Weight Losers: How much weight have you lost, how did you lose it, and how long did it take you?
Topic: Weight Losers: How much weight have you lost, how did you lose it, and how long did it take you?
July 18, 2019 / By Lindon Question:
I'm wanting to lose about 45 lbs and am wondering what everyone in the answers community has done to lose their weight. I always hear about success stories, but never hear the details like how they lost it or how long it took. Thanks.
Best Answers: Weight Losers: How much weight have you lost, how did you lose it, and how long did it take you?
Jarlath | 3 days ago
Weight loss is an overall process and there are no magic answers. Pay no attention to weight loss supplements and pills and all the latest fads. You need to think about many factors but most of them are related to issues we've known about for a very long time. There are many sensible things you can do that will make a tremendous difference over the long term if you need to lose weight. It can be done in a healthy way. This is what has worked for me.
Keeping a food journal really does help. It will give you a much better sense of how much you are eating, and when, and why.
Make a few additional small changes - walk everywhere, always use stairs instead of elevators, walk on escalators, get up and move around at least once an hour if your work or your life in general is sedentary, walk every day, use a pedometer. Walking 10,000 steps a day is a really good idea. Build up to a long brisk walk everyday, or most days. Be more active and watch less TV and spend less time on the computer. Buy one piece of exercise equipment to have at home and be strict with yourself about using it. Sometimes you can find mini-steppers or exercise bikes at second hand stores and thrift stores for just a few dollars.
Start a weight lifting routine. Join a gym. Possibly you can find one that has someone who specializes in weight lifting programs for beginners. Weight lifting will increase your metabolism as well as improve posture and appearance overall. Even if you can't get to the gym you can work out at home using things around the house. Invest in a good weight training book. The Dummies series actually has a good one.
In terms of diet, cut out or reduce things like junk food, pop, fat, fast food. Eat more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean meat, fish. Particularly if you choose a vegetarian lifestyle include natural peanut butter, hummus, dried fruit and nuts. Pay close attention to getting the nutrients your body needs to be healthy.
Make your portion sizes smaller. Use a smaller plate - in our society we have become accustomed to thinking that we need a large plate of food at every meal, and we don't. About quarter of your plate of food should be protein and at least half of it should be veggies.
Learn to count calories. At your current weight and activity level, you may possibly need about 2000 calories or more to maintain your current weight. So you will lose weight at a reasonable and healthy rate if you cut back to about 1600 or 1700 calories a day.
Eat small amounts frequently, rather than three large meals. Never skip breakfast. Include some protein in your breakfast. It will help get you through the day.
Drink plenty of water, at least 8 big glasses of water a day, and more if it is very hot, if you sweat a lot, or if you are exercising intensely, and eliminate fruit juices. Fruit juices have too many calories, so get your vitamins from fresh fruit, not the juice. You will begin to see changes in your body.
Vary your routines. Don't eat the same number of calories every day (vary your calories from 1400 a day to 1900 or 2000 some days), eat a variety of foods, and do different kinds and amounts of exercise. You will lose weight much more efficiently if you mix things up from time to time so that your body doesn't adjust to any one routine.
An area that many people overlook is getting enough sleep. You are much more likely to overeat or to binge eat if you are tired and not well rested, so get enough sleep.
Check out websites about nutrition, exercise, weight training, etc.
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Originally Answered: How long does it take to regain the water weight you lost back?
You're only going to gain water weight if you eat lots of carbs. For every gram of carbohydrate you eat, you store 3 grams of water. This opens the door to gain a lot of water weight. I eat a low carb diet, so I never hold onto excess water weight. Whenever I have a day where I treat myself to lots of carb, I will gain as much as 10 lbs of water overnight, and this usually takes 5 days back on low carb to pee all of that fluid back out. In other words, all that water weight can come back as fast as overnight, and you can gain it all back.
I lost 87 lbs in 15 months. Then i've gained 21 lbs, primarily being muscle.
Eating a lot less than what I was used too. I'd still eat the same foods I always ate, just less..a lot less. That way, you're less likely to fail. If you eat nothing but vegetables all day, sure that's good, but only for how long it'll last. The question is, HOW long will that last? Not long. I drank LOADS of water (at least 6-7 bottles daily) to keep myself feeling full longer, without consuming calories. I didn't really make any changes, except drinking MUCH more water, and limiting bad foods, and cutting what I usually ate in about half. I still ate hamburgers, and pizza but instead of having 4 slices of pizza, I'd have 2. It's also about making substitutions and sacrifices. If you wanna have more cereal for breakfast, then you're going to have less chicken for dinner. Or, if you eat a a doughnut that you don't usually eat, you don't get that small desert after dinner.
I went from 5'6 241 lbs to 5'8 154 lbs..then to 5'8 175 lbs with muscle gains. I feel great.
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20 lbs... and extremely simple. took about 1.5 months
Ok so I would eat ONLY sandwiches made in RALPHS grocery store deli... so usually 1-1.5 12inch sandwiches a day... and i would only sometimes get soda (40% of the time) (coke) and 100 calorie chips.
Furthermore I would go to the gym... about 5 times a week. But dont freak out, I would run for 30 mins one day, and do crunches and upper body the other day. Overall I was these less than an hr.
When i got lazy about the gym, I would run around the neighborhood trails about 2-4 miles, 3 times a week, and crunches the other 2 days.
This sounds hard... or tedius, but if youre not willing, to do it, just dont ask next time :)...
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Okayyy, well...they probably brag because how insecure they are or WERE. But they will always have those kinda problems becuase they don't want to go back to how they used to look. So its just a matter of insecurity. Sometimes when I know I'm bad at something, then I finally get it right, I want to let people know what I did, so that leads to me bragging about my current success.
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I lost 75 pounds in 4 months ,using Herbalife products ,they were recommended by a MD ,friend of us(my family) and them products helped me out to improve some habits of mine that were not so good,like drinking soda or Coffee plus having them I got the energy that I needed to exercise.,basically what I had was a shake and a herbal tea ,multivitamins and some protein snacks.pretty much that was it
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Originally Answered: Need some help from weight losers please.?
To lose weight you must burn body fat. To burn body fat while maintaining a high calorie intake, you must eat more smaller meals more regularly.
Your body is a smart machine, if you eat more small meals more regularly it is telling your body that it is being fed. Therefore your body feels less need to store fat for long periods.