I've been with DB for several months now and I have found that some of the works outs were getting easier. This, of course, is progress. What I have been doing is combining them at times. My favorite combination so far is Tabata + Metabolic Maxamizer: It makes for a very good work out. Animal Core + Box and Burn also is a good combination. The results have been fantastic and I enjoy the challenge of the double work out while waiting for the new videos.
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That rocks!! I am sooo going to try this
I had the same issue what worked for me depended on the work out. For the work outs like the "Box & Burn" I had an old office mat (You know the plastic mats that go under office chairs so they can roll on carpet) It worked like a charm. I now keep that handy by my work out space. Other than that I have done the Tabata and similar work outs with bare feet or my cross trainers (Adidas Climacools) and I've been very happy. Obviously anything that requires weights I feel more comfortable in work out shoes.
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Not enough calories can have adverse side effects...
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Your body relies on calories from food to provide energy. In fact, calories are considered a measurement for energy in your body. When you do not eat enough calories, your body begins to use energy stores in your body to power your body functions and help you feel alert. However, continuing to eat too little calories without energy stores, you may experience side effects like feeling lethargic. This is because your body cannot spare extra energy from its daily functions -- like keeping your heart beating -- to provide you energy for movement, such as exercise.
Increased Bone Breakdown
Not eating enough calories affects your body's ability to produce estrogen, a hormone necessary to maintain healthy bone levels. While both men and women have estrogen, this effect can especially affect women. If women restrict their calories to a level at which they no longer have menstrual periods, they are more likely to have lower bone density levels. This makes bones more porous and increases the risk for bone fracture. As you age, your estrogen levels will continue to drop, further increasing your risk for bone wasting diseases such as osteoporosis.
One of the most common side effects of malnutrition is iron deficiency that leads to anemia, according to Kids Health. Iron deficiency can result when you do not eat enough red meat, egg yolks, fortified flour, grains and cereals. Without enough iron in your body, you are not able to manufacture red blood cells. Red blood cells carry oxygen and immune cells in your body, meaning their destruction can have very harmful effects. Ultimately, prolonged anemia can lead to extreme fatigue and can place extra strain on your heart, which must work harder to pump healthy blood cells through the body.
Cachexia is a condition whose symptoms include wasting of muscle and fat tissue in the body. When you do not eat enough, your body takes fat and muscle tissue to use for energy. Severe undernutrition can cause you to lose as much as half your bodyweight. In addition to physical symptoms of muscle loss, cachexia causes symptoms such as fatigue, diarrhea, irritability, always feeling cold or unresponsiveness. Cachexia can lead to a shutdown in your immune system, which can increase your infection risk. Your body's systems, including your cardiac and respiratory systems, ultimately can stop working.
On average I am under approximately 200 calories, that is if the app on my phone is correct. According to several web sites, My BMI is 25.2. I do A Daily Burn work out once a day every day, Twice three times a week (Minimum) My job is sedentary
Go to Traders Joe's (if you have one in your neighborhood) But look carefully at what you are buying. They do have some items that fit in with the DB plan (The coconut shrimp for example) However on the aforementioned item. They recommend 6 as a serving, The DB plan would suggest 3, add green vegetable and a brown rice (Rice can be prepared in advance and stored for three to five days MAX) Vegetables can be microwaved as well. Turkey Meatballs (Also 1/2 suggested serving)
Instead of relying on the microwave however I would suggest looking at easier meals to prepare. Like The turkey club on the DB Nutrition site. Try Baby spring lettuce with Tuna fish, celery and cucumbers for a quick salad. If you have a toaster/oven, you can broil Salmon or snapper in 20 minutes
Judi's supreme Stretch, and Cody's Mobility Yoga are great... Each of the workouts does a warm up ... Put them together and you can do them on your own. Just remember to go neck, shoulders, elbows, wrists, chest, waist, hips, knees, ankles... Be safe if you need more info shoot me a note.
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I make several "Smoothie" drinks in the AM... My favorite so far
1 Med banana, cut into pieces
? cup Very Cherry blend (Trader Joe's)
6 oz Coconut Milk - Vanilla (Trader Joe's)
¼ teasp Cassia Cinnamon
1/2 scoop Designer Whey (Trader Joe's)
Put all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
When trying to maintain an 1800 calorie plan. Is it detrimental to come in under the allotment consistently even though the meals are good meals?
I have found that I have a healthy breakfast, a snack 2 to 3 hours later, 3 hrs later lunch, 2-3 hrs after that a snack and dinner at around 6PM, and consistently come in UNDER 1800 calories. I don't over portion my food, maybe I should up my portions on breakfast and lunch.
Also please if anyone has suggestions for meals on the go... I would be open to hearing them.
Just out of curiosity if one is on an 1800 calorie diet and a consistent work out plan, and goes over on the calories one day, does staying under the next balance out?
Yes and thank you. :-) I took it easy right after it happened. Yesterday I did a Keira: Upper Body and also Yoga (I must have known you were going to suggest that) I Felt so much better today. Actually did a Tabata in the AM (Took it easy on the lunges - had no problems with the sit through Listened to my body) Stretches, Yoga and rest were just the ticket. RECOVERY & MOBILITY ROCK!
I strained my hip flexor but don't want to "Not Work Out" I know the importance of recovery. I am looking for suggestions on safe Upper body work outs to continue while I nurse the hip flexor