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Ask Roni_v25 – Nuts During Weight Loss, Pregnancy Weight Gain, Activity Points For Runners, Diner Breakfasts

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Recorded this real quick the other day finally got a minute to get it up. Honestly, I’ve been so busy I can’t remember what I said. So watch it and let me know if I’m being a total goof.

Side note: I’m off to register for a 5k tomorrow morning! Funny that exactly one year ago today I was just thinking about running outside. THINKING about it. Now I’m running a 5k on a whim. WOW. Who am I?

Topics in this video include…

  • Nuts and Seeds During Weight Loss
  • Feel Bad about Weight Gain During Pregnancy
  • Exercise/Activity Points For Runners
  • Eating Breakfast at Diners




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[podcast]http://RonisWeigh.com/resources/podcasts/AskRoni_v24.mp3[/podcast]

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There are 12 comments so far.

    Jennifer

    April 24, 2009

    Thanks for the diner tips, Roni. Are there any other choices that you or others out there make at diners? Breakfast out on Saturday morning is our family’s biggest tradition, but there are just no healthy options aside from eggs and veggies. And I love bagels, pancakes, waffles, etc. Help us! :)

    roni

    April 24, 2009

    In my opinion there ain’t much. :( That’s why I make my own pancakes!
    I do love a good breakfast out now and then though. My strategy is to go egg white omelet with veggies then I splurge a bit on the potatoes and get whole wheat toast no butter only a bit of jelly. It’s a hugely satisfying meal!

    If I’m not that hungry I’ll just go whole wheat toast and some fruit. But let me tell ya, I rarely pass up diner hash browns! :)

    If you want a bagel now then on a Saturday I say count it and move on. You can’t deny yourself all the time. Just make all your other breakfasts a bit lighter.

    D. Marie

    April 25, 2009

    Breakfast at a diner is actually my easiest mode of eating out. I love eggs so I either get an egg white omelet with spinach or two eggs. I ask them how they fry them and ask them to use as little oil as possible. Then I like to ask for sliced tomato instead of potatoes and wheat toast.

    Also, you could get oatmeal and toast. Sometimes they’ll add raisins. I have found that eating oatmeal out is very satisfying even though it may seem bland compared to the other meals your friends are having. Just keep in mind what a treat it is compared to oatmeal at home. A little milk, a little sugar might raise the points but you are still probably safely eating around 10 points or less and compared to a meal you would have eaten in the past that is amazing!

    Stephanie

    April 25, 2009

    This couldn’t have come at a better time!! In the past few months I have slowly become, to my own shock, a runner and I have not been able to lose much weight since I started running and the activity points and flex points have been driving me insane. I actually wrote a long post about it just yesterday so hearing that other people also struggle with this really makes me feel slightly less insane, which is definitely a good thing. I still don’t know how I’m going to approach the points. Your strategy sounds good, but I don’t know if I have enough self-control to stop when I’m full (still working on that one) so I don’t know if it would work for me. But thanks for commenting on the situation – makes me feel less alone!! Have a fantastic weekend :)

    pam

    April 25, 2009

    I myself am not a marathon runner or “in training”, however, found myself at a plateau. I knew it was probably my walking routine was not enough of challenge for my body anymore. So, I asked my friend who happens to be training and losing…..and she told me to mix up my meal sequense. My big meal/protien in the am or for lunch, and my light meal…salad…oatmeal….fruit smoothies etc at supper. I have seen results and it has helped the hunger issue. Now if I could only get passed the night time snacking issue…hmmmmm (always something.)

    Gwen

    April 25, 2009

    Hi, I’m not sure if this comment applies to this post, but I’ve been following your blog and enjoy it. I especially like your other blog, Green Lite Bites.
    Anyway, about five minutes ago I discovered a website that measures the distance of runs that you map out anywhere in the world (via a google earth map), and you can change some variables to calculate calories burned, etc. For some runs they even measure elevation changes, and factor in the extra calories for those. There are also a lot of pre-loaded runs in cities all over the world. It is a really useful sight for runs that you can’t drive a car over in order to get the mileage :)
    Anyway, the site is www.walkjogrun.net

    Gwen

    April 25, 2009

    Oh, and I also meant to add:
    I’m a runner too, used to be only long-ish distance (though also plenty of strength training – very important!), and whenever I hit a plateau, I replace one or two of my weekly long runs with 20-25 minutes of hill sprints. So, I sprint like crazy up a hill for about 30 seconds, briskly walk down, do it again; repeat 20-25 times (or however many you can fit in 20-25 minutes, if it is only 10, no problem, as long as you are really running as fast as you can for those 30 seconds), and WOW what a workout and that will break through plateaus. Plus, you can save time!

    Pam

    April 27, 2009

    Roni,
    I just did a 4 mile trolley run yesterday and have signed up for a 5k on memorial Day. It was so much fun! You have really inspired me. Maybe by this time next year I will be able to do a half marathon.
    Thanks again, Pam

    KUrunner

    April 28, 2009

    I posted something along these lines today in my blog…

    I don’t think WW is designed for athletes. Training for a marathon puts a huge stress on your body and long runs require a lot of thought to food. For instance, my 13 mile run a few weeks ago burned 1600 calories, but WW gave me 13 activity points. I had a pre-run banana, two 100 calorie gels during the run, and then a pint of chocolate milk afterwards. That was 14 points just for the nutrition to be able to do my run.

    I’ve come to the conclusion that you can’t lose HUGE amounts of weight while training. I lost 75 pounds in six months a few years ago, but I was just running a couple miles here and there and some light lifting. This time around I’m running 30 miles a week and lifting 5 hours a week, and I’m averaging half a pound a week. It would have taken me almost 3 years to lose that 75 lbs at such a slow rate.

    KUrunner

    April 28, 2009

    Oh, another thought here:

    You posted the Nova documentary about the sedentary people training for their first marathon a while back. In the show, they said that the majority of the runners didn’t lose weight during training. I thought that sounded strange at the time, but I seem to be experiencing it now.

    Sarah

    April 29, 2009

    Roni–I just wanted to thank you for your insight into pregnancy weight gain. I’m currently around 17 weeks pregnant, and have gained around 10 pounds. After losing 40 last year, the weight gain, and knowing I’ll have to go through the loss again so soon is scary. I definitely relate to the question you answered, and I just wanted to thank you for your site and your answer.

    Geri

    May 14, 2009

    Thanks for your answer to my question about the nuts and seeds – I can’t believe I’m only getting to watch it today! I am so snowed under with work, but you know how that feels I guess.

    BTW, love the new haircut (in the newest video).