yea im worried about both. Mainly about the protein. I've heard that you have to take a bunch of vitamins :( im a not a 'pill' person, they're too hard to swallow. How many pills/vitamins do i have to take and is there an easier way? I know you can eat peanuts or nuts in general to get protein,but it contains alot of fat. Any suggestions with the 'protein' part?
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you can get smooth move from any grocery store,i work at ralphs so its convenient for me to get it on the go :) and as for the sweets...i love chocolate and at times its hard to stay away,but what i've done for the past year was, since i love sweets, i usually just eat fruit,that helps for me. And once a week i pick a 'cheat' day to eat my chocolate. My 'cheat' days are saturdays. During the week i try to discipline myself,its tough,so i understand where you're coming from. Also when your stomach growls, that doesnt always mean you're hungry,it also means your body needs fluid,so if your tummy growls,drink some juice,the growling and pain will go away,you just have to listen to your body and what your body really needs.
Hmmmm try working on your obliques...so sit at an Obtuse angle, and instead of doing the traditional 'situps', turn your upper body about 90 degrees (to the left,then to the right,and repeat) only moving your chest and head with your hands behind your head looking towards a wall (or whatever is on the side of you at the moment.You should feel a burn after you've done 10 or 15 of these. So your stomach area and lower body should not be moving, just the upper parts :) Hope this helps. Good luck with everything!
I've been through the same thing,we all have. It sucks,but there are 3 reasons:
You ate/eat a little too much sodium. Water is attracted to sodium like a magnet,so when you down more sodium or salt than usual,it holds on to extra water. *2 cups of H2O is one pound. This might sound weird but drink more water this way it 'rinses' the sodium intake,not only that but eat more leafy greens like spinach or even lima beans and beets that way you're not just gaining the 'water weight', but you're using the veggies as a natural diuretic effect
You're probably constipated (i know its TMI, but its a possibility). Being 'backed up' can cause fluctuation,so drink water (of course) but to get things moving start eating foods more rich in soluble fibers like oats.barley,figs,beans and flax seeds. This will help. Or even drink Smooth Move tea at night before bed (about 3 hours before bed) * added warning,you will rush to the restroom with smooth move in the morning!
Lastly,you're storing too many carbs in your body than usual. You can sock away about 500 grams of carbs (more in perspective- a slice of bread is 15 grams). So when you eat more carbs than your body needs,its stores itself in the liver and muscles. So ditch the 'dense' carbs like white bread,pastas and baked goods and try to eat a small amount of whole grain with each meal like brown or wild rice or quinoa (edamame).
I know its a long,extensive answer but I hope it helps :) we all fluctuate, so dont panic, its just disciplining your body is all it takes. Good Luck!
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