Why can't I lose weight! I can't stick to a diet?
Topic: Why can't I lose weight! I can't stick to a diet?
November 14, 2019 / By Belshazzar Question:
is there any kind of slimming tea or pills or take? I just can't shift it! I've been chubby my whole life :( I am Brazilian and have a very curvy shape so most of it is on my butt, hips and legs and I have a quite small waist I'm told. But I need to loose a good 30 lbs!
Back in 2008, after being chubby all my life I lost 40lbs and looked great I was feeling so confident like I Was on top of the world, my body looked so amazing and great, really really curvy but with a TINY waist and big hips, my breasts were a nice size 36D, and I looked great, guys were asking for my number every day, I got hit on probably 5 times a day at college.... I loved looking at my self in the mirror naked, my body looked EXACTLY like selena spice! I was so happy how I looked! I feel so good like I could do anything, now I just feel fat, horrid, sluggish, lifeless, drained out, weak, nasty, horrid!
then I just got really depressed and gained 50lbs back :( and since 2008 I've been on a off a diet, I just can't lose weight, I find my self eating lasagna (really oily with load so of cheese daily, and a plate of fries, deep soaked in oil on the side, then candy bars and pepsi and loads of chips)
I have to wear big cardigans to cover my fat arms and my thighs touch cause there so fat, I look horrible! and I just cant shift this weight!!! Its so hard! well I think I can cause I started a low carb diet for 6 days and lost 4 lbs! but I can't stick to it, after a week I'm back to my lasagna (Favorite food, ever) and chocolate... thats all I eat and kfc and mcdonalds and burger king every other day! I feel like a greasy fatty and my gut is showing it :(
I lose weight kind of fast because I'm only 19 but I just can't stick to diets :( please help I feel like killing my self!
any tips or tricks to get it off quicker! how can I become motivated! its always the first day that is the hardest
Best Answers: Why can't I lose weight! I can't stick to a diet?
Aaran | 8 days ago
Losing 10 lbs a month is a good and safe target. Any faster weight loss is likely to be temporary only and in most cases you regain it all.
Running, jogging, cycling, swimming, dancing, push ups, sit ups, squats, brisk walking and power walking all help for weight loss but dieting helps more.
You can always eat negative calorie foods for weight loss and below is a list of negative calorie foods that will boost your metabolism.
Negative Calorie Fruits:
Negative Calorie Vegetables:
Chile peppers (hot)
These foods don't actually have negative calories but when you eat these foods raw or slightly cooked your body burns more calories digesting and processing them than what is in the food itself.
For a healthy weight loss add some of these foods to your diet each day. Most of them are full of healthy nutrients.
Web search for "list of negative calorie foods"
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Originally Answered: why cant i stick to a plan and finally lose the weight?
Your basal metabolic rate is a tool that trainers and nutritionists use as a starting point when developing a weight loss program. We all know what basal metabolism is - the dictionary defines it as "the amount of energy consumed by a resting organism simply in maintaining its basic functions." The basal metabolic rate (BMR) is a measure of the energy needed to sustain the body at rest. It's the calories you burn while doing nothing (other than presiding over your body's basic functions such as digestion, circulation, respiration, etc., of course). It's nature's way of keeping you from growing infinitely larger. But how does the basal metabolic rate help us start a weight loss program?
The basal metabolic rate is a reference point used to determine our minimum daily caloric needs. We can calculate the BMR using simple arithmetic according to this formula:
Male: 66 + (6.3 x weight in pounds) + (12.9 x height in inches) - (6.8 x age in years) Female: 655 + (4.3 x weight in pounds) + (4.7 x height in inches) - (4.7 x age in years)
To illustrate, let's figure the basal metabolic rate for a 40 year old woman who is 5'6 tall and weighs 150 pounds:
655 + (4.3 x 150) + (4.7 x 66) - (4.7 x 40) = 655 + 645 + 310 - 188 = 1,422 calories
Her basal metabolic rate is 1,422. That means this woman burns 1,422 calories just keeping her body functioning. So what does a trainer (or you) do with this information? This number represents the minimum calories you need to consume daily to sustain yourself. But what if you want to lose weight? You should just cut down on your calories, right? Wrong.
When you cut back on calories, your body reacts naturally by slowing down its calorie burning to protect itself from starvation. Even though you're eating less, your weight stays the same. If you eat the same calories but exercise more, that should work, right? If your body works harder and doesn't get more energy, again, it will slow down your calorie burning and your results will be negligible. So does that mean you have to eat more calories? Doesn't that defeat the purpose? Not according to Josh Bezoni, fitness expert and co-founder of BioTrust Nutrition. He says, "Exercise increases metabolism. Eating increases metabolism. The trick is learning to balance the two so that you still create a negative calorie balance."
Let's say you calculate your basal metabolic rate and it allows you to burn 2000 calories a day. Knowing this, you go on a diet and begin eating 1500 calories a day which creates a 500 deficit. That would appear to be a good thing, but under-eating only decreases your metabolism.
Now let's change a few things. Your basal metabolic rate still allows you to burn 2000 calories a day. But, instead of cutting back your calories to 1500, you start eating 300 more calories each day but you also burn 800 extra calories through exercise. The result? You get the same 500 calorie deficit (2800 calories burned - 2300 calories consumed) but you do so while increasing your metabolism through eating and exercising more. This process is especially helpful for one who has a low basal metabolic rate due to calorie restriction and a sedentary lifestyle. (By the way, a 500 calorie deficit per day yields a 1 pound weight loss per week.)
The basal metabolic rate provides a good baseline for minimum calories. Obviously, the right foods and exercise are crucial to your success. A diet of sugary foods and/or an exercise program consisting of endless walking on a treadmill will make weight loss difficult. But if you use your BMR as a starting point, you will know not to go below that level and add food and exercise accordingly to create a calorie deficit.
The basal metabolic rate gets you started. The next step is lifestyle changes. A diet high in vegetables, fruits, lean protein sources, seeds and nuts (sparingly) combined with strength training which involves both aerobic and anaerobic exercise is a good formula to follow for weight loss and good health in general. Certain sports can give you a great full body workout, as well. The best starting point in developing a weight loss plan is a calculation of your basal metabolic rate.
I really get what your coming from its really hard for me to stick to diets because they just never work. The best thing for me its to exercise, im in a running sport right now and I've already lost 10 pounds in less then a month. I think its the best way that anyone can lose weight because after exercising you feel guilty about eating something too fating. Also, have a friend work out with you it makes the time go by faster and you get to improve together. Good Luck.
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If you are already boxing, then preserve doing that - boxing's a best exercise and you're going to shed pounds for those who preserve practicing. Boxing additionally calls for well intellectual field, so translate that into your consuming behavior - reduce out the junk meals and consume healthily. Good good fortune.
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okay, to get into shape , speed up your metabolism, rid yourself of excess toxins in your blood or fat to lose weight ,,,,,do as follows:
Stop drinking & smoking (if you do this regularly)
eat fruits & vegetables all you can (buy a food/rice steamer to make it easy on you)...(vegetables might not seem "tasty", like junk foods, at first,,, but can be as you aquire your taste to them..and are loaded with energy and nutrients)...avoid all junk food, cokes, sweets, etc...and drink water . If you eat meat ,,use only steamed, baking or grilled methods for preparing fish or chicken.
also, do an hour of walking each day at least. or some type of excercise.
* you should lose about 10 lbs per month
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If you have a seperate room keep small useful exercise equipment Use those equipment while reading and listening songs
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make sure you check food labels and avoid anything with more than 4 grams of sugar especially high fructose corn syrup per serving
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never eat any snack food out of the box carton or bag it came in you re less likely to overeat if you separate snacks into appropriate fist sized servings
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Originally Answered: How to stick to a diet?
The trick is motivation: What motivates you to stay on your diet? If you don't have motivation to do something, chances are you're not going to do it. Also, when you're on a diet, it's crucial to give yourself rewards for achieving your goals.
My best suggestion would be to get a calender (it can be a small planner, or a wall-sized one) and write "stick to diet" on each square. When you do that, cross that day off. At the end of the month, give yourself a reward, like a new book, computer game, or whatever you like (withing reason). Then do the same every week/month you want to continue the diet. It really helps motivate you.
You can also try just not buying any junk food. If you don't have it, you can't eat it.
Here's another idea: At the end of the day, if you stuck to your diet without budging, treat yourself to a small treat, like a piece of chocolate or a small bag of chips after dinner. Small treats help you diet and not feel deprived.
There are also tons of healthy, good-tasting treats availble to buy in place of junk food. Try exchaning freeze-dried fruit for gummy candies and chips, sugar-free gum for sugared gum, sugar-free life savers and redvines in place of regular candy, diet sodas for sugared (or water flavorings such as Crystal Lite), and dark chocolate in place of milk. I have to exchange sugar-free alternatives in place of regular junk food for personal reasons, but I hardly realize this. The treats I eat taste great, and now I don't even like "junk food."
Good luck with your dieting.