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    I’m normally so good with working out and eating right. I have always been fit and I’m not off the deep end or anything but I’ve been having a lot of trouble shedding the extra weight since having the twins. With 4 kids now I’ve been subbing eggs for Poptarts and steal/potato for pizza a lot more. My husband loves it and he is 100% in support of my few extra lbs lol but I want to get back to where I was for me. Just talking losing 15 lbs or so. I was always such an advocate for finding the time despite being busy and eating right but wow! I am humbled and can’t seem to get back to my old routine. Any suggestions?

  • Originally posted by CapeCRunner View Post
    I’m normally so good with working out and eating right. I have always been fit and I’m not off the deep end or anything but I’ve been having a lot of trouble shedding the extra weight since having the twins. With 4 kids now I’ve been subbing eggs for Poptarts and steal/potato for pizza a lot more. My husband loves it and he is 100% in support of my few extra lbs lol but I want to get back to where I was for me. Just talking losing 15 lbs or so. I was always such an advocate for finding the time despite being busy and eating right but wow! I am humbled and can’t seem to get back to my old routine. Any suggestions?
    It sounds like maybe your metabolism may be slowing down. Maybe you can eliminate a few more calories by considering what is going with the steak and potatoes. Also, are vegetables a part of that meal? Another thing to look at is your calorie intake. Has it gone up?
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    • CapeRunner! Good to see you!!
      Twins eh? Guess he didn't get the snip! Congratulations!

      How old are the twins? Your body may need time to adjust still. Give yourself a little time, and then just tighten the reigns on the diet, and increase activity where, when and however you can. Not only has your body sustained another sort of trauma with the birth, but you're also getting a little older as well. Things change, and it takes modifications to our routines to maintain. You will likely have to work just a little harder than you did, say, 5 years ago, to achieve the same results. Your hormones and your whole life has changed again, dramatically.

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      • Body fat is a good thing. It's stored food, so that we don't have to constantly spend time eating, like hummingbirds. When it gets to be excessive, just let your body consume it.

        There are psychological and physical barriers to doing that. The physical barrier is continuing to put food in your belly, because the body will prioritize that. The psychological barriers can be things like an obsession with eating and nutrients (e.g. "We need PROTEIN!!!") or a belief that not eating will harm or kill you.

        The solution to the first is simple - stop eating. Get over the second with knowledge. Look up the history that humanity has with fasting and look up the modern science on it. There are tons of people that lose weigh and keep it off with fasting. Look at their blogs/vlogs. It's not only normal, but it's health-promoting, beyond just a slimmer build.
        "Those sowing seed with tears
        Will reap with a joyful shout." - Psalm 126

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        • I second atskitty2's post.

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