W/ healthy diet and excercise- how long do you think it will take me to see results and reach my goal as well?
Topic: W/ healthy diet and excercise- how long do you think it will take me to see results and reach my goal as well?
March 26, 2019 / By Urbanna Question:
5'6, 148 lbs, had a baby 8 months ago and want to get down to 125 (at least- that's my pre-baby weight.) I've joined a gym and have taken on healthier eating habits- ie, more water, portion control, less sweets, cutting out breads that aren't whole grain, etc. I plan on going to the gym M-W-F and one day a weekend, and doing about an hour of cardio those days. I'm curious as to
a) what you think my results will be after about a month or two
b) how long you think it will take me to reach my goal?
Also, any tips for maximizing my weight loss would be great! Thanks!
Best Answers: W/ healthy diet and excercise- how long do you think it will take me to see results and reach my goal as well?
Savanna | 1 day ago
First to answer your questions.
a) You should be able to lose 1.5lbs a week pretty easy so 12 lbs in 2 months
b)about 4 months maybe if are consistent.
Yagami has really upset me here. What is she talking about with the water weight? Yea anyone can flush water out big deal. That is not losing weight. That is manipulating your sodium and tricking your body. After a few days your body will adjust. not to mention that sodium is REQUIRED for your body to function. As a result, your body will get sodium from other places, YOUR BONES. Your body will incraese the breakdown of your bones to get the minerals because without sodium your nerves cant fire.
She is right about the diet cookies and crap. Avoid those.
lay off meat!??!?!? that is the most insane thing to do at all. First of all your body needs protein. There are amino acids that your body cannot make on its own. A high amount of plant sources do NOT have a full spectrum of amino acids and if you do not get all of them... your body will stop functioning. Not only that but meat actually burns up 30% of the calories in itself just during the digestion. It boosts your metabolism to burn more calories. It also if the hardest of the three (fat protein carbs) for your body to turn to fat. You can eat protein at any time of the day and you SHOULD. Eating avoiding meat is a HORRIBLE IDEA.
As far as how you should eat, you should eat small meals throughout the day (every few hours). All of those meals should have protein in them. Dont eat carbs after 6pm. And try to keep the fats lower after that time as well.
As far as exercise goes, do 20-30 minutes of low intensity cardio 3 times a week when you wake up and this is enough to keep your metabolism boosted. Only weigh yourself once a week so you are not tempted to start doing more than this prematurely.
Now she says diet bars are ok? Fiber one? Hmmm
Also, dont treat yourself with crappy food! Alcoholics dont celebrate being sober by having a drink. You should reward yourself with something else(maybe a book or movie you have been looking at).
As far as eating fruit goes, yea thats good but without protein to go with it, those carbs dont have anything to store but glycogen. Basically this means that without protein before your carbs, you are putting yourself in a position to store fat.
Also dont cut fats all the way out. If you cut out all cholesterol and saturated fat you will not produce hormones correctly which is a big part of making your body lean.
Water is a very important aspect of body composition. If you drink a lot of water you will actually flush a lot of water weight out because your body is expecting more water to come in. basically you get the same effect as what she talked about with cutting sodium except this is healthier. In fact, with higher water intake you want to increase your sodium to replace what you will sweat out during cardio and flush out from your kidneys. remember SODIUM IS YOUR FRIEND!
Its really quite simple what you need to do
1. Eat at least 20 grams of protein in every meal or snack before carbs or fats if possible
2. dont eat carbs or fats after about 6pm
3. Start with cardio for 25min 3 times a week fasted in the morning
4. Drink a lot of water and take a multivitamin to help flush things out
5. Pick foods from this list as a baseline for good whole foods
Proteins : beef, chicken, turkey, any white fish
carbs: sweet potato, red skin potato, brown rice, oats
Fats: Salmon, nuts, olive oil
Follow those simple guidelines and you should see changes. When those changes stop, you should have a better idea already of what your body likes and doesnt like and you can modify the diet and make it more structured to keep losing weight.
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Originally Answered: losing weight.how long will it take to reach my goal?
9 pounds is a lot of wt. to have lost so far! Congratulations. I am glad to hear you are exercising. Weight loss is a journey. You will get there when you get there ( and you WILL reach your goal as long as you continue to eat healthily and exercise.) The rate at which the lbs. come off has so many variables and everyone loses at a different wt. It depends how heavy you are to begin with, your height, your activity levels and your age. A 50 year woman will lose soooooo much more slowly than a 15 year old girl. And men lose faster than women. Just take it day by day. The alternative is to give up and then you will never reach your goal. So, whether it is Sept. or Dec. or January, what does it matter? Just keep doing the right things and you will reach that goal.
I'm not sure exactly how long it will take you to see results or reach your goal b/c I'm not a fitness expert like that, but I can make suggestions to speed your results up.
Sounds like you have a great plan so far. Do you have any plans for Tuesday and Thursday and the other day of the weekend? If not, just throw a few things in throughout the day. For example, try doing 50 sit-ups before you go to bed each night. Increase it to 100 if you're able. That shouldn't take you longer than a couple of minutes. You can also do sit-ups or push-ups in the morning or sometime during the day. Just a little something to give yourself a boost on the days you don't go to the gym.
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If your are faithful to your routine and eat well, this can easily be accomplished in 8 weeks. Make sure you eat breakfast within 30 minutes of waking up to get your metabolism going. Don't eat any food within say 3 hours of going to bed. Occasionally give in to something bad, just don't go overboard. A little bad snack(as long as it is little) keeps you from feeling like your killing yourself and breaking your good habits. One bad meal a week can also fool your body, same rule applies, not too bad. Try to get some excercise more then once a day even if it is for five minutes and low stress. Try to get a little exercise on days you don't go to the gym(same applies) Good luck and be patient, body weight fluctuates.
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If you strict to your diet you should lose about 10-15 lbs. in a month or a little longer.
If you want advice, try not to eat carbs after 7 pm. If you are feeling hunger after you ate dinner and are about to sleep, the best thing is to just drink water to fill stomach.
After your workout, if you workout later in the evening, it is recommended that you simple carbs after your workout to replenish nutrients in your muscles.
This is coming from someone who went from weighing 205 to 165 in about 3.5 months.
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You will slim down a little.
It will probably take you about 3 months depending on how fast you loose the weight.
If you have time workout more
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Originally Answered: BMI, goal weight, and healthy diet questions?
-Your current BMI is 22.9. This is considered normal size.
-Your current BMI is perfect you don't need to lose or gain any weight.
-At your height 125 pounds IS your goal weight.
-Like I said 125 pounds is good so you don't need to try and achieve a new weight.
-I would say your diet is ok, but I'd also say eat more eggs. Since you don't eat meat you should eat more eggs to double up on protein, but then again your BMI is perfect so keep doing whatever your doing because it's keeping you at a healthy weight. If you do want to lose weight you can only go down to 100 pounds. Anything lower than that you will be considered underweight.
BODY MASS INDEX (B.M.I) CHART
Underweight: Anything Under 18.5
Normal Weight: 18.5 to 24.9 (You rank here)
Overweight: 25 to 29.9
Obesity: Anything 30 and above
Hope I helped :)