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Started the exercise plan... now need a good food plan.?

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June 26, 2019 / By Kenaz
Question: I started the Couch to 5k running plan last week, so now I need some good tips on a good eating plan so that my workouts are more meaningful. I've never had to "diet" until now. I've always been active and had a high metabolism, however all that changed after having 2 children back-to-back. So I'm starting from ground zero and the idea of "dieting" is not something I'm fond of... but I know it is necessary if I want to lose weight and get healthy. What do you recommend as a realistic eating plan for a working mom of two???
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Hiel Hiel | 10 days ago
If you can manage it I would do 3 regular meals with 2 snacks (eating 5 times a day) at 1200, 1300, 1400 or 1500 calories per day. I found this eating pattern allowed me to eat less calories per meal and keep my blood sugar steady so that I didn't ever feel hungry and therefore tempted to cheat. Here are links to the eating plans I follow. They're free on scribbd and very easy to follow. But you can make up your own plan based on the calorie limit per meal if you have some way of knowing the calorie content of the food you're eating. http://www.scribd.com/doc/2081797/1200-K... http://www.scribd.com/doc/2094931/1300-c... http://www.scribd.com/doc/3315330/sample... http://www.scribd.com/doc/2094947/1500-calorie-meal-plan You need to calculate your BMR to figure out which plan is best for you. Mine is 1400 but sometimes I eat 1200 or 1600 because I do a thing called calorie cycling. It helps keep me from plateauing. good luck! *edit* There are also plans on there for 1600, 1700, 1800, 1900, and 2000 calories if you search scribbd for them, That will help you transition from a reduced calorie diet to normal eating without the dreaded weight regaining most people experience. To transition back you ease yourself back by going up 100 calorie per week. For example, you diet at 1200 and when you're done you want to eat 1700 calories you would eat 1300 the week after you get to your goal weight, 1400 the week after, then 1500, then 1600 and then go to 1700 a week. You would eat at this level for a while until you can eat at this pattern without referencing your plan or a calorie counter.
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Hiel Originally Answered: Started the exercise plan... now need a good food plan.?
If you can manage it I would do 3 regular meals with 2 snacks (eating 5 times a day) at 1200, 1300, 1400 or 1500 calories per day. I found this eating pattern allowed me to eat less calories per meal and keep my blood sugar steady so that I didn't ever feel hungry and therefore tempted to cheat. Here are links to the eating plans I follow. They're free on scribbd and very easy to follow. But you can make up your own plan based on the calorie limit per meal if you have some way of knowing the calorie content of the food you're eating. http://www.scribd.com/doc/2081797/1200-K... http://www.scribd.com/doc/2094931/1300-c... http://www.scribd.com/doc/3315330/sample... http://www.scribd.com/doc/2094947/1500-calorie-meal-plan You need to calculate your BMR to figure out which plan is best for you. Mine is 1400 but sometimes I eat 1200 or 1600 because I do a thing called calorie cycling. It helps keep me from plateauing. good luck! *edit* There are also plans on there for 1600, 1700, 1800, 1900, and 2000 calories if you search scribbd for them, That will help you transition from a reduced calorie diet to normal eating without the dreaded weight regaining most people experience. To transition back you ease yourself back by going up 100 calorie per week. For example, you diet at 1200 and when you're done you want to eat 1700 calories you would eat 1300 the week after you get to your goal weight, 1400 the week after, then 1500, then 1600 and then go to 1700 a week. You would eat at this level for a while until you can eat at this pattern without referencing your plan or a calorie counter.
Hiel Originally Answered: Started the exercise plan... now need a good food plan.?
"Dieting" shouldn't be a bad word. You should also never feel deprived on a diet. You should actually go to bed each night VERY full when dieting for fat loss. However, jogging isn't the best option for you. Especially if you're new to exercise. How much we each need to eat is dependent on our current body weight. Plus its nice to know what your goal weight is as well. With these two numbers, I can tell you exactly what to eat to lose fat effectively. But you don't state them :(

Elpalet Elpalet
"Dieting" shouldn't be a bad word. You should also never feel deprived on a diet. You should actually go to bed each night VERY full when dieting for fat loss. However, jogging isn't the best option for you. Especially if you're new to exercise. How much we each need to eat is dependent on our current body weight. Plus its nice to know what your goal weight is as well. With these two numbers, I can tell you exactly what to eat to lose fat effectively. But you don't state them :(
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Clancy Clancy
girl im so beauty-fulll and nineteen and a half i just eat sallad and go jogging in the morning thats easy for a girl like me.
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