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William asks…

Please Help. Summer Weight Loss Plan?

Please, Please, Please read even if it is long.

I’m 16, 5’8 and 200 pounds this summer i really want to lose 50 pounds my plan is:

Breakfast: Oatmeal and 2 Egg whites
Lunch: Salad, involving baby carrots, Grapes, Berries, depending on the day
Dinner: Whatever my mom cooks but portioned out.

Drinks: Water only.

Jogging once a day 6 days a week, 2 miles.

Thanks guy, how much weight loss do you think is possible by Sept 5

weight loss cardiff answers:

You might be consuming more calories than you burn. Consume fewer (but do not starve yourself) and you will lose weight.

With sensible eating and exercise, you can a large amount of weight over time. Also, the body will allow about two pounds of weight loss (not water weight) per week. Luckily for you, that will be about 32 lbs. Lost in four months. If this seems fast to you, then be happy, it can be done.

Think of it this way: “x” is the amount of calories you consume, “y” is what you burn. Only if x is less than y will you lose weight. It’s simple math.

There is a correct way and a wrong way to lose weight. When you consume too few calories per day, your body thinks that it’s facing a famine and it slows the metabolism, so that weight loss is more difficult. This ability has helped man survive for as long as we did. Although food is plentiful today, that feature has not changed.

Therefore, the right way to lose weight is to cut a few hundred calories per day and exercise. Doing one without the other leads to slow progress. Consume whole grains (100% whole wheat bread; plain “wheat” bread is not the real thing) and more fruits and vegetables. Exercise need not be intense; twenty minutes of brisk walking a day, three times a week will suffice. Keep to this plan and the weight will come off slowly but surely. Cutting 500 calories per day and exercising would lead to losing at least one pound per week. In addition, exercise helps speeds up the metabolism, eventually leading to quicker weight loss. But it won’t happen overnight.

Although you may want to diet, but a lot of diets require you to restrict yourself to certain foods or keep a very low calorie intake, which is why many diets fail. You could eventually lose weight by starving yourself, but not without hunger pangs, fatigue and possible blackouts. You may not want to wait, but in the long run, losing weight the correct way is actually faster than starving yourself.

Furthermore, other weight loss plans require that you spend money on expensive meal plans or pills, etc. In conjunction with exercising on your own. While the exercise is free either way, why spend you money on unnecessary things? You can simply do a brisk 20 minute walk through the neighborhood (at least three days a week) and eat healthier for about the same cost as what you spend on groceries already.

Finally, throw fatty snacks out of the house. Chips or cookies will not hurt you every now and then, but why have the temptation? Replace them with fresh fruits that can be eaten by hand, such as apples and bananas. In addition, only drink water, milk, and 100% fruit juices. When you’re out at the mall, avoid buying a quick snack. Don’t take a lot of money with you, just in case.

Steven asks…

Weight Loss Plan????????????????/?

im 5 feet 6 inches and 140 pounds. i would like to lose a little weight before bikini season;) but i need to get on a plan. not any special wonder diets just a plain and simple plan including what foods i should eat and how long should i run each day. i would like to lose at least 30 pounds maybe 40 by the end of may. please help me and no mean comments. 🙂

weight loss cardiff answers:

Losing 10 lbs a month is a good and safe target. Any faster weight loss is likely to be temporary only and in most cases you regain it all.

Running, jogging, cycling, swimming, dancing, push ups, sit ups, squats, brisk walking and power walking all help for weight loss but dieting helps more.

One of the healthiest weight loss diets is the DASH diet.

The healthy DASH diet can help you lose weight safely and effectively, lower your cholesterol and lower your blood pressure.

It is based on an eating plan rich in fruits and vegetables, and low-fat or non-fat dairy, with whole grains. It is a high fiber, low to moderate fat diet, and is rich in potassium, calcium, and magnesium.

You can see further details in a web search for “dash diet” + “lose weight”.

Jenny asks…

LA weight loss… Meal plan…..?

Okay, I am fat, and I am broke…. No jokes please. I have tried EVERYTHING from cardio to Metobloic weight loss, to the Zone. Anyway, I keep hearing how the LA Weight Loss meal plans are so great. IF you have been on it and can share the meal plans that would be great…

weight loss cardiff answers:

I was on LA Weight Loss and it really did work, but once I stopped using their LA Lites (they were VERY expensive) snack bars I stopped loosing the weight at the rate I had been loosing it. I was working out and doing everything LA Weight Loss told me to do except use their LA Lites and their suppliments and I began to gain weight. I stopped doint the LA Weight Loss plan, but I learned a TON from it. You have to have portion control, you have to restrict your calories, eat more fruits and veggies, and less meats (proteins) and just a little good fat each day. You need to drink water lots of water and give up sodas and kool aids and even high calorie juices. You need to get moving. Walking 30 mins a day is a great way to get exercise. You don’t need to spend a ton of money on these plans to make it work. I’m currently loosing weight by doing everything on my own, I eat less, but more often (usually 3 small meals and 2 snacks a day). I drink water and tea (tea is my little indulgence), I walk daily. If its raining or too hot to go outside I walk up and down the stairs to my basement for an hour. My butt and legs burn after doing that, but I feel great. I hope that this has helped and if you want some ideas from my LA Weight Loss books just email me….i think i still have some great recipes, I also have a few easy weight watchers recipes that are good too. Good luck to you!!

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Mandy asks…

how can i make my face shape look thiner?

hi, my face has always looked a bit chubby even though i’m thin. I’d really like my face to look thin, so any suggestions would be great.
Oh, and any easy and quick weight loss diets would be appreciated!

weight loss cardiff answers:

Be sure and use blush-to give your face shape and definition! Don’t do the round circles on your cheeks. Find your cheek bones and do the long, sweeping, upward brush motion. Then buy a foundation color that is a shade or 2 darker than what you use on your face. Use the darker color (using 1 finger) on the edge of face-from your ear lobe, down your jawline and chin. Finish off with the lightest brush of pale blush on your forehead and down edge of your jawline. Good luck!

Michael asks…

How do weight loss meal systems like nutrisystem decide about portion sizes and calories?

How do weight loss meal systems like nutrisystem decide about portion sizes and calories?
I mean there are people all over the weight spectrum when it comes to dieting. Do they have different portion sizes for different sized people?
Otherwise I just wouldn’t get how a 400 pound and a 200 pound man would have to take in the same amount of calories to try to lose weight?
Any ideas?

weight loss cardiff answers:

They spend a lot of time figuring it all out before telling you. It might be easier to figure out on the Weight Watchers program where you get points, but that program is only for those who don’t have metabolism problems (in my opinion) because they allow carbos and even desserts, but I cannot lose weight eating those.

As for different weights taking in the same thing… still works, but if you are like 400 and only eat 1100 calories a day for example your weight will come off faster than a 200 pounder unless there is a metabolism/thyroid problem, also depending on exercise.

Sandy asks…

How do you lose a lot of belly fat fast?

I was just wondering, what pills are best for trying to lose belly fat fast? Please any info on any weight loss (besides diet and exercising) would be wonderful!

weight loss cardiff answers:

You can lose belly fat on a healthier way.
No Pills and no diet can promise to lose especial your belly fat
You can loos weight easy and healthy without yo yo.

Weight loss is a lifestyle and not a event.
Think about this
I wish you good luck

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Susan asks…

What is the best quick weight loss plans. ex. slimfast or lean cuisine.?

My friend needs to drop 30 pounds fast in order to recieve an acting role. We don’t have the time to create all the healthy foods and such so we were going to buy some things such as slimfast or lean cuisine. However, has anyone actually tried these and such? And by the way, she is parterning this with an excerise plan. Not just eating this stuff. Thanks to everyone that helps.

weight loss cardiff answers:

None of that diet crap works, honest to God, just eating healthy and cut back on eating so many snacks high in sugar helps. I am a small person and stay that way because I always eat breakfast (healthy…no sweet junk) and I stay away from sodas yet sometimes I let my sweet tooth get the best of me…plus I work out 5 times a week for about an hour. Its hard work to stay in good shape but it pays off in the end.

Chris asks…

weight loss…?

Does anyone know of a specific weight loss plan that i could follow? i’d like to lose weight and as quick as possible. by weight loss plan, i mean meal plans plus workout tips. i would like to make my legs slimmer…thanks

weight loss cardiff answers:

The key to successful weight loss is to adopt a dietary approach that will promote lasting fat loss and by that eliminate the need for future dieting. Of course, no one dietary approach is right for everyone.

There is, however, a specific, effective, natural weight loss plan that might suit you well. It consists of eating the Paleolithic kinds of foods that our ancestors ate, which are natural for us to eat. This type of diet excludes refined or processed foods (apart from a few treats/cheats a week). It consists of eating natural foods in whatever amounts you like, so you never need be hungry

I’ve given the Internet link for the free diet, and the free fitness workout tips that accompany it, at the bottom of this answer.

If you are interested, at that same resource there are two free e-books: “How to Stop Emotional Eating” and “Meditation An Aid To Weight Loss.”

That specific dietary approach works well because our ancestors didn’t evolve eating carbohydrates. As a result, our bodies are: well equipped to consume good fats and proteins and poorly equipped to consume refined/processed carbs.

When we adopt a natural weight loss diet more like the one our Paleolithic ancestors had and begin to move (exercise) more often, as our active ancestors did, we can lose weight fairly quickly and keep the weight off.

The most comprehensive weight loss programs always combine healthy eating with the right kind of exercise because this helps to replace body fat with muscle, which in turn helps to stop body fat from returning.

You will fid the free dietary approach, free exercise program/workout tips, and the two free e-books at the Internet resource listed below.

I wish you lots of luck with your diet, Carissa.

Daniel asks…

Weight loss meal plans and low calorie dinners?

I need a website that I can go to for recipes and possibly a meal planner. I am new to the whole eating healthy and watching my weight thing. I need this website to be free. That is my problem I can find all kinds of website like this but none that don’t cost. I’m a mom of three so I need a simple website that can assist me to reach my goals. Thank you.

weight loss cardiff answers:

You can buy a pair of dumbells which can be used for a variety of exercises that will help you build muscle. Start eating more proteins,,..,, it will help build muscle and your overall health. Hope this helps!

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William asks…

What is a good weight loss plan (like food plans and exercise)?

I want to be able to lose weight with a good food plan and exercise
i want to lose like 5 pounds a week or 2 i want to lose 20 in a month or so … can you help me?

weight loss cardiff answers:

Cut out soda, fried foods, and sugary foods. Eat more fiber and drink 8 glasses of water, which will help fill you up and help your metabolism. Get 30 minutes of exercise per day, the more aerobic, the better. Keep a diary of daily food intake. And finally, try to enlist a friend to do the diet with you, it makes it easier to stick to it if both people have to be accountable to each other.

Thomas asks…

What are some good weight loss meal plans?

I need meal plans for dieting. Along with the recipes. Even if you gave me a website that has free ones that would be helpful = ) thanks

weight loss cardiff answers:

Try Nutrisystem. They use the glycemic index. I loved it. Just got a little costly at $300 a month for the food. You can sign up on thier website and look on the message boards. There is a guy who posts name the Jazzman who has hundred of recipes that follow the glycemic index but you can do you them at home yourself. There was another girl who post on the message boards daily. The post was called Daily Meals with Pics, or something to that effect. She also does the glycemic index at home on her own. Following it is amazing. I lost 23 lbs in 6 weeks. Good luck to you.

Steven asks…

I want some exercise plans for weight loss?

I want some exercise plans for weight loss?

weight loss cardiff answers:

Don’t exercise for fat loss. Exercise for fitness.

Any exercise will burn calories but no exercise will burn fat unless your diet allows it. You can burn fat in your sleep or you can run all day and never burn any fat. It all depends on your diet.

Fat loss is determined by calorie control, not by exercise. Good exercises for burning calories are speed walking, biking, swimming, dancing, etc. And ANY other physical activity which makes you move a lot of weight for a long time. But NO exercise is good for burning fat if you eat too many calories because you can always eat more calories than you can burn.

Too many people waste energy and time because they do not understand this one simple point. The result is too often giving up in frustration, abandoning gym memberships they continue to pay for, and many other unnecessary problems not the least of which is a lack of success.

An average person must walk about five miles every day for a week to burn the calories equivalent to a pound of body fat. So, unless you think walking about five miles a day (or doing an equivalent amount of exercise) with no guarantee of fat loss makes sense, focus your fat loss program on diet.

Diet for fat loss. Exercise for fitness.

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Good luck and good health!!

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