Your Question About Easy Weight Loss

Sandra asks…

What are the best cardio workouts for weight loss results?

Im on W.W. and I have lost 11 pounds, weight loss stopped,but I don’t work out much. so I am guessing I need more exercise in my routine.Any suggestions? Which workouts are best?
not lifting weights. I am clueless on what to do, I need a work out plan. 184 lbs. 31 yr. old.i know Im way over weight, but I want to get down to 130-135 lbs again.

weight loss cardiff answers:

HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training). It’s the same workout given to the olympic Japanese speed skiing team, so don’t come into it thinking it’s gonna be easy by any means.

Read all about it here:

Nancy asks…

I want to lose some weight before my big wedding day in Sept. 08. I eat healthy foods but I want to start?

exercising. How fast will my results show and how much weight is possible to lose just by incorporating exercise into my life?What types of exercise work best for weight loss?

weight loss cardiff answers:

Eating several (5-6) small portion meals of everyday healthy food per day, along with exercise, will burn calories faster and build your metabolism in a short period of time, without dieting or counting calories.
You will lose an average of 2-3 lbs per week
(eat about every 2 hours)
Meal suggestions:
piece of fruit
bowl of cereal (high fiber low sugar)
bowl of oatmeal
string cheese, summer sausage
cottage cheese/yogurt (lowfat)
tuna/turkey/ham sandwich (lettuce, tomatoe)
raw veggies
boiled eggs
Always eat a good dinner (small portions)…fish/meat (bake, broil, grill) potatoes/pasta/rice, veggie…your body needs carbs, protein and vitamins to stay healthy…cooking with olive oil is best.
Low calorie sweets…sugarless candy, ginger snap cookies,
fig bars, 100% juice popsicles
Drink plenty of water (6-8 glasses per day)
Drink milk (low fat) or 100% juice/water with every meal
(no soda pop or flavored drinks)
Stay away from munchies, fried & fatty foods (no fast-food)
Never eat before going to bed
“Daily” simple and cardio exercise (30 min. Per day) like walking/hiking, running, biking, kick boxing, swimming, jumping jacks, aerobics, dancing and playing any games that uses a ball, will shed pounds, tone your body and keep it fit.
Food is fuel, energy for the body, if you don’t exercise to burn the energy, it turns to fat…fasting or skipping meals lowers your metabolism and forces the body to hold on to calories/fat, causing headaches, fatigue and weakness…weight loss pills damage your organs leading to diabetes, kidney and heart disease, even death.
Losing weight at a healthy pace along with exercising everyday you will feel and look so good. (over 30 lbs by sept)
Here is a great site to target specific muscle groups for abs, butt, hips…
Take it easy in the beginning to avoid overworked sore muscles.
(scroll down)

Michael asks…

Having gastric bypass surgery in a week. How much weight can I expect to loose in the first few months?

I realize that everyone is different when it comes to weight loss and recovery. However, I am just trying to get a non-textbook answer. I am very excited about the surgery and am just trying to anticipate the results. I am kinda hoping someone can tell me what they experienced. How much weight can I expect to loose by christmas if I exercise?

weight loss cardiff answers:

It can vary widely but the average weight loss in 3 months is 40-50 pounds. Christmas is about 5 months away so if you work very hard, eat right, take your vitamins and excercise correctly, you could see a weight loss of 60-80 pounds. But everyone is different and I am in no way saying that you would totally lose that much. I lost 30 pounds my first month, 70 pounds at 3 months and 115 at 8 months. A friend of mine who had surgery around the same time as me, has only lost 80 pounds so far to my 115. We excercise together, have the same diet but since our bodies are different, we have lost differently. You will lose weight quite quickly int he beginign when you can only eat pureed foods but as you add foods to your diet, you will lose more slowly. It’s easy to sneak in extra calories so use that will power!!

Good Luck! I hope that the surgery is everything you want it to be and more. It changed my life in so many ways. I can play with my son, I can walk down the street without feeling like everyone is staring at me and laughing. I feel beautiful for the first time in years. My life has begun at the age of 31!!

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Sandra asks…

Is detox diet good for health?

Is detox diet good for health???

weight loss cardiff answers:

No. Detox diets and cleanses don’t work. There is no diet which will cause your body to get rid of toxins, heavy metals, poisonous by-products from smoking, drugs, etc. And cleanses for the purpose of weight loss don’t work because they can only eliminate water and small amounts of waste which the body will replace very quickly.

The problem with the internet is it is difficult to know what websites to trust. Especially in diet and fitness where there is no good proof and the US federal law tolerates all sorts of scams (eg: DHSEA1998), it is easy to be misled, scammed, and bilked. The way search engines work is to show you the most popular websites at the top and the least popular at the bottom…often buried in an mess of thousands of hits. And, popular does not mean good or true. It often means fad or trendy or mediocre or memetic or myth. And, is asking a bunch of strangers in YA really a good way to get information? Well, there are some excellent websites you CAN trust. They usually end in dot gov and contain some very heady scientific articles which are buried among other articles. The reason is the US government doesn’t have the time or money to debunk all the junk, bogus, and just plain bad information on the web. So, if you want the truth, you’re going to have to do your homework and dig for it. Here are some links to help you with your question.

Check out these reliable references.

“‘Cleansing’ diets may be worthless”

“A day on a detox diet program probably won’t hurt you, but there’s little point in following these restrictive diets – and they can do far more harm than good, says Michelle May, MD,”

“Detox diets are a waste of time and money, say scientists”

“The human body can defend itself very
well against most environmental insults and the effects of occasional indulgence. If you’re generally healthy, stick to giving your body what it needs to maintain its own detox system— a healthful diet, adequate fluid intake, regular exercise, sufficient sleep, and all recommended medical check-ups. Don’t waste your money…follow a healthy, balanced lifestyle instead.”

The way to detox is to stop ingesting toxins and let your body cleanse itself naturally. And cleanses, purges, emetics, enemas, etc. Cannot remove fat from your body or make your body lose fat. If fat is your problem, you’re eventually going to realize that nothing works except a proper diet for life or surgery. The best diet for all normal adults hasn’t changed. It is still a varied, balanced, nutritious, and properly apportioned diet of high quality foods.

With the help of the web and it’s instant global communication, it only took about a week for the Oprah/Oz acai myth to span the globe. So, one thing is certain. If there was an easy way to detox or lose fat through cleansing, the whole world would know about it very quickly. Why hasn’t that happened? Think about it.

Good luck and good health!!

Paul asks…

Does the HCG Diet work?

does this diet work

weight loss cardiff answers:

The HCG diet works for women. I’ve done extensive research and studies on this diet.

You must use legitimate HCG (injectable or sublingual). Do not fall for the many HCG scams out there today, especially the supplement variety. HCG is a prescription drug.

The many tests you will see referenced pointing to the HCG diet not working are flawed tests. These tests used many male subjects and men respond totally different to HCG than women do. Additionally, these tests failed to administer the diet correctly and used improper doses of the HCG compound.

The reason the HCG diet works for women is that it changes the her body chemistry. It tricks her body into thinking it is pregnant allowing her to eat as little as 500 calories a day and it not affect her health adversely.

Normally when eating a 500 calorie diet, an individual would lose muscle tissue as a result of inadequate calorie intake. The body would preserve and protect body fat and break down muscle tissue for survival reasons.

When HCG is present it causes her body to think she is pregnant and it will start accessing body fat stores for energy rather than muscle tissue. It will also decrease her appetite causing her to not have a hungry feeling all the time.

But you have to follow the HCG diet exactly without wavering. Any slip up will knock her out of the chemical state that HCG put her in.

Of course, after the diet, you cannot just start eating anything you want and expect to keep the weight off. The HCG diet does not correct your bad habits.

I currently have a 42 yr old client that is on the HCG diet and she has lost 20 lbs in 3 weeks with zero strength loss. She has been working out 4-6 days a week on cardio and weight training all of her life and had hit a wall. It seems like no matter what she did, she couldn’t lose weight past a certain point. The HCG diet put her over the threshold and she feels better than ever. But it does require discipline and work. You have to stick to the strict diet exactly, no exceptions.

Sandy asks…

Crash diet?

Whats a crash diet?

weight loss cardiff answers:

Crash diets are quick temporary weight loss strategies; however your body simply cannot remain healthy if you stay on severely restrictive diets for very long. Most common are diuretics or laxities which results in water weight lose. This weight will come right back when regular eating habits are resumed.
Some of the more recently developed crash diets involve limiting or essentially eliminating carbohydrates and increasing protein and or fat consumption. Protein Power, Carbohydrate Addict’s Program, Sugar Busters, and Dr. Atkin’s diets have all received considerable media attention. Although some people see these as effective measures for short-term weight loss for otherwise healthy people, most nutritionists and doctors would recommend forgoing the short term benefits of fad diets such as these with a healthier, long-term diet and exercise program.
Tips to Avoid a Diet Hoax:
*Forget products featured in advertisements that promising miracles.
*Avoid diets that have very stringent guide lines and/or tell you to stop eating certain foods; it is difficult and no fun to follow strict eating regimens.
*Watch for simplistic conclusions drawn from a complex study. Remain cautious of diets that promise a quick fix.
*Always reassess dramatic statements that are refuted by reputable scientific organizations.
*Diets listing “good” and “bad” foods often lead to failure.
*Be wary of recommendations based on a single study.
*If it sounds too good to be true…Well, you know the rest. It is!
Be Well!

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Thomas asks…

If I’m careful of what I eat, can I still lose weight and allow myself like no more than one coke a day?

I’ve dieted so many times in the past and know you lose weight quicker with just water. I like water especially when I exercise but love to have a coke when the craving hits (which unfortunately is like every day typically). If I watched my calories, could I still lose weight if I allowed myself that? Thanks!

weight loss cardiff answers:

Yes, you can still lose weight when you drink one Coke a day. Keep it to ONE. It’s all about portion control 😉

Keep your calories between 1200-1500 and you should be fine. After all, it’s just 140 calories per can. Be careful in everything else and you can have ONE indulgence.

Carol asks…

Virgin Coconut Oil to lose weight-has anyone hear of this and what do you do and how long does it take?

I’m already doing oil pulling with Virgin Coconut Oil which has help with pain in my mouth which was diagnosed as “Burning Mouth Syndrome” This has helped me not to have the pain. Someone also told me that VCO will help you lose weight quick too. Is this true? Has anyone done this?

weight loss cardiff answers:

Hello , My friend was very very over weight and i had not seen for some time like one & half years. Well to make a long story short he lost around 100 pounds in that time and i asked him if he did not mind telling me his secret. He told me that he used the The Diet Solution Program
and he said it was unbelieveable the results he got and is still getting.

PS, Hope this will work for you to.

Best of luck

Laura asks…

What is the best way to lose weight fast?

Prom is coming up an I want to look good and lose weight quick… I play softball and try to eat right but are their any good free diets that you know that work fast and are good?? If so please tell me about the diet and exactly what to eat how many times a day all the details but I want it to be healthy still … I thank you very much!!

weight loss cardiff answers:

You need to find an exercise and eating (notice I didn’t say DIET) plan that works for you;

You also need to find a strenuous physical activity that you actually enjoy, it might just be walking.

Pretty soon your friends will be asking you for advice!

– Healthy life every day!
Good luck, you can do this!!

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William asks…

What is the best weight loss supplement to help you lose weight fast?

Need to know what really works in weight loss supplements.
I hear Apidexin is good, but I dont know….Some say Hydroxy Cut,
but others say it isnt…….ANy help with this

weight loss cardiff answers:

Hydration is the most important aspect of weight loss because your body uses a lot of water when burning fat. Supplements are unnecessary with a well balanced diet.

John asks…

What types of food will help with weight loss?

I am currently trying to lose weight and I was wondering what foods can and will help me with weight loss. I I am trying to lose weight I gained from an injury I am still suffering from. So please ensure that this food is not to heavy. The only exercise I can do know is some yoga and walking! Thanks!

weight loss cardiff answers:

A good healthy diet high in fiber, lean meats, eggs, complex carbohydrates, whole grains, antioxidant foods, healthy beverages and low in added sugar and salt help people lose weight, gain weight, lower cholesterol, increase energy, improve brain function, lower blood pressure, reduce cancer risk and have a more positive lifestyle!
You need to eat a lot more food and a lot more fiber!
Diets that exclude foods from any food group are fad diets and do not lead to permanent weight loss or solve any other health issues.
First, try to kick your fiber intake to 40 grams of both soluble and insoluble fiber.
Whatever you do, get your fiber from your food, not from a jar.
Fruits and vegetables have good fiber in them.
Try a breakfast cereal with at least 20% of recommended daily allowance of fiber in it. They are usually low in sugar so there is a double benefit. Blueberries or raspberries on top add more fiber and antioxidants. But fresh or frozen, not the kind in syrup.
Raw nuts are a great source of fiber, healthy fats, and antioxidants. Avocados are the best.
Lots of beans, peas, and grains are high fiber. Whole grain breads. Fiber kicks up the metabolism so you actually burn more calories. These foods will give you more gas in the beginning but if eaten daily, the bacteria in the digestive tract will elevate lowering the gas output.
This will get you on the path for a healthy daily bowel movement. This helps clean the system and aids healthy digestion.
I know it goes against everything you’ve heard but eating lots of the right foods will actually help you lose weight!
Next, take a basic daily multivitamin. Don’t look at your multivitamin as nutrition but more as an insurance policy. Think of it as filling in the gaps in your daily diet as opposed to a primary source of nutrients. If you are a woman, you may want a plus iron formula.
Last, you HAVE to drink lots of water to be healthy. But you can disguise it. Fill your glass all the way full with ice before pouring low sugar beverages. Try iced green tea with a splash of orange juice in it for sweet. More antioxidants. Add lemon juice to water for flavor. Slice up a cucumber and float it in pitcher of water. Gives it salty fresh taste. But you must drink up to 100 oz of water daily to help your body get rid of waste and the toxins it contains.
You must combine a healthy diet with exercise to multiply the benefit. Whether an hour a day in the weight room or just a 30 minute brisk walk every day, the added benefit of a regular exercise program really do increase and accelerate healthy weight loss. Add exercise as your injury allows.
You will get motivated when the changes start happening, I promise.
Good luck.

Maria asks…

What is the best brand of fish pills to take for weight loss?

I’ve started taking fish pills to help with weight loss, but recent found out that low grade pills will cause you to gain weight. So I just want to know that some of the best brands are. Thanks(:

weight loss cardiff answers:

“Fish pills” do nothing to contribute to weight loss.
Eat sensibly and exercise and worry less about the supplements.

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