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Henriette Bsec
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Well most of you know I am not a great exerciser - active yes  

BUT after I got my new pedometer I want to change that .
I have been really bad all winter not walking Sienna as long as I wanted   but it has been cold and depressing so.

NOW I want to change that and is trying to figure when and how to get my 10.000 steps a day.

I read this Swedish guy who actually seemed pretty ok - saying that it was a good idea to do some low intense exercise in the morning before breakfast - like walking, swimming or riding your bike for 30-45 minutes.

What do you think ?

the idea is that your carb storage will be low and you'll force your body to use of the fat - is that crazy or?

I do think I could walk Sienna 45 min without breakfast


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Henriette, you can do an indoor walking dvd when it's nasty outside.. like Leslie Sansone
I was also thinking of a treadmill..if you have the room.
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I prefer to exercise first thing, and on an empty stomach. If I'm famished, I'll eat a small piece of fruit.


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Drea, you're right exercise on an empty stomach first thing in the morning is the BEST time to exercise. It releases HGH and causes a lot more weight loss than exercising at night or after eating  
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I used to exercise on an empty stomach first thing in the morning.  Now, I have a small glass of water and a wee bit of fruit (usually pineapple, watermelon or pummelo and if I have time with carob or cocoa powder) before I head off to boot camp.  I find it gets my sugar levels up and I can do a better workout.  By the time I get home though, I am famished.  Breakfast is usually waiting for me when I get home.  All I have to do is heat it up on the stove. On days that it is not ready I eat about 6-8 compliant nuts until it is.

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the idea is that your carb storage will be low and you'll force your body to use of the fat - is that crazy or?



I have heard it too. I usually take a diamond or SF fruit before exercises,then I exerc. about 35 min (3 times a week),  after it I take breakfast with some Dia. or SF protein.(eggs, mackarel and veggies ussually)


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Sounds like I should try it - at least now when we have loooooovely mornings

MF you are right - I COULD do something indoor- but you know I need exercise with a purpose   - the wildest thing I could ever do indoor is yoga on a tape.

So maybe a cup of green tea - a good long walk with Sienna and a full breakfast  


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In my family it was always a joke that the A's can get up in the morning, take a long walk, rake the yard, go for a bike ride... and THEN eat breakfast.  

Not me... absolutely no way can I exercise on an empty stomach. I feel depleted very quickly and must stop for a protein snack after about 20-30 minutes.


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the idea is that your carb storage will be low and you'll force your body to use of the fat - is that crazy or?


I have heard of this too.  I think it really is an individual thing, soo i would test it out.  Walking is not really an intense exercise soo it may work ok, but anything more intense might not be a good idea on an empty stomach.  


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In my family it was always a joke that the A's can get up in the morning, take a long walk, rake the yard, go for a bike ride... and THEN eat breakfast.  

Not me... absolutely no way can I exercise on an empty stomach. I feel depleted very quickly and must stop for a protein snack after about 20-30 minutes.


Yep I am a bit worried about that to - especially cause I need protein and fats in the morning.
BUT Ill try it and see if I come screaming home


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Funny enough I am also type A but I am more of a night person. On weekends I love nothing more then sleeping long, really long (noon). But weekdays I prefer to do my exercise in the morning.
Its that I want to get it over with asap. Now I have the excuse that I am A and so exercise is more mental stress then anything to me I do yoga 2 times  a week at 7 am. Before I have a smoothie with berries and afterwards have my piece of dark chocolate. Works for me.
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I like to go for a walk in the morning on just a cup of coffee, but if I'm going to the gym I need to have some protein first or I'll burn out quickly.


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I roll out of bed, get the gym kit on, make my breakfast shake and lunch, drive to gym (near my office) which takes an hr, go to the gym, shower and go to work and then I have my breakfast shake - works just fine as long as I drink some water when I get up and whilst I exercise but it does mean that I get to have breakfast bout 3 hrs after getting up.  
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Well I tried it this morning  

I woke up around 6.30 - and stayed in bed/house to 7.30 - cause I wanted to make sure that  Emma got her bus and had her breakfast ( mothers worry )

- but in a ideal world I should really have walked  just when I got up- cause I was really hungry when I left .Nomally I have breakfast around 7.15-7.30.
While I was waiting in bed I had a cup of green tea - like always
- and 1 tsp Virgin coconut oil ( diamond food and very fast energy - bodies prefers to use it)
I WAS more hungry than normal this morning since  had very little food / protein yesterday - due to a stomach bug so nomally I do think I would be ok.

Came back after a wonderful walk 8.30 - Sienna was happy and I felt mentally well ( almost a mental experience as well as physically .
I walked 4500 steps - so that was almost half of what is my goal a day.( 10.000)

Having right now  another cup of green tea - some fried eggs in ghee and organic bacon   I knw I know - but I am not perfect.

Really something Ill try again tomorrow.


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It's much easier (better) for me if I wake up and walk out the door to go exercise. The longer I wait, the more I want my morning coffee, then I'm a little hungry, then I don't want to go at all. But that's just me.


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I used to exercise on an empty stomach first thing in the morning.  Now, I have a small glass of water and a wee bit of fruit (usually pineapple, watermelon or pummelo and if I have time with carob or cocoa powder) before I head off to boot camp.  I find it gets my sugar levels up and I can do a better workout.  By the time I get home though, I am famished.  

Debra I'm worried that by eating the fruit before working out that you're messin' with your insulin and that's why you're so "famished" when you get home. The fruit is causing insulin to dump into the blood stream to remove it and therefore causing hunger.

.I'm just saying that down the road, you could be causing to give yourself Type II diabetes. Plus by eating the fruit before a workout nullifies the HGH growth factor being released and you won't lose nearly as much weight or build any musle..What do you think about that? You probably know better than me.

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It's much easier (better) for me if I wake up and walk out the door to go exercise. The longer I wait, the more I want my morning coffee, then I'm a little hungry, then I don't want to go at all. But that's just me.

Walk out the door?    I'm lucky to make it to the kitchen to fumble for the coffee maker. I'm a Pitta/Kapha dosha.. Kaphas have a very hard time waking up in the moring.

Plus I don't have a big dog to take with me..Do you take Tucker?  I'm afraid of going out early in the morning alone. It's dangerous for a woman. I've read a few stories about women who went out jogging at 6 AM and never came back. Do you go far from home?  

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Walk out the door?    I'm lucky to make it to the kitchen to fumble for the coffee maker. I'm a Pitta/Kapha dosha.. Kaphas have a very hard time waking up in the moring.

Plus I don't have a big dog to take with me..Do you take Tucker?  I'm afraid of going out early in the morning alone. It's dangerous for a woman. I've read a few stories about women who went out jogging at 6 AM and never came back. Do you go far from home?  



Sad - but it is really not a problem here in Denmark

Well it is 21.30 in the eveningand I am sleepy - just looked at the pedometer
13.360 steps + 20 min bike rise !!!
So my early 4500 steps really put me way over my goal  





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I myself enjoy the early morning exercise much better on empty stomach.  But excising evening a few hours before sucumbing to sleep regultaes blood sugar bettter so I walk for a few miles in evening.
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Debra I'm worried that by eating the fruit before working out that you're messin' with your insulin and that's why you're so "famished" when you get home. The fruit is causing insulin to dump into the blood stream to remove it and therefore causing hunger.

.I'm just saying that down the road, you could be causing to give yourself Type II diabetes. Plus by eating the fruit before a workout nullifies the HGH growth factor being released and you won't lose nearly as much weight or build any musle..What do you think about that? You probably know better than me.


I am not sure if I know anymore than you Mayflowers.   I just find I do a better workout when I have eaten the wee bit of fruit.  And...even on the days I don't eat fruit I come home famished.  Boot camp can be pretty extensive most days.  

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Walk out the door?    I'm lucky to make it to the kitchen to fumble for the coffee maker. I'm a Pitta/Kapha dosha.. Kaphas have a very hard time waking up in the moring.

Plus I don't have a big dog to take with me..Do you take Tucker?  I'm afraid of going out early in the morning alone. It's dangerous for a woman. I've read a few stories about women who went out jogging at 6 AM and never came back. Do you go far from home?  



Sorry, Mayflowers, I completely missed your question!

I do take Tucker on walks first thing in the morning, but I live in the country; it's different than living in a big city, I think. But if you saw Tucker, it might not matter where we lived . If I stopped to make/drink coffee, I'd never get out the door. If I dawdle getting out of bed, I also have a hard time. That's why I literally...wake up, get up, get dressed, leash Tucker, walk out the door. Having a dog makes it a necessity to get up (so he can eliminate); he doesn't have unattended yard privileges at this time.



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Drea...it's been a while since I've had the time to visit this community.  I'm so happy to see Tucker's photo here...he's gotten so big & beautiful.  I'm still doing very well...I have maintined my ten pound weight loss & at the age of seventy now...I'm in perfect health...better than I could have ever imagined that I'd be at this age.  Hope all is well with you too.  So good to see you here...it's like seeing an old friend again.  
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Hi Rex,
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HI Rex...happy to see you back here again...Glad you're feeling well~!

Here's some facts about exercising on an empty stomach.http://www.doctorsofusc.com/condition/document/156981


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HI Rex...happy to see you back here again...Glad you're feeling well~!
Here's some facts about exercising on an empty stomach.http://www.doctorsofusc.com/condition/document/156981


Chloe...thank you so much for this article.  

Rex...it is wonderful to see you on here again.  I have been wondering how you were.  Yes, I still have your email address, but haven't gotten around to sending anything off to you.  ((((Big hugs)))) to you and Bill.

Debra





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Thanks for remembering me.  There's no other place where I can go to get this kind of nutritional knowledge & support.  I've got my own plan memorized so I just keep on chugging along without even consulting my list anymore.  I do check-in here every now & then to see if anything new has been added that I should try.  I regularly get my teas, protein bars & protein powder from NAP...there are none that compare to the quality of these in the ordinary stores.  NAP is wonderful to do business with.

Bill is also doing well...he has maintained his own ten pound weight loss & had gone down from a size 38 to a size 36 inch waist.  All of his trousers are loose...when he takes his belt off his pants fall down....very funny to see!  One day when I was watching this happen, he said "look, I'm cool now"...he's so cute!
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Hi Lola...great to see you again too.xoxoxo
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