How can I stay in shape ? I am not fat or anything. I would just like ideas on how I can eat better and what exercises I can do to keep me fit. Thank you!


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Nikki Ridgerider Profile

Welp, instead of eating dessert regularly you could make a healthy dessert. Not low fat or anything like that, but maybe like I dunno...Things with fruit. Or you could forgo dessert and eat things like fruit or honey roasted nuts instead. I'm not saying to get rid of dessert...

There's this app that's called Zombies, Run! It costs money, but it's really cool. It turns your running into a story where you run from zombies/do missions in the zombie apocalypse.

You can also do pilates. Or however it's spelled. Don't count calories. Just use your best judgement to eat healthy. Just try not to overdo anything, or you'll become obsessed.

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joe mckeown answered

It doesn't sound like you are doing too much wrong just as you are.  Of course it's always wise to keep an eye on what you are eating and as far as exercise goes, you can find plenty of free advice on the Internet. A light exercise program of 20-30 mins 3 times a week will keep you in good physical condition without overtaxing you.  

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Christy Muller answered

Hey Izzy :)

If you're trying to get rid of certain eating habits, take it a bit at a time...Don't try to change everything at once as that can be overwhelming!

Just working on for instance..changing breakfast...making breakfast more healthy...then once you find that is easy to manage, move onto lunch...and then finally dinner.

I'd like to share an eating strategy with you that works for me, and that is intermittent fasting.

You fast for 14-16 hours then eat all your meals in the remaining window.  This not only burn more fat during the hours you're not eating, but helps you to better adhere to the diet as you don't feel you're dieting quite as much as you feel more full for the hours you are eating.

During the fast you can have coffee, just keep the calories you add to it (milk/sugar) below 50.

Also, here are some other ideas for what you could be eating:

-Soups (do a good job of filling you up and are only 200-300 calories for the whole can)
-1/2 cup of Oatmeal + fruit + handful of nuts (the nuts contain fat...adding a little fat to each meal helps with feeling full)
-6-8oz chicken/fish + veggies & cheese

If you have a favorite kind of food, like pizza or tacos, try and find healthy recipes for the same food online and use them as substitutes...

It will take time to get rid of your addictions to your old foods, but stick to your new way of eating a bit at a time and it will become easier and easier to eat healthy.

Oh and as far as cardio 3 times a week for at least 20 your way up over time to 5-6 times a week for 30-45 minutes.

For exercises...if you have access to a gym, lift weights...and lift heavy weights.   If you go too light, you won't break down your muscle as much and you won't get that lean/toned look.

You won't get too muscular all of a sudden doing this I know that is a concern a lot of women have, but it just doesn't happen that easily...especially when you're focused on losing some weight!

Just educate yourself more on all of this and implement what you learn :)

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Rachel Green , F.R.I.E.N.D.S is what I represent...Jennifer Aniston, answered

I'm not fat either. I like to get out of the shower, put some clothes on, and exercise. You should try to eat alot of fruits and vegetables and exercise 20-30 minutes a day. Trust me I am really fit. I like to start with sit ups, crunches, jumping jacks, planks, push ups, and a run..Every once in a while I like to use my treadmill. I go to the gym with my trainer. My husband is in fit. I have 2 children I make sure eat healthy. So every one in my house is fit and healthy. Good Luck

Raul Stewart Profile
Raul Stewart answered

Follow my steps... You saw i have a pretty nice body myself.. In that picture.
- Eat small meals.

- Eat just enough to fill your hunger. (No more no less.)

- 10 minutes of any exercise everyday with 2 days a week of hard exercise for about an hour...

Follow these simple step and you will be fine..

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Izzy SouthernGirl
I know I'm just messing around and like I said I am not fat or anything I just wanna get out of certain habits that would make me big for not doing much of anything.
Raul Stewart
Raul Stewart commented
Lol... I know... It is fine.. and you are not fat at all.. I saw your pic.. If you follow my routine you should be more than fine!
Izzy SouthernGirl
Oh you tiger lol.
Elizabeth MacConnachie Profile

You could always switch to wholgrain carbohydrates.  Have protein for breakfast like eggs and some wholemeal toast. Have enough protein to fill you up during the day.  Find an activity you like to do or join a club or fitness class or a findfavourite online fitness video/s or DVD.  Loads of water, fruit, vegetables.  Cook your own meals.  HIIT training is supposed to be good. 

Want to snack or eat chocolate etc, buy small indivdual chocolate bars etc.  Don't buy multipacks.  Juices, smoothies and soups are healthy and help to fill the stomach for longer. Super Green Juices and juice bars are supposed to be good..  Mulitvits and minerals supplements are good as well.

My personal favourite is the online videos from Fitness Blender.  They have loads of workouts on You Tube and there are 30-40  minutes cardio/strength workouts that burn calories and get you fitter.  There are even 20 minutes workouts.  I have loads of the workouts saved on my favourites bar. 

Anyways, find something that you enjoy and will stick to.  Don't restrict or avoid anything as you will end up craving it and binging on it.  My netball coach told me that Bananas are a great post-workout snack. 

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