Any advice to help lose weight?
Topic: Any advice to help lose weight?
October 15, 2019 / By Killian Question:
I've been trying to lose weight for forever pretty much. I'm not a big dieter. I could try eating healthy or eating a bit less, but I will not completely eliminate foods from my diet. I try to work out, but I have a hard time getting motivated. I have multiple sclerosis and I don't know how much of a factor that may or may not be playing. I've had to buy new clothes every summer and winter for at least the last five years - any advice?
Best Answers: Any advice to help lose weight?
Hughe | 10 days ago
1 Dietary Balance and reading labels: watch what you eat, and expend more energy than you consume. It’s really that simple. This involves some calculation. Eat less and eat at least five meals a day. Your actual caloric requirement can differ depending on your height, weight, activity level and your body's metabolic rate.
2 Identify your exercise. No exercise was created equal. You might like running, so run. You might like jogging, so jog. You might like stationary bikes, so bike stationary. Find the one that works best for you. Don’t pick a routine that you don’t like and won’t stick with it for long.
3 Try yoga. Yoga is one of the best ways of losing weight. Of course I can’t go into a full lecture about yoga over here but I can tell you that I have never seen people with better-toned bodies than those who practice yoga. One of the benefits of yoga is that you learn to control virtually every muscle and joint of your body so that the issue of weight gain will cease to exist.
4 Photos and Joining online support group : Take before and after photos. There’s no easier way to illustrate your progress. It’s essential that you not feel alone, and reaching out to friends helps as they know things that you couldn’t possibly know, and they’ve probably been “in your shoes” at some point in the past (or present). Share stories, laughter, tears, successes, and failures. There are thousands of communities out there, so keep looking until you find one that fits you.
5 Water you waiting for If you’re not drinking enough water, your body will let you know. Thirst is an amazing sensation – quench it. If you’re not hydrated, your body won’t be working at peak levels. If you’re worried about “water weight,” remember that you’re likely to retain more water when you’re not giving your body enough of it in the first place. I’m not going to dictate how many glasses you should drink, though – as that’s going to vary from person to person.
6 Zone out. There’s a reason why people exercise to their favorite music – listening to external stimulus takes your mind off of the physical activity making “exercise time” fly or situate yourself in front of TV or video games involving exercises.
7 Dance Out Do Salsa,tango, swing ,hip-hop dancing etc. Anyone can do it,keep in mind you are dancing to increase your physical activity, so there is no pressure on how well you perform dance. Who knows you might even learn a cool dance move or two
8 Sleep it off. To be an efficient fat-burning machine, If you think that you’re doing yourself a favor by sleeping less, you’re mistaken. Give your body time to rest itself, both mentally and physically. Sleep is very, very important.
9 Keep a food diary. All you have to do is jot down what, when, and how much you eat in a notebook, or you can do it online at a Web site . A food diary gives a clear picture of your current eating habits so you can identify the changes you need to make to lose weight.
10 Be motivated.You need to believe in yourself!. Learn to evaluate your efforts fairly and objectively. When you have thought of giving up, visualize how good you will look when you manage to slim down successfully.
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Originally Answered: I need to lose weight and keep it off need advice?
what helped me was....
drinking more water and green tea (unsweetened), V8 juice was helpful in keeping away the hunger between meals, cut wayyyy back on fried foods, chips, sweets, and sodas
I saw this on Yahoo a few days ago, lots of good tips in here too
9 Fat-Burning Eating Tips
Posted Tue, Aug 26, 2008, 7:51 pm PDT
Now don't get all excited. We don't have any magic wand solutions that will take the place of exercise and eating right. But we do have a few foods that could help you on your journey to rid yourself of excess flab. Hungry Girl's here with the scoop...
To put it simply, protein takes a lot of effort for the body to break down and digest. A lot more than, say, fat. So while your body is working hard to process that protein, you're burning calories. HG tip -- eat fish! Chances are you're not getting enough of it. Not only is fish a fabulous source of lean protein, BUT many types are full of those Omega-3 fatty acids you're always hearing about. Beans are also a wonderful source of protein. And it's no secret how we feel about our friend the soybean. (Let's have a cheer for veggie patties and soy-meats!)
Belly fat is not particularly cute on anyone (except maybe babies), so it's exciting news that whole grains can do a number on that stubborn flab around your midsection. One of the easiest ways to get whole grains into your diet? Oatmeal in the morning. Quaker's Simple Harvest Multigrain Hot Cereal is really good and just full of grains. Also, Kashi GoLean's Hot Cereal packs in 7 whole grains and a big 5 - 7g fiber! Mmmmm...
Ever since you were a kid popping Flintstones Chewables, you've known that Vitamin C is good for you -- and that certainly hasn't changed. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant AND has been shown in studies to help burn fat. So, if you're looking for a snack, how's about a nice, juicy grapefruit? The theory is that grapefruit helps to lower insulin levels, which keeps you from being hungry all the time! We know it smacks of classic diet food, but those Ruby Reds are MIGHTY delicious! If it's too sour for you straight, sprinkle it with some no-calorie sweetener like Splenda or stevia.
Green tea is EVERYWHERE. It's been classified as a "superfood" as it's been linked to reduced rates of heart disease and cancer. And now it helps us lose weight too? Green tea has been shown to raise our metabolism, which is key in our battle with the bad stuff. Researchers also suspect that substances called polyphenols combined with caffeine are responsible for its fat-burning properties. If the hot murky stuff doesn't do it for you, try HG's Green Tea Crème Swappuccino! Only 75 calories and SO GOOD!
You know how when you eat spicy foods, you sometimes start to sweat a little (ew)? That's because it's given a little kick to your heart rate. These little kicks will result in a temporary increase in your metabolism, which will help you burn fat a little easier for a bit. A quick hit with cayenne, red pepper flakes, or whatever hot sauce you fancy should do the trick and get your blood pumping. And these spices are practically calorie-free. Yes!
Hey, dairy queens! Good news! It turns out that people who eat low-fat or fat-free dairy lose MORE weight than people who don't. Sure we mentioned protein before, but it bears bringing up again since the magical combo of calcium and protein seems to work wonders. We're WAY into yogurt, so we suggest picking up some Fage Total 0% Greek Yogurt and mixing in your favorite fruits, sugar-free preserves... or whatever! Also, light string cheese is a GREAT little snack, with only around 50-60 calories and 2.5g fat a pop. Not bad for hard cheese, people.
Experts say it's important to drink lots of water if you're trying to burn fat Your body can't work effectively if it's dehydrated -- not only will you FEEL like you don't have any energy, but also your body really won't have what it needs to function and burn off fat. Keep that machine humming -- drink around 8 glasses of water a day!
Sure this stuff tastes good -- that's why it's found in SO many things. But those chefs might not know that their sprinkling of cinnamon is helping the body process sugar more effectively and lower blood sugar levels. High blood sugar can lead to the body storing more fat, so maybe put together a little shaker of cinnamon and Splenda to sprinkle on your favorite foods! Then whip up some fat-burning cinnamon toast by using your new concoction on whole-wheat bread!
An apple a day isn't going to keep the gym away, but it'll probably make your diet plan more effective. Word on the street is that the pectin contained in apples limits how much fat your cells can absorb. (SWEET!) Plus it's a naturally soluble fiber, which is always good. So next time you feel all snacky, grab whichever apple looks best to you (we love Fujis!).
I will try to keep it simple. Your metabolism is basically the rate at which your body burns calories to create energy. So the faster your metabolism, the faster you burn calories and the easier it is to lose unwanted weight. To boost your metabolism naturally you just need to eat the right foods.
You can sit down and literally eat a 1,000-calorie dinner and yet be absolutely starving just a few hours later and the reason is simple: Because your body didnt get what it needed in those 1,000 calories so it sends signals to your brain telling you to ingest more calories and thus, the late-night cravings. That means that the surest way to end those late-night cravings and keep your weight loss goals on track is to eat a more balanced, nutritious diet that actually gives your body what it needs.
It's VERY EASY to lose weight if you eat the right foods. Check out Dr. Charles Livingston's video here: http://www.sexyjese.com - it will blow your mind.
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For one thing, if you have a heart murmur it's even more important for you, DON'T OVER-EXERT YOURSELF!! the second you start to feel like something's wrong, STOP! it's good to exercise but don't overwork yourself, and drink plenty of water. But I would also try dieting on top of whatever exercise you can do. Start simple, just try to eat a little less junk, and challenge yourself more and more. Maybe give up a soda when offered, start to check the backs of packs of snacks before you eat it. Dieting really can make up for what you can't do with exercise with a heart murmur, and although it does take commitment and can take some time to see results, the results are always great. I've been amazed at what low-cal snacks along with whole grain have done, you really get a return on it.
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Stop when your body has had enough. There is no sense in pushing it. When you have worked out for a considerable time, your body will start giving you signals. Heed those signals. This is particularly true in the initial stages. Take one step at a time. Stop when you are out of breath or when a certain part of your body tells you that it has had enough.
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If you want to increase your time of exercise or your work out routine, do it gradually and not in sudden steps. Well easier said than done. Most of us have such hectic schedules that it is quite impossible to fit in tie for exercise right’ Wrong. I want to say it once and for all, your body, or anybody’s body for that matter needs proper exercise. If you make up your mind to do it, you just can.
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Dieting and maintaining and ideal weight is not about eliminating foods from your diet. It's not about joining Weight Watchers or going to meetings. It's not about looking for a pill or a supplement or an easy way to maintain your bad habits. It's -IS- about learning how to eat like nature intended...healthily.
Here are some factoids about dieting which may help you lose those extra pounds.
- You can't spot reduce. That's a myth. When you're on a fat loss diet, your body will take the fat off where it wants to and not necessarily where you want it to. Generally, the body removes fat first from where it put it on last and visa-versa.
- The only effective way to diet is to count calories. The fact is, if you want to lose weight and keep it off, you're going to have to learn to count calories (Ok, Weight Watchers calls them "points"...that's just to keep their people in their program. It's still calories.). It takes some time but soon you'll learn to make good guestimates of your daily intake. And, if you're not losing or maintaining, you will want to take a look at your diet and make the necessary adjustments. Here's a good website for finding out how many calories various foods produce: http://nutritiondata.self.com/ .
- If you take in fewer calories per day than you burn, you'll have to burn fat. It's that simple. An average adult burns about 2000 calories per day minimum. So, in theory, if you take in only 1500 calories per day, you'll burn 500 calories per day in fat (your numbers may vary somewhat). Because a pound of fat will produce about 3500 calories of energy, a 500 cal/day loss will result in a loss of about a pound per week.
- It's never been easier to shed fat. Here's an excellent website to help you keep track of your calorie intake. It has a lot of helpful features too including tools to help you calculate how many calories you burn per day, a calories counter, support group discussion, and blogging, etc. Check it out. http://www.myfitnesspal.com/
- Eat smart. It should be obvious that if you eat foods which are low in calories/ounce, you'll be able to eat more food. So, eat smart. Avoid rich foods, foods high in fats and sugar, alcohol, etc. There are plenty of good frozen meals so don't think you have to prepare all of your own meals. Try to squeeze in some fresh fruit and veggies each day but be careful about those fruits. They can be very high in sugar and ruin an otherwise good diet. Just because something is consider to be a healthful food, doesn't mean that more is always better. Here's a great website, courtesy of your federal government, which will help you understand nutrition. http://www.nutrition.gov/nal_display/ind...
- Crash digesting doesn't work. When you "crash" diet, trying to lose fat quickly, the body will counter your attempt by slowing your metabolic rate so you store fat more readily. However, because you are losing and can't store fat, the result is simply a slowing in the rate of fat loss...what is called "hibernation mode" or "starvation mode". When this happens, you need to stop dieting to allow your body to adjust to a normal diet again. Losing too much, too soon is counterproductive which is just another reason to
- Make it for life. Dieting properly is a matter of learning how to eat optimally and then changing your eating habits to conform to what you've learned. Dieting should not be about losing some pounds so you can go back to your old bad habits. Because your old bad habits are the reason you need to lose weight now, it should be obvious why you need to diet for life!
- Don't give up your guilty pleasures. A sensible diet can include fast food and some of your favorite guilty pleasures when done right. So, just keep the calories per month in the optimal zone, enjoy some of your special treats from time to time, and you'll be in control of your weight/fat situation and still be able to eat some of your birthday cake or comfort foods.
There is plenty more to learn about diet, exercise, and fitness and you can find much of it at the US National Institute of Health website: http://www.nih.gov/
The NIH Website is a great jumping off place for professionally reviewed information resources. Use it. Learn. Fitness begins with your brain.
Good luck and good health!! ♠
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Originally Answered: I need to lose weight fast.Any advice!?!?
You can lose a lot of weight just by changing the way that you eat.
One of the easiest ways to lose weight is to eat less food but more often. The way I do this is to divide my daily calorie maximum by six. Here’s an example.
Let’s say that I want to lose weight by eating only 1200 calories per day. Instead of eating 3 meals a day of 400 calories each, I’m going to do it differently.
Instead, I’m going to eat 6 meals a day of 200 calories each. Get the rest of tips here: