I saw that DB responded to this... just wanted to let them know that I'm having the same problem. I'm glad they're working on it, though :-)
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Beans are a great protein alternative to nuts. Are you allergic to peanuts, too, or just real nuts? What about coconut (it's actually a seed)?
But if you can't do any nuts whatsoever, I'd say beans are probably your best bet.
Well, I'd personally say throw away anything that says "low fat" and focus on low sugar. We have become a nation of "fat" people who eat a "fat free" diet. Sugar causes more weight problems than fat, and fat helps you feel full and satisfied with what you eat, plus helps balance blood sugar.
It's only been a month. Be patient with yourself. Have you lost weight? Do you measure yourself with a measuring tape?
Losing between 5 and 8 pounds per month is ideal. If you lose more than that, you'll be more likely to gain it back.
Why not focus on the Daily Burn workouts? I don't go to a gym at all, I get fantastic workouts at home when I want to. I don't think doing 2 hours per day is necessary, and actually can be counter productive.
They have some cardio, but not as much. But I think alternating three times a week (or run or something on your own) between kettlebell and inferno for the cardio is plenty.
Try the DBKB (the kettlebell workouts). I just started that one, and while ALL good exercise programs should get your heart beating fast, the kettlebell is definitely focused on building muscle, and has less cardio than any of the others I've done.
Just go into the "discover" tab and select the workout you want to do. Or go into your calendar and tell it which day you want to do. Either way, don't back out of a great workout just because it's not perfect. I've been with them about three months now, and I've already seen a few changes. It's still worth it for $10 a month!
Nah, you just go to the calendar and select the day's workout you want to do. Or go into the "discover" tab and select the workout you want to do. Don't cop out just because you don't want to click a couple buttons :-)
You can just do it yourself. Go to "discover" and select the workout you want to do. I'm not able to work out every single day, so that's what I do.
I agree with Maryingel. You can also do push ups without bending your elbows... meaning you flex and extend at the shoulders, but keep your wrists and elbows straight. Start in a plank position, then squeeze your shoulder blades together in the back (without SHRUGGING your shoulders as you do it), then push them apart again. This is a great workout for the small muscles in your back, too. They are surprisingly hard!
How long have you been doing it? I started out with pain when I'd try to do push ups, but as I've gotten stronger, that's gone now. It took a month or so for me, but everyone's different, I know. I don't know about a brace, I'm not sure if it would weaken your wrists in the long run. I agree with Anjag, try just holding a plank, or rest between each push up until you strengthen up.
How's your diet? I don't mean "go on a diet," I mean you need to make sure your diet is good - healthy, whole foods. Diet is actually more important for weight loss than exercise (but exercises is of course incredibly important for health!!!)
Look into something like myfitnesspal.com to keep track of how much you eat. Make your food about 50% veggies. Of the other 50%, make that split equally between healthy protein, fruit, and good fats. Limit sugar as much as possible!
Make being healthy your ultimate goal, and the weight will come off.
AND just do your best as far as additives. Unless you can make your own nut milk, they all have some things we'd rather not have.
If the almond stuff works well for you, stick with it then. It does sound like gall bladder trouble. It might help to drink a mug of warm water with an ounce of lemon juice and a tablespoon of olive oil (organic extra virgin) before bed each night. That helps break down stones and sludge. It can get better without surgery!
If you have a good rhythm, are consistent, and feel good, don't worry about how fast your results are. You are developing healthy habits! Consistency is very important. Make sure your diet is good, and you'll have fantastic results! Also, especially if you are relatively new to working out, you are less likely to injure yourself working out only 3 days a week than every day. Giving your muscles time to repair is what BUILDS muscles and BURNS more fat.