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Can anyone recommend some fun indoors program, maybe dance-along vids or something? The autumn weather isn't too encouraging at the moment, and I really could do with some motivating exercise. As a student I can't really afford much equipment, and my apartment is pretty small, so these do limit the options somewhat.
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Just curious, how does everyone tell the amounts of food they've been eating? Do you measure it, or just go more with estimates? Because I'm never really sure how much I've actually been eating, especially if it's away from home and measuring is not a viable option.
Can anyone help a non-american out and explain how much 1 cup is? My mind is wired onto desiliters (which, btw, I would love to have more as a default amount), and Wikipedia wasn't exactly helpful either, since it has several different conversions.
Made some oatmeal pancakes and I'm creating a recipe for them, but I'm not sure if I should include the oil used for frying, or just what I put in the batter. Thoughts?
Back to my own place, which means more control over what I eat, but also limited chances for exercising (especially since I forgot to bring my walking poles with me). Still, I hope I can make the best out of this, even with the university starting up.
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If you like walking but want more focus on the upper body, try nordic walking. Did that for about an hour today and it did miracles to my jammed shoulders.
Yay, about 2 kilograms down since I started about two weeks ago, I thought this would be more difficult but looks like I was wrong. :)
So nice to see that my weight is slowly but steadily going down, even without drastic changes. Simply following my intake and thus reducing snacking and such seems to be helpful. I just hope I can keep my exercise at the current level even after my summerjob ends this Saturday and I won't be cycling there anymore.
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We've been doing the Leslie Sansone Walk at Home vids. They are low impact & some are very fast paced.
Zumba is super fun, check out your library for fun dvds for free. Also, if you video game either the Xbox Kinect or the Wii have some really fun options.
Not fun but accessible is getting one of those pedal bikes/peddlers whatever you see them called. They're ~ $20, small and you can just sit and peddle while you watch a movie.
I heart the Leslie Sansone videos and also encourage the use of them. Even the begginer ones you work up a sweat but I think it is a comfortable kind of sweat and not one that makes you feel dead afterwords.
are you a beginner? I started with 10 minute solution dvds. for brokefags like myself, youtube is always an option. :)
Thanks for the suggestions everyone, I'll be sure to check these out :)
generally just estimates, if it is a recipe or from a packet it should have a serving size written!
I went out and bought a cheap food scale because I ALWAYS put too much on my plate. Weighing what I eat has helped me a lot! Also, I know exactly what's going into my body.
I have a scale now but before that I used measuring cups. Now I use both and it helps so much. But then I'm a little ocd sometimes too. If the cereal box says 30 wheatie bites then I count out 30 wheatie bites. ^_^
I estimate it if it's something without a nutrition label. It's been working for me, but I also don't worry about my calorie limit give or take 100 or so.
I always estimate, if I'm unsure I tend to try and over- rather than under-estimate to make sure I stay under my calories
Thanks for the input, everyone :)
I measure & weigh as often as possible. If nothing else, it helps me for those times when I have to eyeball it.
In fluid measurements, 1 cup would equal about 2.4 deciliters. (a cup is 8 ounces).
Thank you, this'll help a lot in recording my eating :)
Hi sweetie, I found a site that can help you with this dilemma. http://www.jsward.com/cooking/conversion.shtml
I dunno, I just want to come over and eat them :) Seriously though... maybe half what you use for frying? Just an estimate of what ends up in the pancakes.
I would just put what's in the batter and use a non-stick pan. I never put oil in the pan when I make my pancakes. Please share the recipe. I've been looking for a good one and experimenting but my kids keep telling me "fail" every time I talk them into tasting them.
Well it wasn't a complicated recipe, I had some leftover oatmeal porridge from the morning, so I just dumped in some milk, flour, oil and a bit of salt. Left it standing for about 20 mins and added some egg. I can't really give any estimates, since I just fitted the rest of my ingredients with the amount of porridge I had. But it was pretty good with some chopped veggies on the side, and according to the source of the recipe this should work with almost any porridge :)
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