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Meryline

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  1. Meryline

    How do I cut the candy?

    Hm, how to approach this I had GBP in March 2017. I started at 255 lbs/ 116kg and got down to 148lbs/67kg at 1 year post op. I then gained a little the next few months and have been stable at around 156lbs/71kg for the past 1 year+. I'm happy with where I'm at, I don't need to go down more, but I know I can. And the reason is this, and also where my problem is. I eat too much candy. Way too much candy. Especally sour candy. I have tried to cut back and stop, but I just can't. I eat up towards 2500-3000 kcal a day. But I also work out 5-8 times a week (1-2 days twice a day, 1 day a week is no workouts). I'm a spinning instructor 2 a week and I have been running 3 times a week up until now, last week I increased to 4 times a week. I have ran a couple of half marathons this fall, and I'm training for several for next year. I also lift weights a few times a week. When I eat protein heavy meal, I get so full so quickly, but I also get hungry again so quickly. And somehow candy has become my snack. I'm probaly not eating enough meals throughout the day, which is part of the problem, but I'm just kind of sick of food. I meal prep, portion out, try to get 150g of protein a day (protein values are always low when I blood test), I even still drink 1 shake a day, I drink plenty of fluids. I just seem to do better with eating a little all the time. Anyone been like this? And how did you turn it around? I know I shouldn't eat as much candy as I do, I'm not getting any nutrition from it, it's not helping my running, and I know I'm not going to be able to keep the weight off if I continue like this. Trust me, I have tried the just don't, just stop etc. I need suggestions and advice on how to move forward.
  2. Meryline

    A possible solution?

    So I have had issues with getting enough energy after endurance sport (I'm a distance runner and a spinning instructor) because I'm not hungry after I run especially. And when I have weeks like this week with 4 spin sessions, 4 runs and a strength workout, I need to refule. At the store today I discovered these. Now I'm sure in the future I can make them myself, but for now I'll try these. It's dates and almonds and dates and coconut. That's it. Nothing more. So I figured I'd have 1-2 (2 is a portion) of these right after a run, and then a protein shake. This should be enough until I get hungry 1-2h after I run. I know a lot of people are scared of carbs here, but I'm not. I eat 2500-3000 kcal a day, weight is stable, has been for the past 1.5, and I lots of carbs. That works for me. I'm 2.5+ years post op.
  3. Meryline

    A possible solution?

    My problem is that I don't do soy, legumes or tofu. I have tried so many variations, but nope. And so I wouldn't get enough protein. Here in Austria we don't have honey stinger gummies, would love to try them though. Nor do we have uncrustables. I'll just keep experimenting, especially if I want to try for a full marathon.
  4. I tried to find a thread where people share their meal prep, but didn't find a dedicated one, so hopefully this can become one. Meal prep has been the key for me, so I thought I would share here as I meal prep throughout the week. I'll post recipes if anyone want particular ones. And feel free to share your meal prep Today I had some eggs that needed to be used, so today I made crust less quiche and instant pot egg bites
  5. Meryline

    Protein and Weight Loss (unrelated)

    @Midnightsun not sure what you are trying to point out with quoting those two posts.
  6. Meryline

    Protein and Weight Loss (unrelated)

    @Midnightsun but that is different from what you first said. That they told you that it's only the liquid protein that counts towards your protein count. And that is just not true. That yes, we might absorbe liquid protein (first I have ever heared that though) easier in the beginning, sure, It's easier to get down than food, but all protein counts. I still drink a shake every singel day, and I'm 2.5 years post op. It is to make sure I get the 120-150g of protein that my body needs. The food I eat, counts equally to the shake. It's not like you push a button when you reach goal, that suddenly turns the absortion from food on. It's there all the time. In the beginning you just get more protein from liquids because it's easier to get down. And especially for Gastric bypass, they have discovered that the malabsortion is less than they thought in the beginning.
  7. Meryline

    Food Before and After Photos

    You and a whole lot more. Even in the huge instant pot groups I'm in on facebook, like 1 mil people, people call them instapot.
  8. I'm 2.5+ years post op. For the first 1 year or, so I did weight, then I added spinning instructor with two days a week. For the past year, it has been less weights, and at the end of February I added running. Up until now I ran 3 days a week, with 2h as my long runs. Since February, I have done 1x4.1k, 1x5k, 1x7k, 1x10k and 2x half-marathon races. It took a while to figure out what works during my long runs, and the best combination is sour candy and electrolytes. I still go spinning twice a week, but now run 4 days a week. Strength 1-2 days. My issue is, I'm not hungry after runs, even if I do fasting runs in the morning. I struggle to get food in me. I'm also not eating nutritional enough. I often do a Protein Shake after a run, but that just postpone eating for even longer. smoothies are easier than food, but I struggle with those as well. If anyone have any suggestions for me, I would be very grateful.
  9. That is awesome @AZhiker Nutrition makes such a difference.
  10. Meryline

    Food Before and After Photos

    Yes, it is. It was the first time I tried them, so easy, so yummy. Black friday should have some amazing instant pot deals. Also, btw, It's instant pot, not instapot 😉 Although most people in the US thinks the brand name is Instapot. The molds I used are these. https://www.amazon.com/s?k=instant+pot+egg+bites+silicone&crid=4B67JEENVEBD&sprefix=instant+pot+egg+%2Caps%2C224&ref=nb_sb_ss_i_3_16 There are so many options, just be aware that you get the right size. The first ones I got was too small.
  11. Meryline

    Food Before and After Photos

    @GreenTealael and it has no startches or any of the other stuff they put in. So easy to make with those moldes. And you can put anything in them.
  12. I didn't find one, so I made this one, hoping it could become one.
  13. Lot's of yummy stuff. I need to take stock of my freezer, right now, when I take a box, it's a wild guess until I heat it up at work hehe
  14. Meryline

    Food Before and After Photos

    Here is a before picture of my egg bites. There is no after as I eat the two on my plate with some salsa. So yummy. Only eggs, bacon bites, feta cheese and a mix of some cheese I needed to use.
  15. Meryline

    Daily Menus for Maintenance

    Ice cream is the devil. Sorbet it easier. Halo top is fine. But regular ice cream is the 👿
  16. Meryline

    A possible solution?

    If anyone is a bad ass, it's you. I'm sorry to hear about about you. I said I would do a full marathon, but I'm slowly changing my mind. I'll come to you for advice when I get there
  17. Meryline

    Daily Menus for Maintenance

    Let's try tracking today 250ml iced Latte macchiato light - 79 cal, 1.3g fat, 9.8g carbs, 7.3g protein 330ml protein shake - 165 cal, 3.6g fat, 7.6g of carbs, 25.4g protein 180g yogurt with müsli combo - 261 cal, 12.4 fat, 22.1 carbs, 13.5 protein 505 calories - 17.3g fat - 39.5 carbs - 46.2 protein And it's noon. In Austria we don't do net carbs, so this is like all the carbs lol I have 30min run in a little bit, but I also have to think about my 90min run tomorrow, and the fact that I have 5 days of heavy workouts behind me. A little more than normal this week. So more eating later on hehe
  18. Meryline

    Daily Menus for Maintenance

    Yay, happy to see other runners and high cal people. I actually haven't done a proper tracking in a while, maybe today I should try. Let me know if you have any questions. I started at 0 in February and this week it will probably be around 45km.
  19. Meryline

    A possible solution?

    I actually never really got dumping from carbs. But give me a sugar/fat combination, and I still get dumping. Ice cream is the devil. Hehe 😁
  20. Meryline

    Daily Menus for Maintenance

    @FluffyChix the 150ml was in the beginning, now it's more. 200-300 ml as well i think. It's all about what it is. Also, some days I can have a lot more, and some days I can only have a few bites.
  21. Meryline

    A possible solution?

    I don't really carb load as I in general eat lots of carbs, but I make sure I hydrate well. I don't do well with vests, so I use Nathan hydration belt. As for the cups, thankfully they don't use styroform here, so I can grab the top, clap it shut, and sip out little by little at one and, if that makes sense. So my race plan for the next year is this so far. December 8th I'll do a 10k. December 31st I'll do a 5.3k during the day and maybe a 5k right after midnight. So we start with the fireworks. January maybe a 7k or a 14k (It's a 7k round and you can do up to a full marathon) February I fly to Florida and do the Fariytail challenge 10k and half marathon in Disney March or April I'll do a half, trying for a new PB, under 2h. May 3rd it's Wings for life End of May it's the larges Womens race in Europe with 32000 ladies. Probably a 10k. I have nothing so far in June-August September I'm hoping to do the 36k challenge in Disneyland, Paris. 5k Friday night, 10k Saturday morning and half marathon on Sunday. Oh, did I tell you I started running at the very end of February of this year, after recovering from back surgery. What about you, anything planned?
  22. Meryline

    A possible solution?

    @Healthy_life2 So I drink elektrolytes in the days leading up to a race and druing. I only grab water from fuel stations because I don't know what they'll serve or how my stomach will react. It has been trial and error for what do use during a race. Up until now it's actually been sour gummy candy that has worked the best. I start at about 30min in, and I'll have one every km. It'll probably have to change now as I'm try hard to cut the candy, but if I can't find anything else, I'll go back to it. Next race where I'll need to fuesl is in February, so I'll have time. For me it's been and issue with fueling after. I can go up to 2 hours without wanting to eat. And when you have a workout later in the day or early next morning, you need to refuel shortly after the workout.
  23. Meryline

    Daily Menus for Maintenance

    I think I need to join this thread. I'm 2.5+ years out. It's strange to be considered a "veteran" and being in maintenance hehe. Very quickly after surgery we were told we could eat up to about 150ml. It didn't mean we were able to, but we could. I stayed there for a long time. Now I'm up to between 200-300g of food, all depending on what it is. I know what will make me fuller quicker, so I portion less, and what I will need more of to get full. And most of the time it's spot on. Sometimes I'll have to leave stuff. When I have salad or lots of veggies, I can eat more. I meal prep a lot, freezer is full of portions of food. My meals are protein heavy, preferably 20-40g. I don't really track anymore, but I'm stable, so I know it's around 2500-3000kcal a day. Today I have had the following, and it's now 1:30pm. A protein shake (every single day I start with on) 125g of blueberries and 125g of raspberries. (Unusual treat) 660 ml of cold latte macchiato light (Usually a coffe from home with milk, ran out of milk) A protein bread roll with butter and salami on one half and turkey cold cut on the other half A portion of chicken in taco tomato soup thing, with some sour cream on (Spicy) Wow, that looks like a lot lol. I'll probably have another roll (happen to have one left) before my spinning class this evening, and then time will tell if I'll be able to eat propper dinner or if I'll make a smoothie which will have both protein powder, oats, berries etc. in it. Sorry for the long post
  24. Meryline

    A possible solution?

    @Healthy_life2 I haven't. I need to figure out where I can get them in Austria. My problem is that I have no hunger after a workout, and I can't make myself eat. And two of those dates balls rolls, what ever they are, will give me as much carbs as the whole bar. That bar will give me more calories, but it's about getting a lot, in a little, if that makes sense.
  25. Meryline

    A possible solution?

    Yeah, I wouldn't be able to performa as I am if I didn't. I do however reduce total calories, and naturally also carbs, when I'm not doing as much. I have yet to taste them. I'll probably try after my spin class today.
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