Someone recommend a specific diet/workout plan for me please?
Topic: Someone recommend a specific diet/workout plan for me please?
June 27, 2019 / By Chauncey Question:
-I'm a 20 year old female
-I've put on 15 pounds over the past year (freshman fifteen?), but I'm definitely not fat.
-I can't run worth crap
-I have bad hips and big boobs
-I'm genetically predisposed to be "small"
-High stress level (I'm in college and work part time)
-Terrible sleeping patterns (Once again, in college)
-I work an office job and sit all the time
-I'm currently on the "Special K Challenge"
-I have a limited budget for food and whatnot
-I like sugary foods
So someone...Preferably with experience...Please tell me how to lose this stupid weight in a healthy manner?
Specific exercises, stretches, aerobic classes, weightlifting circuits, and foods would be beneficial.
Please don't spam my question with diet supplements.
Best Answers: Someone recommend a specific diet/workout plan for me please?
Alvred | 4 days ago
The key to starting a successful diet plan is to make the changes slowly. You can't go from eating garbage everyday to eating healthy overnight. The changes required to do something like that are huge and should be spread out over a period of time. If you make the changes too quickly, your body won't have time to adjust and you'll probably quit before seeing any results.
At first, you shouldn't worry about your calorie count. When you start replacing unhealthy junk with healthy alternatives your calorie count will naturally be reduced because healthy choices are generally lower in calories than unhealthy ones. Start by reducing the amount of junk you eat (chips, cookies, pastries, doughnuts, soda, sugary drinks). Replace unhealthy snacks with nuts, fruits, salads and yogurt.
You can then start getting rid of products made from refined flour such as white bread/pasta. Replace these with foods made from 100% whole wheat flour (check the nutrition label). The difference in the two flours is that whole wheat contains more fiber (and vitamins & minerals) which slows down the digestion process. This will keep you full for a longer period of time which will help you eat less throughout the day. Other foods that are high in fiber are fruits, vegetables, oats, beans and legumes.
Eventually, you will need to start monitoring your calorie intake. Losing weight depends on you eating less than you burn. If you're not losing weight, the problem is that you're either eating too much, exercising too little or a combination of both. If you want a comprehensive and personalized free diet plan and workout routine, visit http://shtrainer.com
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Originally Answered: Is my workout plan and diet plan going to help me burn my belly fat?
Congratulations on the 15 pounds! You are doing some great stuff! Keep up the good work. Remember to increase intensity and or time on your cardio and weights when you feel like it is to easy. Switching up your routine is also very healthy. Try and keep your pulse rate up between approx. 60-80% of your maximum predicted heart rate during your cardio. Keep it there approx. 15-20 minutes for some great cardiovascular benefits. Let me know if you need to know how to figure this range. As for belly fat I wish I could say there is an easy fix but there isn't. Look at your parents if they appear to have belly fat problems then this is genetic and probably not going to be easy to lose. Depending on how old you are you may still have some of the pre-adolescent body fat. A lot of people go through this odd stage as they hit puberty. As you become an adult this might slowly disappear especially since you are trying to stay active and conscious of you diet. Any exercise is going to help your metabolism and of course not over eating or eating a large amount of processed and fast foods. I could get very detailed but I don't want to type a novel and I know of a great book that I suggest to any diet & fitness questions. "Forever Young Diet & Lifestyle" Good luck with your goals you are doing great!
I'm not sure if you are living in a dorm or not, but this is what worked for me, when I did. I had a bowl of cereal and fruit for breakfast. Lunch was a healthy salad, with little dressing, lots of veggies, sun flower seeds, and no cheese. Dinner was whatever was the healthiest food. My school used to put the calories by each meal, so we knew how much we were eating. It was great!
If you are at home, then forget the Special K diet. You will be starving in an hour. I ate Steal Cut oatmeal with raisins and splenda for breakfast at 8:00. I am still not hungry. Whole grains take longer to digest, so you feel satisfied longer. Yesterday I had quick cooking oatmeal for breakfast, and raisins and I was starving right away! There is a difference. I eat lean meats and veggies. Tons of veggies with every meal. I use ground turkey instead of ground beef. I exercise for one hour a day, by taking classes at the gym. Anything cardio, will work. Today is my rest day. I exercise 6 days a week. I alternate weight training classes with cardio. When I am trying to lose weight, I do only cardio, until I lose those few pounds. So, an example of my daily diet would be, oatmeal or egg whites a sauteed veggies (mushrooms, onions, spinach, peppers, tomato, and black beans, asparagus). Loads of them. A handful of cashews for a snack, a sandwich with turkey, a little mayo (thin coat on one slice of bread), tomatoes and lettuce, on toasted bread. A banana. Dinner was chicken fried pasta, which was chicken, onions, ginger, carrots, soy sauce, vinegar, and bow tie pasta. Basically, its healthy food. Good luck.
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first of all your diet (and i don't mean dieting) is the most important piece of the puzzle. You need to cut back as much as you can on the sugary foods and replace them with fruits. A sweet fruit can be a great snack between meals. Next, you need to drink plenty of water during the day. your body needs water to keep your metabolism going. drinking plenty of water can have similar effects on your body that caffeine does without the crash at the end. If you drink soda, try to cut it out of your diet and try to use 0 calorie soda for making mix drinks. If you drink beer that is definitely a weight gaining culprit. try drinking less beer or low calorie beer and alternate between beer and water when out drinking. the last point about food is don't eat late at night. that food just sits in your stomach and does not get metabolized as it should. any physical activity you do can help. try just walking for an hour a day. its tough but you have to make the time. water aerobics can be great class to take because it exercises many muscle groups and has less impact on your joints. there are lots of classes out there and they all help by just keeping you active. if you have time at work take a walk on a break or lunch. the biggest thing i can say to you is stay away from all the hype about dietary supplements because they just don't work. Good Luck!
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Our caloric/nutrient needs are based on our current body weight. Age, gender etc only matter to a small extent.
You don't tell us how much you weigh today so that is why you are getting "general" tips and not specific amounts of each macronutrient (protein/carbs/fat), etc.
If you'd like to know more specific info, just send me an email, I'd be happy to help you.
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I have started the Special K diet and have lost 5 lbs in two weeks. I also do the Wii Fit or walk my treadmill.
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