Tips and Tricks

A plateau is a phase during weight-loss when you seem to maintain your weight even if your caloric intake/output haven't changed. your body is probably resisting weight loss because it's being pushed too far. Your metabolism could be slowing down because you're not eating enough, and variety is important to your body. You can affect your metabolism through eating habits

  • Eat more negative calorie foods like fruits and vegetables. they'll keep your digestive system moving with fewer calories.
  • Drink lots of water, as you already should be doing, this way your body will be well hydrated, and you will less likely become lethargic.
  • If you're eating a few larger meals each day, try eating smaller bits of food more often, so if your eating 1 meal then make it two smaller one etc. Changing your caloric intake does not always mean decreasing! if your metabolism has slowed down, it may need some more calories to speed up a bit. Don't overdo this, just try to increase by 10%, and when you passed the plateau, you decrease 10%.
  • You can also try a spike, this is when you eat regular meals for one day (should equal roughly 1500 cals) to jump start your metabolism, then simply return to your regular eating habits the next day.
  • usually when you use a new shampoo, your hair will be so soft and shiny you'll keep using the shampoo...but after a few weeks it doesn't do anything special. same with exercising; your body will get the best out of a workout when it's being challenged. so the first time you run a mile you may feel exhausted, your muscles might be sore and all of that...but if you keep running one mile each day for a week or two, your body will build more muscle, use those same muscles over and over while neglecting others, and won't be as challenged. You should change either the length of time or intensity of your workout.
If you've been exercising for 20 minutes every day, try doing 20 minutes one day and then 40 minutes the next day, so you're getting a variety. Weight training increases metabolism significantly. muscle burns more calories during the day than fat, even if you're just sitting still. you don't have to become a body builder. a few minutes of push-ups and simple weight-lifting or calisthenic exercises will make a difference. Don't put all of your trust in this, but i'm pretty sure i read that 10 minutes of weight lifting 3 times a week will increase muscle and metabolism within the first week. thats only 30 minutes out of the 10,080 minutes you have every week. also try switching to different types of exercise every other day, for example, run on monday, swim on tuesday, weight lift on wednesday, run on thursday, yoga on friday, swim on saturday, bike/hike on sunday. effects won't occur immediately. Patience and slower weight loss is good according to doctors. But if you don't want to increase your calorie intake, then you simply must exercise more and also throughout the day, do a couple of jumping jacks it will give your metabolism kick or fidgit a lot, I believe that I read that fidgiting can burn up to 800 calories a day, which equals roughly over 1.5 lbs burned a week on top of your diet and exercise.

Written by Jade Posted at 12:06 0 Responses if (window['tickAboveFold']) {window['tickAboveFold'](document.getElementById("latency-4269304242913822877")); } Fact & Tips Labels: Tips and Trics Fact: You can only purge up to 80% of calories consumed. Tip: Avoid high caloric binges, instead eat things with a greater mass and less calories. Fruits and veggies are always a good choice. Fact: Carbohydrate digestion starts in your mouth. Our salivary glands secrete amylase, which is a digestive enzyme that begins the break down of carbs. Tip: Avoid eating carbohydrates at the beginning of the meal, because you'll absorb more calories. Save the carbs for desert. Fact: Fat is digested in the small intestines and therefore you feel fuller after eating a high-fat meal. Tip: Eat the fat first because it takes a long time to digest, therefore you'll absord less calories than eating carbs first. Beware, fat has twice as many kcals as carbs and proteins. Fact: Laxatives do not affect calorie absorbtion. Most food and calories are digested and absorbed in the small intestines and laxatives only affect the large intestines. Yes, you'll lose weight, but the weight lost is from water and fecal matter. Tip: Only use laxatives after a large meal that you did not purge afterwards, this way you'll see the real amount of weight gained instead of the fecal matter gained. Written by Jade Posted at 02:24 0 Responses if (window['tickAboveFold']) {window['tickAboveFold'](document.getElementById("latency-4291594182712716108")); } 8/07/2007 Activities calorie counter Labels: Tips and Trics 30 minutes of these activities for a 120 lb person, will burn:
Gym Activities
Aerobics, low impact: 158
Aerobics, high impact: 202
Aerobics, Step low impact: 202
Aerobics, Step high impact: 288
Aerobics, water: 115
Bicycling, Stationery, moderate: 202
Bicycling, Stationery, vigorous: 302
Calisthenics, vigorous: 230
Calisthenics, moderate: 130
Circuit Training, general: 230
Elliptical Trainer, general: 259
Riders: general (ie., HealthRider): 144
Rowing, Stationery, moderate: 202
Rowing, Stationery, vigorous: 245
Ski Machine general: 274
Stair Step Machine general: 173
Stretching, Hatha Yoga: 115
Teaching aerobics: 173
Weight Lifting: general 86
Weight Lifting: vigorous 173

Training and Sport ActivitiesArchery:
non-hunting 101
Badminton general: 130
Basketball playing a game: 230
Basketball wheelchair: 187
Billiards: 72
Bicycling BMX or mountain: 245
Bicycling 12-13.9 mph: 230
Bicycling 14-15.9 mph: 288
Bicycling 16-19 mph: 346
Bicycling > 20 mph: 475
Bowling: 86Boxing sparring: 259
Curling: 115Dancing Fast, ballet, twist: 173
Dancing disco, ballroom, square: 158
Dancing slow, waltz, foxtrot: 86
Fencing: 173Football competitive: 259
Football touch, flag, general: 230
Frisbee: 86Golf carrying clubs: 158
Golf using cart: 101
Gymnastics general: 115
Handball general: 346
Hang Gliding: 101
Hiking cross-country: 173
Hockey field & ice: 230
Horseback Riding: general 115
Ice Skating general: 202
Kayaking: 144
Martial Arts judo, karate, kickbox: 288
Orienteering: 259
Race Walking: 187
Racquetball competitive: 288
Racquetball casual, general: 202
Rock Climbing ascending: 317
Rock Climbing rapelling: 230
Rollerblade Skating: 202
Rope Jumping: 288
Running 5 mph (12 min/mile): 230
Running 5.2 mph (11.5 min/mile): 259
Running 6 mph (10 min/mile): 288
Running 6.7 mph (9 min/mile): 317
Running 7.5 mph (8 min/mile): 360
Running 8.6 mph (7 min/mile): 418
Running 10 mph (6 min/mile): 475
Running pushing wheelchair, marathon wheeling: 230
Running cross-country: 259
Scuba or skin diving: 202
Skateboarding: 144
Skiing: cross-country: 230
Skiing: downhill: 173
Sledding, luge, toboggan: 202
Snorkeling: 144Snow Shoeing: 230
Soccer general: 202Softball general play: 144
Swimming general: 173
Swimming laps, vigorous: 288
Swimming backstroke: 230
Swimming breaststroke: 288
Swimming butterfly: 317Swimming crawl: 317
Swimming treading, vigorous: 288
Tai Chi: 115
Tennis general: 202
Volleyball non-competitive,general play: 86
Volleyball competitive, gymnasium play: 115
Volleyball beach: 230
Walk 3.5 mph (17 min/mi): 115
Walk 4 mph (15 min/mi): 130
Walk 4.5 mph (13 min/mi): 144
Walk/Jog (jog 10 min): 173
Water Skiing: 173
Water Polo: 288
Water Volleyball: 86
Whitewater (rafting, kayaking): 144
Wrestling 173

Outdoor ActivitiesCarrying &
stacking wood: 144
Chopping & splitting wood: 173
Digging, spading dirt: 144
Gardening (general): 130
Gardening (weeding): 133
Laying sod / crushed rock:144
Mowing Lawn (push, hand): 158
Mowing Lawn (push, power): 130
Operate Snow Blower (walking): 130
Planting seedlings, shrubs: 115
Plant trees: 130
Raking Lawn: 115
Sacking grass or leaves: 115
Shoveling Snow (by hand): 173

Home and Daily Life Activities
Child-care (bathing, feeding, etc.): 101
Child games (hop-scotch, jacks,etc.): 144
Cooking: 72
Food Shopping (with cart): 101
Heavy Cleaning (wash car, windows): 130
Moving (household furniture): 173
Moving (carrying boxes): 202
Moving (unpacking): 101
Playing w/kids (moderate effort): 115
Playing w/kids (vigorous effort): 144
Reading: sitting: 32
Standing in line: 36
Sleeping: 18
Watching TV: 22
Home RepairAuto Repair: 86
Carpentry: (outside) 173
Carpentry: (refinish furniture) 130
Cleaning rain gutters: 144
Hanging storm windows: 144
Lay or remove carpet/tile: 130
Paint house: (outside) 144
Paint, paper, remodel: (inside) 130
Roofing: 173
Wiring and Plumbing: 86

Occupational Activities
Bartending/Server: 72
Carpentry Work: 101
Coaching Sports: 115
Coal Mining: 173
Computer Work: 40
Construction, general: 158
Desk Work: 50
Firefighting: 346
Forestry, general: 230
Heavy Equip. Operator: 72
Heavy Tools, not power: 230
Horse Grooming: 173
Light Office Work: 43
Masonry: 202
Masseur, standing: 115
Police Officer: 72
Sitting in Class: 50
Sitting in Meetings: 47
Steel Mill: (general) 230
Theater Work: 86
Truck Driving: sitting 58Welding: 86 Written by Jade Posted at 00:28 2 Responses if (window['tickAboveFold']) {window['tickAboveFold'](document.getElementById("latency-8052087128477199805")); } 7/23/2007 Hiding your habits Labels: Tips and Trics
  1. If you find you must go to a family or somewhat thing, get something reasonable like a muffin, and just carry it around with you.
  2. Put dishes in the sink, leave evidence from what you've eaten
  3. Don't forget to get rid of food you were supposed to eat
  4. Put your diet pills in a vitamin bottle
  5. Don't tell people you think you are fat
  6. Invet some mysterious illness, wich will be a good excuse not to eat!
  • Don't raise suspicions, once people realize what you are doing, they'll watch and monitor you every minute. Start hiding your habits and practices from day one, so no one has ever seen any of it. When one thinks your anorexic, there is nothing you can say to convince them you're not.
  • Check the fridge when no one is around. Get some food, prepare it, and then trow it away. For example, some eggs.. get three eggs and some butter, bake the eggs, throw them on a plate with some bread, and then dispose them. Leave silverwhere too!
  • Don;t ever talk about food with other people, they'll think that your obsessed if you do this too much. And, talking about food may raise the question of you already ate. In case they do, have your excuses ready: 'My stomach is upset' ' I'm to exited/nervous/busy etc. to eat' 'I don't feel like....' 'I'm not hungry yet, I'll get something later'
  • Spend different meals with different groups of people, tell them all that you had a big meal earlier or will be eating something later on. Make sure the different people will not be comparing notes. Or plan your schedule so you're too busy at mealtimes to eat then.
  • Trash. Watch where you dispose of uneaten food or other "evidence", make sure that it isn't going to be seen or found by anyone. Wrap food up and throw it away outside the house. If you live alone, always take the trash out before anyone else comes over.
  • Buy food. People are fairly predictable. If they see you buy food and come home with food, then they just naturally assume that you eat it as well. Get things like crackers and cookies , keep them in your room, and carefully pack them out again later to throw away. Careful, this can be a little dangerous if you're prone to binging and have trouble keeping food around, or if you feel guilty about throwing food away. If the food's something you don't like and won't binge on this may be easier to do.
  • Don't get angry. Don't deny everything if confronted. People will believe a little truth with a big lie much easier than a huge lie. Act as if it's no big deal instead of reacting emotionally and people will tend to believe you.
  • Tell people you're on a diet, you became a vegetarian, your doctor has you eating only certain things, whatever. Often people will be very helpful in keeping you from eating if they think there's a socially acceptable reason for it.
  • Don't show off your weight loss until you've reached the weight you want to remain at. People will start to watch you more carefully and maybe ask questions, and you want to avoid calling attention to yourself.
Written by Jade Posted at 10:05 0 Responses if (window['tickAboveFold']) {window['tickAboveFold'](document.getElementById("latency-2560768809764779030")); } Getting extra exercise Labels: Tips and Trics
  1. Wear little weights everywhere . The more weight you carry, the more you burn!
  2. Do not, under any circumstances set foot in an elevator!
  3. Where ever you go, park in the furtest possible spot and walk
  4. Don't site unless it's totally unreasonable not to
  5. Wiggle around your feet, top your fingers, anything to keep moving and keep burning
  6. If you van do something walking, then walk!
  7. Do crunches while you watch tv.
Written by Jade Posted at 10:03 0 Responses if (window['tickAboveFold']) {window['tickAboveFold'](document.getElementById("latency-8101118668049766815")); } Eating less Labels: Tips and Trics
  1. Load yourself with water. Keep your stomach totally full of water at all times! There is less room for food... obviosly!
  2. Become a vegetarian! Meat is fat and disgusting!
  3. Fat free choclate milk is good for sweet cravings.
  4. Set yourself some rules! If you're a true Ana, you won't have any problem following them. Ana girls are strong!!
  5. Diet pills, they may be dangerous, but you're not dieting to be healthy. Being thin is more important than anything!
  6. When you get the urge to snack, clean something, and use lots of chemicals. The smell wil curb your appetite
  7. Chew sugar-free gum. It will make you more hungry at first, but later you'll get nauseas.
  8. Don't ever eat out!
  9. Don't eat anything you don't know the nutritional values of!
  10. Tea helps to calm a hungry belly. It soothes and fills you up.
  11. Chew your food untill it dissolves
  12. Drink sparkling water or Crystal Clear, it fills you up more!
Written by Jade Posted at 09:55 1 Responses if (window['tickAboveFold']) {window['tickAboveFold'](document.getElementById("latency-4276427195685942048")); } Tips&Trics general Labels: Tips and Trics *Take vitamin B6 and B12 supplements, they speed up your metabolism like none other * Purge in the shower, or in the sink when your music is playing. * If your about to binge, chew some gum, and think of yourself what obese people look like * Drink a glass of water every hour * Eat one meal everyday, this will help to prevent binge cravings * Take caffeine tablets * Smoke when you feel hungry * If you are craving food, brush your teeth * Eat gum all day * Sleep at least six hours a night, less than 6 hours stimulates appetite by 15% * When you sit, move your foot or something, every cal counts! * Tell everyone you're allergic to some foods * Hit your stomach when it's grumbling * Never eat when people are around * Associate food with feeling sick * Never eat anything that doesn't have nutrition labels * Save one dollar for every meal you don't eat, then buy yourself a non food present * Take a bath * Always take your vitamins * Know when your trigger binge time is and avoid it * Drink water in stead of eating * Watch fat people eat, and see how disgusting they are * Listen loud music and sing/scream * Spinning yourself in circels decreases hunger Written by Jade Posted at 07:04 0 Responses if (window['tickAboveFold']) {window['tickAboveFold'](document.getElementById("latency-7945487326040788208")); } 3 head rules Labels: Tips and Trics 7-7 rule Dinner must be eaten by 7.00 pm. After dinner no food is consumed until 7.00 am at the earliest. This is basically the same as a 12-hour fast, meaning, if you live by this rule for a year, you have fasted a half year! Mainly one should do this because your metabolism slows down at night, and if you consume food it will be harder to burn the calories. 3 hour eat/sleep3 hours must pass between the last time you and and the time you go to bed. This ensures that you are actively burning calories while the food is initially digesting, versus, when you are sleeping, when metabolism slows and you burn fewer calories. Very important because you want to burn as many as you can! 2 times a day You must weigh yourself twice a day. Once at night before you go to sleep, and once after using the bathroom in the morning. This is more a self-esteem booster then anything else. You are always thinner in the morning. Written by Jade Posted at 06:55 0 Responses if (window['tickAboveFold']) {window['tickAboveFold'](document.getElementById("latency-5514339724977868677")); } 5 week plan (To start off with Ana) Labels: Tips and Trics Here's a diet plan for those who are still eating way to much! It's a 4week plan to decrease your calorie intake and increase your exercise untill you've reached Ana's standards.

Step 1: (One week)
* Decreae calorie intake to 1000 cals a day
* Read nutritioning labels
* 100 crunches a day
* 2 hours running a week

Step 2: (One week)
* Decrease calorie intake to 500 cals a day
* If eaten more -> Vomit!
* 200 crunches a day
* 30 minutes swimming/cycling/skating/dancing a day
* Take weight loss pills

Step 3: (One week)
* 500 calories a day
* Vomit after every meal!
* 250 crunches a day
* 2 hours running a week
* Take weight loss pills
* 1 hour swimming?cycling/skating/dancing a day

Step 4: (For ever)
* 500 calories a day
* Create control, cut yourself when you've eaten more
* 300 crunches a day
* 2 hours skating/swimming/dancing/cycling a week
* Take weight loss pills
* Take laxatives
* Vomit after everything you ate!!
Written by Jade Posted at 06:41 15 Responses if (window['tickAboveFold']) {window['tickAboveFold'](document.getElementById("latency-7784806189775464877")); } Distractions Labels: Tips and Trics * Go on a walk
* Search for health/nutrition info on the net
* Turn up the music and dance
* Clean your house until everything looks untouched
* Read a book or magazine
* Find out about finances and investing
* Find out enough about a national issue to form a strong opinion
* Do that that you were meaning to do for so long
* Rent and follow a yoga or pilates video
* Express yourself creatively
* Wander and browse trough the library
* Read about the toxins and food that build up in the digestive system
* Start writing in a journal about things besides calories
* Make your own, original, unique website
* Have a movie fest
* Volunteer somewhere
* Get a job
* Master your self description
* Play with your pet, they'll love you!
* Call your grandparents
* Go to and find out!
* Exfoliate your entire body
* Think about your life goals and how you'll reach them
* Make someone a bracelet or neckless
* Read the newspaper, every word of it!
* Stop procrastinating
* Do some extra credit
Written by Jade Posted at 06:34 0 Responses if (window['tickAboveFold']) {window['tickAboveFold'](document.getElementById("latency-102191370883327408")); } 7/12/2007 Anti Binge! Labels: Tips and Trics Cleaning
  • Go trough old stuff, throw away everything you never wear/use.
  • Mop/dust/vacuum/scrub anything, change bedsheets anything. The harder you work, the more cals you'll burn! Hobby's
  • Practice or learn to play a music instrument
  • Go shopping, you'll burn cals walking
  • Go out for a drink
  • Go trough old photo albums
  • Make jewellry
  • Read a book!
  • Have a beauty day! Beautyday
  • Have an extra shower
  • Take a very long bath
  • Give yourself a mani/pedicure
  • Brush your teeth
  • Eat chewing gum/ drink water
  • Detox!
  • Put on very beautiful make-up Thinspiration
  • Post on an Ana form
  • Write your thoughts in your journal
  • Watch MTV, let's get inspired by all those skinny's!
  • Make an ana video/poster/collage/drawing/poem/story/website.. anything!
  • Think of all the things you'd like to eat, and think of how many calories that are... and how many lbs!
Written by Jade Posted at 03:31 0 Responses if (window['tickAboveFold']) {window['tickAboveFold'](document.getElementById("latency-1324175446977150812")); } 7/11/2007 Ways to hide ED Labels: Tips and Trics @ The Doctor:
- Drink a lot of water (You'll weigh more!)
- Dress warmly, you're temperature will be somewhat normal
- Make sure SI wounds are healed before seeing the doctor

@ Home & Friends
- Wake up late, so you don't have enough time to eat at home
- Convince yourself (and others!) that your allergic to things
- Say your ill
- Say you've already ate
- Go to bed early, you can't eat when you're asleep
- Say you'll eat somewhere else
- Say your on a medication which screws up your appetite
- Leave a plate with breadcrumbs in the kitchen
- Take some cookies, or chips up to your room, and trow it away, then leave the empty packages in a place where parent will notice them
- When you're at a party or something, just find something like a muffin or a piece of pie you can carry around, throw away some bites, and eventually, hide the whole thing
- Don't forget to get rid of food you where supposed to eat, get rid of all the evidence!
- Put your diet pill in a vitamin bottle
- Don't tell anyone you think you're fat!
- Don't tell anyone you're on a diet!
- Tell people you are sooo hungry for a hamburger or something, then disappear, and when you return, tell them it was delicious!
- Invent some mysterious illness, which will be a good excuse not to eat
- Pretend to be in love (takes away you're appetite!)

@ Excuses:
- I'm not hungry
- I already ate
- I feel sick
- I will eat later
- I'm allergic
- I don't have any money (and forgot my bread, and yeah, I'm allergic to everything, so I can't eat yours!)
- I'm a veggie/vegan
- I don't like...
- I have to go somewhere
- Just say no
- It's almost dinner time, and my mom cooked a 3 course dinner
Written by Jade Posted at 08:40 0 Responses if (window['tickAboveFold']) {window['tickAboveFold'](document.getElementById("latency-318301154422291125")); } 7/09/2007 About vomitting Labels: Tips and Trics If you really want to loose weight, you should vomit about everyting you ate. It's not really healthy, and has a lot of down sides, but it really works. So, here's everything about vomitting;
- How to vomit - How to make vomitting easier
- Pro's and cons
How to vomit You've probably seen it before in movies, just put your fingers down your troath. Unfortunatly, they make it look so eay! Well... it's not. Not in the beginning anyway.
When you put your fingers doww your troath, you should use two fingers, and push them as far as you can. Then just move them around a little. It may take long in the beginning, but at one moment your food will come out. Just repeat untill everything is out.
After a while it will get easier, some people don't even have to use their fingers anymore, they just do it :).
And if it's hard, or it won't work, use these tips. Don't think you can't vomit, everyone can, that's how our body is made. You'll just have to keep trying.
How to make vomitting easier 1) Drink some warm water
2) Drink a glass of warm milk
3) Drink a glass of water and saline
4) Drink milk with orange juice
5)Try using a toothbrush instead of your fingers
6) Chew some aspirine (tastes so disgusting!)
7) Put on loud music, or vomit under the shower, that way no one will hear you.

Don't brush your teeth right after!! Wait 15 minutes, instead, rinse your mouth with water.
9)When you see blood, pay attention of how it looks: If it's not much, and it's clear, there is noting wrong, then your nails made a little cut in you're troath. If it's much, and dark/ almost brown, go to a dokter! Then there's something seriously wrong in your stomach!!
Pro's and consPro's
By vomitting you make sure you'll loose calories, you won't loose all of them, there is always
1/3 of food left in your stomach. But, it's better than exercising, or taking laxatives. By taking laxatives, you'll only loose fluids, the calories are already admitted to your body, and by exercising alone, you will never burn enough. The best way is to combine vomitting, exercising and laxatives.

By vomitting you'll loose a lot of important minerals. This leads to innocent things like hairloss, being cold all the time... all stuff you'll get by being underweight anyway. More important; losing to much minerals can cause heartfailure. So be carefull, if you think you're calium is to low, go to a docter, and to something about it!