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Question for fitness guru's or women that workout.........

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I use to work out regularly and then had a baby 18 months ago and did not start back until a little over 2 months ago. I was a couple pounds away from my pre pregnancy weig before starting back working out but had lost most of my muscle tone and was just flabby! But I am seeing results! My legs and arms are more toned and I can see my stomach muscles coming back, although there is still a little fat below the belly button! I do 30 min cardio at least 4 days a week and do some weight machines and then I do classes such as power burn, kettlebells, and super circuit (cross fit type class). And although I may be eating a little better I still have a lot of improving to do on that! I still find myself snacking on junk a lot and I still eat a lot at meals! I have always been a hearty eater! I am still breastfeeding so maybe that makes me hungry more! But just wondering if by cutting out the junk and eating less, would my results be better? I mean no longer than I have been working out, my results are looking great! Would I still continue to tone and build muscle without watching what I am eating?????

by on Mar. 23, 2013 at 4:49 PM
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emarin77
by Bronze Member on Mar. 24, 2013 at 6:33 PM

I found out the best way to keep the pounds off is keeping the junk out of the house.  I am not saying you can't have a piece of cake or cookie one time or another just learn new ways of snacking regularly.  I eat peanuts, raisins, and dark m&ms trail mix for a snack.  It has protein and fiber to keep me full.  There is strawberrys, banannas and other fruits too to try.  It is a life style change and eventually your taste buds will want to eat more naturel foods.  Tip: To keep you full, make sure you are eating protein in each meal; low fat milk, low fat meats/fish/poultry and portion your meals. 

liliem
by on Mar. 25, 2013 at 8:29 PM

This, and you can get organic junk food. I buy organic potato chips and what not whenever I can... Also hummus is a good alternative for snacks. Just read labels and try and stay away from foods that have chemicals in them. They are not good for you or your baby. Cutting white bread from your diet (or carbs in general) is a good idea too.

Quoting Rota:

All food is not created equal. Junk food has absolutely no nutritional value and since you are still breast feeding, you need to make sure you get adequate nutrition- for both of you. Try substituting raw veggies or pieces of fruit for the junk food. Drink lots of water ( make sure it does not come from a plastic bottle).  I congratulate you on your exercise endeavors. Good for you and keep it up


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