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2012-10-17 6:53 AM

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Subject: Looking for a Nutrition Log Buddy

I am planning to do my first HIM in March and I would really like to lose 15-20 lbs by then. I would like to keep track of what I eat. I've done it for about a month at a time on various websites and then lost steam. :-(

It would help me a lot to know someone was checking my nutrition logs on BT. 

I'd be willing to reciprocate. :=)

If you are interested please mssg. me. 



2012-10-17 5:05 PM
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2012-10-17 5:22 PM
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You are asking for someone to look at your log and then criticize you about it?

2012-10-17 5:47 PM
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timf79 - 2012-10-17 6:22 PM

You are asking for someone to look at your log and then criticize you about it?

I am asking for someone to check my log once a week to make sure I am filling it out. If they wish to make constructive suggestions.. great.

I know what needs to be done and what i wish to do nutrition wise. 

I will start being faithful at filling it out tomorrow. 

2012-10-18 5:07 AM
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Kate, great Idea!

I need an accountability partner as I keep falling off the "wagon". I havent used the logs before but wil try to be consistent. I am training for an Oly in the late spring an would like to lose 10+lbs of stubborn middleage woman weight as I am having to modify workouts due to some injuries  lately. 

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2012-10-18 8:48 AM
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joyct32 - 2012-10-18 6:07 AM

Kate, great Idea!

I need an accountability partner as I keep falling off the "wagon". I havent used the logs before but wil try to be consistent. I am training for an Oly in the late spring an would like to lose 10+lbs of stubborn middleage woman weight as I am having to modify workouts due to some injuries  lately. 

Joy

Today is my first day using the logs. I've used Weight Watchers and Spark People in the past and they were a bit easier to use. I'm having a few technical difficulties trying to create custom meals and such. The features are confounding me a bit. But I'll admit I haven't played with it much yet.

All I have done so far is log food in the generic nutrition blogging area. I think that's gonna be my plan. I am gonna keep track of portion size, but not calories. i've done enough of that to know how many are in most foods.

If you want me to check your nutrition logs once a week I'd be happy to :=



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2012-10-18 7:45 PM
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I too experienced "technical difficulties and will play with the log input process. Some days are very busy and may not happen but would like to commit to it for awhile anyway! Always appreciate a good, healthy receipe idea if you store them in your log, I'll try to do the same.

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2012-10-18 9:44 PM
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I know I need to update for today. I'm going to need to add a lot of things and find others. The wife has the computer monopolized for some Girls Scout work, swIm on my tablet. Not trying to deal with the training or nutrition log on this thing. I'll probably update before work tomorrow.
2012-10-19 4:50 AM
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I actually found this site more user friendly and just easier to maintain. It keeps your data and offers more resources..etc.. check it out. I will look this weekend if we can "see" each other input for accountability. My daughter said it's been a great resource for her for weightloss (35lbs)! 

http://www.myfitnesspal.com/account/login

2012-10-19 7:53 AM
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Yep.. I used Myfitness Pal for a while as well.

I just went through the Nutrition tutorial on BT and figured out the logistics of most of the features.

Now that I know how to use it, it's actually pretty easy to maintain. 

I am going to use BT's nutrition log because I'm logging my training info here too. It's nice to have everything in one place that others can look at and give feedback. 

2012-10-19 8:48 AM
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The thing I don't like is that there is no simple graph showing calories consumed versus burned.

To me your 1k consumption looks too low, but I am not sure what you BMR is and what you burned during your exercise?

 

Also from a mix percentage...

There are different school of thought and there are different bodies on this.

Are you aiming for 50% carbs and even spit fat & protein on the rest?



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timf79 - 2012-10-19 9:48 AM

The thing I don't like is that there is no simple graph showing calories consumed versus burned.

To me your 1k consumption looks too low, but I am not sure what you BMR is and what you burned during your exercise?

 

Also from a mix percentage...

There are different school of thought and there are different bodies on this.

Are you aiming for 50% carbs and even spit fat & protein on the rest?

Thanks so much for giving it a look.  My target consumption ranges from 1200 -1400 calories. I seem to gain weight at anything above this, no matter how much I exercise. I have a really slow metabolism. I always have. My goal is at least 3 servings of lean protein a day. 4 servings of fruits and veges. and 2 - 3 starches. 

I want to stay away from sweets, white bread and white rice. Also, I wish to maintain decent portion control.

2012-10-19 10:57 AM
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OK,

at the beginning of your nutrition planning you need to decide on your carb/fat/protein mix.

Some humans work well and loose weight with 50% carbs (most athletes do this).

Though in studies with huskies, their performance was superior on a fat/protein dominated diet.

Therefore the theory exists that if you stick with a high fat/protein diet your body will learn to burn fat instead of carbs for fuel. Which then in a calorie deficit situation will foster the burning of fat reserves the body has.

You noted your goal is to loose weight, if the tradional athlete mix of 50% carbs and 25%/25% fat/protein did not work too well. You might want to to shift the mix.

 

Disclaimer:

I am not a nutritionist. Just someone that reads and researches a lot about things I like (Endurance Sports).

2012-10-19 2:23 PM
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timf79 - 2012-10-19 11:57 AM

Though in studies with huskies, their performance was superior on a fat/protein dominated diet.

Thanks for the info.

Was this a study of Husky doggies, or those who wear husky pants?

I've  few times in my life that I've had issues with weight. For the most part I've always been slim. Carbs never really seemed to play a big part in whether I could keep the pounds off.

Personally, I just want to focus on eating more whole foods, lean proteins, and very limited amounts of starchy foods.  

I don't want to make drastic changes that I might not be able to keep up over the long haul. 

2012-10-20 4:15 AM
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timf79 - 2012-10-19 11:57 AM

Though in studies with huskies, their performance was superior on a fat/protein dominated diet.

Thanks for the info.

Was this a study of Husky doggies, or those who wear husky pants?

I've  few times in my life that I've had issues with weight. For the most part I've always been slim. Carbs never really seemed to play a big part in whether I could keep the pounds off.

Personally, I just want to focus on eating more whole foods, lean proteins, and very limited amounts of starchy foods.  

I don't want to make drastic changes that I might not be able to keep up over the long haul 

Haha....husky pants! kate your plan sounds most logical for overall health and weightloss and maintenace for both. That's exactly what I've been trying to do. I am @ about 90% unprocessed food with the occasional granola bar, mixed drink and pretzel/rice chip. I crave salty/crisp things after awhile. I will read tutorial and log my meals today. 
2012-10-20 5:41 AM
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joyct32 - 2012-10-20 5:15 AM  I will read tutorial and log my meals today. 

Sounds great Joy. But if you find you don't care for the on site nutrition logging, I do have a my fitnesspal account so I could always logon there to view your logs as well. 

Just let me know which you prefer. :-)

Maybe we can create a team FIT EATERS or something like that for those who are just looking to eat clean and stay accountable. 



2012-10-20 6:03 AM
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This forum works fine.Yeah. I read tutorial and logged my meals from yesterday and will continue from here. The more I do it the easier, more routine it will get. I want to look forward looging and seeing my choices rather than having it feel "chore" like.  

 I need the accountability as I will snag a lil chocolate or cider donut lately then I'm more apt to go downhill after that for the day! I always look and feel much better when I remain faithful to what I KNOW to be best for my body..and see it in my workout performances etc... I did 4 sprints this year and have my last race next sunday, a local duathlon then I'm going to work towards my Olympic distance for May.

 

2012-10-20 8:27 PM
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Awesome!! I did my first olympic last Sunday. In three weeks I am going to start an 18 week training plan for an HIM in March.

I'd sure like to do that about 10 to 15 pounds lighter. :=)

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Is the nutrition log special for premium members?  i can't find it anywhere.
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chayes - 2013-01-19 10:24 PM Is the nutrition log special for premium members?  i can't find it anywhere.

Go to your "Training Log". I've placed an arrow next to the link to your "nutrition log".

 

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an app I have been using (-11 lbs this month) is called "lose it!" it really easy has a good search database and a barcode scan function that works on lots of things, including work out nutrition and supplements!

it's really user friendly, shows nice graphs and breakdowns of all your nutritional information. You have to play with the options to get your sodium break down but defaults to carb/protein/fat breakdown.

It also calculates your RMR and sets a calorie budget which adjusts as you record wieght loss!

Good luck on your weight loss!


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