Your Question About Easy Weight Loss

Susan asks…

How does birth control affect weight loss?

I have been on a strict weight loss program. I eat generally healthy and go to the gym 5 to 6 times a week and about three times with a personal trainer.
However, soon I am planning on getting into birth control pills. I have been told that your hormones go crazy with the pills… Would this affect my weight loss? I know it reacts differently with each woman… but what are the possibilities?

Thanks in advance!

weight loss cardiff answers:

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John asks…

How does the weight-loss setting on a treadmill work?

At my local gym, they have treadmills with different programs that you can select (manual, interval, performance, heart rate, weight loss, etc). How exactly does the weight loss program work? Is the goal of that to keep the heart rate in a certain zone all the time? Or does it work differently? Thanks in advance.

weight loss cardiff answers:

No it doesn’t work. Try “uphill” or “gluteal” or just crank up the incline. I think the eliptical works better. Do the “gluteal” workout and crank up the resistance. I lost 25 pounds doing this.

Daniel asks…

what the real charges of vlcc weight loss treatment program in Indian currency?

Actually I want to know the terms and condition and charges of VLCC regarding the weight loss treatment program and one thing keep in mind that what for men and women. U provide information in Indian currency only.

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Jenny asks…

How can I lose weight easily?

Hey there, so here’s my problem, I have no time to workout! I’m 18 and 6 ft tall I weigh about 190 and I would just like to slim down for prom, which is in 5 months. But I have barely any time to work out, I have two jobs and tons of homework. I need help! I don’t know how I can lose weight I can’t figure it out! Does anyone have any tips for me? My goal is 150-160, thanks very much.

weight loss cardiff answers:

For weight loss, dieting is more effective than exercise.

Reducing your intake of junk sugar will help. Foods such as desserts, sweets, cakes, cookies or biscuits must be eliminated or substantially reduced. Cereals must be restricted to those that contain less than 15% total sugars and junk sugar loaded foods such as pizzas must be avoided. Junk sugar bowls must be abolished.

Junk sugar health hazards are discussed in

The natural sugars in fruit and vegetables are OK as they metabolise to glucose slowly due to their high fiber content so they have a low to medium GI value. Fruit and vegetables are low in calories and are not fattening. Most fruit and vegetables are metabolism boosting foods and that helps for weight loss. Potatoes and sweet potatoes are exceptions and can be fattening.

Fattening combinations that you need to avoid include combinations of protein foods (such as eggs, meat, poultry, sea food, cheese and nuts) with starchy carbohydrates (such as bread, cereals, pasta, rice, potatoes, sweet potatoes and corn).

Sandra asks…

how do i lose weight in my butt?

ok im pretty skinny its just my butt is a bit big its not that big but still how can i get rid of that extra weight on my butt and if u can tell my how long will it take to do it

weight loss cardiff answers:

The enclosed ten tips are designed to help you lose weight fast.

The first 5 will get your metabolism working quickly to burn fat quicker and then you the 5 tips that follow will help you lose weight easily.

These 10 tips can be incorporate in sensible any diet and will see you shed pounds and lose weight fast!
How do i lose fast weight? – Healthy life every day!
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Robert asks…

How to lose weight easily. (details inside)?

I am 13. Im only 4ft 7″ and weigh113lbs. I want things to do inside to lose weight. I am shy and insecure ao please no rude comments. I wmjoy dancing so any videos that envolve dancing are helpful and eating lots of small meals isnt a option as i am in school. I am only 13 so equipment is not an option i also dont have a trampoline, jump rope, or hula hoop.

weight loss cardiff answers:

If you go on a diet you could, to some extent, stunt your height growth as under eating can stop you reaching your potential height.

Below the weight loss discussion below there is also a height gaining discussion, just in case you also want to gain some height.

If you want to lose weight regardless the discussion below might perhaps help but please also read the height gaining comments after the weight loss discussion.

Perhaps you could try The Great Australian Diet discussed below.

Created by Australian health guru Dr John Tickell, the Great Australian Diet is touted as a return to natural foods and natural eating patterns. Tickell, an obstetrician turned sports medicine specialist, claims that after travelling the world and studying foods, he has discovered several simple rules which can help anyone lose weight healthily.

He describes the Great Australian Diet as “anti-Atkins, anti-CSIRO” and emphasises the importance of carbohydrates in the diet, saying that the “two most important foods we eat -fruits and vegetables- are carbohydrates”. Dr John also criticises the low GI diet because, he says, it frightens people off eating carbs.

The Great Australian Diet is actually rather complicated, and may not be as easy to follow as Dr Tickell seems to think. First of all, he replaces the glycemic index with the HI, or ‘Human Interference’ factor. This means that foods which have been highly processed, such as salami, white bread and white rice, are considered unhealthy, and are replaced by unprocessed alternatives- raw and lightly cooked vegetables, fish, especially deep water fish and sardines, and small amounts of lean meat. 2/3 of the diet should be composed of vegetables and fruits, and 1/3 ‘bonus’ foods, which are essentially lean proteins, and after the initial two day cleansing period, which is very low calorie, 15 different types of plants should be eaten every day.

Since no calorie guidelines are given, and only vague instructions to eat 4 or 5 nuts and so on, this may be the downfall of many dieters. After all, its pretty easy to forget how many nuts, seeds and grains you have eaten. It may also be hard for people on busy schedules to keep to such a demanding diet, since eating out is restricted really to grilled fish and an occasional steak and vegetables.

But the Great Australian Diet is much more than just an eating plan. Dieters get points for watching the sunset, hugging their children and other ‘coping’ activities, and use gentle exercise techniques to strengthen trunk and arm muscles. Walking is also part of the diet, which claims over 91 days to re-educate the body into natural rhythms. One of the selling points for me at least, is the resting weeks- after each three weeks on the diet, there are two weeks when you are allowed to eat freely, and recuperate. However, although it seems pretty healthy, the Great Australian Diet is never going to be voted easiest diet of the year.

You can see further details in

To reach your potential height you need adequate sleep (from 8-10 hours per night), adequate calories and a normal healthy diet.

Plenty of protein from eggs, meat, poultry, sea food and dairy products helps as well as calcium from milk, cheese and other dairy products. You also need plenty of zinc from red meat, oysters, mussels, nuts and seeds and zinc fortified cereals such as Weetbix.

Girls usually stop growing at 15 and in most cases any further height growth from 15-21 is insignificant but there are exceptions such as late bloomers.

Guys usually stop growing at 18 and in most cases any further height growth from 18-25 is insignificant but there are exceptions such as late bloomers.

Under eating and under sleeping can, to some extent, stunt your height growth. Exercise does not help your height growth and smoking can actually reduce your potential height by a whole inch. Too much junk sugar can reduce your HGH level as in item 40 in

You can see further tips in a web search for “how to grow taller naturally”.

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Sandy asks…

I need to lose some weight like 10 or 15 lbs im gonna start a diet and work out plan?

would taking the akavar pill while doing this help with weight loss? Or should i stick just to dieting and working out?

weight loss cardiff answers:

I would see a doctor for professional tips so that you can lose as much weight as possible IN A SAFE AND HEALTHY WAY!

What I generally do to lose some weight:
-Eat 5, smaller meals throughout the day instead of 3 big meals.
-Stop drinking any sugar drinks (pop, lemonade, etc.).
-Drink lots of water (it helps suppress your appetite and increases your metabolism).
-Exercise! I’m not saying you need to go get a personal trainer, BowFlex, or LifeTime fitness membership. When you get bored/hungry, go talk a walk/run. Walking is great because it gives you time to think, increases your metabolism, and you don’t have to change your clothes/shower when you do it.

Those are all easy ways to lose some weight. They don’t cut into your life style to terribly but will definitely help you to lose weight.

As for areas that have more fat than others, lifting is the only way to tighten up those areas. Bench press will help you to tighten your chest while crunches and sit ups will help you tighten your stomach.

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Good luck,

Jenny asks…

does anyone know good teenage weight loss tips for hips and thighs?

I’m in high school and want to loose some weight on my hips and thighs. Any suggestions?

weight loss cardiff answers:

Yes. Work out. Easy.

James asks…

What is a good way to lose 20 pounds in 18 weeks?

I was wondering if anybody had any tips/suggestions for weight loss. I am about 5’10” and way about 190 pounds, which is a little bit more than I would like. I want a workout that will help me lose not only weight but also excess body fat. Most importantly, I want to come up with a personal plan to diet and exercise to lose 20 pounds in 18 weeks. I know I am asking a lot, but I think it will be beneficial.

Thank you very much.

weight loss cardiff answers:

First, good job for choosing an obtainable weight goal. That’s a great weight for someone your height to be! Second, make sure that you are ready to commit to a new lifestyle, because once you accomplish your goal, you can’t just go back to the way you used to live, or you’ll gain it all back and your hard work will be washed down the drain.

I suggest starting slowly. Every day for about two weeks add a little bit more exercise. Start right now! Stop reading this for 2 minutes, and take a walk around your house. Go up/down the stairs a few times, do 5 jumping jacks, or something else that is simple. If you start small like this, slowly adding a little bit of exercise each day, you won’t burn yourself out and you’ll feel happier and more accomplished.

You can add more exercise to your daily routine by taking the stairs instead of elevator, walking, running or biking to anyplace that is close enough instead of driving, doing sit-ups, push-ups, squats, jumping jacks, etc. On commercial breaks, etc. When no one is around turn on some up-beat music and dance!

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Walking is the ultimate exercise, though. Walk as much as you can and you’ll be surprised at what it can do. I’m not overweight, but I have a lot of health problems, and when I started walking a lot of those problems disappeared and my jeans got looser too.

You could make it a game and get a pedometer. Get some friends involved and have competitions to see who can walk the most in one day.

Also, this one cost’s money and it takes two people, but we got an Air-hockey game for Christmas. OH MY GOSH! It is some serious exercise when you play for a couple of hours (we also play with double pucks). Our arms are STILL killing us!

Anyways, for diet:

If you eat a lot of junk-food or drink soda STOP! If it’s really hard for you, try taking just one soda a day out of your diet and replacing it with an ice water or replace one portion of chips (or other junk food) with some grapes, an orange, strawberries, or other fresh fruit, sliced red, orange or yellow peppers, cherry tomatoes, baby carrots, other veggies, low-fat yogurt or pudding, pretzels, graham crackers, or string cheese. When you think you can handle it, replace another glass of soda or another portion of junk food.

Oh! And ALWAYS eat breakfast so your metabolism is working at it’s best. You’ll lose more weight this way.

Watch your portion sizes. Even if you can’t stop eating badly, if you just eat LESS of it you’ll lose weight. Eat slowly so you know when you are full, and never eat while doing something else. I know I could down 3 full bags of popcorn easy if I’m watching TV (I’ve Done it! Yikes!), but I probably couldn’t even eat 1 if I was only eating.

I hope that helped you.

P.S. “Jer Bear” has it right. Kick boxing will definitely blast the weight off of you!

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Ruth asks…

Effectiveness of raw food diet?

I am considering attempting a raw food diet. Can anyone attest to its effectiveness in improving overall health?

weight loss cardiff answers:

A raw food diet creates major improvements in health. The reasons are not known, but the experience is unmistakable. Weight normalizes, which generally means a reduction in fat. At the same time, a person feels extremely energized. It’s as if energy would rather be burned up than converted to fat.

There seems to be a major shift in physiology which makes one feel highly energized from raw food. I can only theorize why this occurs. It is quite likely that a large part of cooked food can only go into fat production, because heat and acid alter it making it unmetabolizable in other complex processes. By contrast, raw food should break down into components which can be directly metabolized in a variety of cells.

Health gets so refined and perfected with a raw food diet that a person notices effects of all types. The result is an important source of information about nutrition and quality of food.

For example, it is noticeable that sucrose (table sugar) goes entirely into fat production rather than immediate energy. Sucrose splits into glucose and fructose. Muscles use glucose but not fructose. Furthermore, the splitting probably does not occur during digestion, and then only fat cells can use the disaccharide.

One very obvious improvement resulting from a raw food diet is in the digestive system. Raw food digests marvelously well, so a person does not notice the acid, bile and residual effects of digestion that go with a cooked food diet.

Adding a little bit of cooked food to a raw food diet doesn’t work well, because acid is then produced in the stomach, and it is bad for raw food. Acid and raw food tend to create indigestion.

A problem with raw foods is that they are the highest in pesticides. Organic raw foods may be necessary, unless a person is very clever in working around the worst pesticides. The effects are quite noticeable, which allows adjustments to be made.

The usual assumption is that the only supplement which is needed in theory is vitamin B12, because it is primarily found in meat. It originates with microbes, and very little is needed. Outside link on B12

However, I find that copper and zinc are also needed with a vegetarian diet, because plant material is very low in these minerals compared to meat. These minerals are toxic while being absorbed, so they should be taken in small quantities. Other vitamins or minerals can be taken if desired. Even vitamin pills should not be taken in large quantities, because they are powerful reactants and can destroy organs, particularly when they contain byproducts of synthesis.

I think everyone should take B vitamins, but in small quantities. I find 20 milligrams per day to be the right amount for the main ones. Pills have to be cut up to get that size. B vitamins store best when separated into each type, because they tend to react with each other. Folic acid deteriorates into a toxic substance. It might need to be replaced every two to three months depending upon humidity.

Almost everyone needs vitamin D. It transports calcium into cells. It’s easy to get too much Vitamin D, particularly in the form of capsules. Dry D pills are safer. There is more than enough calcium in food when taking vitamin D. There is not much more calcium in dairy than other sources, and the hormones in dairy are not desirable.

Normally, salt is not used with raw food. I find that eating some salt seems to be physiologically beneficial with raw food.

Fruits and vegetables digest through different processes when raw. Eat fruit in the morning and vegetables later.

Learning to eat a raw food diet is mostly trial and error. Whatever is available and one wants to eat is generally adequate. Protein is found in raw nuts and seeds, such as sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, filberts, etc., and sprouts are also a good source of protein. Plant proteins do not have the same balance of amino acids as animal protein, so a variety of sources are needed.

Sprouts are often part of a raw food diet. They do require a slight amount of work, but not necessarily a lot. The easiest sprouts to make are lentils. The easiest way to make them is simply to soak them in a large plastic cup for 8 hrs, then drain and keep moist by spraying and occasionally rinsing. They can be eaten as soon as they get soft enough, though sometimes hard seeds might still exist for 8 hrs or more, which are bad for teeth. Sprouts can be allowed to grow for a couple of days.

Sprouts make a person hungry, as do other types of raw food to some extent. So there is little danger of being undernourished on such a diet. And still, it is about impossible to put on excess fat. Eating nothing but bananas and raisins might do it, but not much else would.

So persons who are concerned about fat should revert to a raw food diet. However, there is the social inconvenience that such a diet creates. The routine does not fit established cultures well, and a lot of persons aren’t going to eat “rabbit food” for whatever reason.

It seems to me that a raw food diet would be a good cure for eating disorders. Raw food creates perfect nutrition without negative effects including fat production.

Helen asks…

vet science diet dog food?

i started feeding my dobermans science diet dog food ..MAN THE DIFFERENCE their hair is shinier…. they act totally different… what do you think… i KNOW its the best out there… i have tried it all… nutro … all the expensive stuff….you>?

weight loss cardiff answers:

Science Diet is NOT the best… Vets recommend it because thye are PAID to do so.. Vets were also PAID to endorse this food (as you will read on the lable) vets receive very little or NO training on food and ingredients and an educated person can look at the bag and tell you it is over priced crap – over priced becuase of their marketing scheme to pay vets to promote and sell this food….

Shiney hair is NOT an indication of a good food – many low quality foods put extra fats into the food to give a shiney coat to fool niave pet owners who think a shiney coat means a healthy pet – it doesnt….

The ingredient list tells the truth about this food…

Some blends have bad stuff like SOY, BEEF, PORK, Wheat, COrn or By-Products (beaks feet feathers – preserved with a chemical pesticide known as ethoxyquin which is linked to numerous health problems).. Some even have WHEAT in them… (soy, corn, wheat, beef and pork are the leading allergins in dogs, soy causes behavior problems)

not all expensive food is good.. And some is better than others – usually its the ingredients that matter – good ingredients = less filler = less food you have to feed = less poops
Science Diet has lots of filler and is a CRAPPY OVER MARKETED OVER PRICED FOOD!!!!

Maria asks…

bearded dragon diet foods?

hi. I have just bought Exo Terra Bearded Dragon Food Adult Diet 750g Reptile of ebay. because she needs to go on a diet but how much do you feed the bearded dragon with the diet food a day. i think the diet food is some kind of pellets. thanks.

weight loss cardiff answers:

“Diet” means food, not “limiting your food so you are thinner.” Therefore you just bought regular food, not diet food.
If she is too obese I suggest feeding her less crickets (only about 30-40 a week but that may not be enough) and definatley NO SUPER OR WAX WORMS. If you’ve been feeding her those often that’s probably why she’s so fat: those worms are high in fat and should only one should be fed a week. You can use phoenix worms as a treat.

So cut back on the insects and give her more fruits and veggies. Adults NEED fruits and veggies. Here is a link including things to feed your beardie:
Please focus on the produce more instead of the meats. Also note that your adult beardie’s diet should consist of only 20% insects and 80% produce.

Take her out more. Let her swim in the tub, run around on a towel or make her a little obstacle course. Or just simply handle her more often. Frequent excersize + balanced diet = healthy anything. Humans, dogs, beardies, etc.


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