Your Question About Easy Weight Loss

James asks…

lose weight FAST! all water diet?

so i start school in about 35 days and i want to lose at least about 15 pounds. i cant seem to lose weight! what should i do? all water diet for so many days/weeks? all somthing diet? if i do a water diet will i gain water weight first? if so how much? should i eat as little as possible or none at all? im thinking if i do somthing like this i will just lose the weight and i can keep it off. i do some kind of work out every day and its not like i eat really unhealthy? what do i do!? PLEASE help 🙁

weight loss cardiff answers:

Please listen to me: Last summer, I went through the exact thing, but during sleep away camp. I got in SO much trouble!! It sucked, because my doctor made me gain back all 15 lbs. I lost, and some. So now I’m losing it again, but by being smarter about the way I lose weight. Please do not go on an all-water diet, because not only will you cause yourself serious harm by not getting any nutrients (and possibly dying), you will gain back all weight as soon as you eat again (also, your stomach will have shrunken enough that your doc will freak out- trust me). So to lose weight fast smarter, try these tips:

-I keep my calories under 600 per day (this is sometimes called an “extreme-starvation” diet, because anything under 1000 calories is starvation).

-I drink 2 cups of water before and after every meal.

-Make a list of things to do when you feel the need to eat/are hungry and your already at or near your caloric limit (i.e. Reading, playing on the computer, exercising, etc.)

-Eat NO refined (processed) sugars. That is, don’t eat ANY candy, cookies, cakes, chocolates, sugary cereals (uncluding honey nut cheerios), etc. If you crave something sweet, make tea that is naturally sweet or eat a banana/grapes

-Something that helps me is keeping a journal every day. I write in it my planned meals for the day- 100 calories each, with room for 100 calories anywhere; my exercise goals (usually 30 minutes AT LEAST of cardio, strength, or yoga exercise); my current height, weight, measurements, and BMI (body mass index, search BMI on google if you don’t know what it is); and my goals for these (goal weight, measurements, and BMI).

Good luck! Also, check out my blog at for support!

John asks…


okay, I want to lose 15 pounds in less than a month.
I plan on: eating around 1200-1500 calories a day.
having a low carb diet for awhile then ease back once I get to my goal weight. (how low should a low carb be? I was thinking 90 carbs..?)
also running 5 times a week around 3+ miles a day

mornings, very early morning, I am going to start walking about 45 minutes before school to help shed the weight faster.

how long will it take to lose 15-20 pounds if I am 5’2 120lbs and 14?
no comment on my current weight I know I’m not obese!

weight loss cardiff answers:

Loosing weight fast is always an unhealthy thing.
There are many diets who tell you that you can loose a lot of weight in no time. And it is working, but you are doing no good to your body. And there’s also the Jojo-effect.
The best thing to lose and hold a healthy weight is healthy food, less sugar, lots of drinking water, and sports.
Diet has to begin in your head. And you already started to think about your nutrition. That’s an important step. It is too easy just to make a magazine-diet for 2-3 weeks and loose some weight. But it will come back soon again. If you are over-thinking your nutrition and activity, you will have a constantly good result. Isn’t that much better and healthier than a crash-diet ?

Laura asks…

What diet would help me lose weight fast?

Any special diets on how to lose weight fast?

weight loss cardiff answers:

Go wheat free. No pasta, pizza, bread and so on. And no food
after 7 p.m. People achieve marvellous results with it. Depending on
your initial weight, you can drop upwards from 20 pounds a month. If
you don’t eat wheat then you don’t eat all those sticky, fatty goey
cakes, you don’t eat junk food, and you don’t eat biscuits. But your
diet is still balanced. It costs nothing, and you do not have to
calculate points or to buy special meals or plans.
Here is the list of foods, separated into 3 categories:
– good sources of protein
– good sources of carbs
– good sources of fat

Good Sources Of Protein

Chicken (without skin)
Turkey (without skin)
Lean cuts of beef
Lean cuts of pork
Lean cuts of lamb
Lean cuts of veal
Egg whites
Tuna fish
Milk (2% or skim)
Cottage cheese (low fat/non fat)
Yogurt (low fat/non fat)
Black beans
Garbanzo beans (aka chick peas)
Kidney beans
Lima beans
Navy beans
Pinto beans
Pistachio nuts
Natural peanut butter
Pumpkin seeds
Sunflower seeds
Protein powder, protein shakes and protein bars

Good Sources Of Carbs
Brown Rice
Sweet potatoes
Bran cereals
Garbanzo beans (aka chick peas)
Kidney beans
Black beans
Navy beans
Pinto beans
Lima Beans

(Fruits And Vegetables)
Brussels sprouts
Romaine lettuce
Bok choy
Green peas

Good Sources Of Fat
Fish oil supplements
Natural peanut butter
Olive oil (extra-virgin)
Flax seeds
Flax seed oil
Pumpkin seeds
Sunflower seeds

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Your Question About Easy Weight Loss

Carol asks…

How many pounds will be lost in 2 weeks?

Okay my cousin is trying to lose weight..
They are 13, a girl, 130 lbs and their height is around 5’5

If they jog 1 for hour and do 100 jump rope things at day, about how many pounds will they lose in 2 weeks?

weight loss cardiff answers:

Hmm… Need to know their caloric intake. Normally, when dieting properly, people lose between .5 and 2 lbs/week. It’ll probably be about 1. They are being very active, but are a lower weight so it’ll be harder to lose.

Richard asks…

How to lose weight in 2 weeks?

I’m going on holiday in 2 weeks and I really want to lose some weight. I’ve read that cardio is a good way to lose weight at home. Can you recommend a routine that will let me lose fat for belly, bum, thigh and leg areas? Thank you.

weight loss cardiff answers:

Recently I’ve been trying to get rid of some weight too. I highly recommend you go on a high protein and low carb diet. But be very prepared. When I first started this diet I was basically starving myself because I wasn’t too sure on what to eat and stuff. You can eat loads of protein stick to whole meat and try stay away from greasy bacon and sausages, eat as little bread as you can that has helped me loads and stay away from fizzy drinks and snacking. If you don’t usually work out do a 2 mile walk a day or something like 30 minutes or more to start with and then maybe start jogging and then get into running. This has helped me and i have lost weight. When I first started I was so discouraged because I didn’t see a change straight away and started snacking again which was stupid but I have stopped snacking and getting that thin body I have always wanted. Good luck and eat loads of veg xD x

Thomas asks…

How Long Does it Take to See Weight Loss Results?

I’ve been losing weight for about 2 weeks now, ( 2 pounds a week) and I can’t see any difference in the (bum bum bum) mirror. My clothes feel different and I tried on my smallest shirt, and it didn’t feel as tiny. But I still can’t see anything in the mirror. How long does it take?

weight loss cardiff answers:

2 pounds a week for 2 weeks is just 4 pounds…its not that noticible….try to see how many inches you are around ur body (stomach, hips, chest…etc.) usually it will needto be more than 4 bpounds to see a difference..just saying


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Your Question About Easy Weight Loss

Donna asks…

What is the atkins diet?

Why would a low carb diet cause headaches fatigue and carbohydrates cravings?

weight loss cardiff answers:

The Atkins diet is a low carbohydrate diet program which restricts the consumption of carbohydrates for weight loss purposes. The Atkins diet is a weight loss diet designed by Dr. Robert Atkins in the year 1972. In 1972, Dr. Atkins recommended a low carb diet to treat obesity. The foods high in carbohydrates are replaced by foods high in proteins and fats. The calories from the carbohydrates are compensated by the calories from the fats and proteins. The Atkins diet is not only used to treat obesity, but also to treat epilepsy or diabetes.

Side effects of the Atkins diet include bad breath, dizziness, fatigue, nausea, weakness and others.

The Atkins diet and its side effects are discussed in detail in

Mark asks…

Which diet is better for quick weightlloss?

low carb diet, vegeterian diet, or a low calorie, low carb, and a low fat diet?

weight loss cardiff answers:

Low carb diets work (while you’re on them), but they’re hard on your kidneys and liver.

Low fat and low calorie diets are EXTREMELY hard to follow, because you’re constantly feeling hungry. Besides, many of the the “low-fat” foods have higher sugar levels and/or chemicals, which cause you to eat more… And thus prevent you from losing much weight.

Besides, you NEED healthy fats for your brain and organs to work properly. Most fat in our “modern” diets is the unhealthy type.

And, with virtually all diets, most people gain back all their pounds and more, once they stop dieting. Few people are disciplined enough to follow their “diet” for the rest of their lives.

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Daniel asks…

the sacred heart diet.?

has anyone been on the sacred heart diet? if you have please give me your thoughts and results of the diet.

weight loss cardiff answers:

I’ve tried the Cabbage Soup Diet, which is supposedly similar. Lost weight, but it made me so hungry I could’ve bitten someone’s hand off if they’d gotten between me and my tomato (the tomato and beef day). You’ll only lose water, if you lose anything at all. Most who’ve followed CSD can’t stay on it for more than a couple days due to the intense hunger. Here’s what I found out about Sacred Heart (it’s not from Sacred Heart or any valid healthcare source):

“The Sacred Heart Diet is a fad diet that has been circulating for many years. The diet was supposedly thought to come from the cardiology department at Sacred Heart Memorial Hospital where it was used for overweight heart patients. However, like most of these diets – this is an urban myth.

The Sacred Heart Diet has been called a number of different names (such as the Spokane Heart Diet, the Cleveland Clinic Diet, Sacred Heart Memorial Hospital Diet and the Miami Heart Institute Diet). The diet also bears a striking resemblance to the cabbage soup diet.

Background of the Diet
The Sacred Heart diet is a soup-based diet, and claims that you will lose 10-17 pounds in the first week. This may be true, but most of the weight will tend to be water – and will be gained right back very soon after the diet.

This diet is very clearly an unsustainable fad diet, but is not as nutritionally unsound as similar diets. Most of these diets claim some magical fat-burning science is involved, or that there is something special about the combination of foods. This is simply untrue – it is nothing more complex than a reduction in calories!

This diet is not recommended!!”

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Your Question About Easy Weight Loss

Linda asks…

im wondering how i can lose weight effectively and eat right?

i am trying to lose weight im 5*10 190 im 19 yrs old .i want to start eating right and exercising right but i have no idea what to do . i was wondering if anyone can give me an example of how to safely lose weight naturally without any pills or any of that bs. also if you could tell me how and what to eat and what not to eat. all help will be greatly appreciated thankyou very much 😀

weight loss cardiff answers:

Generally, the most effective and long-lasting way to lose weight is to do the old calorie method. You can find out your basic metabolic rate from any site online, such as After you have that number you know that without doing any excercise you have to eat a combined total of LESS than whatever that number is. To continue keeping your metabolic burn rate elevated you need to also do calorie-burning excercises that you enjoy. Depending on your current activity level, you should be able to easily up your workout regimine in increments so as to constantly “shock” your metabolic rate.

Carol asks…

How to effectively lose weight?

I am very dissappointed in myself. I have gained 20lbs in like 3 months 🙁 …..Ashamed. I am now 176lbs at 5’4. All my weight is basically spread out throughout my stomach and my thighs. I want to know what is best for me to lose these 20lbs I have gained. I am so stressed out that it is causing me to gain more!! Please Help!

weight loss cardiff answers:

3 Super Diet Tips to Lose Effectively

1) You have to have some healthy fats with most of your meals. This is very important if you want to maintain the correct fat burning, muscle building hormone levels. Eating enough healthy fats will also help you to keep your appetite in check.

The best source of good fats are seeds, egg yolks (organic free range), raw nuts, avocado, coconut oil and extra virgin olive oil (has the highest antioxidant of all olive oils)

Top Tip – eat a handful of raw nuts or mixed nuts almonds, walnuts, pecans (all healthy choices) three times daily, about half an hour before meals. This will damper your appetite and provide your body with fiber, protein and healthy fat. This will help you to eat less calories at meal times and give you a great boost of nutrition because of the high density of nutrients in most nuts.

2) You should always try to eat a quality, high protein with each meal or snack. These would include grass-fed meats, raw dairy, nuts and beans will suppress your appetite and will help you to easily control your calorie intake.

These quality proteins will help you to build lean muscle, especially if you have a regular, hard work out. Your metabolism will be much higher from the lean muscle you are building up.

When you eat enough protein with your meals it will also help your body control blood sugar and insulin levels by slowing down the breakdown of undigested carbohydrates.

3) I don’t believe that a very low carb diet can be maintained, however, most people struggle to lose weight all their lives because of daily overeating excessively processed carbohydrates like refined sugars and refined grain starches.

The sugar found in fruits and berries are acceptable because the fiber in them helps slow the intake of sugar in the body. Just avoid fruit juices, which are almost only sugar, and because of the processing the fiber has been removed, so there is little goodness left.

Steven asks…

Can you name me a meal that is suitable for a diabetic athlete?

I know this meal needs lots of carbohydrates and proteins. But how do you make a meal suitable for a diabetic?
And what must you consider in planning a diabetic’s meal other than the amount of sugar in it?

weight loss cardiff answers:

Do you know anything about Glycemic Index?
Every diabetic should know about this!

Glycemic Index (GI) is the rate food is digested and turned into glucose. There is a low, medium and high GI. Eating foods with a low GI is best for your body. Theses foods are slowly digested, which does not cause a spike in blood sugar levels, which also prevents the pancreas from excreting high levels of insulin to balance it out.

Eating med. GI foods causes a moderate spike in sugar levels and causes the same in insulin to be excreted. These foods are ok to eat OCCASIONALLY and suggested to eat along with low GI foods to lower the overall GI.

Eating high levels of GI foods is really bad for your sugar levels. These foods are easily digested because they have little fiber and are already broken down through processing, before you consume them. Therefore, they cause spikes in your sugar levels, which causes your pancreas to excrete high levels of insulin to balance it out.
Effectively , eating med. And high GI foods causes your pancreas to “freak out” and overwork. After a long time of this occurring, your pancreas is no longer working effectively, which is one of the main reasons for having type 2 diabetes.

You can Google this topic easily, and get a list of all these foods, and try to avoid med, and high GI foods
Also, eating low GI foods are a great, and safe way to lose weight (I lost 20 lbs ) while eating this way, and still counting!

Here are some examples:
High GI: Low GI:

-potato chips – whole grain, or 100% whole wheat bread
-beer – Brown rice or basmati
-white rice – most fruit and veggies
-white bread
– over cooked rice and noodles

These are just a few examples, but the internet has loads of info on the Glycemic index

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