:) That is great, I really hope it does. (So sorry for the long wait!)
Oh and I’d love to hear all of your stories as well, if anyone wants to share!
Foods: I usually eat greens, vegetables, fruit and hummus. I stay away from all sweets except for chocolate covered banana chips sometimes. In the summer, my fat intake goes down and my carb/fruit intake goes up. So I’ll be eating less hummus and more watermelon, grapes, mango, green smoothies.. etc!
Exercise: I try to walk 5-10 miles a day as well as practice yoga in my room using yogaglo.com. I’m not sure how many calories this burns, but building muscle has definitely helped to speed up my metabolism. I should also note that if I happen to have a lazy day, I’ll eat less than I normally would.
Initially, I used a calorie counter (cronometer is the name) to keep track of calories in/calories out. This helped a lot because I was able to create meals and daily intake plans that met my nutritional and caloric needs. I used this for 2-3 months until I had a better understanding of how much/what types of food I should eat.
Remember to be patient.. For me, this was largely trial and error! :)
For me, I’m constantly building strength from the yoga alone. I don’t do anything else, with the exception of core workouts. Not only will you build a lot of strength doing yoga, but you will learn how to control various parts of your body (ie. using core control in inversions)!
Hey y’all! Sorry I haven’t posted much this week or answered your questions, I just got back from my (spontaneous!) Louisiana trip. It was just what I needed.. and now I feel refreshed and ready to start my new job tomorrow. I also have cool bug pictures to post from the insectarium in New Orleans!
Anyway, hope you’re enjoying today outside. Earth day is probably my favorite ‘holiday’ of the year. :)
One medium avocado is around 240 calories and 22 grams of fat. That is a lot of fat. I’m not sure what works for you, but for me, even one avocado a day is too much. I generally try to keep my diet low in fat and follow basic food combining rules. For example, I make sure to eat fat on an empty stomach, and wait several hours (or overnight) before eating anything else.
Also, while you might not gain weight if you counted your calories, you’d be missing out on a lot of other important nutrients by making avocados the central part of your diet. If I were you, I would stick to fruits/vegetables during the day and maybe save your fattier meal for dinner!
Hi! That is so awesome.. and great that you and him are doing it together. Let me know if there’s anything else you’d like to know or see more of, and definitely keep in touch! :)