Your Question About Easy Weight Loss

Sandra asks…

How can I stop struggling with my weight loss and finally reach my weight goal?

I have been in this particular weight loss program for over 2 years now . Since then I had loss some weight but then gained it back. (twice) Also, sometimes I go thru these depression moods and will binge on sweets. I don; t know what the block is that;s hindering me from reaching my weight loss goal ; I needs to lose about half of my weight.

weight loss cardiff answers:

Eat rather small meals five or six times daily,of really healthy foods– think fruits and veggies and whole grains, take three to five short walks a day, (both will contribute to kicking up your metabolic rate), and drink more water, do not eat after 6pm.
Just don’t expect overnight miracles here, it’s just unrealistic and will set you up for failure. Quit the bathroom scale habit, go by how you feel and whether your favorite clothes are getting bigger on you…also try a handful of almonds half hour prior to eating your later in the day meals, they have something to do with appetite suppression.

Daniel asks…

Strength training in a weight loss program?

One always hears how strength training is good for a weight loss program, or how permanently switching to a better diet and incorporating strength training will add muscle and bring down the fat level.

How is this possible, though? Doesn’t the body need a surplus of caloric intake (relative to stable rate) in order to add muscles, and a deficit of calories to burn fat? How do those two elements go together?

My guess would be that eating the biggest meal of the day, with slightly more protein than usual, following a strength training session will result in a “surplus” of calories for a short “time window” (say, the 3 hours following a workout) and in that time frame, the body will actually use energy/protein to build muscle. Once one goes back to small portions, the body will once again resort to burning fat instead of building muscles.

So basically, strength training with weight loss is possible, although the strength gains will be lesser than usual, and the weight loss slower?

weight loss cardiff answers:

The only time that you need to be in a caloric surplus to add muscle is when you are at low fat percentages. However, you will need a surplus of NUTRIENTS (especially carbs and protein) to add muscle.

For example, someone who weighs 200 lbs and has 20% body fat will have a lean mass of 160 lbs and a resting metabolic rate of around 1950 calories per day.

If he eats 250 grams of carbs, 130 grams of protein, and 40 grams of fat per day, he will get adequate protein and carbohydrates while only consuming 1880 calories per day.

This will put him in a caloric deficit even when you do not factor in the calories that he will be burning from exercise. If he is lifting weights, he will be gaining muscle while slowly losing fat due to the caloric deficit.

Here is an article about muscle growth and a calorie estimator for gaining muscle while losing fat.

Also, the increased muscle from working out will burn more calories.

John asks…

Im having problems getting re-motivated in weight loss and Im not sure what to do. Any advice?

I was on a weight loss program for a year and I lost 48 pounds and now a year later I have almost gain all of it back. I cannot seem to get re-motivated. Ive read weight watchers stuff and other weight loss books but I just cant seem to get back on track. Im really not happy with myself but cant seem to change. Does anyone have any tips, tricks or advice?

weight loss cardiff answers:

Go to the shops and pick something (not food) that you want to buy.

Now, you can’t buy it for yourself untill you have lost 5lb’s.

Repeat until goal weight is obtained.

Powered by Yahoo! Answers