Your Question About Easy Weight Loss

Helen asks…

Weight loss?

where can I find a website that will MAIL free weight loss info? I need it to be mailed NOT emailed.

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.

Ruth asks…

How hard or easy is it to maintain weight loss?

I’m slowly but steadily losing weight on my diet and exercise plain. I went from over 250 to 240 in about a month and a half. I think I would have lost more but I had a couple of weekend binges.

When I eventually reach my goal, how can I keep the weight off? I can’t only take in 1200 calories for the rest of my life and eat mostly Lean Cuisines like I’m doing now. I’d like to be more normal like my friends. It would be nice to go out and have a few beers and nachos with friends without worrying about getting fat again.

weight loss cardiff answers:

I currently maintaining a weightloss of about 30 pounds, which i achieved the middle of last year.
I’m finding that maintenance, just like the weightloss process, has it’s challenges.

To maintain my slimmer body, I have to be aware of what I eat, the portions of the food I eat & whether my eating plan is nutritionally balanced.
There’s no going back to my old unhealthy eating habits. That doesn’t mean I have to feel deprived from the occasional indulgence like cookies and chocolate, just as long as I’m sensible about the portion sizes & make sure the rest of my eating plan is healthy and balanced.

If you seriously want to maintain your weightloss consider giving up eating lean cuisine.
Cook your own meals instead & learn how to create your own meal plan and food combinations. You can’t expect to live the rest of life eating pre-packaged meals, so learn healthy eating habits now which you can realistically continue doing for the rest of your life.

A basic lunch/dinner meal, should ideally contain 1/4 starchy vegetables (like potato) or wholegrains, 1/4 lean protein (beans, meat, fish etc) & 1/2 non-starchy vegetables. That’s the plan I’ve been basing my meals on, during and after my weight-loss.
And I spent alot of time trying out different types of healthy foods, have learnt to like eating oatmeal in the mornings, try to make sure I’m getting adequate fibre and protein, have reduced my need for diet coke, have got use to eating salad & have created many other new healthy eatings habits.

It hasn’t always been easy, and it takes a daily commitment to make healthy eating and exercise choices, but my improved new healthy habits help to keep me slim and heathy :.)

Concerning calories
If you haven’t already, use a website like calorieking, sparkspeople, dailyplate etc, to find out the estimated amount of calories required for your body, in both weight-loss and maintance mode.
1200 calories is only a guideline, everybody is unique with different heights, ages, exercise routines etc, so require different amount of calories. Depending on your current stats, you might possibly be under-eating for healthy weight loss.

Once you reach maintenance, gradually increase your calories, by eating bigger portions sizes, including a few more healthy snacks & perhaps allowing more indulgences (in controlled portion sizes).
It takes awhile to establish a healthy lifestyle routine you can maintain in the long-term. You might even lose a few pounds and regain a few pounds back again, until you work out what routine works best for you.

And instead of just relying on a scale, once you reach a healthy size you want to maintain, treat yourself to a new pair of jeans. Use these jeans like a pair of scales. If they are starting to feel a bit snug, look over your eating and exercising routine, and make adjustments if necessary.

Mandy asks…

Weight loss is not so easy!?

eat less exercise more :-[ Ive done everything and the weight BARELY budges. I’ve only lost 3 pounds in a month of moderately intense exercise and diet. I ran more then 3 miles/6 days a week and ate 900-1500 calories a day. Since that didn’t work I added more calories. Still, nothing. Then I cut back on exercise (that’s what Im doing now).

Please tell me why it’s not working. From now on I will only walk one mile a day and eat 1000 calories (of healthy foods). Hmph only 7 pounds away from where I need to be =/

weight loss cardiff answers:

I don’t know your age or how overweight you are, but your problem may have something to do with the source of calories you are taking in. Cooked and processed foods have no living enymes in them so your body has to give up enzymes that are intended to operate the various functions of the organs. Read the following. It may help.
Here’s a serious answer. I hope it helps.
*If want to get fit and/or lose weight, here’s my Weight Loss Program through Body Building and Nutrition. It works! First, don’t Use Diet Pills. They are bad for you. Most of them are just a scam or they are addictive. Counting calories is a pain in the neck. It will drive you nuts. But, losing weight is simple. You just have to do the right things.
*(If you are older and have not exercised in many years you should see your doctor and have a stress test done to be sure your heart is ok before starting this program. Also, walking eveyday is a good lifelong practice.)
*Fad diets sometimes work but, you can be sure that at least 25% of the weight you lose will be muscle. Then when you stop the diet you will gain back all of the weight you lost but no muscle. So, you will have 25% more fat than you did before! Fad diets just aren’t worth the bother.
*Fasting or skipping meals will teach your body that famine is common in your world and your body will begin to store more fat to get you through the next period when food is not available. It’s better to eat healthy foods often to teach your body that food is plentiful and that there is no need to store calories as fat. Eat a vegetablw or frui every two hours.
*Here’s a simple trick that can help you lose weight without doing anything else. Drink a litre of water as soon as you wake up in the morning and then drink two more throughout the day. You’ll notice a difference the first month.
*Here’s another trick that works. For every pound of muscle that you add, your body will burn 3000 calories (1lb) of fat every day. That means that just by having an extra pound of muscle on your body you will burn a pound of fat every day! So, add muscle!
*This is the fastest way to add a pound of muscle.
Squats and Pushups! You do them on alternate days;
squats one day, pushups the next. And you do them SuperSlow style. That is, you do the easy part twice as slow as the hard part. That way you fatigue the muscles quickly. Then you rest the muscles for 48 hours which gives the body a chance to make new muscles.
*Squats should be done with a wide stance and all the way to the floor. Pushups the with palms shoulder width apart and all the way to the floor, then all the way up. Use the full range of motion of the muscle group you are trying to develop. If you are too weak to do pushups, try them with your knees on the floor or do them with your feet on the floor and your hands an the bed.
*The idea is to tire the muscles out completely so do a set of squats until you can’t do another, then rest for a couple of minutes and do it again. Do that 3 times and you’re done for the day. The following day, don’t do squats but do pushups. Do them the same way, going down twice as slow as you come up.
*You will lose weight fast, unless you add more junk food and fat to your diet. Instead, eat at least 5 to 7 different raw vegetables and fruits every day. Cut out anything that comes in a bag, box, can, bottle or any kind of package. In other words, cut out all processed foods, soft drinks and sweets. Eat more grains and less red meat. Check out the Food Pyramid.
*If you really want to give your body the best possible chance to be healthy and fat free, go to (Link at bottom of page) and order their weight loss formula and Essentials for Life. That will give you all the vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and probiotics that your body needs and will keep you feeling better and healthier. They also have a Proteabolic Mass Formula for serious athletes who want to build muscle mass quickly and safely.
*Weight loss without exercise is not good. You need to eat healthy, exercise and get your rest. You will feel better, look better and be healthier. Try it for a week. You will notice a difference. You will feel better and that will motivate you to continue.
*Losing weight only in specific areas of the body is impossible. You can’t just lose weight around the belly, for instance. So, if you want tight, rippled abs, do crunches and leg raises every other day the way I described above.
*One last point, stretching is essential for a number of reasons. Pick up a copy of ”Stretching” by Bob Anderson. Read the intro and understand his reasoning before you do the exercisis. Good luck!
*This information is based on my personal and professional experience.
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Betty asks…

What is the fastest and easiest way to lose weight in your arms?

I’m 15 and fairly thin but my arms are a bit chubby so how can I lose weight in them fast and easily? Without using diet pills or anything…

weight loss cardiff answers:

Lift weights or something. Or get those rubber strips and pull on them, I’m not sure! ^^

Sandy asks…

How can my sister lose weight faster?

My sister and I started dieting at the beginning of January (like a million other people haha!) I’m 23 and trying to lose about 30 pounds. I can lose weight very easily and have lost 15 ,pounds so far and she’s trying to lose 100 pounds and hasn’t lost but 5! As far as I know she has been eating healthy and she’s put on most of that weight will pregnant with my two nieces. We go to the gym every night and she always does way more than I do. The gym doesn’t have many options because it’s in her apartments complex. She usually does the elliptical for a half hour and the treadmill all the way inclined on a fast walk for a half hour and sometimes does the little bike thing lol. Anyway, I feel like she should be seeing more results? She isn’t lazy or anything because she’s always running after the two girls. Anything she can do to make it come off better? I know it’s not something that happens over night but five pounds a month seems like nothing. I would love for her to get back to her normal weight and I know it would make her happy. Any advice I can give her? Thanks in advance!

weight loss cardiff answers:

It’s good to only lose 1-2lbs per week, but when you have 100lbs to lose, it will be coming off faster than that at first. She’s clearly still eating too much. Losing weight is 80% diet and 20% exercise. You can workout all day, but if you’re still eating junk, then you just won’t see much progress. If she has 100lbs to lose, it should be coming off pretty fast at first, but I can guarantee you that she is NOT eating as healthy as she says she is. It’s very easy to overestimate the number of calories you eat each day, so putting it all down so you can truly see what you’re eating is a great idea. If she REALLY is eating healthy and not losing, she should see a doctor to check her thyroid.

I would recommend you tell her about a website called My Fitness Pal or download the app. It’s a site for adults looking to lose weight and get healthier. It’s free to join and they tell you how many calories to eat based on your height/weight/age and how much weight you want to lose per week. It’s also great for connecting with other people who are also trying to lose and get healthier. She can add friends, ask questions, create a blog or you don’t have to do any of that. It’s a wonderful site.

Good for you for trying to help her out. Good luck to the both of you!

Linda asks…

What’s a REALLY good way to lose weight fast?

Whats a good way to lose weight fast and not worry about weight rebound and please dont tell me excercise and eat healthy PLEASE BE SPECIFIC cuz im either skateboarding or playing soccer half the time and I try to eat healthy most of the time but what can I say? I just love food!! Anyway, any tips???

weight loss cardiff answers:

Hi Mimi,

I’ve definitely got some tips for you, and I won’t just say “eat healthy and exercise” 🙂

That’s awesome that your active, that’s half the battle, other half is eating properly. To lose weight as fast as possible and do it in a healthy way is not as hard as people think. Just cutting SODA and sugary drinks from your diet COMPLETELY is just one awesome way to lose weight fast. That along with the other tips I’m going to share below and you will be on your way to easily losing the weight and keeping it off.

As cliche as it may sound you gotta eat your veggies. They are amazingly good for you, also raw nuts (almonds are best) fruits, and 100% whole grain breads instead of white flours (white flour is very bad for you, read up on it if you get the chance!) Try and stay away from fried foods and fast food as much as possible, and other empty calories and foods that provide you no nutrients, like ice cream/candy/cake etc. Common sense goes a long way with what foods to eat and how to be healthy, so use it 🙂

Building healthy eating habits and keeping the weight off in the long term is what you should really strive for. Also, make sure you don’t count calories, it can drive you CRAZY! Just eat GOOD calories, and when your satisfied, stop eating. Try to eat more meals a day and portion them smaller, it really is proven to speed up your metabolism and burn fat way faster. If you mix this in with the other things I’ve shared, you will be on your way to easily losing weight and keeping it off.

Just be persistent, set goals, make little changes and stick with them. You will get to where you want to be. You really have to want it, I did and I’m at my goal weight now. Please check out my blog, I think you will enjoy the information and my weight loss story. The link is below and best of luck hon.

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John asks…

Do I have to constantly be running to lose weight?

So, the big thing is that in order to lose weight, running is the best thing to do. All the weight loss articles talk about how you should run for a certain amount of miles or for a certain amount of time, but I can only do very little right now.

I’ve been using the track in my college’s gym to try to lose weight. I can only jog once around before I get physically exhausted. Then, I walk a lap, then I return to jogging again for another lap, and this routine continues for about 45 minutes. I was wondering if by doing this jog-walk-jog-walk routine 5 times a week will help me lose weight.

weight loss cardiff answers:

Physical activity is much less important to weight loss than the way you eat. Physical fitness and exercise are important for overall health, but your diet is the largest contributor to your weight.

In terms of using exercise to support weight loss in addition to healthy eating habits, running is not the best thing to do. Your exercise should include a variety of things, not just cardio, if you want the most bang for your buck.

What you are doing works very well for improving cardiovascular fitness, the combination of running and walking is typically the best way for a beginner to improve.

Carol asks…

If I start running around 5 miles a day, am I going to lose weight or gain muscle?

Basically my question is: Am I going to lose weight from running, or am I gonna gain weight from the muscle I may gain?
I read that you don’t gain muscle from just running alone. Is that true? I need to condition for cross country if I’m trying out next year but I don’t wanna be big and bulky and man-looking and weigh 10 pounds more from all the muscle running might give

weight loss cardiff answers:

If you run five miles everyday you will lose weight. You don’t really gain muscle from running. Your legs will build up more muscular endurance and some strength but that’s it. Welcome to the painful world of running. I’ve been doing track and cross country for 6 years now. I don’t have much trouble falling asleep

Sandra asks…

Is is faster to lose weight running or work out?

Is if faster to lose weight working out or running?

weight loss cardiff answers:

Both. Do both. But if gou can only do one i recomend a personal trainer workout or a ym exercise like zumba

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Donna asks…

What eating habits are ideal for weight loss?

I’ve heard snacking through out the day is good, but then i’ve heard that you shouldn’t snack to loose weight. I’m currently trying to loose weight and i have the working out part down, i just need to figure out the eating part of things. I’ve been trying to eat less calories than normal, but i always end up slipping.

What are your thoughts on different eating habits geared towards weight loss?

weight loss cardiff answers:

Hi Blondie,

As far as the IDEAL eating habits, which is what I think you’re asking here, I would not worry too much about counting calories and slipping up on that, because that can drive you insane! But more just think about the actual quality of those calories. Building healthy eating habits and keeping the weight off in the long term is what you should really strive for.

As cliche as it may sound you gotta eat your veggies. They are amazingly good for you, also raw nuts (almonds are best) fruits, and 100% whole grain breads instead of white flours (white flour is very bad for you, read up on it if you get the chance!) Try and stay away from fried foods and fast food as much as possible, and other empty calories and foods that provide you no nutrients, like ice cream/candy/cake etc. Substitute Soda for water and 100% pure juice (this was HUGE for me, I lost 10 pounds doing ONLY this)

Just be persistent, set goals, make little changes and stick with them. You will get to where you want to be. You really have to want it, I did and I’m at my goal weight now. Please check out my blog, I think you will enjoy the information and my weight loss story. The link is below and best of luck hon.

David asks…

Why is sleep so important to weight loss?

Everything I read it seems as if sleeping 8 hours every night can help with weight loss. Why is this?

weight loss cardiff answers:

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James asks…

Is it even appropriate to have a weight loss blog if you’re under 150 pounds heavy?

I created a weight loss blog on tumblr, but after reading some of the others, I can’t help but feel bad. These amazing girls who are like 200-300 pounds heavy are struggling everyday and losing weight. they are amazing… and then there’s me a 5’7, 146 pound heavy girls who want’s to lose weight.
I am planning on posting some pictures, but… my body really doesn’t look that bad (especially not if im sucking my tummy in) and it looks like a body of an ex-200 pound girl who struggled to lose 50 pounds. I dont want to offend anyone or be rude… I really want to lose like 20-25 pounds and get some muscles because I want to feel more confident, be fit and all.. I promise I dont have bad intentions. This blog keeps me very motivated. Is it okay?

weight loss cardiff answers:

It’s fine! Everyone has their own interests. Yours is toning up what you have. You actually may not lose weight but even put it on if you develop some good muscle. But strangely, even with being heavier, you will look slimmer and won’t have to suck in your stomach. Go for it!

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