Here is an FAQ that I will be working on in the future. Don’t be afraid to post questions, I will set up an email for the site in the near future.
1. Are you trying to lose weight? Your calories seem low!
Yes, I am trying to lose weight. It has taken nearly a year but I am almost at my ‘goal weight’ I count calories to ensure that I am eating enough/not too much. I try to eat 1200-1500 calories a day which was recommended to me by Sparkpeople.com. It’s a great site and you should check it out, they have great articles. My favorite is ‘Just One M&M?’ So, to answer your question, Yes. I am trying to lose weight. It’s not my main concern in life but it is something that I am working on.
Edit! I am no longer trying to lose weight, I am focusing on firming up and toning! I had my parents hide the scale so I will no longer be defined by just a number! I am also upping my calories to at least 1400 a day so I can exercise and stay nourished! I am excited to start up this new part of my life!
2. Can I email you with further questions?
Sure, I even set up an email just for the blog! Feel free to email me anytime at VegansEat@gmail.com
3. Why do you want to lose weight?
I have been in better shape before. Sure I can go out and run 5 miles but when your not at the top of your game, you feel a little different about things. I have some pants that I would like to fit into and some old shirts I would love to wear again! I had Ankle Tendonitis and just stopped working out for a couple months. Needless to say, the pounds piled on again and I was left in pretty bad shape. I recently gave up scales so I couldn’t tell you how much I weigh… I’m just going to go with how I feel for awhile! Losing weight is no longer my goal, toning is!
4. Are you following a specific plan?
With my cardio and strength training, I am now aiming for at least 1400 calories of: 55% carbs, 30% fat, and 15% fat. I find that if I am near those amounts, I end up eating a very balanced day.
5. How do you prepare your oats?
In a pot, add
– 1/2 cup oats
– 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk/ soy milk
– 1/2 cup water
– 50-75 grams of sliced bananas (small banana) or other fruit of choice
Turn on heat to medium-high and let it cook up until the sides look a bit cooked- Make sure you stir really well at this point!
After stirring for thirty or so seconds, i turn down the heat and add 1 tbs of flax and sometimes a packet of stevia. Today I added some cinnamon
Keep cooking and stiring until desired creamy/thickness!