Although the bun has gluten/wheat, and ketchup has a LOT of sugar...
Welcome, both of you! Honestly, the community here is kind of touch and go. There are some really helpful people that answer questions as they can, but there's no guarantee when they're around. The DailyBurn support staff answers sometimes as well, but I don't thing there's enough of them to support the influx of new people. Often their answers seems sort of canned, but not always. I think this site has a lot of potential, but it almost seems like they launched a little too soon. There are parts that feel unfinished. I certainly have seen results from my personal exercise routine on here, and so I have stayed past the trial. It's worth a try for sure. I am hoping in time they catch up with what they are actually trying to do. If they do, it will be a great site.
Yes, I do! I like it a lot. It's not the most AMAZING flavor, but it's good. I use both vanilla and chocolate. :) And as far as I can tell from reading the label, it's good for Ignite.
You might try just adding things to what you're already eating. I'm not sure if you're on the ignite phase, but if not, you can add a little cheese to things to bump up the calorie content. Almond butter is a good one too. Any nuts are great calories. I know it's hard to eat when you don't want too. I wish I had that problem. I eat when I shouldn't!
Are you eating 1200-1500 calories a day, and then burning 500-700 of those calories you ate, for a total calorie consumption of between 500-1000 calories? If so, you are NOT eating enough. You need a minimum of 1200 calories to keep your body from thinking it's being thrown into starvation so it clings to everything it can.
I would recommend arrowroot. It's a natural thickener, but doesn't have any of the evil 6 in it.
I use PlantFusion. It meets the requirements and is cheaper. It's still around $40, but better than $65. Good luck!
I would also like to know this!
So I weighed in today. At the same weight, maybe 1/3 of a lb less. Still 176, though. I dunno. I guess I'll try the 1400 another week.
I had my RMR measured at a doctor's office a month or two ago. It was 1710, which was much improved from my original RMR of 1530. I multiplied that by 1.3, which is a "lightly active" lifestyle. That equals 2223. I am currently eating 1400 calories a day, for a deficit of 800. That was upped from 1200 calories in my original post. Hopefully that will help my body let go of the fat. It has to be thinking I am staving, because I can't imagine 1200 calories being too much. I will weigh-in again on Friday to see if I've lost anything. I hope so. If I have gained, I'm not sure what do but give up. I just can't seem to find a combination of calories and exercise that works. We'll see for sure Friday. Thanks!
I use PlantFusion. It's a pea/artichoke plant based protein supplement with stevia as a sweetener. I love it. I found it at my local Natural Grocers. Comes in Vanilla Bean and Chocolate here, but there may be more online.
Well, I wrote a long reply...but apparently I used a bad word and didn't realize? Not sure if it was deleted...
I did start working out as well. I am on the "Cardio Sculpt" program here at DailyBurn. To make a long story sort of short, I originally lost 50lbs or so over the past 4-5 years. I did so by eating little meals throughout the day, for a total of 1200 calories. I didn't really exercise aside from walking with a pedometer. Once I lost a lot of weight, I started feeling better and slowly went from walking to jogging, and began attending fitness classes. I was told I would need to up my calories as I started working out harder, but no one could really tell me how MUCH to increase them. Essentially I kept working out harder and harder, but never knew how much to eat. My weight loss stopped, and I began to gain back. I am in much better shape than I was back at my starting point. I can jog 10 miles, and I know I have gained muscle mass, which has upped my metabolic rate. However, I have not been able to shed the excess fat. And trust me, I have plenty of EXCESS. So...I decided to restart. I went back to 1200 calories when I began here. But, now that I do have more muscle and am in better shape, I don't think 1200 is enough. I just don't know how to tell if I am eating too little or too much. So I upped recently to 1400, while working out. I also too measurements. We'll see in a couple weeks if it's working. I am getting so tired of working my ass of, only to realize my ass is still there. Hehe. I also track my food on myfittnesspal.com, I have for years.
I agree. I am going to try and up my calories to 1400-1500 and see if that makes a difference in the weight loss. I really appreciate you taking the time to answer. Thank you! Congrats on losing 12lbs! That's half of my goal, which is amazing!