i am 5'8" and 180 lbs. i truly feel happy with how i look and feel most of the time. but on bad days, like today, i will google my height and weight or weigh myself or, occasionally, throw up because this bmi is apparently not the norm. but what does the "norm" even mean? i'm just so frustrated and i hate when i get like this because i feel so lost b/c i feel like i cannot weigh any less without not eating which i know is ridiculous!! sorry to be desperate i just need some outside opinion
The BMI system is just a guideline, and an arbitrary one at that. It doesn’t take into account muscle mass, so a bodybuilder who is in superhuman shape is outside the norm and considered overweight. It only measures the direct relationship between height and weight, and there are so many more aspects to health beyond those two factors - if you look good and feel good, you’re good.
Hey: ) okay I'm new to this journey of weight loss I just wanted to know when did u start seeing results even if it was just a little I'm dedicated to the gym at least 5times a week for an hour mainly on the tredmill I'm 200 lbs any advice? thanx
I felt the results before I saw them. 1 week in, I was already feeling more energetic and healthy. Took at least 1-2 months before I noticed a physical difference, and around 4-5 months before I considered myself in shape. So keep going, the dedication always pays off.
I´ve been stalking your tumblr for quite a while now :D and I wanted to ask you if QUAKER oatmeal is it healthy in your opinion? In my country it´s the only brand :(
Go for plain, old-fashioned, rolled Quaker oats - the kind that comes in a can. The pre-packaged, pre-flavored ones can be high in sugar.
arghhh help me! i've been running six days a week two or three km, clean eating, hardly any carbs, non processed foods, drinking lots of water, doing strength workouts three times a week, doing kickboxing and yoga, all this for about three weeks now and ive gained weight?
Weight gain does not equal fat gain. You’ve probably gained muscle, which is denser than fat - meaning you’ll weight more, but look smaller.
Do you know anything to help treat acne scars?
Coconut oil, it’s nature’s hot sauce, I use it on everything
Hi, I was just wondering since I worked on my arms (lifting, push ups etc.) am I still able to work on them today? I've read somewhere that you shall give the muscles you work a break for 32 hours so they can rebuild with their new strength. Is it true? And thank you for running such an amazing fitblr!
Taking rest days helps muscles recover and build, so it’s recommended you lift every other day. But it’s up to you, take into consideration how hard you worked out, your natural recovery rate, how fast you want to see progress etc. and rest when you need to.
Hello! I recently saw a friend of mine and I noticed that she lost a ton of weight- when I asked her how she did it she just told me that she added whey protein to her lifestyle. I don't know much about whey protein but doesn't it just give you muscle? Can it help with weight loss?
Whey protein can help you feel fuller, which decreases caloric intake. But it’s only a tool and results vary depending on how you use it - you’re not going to magically gain muscle without also lifting and you’re not going to lose weight if you go overboard and add it to everything. More info on whey protein here.
Hello! Just a quick question: A few hours after my workout last night my legs felt really weak (it was an effort to get up the stairs to bed!) and they still feel weak this morning. Do you know what causes this or what I can do to help it? I'm making sure I'm drinking lots of water. Your blog is fantastic, btw - it really helps motivate me :)
Thanks! Soreness is normal after exercising, especially if you went extra hard or aren’t used to it. It can last for a few hours up to a few days, in the meantime stretch lightly, drink water, and use heat/cold pads if necessary to soothe muscles.
what are the most healthy foods that fill you up?
Foods high in:
Fiber: Berries, apples, bananas, whole wheat bread, oats, brown rice, lentils, beans, broccoli, carrots
Protein: Nuts, seeds, beans, eggs, yogurt, cheese, tofu, chicken, fish