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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