Fit As A Witch


Fit As A Witch

Greetings my friends! Fit as a Witch was started by me some time ago with notion of having a place to gather for information sharing about health, weight loss and support for such. We also include fitness for the mind, heart and wallet too. Blessings

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Finally Back To Fitness

Started by Michelle harris. Last reply by Kristi V Mar 21. 1 Reply

An Iron Issue

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Fibromyalgia or other medical challenge

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Whats your fitness challenges

Started by Wenz. Last reply by Gawain Mar 14, 2015. 2 Replies

Lose weight and feel great, dump the fast food.

Started by David Darkfire. Last reply by David Darkfire Mar 8, 2014. 1 Reply

Help, please.

Started by WillowFox. Last reply by Leslie Nicole Oct 8, 2011. 11 Replies

Best Tools for Healthy Eating

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Comment by David Darkfire on April 28, 2008 at 9:21pm
...and the healthier we are, the happier! :) Great job.!! Warm blessings, my friend.

-David Darkfire-
Comment by GypsyCat on April 26, 2008 at 1:43pm
I'm understanding the whole grains and such better now. Thank you.
Thought I'd mention for everybody - I just finally got into a regular exercise program. I have trouble keeping up with elaborate exercise regimines - so here's what I decided to do. I do 50 - 100 crunches every day. I figure if that's all I do - at least I'm doing something. It's easier to do more than that if you are already doing at least that. So I do my 50 - 100 crunches every day and then when I'm done I can add another exercise. I've been doing that for about a week and my baby belly has actually shrunk a little. I'm concentrating on my middle area for now, but I'm verry likely to add on upper body and then running at the rate I'm going. Sometimes the baby steps are bigger in the long run than trying to take leaps. :D I am feeling so much healthier now and it'll only get better.
Comment by David Darkfire on April 23, 2008 at 4:51pm
Hey there to all our new members!

FlidaisAnu, I purchased the Slim in Six program from Beachbody a couple years ago, but didn't reallly find the eating part too informational. IS the P90X system better with addressing the eating and sample ideas? Just curious. Thanks.

-David Darkfire-
Comment by FlidaisAnu on April 19, 2008 at 5:45pm
Gypsy, yes, opt for whole wheat (preferably sugar free bread) or multi-grain, 7-grain, 12-grain, if you can find sprouted grain breads, that is the ultimate best, it is a living healthy food. Potatoes are okay in moderation, but not fried, I'm afraid, baked with no butter, but some nice veggies and low-fat cheese. Oils are not off limits, but limited amounts of Extra Virgin olive or pressed flaxseed, these are healthy fats and contain essential fatty acids (Omega 3-6-9's) which your body needs for healthy metabolism and strengthens your organs, including your skin (yes it's an organ), you hair and your nails. The fat free veggie oils are equivalent to genetically altered foods and are not really healthy for your body. Rice is good, Brown Basmati rice is the best, it has the lowest GI of all rices (has the least effect on your blood sugar levels) and is also a living food (notice the green on some of the grains). With the egg noodles, look for yolk-free (no cholesterol - your body produces all that you need naturally) whole wheat. And the pasta, again look for whole wheat or 7-grain.

Bad carbs are essentially anything processed that has had the bran removed. Good carbs are veggies, whole grains (rice, quinoa, bulghar), whole grain breads and pastas and fruits.

Limit your sugar intake, but if you really have to have sugar, use granulated pure cane juice, or turbinado sugar. Which are basically minimally processed, natural sugars.

Hope that helps:) Ask away if you have any other questions.
Comment by GypsyCat on April 19, 2008 at 8:32am
So my love affair with honey wheat bread is safe? I'm not sure that I know how to identify all the bad carbs. I like to eat a lot of pastas - egg noodle, elbow macaroni, fettuchini, angel hair. Are those ok? And are frenchfries really still bad when they are cooked in a fat free vegitable oil, not animal fats? I never could understand nutrition or diets.
Comment by FlidaisAnu on April 17, 2008 at 2:00pm
Hi, I've finally had a chance to poke around and accepted your invitation to join, David. I treated myself at income tax time and purchased P90X and have just started phase 3. I have lost 41 pounds and tons of inches and gained loads of strength. It is also the easiest eating plan I have ever been on.

Gypsy, yes, doing protein, like an Atkins type plan will help you lose weight rapidly, but honestly it is not good for your liver. The carbs that you should be cutting out are the simple carbs - processed foods and junk. Complex carbs are ok and will fill you up and help you stick to your eatting plan. Beans, and whole grains are great to fill you up with quality carbs and give you the energy to burn off some fat.
Comment by GypsyCat on April 16, 2008 at 9:19pm
Hi! Newbie here.
Any tips for the stay at home mom that can't get away much? Taking the kids for walks and doing house work only go so far to get one into shape. I know my diet needs to change, but I eat the same thing that I cook for the family. I hear taking out the carbs/starches helps - but what do I replace those with? esp. on a tight budget?
Love and Light,
Comment by Sea Goddess on April 10, 2008 at 7:10pm
Merry Meet! I just joined and I'm looking forward to learning new tips, ideas and tricks to losing weight. I've struggled most of my life with my weight and have really tried everything, except surgery. I would like to do this as naturally as possible as well.

btw, has anyone here heard of and/or tried the Wu-Yi Tea Diet?

Thanks and Bright Blessings to all!
Comment by Dylan Cook on April 9, 2008 at 11:34am
HI I am excited to join. Merry Meet! Please join this site:
Comment by MedicineDoe on April 7, 2008 at 7:56pm
Merry Meet. I'm new to PS, not new to the struggle with my weight, which began in earnest after my third child (now age 11) was born. I'm a lifetime member of a well-known weight-loss group, and I belong to a women-only "gym" known for its 30-minute circuit work-out. Both have helped, but not as much as I'd like.
I was always one of those people who could literally eat anything and not gain. My friends hated that, and that embarrassed me.
Now, the way my schedule is, I'm the only one I have to cook for, and that's not real motivating. I have IBD, and have found a few things I have to be careful to not eat in excess.
I look forward to ideas, and providing ideas and a listening ear.
Blessed be...

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