Weight Loss Journey, tips?
Topic: Weight Loss Journey, tips?
November 14, 2019 / By Twyla Question:
I am currently on a weight loss journey. I started at 422 pounds, I lost 22 pounds, but I slowed down and some came back, My weigh in last week was 404.8 pounds. I weighed earlier and it was I think 409. I am not sure what happened. I have done more this week than I have in a while. I walked 5 miles Friday. I guess it could be from my eating habits, which I am changing again today!
So my question is: If I weight train every other day for a month, how much muscle would build, would I be able to see any results? I am not wanting to stop in a month, I am just starting it out. I could also use some tips on how to get into jogging and running. What are some good cardio exercises to do? I do not have a set goal yet either, I am just kind of setting little ones, for instance I have something planned at the end of October, it is the 28th-30th. What should I set to lose by then, 10 pounds or 15 pounds?
To me the weight seems to have come off pretty easily. Yes, I did start on May 27th, but like I said I slowed down. My problem is getting back up and at it again. So any advice and tips would be great!! Thanks!!
Best Answers: Weight Loss Journey, tips?
Sandy | 4 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: Anyone have any Weight Loss tips?
Starting to lose weight is hard, but I have found that my best weapon is to identify a food that I am abusing (chocolate, butter, ice cream) and just cut it completely from my diet. It is difficult for a few weeks, but then it isn't so bad. Often, I don't find a good replacement and I lose weight quickly. Also exercise is great, but really the way I eat effects my weight the most. Here are a couple of articles to help you on your way:
Some times I just need a great new pair of workout pants to fit my workout and this article has some great suggestions:
And some good shoes:
Easy workout to try:
First - congratulations on your weight loss!
Second - congratulations on your decision to get your weight under control!
The most important aspect of your weight loss is going to be your diet. Begin a low fat; HEALTHY diet. That does NOT mean starving yourself. Your diet is going to control 80+% of your weight loss for quite a while. Exercise is great (don't get me wrong) but it just can't have the same impact as your diet does.
I have 2 bits of advice:
- Find an online calorie tracker and begin tracking every single thing that goes in your mouth. You will become a food expert in a matter of weeks and you'll be seeing exactly where you can improve your diet. You should be able to find a free one out there (just google free online calorie tracker)
- start a mission at a site like www.loopchange.com - there are others working to lose weight there and you will fit right in encouraging them and getting encouragement from others. One user is just shy of losing her 50th pound. Others are goals ranging from losing 200# to 30#. Site is completely free.
here is a sample if you're interested in seeing: http://www.loopchange.com/MissionDetail-113_37_loopchange-Lose-15-pounds
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I recommend that you do not run daily. Run whilst your muscular tissues are robust once more. If you run in the future and become aware of that you're relatively stiff and sore, wait until you're wholly recovered to move once more. That manner your muscular tissues rip and get more potent. It will aid you run longer and farther after a at the same time. If you do not like going for walks as a result of distinct explanations equivalent to bronchial asthma, concintrate to your respiring. Breathing in by way of your nostril and out by way of your mouth reduces attackes. It is helping me paying attention to track and day dreaming. That manner I do not believe approximately going for walks. For different folks it is helping to concintrate at the results you desire. Also devour plenty of yogurt and water. Yogurt burns energy and so does water.
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alcohol has calories too you know sub three drinks a week for lighter versions to drop a pound a year
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identify the emotional triggers that lead you to seek unhealthy comfort food picture your goal weight the next time a trigger strikes to help you resist temptation
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Originally Answered: Best Weight Loss Tips. Please!?
Well you're really tall so I wouldn't worry about the number on the scale. Because you're so tall, most of the weight will probably just be bone and muscle. You've got a BMI of 22, which isn't overweight at all.
However I don't know what you look like so I'll still offer you some tips(:
1. Drink lots and lots and lots and lots of water. Drinking water does so much stuff for you (Even outside of weight loss). It flushes out your toxins and boosts your metabolism. Drinking before meals will help you feel more full.
2. It's better to eat several small meals a day then a few big ones. If you suddenly bombard you body with food, it won't know what to do with it and turn most of it to fat. If you eat a bit every day it keeps your metabolism running so it won't be as big of a shock when you do have dinner or whatever. I would say to eat lunch dinner and breakfast, but eat a little less than you normally do. Then have 3 snacks throughout the day that are also small but high in protein. Also if you do this, your stomach will shrink so you'll get full more quickly and eat less.
3. Got to the gym. Weight loss is 80% nutrition but a little exercise won't hurt. For every pound of muscle you have your body can burn 300-500 more calories a day and it'll make you look toned for the beach (I wouldn't focus too much on this though. To gain a pound of muscle a week, you'd have to eat as much as 500 more calories a day)
4. Remember that it's only healthy to lose around 2 and a half pounds a week. Don't push it.
5. However, point 4 being said, is don't worry about the number on the scale. If you are going to be working out and gaining muscle, that number could possible increase (Muscle does way more than fat, after all). My friend always tells me to worry about the dress or the jean size.
6. Make sure you're eating enough. Like I said above, if you don't eat enough, it'll be much harder to loose weight if you're hardly eating because the food you do eat won't burn as easily. The key to weight loss isn't necessarily quantity, but quality. Make sure you're eating food full of vitamins and proteins. Avoid fat and carbs. If you're going to be hungry at night, you're doing it wrong.
Hope I helped(: