Can i eat waffles?

  • nightheat

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    May 07, 2014 8:55 PM GMT
    Ok, i'm trying to work out and such, but i can't resist the pizza & waffles waiting for me. Other kids in my grade have abs & muscles, but they eat pizza for lunch...

    Shouldn't i be able to eat pizza for lunch too!!! Maybe diet as a younger person my age isn't a "MUST DO" right?icon_confused.gif

    How do you guys do it? Do you eat what you want & just work it off later or...?
  • HottJoe

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    May 07, 2014 8:59 PM GMT
    I eat what I want. And if I feel fat I want salad.icon_lol.gif
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    May 07, 2014 9:02 PM GMT
    Lol. I think OP just admitted that he's a minor.
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    May 07, 2014 9:03 PM GMT
    If you try and cut out food that you love it won't work because you'll end up having a binge at some point so just enjoy pizza in moderation. Have it once or twice a week and have something healthier the other days.
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    May 07, 2014 9:03 PM GMT
    Moderation….if you eat pizza today, then it's salad tomorrow. Balance, it's all about balance and moderation. Although recently my scales are tipping in the unbalanced way…… icon_cry.gif
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    May 07, 2014 9:07 PM GMT
    xrichx saidLol. I think OP just admitted that he's a minor.
    You can be 18 and in high school.

    There was a 16 year old on my grindr pretending to be 22 haha. I knew exactly who he was, but he didn't know who I was. I told him he's too young to be on grindr and he eventually blocked me.
  • nightheat

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    May 07, 2014 9:12 PM GMT
    [quote][cite]shawnathan said[/cite]
    xrichx saidLol. I think OP just admitted that he's a minor.
    You can be 18 and in high school.

    mhmm
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    May 07, 2014 9:17 PM GMT
    We're gonna need to see some ID. icon_lol.gif
  • MikeW

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    May 07, 2014 10:42 PM GMT
    No matter how old you are, it depends on your genetic body type (some bodies stay lean no matter what, most don't), your metabolism (how your body processes food), how active you are (or aren't) and what you put into your body.

    If you're trying to loose belly fat so you can see your abs, stop eating sugar… which basically means no waffles. Hey, I love them too but they're just going to spike your insulin and all that extra energy, if not worked off,* is going to get soaked up and stored by those little fat cells and they'll get bigger. That's basically how it works. No abs for you!

    To lean out you've got to eat less sugar (and stuff that easily turns into sugar, like breads, etc., which is to say waffles). In case you think 'sugar' is just the white stuff, its not. Here's a list: Refined Sugars.

    *Two waffles with butter and syrup is around 1,300 calories. Depending on how much you weigh, you'd have to jog about TWO HOURS straight to burn that many calories from jogging alone. If you can do that, then hell yeah, eat all the waffles you want. icon_twisted.gif
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    May 07, 2014 11:09 PM GMT
    I really want one of these

    waffles_stovetop.jpg
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    May 07, 2014 11:10 PM GMT
    On Sunday I bought an amazing cast iron grill/griddle for the top of the stove to make up for not having a bbq and also to make pancakes, eggs, tortillas etc...
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    May 07, 2014 11:25 PM GMT
    I eat pizza yes but, I also forget to eat is my secret, busy busy.
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    May 07, 2014 11:36 PM GMT
    MikeW666 saidHere's a list: Refined Sugars.

    I think her list is flawed. For example, agave syrup is supposed to be a "good sugar" as far as the glycemic index goes. Of course, it's still empty calories. I'm also puzzled as to why she includes Splenda; it's around 3 calories.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Splenda

    Below, in the Food Name (contains) box type agave: (10 is very low; below 50 is considered good.)

    http://www.glycemicindex.com/

    I agree with the rest of what you said. Foods that have starches or sugar that have a low glycemic index are better for you than ones with a high glycemic index. But calories are calories when it comes to getting rid of fat.
  • MikemikeMike

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    Jun 06, 2014 7:17 AM GMT
    nightheat saidOk, i'm trying to work out and such, but i can't resist the pizza & waffles waiting for me. Other kids in my grade have abs & muscles, but they eat pizza for lunch...

    Shouldn't i be able to eat pizza for lunch too!!! Maybe diet as a younger person my age isn't a "MUST DO" right?icon_confused.gif

    How do you guys do it? Do you eat what you want & just work it off later or...?


    When you're young a lot is geneticsicon_idea.gif
  • mybud

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    Jun 06, 2014 1:42 PM GMT
    With your age and metabolism ,you should be able to eat whatever you want. If your concerned about the carbs, choose whole wheat pizza crusts and breads.
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    Jun 08, 2014 8:38 PM GMT
    nightheat saidOk, i'm trying to work out and such, but i can't resist the pizza & waffles waiting for me. Other kids in my grade have abs & muscles, but they eat pizza for lunch...

    Shouldn't i be able to eat pizza for lunch too!!! Maybe diet as a younger person my age isn't a "MUST DO" right?icon_confused.gif

    How do you guys do it? Do you eat what you want & just work it off later or...?


    1) You can't compare yourself to the other kids. You'll set yourself up with unreasonable expectations.

    2) If you want to make changes or work toward abs, pick a cheat day once a week and eat your pizza & waffles then. Otherwise stay motivated and keep working out icon_smile.gif

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    Jun 08, 2014 11:38 PM GMT
    Generally, I read the label. And, if it has more than one ingredient, I am suspect.

    Por ejemplo, right now I'm eating out of a bag which is labled: "Ingredients: Organic Baby Kale"

    One ingredient. It's ok in my book.

    Segundo ejemplo, the label from Kellogs Eggo Waffles
    ServeFile.aspx?FID=23624&MD5=5f4b14bce12

    All the parenthesis and commas make it impossible to determine exactly how many ingredients are in this laboratory produced chemical mess. It is not food. It is poison. It will give you diabetes (especially with fruit and syrup on it).
    Don't eat it!
    It's a trap!
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    Jun 09, 2014 4:46 AM GMT
    xrichx saidLol. I think OP just admitted that he's a minor.
    He's in Alabama. It's not uncommon to still be in grade school in their 30's there.
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    Jun 11, 2014 5:34 PM GMT
    You can have your pizza and waffles in moderation. Eat from a variety of foods choosing whole grains, fruits and vegetables, low fat dairy and proteins, some fatty fish such as salmon, and higher fiber over other foods as often.

    Drink a variety of fluids including more water. Low fat milk is a good choice for teenagers and young people to prevent osteoporosis in later years.

    That depends also on what foods are applicable for you. Some people cannot eat gluten, are lactose intolerant, have food allergies etc...

    It depends how active you are, how much you exercise, the hormones in your body, and your metabolism.Each person is different.

    Choose less of the refined foods with high sugar, and white flour, corn syrup derivatives and high saturated and trans fats ie. the baked goods, and sodas, sports and energy drinks that contain that.

    Starting with the right habits at a younger age will help you. Accumulating an excessive amount of fat cells will not. In moderation you can eat a variety of foods your body needs the fat intake. Keep in mind though that you can shrink the fat cells but not eliminate them. The fat cells are there to stay.