Topic: I need some help to lose weight for my wedding dress. My wedding is May! What should I do?
July 19, 2019 / By Abott Question:
I am 5'3" I weigh 165 and would like to go down to 140 or less. I work out 3-4 days a week with intense cardio approximately 30-45 minutes. I am maintaining a healthy diet but for some reason my weight is remaining the same. I wonder what I am doing wrong =(
Sommer | 1 day ago
Instead of intense cardio, try moderate cardio - brisk walking for an hour or a bit more most days of the week. Also, vary the number of calories you comsume each day - sometimes have 1300 calories a day and sometimes have 1700 a day, etc. You may have plateaued, and now you need to make some changes in your exercise and food routines.
Weight loss is an overall process and there are no magic answers. Pay no attention to weight loss supplements and pills and all the latest fads. You need to think about many factors but most of them are related to issues we've known about for a very long time. There are many sensible things you can do that will make a tremendous difference over the long term if you need to lose weight. It can be done in a healthy way. This is what has worked for me.
Keeping a food journal really does help. It will give you a much better sense of how much you are eating, and when, and why.
Make a few additional small changes - walk everywhere, always use stairs instead of elevators, walk on escalators, get up and move around at least once an hour if your work or your life in general is sedentary, walk every day, use a pedometer. Walking 10,000 steps a day is a really good idea. Build up to a long brisk walk everyday, or most days. Be more active and watch less TV and spend less time on the computer. Buy one piece of exercise equipment to have at home and be strict with yourself about using it. Sometimes you can find mini-steppers or exercise bikes at second hand stores and thrift stores for just a few dollars.
Start a weight lifting routine. Join a gym. Possibly you can find one that has someone who specializes in weight lifting programs for beginners. Weight lifting will increase your metabolism as well as improve posture and appearance overall. Even if you can't get to the gym you can work out at home using things around the house. Invest in a good weight training book. The Dummies series actually has a good one.
In terms of diet, cut out or reduce things like junk food, pop, fat, fast food. Eat more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean meat, fish. Particularly if you choose a vegetarian lifestyle include natural peanut butter, hummus, dried fruit and nuts. Pay close attention to getting the nutrients your body needs to be healthy.
Make your portion sizes smaller. Use a smaller plate - in our society we have become accustomed to thinking that we need a large plate of food at every meal, and we don't. About quarter of your plate of food should be protein and at least half of it should be veggies.
Learn to count calories. At your current weight and activity level, you may possibly need about 2000 calories or more to maintain your current weight. So you will lose weight at a reasonable and healthy rate if you cut back to about 1600 or 1700 calories a day.
Eat small amounts frequently, rather than three large meals. Never skip breakfast. Include some protein in your breakfast. It will help get you through the day.
Drink plenty of water, at least 8 big glasses of water a day, and more if it is very hot, if you sweat a lot, or if you are exercising intensely, and eliminate fruit juices. Fruit juices have too many calories, so get your vitamins from fresh fruit, not the juice. You will begin to see changes in your body.
An area that many people overlook is getting enough sleep. You are much more likely to overeat or to binge eat if you are tired and not well rested, so get enough sleep.
Check out websites about nutrition, exercise, weight training, etc. Here are a few helpful links.
Wow. Now that was once a mouthful. Listen, apart from the truth that your too younger to also be considering marriage, why dont you simply placed the marriage ceremony on keep for now. Lots of brides do it. When the time is correct, then it'll occur. Its no longer distinctive to have a protracted engagement. Heck, I knew of a pair who have been engaged for 17 years earlier than they mentioned "i do" (even though that's no longer what I am suggesting for any bride to do). All I am announcing is "whats the frenzy?" Besides, I uncover that after making plans a marriage ceremony underneath such a lot pressure, your marriage ceremony day might be a mirrored image of that. Your visitor would possibly or maynot observe that (on account that they're all typically 17 too). But in case your gonna do it, then do it correct and take a while!
You are probably focusing on low calorie foods which cause weight gain. Most people do that and don't lose weight. Article explains this, scroll down to low calorie low fat foods.