What's a good diet to lose weight on?
Topic: What's a good diet to lose weight on?
September 17, 2019 / By Chalice Question:
I am an eighteen year old female, who wants to lose 70 pounds. I would like to lose as much of this weight as possible by August 2008.
What's a good diet to go on? Advice about losing weight and tips would be great.
Best Answers: What's a good diet to lose weight on?
Annora | 9 days ago
Jennifer, It's all about calories, and don't let anyone tell you different. 20-30 minutes of exercise too. Walking and swimming are the best.
Start with 1200 calories a day. If you don't know a lot about calories, buy a cheap paperback at any drug, book, or health store. And read labels in the supermarkets.
At your ideal weight, you MAINTAIN that weight by eating your weight X 15. So if you want to weigh 150 pounds, you would maintain, eating 150 X 15=2250 calories a day, assuming you're doing a normal amount of exercise. There are 3500 calories in a pound.
So there are your basics. Eat fruits and veggies, fish, poultry without the skin. Drink lots of water. A hi-fiber cereal with low-fat milk, non-fat milk, or water on the side. (I can't drink milk, so I do eat my Kashi Go-Lean with water on the side!! It's delicious! You can buy it at Super WalMarts, Targets, or Trader Joe's, if you're lucky enough to have that store.)
I wish you the very best of luck. WILLPOWER!! No sugar!!:)
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Originally Answered: is this a good diet to lose weight and am i overweight? and any good diet?
You can look up what your body mass index is by using your height and weight, and then find out what it should be. You should eat a balanced diet of mostly fruit and vegetables with limited meats and very very few fats and sugars. Portion size is the key to a healthy intake of food and calories. And moderate exercise, 30-45 minutes at least 5 days per week will help you lose weight if you need to, and also maintain a healthy weight once you have lost the pounds and fat. Do not do a "diet."
Diets such as "no carb" or "no fat" or juice diets, may allow you to lose weight but they are not typically designed to follow long term. It's unrealistic to say you will never eat chocolate or pizza. And you should not buy powders or pills to lose weight, simply because you do not need to. You will lose weight if you choose healthy foods. If you need detailed information or support in your weight loss efforts, the only "diet" that I have heard of which works long term is Weight Watchers. You will have to pay for Weight Watchers, but after you learn their method of how to eat healthy, you can stop paying the fees and maintain what you have learned on your own.
Good luck and love yourself no matter what you weigh. It's all about feeling good in mind, body and spirit through a healthy way of life. :-)
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You have plenty of time to lose 70 lbs. I need to lose around 75lbs preferably by June. I wrote down how long, from like today to my end goal week, and found that losing 5 lbs every 2 weeks is definately doable. I just started last Wednesday and I'm down by 5 lbs. I stopped drinking sodas or other sugary drinks, I keep my calories at about 1200 a day and I walk on a treadmill for 30 mins a day - longer if I'm in the mood. I'm sure most of it is water weight, but it's a start. I say just watch your calories and do it slowly. You don't want to lose weight fast or you'll end up just gaining it all back. (I learned my lesson from that!) Good luck!!!
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Do it online, no meetings, about $17 mo
Do the points system-----you get a number of points based on your height, weight, and amount of activity you do---stay within those points and drink water and exercise and you will lose weight. You can eat virtually anything you want to as long as you don't go over the points. You get additional points based on the amount of exercise you do and an extra 35 points a week to use or not as you wish.
I lost 40+ lbs doing this. It's very easy to do actually.
When you do it get a points counter and take it to the store with you.
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eat four meals with chopsticks instead of a fork slowing down can help you consume about 25 fewer calories per meal
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cut your wine calories in half by opting for chardonnay the lightest option as a wine spritzer equal parts wine and soda water
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create emergency packs filled with healthy foods such as nuts fruits or sliced vegetables to help you avoid unhealthy temptations
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if you find yourself at a weight loss plateau up the duration of your exercise routine by five minutes
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Originally Answered: is this a GOOD diet/exercise routine to lose weight.how fast will i lose weight?
That should help you out. From what I see you are not getting nearly enough calories or protein.. You need about 1 gram of protein per pound of body weight, which is why whey protein is recommended..With that diet you will not even have enough energy to even do your cardio regimen in the long-run. I would up your calories to at least 2k, and preferably 2.5-3k if you weight lift. Add some lean meats such as skinless chicken breast, tuna, turkey, and etc to your diet. Also you will have more benefits from green tea over black tea. Also do not neglect resistance training/weight lifting when losing weight. You may put on muscle weight, but you will boost your metabolism and lose body fat much more efficiently in the long run.