Your Question About Easy Weight Loss

Lizzie asks…

if i just eat tinned soup for a whole week will i lose weight?

im desprate to get skinner for the summer i am exsersising and i need t lose a stone.
if i just eat soup for a whole week will this help me lose weight.

weight loss cardiff answers:

You’ll lose a lot of weight yes.

Problem is you have to realise that weight doesnt = fat.
Different things contribute to weight, like fat, muscle, water.

The idea of the best diets is that you want to get as close to 100% fat loss as possible taking up the weight you lose. Keep as much muscle as possible (This is what gives the body a “toned” impression) & lose a reasonable amount of water as thats unavoidable when you’re eating less.

Eating soup for a week you’ll lose an average amount of fat, quite a lot of muscle & a lot of water.

So you’ll lose a lot of weight as i say, but you’re appearance wont be anywhere near as good as it could be if you did things right. Its also very unhealthy as you’re not getting enough nutrition, you’ll feel weak…it will be very hard to stay disciplined as you’re body will be desperate for other foods & overall its a pretty disasterous idea.

Its good that you’re exercising already, you’re on the right track. Now just try eating healthier. Try eating 5-6 smaller meals a day….try and get a source of protein into every meal (very good on a diet, will keep you full and you’ll burn more calories eating it). Try drinking only water..When you want to snack have fruit of some kind. Only eat when you’re hungry….and finish eating when you’re full. Try jogging around to get places….

All of these kind of things are helpful. If you just google diet tips you’ll find lots.

But you have to have a sensible diet to lose fat properly. Your body has to be getting enough calories so that it doesnt start breaking down you’re muscle & burning that off for energy at a higher % than it does fat. Muscle loss is very bad on a diet, muscle is a big part of what determines the rate at which you burn calories….you’re metabolism. So lose muscle = lose fat slower…will have a negative effect on your bodys appearance also as i say. You get the idea, hope that helps.

Sandy asks…

Why did I lose weight fast in the last 2 weeks?

I started my diet about 2 or 3 months ago, at first I lost weight so fast but then I started losing weight so slowly (less than 1 pound a week), but in the last 2 weeks I lost 7 pounds and I’m wondering why I lost it so fast.I’m working out less than I used to, and I’m eating the same as I used to

weight loss cardiff answers:

If you are female, was the week that you lost weight slowly around your time of month? If so, you may have been retaining water that week that you lost quickly over the next two weeks—likely not all of that was water weight, but some of it may have been.

Otherwise, perhaps it was triggered by the change in your exercise habits. Your body may have noticed it was losing fat quickly and—concerned it wasn’t getting enough calories to sustain itself—slowed itself. When you stopped working out and consequently started using fewer calories, your body may have relaxed.

Joseph asks…

How can I lose weight in 4 weeks?

I am about 5’5, and weigh 198 lbs. I was wondering if anyone knew what size I may wear If i weighed 130-145 … Also , i have hips and am very curvy, with a cup size of 38DD. If you saw me now, you wouldnt believe that i weighed so much.

Also, how can I lose the weight in 4 weeks. i am very determined to get rid of this horrible fat.

weight loss cardiff answers:

This tips is long but it help me a lot i hope it help u too!

Cardio exercise and eating breakfast fruits, whole grain cereals and egg-white are great options help boost metabolism which help lose weight faster & burn more calories so eat egg in every morning omelet or boiled get protein which important for your body for losing weight
stay way from junk food, fries

Do 30 minutes of cardio training [dancing, jogging, aerobics, yoga , running, bicycle, swimming, kick boxing … ] and 30 minutes of strength train [weights, arms, setup, crunches for abs, legs workout and stretches]
workout 3-6 times on week. 30min or 1-2 hours

# Walk 30 minutes a day – no excuses
# dont set watch TV or computer more than 2 hours stay active.
# Be aware when you eating dont eat front TV, Eat when you are hungry & eat slowly
# Restock your kitchen with healthy food
# dont skip meals eat every 4 hours & eat 3 healthy small meals & 2 healthy snacks instead 3 big meals
# Eat when you are hungry & eat slowly, chew more!
# Reduce portions by using smaller plates & bowls (9 inch diameter instead of 11+ inch)
# Eat 9 handfuls of vegetables more than fruits each day also eat 1 small handful nuts
# you have to learn about calories you should take, look & learn label on sodium,sugar,fat,carb,calorie and read ingredients
# Avoid trans fat in label (Avoid partially hydrogenated oils,Shortening, palm kernel oil and coconut oil) and saturated fats at all cost
# Avoid white food such as enriched wheat flour/white flour (white bread and rice, potatoes,white starches – white pasta, crackers, cakes,donuts,pizza ,and simple sugar, including high fructose corn syrup. Sugar, sugar, sugar. The #1 killer for trying to lose belly fat, get a 6 pack, or achieving that flat, tight, sexy stomach. Avoid high fat foods (butter,margarine, cheese, milk ) go for low fat
try to avoid processed or refined carbohydrates
# Drink one or two glasses of water before a meal to help fill you stomach with fewer food calories
# Eat less fat ,sugar and your sodium (salt) recommends less than 2,300 milligrams of sodium daily—that’s about 1 teaspoon of salt. Our bodies’ needs (about 1,500 milligrams) .
#Fifteen percent of your calories should come from protein, 25 to 35 percent from fat and the rest from carbohydrates.
# Fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low-fat and nonfat dairy, legumes, fish and lean meat should all be incorporated into your diet.
# Soybean, canola, olive, safflower, sunflower and corn oil are all healthy oils you should use when cooking and preparing foods.
Also, cooking medium heat is ideal but oil alone is not recommended.
# All fresh vegetables and fruits, such as green leafy vegetables and greens, broccoli, cauliflower, green beans, carrots, tomatoes, etc. Eat plenty of fiber-rich vegetables (dark leafy greens—good; corn–not so good), beans (all of them), and fruit (apples, pears, peaches, and berries have a lower GI than tropical fruits, like papaya and mangoes).
# Complex Carbohydrates
* Whole grains, pastas and cereals, brown rice, whole wheat bread, oats, millet, barley, kasha, cornmeal, polenta, etc.
# Stop eating 2-3 hours before bed time & dont eat carbs on dinner and sleep night 8 hours,
# Fill up 25-30 grams of fiber.
#Drink plenty of water before, during & after workout it increase your muscle tone is also important to lose weight keep hydrated, drink 8 glasses of water
# dont eat under than 1,200 calories
# if you take in more calories than you burn through daily activity and exercise you’ll gain weight__regardless of whether those calories come from “good” natural foods or “bad” processed meals. It’s that simple: Eat less exercise more,
Best Fats; Monounsaturated Fat Foods
* Avocado * Oil (canola, olive, peanut, sesame) * Olives (all)
* Nuts * Peanut butter, old-fashioned * Sesame seeds

Good Fats: Polyunsaturated Fat Foods
* Margarine (first ingredient is polyunsaturated oil)
* Mayonnaise (regular or reduced-fat)
* Nuts (walnuts) * Poultry
* Oil (corn, safflower, soybean, cottonseed)
* Salad dressing (regular & reduced-fat)
* Seeds (pumpkin, sunflower) * Liquid Vegetable Oil * Eggs * Meat

Bad Fats:Saturated Fats ( no more than 7% saturated fats)
* Bacon & bacon grease * Cheese * Milk
* Butter (stick, whipped, reduced-fat) * Eggs
* Coconut Oil * Cream * Cream cheese
* Ice cream * Lard & salt pork * Palm kernel oil * Cocoa Butter

Bad Fats: Trans Fats (no more than 1% trans fats)
look in ingredients Partially Hydrogenated Fats or Shortening
* Margarine (stick) * Nondairy creamers * Baked Goods
* Fired Foods * Also Found in Naturally In Meat & Dairy Products In Small Amount

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Your Question About Easy Weight Loss

Linda asks…

What are some good ways to lose weight for a teenager?

So I’m 16 years old, 6′ 0″ and I weigh about 255-260 lbs. I really would like to lose weight over this summer, and I need some good ideas. I’ve cut out a lot of unhealthy stuff from my diet, started only eating meat if it’s white meat, and exercising a lot. I would like to know of some good cardio work outs (other than running because my stamina is downright terrible for running) and other good workouts to lower breast fat. Because in all honesty it seems like my ‘manboobs’ are much more noticeable than my belly fat.

weight loss cardiff answers:

Eat healthy: eat 3 whole meals a day. For your meals, you want something healthy and that fills you up so that you don’t get hungry again for a long time. You need to also make healthy choices like eating whole wheat bread or whole grain bread instead of white bread and brown rice instead of white rice. Cut all junk food. They are bad for you and cause weight gain fast. Cut fast food as well! If you get hungry in between your 3 meals, eat a piece of fruit/vegetable, low-fat yogurt, skim milk, or fruit juice. THey are all good and healthy and will burn fat. As well as eating healthy, combine with exercise and you will lose the weight healthfully and easily. Diets don’t work in the long run. When you consume too little, or deprive yourself of certain foods, you are also not getting the essential nutrients. That’s why everyone gain the weight back and more in diets. Diet’s are a plan for fail. INstead, just focus on eating healthy. You will feel better, look better, and perform better. Opt for a healthy lifestyle, not a fad diet. That’s how you lose weight and keep it off for good.
For the exercise, don’t overdo yourself. Just walking, jogging for 1 hour each day will be more than enough. Rememeber to rest for 1 day of the week. Also, if 1 hour is too long for you, you can BREAK IT DOWN thorughout the day. Nobody said you have to get it all done in one shot, just do some after you wake up, some in the afternoon myabe, and sometime before or after dinner. It’s more managaeable that way. Walking, jogging, running or swimming are aerobic/cardio exercises and they burn the most calories and fat. They will make you strengthen or build your muscle and keep you burning more calories and fat.
Eat healthy and exercise is the golden rule of losing weight. Good luck hun 🙂

Michael asks…

HELP!!!!Not losing weight?

I dont get how people say to eat more than your basic calorie intake to MAKE UP for the calories you burn or youll go into starvation mode? My net calorie intake (inclu. The calories i burnt from gym) has been about <1100 kcals. So is this true? But wont you have to eat less to lose weight??

Im 15, 125 pounds, 5’4

Ps- wont eating what u are going to burn bring your net calorie to your basic calorie needs to maintain your weight be USELESS?

weight loss cardiff answers:

Your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) is about 1,430 calories (female, 15yo, 125lbs and 5’4), to which you should add calories you need for aerobics (like 8 calories/minute at your weight) plus calories for your growth, as you’re a growing teenager, so you need to eat more when having a growth spurt as to not stunt your growth (you get ravenous).

You should eat enough calories to at least cover your BMR or your body will adapt to a low caloric intake and lower your metabolism, making it very hard for you to use your body fat as you get an adjusted lower BMR and there are no formulas for those. And then, as soon as you would eventually start eating normally again, you would make body fat very easily, because you would have a lower metabolism and therefore regain all the weight you lost and keep going up, unless you exercise A LOT.

Your BMR is what you need to be alive because your body is dreaming, digesting, breathing, fighting off bugs with the immune system, repairing and regenerating, pumping blood with the heart, handling oxygen with the lungs, keeping your core temperature constant. Your brain, liver, lungs, heart, kidneys, intestines, all your organs are working 24/7. Even your skin is doing a good job to protect you from germs and stay hydrated.

Women’s BMR:
655 + (4.35 x weight in pounds) + (4.7 x height in inches) – minus (4.7 x age in years)

Men’s BMR:
66 + (6.23 x weight in pounds) + (12.7 x height in inches) – minus (6.8 x age in years)

You’re not a 60-year-old, 5’5 and 120lbs woman having a 1,200 calories BMR and eating more than that as hopefully she’s physically active.

You seem to be confused but the way you phrase your question confuses me as well… “wont eating what u are going to burn bring your net calorie to your basic calorie needs to maintain your weight be USELESS?”. I don’t understand that question.

To simplify things, I would suggest that you do not mix up your apples with your oranges (calorie intake vs. Calorie expenditure).

You do not lose weight by eating less…you only eat less if you were eating too much so you now you eat what you need and stop gaining weight (usually you have to lose weight because you gained too much weight, if you either ate too much or did not exercise enough or both).

Just eating less to lose weight puts you at risk to eat under your BMR (which is what you’re doing right now btw) so you’re sending your metabolism down the drain and any weight loss you could achieve would be irrelevant, as you would regain the weight back eventually…either that or you enter “eating disorders” territory.

Once you can manage to eat enough to cover your BMR and growth, then you can lose weight with exercising (3,500 calories of exercising for each pound of body fat that you wish to lose) so you don’t mess up your metabolism.

So you should eat 1,430 calories + whatever you want when having a growth spurt. Being ravenous and eating a lot (above your BMR) is not bingeing but growing when you’re a teenager. You’re supposed to gain 3 to 5 pounds a year until you reach your 20s and your adult body. BUT you already have an adult body weight and you’re only 15. Still your body wants you to gain weight every year and makes you ravenous so you eat more to get more nutrients for your growing bones and organs.

Now, if you want to lose weight because your friend (same age and height as yours) weighs only 95lbs (at the 5th percentile) and you weigh 125lbs (at the 67th percentile), then you feel fat because you weigh 30 pounds more. If you try to lose weight when your body wants you to gain weight, you’re fighting a losing battle. You could lose weight by eating under your BMR but that would not be a success as you would develop an eating disorder which would not feel like you’re winning your battle.

What you could do is MAINTAIN your weight for the next 5 years. Still eat enough to cover your BMR + growth, so you don’t mess up your metabolism and you can get taller but then when you’re having a growth spurt and needs to eat a lot…you just exercise more. I had a huge growth spurt at 16. I grew up 4 inches (eating like an ogre and being active all day long). The body looks much better when you’re taller.

Helen asks…

easy ways for a teenager to lose some weight?

I seriously need to lose 20 pounds, and I feel like I’ve tried everything. Anything you know of that could help me?

weight loss cardiff answers:

Well i’m a teenager and i see ur difficulty and most of these methods i use and i have lost 15 pounds (and it is harder for females to lose the weight)

first off try to cut Sugar out of your diet (or a Large soucre of Sugar) for me it was substituting Juice for Water

Drinking bottles and bottles of water can help you in many ways
-helps releases unhealthy toxins in side you
-it can help you kick craving since water can fill you up
-water weight can be worked off very easily

an effective way to lose weight without starving yourself is to make some of your meals smaller
the difference should kick some pounds

Last Advice …… Take your time
most weight lose doesn’t happen instantly so give it some time
but also keep in perspective certian certian pounds or baby weight you can’t excersize off

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Your Question About Easy Weight Loss

Maria asks…

Is being a vegetarian a good diet to lose weight?

I want to lose some weight, and I have always wanted to go vegetarian. Also can vegetarians eat fish? I know they are meat but the reason I want to ve vegetarian is because animals are tortured for their meat, but fish are just caught in the ocean, or kept in big spaces. Not tortured from my knowledge

weight loss cardiff answers:

You will lose the most weight from becoming vegan. I did, and I went from a 14 to a 7 in about a year. I’m 5’9″ and that equals almost 50lbs.

Cutting out meat is good, but when you lose the dairy (which is even worse in ways) you will really see results. Like within days.

You can still eat some processed foods (oreos!!) and lose weight. I did this without exercise to see what diet alone would do to me. I tried working out, purging and starving. This transformed me. Nothing else made a dent.

If you avoid cheese, trade in for almond milk, and stay away from eggs, you will be forced to make delicious and nutritious foods. The things vegans don’t eat are the things that are bad for you. That’s what it comes down to. All animal products including, meat, fish (which IS meat), milk, eggs, gelatin, honey, whey, casein etc.

I highly recommend it. I’m thin and healthy and happy. I wish I would have done it long ago, not only for myself, but for the animals and the environment as well. We are all being lied to. The secret of weight loss is no animals. That’s it!

Just look for a few new recipes so you’re ready to make the change and have food on hand. It’s so easy. I did it overnight.

Jenny asks…

How can i lose maximum amount of weight during the summer?

Alright, so im 16 going on 17. Im 5’1 and 138 lb. i REALLY need to lose weight this summer. Ill be working 5 days a week for 8 hours. I was planning on joining the gym and heading there before work starts. Also i want to buy a healthy dietary recipe book to cook with every day. What should i really do in order to lose the maximum amount of weight during the summer? i really want to shed at least 20 pounds of fat.

weight loss cardiff answers:

I would like to give you just a simple workout plan but it is not that easy to lose weight. It is going to take 3 important things. You need to look at the fundamentals and then build your plan on this foundation.

1. Exercise

2. Diet

3. Attitude / Motivation

I used to do fitness training when I was in college and I know exactly what it takes to lose those pounds.

1. Exercise. You must workout not less that 5 times per week. The best type exercise for losing weight is aerobic exercise. That means you have to get your heart rate up and breathing rate up. You should do a min. Of (5) 30 minute aerobic activities per week.
*walking is good but keep up a very fast pace and pump your arms to increase the blood flow and burns more calories! Biking is also good. Treadmill is also good.

2. DIET: You have to watch your calorie intake. Simple formula says: If you eat More calories than you burn you will Gain weight. If you eat Less calories than you burn you will Lose weight.
Eat salads with fat free dressing. Eat lots of fresh foods, carrots, celery. Eat high protein low fat meats like chicken breast out the car. Go to the deli and get lean roast beef and turkey and make sandwiches. Eat rice with no butter and no rich sauces. Stay away from ALL fast food! All the exercising won’t help if you don’t watch what you fuel your body with.

3. Attitude is glue that binds this weight loss formula together. Losing weight is not easy. It takes discipline and a positive attitude. It is not easy to change your eating and activities habits but you must do it. You have to target your goal and stay on track. A positive attitude will keep you on course!
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Lisa asks…

How to lose weight and gain muscle fast?

I’m 15 and 165 pounds. I know I have a lot of body fat and I just want to lose them. I want to gain muscles too as well. Is there any free diet plan which will allow me to lose weight and also have enough energy and strength in my body? If yes, please give me the full diet plan chart. Is going to gym effective and fast? How long and how many days should I work out a week? Please provide any extra information.

weight loss cardiff answers:

Best Diet Plan for Weight Loss with Meal Plans and Easy Recipes

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