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Tips for weight loss. - Marvin - 10-05-2011 02:21 AM
Guy can anyone give some tips for weight loss.
I am very fat man.
And now i want to reduce my weight.
RE: Tips for weight loss. - bean - 10-05-2011 06:34 AM
Hi Marvin: Here are three things that helped me go from 235 to 175.
1. Drink lots of water steadily throughout the day. I drank 3 liters/day spread through the day during active weight loss. No sugared pop or diet pop.. (Diet pop/soda interferes with your metabolism too!)
2. Exercise to the point of breaking a sweat, and do it for 45 minutes to an hour a day. Repeat 6 to 7 days a week. Good routines include fast walking, weight lifting, and eventually easy running. Start slow with walking even 15 to 20 minutes daily and build up as strength allows over a month or so to 30 minutes and then 45..eventually 60 would be a good point.
3. Repeat 2 and 3!
4. Careful with food portions but continue to eat a wide variety of healthy foods. Your evening meal should be lighter and mostly proteins. Eat a good healthy breakfast to kick start your metabolism. A moderate noon meal is great as are healthy snacks. I tried to eat nothing after about 8 pm if possible.
These things all worked for me. I lost 60 pounds in about 6 months. The first 30 pounds came off in 2 months. It does work.
Good luck, Marvin!
RE: Tips for weight loss. - Tony Mel - 10-05-2011 06:36 AM
I lost 20+ pounds in less than 3 months. I just ate less, counted my calories and walked more.
RE: Tips for weight loss. - Tiarali - 10-05-2011 06:41 AM
I know my Mum liked Weight Watchers, just because of the support she got through it. You can do it online now.
RE: Tips for weight loss. - greg - 10-05-2011 08:38 AM
(10-05-2011 02:21 AM)Marvin Wrote: Guy can anyone give some tips for weight loss.
Marvin - I hear you loud and clear. I was there! I have lost over 100 pounds in 15 weeks, have about 40 more to go. Your body needs fats and proteins, and can live completely w/out any carbs! Excercise is great for the body but completely inefficient for weight loss, what does exercise do? That's right, it makes you hungry.
Go to the book store immediately and get Gary Taubes "Why We Get Fat, and what to do about it" this book is a condensed version of his 2007 book "Good Calories, Bad Calories"
I wish you well friend!
RE: Tips for weight loss. - elfdream - 10-05-2011 09:14 AM
I was a 'naturally skinny' teen-ager. I just went back to my old habits that I had way back then.
I only eat when I am hungry. If I'm not hungry when I first get up in the morning I didn't eat. Sometimes I only eat one meal a day. I don't practice 'preventative' eating.
I eat SLOWLY.
I pretty eat what I want of what I CAN eat. I have cut down on sugar though.
I don't really exercise but I do walk. I try to do about thirty minutes about three times a week.
I have lost 25 pounds doing this way and husband has lost nearly 50.
Now in fairness I should tell you that I probably have Celiac Disease. Wheat products make me sick. I can't eat anything with wheat gluten in it and that includes pizza, cakes cookies donuts so I have cut all of that out BUT my husband does not suffer from that. He can eat anything and he still lost weight by doing it this way.
That works for us. We are in good health and have lots of energy. He's gone off two blood pressure pills since his weight loss.
RE: Tips for weight loss. - NotUnderLaw - 10-05-2011 01:00 PM
I lost 10kg (about 22pounds) by simply eating less and drinking more, and walking for about 30-45 minutes 3-4 times a week (good time to listen to some music or a sermon on your mp3 player).
Since then, I've started doing a program called Stronglifts 5x5 at the gym. I haven't lost any more weight (I'm now at 92kg, which is okay for my height of 6'1, and my age) but I have lost body fat and gained muscle.
The program is this -
Every monday, wednesday and friday, I do squats - I started with an empty bar (20kg) and add 2.5kg (5 pounds) every session. Currently, I squat just over my body weight.
Every alternate day I do, in addition to squats, either bench press and lat pulldown, or overhead press and deadlifts.
So eg, 1 week looks like this
Mon - Squats, Bench, Lat Pulldown
Wed - Squats, OHPress, DeadLifts
Fri - Squats, Bench Lat Pulldown
Mon Squats, OH Press, Lat Pulldown
Wed - Squats, Bench etcetc..
Each excercise I do 5 sets of 5 reps, except for dead lifts which I do 1 set of 5 reps.
This is a great strength training program, takes you about 45 minutes each session, brings your heart rate up, burns calories, and increases muscle and strength.
(the actual program says to do barbell rows instead of lat pulldowns, but I find my back can't handle the posture, even though I can do the heavy squats without any problems).
RE: Tips for weight loss. - paul - 10-05-2011 01:04 PM
(10-05-2011 01:00 PM)NotUnderLaw Wrote: Since then, I've started doing a program called Stronglifts 5x5 at the gym. I haven't lost any more weight....
Hah! I did 6-8 weeks of Stronglifts over the summer. I didn't lose weight, but the intensity and speed I developed core muscle was astounding. Stopped it because I was trying to lose weight (for a 1 year goal).
Just started again at 45 lb with my 16 year old son on Monday. I am so excited and looking forward to getting it going again.
RE: Tips for weight loss. - desertwanderer - 10-05-2011 01:13 PM
I found two things that work really well for me:
-Find an exercise that you LOVE! That way you can't wait to do more of it. I love dancing and ice skating, which are both fun and great workouts.
-Be happy. This one is a bit harder, but I find that if I am happy with my life, doing things I love with people I like, then it makes losing weight easier.
RE: Tips for weight loss. - NotUnderLaw - 10-05-2011 01:17 PM
cool It would be a good program to do with a training partner. My general strength has increased dramatically. I've kind of hit a plateau, in that I can't seem to consistently squat 100kg (220pounds), but the other weights are still increasing. It may be because I sometimes use the proper powerrack, and I seem to be able to do the full sets there on the wooden floor, but when I use the other squat rack at the back of the gym with the padded floor, I can't. I think the weight on my back and the padded floor is having a negative effect (but sometimes the gym gets really busy, so I can't use the powerrack).