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Cottage Cheese and Weighted Vests?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 13, 2013 at 3:13 AM

Not related entirely but, I bought some cottage cheese, and realized idk what to eat it with (limited fruit) or do most of you dairy eaters eat it plain/seasoned somehow? I figure a full fat dairy product on occasion won't slow my weight loss down because...

I walk 4-8 miles a day, and started doing a push up/dip/leg raise regimen, and IF daily. I bought a 40 pound weighted vest (can remove weights). Am I doing any muscles justice or burning noticeably more calories walking 4 miles in it? Is walking also potentially harmful with it, I don't jog just brisk walk? Or should I save it to add weight to my body when doing my weight based exercises?

Plan on doing sprints, and finally found a clean grassy field on campus to do them barefoot, I walk in a pair of leather flippy floppies.

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Four miles is something! Yes, I think it's healthy and a great way to build up overall strength without crazy injury risks or a huge block of time for the exercise itself and the recovery phase.

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at 03:50 AM

Day one I did the 4 mile walk, hurts the neck and shoulders at the end but after I'm home and it's off that dissipates, no real leg discomfort, I could walk for days if my legs could do auto pilot.

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on May 14, 2013
at 03:48 AM

Cinnamon sounds good, do you mean dried cranberries?

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at 03:47 AM

Meat is meat it's all good. People around me think I'm weird for just eating a plain old salad! Then again I'm a student and one of the few who cooks for themselves and cooks well and cares what they eat.

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on May 14, 2013
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I just wanted to make sure I was doing something healthy/productive.

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I've walked the 4 miles several times already (about 60-75 min). Towards the end it does kill my upper body, my legs are fine though. And yea I walk in a square around my town and get a lot of weird looks and a few thumbs up from the few people who I guess know what I'm doing.

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I'm trying to lose weight and gain/maintain muscle. Not sure how many calories everyday count sometimes, but last few days I've eaten once a day, a steak and a large greek salad. started at like around 250 pounds, but people say I look thinner so I guess I'm not anymore.

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on May 13, 2013
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good tip about covering the vest. i've been wanting to get one.

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That does sound good, and I just bought all three items tonight.

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on May 13, 2013
at 05:58 PM

I make a mix of cottage cheese, blueberries (or whatever's fresh), unsweetened coconut flakes and unflavored (and unsweetened) kefir. I have a hard time just drinking kefir by itself because I don't get the flavored/sweetened kind, and I love coconut flavor! This is the most normal thing my coworkers see me eat, and I just tell them it's yogurt, cottage cheese and berries. They think that's positively normal compared to when I brought in kangroo.

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on May 14, 2013
at 03:47 AM

Meat is meat it's all good. People around me think I'm weird for just eating a plain old salad! Then again I'm a student and one of the few who cooks for themselves and cooks well and cares what they eat.

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on May 14, 2013
at 04:16 AM

Pepper. Just pepper. I can't eat it anymore, but the memories with this are grand.

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on May 13, 2013
at 01:25 PM

Weighted vest: works very well for me as an occasional workout alternative to weight lifting or a jump rope sprint session. Expect exertion pretty much everywhere throughout the body. Shoulders, upper and lower back, butt, thighs and ankles. It may not be realistic to expect to cover four miles with the full forty pounds. 45 minutes is a lot for me and I don't cover anything close to 4 miles in that time. Calories burned? I don't know except to tell you that 45 minutes delivers the same endorphin buzz as a weight lifting session and seems to enhance cardiovascular performance as well as anything else I'm capable of. You might want to wear a big sweatshirt over the vest because people will think it's a bullet-proof vest or bomb.

C5d5cfab77a26fa17a56f2c62b99b879

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on May 14, 2013
at 01:44 PM

Four miles is something! Yes, I think it's healthy and a great way to build up overall strength without crazy injury risks or a huge block of time for the exercise itself and the recovery phase.

089dd41b18fbb95ebb5347cded708d98

(5635)

on May 13, 2013
at 09:35 PM

good tip about covering the vest. i've been wanting to get one.

6e7fd5e6b6bac84f326183c76e96b370

(298)

on May 14, 2013
at 03:45 AM

I just wanted to make sure I was doing something healthy/productive.

6e7fd5e6b6bac84f326183c76e96b370

(298)

on May 14, 2013
at 03:45 AM

I've walked the 4 miles several times already (about 60-75 min). Towards the end it does kill my upper body, my legs are fine though. And yea I walk in a square around my town and get a lot of weird looks and a few thumbs up from the few people who I guess know what I'm doing.

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on May 13, 2013
at 11:20 AM

I like to put cinnamon on my cottage cheese. And sometimes add raisins or cranberries. I also went through a phase where I liked to add a spoonful of almond flour to my cottage cheese. And of course it's always good plain.

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on May 14, 2013
at 03:48 AM

Cinnamon sounds good, do you mean dried cranberries?

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on May 13, 2013
at 09:33 AM

Cottage cheese is delicious on a baked potato with some prawns or tuna!

I would start by wearing it while you're walking for a week or two, gradually building up the weight and time you're wearing it- check it's not giving you any trouble with your knees, hips or ankles. Then start doing some plyometrics with it on, but I would build it up slowly, same with the sprints. If you put a lot of extra weight onto your body suddenly your joints will find it quite stressful. From looking at some online calculators it seems that you'd be able to burn an extra 100-150 calories per hour while wearing the vest.

6e7fd5e6b6bac84f326183c76e96b370

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on May 14, 2013
at 03:50 AM

Day one I did the 4 mile walk, hurts the neck and shoulders at the end but after I'm home and it's off that dissipates, no real leg discomfort, I could walk for days if my legs could do auto pilot.

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on May 13, 2013
at 08:48 AM

Walking around too much in leather flip flops messes with my heals a little bit. YMMV. I really like the minimalistic barefoot running style shoes like the Nike Free's or Realflex.

Are you looking to lose weight or is this just maintenance / bulking up? How many calories do you eat per day?

I come from the opposite end of the spectrum where I'm trying to add calories to my diet and burn too many. (The only calories I have to burn are the ones I ate that day at ~8% body fat.)

6e7fd5e6b6bac84f326183c76e96b370

(298)

on May 14, 2013
at 03:42 AM

I'm trying to lose weight and gain/maintain muscle. Not sure how many calories everyday count sometimes, but last few days I've eaten once a day, a steak and a large greek salad. started at like around 250 pounds, but people say I look thinner so I guess I'm not anymore.

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on May 13, 2013
at 03:48 AM

I dont eat dairy anymore but when I did I would put cottage cheese on tomato slices with just a little bit of pepper. Mmmm

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on May 13, 2013
at 03:59 AM

That does sound good, and I just bought all three items tonight.

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