Your Question About Easy Weight Loss

Richard asks…

How long does it take to notice weight loss?

I weigh around 200 lbs, I have been on a low calorie diet for about a week and a half now, trying to lose some extra weight I gained while pregnant with my son. I was just curious to know how long it will take for me to be able to notice a difference? Particularly in my legs, stomach and face?

weight loss cardiff answers:

It mainly depends on the way you are trying to loose weight, Controlled diet along with exercise and brisk walk would give you quick results but by quick i mean within two to three months and If you are dieting only or exercising only then it may take too long.

Sharon asks…

how long should i walk on the treadmill while pregnant?

im 18 weeks pregnant with my first baby. im 21 and weigh 127, im not trying to lose weight just stay fit and healthy for the baby. i havent been too active while pregnant but i do eat better and drink a lot of water. anyway, how long do i need to walk on the treadmill to stay fit and healthy? and is it normal to have slight cramps while walking?

weight loss cardiff answers:

If you already walk, keep up your regular program. To get started, walk 20 -30 minutes a day three days a week and build from there to 30 – 60 minutes most days of the week. Walking for exercise can continue into your last trimester and right up until birth as long as it is comfortable for you.

How Fast and How Hard?
Moderation is the word during pregnancy, don’t push yourself to the extreme. The chemical byproducts and raised body temperature of overexertion are bad for the fetus. Your pulse rate should not be above 140 beats per minute at any time during your walk. You may also use the “talk test” — you should be able to speak in complete sentences without having to huff and puff and gasp out only short phrases. A pulse more than 100 beats per minute five minutes after a workout means you have worked your body too hard. Drink water before, during, and after your walk to help regulate your core body temperature. The fetus cannot get rid of excessive heat, so avoid exercising in hot weather and keep your walking workout moderate. Consider mall walking as an alternative during hot weather.

Susan asks…

How to gain weight for pregnancy a healthy way?

I have a friend that has lost 10 pounds while pregnant and she needs to be putting on the weight. The other problem is she is so sick and throwing up and that is probably why she is losing weight. So does any one have any suggestions on how to gain the weight and keep it down?
I just wanted to add that she is seeing her doctor about this and she is telling her to eat protein but she can’t keep it down and she is 3 months and one week pregnant and I just didn’t know if anyone had experienced this and had personal oppinions. Thank you!

weight loss cardiff answers:

I lost 30 lbs my first trimester and gained only 15 of it back. If fact after the baby was born I was about 30lbs less than when I started. I gave birth to a healthy 8lbs 2oz baby at 41weeks.

Her weight is not important. It is very important that what she does eat be as nutritious as possible. She should eat what appeals to her and does not aggrevate her nausea. For me that was fruit. I have never eaten so much fruit in my life. Ever 2 hours I would have a piece of fruit and depending on how I felt I would try something else after. It is important to eat frequently and to drink enough liquid. (If water doesn’t appeal try watered down juice. Or even watered down pop).

Protein is very important. Lentils, nuts, yogurt, cottage cheese and cheese are goo sources if she has a meat aversion. (I have a list of how much protein is in a lot of food, e-mail me if you want it). Dark green leafy veggies are important. Spinach or kale can be added to berry smoothies with limited difference to the flavor. Watercress is quite pleasant. There are also chewable mint flavoured alfalfa tablets. Green leafy veggies give you calcium, vitmain K (important for clotting), iron, and on and on. Protein is said to prevent pre-eclampsia. Aim to get 100 g of protein a day and 2 servings of green leafies. Check out many women swear by the Brewer Diet (and it’s more updated more flexable plans) I did it to the best of my ability.

If the throwing up is bad or if she feels unhealthy (I felt healthy most days when I made an effort to eat) then she needs to be treated. She knows her body best. If she feels that she needs to be eating more or puking less there are medications that can help. Probably the safest is b-12 pills. Ginger has also been shown to be as effective as prescription medication, she should discuss dosage with someone who is knowledgable. Another safe option is Marijuana. Medical use of marijuana has been approved for use during pregnancy. It does not have as many potential or as serious side effects as most anti-nausea drugs. Some info:

Now depending on where you live and your doctor you may have legal access to marijuana. If you do have legal access to marijuana you should also be provided with a vaporizer which minimizes the risks from inhaling smoke (any smoke) and allows the THC to enter the blood much more quickly.

Another option is to make marijuana butter. (Fat is needed to bind the THC and other beneficial compounds). That way a) you can consume it anywhere and b) you do not have to inhale smoke into your lungs. There are numerous recipes for how to do this online. Here is one site:

Marijuana is a plant like any other, however it is among the safest of medical plants when you are discussing use during pregnancy (some herbs can cause birth defects and miscarriage. Just because it is a plant doesn’t make it safe).

I hope the nausea passes soon. Although even when it does for many women the food aversions remain. Tell her the MOST important thing is that she listen to her body. Take time out from the day to really ask herself how she feels and ask the baby. If the doctor is stressing her out about her weight she can switch doctors or she can decline the weigh-in just like any other medical test. I told my provider she could weigh me if she wanted but that we were not going to discuss it. Instead we discussed what I was eating and I kept a food diary (on and off, not every day, though I did every day for the worst month). Midwives are generally better in this regard as they may receive nutritional training.

Trust Birth!

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Your Question About Easy Weight Loss

Joseph asks…

How long will it take me to get over the effects of the bullying?

I used to be a really lively and confident kid until I started getting emotionally bullied age 6. The bullying wasn’t too bad but it was always there in the background, building up over the years. At age 8 I developed anxiety from it which led to health problems with my stomach which then led to weight gain. I’d always been active and loved sports but the bullying had knocked my confidence so much I stopped meaning the weight got out of hand. By age 11 I was overweight and getting bullied even more because of it. Age 12 the bullying finally stopped but I was still fat and hated myself by then. I had barely any friends because I pushed everyone away thinking I wasn’t worth their friendship. I started recovering from it around age 14 and I had one good friend at school. Age 16 I was doing pretty well until I found out this ‘friend’ had just been using me all along. She turned on me for something stupid and basically told me to never speak to her again. That was in October, by November I had glandular fever, post viral fatigue syndrome by New Years and chronic fatigue syndrome in March. I’m now 17, I’ve felt crap about myself since the whole thing back in October. I’ve made new friends but we’re not close. I’ve fucked up year 12 and I’m still ill. I know that a lot of my feelings are due to the CFS but I just always feel down and I have lost weight since I was younger but I’m still a bit overweight at 5″10, 74kg but because of my health right now any attempt to lose it makes me sicker.

I don’t have any friends or family I can turn to and I’ve just been feeling really alone for the past couple years :/ I know everyone says it gets better but I feel like every attempt I make to make it better just fails and leave me worse off. How long will it take to fix everything?

Please help.

weight loss cardiff answers:

Even without bullying, the teen years are the absolute worst time of your life. I’m surprised any of us survive it. You are struggling with so much stress, pressures, changes… Your body and mind are trying to cope but … It’s hard, dealing with unpredictable hormones and roller coaster emotions.

I think bullies should be expelled and sent to military school. You never really forget about it but bad memories will start fading fast as soon as you forgive those idiots.

The brain is a very complicated and delicate thing. It can get messed up and be unable to produce any or enough serotonin. This is called a chemical imbalance which is easily treated, very common and nothing to be ashamed of.

It can cause depression, anxiety, panic, obsession, self harm/self hatred, suicidal thoughts, eating disorders, sleeping problems, aggression/rage, anger, phobias, fears, helplessness, hopelessness, hypochondria, ADHD, paranoia, OCD, headaches, lack of interest in things, lack of motivation/ focus and much more.

Ask a dr. For anti-depressants. Zoloft/Sertraline is a good one; most people thrive on it and it has no side effects. With antidepressants, you will be much better, happier, calmer, confident, relaxed and feel normal. What a difference it makes!

According to nearly everyone who’s been to therapists, they don’t help much. They aren’t even allowed to prescribe appropriate meds to help you get better. Don’t stop taking the meds once you start to feel better. You need them, so stay on them.

But meds can do only so much. God is the ONLY one who knows what you’re thinking, how you’ve struggled and what you’re going thru. He loves you passionately and wants to be your BFF. He has a super deluxe custom made plan for your life that’s beyond anything you ever dreamed of.

BUT He waits for us to ask. Invite Him into your heart; ask Him to take over your life and your problems. You will feel so much better. You are His special masterpiece. He planned for you before He even created the universe.

Watch Him ease the stress and give you peace in it’s place. He is on YOUR side. He never stops thinking about you. His thoughts toward you are more than the grains of sand on the beach (Psalm 139).

Find a big, HAPPY church, attend some groups and have fun. Talk with the pastor or youth pastor; he has more wisdom than you or I. And where else can you get counseling for free? Troubled people need PEACE. A good pastor can show you how to have perfect peace.

God loves you more than you can possibly imagine!! 🙂

Michael asks…

How to get rid of weight quickly?

I’m 19, 51.5kg (113lbs) and want to lose some weight, I feel horrible and fat and nasty and hate it when I’m in the shower, I end up crying or feeling sick just looking at myself.
I eat healthily anyway, 6 fruit and veg a day, no junk, etc. But lately to try and lose weight I’m eating less than 1000 calories a day, easily– the last week went something like this:
Monday- 600 calories
Tues- 400 calories
Weds- 300 calories
Thurs- 800 calories
Fri- 350 calories
Sat- 900 calories
Sunday- 400 calories
And today I’ve totalled 600, which I feel pretty bad about.
Anyway, in addition to all of this, I’m walking about an hour a day and doing some toning exercises at home, and a little extra cardio, etc.
But I got my period briefly last week, and I think I’m still retaining water. How do I get rid of this? I’m guessing so cos my weight randomly went up 2lbs within a day, between Monday and Tuesday. I’m really upset about it and worried when my doctor weighs me next week. I finished my period within 2 days, it stopped really abruptly for whatever reason. There’s no way I can be pregnant.
I previously suffered from anorexia for three years, and my boyfriend seems to think I’m relapsing, but I don’t think he’s right. I just want to lose some weight. Any help?

I’m 5’4, sorry, should have included that.

weight loss cardiff answers:

Hi Sophie,

You are not 19 years old… You weight 51.5kgs (113 lbs)… Let me see if I get this right… You want to LOSE weight?!

As a personal trainer and believer in life, I can rest assure you that your boyfriend is right.

However, it won’t matter what me or your boyfriend says (eventhough it’s true), you have to figure out for yourself and realize for yourself the problem here.

Life is to short to worry about your body. 30-40 years from now, you WILL be looking back at this time thinking about how great your body looked and how stupid you were for thinking the way you were thinking… I know this because it’s EXACTLY what happened to me and it’s EXACTLY what my wife thinks when she looks back at herself when she was 19-20 years old.

Eating less than 1000 calories per day is not good. It’s not good at all. You open yourself up to health issues that might cause you to not live to see your kids grow up.

Stop hating yourself. Start loving yourself. Life’s to short.

Sometimes you’re ahead, and sometimes you’re behind – but in the end.. It’s only with yourself!

Mark asks…

Why did my body switch from hot to cold ?

I used to 70 pounds heavier two years ago and when I was fatter I used to get easily hot . I used to go to out when it was 45 degrees outside loving how the cold felt . But ever since I lost weight I get cold very easily . Everyone could be complaining about how hot it is and I could be find or cold . At night I often turn of the fan because it’s too cold . Is this normal ?

weight loss cardiff answers:

Making fat reserves is not just a storage system, for all the calories (and fat soluble vitamins) that you ate but did not use; whether they were dietary fat calories or protein calories or carbs…Those got stored and became a secondary energy source (after blood sugar) that you can use for physical activities, or when you’re sick and cannot eat (because your immune system gets priority over digestion). It’s really a question of survival. Your body is trying to make sure you’re ready for any contingency.
Body fat is used for other purposes as well, like INSULATION from cold (winter) or hot (summer) temperatures, or the opposite if your use A/C, fans, heat system then you get too hot in the winter or too cold in the summer.

Body fat also provides protection (cushioning) for your internal organs against external injuries and produces hormones (adipose tissue = fat stored on your body, is an important endocrine organ).

Skinny people or athletic muscular ones are particularly annoying as they’re too cold (in the winter) or too hot (in the summer) because they lack body insulation (body fat). They are extremely annoying if they try to take control of the A/C or heat system without regards for others or who’s paying the utility bills.

You can turn off a fan if you’re too cold but do not do that if somebody is sleeping with you and that person would get too hot without the fan, trying to save money on using a fan instead of cooling a whole house at night. Wear some layers of clothes and get a blanket if you’re cold so the other person won’t be too hot…it’s an endless battle between man/woman couples sleeping together with different BFP (I’m for separate beds/bedroom).

When you’re too hot (in the summer) and cannot handle 80F (26.66C) while it’s 100F outside…unless you’re paying the utility bills, you have no right to selfishly crank the temperature down to 70F or 75F, forcing other people to have to wear sweaters while it’s 100F outside and getting higher bills that are costly and it’s unsafe for the environment.

In a ship wreck with harsh weather, you don’t get the “women and the children first to life boats” just because of politeness…it’s also because kids and women have a higher BFP (Body Fat Percentage) and are more likely to survive hypothermia, while a man with more muscle mass would stand no chance and would go into shock pretty fast when his core body temperature would get too low.

Either you regain some body fat insulation…or you wear extra layers and sleep with extra blankets if you’re cold, or you use a fan and a wet hand clothes to keep cold when it’s too hot.
It’s funny when you’re comfortable but your skin feels very cold to the touch, where you have body fat (like the breasts, the butt, the thighs or the belly), so you keep a perfect body core temperature, while your husband is complaining that it’s too hot, because his skin feels warm everywhere as he does not have enough body fat…always aiming for muscle definition.

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