What weight loss challenges are you having?

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Wally Bishop
Joined: 10/17/2012

Please share with me any challenges you might be experiencing with your weight loss goals. I would love to help in any way I can. After all I have been very obese and now am very fit!

 

I want to help you reach your goals. You can do it!!

 

Healthy wishes

Wally Bishop C.N.C.

Hello, I have been struggling with my weight for almost 20 yrs now. I seem to do good for a little while then I plateau. I recently purchased the Nutri-Bullet have been blasting every day. However, I have not lost any weight. Even though I up'd my activity level, I've gaining weight. I have been having trouble finding a vegetable blend that I like, so most blasts have more fruits than vegetables. I also have a under active thyroid issue. Any suggestions will help me. Thank you.
Hi Moonseer, Thanks for the question. Losing weight comes down to what you are eating and how many calories you are eating versus how many you are burning daily in your daily activities. Healthy foods help you burn fat and build muscle. Unhealthy foods build fat and disease. There are plenty of medical conditions that can contribute to weight gain or make it difficult to lose. Stress, thyroid, diabetes, adrenal issues in particular make it more difficult also many medications can also interfere. It's important to talk with your doctor before making any diet changes. Can you give me a look at your typical daily diet? What else are you eating and when other than the blast you are making. Fruits will put on weight if you use too many fruits in your blast. More veggies less fruit. Nuts and seeds are filling and help with weight loss. I would use almonds, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds and walnuts. Because you have an under active I would add iodine rich foods like kelp to my diet and I would limit foods that have goitrogens. Goitrogens interfere with the thyroids ability to take in iodine. However, cooking does seem to deactivate some of the goitrogen content in the foods that contain them. These foods contain goitrogens Cruciferous vegetables including: • Broccoli • Brussel sprouts • Cabbage • Cauliflower • Kale • Kohlrabi • Mustard • Rutabaga • Turnips Millet Peaches Peanuts Radishes Soybean and soy products, including tofu Spinach Strawberries Here is what I would suggest * Use less fruit and the fruits I would use would be green apples, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, pomegranate and plums. You can use bananas that have green tips, they have about half the sugar of a rip banana. *Avoid high glycemic foods (foods that turn to blood sugar quickly) *Limit grains to whole grains and no more than 4 servings per day. *Avoid all dairy products, use almond milk and almond cheeses *You should never eat less than 1200 calories per day. The more active you are the more calories you will need. If you eat 500 calories less than you burn per day you can lose 1 pound per week. Never try to lose more than 2 pounds per week. It is not healthy. *You should drink plenty of water at least 80 ounces per day of total fluid intake. *Walk at least two to three times per day if you are able and your doctor says it is ok. If you are fit enough to do other exercises like riding a bicycle then go for it. Exercising 5 days per week is necessary to promote weight loss. It will speed up your metabolism greatly helping you burn more calories and will improve many other areas of health in your body. *Manage your stress. Stress releases hormones that cause us to store fat. Tell me more about you if you wish so I can help you better. I hope this helps Healthy wishes Wally Bishop C.N.C. Please consult with your doctor if you have any medical conditions before changing your diet or engaging in an exercising program.
Thank you. I have talked to my doctor, she has actually recommended me making changes in my diet and getting onto an exercise regiment. In my last lab works my cholesterol was high. As I've recently discovered that Im sensitive to gluten I was already in the process of making dietary changes when we discussed the other changes needed. I had seen commercial for your Nutri-Bullet to help out with adding more fruits and vegetables to my diet. After reading your reply though, I discovered that most of what I have been doing may be hindering my efforts. I knew about the broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, having an adverse effect on my thyroid but I didnt know about the fruits. The fruits you lists are the fruits that I have been using in my NBs, peaches, strawberries. The kohlrabi, mustard, rutabaga and turnips and other items listed I was unaware of either. I have been trying to make NBs that are more vegetables than fruits so as to mix it up a little bit. I am having trouble finding a mix that I like. I have found that I like butter head lettuce mixed with tomato, cucumber and I usually add either flax seeds or chia seeds as a booster or sunflower seeds. It sounds like I need to add more foods that are high in iodine to help with my thyroid, so I need to do some research. Again thank you for the information.
I started juicing the first of the year and lost 20 pounds. I actually sold my juicer for the Nutribullet and now started GAINING weight. I haven't changed my diet or exercise program so not sure why. Getting frustrated and thinking of going back to just juicing again.
ET61 wrote: I started juicing the first of the year and lost 20 pounds. I actually sold my juicer for the Nutribullet and now started GAINING weight. I haven't changed my diet or exercise program so not sure why. Getting frustrated and thinking of going back to just juicing again.
ET61, myself and Wally addressed this concern of yours on your post the other day here: http://www.nutriliving.com/forums/topics/what-best-nutribullet-plan-weight-loss :)
me too...I am struggling with my weight. I starting blasting since 6/14. prior to that I was blending for two weeks....I usually mix green vegetables like spinach, broccoli, celery with fruits like orange, apples, pineapples, mango, bananas and mixed berries. sometimes I put plain lo fat yogurt. when I bought the nutribullet, I tried to put flax seeds whenever I can. it has been over a month and I still haven't lost a pound which is frustrating.
Arembi2013 there could be many reason for not losing weight. Without knowing your particular situation and history I can't address specifics for you. Many people add a blast to their daily dietary routine without accounting for extra calories. If you add one blast you need to make sure you are not over eating calories. If you were eating a very healthy plant based diet I would not worry about you consuming too many calories only being sure you consume enough. This link takes you to our calorie counter so you can see how many you need to maintain your current weight. http://www.viveforlife.com/nutrition-2/bmi/ • To lose weight you need to eat fewer calories than you burn. • 3500 calories = 1 pound of fat energy • Burn an extra 500 calories per day than you eat and lose 1 pound per week. • Never eat less than 1200 calories per day. It will stall your weight loss. Most veggies boost your metabolism! • To much sugar in the diet even from fruits will cause hormonal imbalances that make it hard to lose weight and can even cause weight gain. • You should always have at least 3x's more vegetables than fruits. Stick to low sugar fruits like berries. • Milk and yogurt have sugar. 1 cup of milk has 2 tsp. of sugar one cup of yogurt can have from 2 to 6 . I don’t recommend dairy products. • Replace fax seeds with chia seeds. • Exercise everyday is essential for weight loss. • You must drink water and plenty of it to lose weight. • You can see how many calories are in the foods you eat here http://foodcaloriescounter.com/calorie-counter-intro.php • I would advise keeping a food journal for a while until you understand how many calories are in the foods you like and eat often. I like these sites for journaling. http://www.fitday.com/ http://www.myfitnesspal.com/ http://www.fatsecret.com/ I hope this helps Healthy Wishes Wally Bishop C.N.C.
Hi, any help or advice would be most greatly appreciated. I have been blasting for a few months now and have not lost any weight apart from a couple of lbs at the beginning...my weight is static at 12st 2lbs (170lbs). A typical day starts with 2 cups of coffee, followed by (every other day) 25 minutes of AeroPilates, then I have a Blast made up of: spinach, banana, pineapple slice, blueberries, raspberries, goji berries, chia seeds and 1/2 teaspoon macca, topped up with water or coconut water. (I am limited to exercise since breaking my ankle and have a pin on the inside ankle bone and plate and pins on the outside ankle bone, so things like distance walking, running are out of the question...since this accident I have put on 28lbs in weight due to not being as active). This is then followed by lunch of salad/tuna wrap and evening meal chicken/fish with veg or salad. I also make my own flapjacks, oats, cranberry and coco nibs with honey and rice bran oil. Usually have a small piece as a snack. My total calorie intake, with the blast is approx 1100 - 1200 per day. The only other reason I can explain the lack of weight loss would be Menopause and it's symptoms, which are many at the moment. I have also just been told that my cholesterol levels are quite high and will be having another blood test tomorrow, because of heart disease in the family history. Really don't know where I'm going wrong, any advice or suggestions, please. Thank you!
NutriNetty, Thanks for theNutriNetty, Thanks for the question. Congratulation on taking charge of your health. Really sorry to hear about your ankle. Are you able to ride a stationary bike or real bike. That is much easier on the joints. Yoga may be easier on your joints as well. Most of us love sweet drinks and foods so we load our blast up with lots of fruit. We logically reason this because fruits are loaded with antioxidants and vitamins and some minerals. But we forget about all that sugar. Now, of the fruits you are using two are very high in sugar; banana and pineapple. The most nutrient dense foods are non starchy vegetables. After looking at your comments this is what I recommend for you. Have 2 blast per day. Drink adequate amounts of water. You can not metabolize fat with out water. At least 80 ounces per day. Have more nuts and seeds in your blast and during the day;almonds, pumpkins seeds, walnuts, Your calories need to be at least 1200 per day. If you don't get at least 1200 weight loss is difficult because your body has fuel and nutrient requirements. Calories = fuel and nutrients. If you don't meet the calorie requirements your body begins to breakdown muscle and organ tissue for nutrients and hangs on to the fat for energy you will need later. You may also notice you have less energy and have other issues like being edgy, anxious, difficulty concentrating and may get sick more often. Your blast have too much fruit in your blast and diet. They should be mostly veggies with a little fruit. The excessive sugar causes hormonal imbalances that make weight loss difficult. My rule of thumb is at least 3 times more veggies than fruit. You only have one veggie and five fruits in your blast. Fruits have lots of nutrition but way to much sugar. The sugar is going to negatively effect your menopause situation and it increases cholesterol problems. Berries are the best fruits to eat. Add 1 tbs of rice bran to your blast it helps with cholesterol and is a super food. If you are cooking with the rice bran oil or putting it in the flap jacks you are damaging the oil by heating it and you will not get the cholesterol lower effects. You can read about rice bran here. http://www.webnd.com/rice-bran-benefits.php One of my favorite blast is avocado, carrots, kale, cucumber, bell pepper, green apples, coconut water with 1/2 tsp ceylon cinnamon. you can add a little stevia for sweetness if needed. I hope this helps, Healthy wishes, Wally Bishop C.N.C.
Thank you so much for replying, I certainly didn't realise that I could be doing more damage than good and will take on board what you have suggested. I do have a brand new real bike, which I haven't yet ridden because of problems with my ankle, plus I have one screw which is very prominent on the ankle bone and to be honest I'm a little scared of falling and doing more damage, but hopefully I am due to have the metalwork out in a few weeks times, hence the health drive. Thanks once again Annette
Please correct me if I'm wrong... It would seem that if you want to lose weight (my main reason for this purchase), you can't really drink most of the recipes that were suggested because you can't have that much fruit (50%) & the boosts actually add weight. This is disappointing because I've been trying to make drinks with more veggies (around 75%) and they just don't taste very good. I'm sad...
Kulrich1, thanks for posting. Congratulations on your new health focus. I am sorry that you are sad. Let's see if I can help. We all learn as we go. It's not impossible although more difficult to lose weight by have 50% of you blast as fruit as long as they are berries or green apples. But it requires that you eat a lot more veggies during the day. Sugar even from real food in excessive amounts is not good for our bodies. And for those wanting to lose weight it sets up other issues that make it more difficult. Also use the blast as a meal or snack replacement. Many times people gain because they are adding calories to their daily diet instead of replacing them. One of my problems when I started my wellness and weight loss journey years ago was that I loved my drinks to be sweet. Many of us do. As we begin to cut back on the sweetness in the foods our body adjust and we begin to taste other foods and can be happy with foods with less sugar in them. Try using a little stevia if you need to but slowly start to ween yourself off of the desire for sweetness. I bet if you do you will begin to see the weight come off. I hope this helps, Healthy wishes Wally Bishop C.N.C.
I admit I like the sweet drinks. That's why I bought the Nutribullet. I didn't think from watching the commercial that there would be anything wrong with that. Most of the drinks they made were sweeter. I wish someone had just said... If you want to lose weight, you will have to drink the drinks that are mostly veggies and NOT sweet. I might not have spent all that money & now I'm stuck. However, I'll give the stevia a try and, yes, I use them as meal replacements. Thank you for your suggestion.
Kulrich1 wrote: I admit I like the sweet drinks. That's why I bought the Nutribullet. I didn't think from watching the commercial that there would be anything wrong with that. Most of the drinks they made were sweeter. I wish someone had just said... If you want to lose weight, you will have to drink the drinks that are mostly veggies and NOT sweet. I might not have spent all that money & now I'm stuck. However, I'll give the stevia a try and, yes, I use them as meal replacements. Thank you for your suggestion.
You don't have to give up all your sweeter Blasts if that is what gets you to consume fruits and veggies! It is faaarrr more healthy than bottled orange juice or a soda. Over time your taste buds should change so by starting out with more fruit and by slowly adding in veggies in place of some of the higher sugar fruits, you'll probably be able to adjust naturally. For now, just be sure that you are mindful of your total sugar intake and lower the amount of fruits and high sugar foods you consume outside of Blasting. For your NutriBlasts, choose some lower sugar options like berries, green apples, kiwi, grapefruit (if not taking medications) and other citrus. And like Wally said - stevia can be very helpful when having a Blast that needs a touch of sweet!
I have been juicing / Blasting for over 3 months. Not so much weightloss but putting my body in a healthy state. I have noticed throughout the process that I have been experiencing some really bad headaches mid day and I dont know if its from doing the blasting all day till dinner or what. Has anyone else experienced this?
Investnme wrote: I have been juicing / Blasting for over 3 months. Not so much weightloss but putting my body in a healthy state. I have noticed throughout the process that I have been experiencing some really bad headaches mid day and I dont know if its from doing the blasting all day till dinner or what. Has anyone else experienced this?
You may want to monitor your fluid intake. Make sure you are drinking enough water throughout the day. A lot of foods that we eat have high water content, when you decrease the amount of food you eat you may be at risk for mild dehydration which can lead to headaches. Another reason for headaches may be due to your blood sugar. If you are consuming Blasts that are high in fruit you may be creating a spike in blood sugar. Make sure you are including some healthy fats in your Blasts and good sources of protein to keep blood sugar more stable. Try decreasing fruits in Blast to make up 1/4 of your Blast and try adding some hemp seeds, chia seeds, 1/4 of an avocado, handful of almonds, spirulina, 1 tsp of coconut oil may all help balance blood sugar.
Investnme, thanks for shooting us a question. Congratulations on your wellness journey. Without much to go on, headaches could be caused by so many things. A few questions for you to see if I can help you. You certainly need to see a doctor for any medical issues. How many blast are you having during the day? I am reading that your only calories come from blast during the day, is this correct? Are you exercising if so how much? How many calories are you consuming per day on average? How many ounces of liquid are your drinking during the day? What are typically in your blast. You could be slightly dehydrated. Also low blood sugar levels and insufficient calorie intake can cause severe headaches, even migraines. Healthy Wishes, Wally Bishop C.N.C.
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