Originally Answered: what is YOUR success story when it comes to weight loss?
Hey i've lost 30 pounds, and i go crazy hearing about people trying to loose weight by not eating, i lost weight by educating myself about nutrition.
First when it comes to a diet,
DONT GIVE UP, but be healthy about it. IF you just dont eat or do not eat atleast 1300( for female) calories a day, your body starts freaking out and thinking your starving so it holds on to all the fat in your body in order to survive, and you end up becoming frusterated wondering why am i not loosing any weight, just feeling yucky. Then if you actually stick on to that routine of not eating for a few months you start to loose weight, but its your muscle you are loosing, your body is starving with no food so it starts to eat your muscles, and by this time your body attitude has changed and your addicted to not eating. Than due to lack of calcium your teeth start to turn brown and eventually break in half or fall out, but i guess thats good since you dont need them for eating anyways! Also you will loose your hair, this is not a lifestyle. I've had personal experience wtih weight loss and i concured it, you can too but you HAVE TO EAT!
IT IS NOT ABOUT DIETING, DO NOT DIET, ITS A LIFESTYLE.
To eat healthy, First thing first, if you love soda, Try to see it for what it is, read the back of the can its nothing but added flavors, fat, sugar, and it tears at your stomach. I drink only water, and i do sit ups every night. Cut out junk food, and eat food that is good for you body.
Before i eat anything i think about how it will help my body, what is a cookie going to do, sit in my stomach and turn into fat, what is chinese food going to do, saturated fat, grease, or vegetables that will fuel my body, protein, thats how you have to think, you have to be a consious eater and think about what you eat before you eat it.
You have to lower your calorie intake in order to loose weight,and by that i dont mean down to like 200, you need atleast 1300 a day(for women). Slimfast is a great resource the website is free and you can enter every piece of food you have eaten and see how much fat you've consumed and how many calories. It also takes your gender height and weight into consideration and gives a plan to stick to (FOR FREE), plus it tells you how much you should weight. its called a BMI calculator.
I was overweight, My face got so huge and i felt like all of the rest of me did too, i found out how to eat healthy and stuck to and i've lost around 30 pounds by doing that.
Cut out all sugar/junk food/ cookies and all. Eat every 3 hours. Like at 6 i wake up and have all fruit for breakfast and than at 9 i have a snack of raw fruits or vegetables, at 12 i eat a slimfast bar and half a turkey sandwhich or something, at 3 i have another snack of vegetables or a fruit, and for dinner i have meats like chicken with no skin, or fish that has not been fried with half a plate of vegetables. Raw veggies are better than cooked actually because they loose nutrients when they are cooked.
Plus you gotta excersize, even if its 30 minutes a day, if you have ON DEMAND like on your tv, they have free excersize videos you can do, thats what i do. I also got into yoga, 5 months later i went from a size 12-13 to a 4-5, and i was at 156, now i'm at 126, and i'm 5'6 tall.
good luck., and no soda!