Facebook Q&A Session from 11/9/10
Tuesday on Facebook I posted an open invitation for folks to send me questions about anything, weight loss related or not.
I’m here to answer some of those questions:
Steve’s question: While in the weight loss portion – how did you recover from a big set back? I just had a 4 day lapse in my diet and I’m trying to get back into it.
Answer: It’s the reason diets don’t work. As soon as you get off of them and eat something that is considered “not healthy,” you feel like a failure. You didn’t fail. It’s not a set back. I don’t care if you had a 2 day eating binge, 4 days, or 4 months, just wake up the next morning and start again.
Adrian’s question: did anyone (friends, family, coworkers) doubt you at all, and if so how did that affect you positively and/or negatively?
Answer: Yes, but I won’t call them out here. It affected me positively. While it’s certainly not my focus, it’s just an added bonus to let someone eat crow.
Jennifer’s questions: A) you ever feel like the only way to stay at a curtain weigh or continue to lose, is to workout like 3 hrs aday- thru out the day- and that its just to much work? B) do you have a maintanince plan?
Answer: I feel that way sometimes, absolutely. Many folks who start losing weight feel like staying in the gym 2-3 hours a day and it’s just overkill and not sustainable. And for B, I don’t do maintenance.
I don’t want to stop changing.
Terri’s question: What is the best advice you can give someone who has as much weight to lose as you did in the beginning,,,yet doesnt believe it is possible for her?
Answer: Start. Just start. See where it takes you.
Will’s questions: Tyler, what tips would you give people who want to bring more traffic to their blog? Do you schedule when you post on FB, Twitter and 344?
Answer: Be consistent. There are countless other weight loss blogs out there, but 99% of them are abandoned. And no, I don’t schedule things or plan or prepare for that matter, can’t you tell?
Molly’s question: What kind of meals do you make.
Answer: It’s not really a question without a question mark, just saying. I make normal meals, including:
- Turkey, tuna, PB&J sandwiches
- Baked chicken
- Chicken Alfredo Pasta
- Pulled pork (BBQ) sandwiches
I make tons of things. I love not being on a diet.
Kyle’s questions: What healthy food (if any) did you realize that you really liked now that you’ve adapted this healthy lifestyle? For me, it’s eggplant. Also, what is a favorite treat food that you never get sick of? Mine is raspberry yogurt-covered pretzels.
Answer: I like a lot of “fajita” veggies, like bell peppers, onions, etc. They go with everything, chicken, steak, barbecue, with rice, etc.
Favorite treat food? You mean, healthy? Chipotle. Not healthy? Give me some sushi, fried rice, and a couple of egg rolls.
Trixie’s question: As you progress in your workouts (using the machines at the gym), is it better to do more reps or add more weight if you are going for lean as opposed to muscles (hope this makes sense)?
Answer: I personally want to always keep adding more weight. Always go for progression. Your muscles grow when you add resistance, the second they get comfortable the second they stop growing. Lifting weights shouldn’t be relaxing. If you can, increase the weight you’re lifting whenever possible. It’ll be easy to do this at first, but it’ll get to a snails pace down the road.
Have any questions?