Your Question About Easy Weight Loss

Linda asks…

How to make losing weight a little easier?

How to make the whole process of losing weight a tad easier? How can goal setting, motivation and lifestyle help a weight loss hopeful?

weight loss cardiff answers:

Is it possible to make weight loss a little easy? How can goal setting, motivation, and attitude help a weight loss hopeful endure the tasks of losing weight? (I am not talking about invasive weight loss surgery or weight loss pills.)

The key to making weight loss a bit easier is to find activities you enjoy, and use them to satisfy your exercise requirements. This is particularly important in the beginning, as many can feel too intimidated to go into a commercial gym initially – and that’s fine, there are plenty of other ways to get in exercise. If you have a treadmill, elliptical, stationary bike, or other piece of cardio equipment at home, certainly take advantage of that, and perhaps watch television while exercising (I know some read magazines or books as well, but I personally think if you’re able to read a magazine or book, you’re not likely working hard enough). And it’s also the small things that count – park your car near the back of the parking lot to force yourself to do some extra walking, take the stairs instead of the elevator… There are a million ways to incorporate a little more exercise into each and every day, without making your life notably more difficult.

In terms of diet, the one thing you want to avoid is a binge, and the best way to do this is to drink lots of fluids (mostly water and unsweetened tea), and avoid starving yourself. Eat smaller meals frequently, and try to incorporate components of your favorite foods – if perhaps you really like spaghetti and meatballs, make spaghetti squash with a tomato sauce with extra lean beef. If you like pizza, make yourself little pizza’s on portobello mushrooms (not for everyone, but it’s surprisingly good). Or if you like taco’s, grill up some veggies and lean meats, and use cabbage leaves instead of taco shells. Of course, you are still certainly making a sacrifice here, but by allowing yourself to at least have something that resembles your old favorites, you can potentially beat those cravings.

Is losing weight easy? Of course not – if it were, we wouldn’t have the obesity epidemic we do today. It is, however, very doable, and the only person stopping you from reaching your goals is yourself. Some things that I’ve found helped clients included creating a schedule for exercise and eating, and along with completing a detailed journal (particularly in the early stages, as you work on developing better habits). When you cheat, which will inevitably happen, don’t be too hard on yourself, and just get right back on the wagon. And if there’s a special occasion where you really have the desire to indulge, allow yourself the indulgence. In all likelihood, you will eventually reach a point where you’ll no longer be interested in ‘cheat meals,’ but the occasional cheat isn’t going to hurt anything (in fact, some studies even show an occasional cheat meal to be beneficial in stoking your metabolism).

Best of luck!

Mandy asks…

Weight loss?

What are good excersizes or weight loss methods of burning off fat? I have somthing big to go to in about a month and i want to show everyone how good I can look. I only want to lose about 35 pounds. Everyone has there different methods. but i need something that doesn’t invole taking pills. or a clever excersise.. SOMETHING. please help.

weight loss cardiff answers:

Do it for yourself : easiest way to lose weight is to decide for yourself that you really want to lose weight if you are not motivated enough than nothing is going to happen
Exercise : do cardio exercise, yoga, pilates its great to burn fat and it will tone ur body as well, Dancing can be one of the ways of a work out and you may not even get bored of it.
Diet wise : drink 8-10 glasses of water. U should have a healthy balanced diet have more fibre and protein in your diet they keep you full and energized and you should have small meal every 3 hours and don’t eat before 3 hrs of going to bed and soup it make u full and has less calories just avoid the cream and make the soup in this way mix veggies and water sort of a thick soup its very filling and sometimes tasty. You should look at how you are eating these days. Eating healthy food lets you have a healthy body. You should stop using food that has fat and contains sweets in it. You should prefer having fruits and vegetables over them along with some work out. Check the below articles for weight loss tips. Http://

David asks…

Weight loss!?

I am 21, male, 175 lbs, endomorph body type, and having been living in the gym for the last 2 weeks! I know weight loss can be a long process (especially for an endomorph), but I want to lose weight before my next drill because of a weigh in, which will be in another 2 weeks.

I have been in the gym every day this year, and I run 30-40 minutes with around 160 heart rate, followed by a day where I slowly jog 25-30 minutes, 10 minutes stair steppers, and 15 minutes on a bike. I have alternated that way for the last 14 days. I also lift 3 days a week, 2 rounds of 10-20 reps of upper body exercises. I do these after I jog. I also drink a whey protein shake.

I’ve cut fast food and soda. This diet began Jan 1. I eat about 1700 calories a day, and I have recently started munching on carrots and grapes throughout the day and eating 6 small meals rather than 2 (I used to skip breakfast)

I have not seen any weight loss, any suggestions? When can I expect to see a drop off in weight?

weight loss cardiff answers:

Successful weight loss does take some discipline and it does take getting used to living in a new way and with a new relationship to your food and to your body. But the results are worth it.

In the past seven months, I have lost over 72 pounds by doing just a few things:

1. Keep a daily journal of every single thing you eat. Get a calorie book so you will know how many calories each thing has. Studies show that just doing this causes many people to automatically reduce their food intake.

2. Reduce calories to 1600 calories a day. It might seem a bit low as if hunger is inevitable, but see the next tip to resolve the hunger problem. By the way, the average person in the Western world eats two to three times as many calories each day…and that’s why the most common causes of death in these countries are related to high calorie, high fat lifestyles.

3. Hunger isn’t a problem for me on 1600 calories a day because I eat fresh, organic fruits and vegetables whenever I feel a bit peckish. If you get your daily recommended minimum servings of veges and fruit i.e. 5 servings, you’ll find that you just aren’t particularly hungry for most of your day. If you go beyond the minimum, you will find it nearly impossible to find room for junk food.

4. Limit fat intake to 40 grams of fat a day. This is quite easy to do just by eliminating processed foods and relying primarily upon fresh, natural foods. In other words, try really hard to eliminate anything that comes in a box and has a long list of complex ingredients that you don’t even begin to know what they are.

5. Eat only fresh, organic, lean forms of protein. Keeping the meat lean lowers the fat content and thus makes it easier to stay at or under your daily 40 gram fat limit. While organic products are quite controversial in the U.S., the simple fact is that organic meat is a. Pesticide free whereas regular meat is loaded with it, b. Is free from even the risk of “mad-cow” disease as it has not been fed contaminated feed, and it has been demonstrated to have much higher nutritional value.

6. Exercise one hour a day. Every single day. After all, one hour a day isn’t a lot of time compared to all the benefits of saving your health and your life.

7. Finally, don’t forget to consult a doctor before you begin a diet and exercise program.

Good luck! You can do this. I know you can because I’m already 70% of the way to my goal.

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David asks…

Science diet and Iams dry food?

Can anybody help me find out if these two are safe from the recent cat food recalls?
I have Science diet dry food and Iams dry food for my cats.
I didnt see either on the recall list I saw but I want to be 100% sure.

weight loss cardiff answers:

Your science diet food is not on the recall list. Only the m/d prescription is. It’s the kind you can only get from a vet.

“Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc. Reiterates Only One Product Recalled, Prescription Diet™ m/d™ Feline Dry Food”

and according to iams, none of their dry food has been recalled.

“We can reassure you:

First, there is no melamine or aminopterin in any of our Iams and Eukanuba dry pet foods on store shelves.

In fact, Iams and Eukanuba dry pet foods to DO NOT contain wheat gluten. Our dry dog and cat foods are made exclusively by P&G Pet Care and not by Menu Foods.

Pet owners can feel safe and confident in feeding all Iams and Eukanuba dry foods, as well as any wet foods that are not on the Menu Foods recall list. Click here to see the specific list of recalled wet pouch and canned products.”

Robert asks…

Sience diet dog food- good or bad?

Hello folks, I’ve heard both good and bad about Hills science diet and hills perscription diet dog foods. I’m not trying to single this company out, I just want to know if there is any documentation anywhere that confirms that this food isn’t what it’s cracked up to be. I currently feed these foods to my dogs and I’ve been having health problems with one of them .The types I feed aren’t on the recall.

weight loss cardiff answers:

I think Science Diet is the best food on the market. I have worked for vets for over 10 years and I have a brother who is a vet. With the scare lately in bi-products added to pet food, i.e. Gluten from China, Science Diet only has one food in their market that has been taken off the market. I have fed my dogs SD for over 23 years and as long as I have a pet, that is what they will be fed. Don’t let anyone fool you, Old Roy is the worst pet food on the market, their plants have been shut down numerous times, and they fill their pet foods with waste and unhealthy products. If cost is an issue with providing good Nutrition and a healthy diet for a pet, then perhaps having a pet should be reconsidered. Everyone things a pet is just that, a pet. Pets should be considered part of your family.. Would you eat just anything?

Sharon asks…

What are the Best Diet Foods at Trader Joe’s?

I live in a city and I shop at TJ’s 99% of the time, what is the best food you have found for your diet?

weight loss cardiff answers:

The best diet food is celery and in general organic vegetables, leafy greens, whole grains, legumes, ground flax seed (Omega-3), D, B12, and fruits.

If you go for packaged foods, you need to be very careful. Even the “vegan” packaged foods tend to add too much salt, sugar, refined carbohydrates, and other additives. The overwhelming majority of packaged foods in America contain genetically modified wheat, corn, dairy (rBGH), and soy components. Some people have strong allergic reactions to genetically modified foods. Other people have mild allergies that they may not relate to the Frankenstein like foods they are eating. It’s much easier to avoid everything processed that comes in a can, bottle, or plastic wrap. Most people achieve better health and well-being by going on a near vegan diet based on whole plant based foods.

To recap, avoid packaged convenience foods and eat mostly a whole plant based diet. You can get this at many grocery stores and in the summer from farmers markets.

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Thomas asks…

How can i lose weight in a couple of months without exercising because i broke my leg?

I want to lose weight about 10 pounds. How can i lose weight (about 10 pounds) in a couple of months without exercising because of my leg.

weight loss cardiff answers:

The thing about breaking bones is that it puts a lot of stress on the rest of your body. Your normal routine will become a workout. Your arms, if using crutches, so if you’re in a wheelchair ditch it, will be sore from stairs, walking, and any movement. Your undamaged leg will become stronger if you do not put all of your body weight on your arms, you’ll notice this when your hands and wrists become sore. It generally adjusts by itself, as your weight redistributes, however, if it does not you have to learn how to put less pressure on your arms. Other than that, eat healthy and avoid fatty foods (weight gain will be more noticeable in the broken leg after the cast is removed).

Mandy asks…

If I eat under 1200 calories a day but not exercise, will I lose weight?

If I eat, let’s say, 1000 calories a day will I still lose weight without exercise? I think it would be so much easier on me because of my busy day-to-day schedule. It’s hard to fit in exercise.

weight loss cardiff answers:

Yes, but you should figure out your basal metabolic rate: so you know how many calories your BURN a day

Robert asks…

How can I lose weight without much exercise?

I’m almost 16 years old. I weigh about 165 pounds and I’m only 5’1″. I’m definitely on more of the overweight side but a lot of the weight is in my thighs/butt.. the past couple months I’ve noticed more weight in my stomach.. I need someone to help me with how to lose this weight without doing much exercise. I have an extremely bad ankle and I have asthma so its a little hard to excersise and I can never stay as motivated. Please no negative comments.. I’m just trying to find help. ):

weight loss cardiff answers:

No, anything that will actually work will require exercise. However, there are plenty of resistance and stretching exercises that strengthen your ankles,(as well as the rest of your muscles) and do not strain your breathing. Many of them can even be done at home with items found around the house.

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Chris asks…

Weight loss pills that work?

I go to the gym 4 timesa week anddo huge amountof cardio excercise –
I eat really healthy and also swim twice a week – But I’m still 5stone over weight Immiserable and depressed and need a solution but I cnat afford a gastric band – You know of any pills that work???

weight loss cardiff answers:

Many weight loss pills only work by curbing appetite. But the fact that you’re so active means you need to eat a lot of protien and even carbs to ensure you can keep up. Others also work by reducing the amount of water in your system… Again not a good idea if you are working out… You need to have as much water to feed your muscles as possible.

Generally, women need to increase their strength training(lifting weights, squats, etc.) and protien intake (shakes immediately after working out) to increase muscle mass and speed up metablolism to burn fat better. For some, (and it sounds like you too), cardio does almost nothing to burn fat. I guarantee if you focus more on strength training, with only light cardio (20 minutes of walking), your metabolism will shift in about 2-3 weeks and you should start loosing weight.

If you still want to try a weight loss pill, i’ve seen some results with “slim quick”, but it’s expensive and you have to remember to take it on a regular schedule – which many women also don’t have the luxury of. Also watch because some types of pills are addictive and literally the minute you stop taking them you gain it all back.

I’ve also heard of some health benefits packages covering the costs of gastric bands or other surgical procedures when it’s necessary to prevent serious illness or injury… Check that out with insurance companies in your area.

William asks…

Anyone know anything about weight loss pills?

Im looking for some weight loss pills that actually work. Does anyone know of any work?

weight loss cardiff answers:

You will be searching for a long time my friend because the fact is, there are no weight loss pills that work. Please trust me when I say you don’t need a weight loss pill to lose weight. Nobody does.

Every weight loss pill company says to diet and exercise while taking their product. Why, because that is how you lose weight, through diet and exercise.

That is how they get you. They make you believe that it is their product that caused the weight loss when in fact it was actually your hard work. What happens when you don’t diet and exercise while taking their product and see no weight loss results.

They say to you, “Well, we do reccomend diet and exercise as well”. It’s a win win situation for them.

Each pill has there own set of side effects and hidden dangers and all have the potential to cause harm. Why would you take the risk when you can lose weight by simply eating well and exercising.

There is no magic secret to weight loss. It is all about hard work, commitment, goal setting and desire. If you want to lose weight you can and you will.

This following website gives you the tools you need to develop a healthy lifestyle and maintain it for a lifetime.

Good luck and all the best with your weight loss goals

Michael asks…

wat are some good weight loss pills?

what are some good weight loss pills that actually work and dont make you to jittery and what are some other good ways to loose weight? thanks

weight loss cardiff answers:

Don’t take diet pills. They are unnatural and dangerous. It is not the lack of pills that got you heavy; that is not the fix you need. It was (most likely) improper diet and lifestyle that got you the extra weight. That is the fix you need.

The best way to lose weight is through the principles of balance and moderation. You need to eat good food and eat enough of it.

Shoot to lose 1-3 pounds per week. No more. Don’t go hungry, just keep yourself filled with good, natural foods.

Don’t worry about calories. Caloric science is flawed for several reasons. 1) it assumes 100% absorption, but we all absorb and excrete different amounts; 2) It assumes all calories are processed the same, but calories from natural sources are burned more slowly and evenly than from refined sources; 3) It assumes that the amount of energy released by combustion (burning) in a lab is the same amount of energy released when the food is broken down enzymatically in the gut; 4) It assumes that the same exercise done by different people will burn the same amount of exercise, but different exercises will be harder or easier for different people; 5) Correlation does not prove causation. People who are heavier eat more calories: did the calories make them heavy, or did being heavy make them need more calories? Maybe they are both symptoms of a deeper problem. 6) people in China consume 25-40% more calories; even the sedentary office workers have more calories and less obesity than we.

Asian cultures have long ago figured out how we should be eating, Ever since we have looked to science to tell us how to eat we have seen more obesity and diet-related disease. If we eat like the Asians, we will look like the Asians. This doesn’t mean you have to eat Asian food, just adhere to the principles that are common to the different cultures and cuisines.

You should eat mostly vegetables, mostly cooked (cold and raw foods slow your metabolism because they need to be cooked in your stomach) and a wide variety, mostly fresh and in-season and local, simple grains (more rice, less bread), some fruit, a little meat, no dairy (it’s for infants and grows tissue), and no artificial foods.

Avoid artificial foods, including sugar substitutes. Don’t worry about calories, fat, protein, carbs, nor any one component of food.

There are several books that explain this strategy of eating. “The Asian Diet: simple secrets for eating right, losing weight, and being well” by Bussell explains the diet and its rationale. “The Asian Diet: get slim and stay slim the Asian way” by Tran has recipes that adhere to the principles. “The China Study” by Campbell has the science behind the recommendation.

Get some exercise every day, but not too much and not always the same exercise. Start slow and work your way up. Calisthenics are great, as is Tai Chi. Walking and swimming are also great. All other exercises should be in a wide rotation.

Follow the principles of balance and moderation and you’ll be fine. Most diets in America are not balanced nor moderate.

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