what is YOUR success story when it comes to weight loss?
ok so i’ve seen and heard many ppl who have lost over 30 lbs, or even the weight they’ve gained from having babies, so just wondering and curious, what is YOUR success weight loss story, what have you done? what are some of your exercise routines?
please share with us
thank you =)
weight loss cardiff answers:
Hey i’ve lost 30 pounds, and i go crazy hearing about people trying to loose weight by not eating, i lost weight by educating myself about nutrition.
First when it comes to a diet,
DONT GIVE UP, but be healthy about it. IF you just dont eat or do not eat atleast 1300( for female) calories a day, your body starts freaking out and thinking your starving so it holds on to all the fat in your body in order to survive, and you end up becoming frusterated wondering why am i not loosing any weight, just feeling yucky. Then if you actually stick on to that routine of not eating for a few months you start to loose weight, but its your muscle you are loosing, your body is starving with no food so it starts to eat your muscles, and by this time your body attitude has changed and your addicted to not eating. Than due to lack of calcium your teeth start to turn brown and eventually break in half or fall out, but i guess thats good since you dont need them for eating anyways! Also you will loose your hair, this is not a lifestyle. I’ve had personal experience wtih weight loss and i concured it, you can too but you HAVE TO EAT!
IT IS NOT ABOUT DIETING, DO NOT DIET, ITS A LIFESTYLE.
To eat healthy, First thing first, if you love soda, Try to see it for what it is, read the back of the can its nothing but added flavors, fat, sugar, and it tears at your stomach. I drink only water, and i do sit ups every night. Cut out junk food, and eat food that is good for you body.
Before i eat anything i think about how it will help my body, what is a cookie going to do, sit in my stomach and turn into fat, what is chinese food going to do, saturated fat, grease, or vegetables that will fuel my body, protein, thats how you have to think, you have to be a consious eater and think about what you eat before you eat it.
You have to lower your calorie intake in order to loose weight,and by that i dont mean down to like 200, you need atleast 1300 a day(for women). Slimfast is a great resource the website is free and you can enter every piece of food you have eaten and see how much fat you’ve consumed and how many calories. It also takes your gender height and weight into consideration and gives a plan to stick to (FOR FREE), plus it tells you how much you should weight. Its called a BMI calculator.
I was overweight, My face got so huge and i felt like all of the rest of me did too, i found out how to eat healthy and stuck to and i’ve lost around 30 pounds by doing that.
Cut out all sugar/junk food/ cookies and all. Eat every 3 hours. Like at 6 i wake up and have all fruit for breakfast and than at 9 i have a snack of raw fruits or vegetables, at 12 i eat a slimfast bar and half a turkey sandwhich or something, at 3 i have another snack of vegetables or a fruit, and for dinner i have meats like chicken with no skin, or fish that has not been fried with half a plate of vegetables. Raw veggies are better than cooked actually because they loose nutrients when they are cooked.
Plus you gotta excersize, even if its 30 minutes a day, if you have ON DEMAND like on your tv, they have free excersize videos you can do, thats what i do. I also got into yoga, 5 months later i went from a size 12-13 to a 4-5, and i was at 156, now i’m at 126, and i’m 5’6 tall.
Good luck., and no soda!
is acai berry supplements really all they are cracked up to be for good weight loss?
I have been wanting to try theses supplements for awhile everywhere on the internet is advertising peoples success stories but my husband thinks it is just a scam so I was wondering if anyone has tried acai berry pills or products and got some results?
weight loss cardiff answers:
Acai has absolutely nothing to do with weight loss. It’s a berry, high in antioxidants. You can get the same vitamins by eating blueberries or raspberries, or even drinking green tea or pomegranate juice. CNN has already done a story about how the weight loss claims are bogus
All of these internet ads are nothing but scams to charge up your credit card every month for $40 with no way to cancel – google acai berry scam to see how many tens of thousands of people have reported being scammed
If you want to try for yourself, never fall for any free trial or buy online. You can get them at any health food/vitamin store.
What is your Atkins diet weight loss story?
I want to know stories of success & failure from those on or previously on the Atkins diet, especially those of you that JUST did the diet and didn’t exercise. Also, any tips?
Thanks in advance, 10 points for the best, most informative answer!
weight loss cardiff answers:
Nearly 6 years ago, I started Atkins low carb way of eating to just quit gaining weight. I had to get my out of control appetite under control. I never imagined I could LOSE weight without hunger or exercise, since I’ve become disabled. I never bothered weighing or measuring til I’d noticed that my clothes got huge quick. When my health improved dramatically also, I knew this was my new way of life and since it’s eat all you want (of low carb foods) I know I can do this for life.
My personal carb level is low. I am older & disabled & don’t move much (or cook much) but I eat all I want of meats, eggs, cheeses, yogurt, fats, green vegetables, almonds, berries, flax seeds, chia seeds, shirataki noodles and other foods. Someone active would have a MUCH higher carb level & can usually include all fruits, beans, whole grain products but not sugar & highly refined carbs in unlimited amounts. As long as you have 65% of total calories, if not, the body will still remain in glycolysis by converting 58% of excess protein into glucose (via gluconeogenesis).
It takes minimum of 3 days to convert a body to ketosis, (but only one bite to convert back to glycolysis). People feel sluggish the first week but most feel better than ever thereafter.
Simple carbohydrates (sugar, flour, bread, cereal, pasta, potatoes, rice) trigger insulin which can store the calories eaten into fat. The more protein the more the fat burning hormone glucagon is released. The more carbohydrate the more the fat storage hormone insulin is released.
High insulin levels promote inflammation, weight gain, hunger & unbalance other hormones. Controlling insulin levels will balance out other hormones & allow human growth hormone (HGH) to be produced naturally so lean muscle will be gained even without exercise. Any exercise will greatly increase muscle mass with high HGH levels.
Ground flax seed (2 Tbsp) 1/4 cup water, artificial sweetener, mix in a raw egg – let sit 10 min. To absorb liquid, put some cream cheese in the middle & nuke 2 minutes. Suggested for daily fiber needs.
The first 2 weeks eat several cups a day of (mostly) lettuce & celery, cucumbers, radishes, mushrooms, peppers & more vegetables thereafter – add 5 grams per day additional every week (20 grams day first 2 weeks, 25grams 3rd week, 30grams 4th week etc) til you gain weight, then subtract 10grams. That will be your personal carb level (everyone is different & depends on how active you are.)
Start with meat, fats & salads for 2 weeks and then slowly add in more green veg, wk4 fresh cheeses, wk5 nuts & seeds, wk6 berries, wk7 legumes, wk8 other fruits, wk9 starchy veg, wk10 whole grains. You will learn how your body reacts to different foods.
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