed that way on purpose.
Thanks, Srippley I will definitely be checking these out tonight!
Probably a silly question, but I figure since all I'm doing is using tea leaves to flavor the water, the hot tea I drink should count towards my daily water intake. Right?
I travel A LOT for work (like, every week, on a plane to another location). Since I obviously can't cook in a hotel room and packing a week's worth of pre-cooked stuff is just totally impractical, I need some good options for restaurant foods. Suggestions?
I have the same issue...sometimes during yoga and other exercises that involve a lot of quick down-up motions with the upper body I get very light-headed. Water and extra snacks have helped, but its definitely not pleasant!
I am really enjoying the TBT. It requires no equipment, and the workouts are interspersed with yoga and mobility moves to keep flexibility up and aid recovery, which I think is fantastic. In my opinion, flexibility is a crucial partner to strength.
The apple cinnamon shake is delish...maybe add some almond butter to that as well!
Could almond butter substitute for those of us on the ignite?
I've exhausted the provided recipes and would love to hear what other people are coming up with.
I've always been active and in relatively good shape...but my eating habits are TERRIBLE. I'm talking like cheese fries, nachos, pizza...all the bad stuff several times a week. So I really want to complete my healthy exercise regimen with a healthy eating regimen!