Topic: is this a good weight loss plan ?
April 26, 2019 / By Cuthbert Question:
ive decided that i want to lose weight , but i dont want to go on a fad diet.. like adkins but have some of the properties of them. first of all, i wanna lose the soda drinkng thing fast... easy peasy. and instead drink water or milk. i dont want to cut dairy out of my diet. i will choose low or no fat pruoducts. and i will watch what i eat bread wise, i will try to cut out the white bread and use wheat instead. eat healthier cereals with more fruits and vegetables. and definatley cut the sugar and allow myself to have a cheat day once a week. along with daily exercise weather it being on the treadmill or using my exercise app or walking . im 16 and im 5 ft 3 and weigh 169 lbx..... i need to lose this. and if you know how much im supposed to weigh...that would be god, also i have a large bust, a d38.. dont wana lose that
Athelstan | 8 days ago
If you're going to stick with dairy, good sources are skim milk, cottage cheese, yogurt and lean cheeses like parmesan.
You have the right idea. Dieting needs guidelines, but not guidelines set by fad diets, as you call them, but guidelines set by you. Some of the popular diets work for people--that's great--but people are way too unique for the Adkins or Paleo diet to cater to their specific taste buds.
Don't worry about macronutrient ratios. That is to say, don't worry about how much fat you're consuming in comparison to your carbs and proteins; it's not important. There was a huge study done showing the differences between a high fat diet, a high carb diet and a diet that was equal fat/carb/protein. Guess what? The differences were so negligible that it wasn't even comparable. Try to consume as much whole food as possible and you'll be good.
-Most cereals are high in sugar. The ones that are not generally cost a good deal, but if you feel you need it then purchase the healthier ones with higher protein to keep you full longer(Kashi is decent).
-Compile a list of vegetables and lean meats you like. Then simply Google recipes for those veges and meats. For instances, I love sweet potatoes, carrots, green beans, broccoli, squash, and zucchini to name a few. I have "go to" recipes for all those like spicy sweet potato fries, carrot soup(sounds bad but is delicious), garlic and black peppered green beans, brown fried rice with broccoli, carrots and onions or sauteed squash and zucchini with garlic and rosemary(really good with a seared chicken breast and then you make a pan sauce with balsamic vinegar and orange juice..mmmm.)
The list is endless. Don't torture yourself with raw vegetables if that's not how you like to enjoy them. Don't follow guidelines to diets your not comfortable with. Don't buy fad products that allegedly aid in weight lost(pills, slim fast, etc). Don't murder yourself with around the clock good eating. Cheating once or twice a week(as long as it is respectable) is just fine. Don't commit to exercise plans that bore you(running for instance is the most boring thing in the world). Find things that are more exciting, and if you decide to go through with exercise, keep your workouts short and intense.
Most importantly, DO NOT over complicate it. Weight loss really is as simple as eating well and exercise. If you have doubts about whether a food is healthy or not, don't eat it or look it up. If you have doubts about the effectiveness of an exercise, don't do it or look it up.
Originally Answered: Is this a good weight loss plan?
You can lose weight.
1. Limit your protein intake to skinless boneless chicken breast, fish, lean ground turkey, tofu, pork tenderloin. Steamed, Baked or Broiled only and no oily or cream sauces. I use salsa or spices or even lemon or lime juice. Egg whites are fine too.
2. Cut your carb intake. Eat efficient carbs eg. brown rice, quinoa, barley, whole grain tortillas, flax seed tortillas.
3.Limit dairy to skim milk or low fat cottage cheese.
4. Eat at least 2 servings of fruits and vegetables a day.
5. Use Pam or cooking spray to cook food even canola oil has fat.
6. Eat six smaller meals a day.
Here is my diet:
8:00am egg white &onion wrap with salsa 2 cups water
10:00am Protein shake that is low in fat (check the labels not all are low in fat. Mix it with water and not skim milk.
12:00pm Homemade turkey Chili with extra lean turkey and kidney beans. Make sure turkey amount equals bean amount. 1 whole wheat tortilla. Also be aware a portion size should be no larger than the size of your fist clenched. Use vegetables here I usually add mushrooms, green peppers, onions, and chillies
2:00pm 1 more low fat protein shake. I use Myoplex Lite.
4:00pm 1/4 cup low fat cottage cheese mixed with 1/4 cup blue berries or any other fruit.
Grilled salmon or chicken with a salad w vinaigrette. (just mix olive oil and balsamic vinegar with a little minced garlic) I use 1 teaspoon of dressing for my whole salad. I also use the dressing 1 TBSP for my marinade. 1/2 cup brown rice or quinoa. (no butter or margarine)
Desert. 1/2 cup strawberries mixes with 1/2 cup grapefruit.
2 cups of water.
I also run on a treadmill as fast as I can for 20 minutes every other day. Maximum intensity.
The idea is to work fast and hard. Long training and moderate efforts do not show results. I used to ride my bike for 1 hour every day at an average speed. I saw no results. Now I do 20 minutes at MY maximum speed and really push and I see results. I also cycle my cardio. If I do a bike ride on monday I will run on Wednesday, and swim on friday. Also if you can do free weights every day you do not do cardio. Remember to lift your max and do a short exercise. I work on different parts of my body every day. Start with 5 repetitions of 15 .
Also if you plan on exercising . Do have a plan. Know exactly how many reps you want to do and what weight. Track your progress.
There is no easy magic pill to take.
No pain, no gain. You should not starve yourself as your body will start eating muscle fibre and you will be fatter. Drink plenty of water and avoid fatty and ALL processed foods. You will actually feel energized after a couple of days. Keep one day a week free to not exercise and eat anything you like but in moderation. Its a free day not a binge day.
I lost 15 lbs in 6 weeks. And gained a lot of energy as well as lean muscles. A great book you should read ifd you get a chance is Body for Life and Eating for Life.
You too can feel good and have more energy . Just stay consistent. Your body is like a car and needs fuel ... just efficient fuel. =)
For Recipes and exercises advise.
Originally Answered: Is this a good weight loss plan?
Nothing works equally for everyone. I have listed below, some of my own methods. Only you know how your body works, so you will need to design your own plan. But, one fo the most important things to remember: DO NOT USE THE WORD DIET. You will be automatically telling your brain that you are depriving yourself and will only increase your desire to eat. 1. Cut back on daily calorie and carb intake. (My weakness was the carbs. The more I ate the more I craved.) 2. Don't completely deny yourself of a favorite, not-so-good-for-you food, you will only want it more. 3. Limit meal portions. Eat several small meals a day verses 3 large meals, with small snacks in between. Giving your stomach something every 2-3 hours will increase your metabolism (fat-burner, converts food into energy). 4. Slow down when you eat. Most people eat so fast that they do not give the food a chance to reach the stomach to send signals to the brain that you are full. 5. Increase your daily activity, if even the slightest. Throw in a walk down the block and back, or a walk around your house or office building. Make it simple, and then gradually increase activity time. 6. Don't have unrealistic expectations. Slow and steady weight loss is easier to maintain than rapid weightloss. 7. Don't get locked on a number for your ideal weight. The way your clothes fit and how you see yourself in the mirror is a better truth teller than any scale. If you do over indulge (kind of hard not to with the holidays coming up), cut back a bit for a day or two. 8. Don't ever forget, You Are Beautiful. ♥
Everything you are suggesting is a good idea, you seem to have a really good handle on what you need to do to lose weight and realistic goals. So long as your cheat days aren't binges it's a solid plan and if you stick to it the weight should gradually come off. Do realize though that milk(and other dairy products) can be very fatty, buy low fat and don't have too much.
The most commonly used method of determining how much you should weigh is called body mass index or BMI which takes into account your height and weight, it isn't perfect but it is a helpful starting point.
I calculate your BMI at 29.9, generally you should be aiming to be below 25 which for your height would be around 141lb.
As you lose weight your bust size may decrease but if you are a D38 now you're breasts will always be large.
A good doctor should be able to give you further advice but if you stick to your plan, realize that these things take time and stick to realistic goals you should do well.
I wish you the best of luck!
Milk is dairy and milk is sugar, so other than the fact that there's some calcium and protein in milk, there's no benefit. You might as well take a supplement and drink a soda.
Why is Atkins a "fad," but a low-fat or NO-fat diet that's high in carbohydrates not a fad? You need fats to absorb the nutrients you eat, by the way. Low-fat and zero-fat foods also tend to be higher in sugar, as well. They're also more likely to be overly processed and refined.
Originally Answered: Good weight loss plan?
When you are losing weight, you should exercise and diet together.
If you exercise without dieting, you will get bigger appetite, which
will lead to increase of weight, or muscle grow
underneath the fat layer, and make you bulkier. If you diet without
exercising, you will become flabby and will have excess skin. For
diet, go wheat free. No pasta, pizza, bread and so on. And no food
after 7 p.m. People achieve marvellous results with it. Depending on
your initial weight, you can drop upwards from 20 pounds a month. If
you don't eat wheat then you don't eat all those sticky, fatty goey
cakes, you don't eat junk food, and you don't eat biscuits. But your
diet is still balanced. It costs nothing, and you do not have to
calculate points or to buy special meals or plans. For exercising,
start with walking, and then switch to running/jogging. Running is the
most efficient and calorie-burn exercise ever. If you are overweight a
lot, walk first or you may have health complications (heart attack,
disjointed bones and so on). Weight lifting is a good means to target
your problem areas for men and women. It's not necessarily to become a
bodybuilder or even join a gym - a couple of dumbbells will help you
to target your problem areas (stomach, butt, legs, arms, chest).