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Originally posted by Hotlips_Hoolahan Hotlips_Hoolahan wrote:

I'm awful for the cappuccinos. Terrible habit.

Have been trying to switch to strictly lemon and ginger tea and camomile tea, but it's hard.

I've always been big into the coffee culture.
Moving from Lattes to Americanos has been the one diet change I've been able to hold. Once you find an Americano coffee shop/tin/bean you like, it's easy. The Nestle Azera range are lovely for instant coffee when you're working at home
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Originally posted by Cabra Hoop Cabra Hoop wrote:

to understand the counting calories scenario, 1 pound of fat is roughly 3,500 calories. So to lose 1 pound per week you'd need to have a minus 500 calorie balance each day, that is you take in 500 calories less than your daily allowance. Daily allowance is roughly 2,200 calories, so you should take in 1,700 calories per day if you want to lose 1 pound per week. Obviously by doing exercise you can increase your daily calorie intake but only at the same calorie value of the exercise.To put it into context, 1 minute of walking at a steady pace burns between 4-5 calories whereas 1 pint of beer contains around 190 calories. And talking from personal experience the older you get the harder it is to shift weight. 

There are 3 different phases of calorie counting thresholds:
1. Deficit (simply expend more calories than you take = weight loss)
2. Maintenance (roughly consuming and expanding an equal amount of calories so you stay the same weight)
3. Surplus (More going in that coming out! = weight gain)

Everyone’s thresholds are different. They vary by age, weight, height etc. There are a few calculators online which can quickly and roughly work this out for you.

If you’re trying to lose weight, you need to put yourself in a calorie deficit. It’s basic biology. You can’t out train a bad diet, unfortunately. 


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Originally posted by Shedite Shedite wrote:

Originally posted by Hotlips_Hoolahan Hotlips_Hoolahan wrote:

I'm awful for the cappuccinos. Terrible habit.

Have been trying to switch to strictly lemon and ginger tea and camomile tea, but it's hard.

I've always been big into the coffee culture.
Moving from Lattes to Americanos has been the one diet change I've been able to hold. Once you find an Americano coffee shop/tin/bean you like, it's easy. The Nestle Azera range are lovely for instant coffee when you're working at home

This was key for me and for some reason, I don't crave a biscuit as much when there's no milk in my tea/coffee.

I've skipped breakfast for years and don't have butter on sandwiches or salt on my dinner. I used to drink a bottle of Lucozade with my lunch until I realised the calories, so drink sparkling water instead.

I found these little changes relatively easy, that said, I am a binge drinker and love curry, kebabs, pizza, etc. so once my weight creeps past a certain point, I go hard at the fasting or do one of those military diets for a week to shift it.
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Has anyone got a recommendation for a decent spin bike for the house? The Mrs is looking at options. Didnt realise they are so pricey
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Do ya have a bike you could use? You can get turbo trainers that just take your existing bike and turn it into a spin bike.

It's the sort of thing you can spend any amount of money on, Peloton are top of the range and are about €2k (though not available in Ireland yet)
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