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Exercise and the CD diet

#1
Could do with some advice re exercise.

After my hols in a few weeks I plan on joining the gym (not been for 3 years). My fitness levels have gone up in the last few weeks mainly due to the wi fit and using my stepper etc.

I'm now ready to do more, ie 3 - 4 times a week, cardio and strength training with the odd swim thrown in.

I want to SS also, but I feel for the workouts I am going to need a few more carbs for stamina.

The idea I had was SS 100% on the days I'm not at the gym. But the days I am having a banana 1 hour before working out and also 1 chicken and salad meal for the extra protein along with my 3 shakes. I'm not bothered if this means I lose less each week, I'm more interested in getting fitter.

What I want to know is, would this be okay? or am I best doing a higher plan?

The 810 probably wouldn't suit as not enough carbs, and the 1000 plan I don't really fancy doing.

Anyone got any tips or ideas.

Cheers x
 
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missmf

getting slimmer
#3
sorry hun, dont know!!
can you not phone your cdc??
enjoy your holiday and well done on weight loss so far! x
 
#4
Thanks for the reply, my cd counsellor wasn't really sure, need advice from someone experienced in exercise/nutrition rather than just the CD. Was hoping someone was about who has exercised whilst being on a VLCD and how they got around the days when they were doing more than light exercise.x
 
#5
trouble is the banana would probably kick you out of ketosis making you hungry and wanting to eat a lot more. I did exercise on SS no problems, just upped my water.
 
#6
Hi, yes after the banana I would be out of ketosis, but then after a 1 and 1/2 hour workout, surely I would be back in? The carbs wouldn't even get much time to get stored they would be going straight to my muscles. Confused now over what to do x
 
#7
Hun I did an hour and a half of cardio yesterday on SS and was fine (ran 5k then 3/4 an hr of aquafit!). I sometimes have a protein SS+ meal on days where I work out but there really is no need to add a banana in. It will only make you feel very hungry and slow down your weightloss. I should try it on SS, see how you go, if you struggle, try SS+. You will be fine on that as I am and know others who are too.

Don't give in on SS unless you absolutely have to, otherwise you will most likely find that you can never do it properly again.
x
 
#8
Hun I did an hour and a half of cardio yesterday on SS and was fine (ran 5k then 3/4 an hr of aquafit!). I sometimes have a protein SS+ meal on days where I work out but there really is no need to add a banana in. It will only make you feel very hungry and slow down your weightloss. I should try it on SS, see how you go, if you struggle, try SS+. You will be fine on that as I am and know others who are too.

Don't give in on SS unless you absolutely have to, otherwise you will most likely find that you can never do it properly again.
x
Thanks hun what you have said is very reasurring. Will stick to SS but with probably an extra CD meals on the days I work out. X
 

Shrinking Nicky

Cambridge Diet Counsellor
#9
can I just add listen to your body. I usually tell people they can do excercise after a few weeks SS, but take it easy to start & build up. If your body starts telling you it has had enough step down a level.

Either have an extra CD product or split your product either side of your workout. Also taking some extra water often helps.

Good luck
Nicky
CDC Swindon
 


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