How can I lose weight while he gains weight?
Topic: How can I lose weight while he gains weight?
November 14, 2019 / By Saffie Question:
So here's the deal. My husband is 6'10" and I'm 5'6". The odd thing is we both weigh almost the same! Something's not quite right, so I've decided to lose weight and he has decided to try (try!) to gain some. I am a bit overweight but by no means obese while he is quite thin but not emaciated. We're not budgeting for gym memberships and we don't want to spend more on food than we spend now. We'd like to work out together but we both have different exercise needs.
Anyone have any suggestions? What should we be cooking, what activities, etc?The key is that we'd like to do this together.
We don't intend to reach our goals by "not changing anything". We're not budgeting for the gym because A) we want to develop physical activities we can do 'forever' without draining our wallets (eg, more outdoor things) and B) we don't really have one nearby. We'd rather get equipment for home use. I had a gym membership a couple of years ago and although it was great for my health it cost way too much to keep up long term.
And by 'not spending more on food' I mean I don't want to load up the fridge/freezer with expensive "diet" foods. We want to eat like real people and develop life-long habits, not make temporary changes. By that I mean I'm also not going totally vegetarian or taking diet pills. I appreciate your advice but I'm really looking for tips on how to do these things economically.
Also. When I say we weigh almost the same I mean we're probably about 25 pounds different which, given our heights, doesn't really seem like enough of a difference at all.
Best Answers: How can I lose weight while he gains weight?
Nevada | 6 days ago
by eliminating the possibility of budgeting differently for exercise and groceries, you make it nearly impossible.
If you want to lose weight, you're going to need to reporportion your diet. Most American's eat 2x as much as they should. You should not eat as much as a someone nearly 7 feet (holly molly he's tall). Also don't eat less than 5 hrs before bed. So, porportion differently is step 1.
If you want to lose weight, you also need to burn more caleries and stimulate metabolism. These two birds can be killed with one stone called cardiovascular exercise. That's running (on dirt if you don't have a gym). Swimming is also good, but can be VERY strenuous for the beginner. Cardio exercise is step 2.
If you want to lose weight, a third thing (and final) will be to eliminate toxins from the diet. The best way to do that is stop smoking (if you do), decrease drinking to no more than 3 beer equivalents per week. Nearly eliminate caffiene unless it's a slight bit from natural organic sources. Shop the perimeter of the store (veggies, fruit, meat, poultry/fish, dairy). Eliminate foods with long expiration dates because that means they are filled to the max with preservatives. Eliminate High Fructose Corn Syrup ALL TOGETHER from the diet. And drink much more water to help rid the toxins. That means 1/2 your body weight in ounces. If you weight 200 lbs, you should drink 100 oz water per day (or 3 liters). Step 3 for BOTH of you is to eliminate the toxins.
If he needs to gain weight, he should try to take in more protein, build more muscle by weight-bearing exercises, eat slightly larger porportions. Continue being active.
I also cannot see how two people weighing the same weight, but one being 82 inches and one being 66 inches could result in both being within the normal BMI range. Remember that BMI is a ratio of height over weight and can be calculated easilly by visiting CDC BMI calculator.
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not only will you get in some exercise you re less likely to choose something unhealthy after a little movement
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wow,im the same with my boyfriend,lol.well my advice to you is turn vegetarian and you will lose some weight always make chicken and fish grilled and steamed,vegtables raw and steamed.nothing but water and skim milk to drink,you can lose about 4-5 pounds a week just jogging 30-45 minutes everyday and jumprope for 10 minutes.when you eat alway cut half the portion and save it for your next meal.have fruits,yogurt,vegtables for snacks.
your husband doesent need to gain weight all he need to do is lift weights and really workout every part of his body,he may take protein bars it helps too.and always keep chicken breast in your fridge i would guarantee eating 4 times a week with no spices ,grilled or steamed doesent matter.
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you both should work out with weights. weight lifting will help you get leaner and it'll help him get larger. you both need to just eat healthy. it costs more money to eat healthy sometimes and it costs money to be able to participate in most fitness activities, at least the fun ones, but hey, how much is your health worth?
already you are setting limits and see, that's a mind thing. mind and body iare connected. you can't have physical fitness without mental fitness and the two happen together.
just concentrate on getting fit, and the two of you can enjoy the same activities together, swimming, biking, running, walking, weightlifting, martial arts, yoga.
and he needs lots of protein and so do you if you're going to excercise. just stay away from bad foods.
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