Uggh. I have a new job and am gaining weight. Advice?

Uggh. I have a new job and am gaining weight. Advice? Topic: Uggh. I have a new job and am gaining weight. Advice?
June 16, 2019 / By Carita
Question: First of all I haven't had the money to join a gym yet b/c of finances. I do plan to eventually. But here I am at this new job, learning and doing fine. The problem? I'm watching my butt grow at astronomical rates of warp speed. Pretty soon I'll have two butts back there. I go to the park and walk when I can. I only eat sandwiches while at work (no fast food, etc). I try not to eat large amounts once I'm at home either. What is the problem and how do I solve it???
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Andra Andra | 6 days ago
try parking further from your job so you get some extra activity without really trying. Add lots of veggies to your sandwiches and start off everymeal with a huge salad but very little dressing. Drink more water or no cal bev. I bet your new job is more sitting than before and that works great for spreading your butt! Anything you can do to up activity will help. Do butt cheek clenches when ever on the phone, take stairs instead of elevator, if thats an option., etc. Once you start thinking about it, you will come up with other ideas as well. good luck!
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Andra Originally Answered: I'm gaining weight, and need help?
Oh, sweetie, that's a hard one. Try to incorporate more whole grains, fresh and frozen fruits and veggies, and low fat proteins like beans, fish, and lean poultry. Also try getting in regular cardio like running or biking for 45 minutes 5x a week. Ask your boyfriend to on walks with you or to take you swimming. Take your dogs out to play.

Wesley Wesley
Having worked in an office setting for 3 years it is hard not to gain weight when you sit all day. Don't eat junk food or drink soda obviously. Eat a good breakfast like a couple eggs and oatmeal. For lunch make a tuna sandwich on wheat and have an apple with that. When you get home, go run, jog, or even walk to get some sort of exercise. I actually built a small table so I could work standing up instead of sitting all day. Sounds pretty dumb but I was going crazy just sitting all day long. Maybe that will work for you.
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Sammie Sammie
It's a desk job right? You should try to eat a very lite lunch. Even a protein shake would do. You don't have to go to the gym to work out. I had the same problem, so I started walking on my lunch hour 30-45 minutes a day. Then I would go home and do light aerobics a few times a week (try a DVD workout). The problem with desk jobs is that you don't burn as many calories as other jobs were you are on your feet all day. So you have to make adjustments and get used to them. It sucks! But good luck!
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Myles Myles
Do you sit a lot at your new job? I noticed when I got a desk job I was sitting and snacking a lot. Are you in a back office or visible to customers? I saw a thing awhile back where people with desk jobs replaced their office chairs with yoga balls, I though that was so cool!! I am a receptionist though, it wouldn't look so good to the people coming into the college. Try to stand up a lot and stretch at regular intervals. Pace behind your desk as much as you can. If you're on the phone a lot, see about getting a headset and talk on the phone as your stand. Get a stressball and squeeze it a lot, do anything you can to be as active as possible with your body as you are sedentary. Those are all the tips I have!
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Kenny Kenny
Better diet, eat healthier. Maybe vegetables or salad for lunch. Cut on all sugars and carbs. No fruit juices. Lots of water. Park your car far from the entrance so you get to do some walking. Don't use the elevator but the stairs.. All these will help you lose weight and stay fit.
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Kenny Originally Answered: gaining muscle weight?
You will need to increase the weights you are lifting and increase the number of sets you are lifting them. Here are some good ideas: 1. Do something that gets your heart rate up a bit like, walking, running, biking, and swimming. 2. Eat Whole, Organic foods like: Broccoli, Cabbage, Organic Brown Rice, Beans, Spinach, Sweet Potato, Apples, and other fruits and vegetables in their Natural State. 3. Avoid eating corn, white bread, white rice, candy, sodas, chips, and anything else that you already know you shouldn’t be eating. 4. Drink clean water as your beverage of choice. Avoid Fruit drinks and fruit juices (unless YOU juice them yourself) 5. Stop smoking, drinking beer & wine, and drinking coffee. 6. Get 8 hours of sleep each night. 7. Hang out with people who want to be healthy. 8. Avoid anything with High Fructose Corn Syrup. Tone up the muscles: 1. Join a gym and get a trainer. 2. If you’re short on cash, start a light stretching & yoga regimen. 3. Do push-ups, and light dumbbell curls for the upper body. 4. As I said above, walk, run, swim, and or bike 5. Take an aerobics class, a yoga class, or some other fitness class. 6. Join the local YMCA.. Mental Health: 1. Get a friend to talk to each day about your feelings. 2. If you have some money or insurance, get a counselor to talk to. 3. Learn how to meditate. 4. Join a support group for the issue you’re dealing with. 5. Ask your Higher Self (or God) for guidance. 6. Start keeping a diary or journal about your feelings & thoughts. 7. Write a ‘gratitude’ list every night. 8. Do something that makes you happy each day like: listen to your favorite music, draw, paint, write, or anything creative. 9. Do something for someone else who needs help.

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