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Ask Roni _v18s1 Confidence, Pushy Grandmas, Restrictive Diets, Pro-Blogging, Eating Before Workouts

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I recorded 2 sessions a few days ago and finally got a chance to get one online today.

Topics included in this video…

  • Eating in Front of Friends and Pushy Grandmas
  • Restricted Cal Diet
  • Pro-Blogging Advice
  • Eating and Working out



Podcast Version (Audio Only)
[podcast]http://ronisweigh.com/resources/podcasts/AskRoni_v18s1.mp3[/podcast]

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Discussion

There are 13 comments so far.

    Brandi

    January 9, 2009

    I havn’t got a chance to watch this video yet, cause I’m at work. But I do want to say that you are an amazingly motivating person. Not just your posts, but the sheer volume of things you seem to accomplish in a day, and then turning around and sharing it with us….its simply amazing.

    I hope you realize all the incredibly awesome things you do on a daily basis. Not the least of which is helping so many people by simply being you.

    Thank you!

    Jennifer

    January 9, 2009

    To the woman eating 400 calories a day: please pick a healthier plan! For good health, the minimum recommended caloric intake is 1200 calories/day. Even if you stick with this dangerous plan and make it to your goal, what do you do then? Surely when you start eating without that severe of caloric restriction, you’ll just gain back the weight you worked so hard to lose. We’ve probably all tried quick fixes, but let’s not do that again. Definitely pick a healthier plan (like WW) before you get discouraged (or sick)!

    Geri

    January 9, 2009

    Hi Roni!
    I really liked your response to the first question about ordering your food the way you wanted. I guess you’d probably advise the same thing in my situation: I attend a lot of events and academic conferences (I’m a grad student) and I often have to tell the organizers if I have specific dietary requirements. I guess they mean if I am coeliac or have diabetes or something like that – but I long to request low calorie, low fat food. Do you think this is acceptable?
    Take care,

    Geri

    roni

    January 9, 2009

    Geri – Actually I forgot to mention this trick… Tell them you are lactose intolerant and they can’t use any butter or cream on your food. That works like a charm to cut back on frivolous fat calories! :)

    Geri

    January 9, 2009

    Roni, you’ve saved the day again – what would I do without you! This is genius, thank you so much!

    Elaine

    January 9, 2009

    Roni – Great video, as always. For the workout/eating question, I’ve also been told that if you are working out under 90 minutes, there’s no need to eat any special or extra. If you are working out more than 90 minutes, it’s good to eat a snack with mostly carbs (easily digestible, very little fiber) and a small amount of protein – like an apple or banana and 1 TBSP of peanut butter, or a Luna or Clif bar, or a small, healthy muffin, etc. Carbs and protein – that’s the goal. I’d recommend eating about 60 minutes before working out, or, as Roni points out, you will probably get cramps.

    I really hope that helps.

    s

    January 9, 2009

    wow. this made my previously-lame friday night productive.
    adn i love the lactose intolerance idea. haha, what good thinking.

    s

    January 9, 2009

    oh yeah and i usually eat about 30 mins before running (but not a lot) and i have a snack up to an hour after i’m done. my whole exercise routine can take up to an hour though so it’s almost right about the time for me to have another meal anyway by the time i get to it. if i wait too long my blood sugar does weird things and i end up eating cheese out of the container and poundcake at whole foods like i did today.

    Tina

    January 10, 2009

    THANK YOU so much for your response!!! I really, really, really appreciate it. I love the million dollar example that you gave– I’d definitely still be blogging if that ultimatum was given! :) Again, thanks!

    Stacy

    January 10, 2009

    Roni, Thank you so so much for the response! Your answers were just the advice I needed and you were spot on with the italian grandma thing! haha Literally 10 minutes before I saw this post I looked in the fridge to see a pan of lasagna in the fridge with a post-it with my name on it, I better get calling some friends to share with…:-) Thanks again.

    Rhonda

    January 10, 2009

    Roni, I just have to say that you are a beautiful person, and this video was fantastic! I am not sure how I found your blog, but it is so inspiring! Thank you for doing what you love!

    Bethany

    January 10, 2009

    fyi: the carrots n cake link doesn’t work. i had to google it. just thought i’d let you know.

    Alison

    January 10, 2009

    Roni,
    Thank you SO much for yet another inspiring video. You have helped me so much in the past few months that I’ve been on weight watchers and I love all of your sites. Thank you for all of the hard work you put into these sites and for being so open and honest about your experiences. We all appreciate it so much. I know in my heart that I wouldn’t be losing as much weight as I have without your guidance.
    Thank you!
    Alison