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  • healthguru91

    I LOVE water. I probably drink ten "trenta" sized cups of water a day. I'm pretty sure it's the quality of food and nutrients that are leaving me hungry/full. I'll have to switch it up and see if smoothies every other day work better. :)

    6 months ago
  • healthguru91

    Thank you! I love chai seeds and they definitely make me feel full longer. Although, at this point, smoothies are only something I do about four times a week. My body may be adapting too well to them because I feel lethargic afterwards. I just ate a big breakfast of eggs, veggies, and homemade, gluten free pancakes with fruit and I had so much energy afterwards that I just did Inferno Power! :)
    As for the acid, the prescription medication did not work so I think it has to do with my body and my food allergies. Thank you for you help!

    6 months ago
  • healthguru91

    I've been soy, gluten, alcohol, added sugar, artificial sweetener AND dairy free (mostly, aside from occasional romano parmesean and cultured yogurt) for months now. It was working great and I was losing weight really steadily and effectively. But I have Candida issues with my intestines so I decided to do the Paleo diet in order to give my intestines a break from trying to digest sugary carbs like rice and potatoes. I don't eat more than 1300-1500 cal a day and I definitely do not over eat when it comes to nuts. I've been using a lot of coconut products, esp the flour, but never more than twice a day in moderation. Can being grain free cause weight gain? Or too much coconut? I want to make sure I'm not doing something bad that I think is good!

    10 months ago
  • healthguru91

    I was working out really hard as if I were an athlete with something to prepare for. Of course, for the average person that isn't practical as well as time consuming. But I lost a ton of weight! I was getting so lean! I could even wear a pair of shorts that haven't fit me since JUNIOR HIGH. Granted, I'm not super over weight. I was just about twenty pounds over weight and I probably have seven more to go until I reach my goal. But I've had problems with my weight since the beginning of high school so you can imagine how good it felt to finally be at where I've been working toward for seven years. Anyway, I suddenly gained some of it back when I lessened my exercise because I caught a virus and it pretty much threw everything off. lol.
    I look more out of shape. I'm hanging over my jeans, getting little "saddle bags" and inner thigh fat for no reason! I just look puffy and bulgy. I'm just wondering if I spazzed my body out. I was also taking Vega which had Maca in it. Is it possible that I threw off my hormones with the spike in cortisol and the herbs in Vega?? I am grain free (paleo), soy free, gluten free, almost completely dairy free; I never drink alcohol, eat only natural sugar in moderation- I don't even eat stevia! What in the world is going on?

    10 months ago
  • healthguru91

    Yea, I am. It's definitely fat though. I look more out of shape and less lean then I did before! But what's weirder is that that the scale still says 138. Yet all my jeans are tighter, my sides are hanging over my pants, and I physically look bigger!

    11 months ago
  • healthguru91
    healthguru91 commented on DollFin511's answer to Can one eat too MANY almond products?:

    I have tried coconut products but lately anything that is too rich or high in fat has been making my intestines and right side hurt. I'm going to get my gallbladder and pancreas tested soon. So for now, I'm laying off of most coconut based products and only having coconut water. What about milk alternatives? I've heard a lot of controversy over the additives in almond milk as well. My intestines are extremely sensitive right now so I don't want to over do it although its hard not too when you're already gluten, dairy, soy, sugar, and coconut free! Eek!

    11 months ago
  • healthguru91
    healthguru91 asked the Question: Can on eat too MANY almond products?

    Because I can't eat dairy or gluten due to food allergies, I find myself eating a lot of almonds, almond butter, almond meal, and almond milk. Is that bad on a daily basis? I know it's good to vary one's habits but it's hard to find another nut that packs such a punch! Lower in calories and fat, higher in nutritional value etc. Any suggestions or alternatives?

    11 months ago
  • healthguru91

    I started DB doing the Move! series. Granted, I am a dancer so it was really fun and a good workout on days that I didn't have dance. But I stopped dancing weekly about five-six months ago so I decided that I'd try Cardio Sculpt and it eventually led to Inferno. Soon, I wasn't doing Move! at all and I was just doing Inferno with the occasional yoga. Weirdly enough, I began gaining my weight back. Is it possible that Move! just works better with my body type? I'm a mesomorph so you'd think any exercise would do! I have a lot of fun doing Inferno as well but as far as my goals I don't want to stick with something that won't be as effective as another. Thanks for any input! :)

    11 months ago
  • healthguru91
    healthguru91 asked the Question: Weight gain in balance phase.

    I have gained back half of what I lost during the ignite phase. Granted, I was exercising probably three times a day- one serious, wet covered workout, a thirty minute walk, and then a burst of high intensity in the evening. I was also taking a meal replacement powder called Vega at the time and using it in my smoothies. Also, at the peak of my thinnest time, my thyroid numbers suddenly plummeted. So did my platelets and white blood cell count. I'm thinking the Maca in the Vega messed me up? And of course, I'm also exercising less. No one had time (or energy OR mental strength) to exercise as much as I was. Regardless, I now can't get my weight under control and I am very worried about it. Any suggestions? I'm still 100% gluten, alcohol, artificial sweetener, and soy free with the occasional Parmesan or cane sugar already added to cereal.
    I don't even eat fruit anymore because it messed up my stomach! Help!

    11 months ago
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    12 months ago
  • healthguru91

    A barre video would be great! And maybe some floor work I'm place, adagios, etc. but my favorite would definitely be HOUSE! With a little Latin flair perhaps? :) an actual dance video would be fun too like a Broadway jazz workout?

    12 months ago
  • healthguru91
    healthguru91 asked the Question: How do yogi's stay so thin and lean?

    I don't understand how yogi's, like Briohny Smyth, or others who do a lot of yoga stay so thin and lean! I can do a ton of cardio, plus yoga, and eat absolutely no dairy, gluten, soy, and very little sugar and starchy carbs and still can't get lean or thin! Is there something I'm missing? I'm pretty much willing to make any lifestyle change necessary since I'm already ultra health nutty and loving it but I want to get lean as my last goal. I tend to bulk up quickly and easily without shedding fat, which is my other problem. I get really big tricep muscles from weight lifting yet I don't lose any fat on the back of my arms so I look square. That's pretty much the same story for the rest of my body too. Any suggestions would be much appreciated! Maybe I'm eating too much? Or too many calories? Or whatever else may come to mind?

    12 months ago
  • healthguru91
    healthguru91 asked the Question: Reasons for fat gain after losing it?

    I lost a noticeable amount of fat from my abdomen and "muffin top"
    area, as well as my hips, the entire circumference of my thighs, and the back of my arms. Basically, all the commonly frustrating areas. But I've gained back some of it and I look out of shape again and sorta flabby. I was looking lean and athletic before! And I haven't changed my diet aside from adding gluten free oats every once and a while.
    I'm already off of the evil six because of food allergies and I did decreased exercise to one-two times a day.
    I don't have time for inferno EVERY day. Sometimes
    I need yoga or DB15 because I don't have time to shower constantly.
    Are there any other reasons for this weight gain? It literally happened in two weeks.
    Quite frustrating! Thanks!

    12 months ago
  • healthguru91

    I do! Does the amount of calories burned make a difference in fat loss? I'm a dancer and I prefer your dance workouts but Inferno burns more calories. Is it just calories that matter for fat loss or does the type of workout itself make a difference as well, regardless of the calorie difference? Thanks! :)

    12 months ago
  • healthguru91

    Martial arts is, in my opinion, one of the best physical training techniques I have ever employed. The combination of principles similar to yoga for health and well being, plus the cardio, muscle control, and discipline make for the BEST workout you'll ever experience. It would be so great to have kung fu on here!

    12 months ago

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