Do you have pictures of when you were overweight?
What are ya, a sadist?! While I do have pictures of that part of my life, I prefer that they’re kept private. Just trust me on this one.
Are you a vegetarian?
I’m a pescetarian. That means I’m like a vegetarian, but I eat fish, too. I keep this diet for ethical reasons, not for health reasons.
How much do you work out?
This, of course, depends. On average, I run about four times a week and do pilates about three times a week. I’m always changing up my program—it keeps my body guessing! Right now I’m training for a marathon, so that effects my workout routine.
How much weight have you lost?
Since my heaviest point (which, believe it or not, was in grade 7), I’ve lost about 80 pounds.
How tall are you/how much do you weigh/what size are you?
I’m always hesitant to answer these types of questions, because health is so much more than a set of numbers. That said, I’m 5’2, and both my weight and my dress size vary.
How old are you?
Though you should never ask a lady that question, I’m 24.
Where do you get your recipes?
My own kitchen. I love to cook, and I’m always experimenting with skinnifying things. If I’ve adapted a recipe from another source, I’ll let you know where I found it!
What should I do if I think I have an eating problem?
I’ve dedicated a whole post to this one, please click here to read it.
What kind of camera do you use?
I use everything from the camera on my phone to the Photo Booth one on my Mac! But, I usually use a Lumix GH2, Nikon 1 J1, or Canon 7D.
What kind of supplements do you take?
In the winter months I take a vitamin D tablet– anyone living north of the Mason-Dixon line should do the same. Other than that, though, I don’t take anything. If you’re keeping a good diet with loads of fruits and veggies, you shouldn’t need to either. After a certain point, extra amounts of vitamins become superfluous, and your body expels them without even using them.
Where can I find your newspaper column?
If you’re lucky enough to live in the Kingston, Ontario region, run out and buy your weekend Whig Standard! If not, you can see all of my pieces online here.
Do you count calories?
Yes. But I count other things, too. It’s a personal choice, and different things work for different people. The only thing that has really worked for me (for both losing weight and maintaining it) is to keep track of my caloric intake. That doesn’t mean that is the only thing I count, though! I also watch my sugar, my fat, my carbs (the good and the bad), and my protein. You don’t have to count calories to lose weight– what you do have to do is find a solution and balance that is sustainable and works for you, day in and day out.
For answers to your other questions, including “how do you get obliques?”, “should I go gluten-free?”, and much more, please click here.
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