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Say It: "I Choose Life"
My husband came up with this idea. Everytime I feel like reaching for food that isn't healthy or don't feel like working out, I have two choices: early death or LIFE! His idea: Simply say outloud (or in your head if others are around): "I CHOOSE LIFE!!" When you look at it that way...
9 May 2010
For the women doing this...WHAT are you eating?
May seem a silly question, but I have 4 daughters and a husband. We have some food allergies around here we already have to modify for. As a woman and or a mom how are you eating AND feeding your family? I want to set a good example without the "diet" mentality setting into my kids. My husband...
4 May 2010
Question for the Experts and Champions....
I am starting my second Challenge this week. Woo hoo! I love the structure of the eating and exercise plan, without it I am at the mercy of my sweet tooth... This time around, I don't think I need to or want to lose more weight. But I do want more muscle definition. I'm not after a bodybuilder...
24 May 2010
questions, questions and more questions
Hi, my name is Sheila and I am starting Body for Life after the Memorial Day Weekend. I have allot of questions so I'm hoping you can help. 1. Do I have to have the myoplex shakes and/or bars? can they be substituted for another nutrition shake as the myoplex is a bit pricy. 2. I'm not...
27 May 2010
Where are all the BFL Recipes???
My husband and I tried Body for Life several years ago. At that time, the website listed thousands of recipes that really helped us out. We are now going to try BFL again, however, where did all the thousands of recipes go???? I went to the Library and see Recipes but only a few are listed. Did they...
7 Jul 2010
Find Nutrition Info Yourself
Hi Guys, I found this website thought it might be useful to some. It has really helped me figure the amount of carbs and protein in whole foods with no labels like strawberries. http://nutritiondata.self.com/
16 Jul 2010
Food for Thought: Italy's Eating Habits
I was reading my Washington Post this morning, and in the Local Living section, there's a Wellness column. In it, the author describes how Italy has far fewer overweight people than the U.S.. While in Italy, she observed "behaviors that struck me as more nutritionally and emotionally sound than...
22 Jul 2010
starting on Aug 1st. can someone please help me with the nutrition side of BFL!!!!
i have just registered on BFL. how does the meal system work. I dont understand and am having trouble downloading the starter kit. do you have to use the suggested shakes and nutrition bars or can you just use whey protein or somethiong similar? please someone help i really want to do this and get the...
1 Aug 2010
Aussie starting out
Hi All Just want to get some extra info from all you pros out there. I have been reading up on the BFL system for a while now and I'm comfortable enough with what I've read to know I can give it a real go and I intend to start in a couple of weeks. Before I start I am wondering about the...
16 Sep 2010
Recipe matcher for newbie Please Help!
I am just starting BFL today, and I am already the Recipe Matcher website (http://www.recipematcher.com/index.php/home/) program that looks at the food you have in your kitchen and helps you search for recipes that use what you have. It would REALLY help me if folks could post some of their favorite...
27 Sep 2010
I started BFL on Oct 5th, and last week, I continued my low Carb Diet, adding in Brown Rice a couple time daily for my Carb. Yesterday, I tried my first day of the BFL Nutrition diet, and I am concerned about how hungry I am now. Yesterday, I added whole wheat toast to breakfast, a white potato...
12 Oct 2010
Concerns from a Female Endmorph
Me again. I'm in my second week of working out, and 1st week of the Nutrition, and I am concerned about what I'm doing and seeing. First things first, My body: As i've mentioned before I have the body type that puts fat and muscle on extremely easily. I have been trying to follow the...
14 Oct 2010
Okay...I'm having quite a difficult start my first week on BFL. I have been keeping up with my 6 meals per day but I feel really hungry and headachy going into my next meal. What's wrong I have been eating what's on the food list but I am still confused on what I can eat. Is it ONLY the foods...
8 Jun 2010
Day One! Anyone Else a Femal Endomorph?
I've decided to give this a shot, as I am already working in a gym 5+ times a week, and needed to do something to get results. I started with dcardio this am on eliptical, and am so psyched that i accomplished 20 min of intensity interval training! That's the longest I've ever done on eliptical...
5 Oct 2010
Quad exercises and diet
Hi, I'm just starting out BFL and have found this forum to be extremely helpful. Thanks to all those out there who are contributing your wealth of knowledge! I have two questions. First, I'm trying to do my workouts at home and for the most part I have the necessary equipment except for the Quad...
10 Nov 2010
Motivation & Irregular Working Hours
Hello there, It's good to be here. I've been following this forum for a couple of months but it's just this time that I decided to kick it off and ask a question. It shows that I am "almost" decisive in transforming my body :) I am 31 years old, male, mesomorph, 243 lbs, 5...
12 Nov 2010
Losing weight instead of putting on muscle?? Advise please
Hi everyone, I have been on the body for life for two weeks now... my stats are as follows... When i started - Weight - 158 pounds Height - 5 foot 10 inches Fat % - 18.2 Muscle % - 50.2 Two weeks in I am Weight - 150.6 pounds Fat % - 16 Muscle % - 51.2 As i am a fairly...
3 Feb 2011
Just started and still hungry
Hey forum, I just started my first challenge this week after I promised my wife I'd lose 15 lbs. I'm starting at 6'0, 210 lbs, 25% body fat and I want to get to get to about 10-15% body fat by the end of the program. I noticed that I am pretty consistently hungry even after I finish eating...
16 Feb 2011
A few questions
I have a few clarification questions if you y'all can help me please??? - Mushrooms are considered a veggie right? What about tomatoes? - Is there a limit to veggie intake in a day/meal? - Sometimes there is someone on the machine that I need -- is there a right or wrong order to muscle...
2 Mar 2011
DAY 3, DIET ADVICE PLEASE!!
Hey everyone!! I'm on day 3 of this new adventure, and I was hoping someone could take a look at my diet so far... I haven't got my book yet, so all I have to go on is the website. 7am: Protein smoothie (1cup skim milk, vanilla protein powder, 1/2 banana) 10am: 1 slice whole wheat bread...
18 May 2011
Does It Feel Like Too Much Eating for Anyone Else?
Hi Everyone, I am on day six. I eat six meals a day, two are protein drinks, and 4 are by the book (fist size of complex carbs and palm size of protein and a green veg all from the list in the BFL book). It just feels like too much eating. I can't believe I am writing this as I am severely overweight...
25 May 2011
Unsure of my portions/food intake...too much or too little?
After reading BFL, I came to the conclusion that my body's refusal to lose weight over the last several years may be due to my body being in starvation mode. For the last year, I have been doing P90X and Weight Watchers because my normal workout routine stopped working for me. I toned up quite a...
2 May 2011
Important About Free Day
Hi Everyone, I have just finished reading an article on the site about free day. Granted the book says eat whatever you want whenever you want on free day.. but.. it's a FREE day not a MAD day. Eat whatever you want whenever you want but keep your calories between 2000-2500 calories on the...
11 Jun 2011
Questions about the Diet
Hi Everyone. I just started the BFL challenge on Monday and I have a few questions about the food. 1. Can I snack on veggies whenever throughout the day? The first couple of days it has been hard to not think about snacking or eating something every few minutes. Are veggies ok to have just whenever...
8 Nov 2011
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