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May 2015

Health and Fitness,

Do You Lose the Weight You Gain on Your Period

Do You Lose the Weight You Gain on Your Period Do You Lose the Weight You Gain on Your Period

Throughout your menstrual cycle, hormone levels fluctuate. Particularly severe changes occur during the one or two weeks before your period begins. As a result, you might experience premenstrual syndrome. Women who have PMS experience stronger than average hormonal changes, and those changes can lead to a variety of symptoms such as bloating, food cravings, increased appetite, stress, fatigue, irritability and anxiety. Some of these changes can lead to weight gain.

 

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Health and Fitness,

How I’ve Maintained My Ideal Weight for 5 Years

How I’ve Maintained My Ideal Weight for 5 Years How I’ve Maintained My Ideal Weight for 5 Years

It has been over 5 years since I lost 30 pounds. Here’s how I lost 30 pounds and have maintained my ideal weight since that time:

I ate and still do eat, 5 small meals each day, which includes 3 small meals and 2 healthy snacks, mainly consisting of whole foods. I always eyeball my portions which are about the size of my palm. My meals consist of a lean protein, complex carb and healthy fat.  In addition, I workout 6 days a week, which includes weight training and some form of cardiovascular exercise–usually interval training.  An example of my cardio is this 20 minute routine, Insane Fat Burning Boot Camp.

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