Topic: Have anyone of you lost 100 pounds(or close to 100)? or know of anyone who has?
October 18, 2019 / By Lehi Question:
I need inspiration here,Some real life stories
Please give me the details how long it took you and what exactly did you do
and if you took diet pills Thankyou:]
@Stay Healthy yes you can,How long did it take you to this??what did you do excerise wise and did you take diet pills?? i just wanna know cause I dont think anybody does anything Natural these days haha:/
Jaden | 2 days ago
100 pounds is a _lot_ to lose. Most I managed was around 60, and it took time. Do not look for speedy solutions on this one, since they are likely to ruin your body in the long run.
At around 100 pounds of overweight, sternous physical excercise is more or less out of the question - a strain like that is likely to damage your joints. Stick to walks at first, and I recommend swimming, since your body weights considerably less in water, allowing for some really nice, tough excercises.
The way I got rid of ~60 (63 to be precise) was to banish sugar, flour and cheese, and try to cut back on fat. It wasn't about these particular things being so bad on my body, but I instantly ruled out most junk food, all soda, and pasta. That means I got to eat lots of veggies instead (fibre content is good for losing weight), and since I was dying for _anything_ sweet, fruits looked a lot more appealing. Avoided bananas and avocados, since they are calorie bombs. Still took almost six months, since I wasn't going to hurry it past my body's abilities.
I have a profound mistrust for diet pills, because they operate mainly by forcing your body to accelerate metabolism to near-impossible levels, and try to achieve quicker results by purging your body of a lot of fluids. That's not something you want to do to your liver and kidneys, take that from me. I managed to ruin them with certain food supplements when I was doing some weightlifting. Takes a crapload of time to make it right, so it's not worth it.
I'm not great on inspiration, so I guess you're out of luck on that one, but I can say this much: it's possible. It's entirely possible, and once you get some kind of rythm going, it stops being really hard.
Good luck, eh? ;-)
Well I didn't lose a 100 lbs or close, but I lost 26 lbs on my own, can I answer your question?
Edit: I'll write my story then!
Edit: Well, there's still people who follow the "traditional" way of weight loss. The simple equation:
Eat less + move more = weight loss.
That's what I basically did! I didn't have a gym membership, I couldn't go to a nutritionist or afford a personal trainer, I didn't have support whatsoever from my family, and I still did it. It requires patience, hard work, and you being determined to reach your weight loss goal.
The idea is to create a caloric deficit, meaning to burn calories more than you consume.
First, you should decrease your caloric intake (not below 1200 cal) and eat healthy food. Avoid the junk food that is no good for your body, cut the soda and all the sugary food, and start giving your body the nutrients that it truly needs. I'm not a nutritionist (although I'm thinking of studying to become one), and I didn't go to a nutritionist either, I got all the info I need about healthy eating from the internet. Anyway, if you can go to a nutritionist, it'll be better of course. They will guide you and give you meal plans and teach you about the nutrients and all.
Second, you need to exercise. The exercise part will make you burn calories and so creating the caloric deficit. For me, it was all exercising at home, as I couldn't afford a gym membership. I bought a stepper, set of dumbbells, and a jumping rope. I did cardio like jumping rope, walking and some other exercises at home, I also did step aerobics and toning with dumbbells. So basically you need to do cardio, cardio and cardio. Because cardio is what will make you lose the fat. The toning part and strength training will help you build muscles in order to help you lose more (but don't worry you won't be a bodybuilder). If you can afford to go to the gym, then great! Do it!
So that's exactly what I did. It took 5 month to lose 12 kilos (about 26 lbs), but it could've took less if I pushed myself harder. I gotta admit that I sometimes was lazy to get up and exercise, and other times I've been really busy, but I did it at the end and it's WORTH IT! Now I still have 13 kilos to lose to reach my weight loss goal. And by the way, you WILL have ups and downs. Remember, it's a journey that will take time, it doesn't matter how much, what matters is the final result. Always remember your goal and stay focused. And becoming thin isn't really the goal, the goal is to be healthy and happy. For the diet pills, I'd say no no no no! You shouldn't be looking for a short easy way out. It took years to gain the weight, so it will also take time to lose it. Beside that diet pills are bad! One of my friends in school she used to take them and she ended up in the hospital. Search diet pills on the internet and you will find that they have tons of dangerous effects on your body.
All I can say that losing weight is a really good journey that you will enjoy and learn a lot from, so don't look for a quick fix and deprive yourself from this experience. For me, I got healthier, more energetic, less depressed (almost cured), I went down in pants sizes, and I discovered my goal in life which is to become a nutritionist and help people to change their lives too. Find your stength and your motivation and you will be invincible. So what are you waiting for? You CAN do it! No, you WILL! :)
Wish you the best!
Remeber, there's light at the end of the tunnel.
Good Luck :)
P.S: If you want to email me, don't hesitate.
cravings can sneak up on you when you re tired try taking a nap if you feel yourself wanting some junk food