Topic: Any tips for losing those flabby bits?
September 17, 2019 / By Annelisa Question:
I've been trying for ages to lose that flab on my arms and thighs. I'm not fat - I'm 17, am 160cm in height, and weigh 50kg. So yeah, weight isn't the issue. I just have some annoying flabby bits that won't go away. I've been doing a lot of stretching which has helped with toning - as well as the ballet lessons, but they're still there. I'm upping my classes to two a week and my walking to everyday.
Can anyone give me some tips on foods to eat and to avoid. I eat relatively healthy. I have some fruit, veggies, and a little meat everyday. My intake of water is also good.
I really don't want to "work out" because I don't find muscles that attractive.
I guess what I really want are some tips on diet to help my fitness and those damn flabby bits!
Wyatt | 5 days ago
This is not true for everyone. You may wind up grossly under or over estimating the number of calories you should be eating. Consult a nutritionist. Use a scientific or health website to determine the number of calories you should eat a day or consult your doctor. Everyone has different metabolisms and there is no blanket rule that covers everyone's recommended calorie intake. Reducing 500 calories per day from the calories you eat to maintain your weight can help you lose a pound of fat per week.
4Go over the list and decide which foods to cut out or reduce. Cutting calories is usually a lot easier than you might think. For example, that daily tall latte in the morning may pack 500 calories. Since a pound of flab (lost or gained) is roughly equivalent to 3,500 calories, replacing that rich beverage with black coffee can help you lose a pound a week. Other easy cuts include salad dressing (salad dressing is the number one source of fat in the average American woman's diet), soda pop, candy, and butter. Look at the nutritional information for the foods you eat, pay special attention to your intake of saturated fats and empty calorie, high-sugar foods. You don't need to cut these things out entirely, but if you reduce your intake of high-fat, high-calorie foods you'll lose weight faster.5Seek out alternatives to the unhealthy foods you've identified. You can simply reduce the amount of soda you drink or mayonnaise you put on your sandwiches, or you can substitute healthier choices. Drink water instead of soda, for example, or use mustard instead of mayo. Low-fat and low-calorie options are also available for most foods, and many of these are natural, (although some may contain chemicals), and tasty. Start trying to eat healthy in most meals:
Choose lean meats. Chicken and fish are both very low in fat, and certain fish like salmon, sardines, and fresh tuna are an excellent sources of antioxidants and Omega-3 fatty acids, which are also beneficial to your health, so aim to replace some or all of the beef or pork in your diet with these foods.
Replace high-calorie side dishes with healthier alternatives. Many people get a ton of calories from side dishes such as macaroni and cheese, French fries, or potato salad. You can eat healthier and lose weight by replacing these with fresh vegetables and salads. Pre-made salads are practically effortless, and when accompanied by a reduced-calorie dressing or no dressing at all, they're weight-loss gold.
Start your days off right. A fattening breakfast of bacon and eggs or a pastry can be replaced with yogurt, oatmeal, high-fiber, low-sugar cereals; or fresh fruit for fruit smoothies. However, for those on a low carbohydrate diet bacon and eggs are a great combo for breakfast, since neither have carbs. But don't fall into the trap of skipping breakfast. Eating a healthy breakfast increases your rest metabolic rate earlier in the day, and reduces snacking before lunch.
6Plan your meals. Look for healthy, delicious meals online or in your cookbooks, and create a menu for the week. Make sure that your meal plan reduces your total calorie intake: you're not going to lose weight if you consume the same amount of calories by eating different foods. Make a list of what you'll need for these meals, and -- except for a few snacks, of course -- don't stray from your list when you get to the market. Planning your meals helps ensure you get a balanced diet and reduces the temptation to stop off for fast food or order a pizza. Remember, it's easier to stick to your shopping list if you shop when you aren't hungry - this will help avoid impulse buys which contribute to calorie consumption.7Watch your portion sizes. Eating a whole bag of rice cakes in one sitting won't help you lose weight. When eating chips, nuts, or dried fruit, put a portion in a small bowl and then put the bag away. That way you won't mindlessly eat a larger portion than you had intended. Even if you only make minimal changes to your diet choices, reducing portion size will inevitably reduce caloric intake. A great way to watch portion sizes while snacking is to buy one serving 100 calorie packages - and they come in many favorite snack food items! Eat slowly to avoid overeating; you will get satisfied with less calories.8Graze on healthy snacks. Just because you're getting healthy doesn't mean you can't snack. In fact, eating small meals and snacks throughout the day, or grazing, has been shown to aid weight loss, compared to eating three large meals a day, by keeping metabolism steadier. Pick snacks that are low in calories and fat and high in fiber dried apricots, nuts, rice cakes, fruits, baby carrots, cherry tomatoes, and so on. Vegetables are generally very low in calories, very high in fiber, and full of flavor and nutrition. Avoid starchy vegetables like potatoes, and try to eat vegetables plain, without fatty dressings or dips. Fruit also makes a good snack.
Originally Answered: What is the best way to lose weight and not have flabby loose skin?
Congratulations! You are on the right track: proper diet and exercise do work.
Ideally, the best basic program involves (1) fitness exercise (cardio), (2) eating properly, and (3) strength training.
(1) You are already doing mild cardio. If you like the machine you are using, that is fine. If you average 30 minutes daily, you will probably not gain any fat. If you do a bit more than that, say, 45 to 60 minutes daily, you will begin to lose fat just from that.
If you don't like it, try brisk walking. Simply walk at a 4 mph pace for an average of 45 to 60 minutes daily.
The mild cardio will burn extra calories during and immediately after exercise.
(2) It’s critical to eat and drink properly. Drink plenty of water, at least 3 quarts daily.
Eat smaller meals more frequently. Eat a meal about every 3 waking hours. Ensure that each meal has sufficient proteins from natural sources. 'Sufficient' means at least 20 grams per feeding if you are male and at least 15 grams per feeding if you are female.
Eliminate ALL refined (processed) carbohydrates. Keep your total daily carb intake to 75 grams or lower and get all of them from natural sources such as (preferably organic) vegetables and low-sugar fruits. If you make this one adjustment, you are likely soon to experience dramatic results quickly.
(3) Do proper strength training about twice a week. Focus only on the basic exercises, namely, squats, deadlifts, presses, rows, dips, and chins. Learn proper technique and use it on every rep.
This will increase the amount of muscle you have. Muscle is your METABOLIC FURNACE, which will burn extra calories 24 hours a day.
A given volume of muscle is heavier than the same volume of fat. So, don't worry about your weight. Measure your percentage of body fat. (The best way at home is with plastic caliphers.) After all, if you lost ten pounds of fat and put on ten pounds of muscle, your weight would be unchanged but your percentage of body fat would be greatly improved (and you'd probably look better and be healthier, too).
Of course, you may wish to check with your personal physician before significantly changing your exercise habits.
Furthermore, don't try to make more than one major change at a time. You are already doing mild cardio. Why not next try to eat more cleanly and naturally for a month? Once you have established those two as habits, then consider adding strength training.
If you do, you will have developed a sustainable program that will work for you until your dotage.
At the bottom of this reply, I have included some helpful web pages for free information about foods to speed up your metabolism and free workouts and programs for cardio and weight training.
I hope this helps you, Terri.
All my best wishes.
Heya you really are not on your own. Burning off unwanted fat or even getting some of our weight down can be very difficult and discouraging. I have made it a passion to regulate my weight and keep healthy. Sure at the beginning it was a little bit of a change but now I'm really tapping into my brand new appearance and energy. Only just never quit!.
I was actually diagnosed with Renal Cell Carcinoma ( kidney cancer ) 3 years ago and before I allow the specialists get their way with me I started a radical diet regime to stop the cancer. I don't recommend you go on the very same programe, even so I dropped 66lb in 42 days. Maybe you are asking yourself if I was successful in curing the cancer. Yes and no, the cancer shrunk to 1/3 of its over all size and a wonderful Radiologist named Prof Patrick Sewell did the rest.
Anyhow I thought I would just share some of the basic principles of a great figure and a healthy and balanced body, and it is simple. 1. Eat fresh foods. 2. Eat generally plants, avoiding refined food that has been stripped of its nourishment. 3. Drink enough liquids. 4.Get adequate rest.
We sometimes just need somebody to grab us by the hand and give us the encouragement to succeed.
A very good friend of mine has been having some over the moon results using a new programe, it could be of help for you to.
Don't ever quit you will succeed.
Hello. Wow you are quite tall for a 14 year old :) Well, to be honest, it will take a little longer, I would say, than 2 weeks, but there are things to help. The obvious being just eating healthy and not eating too much junk food, and get regular exercise such as walking, running, jogging etc. it may be funner to get some people that you know and get together, play football, walk somewhere etc. just so something active that you like doing with some friends to get you motivated more. You seem quite young still, so if you were to do crunches, sit ups etc. do not overdo them, unless you feel ready, or fit enough to do them, but do not do too many or you may strain yourself and get hurt. Crunches, situps etc. are very good for losing belly fat (abs) if done in the right proportion. I suggest you do, say 20 of them to start in the afternoon after a snack (not a big meal or you will feel sick) and then gradually add more to them when you feel that you are ready. It only really, works if you keep at it, and do them plenty, if not doing them little will be a waste of time. Good Luck :D
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.
Originally Answered: Tips for losing weight?
When you are losing weight, you should exercise and diet together.
If you exercise without dieting, you will get bigger appetite, which
will lead to increase of weight, or muscle grow
underneath the fat layer, and make you bulkier. If you diet without
exercising, you will become flabby and will have excess skin. For
diet, go wheat free. No pasta, pizza, bread and so on. And no food
after 7 p.m. People achieve marvellous results with it. Depending on
your initial weight, you can drop upwards from 20 pounds a month. If
you don't eat wheat then you don't eat all those sticky, fatty goey
cakes, you don't eat junk food, and you don't eat biscuits. But your
diet is still balanced. It costs nothing, and you do not have to
calculate points or to buy special meals or plans. For exercising,
start with walking, and then switch to running/jogging. Running is the
most efficient and calorie-burn exercise ever. If you are overweight a
lot, walk first or you may have health complications (heart attack,
disjointed bones and so on). Weight lifting is a good means to target
your problem areas for men and women. It's not necessarily to become a
bodybuilder or even join a gym - a couple of dumbbells will help you
to target your problem areas (stomach, butt, legs, arms, chest).