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  • phormalitize
    phormalitize answered the Question: Need more protein

    I eat egg whites every day - not delicious, but they do the trick. When I'm lifting a lot and trying to build, I also usually have a protein shake after each workout.

    over 1 year ago
  • phormalitize
    phormalitize answered the Question: What is your favorite source of lean protein?

    Sashimi is by far my favorite protein source... but on a day-to-day basis, I have egg whites.

    over 1 year ago
  • phormalitize

    I agree about the water! When I'm dehydrated I tend to crave fatty things like cheese and sour cream, and just drinking some water really helps fight this urge!

    over 1 year ago
  • phormalitize
    phormalitize answered the Question: What is an HIIT workout?

    It stands for High Intensity Interval Training - it's basically a workout that alternates between doing intense anaerobic exercises and lower intensity recovery exercises. It's said to improve performance for athletes, as well as cause your metabolism to be higher for around 24 hours following the workout. The Tabata classes on this site are a type of HIIT.

    over 1 year ago
  • phormalitize

    I have never tried this but it seems reasonable. I would recommend no more frequently than weekly (which is how often most people I know recommend weighing yourself), as losing enough to make a noticeable difference will not be an overnight process, and it can be demotivating when you don't see the results you're hoping for.

    When I started a workout regimen, I began seeing muscle tone in my arms around 2 weeks in, my legs about 4 weeks in, and a noticeable difference for my stomach after about six weeks. Just make sure you are realistic in your expectations and don't get discouraged - there are all kinds of ways you will see improvements, not just inches lost!

    over 1 year ago
  • phormalitize
    phormalitize commented on Anthony's answer to Past workouts:

    Great - I am also interested in being able to see this.

    over 1 year ago
  • phormalitize

    I really love yoga for being able to stretch and strengthen knees while also respecting the limitations of your body. The instructors can help you to understand modifications that eliminate pain and bad kinds of pressure and strain on your knee joints. Some yoga routines I've done are entirely focused around helping your knee joints strengthen/heal. I really recommend it both for recovering from injuries, as well as preventing them!

    over 1 year ago
  • phormalitize
    phormalitize joined a nutrition challenge.

    I joined the Cook Smart with Healthy Oils challenge.

    over 1 year ago
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    phormalitize joined a nutrition challenge.

    I joined the Beat Midday Stress challenge.

    almost 2 years ago
  • phormalitize
    phormalitize completed a nutrition challenge.

    I successfully completed the Combat Cravings challenge.

    almost 2 years ago
  • phormalitize
    phormalitize answered the Question: Am I beating a dead horse?

    I really love that you have a wide variety of videos, and hopefully they will keep adding more - this really helps keep me from getting bored (versus the DVD, which I get bored of very quickly). It would be cool to have more flexible options on tracking various things, but I also prefer the style they've gone for, which is to change the way you live rather than counting every little thing you put in your body. I have never been able to keep up with a tracker for more than a few days in a row, whereas this makes me feel like I'm eating healthy and not falling behind with updating what I've been eating. So far, it's the only online fitness site I'm really willing to pay for!

    almost 2 years ago
  • phormalitize
    phormalitize answered the Question: How do you pick specific workouts?

    Not sure if you mean in general, or on this site?

    For the site, you can browse the workouts by clicking on the workout tab, and then the discover button. The right side of the screen has options that let you select categories like easy/hard, the length, etc.

    almost 2 years ago
  • phormalitize

    This is useful, but I really wish I got more of a selection in the app itself! I like the simplicity, but the ipad screen is big enough to handle more - like searching the videos, browsing/answering community discussions, checking nutrition, etc. I hope they expand it!

    almost 2 years ago
  • phormalitize
    phormalitize answered the Question: Healthy Eating Out Options

    Some of the options at Chipotle are pretty good (just cut out the cheese, sour cream, fattier meats, etc.) I also really like subway for nights I just can't face cooking something and have no leftovers to fall back on. It's hard though, most places aren't going to give you as good a meal as you'd make for yourself, healthwise at least!

    almost 2 years ago
  • phormalitize
    phormalitize answered the Question: Has anyone tried intermittent fasting?

    It is an interesting idea, but I don't think I could do it! I can barely go a few extra hours without eating if for some reason I have to miss a regularly scheduled meal. ;)

    I think this may be one of those things like the various sleep schedules (some people take several short naps instead of sleeping all night) that works very well for some, and not at all for others. I'd be skeptical if they claimed it was the best option for everyone...

    almost 2 years ago

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