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Donald asks…

beginners weight loss tips?

I know that I have to be the one ready to make a change for my health, and I want to so badly but I need some tips on how to get started. I’ve never used food as a crutch until two years ago, and I can’t get back to how I used to be. If anyone has any advice it would be greatly appreciated.

weight loss cardiff answers:

Weight Loss Tips
–Drink more water–
–Increase your protein intake–
–Eat Negative calorie food —
–Eat slowly–
–Cut down the sugar intake—
–Do not skip meals–
–Eat breakfast everyday —
–Eat smaller, more frequent meals–
–Exercise(Aerobics and Strength Training)
–Interval Training – great way to boost metabolism–

–Replace white rice, bread, and pasta with brown rice and whole-grain products–

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Maria asks…

What are some weight loss tips?

that result in rapid weight loss….someone please help

weight loss cardiff answers:

Hi. I am over weight too and i could loss weight with dieting tips and exercise in 3 weeks. I found this website very useful, hope helps you. Good luck
(its not my site so please don’t ask more)

David asks…

Weight Loss Tips?

Hey, I am an 18 year old male and am 6’5 and 260 LBS. Im still growing and might end up around 6’7.

I dont look fat, I just look like a big kid. Im trying to lose some weight over the next few months. How much should I loose and what should I do to get quick results.

Im a very picky eater and my diet consists of bagels,chips,pizza and pasta. Dont like a lot of foods. Hate stuff like eggs and salad. Dont really like meat unless its chicken breast.

I have tried dieting before but I get bored easily and stop the diet all together. Diet pills worked but I stopped because my heart was coming trhough my chest.

Any good excerise routines anyone knows of that work well too?

Thanks a lot in advance.

weight loss cardiff answers:

Here are some of the most effective weight loss tips to help you get (or stay) on track to a healthier, better-looking body:

1.Drink ice water. The simplest of the weight loss tips, it helps body burns up to 40 calories just by turning up its metabolism in order to warm the water.

2.Have an early dinner so that you have an hour or two to take a short walk after dinner. In between meals, when you feel like eating something, reach out for a glass of water that will make you feel fuller soon.

3.One of the effective weight loss tips is while cooking, lower the heat so that you can use less oil. Cut down on the use of hot, spicy foods. In fact, it would be much wiser to eliminate them from your diet.

For more effective tips on reducing weight, you can read abt them here:

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Sharon asks…

Seeking Tips for Weight Loss Maintenance…?

I’ve been on a diet or as I would like to call a lifestyle transformation plan for the past four and a half months.
My initial weight was 183.5 pounds ( I’m 5’4) on October 11th, 2008 and I am now down to 141.5 pounds.
My goal weight is 135 pounds.

I started out with 37.5% body fat and I’m now down to 23.5% body fat.
Also, I was a size 44 in pants and now I am a size 38. I already donated all of my jeans and skirts so I would never have anything to go back to 🙂

I am on a strict diet regiment ( I’ve been keeping a food journal for the past four and half months, never consuming more than 1,220 calories a day). Additionally, I have a personal trainer with whom I do strength training twice a week and engage in 1 hour cardio workouts 5-6 times a week. Lastly, I used acupuncture to control my appetite.

I plan a weekly menu to witch I stick to, and while I eat dark chocolate 3-4 times a week, I mostly consume whole grains, fresh vegetables and a lot of lean protein. I eat 5-6 small meals a day, with breakfast and lunch being the largest meals ( though never going over 370 calories). I am also taking vitamins, and get preform monthly blood work in order to ensure that my body is not missing any essential vitamins.

I have almost reached my weight goal and I would like to get some useful tips on how to add calories to my daily menu without gaining weight. I am under strict supervision of a licensed dietitian that has approved my weekly menus, but I am still afraid to go over my daily 1,200 calorie intake.

Here is a sample of my daily menu:

A cup of Fiber 1: 140 calories
Coffee with 1/3 of skim milk: 45 calories
Nonfat yogurt: 54 calories
Tot: 239 calories

A large red apple: 120 calories
Coffee with 1% milk: 51 calories
Nonfat Activia yogurt: 51 calories
Tot: 222 calories

Two cucumbers: 24 calories
A piece of light bread: 34 calories
Tot: 58 calories

Tomato+cucumber+ whole red pepper+ green beans+ 2 tsps of black pepper+ 2 tbs of salsa+ 1/2 cup of sliced carrots= 176 calories
11 pieces of light pastrami ( small slices)= 98 calories
Light instant soup= 60 calories
A piece of light bread= 34 calories
Tot: 368 calories

Granola bar= 92 calories
Chai with 1/3 of a cup of skim milk= 40 calories
Tot: 132 calories

Two pieces of light bread= 68 calories
Two table spoons of nonfat cottage cheese= 24 calories
Cucumber: 12 calories
Tsp of pepper: 5 calories
Sugar-free apple sauce: 60 calories
Pecan: 13 calories
Tot: 182 calories

Tot calories for the day: 1,200

– I must add that I feel full and energized, but the only downfall is that my period is late and I have contacted a healthcare professional about this and she preformed all the neccesry tests on me, and though my test results were fine, my period is already almost a week late and that is causing me to be a little bit concerned.

Thank you for your support!

weight loss cardiff answers:

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Mary asks…

Any Weight Loss Tips?

I’m 5’4 female 16 years old and I weigh 175 pounds. I know my bmi is currently 30 which means I’m now obese. I want to lose 15 pounds a month. Any weight loss tips? I reallyyy want to lose 60 pounds.

weight loss cardiff answers:

80% of weight loss is diet.
You can eat a healthy diet and lose weight.
You can eat a healthy diet and exercise and lose more weight.
You can exercise and eat a poor diet and not lose and even gain weight.
A good healthy diet high in fiber, lean meats, eggs, complex carbohydrates, whole grains, antioxidant foods, healthy beverages and low in added sugar and salt help people lose weight, lower cholesterol, increase energy, improve brain function, lower blood pressure, reduce cancer risk and have a more positive lifestyle!
You need to eat a lot more food and a lot more fiber!
Diets that exclude foods from any food group are fad diets and do not lead to permanent weight loss or solve any other health issues.
First, try to kick your fiber intake to 40 grams of both soluble and insoluble fiber.
Whatever you do, get your fiber from your food, not from a jar.
Fruits and vegetables have good fiber in them. A high fiber diet increases the metabolism.
Try a breakfast cereal with at least 20% of recommended daily allowance of fiber in it. They are usually low in sugar so there is a double benefit. Blueberries or raspberries on top add more fiber and antioxidants. But fresh or frozen, not the kind in syrup. Oatmeal with berries or a bit of fresh honey is also good.
Raw nuts are a great source of fiber, healthy fats, and antioxidants. Avocados are the best.
Lots of beans, peas, and grains are high fiber. Whole grain breads. Fiber kicks up the metabolism so you actually burn more calories. These foods will give you more gas in the beginning but if eaten daily, the bacteria in the digestive tract will elevate lowering the gas output.
This will get you on the path for a healthy daily bowel movement. This helps clean the system and aids healthy digestion. A high fiber diet reduces transit time – the amount of time it takes food from when it is eaten to when it is expelled. This reduces toxicity in the system both from internally produced, ingested, and external toxins.
I know it goes against everything you’ve heard or read but eating lots of the right foods will actually help you lose weight!
Next, take an age appropriate basic daily multivitamin. Don’t look at your multivitamin as nutrition but more as an insurance policy. Think of it as filling in the gaps in your daily diet as opposed to a primary source of nutrients.
You have to drink lots of water to be healthy. But you can disguise it. Fill your glass all the way full with ice before pouring low sugar beverages. Try iced green tea with a splash of orange juice in it for sweet. More antioxidants. Add lemon juice to water for flavor. Slice up a cucumber and float it in pitcher of water. Gives it salty fresh taste. But you must drink up to 100 oz of water daily to help your body get rid of waste and the natural toxins.
Last, you need to get 8-9 hours of quality sleep depending on your age. All recent sleep studies report a connection between poor sleep patterns and weight gain. This includes going to bed as close to the same time every night including weekends. Most of us stay up late Friday and Saturday night and it throws us off.
You must combine a healthy diet with exercise to multiply the benefit. Whether an hour a day in the weight room or just a 30 minute brisk walk every day, the added benefit of a regular exercise program really do increase and accelerate healthy weight loss.

I lost 30 pounds in 5 months by spending my money at the grocery and gym and have kept it off for over two years. Less than 3% of people that attempt weight loss lose it and keep it off for three years. It is not easy. It is a lifestyle change.
Good luck and good health.

Charles asks…

I am 14 years old and weigh 240. Weight loss tips/help?

I’m 14 years old, about to turn 15 in September. I have been looking all over for some sort of plan or help for my problem but I haven’t found anything yet. I realize I am over-weight and I would like to slim down by November. I know losing it fast isn’t the way to go but I’d prefer like, a nice lb loss per week. I realize a lot of weightloss products can and probably are very harmful for me, I’m not one of those stupid fantasy 14 year olds xD

I just desperately need help losing weight. Lay off the soda, high in calorie things, such and such,

I do plan to exercise.

I am female, I am 5’6 1/2.

I would like to lose roughly 50 pounds before november, but ill take whatever I can lose.

Can anyone help me with this? if so email me at

I can also buy certain things to help as well, so if you know anything tell me about it.

weight loss cardiff answers:

Weight loss is very easy if you have the right mind set. Think of it this way, if you stick to your plan, in one year, this won’t even be a worry anymore, and you’ll be completely free. I lost over 100 lbs last year, and heres how i did it. First is exercise, if your very overweight as i was, weight loss is extremely easy, you really just need to walk. I start walking maybe a mile and a half every day, and then once i started losing weight, it became 2 miles, then 3 miles, then 5 miles, and eventually i was walking 8-12 miles a day, and if you walk familiar paths, it really doesn’t seem that long at all. The only thing that sucked where the blisters, but you get used to them eventually, and your feet become like leather. And as far as diet goes, just find healthy foods you enjoy. For me it was a fruits and smoothies, rice cakes, salad, and chicken, with the occasional steak (i was lifting as well). And that’s really all you need to do to lose the initial weight, however once you trim down, you should kick up your exercises if you want a lean body.

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Sandra asks…

i need some good weight loss tips!?

i want to lose some weight on my thighs. what are some good excersizes?

weight loss cardiff answers:

Lots of Lunges and Squats…….lots and lots….. Here are some other tips that might help you as well:)

Oh. My. Goodness! I have such mixed feelings today about returning to my daily schedule. On one hand, I am so sad to have an actual alarm clock wake me rather than my kids as they climb into bed to cuddle. I’m sad I will no longer NOT have a schedule, and be able to play all day, and stay up watching movies every. Single. Night!! I quietly whimper at the realization that the holidays are over…the tree is down, all of the snowmen are boxed back up…and reality sets in that…I can no longer “cheat”. But, is it realy “cheating” when you do it 2 weeks straight??

Yet, still…somewhere amist all of this depression, I find comfort, excitement even, knowing that…I will be back on a schedule. Isn’t that odd? I actually am excited…recharged and revamped…remotivated to get back on track and pick up where I left off. Ready, even if a few days late, to start my New Year’s Resolution…to lose weight.

Yes, it’s been my resolution (or one of them) for may precending years, but for some reason I cannot explain, this year feels different. A new decade, a new start, a new ME.

This new found inspiration has me wondering…is there a formula to follow to ensure success with your New Year’s Resolution, despite what they may be? Is there some sort of secret that forces us to maintain this momentum for months ahead?

Unfortunatly, as with all other things, there will be no reward if you don’t do the work, and weight loss is (in my humble opinion) both the most trying and rewarding goal. Though there are no “sure fire” secrets or formulas, there are many helpful tips to keep in mind. When you keep them posted where you can see them daily, your chance of success is increased!

** Tip #1 – Get an Attitude Adjustment
Attitude is everything when it comes to losing weight. Permanent weight loss is achieved through permanent diet and lifestyle changes. Reverting back to old eating habits after losing weight will only allow the pounds to return. Remember that there are no quick fixes. It took a while to put the weight on and it will take a while to take it off again. Accept that fact and develop a can-do attitude. Commit to the long term. You will be wearing this body for the rest of your life.

** Tip #2 – Set Realistic Goals
Weight loss goals must be realistic. Unattainable goals do nothing more than set the stage for failure. When creating goals, assess all factors such as current weight, fitness level, age, gender and interests. Take all these things into consideration and come up with a workable plan. Start as small as necessary, but do start!

** Tip #3 – Control the Environment
Make dieting as easy as possible. At home, do not bring temptation through the door. Enlist the aid of family members and ask them to keep junk food out of sight and out of mind. My family & I purged the cupboards and refrigerator of high calorie foods on New Year’s day, and filled them with healthy alternatives when we went grocery shopping. When away from home, pack a healthy lunch and snacks rather than eating out and avoid passing by the snack machine at work, if possible.

** Tip #4 – Make Simple Substitutions
There are a variety of simple substitutions that cut calories significantly. For instance, switch to fat free milk or use plain yogurt in the place of sour cream. Substitute unsweetened applesauce for oil in baked goods and reduce the sugar in recipes by up to half. Look for other creative ways to reduce the calorie and fat content whenever possible. While these changes may take some getting used to, they will soon become the norm.

** Tip #5 – Shop Smart
To reduce temptation while shopping, stick to the perimeter of the grocery store. Most foods needed for a healthy diet will be found around the edges. Especially avoid the snack and candy aisle. Do not pass the ice cream case. Carefully read the label on any packaged or canned food under consideration. Also, never shop when hungry!

** Tip #6 – Control Portions
Invest in a food scale and a comprehensive food guide. Learn what a portion actually looks like. Keep in mind that measuring and weighing food will not be necessary long-term. After a short time, an accurate estimate of portion size will be automatic. It is wise to re-check portion sizes periodically, however, to ensure estimates remain accurate. Use smaller plates, cups and even utensils to make portion control easier. Also, repackage bulk snack foods into the correct portions as soon as they enter the home.

** Tip #7 – Take a Walk
Exercise is essential to long term weight loss success. Walking is ideal as it can be done almost anywhere and the intensity level is easily adjusted. Invest in a good pair of walking shoes and consider buying a pedometer. Commit to walking a little each day. Build some extra steps into the daily routine by parking farther away or electing to take the st

William asks…

weight loss?

What is the key to weight loss?
any tips or ideas ?

what are some good things to eat ?
what can i do to really tone my abs, arms, and legs ?

=] thanks for your support .

weight loss cardiff answers:

Weight loss needs to be a lifestyle and not a diet.

But first… You should eat foods rich in fiber (such as broccoli) and avoid simple carbs (processed chips, french fries, white breads) and instead eat complex carbs (fruits, veggies, whole wheat grains)… Sodium can be a factor towards water retention/weight which is often times held in the stomach area so try to limit your sodium intake and drink plenty of water, which will flush the sodium out and keep you less bloated or keep less water retained.

Also dairy products can contribute to bloating/water rentention in the lower ab. Dont worry, you can still get calcium from many veggies/nuts such as: fortified grains, citris fruits, cabbage, soybeans, etc.

Personally I feel a vegetarian lifestyle is best… Our bodies have a hard time quickly digesting meat. I suggest you read the book Skinny B*tch as they go into specifics of healthy eating.

20 mins of cardio a day are suggested … This can include a brisk walk or a gym agenda… Doesnt matter excersize is excersize… Also cardio is important for toning because unless you are burning off any fat you wont see the toning results. I really love yoga and feel is does a superb job toning my body, I can use my own weight against myself, and it doesnt make me bulky like some weight lifting can do.

Things can be hard at first but once you and your body adjust you will feel so much better.

Richard asks…

What are your best weight loss tips?

Hello Everyone!

I’m starting an exercise routine based on & Tony Little’s AB Isolator Workout Video. I plan to keep this going for a 12 week session and then start again.

Right now I weigh 179, and I’m 5’7″. I target weight is 130lbs.

I will try to post my accomplishments regularly.

If you like you can consult my workout calendar for further details.

Please submit your exercise tips and your support.

weight loss cardiff answers:

These tips work very well for most

SNACK ON SOUP. Water-based soups don’t contain many calories and are a great way to fill up-staving off your craving for a big meal or at least slowing you down if you do load your plate.

Avoid chugging calories. Downing regular soda, juice, and milk are all ways to consume a lot of calories quickly and without feeling satiated. Instead, learn to like plain old water. To make it more palatable, try adding a bit of calorie-free green-tea extract.

Taper your meals. A recent study published in the Journal of Nutrition showed that people who ate most of their daily food intake earlier in the day and consumed smaller and smaller portions as the day went on ate less overall than people who ate consistently sized meals over a 24-hour period.

Fidget. Play with a ball while you talk on the phone. Bounce your knees. Whatever works for you. A classic study in the journal Science reported that people who frequently shift their posture weigh less than those who stay put. The reason: Burning five extra calories here and there adds up, helping fidgeters create something researchers (appropriately enough) call NEAT-Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis (fat loss without direct exercise).

Turn off the machines. When you’re working out, opt for free weights over machines. They activate more muscle when you lift, burning more calories and causing greater strength gains.

Don’t bug in bulk. It’s a good strategy when it comes to toilet paper, but the more food you pack into your fridge at once, the more likely you are to eat it right away.

Lilt heavier. If your dumbbells are pink and allow you to “bang out” 20-plus reps without breaking a sweat, they’re not challenging your muscles, and you won’t lose fat.

Weigh in. Studies show that weighing yourself daily improves your healthy and motivation. Of course, a scale doesn’t decipher between fat and a lean body, so use a mirror to monitor changes in your appearance, as well.

Eat slower. It takes approximately 15-20 minutes for the stomach to sense it’s full. If you chow down like a starved sled dog, you’ll likely out-eat your hunger level, packing in more calories than your body needs before it s had a chance to even register that you’re full.

Pack ahead. Most people give up their diet because they’re pressed for time. Avoid the problem by making your meals for the work week ahead on Sunday afternoon. That way, you’ll have a good supply of healthy food ready and waiting, and you won’t run out of options or be forced to hit the vending machine.

Dip a fork in salad dressing, instead of pouring the dressing directly onto the greens. This gives you max control over how many calories of dressing you get in each bite.

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Robert asks…

Weight loss tips… please?!?

I weigh 190 lbs and am 5’10” tall. I want to loose about 50 lbs by Christmas. I know it is going to be hard, but i’m ready to do it! any tips would be great! And also what do you think would be a good weight for me?

weight loss cardiff answers:

Healthy weight loss tips

Strength training and aerobic exercise –Aerobic exercise burns a lot of calories, Strength training increases metabolism by increasing lean muscle mass which helps in long term weight loss.

Eat fruits and vegetables –Increase your intake of fiber rich foods
They are low in calories but high in fiber. Fiber is digested slower, keeps us feeling fuller longer
Eat breakfast everyday —

Eat smaller, more frequent meals–

Replace white rice, bread, and pasta with brown rice and whole-grain products–

Drink more water–Water suppresses the appetite naturally and helps the body metabolize stored fat.

Increase your protein intake–Protein makes us feel full. It is also important in replacing and building muscle tissue. More muscles burn more fat. It helps to increase your metabolism – which burns calories.

Do not skip meals–Skipping meals makes you hungry which you tend to compensate by eating a lot later.

Spice up your food–Spices boosts metabolism, suppresses appetite, reduce fat absorption

Eat Negative calorie food –Negative calorie foods are foods, which use more calories to digest than the calories the foods actually contain.

Take the stairs and park your car further away from the shops–

Eat slowly–Chewing your food longer will help prevent you from over eating.

Cut down the sugar intake—

Interval Training – great way to boost metabolism–
Tips to stop food cravings
Boost metabolism

John asks…

weight loss tips?

any tips that can help me lose weight

weight loss cardiff answers:

1.Set goals. You’ll be better able to make a realistic weight loss plan if you know how much weight you want to lose.
2.Identify your weaknesses. Are you a bread fiend? Do you have dessert after every meal and every snack? Is McDonald’s your second home? Find the weakness and throttle it. It does not own you, you are stronger and cooler than to allow some silly little craving to knock you off your path.
3.Throw away anything you know is tempting. Those cinnamon buns with 500 calories each? Gone. The ramen noodles in your cabinet? Gone. The problem is that this is not always feasible. Often times we are not the only ones in our homes and therefore the call of the food must be withstood. In this case, out of sight truly is out of mind. Put unhealthy, unfilling foods in a drawer or in a cabinet that you rarely use. Put them all together to make a particularly unappetizing sight. Don’t place them all in a decorative basket out on the counter. Place them in a drawer. A drawer heaping with pastries rarely looks like anything but a drawer of fat.
4.Eat less, but eat more often. If possible, eat 4-5 meals a day. This helps your metabolism and blood sugar to stay level as well. This does require a change in your schedule. Eat less within 6 hours of your bed time. You’re less likely to burn the calories closer to your bed time. It’s fine to eat a large breakfast and lunch because your body will be working on burning those calories for the whole day. Large dinners are likely to go unburned and converted into fat.
5.Do not skip breakfast. If you don’t have time to prepare breakfast, buy healthy breakfast bars or those smoothies on the go. It is important to eat breakfast to jump start your metabolism and give you energy for the day. Otherwise you will probably end up falling back on unhealthy foods during the day. Yogurt is also known to boost your metabolism.
6.Eat healthy snacks when you feel hungry between meal times. Healthy snacks would be things high in fiber, fruits and vegetables. Avoid high sugar and high calorie snacks. This will help you get nutrients as well as help lower your appetite so you won’t overeat during meals.
7.Increase your fiber intake. Fiber acts as negative calories. It’s also filling and healthy for your digestive system. Make it a part of every meal.
8.Eat slowly and chew more. Take time to enjoy your meals. This will help you to finish at the same time as others, and you’ll not be tempted by a second helping. Also, chewing more will ensure you get the most out of all the food and it will be digested faster. The more you chew, the more your appetite will be satiated.
9.Drink more water every day. Stay hydrated. While you don’t need 8 cups of water a day to stay hydrated, it’ll make sure you’re hydrated as well as cut down on your hunger levels and force you to get a little bit more exercise (trips to the sink, water cooler, water fountain, and bathroom). If you’re a heavy soda drinker, permit yourself to only one diet soda per day, maximum. Just one extra soda each day can add 15 pounds. Recently, fizzy drinks, even diet ones, have been said to slow down metabolism.
10.Increase physical activity. There are two ways to reduce net caloric intake: 1) reduce the number of calories in your diet and 2) Increase the number of calories that you burn in your daily activities. Both approaches are usually necessary and healthful and both are effective in losing weight. You can pick and choose which exercise you want to do, depending on your fitness level and drive. For example: walking, jogging, using the stair stepper, using cross training machines, swimming, tennis, and basketball. Weight training (and resistance training) can help reshape your body. The more muscle you have the higher your metabolism will be.
11.Find active friends. Find people that will drag you out to do more active things. It doesn’t have to be much, but any exercise even walking around the mall is better than none.
12.Don’t get discouraged. After one or two weeks of initial weight loss, it is quite common for your metabolism to slow down as it adjusts to the new calorie count. Stay on course and you’ll see results. In some cases, the scale will tell you your weight is barely changing, but you may be gaining muscle weight while losing fat weight. Also make sure to weigh yourself first thing in the morning to try to avoid the fluctuations in weight due to water.
13.Take all advice with a grain of salt. Everyone is going to have some tidbit of information for you. What worked for them might not work for you. Take it all in stride and work with what is getting results for you. Trying to do everything everyone says will only cause overload.
14.Eat more protein. If you choose to go this route, do not cut out all carbs. If you do so, as soon as you start eating carbs again you will regain your weight back. Instead of eating stand alone pasta, throw some meatballs or chicken in. Eat some beans, they are high in protein and very healthy for you. Increase the ammount of protein, but not by too much. The more protein you take in, the more water you should drink as well.
15.Eat less calories. The average woman should eat around 2,000 calories a day and the average male 2,500. There’s many ways to reduce the calories you intake. Try not to eat frozen dinners, pizza, or from fast food joints. There’s also certain drinks, such as Green Tea that are calorie reducers. Lettuce is another calorie reducer, but be careful because dressing tends to have the calories. Low fat/light vinnegette, balsomic vineger, red wine and vineger are pretty healthy dressings, but do not load it on.

James asks…

Weight loss help and tips!?

I am a 15 year old teenage boy. I am 6 foot 2. I am severely overweight at 290 lbs. Well I was, I have lost about 8 lbs in 4 days. I was wondering what a healthy weight is for me… I am naturally stocky. Originally I planned on my ideal weight to be 220. I looked it up and the healthy weight for someone my size is 180! So I need tips on how to lose weight other then the typical count your calories and run. I want some fun excerises to do too! Thank you so much!

weight loss cardiff answers:

First off, don’t count your calories, it will unmotivate you and drive you nuts really. As far as exercising, just do something you like, if it gets your heart pumping its good enough and will help burn fat. Read the rest of this and I promise weight will come off, this is a proven diet system. Get your weight between 180-200lbs. Here is weight loss information I put together. I always recommend that you educate yourself in addition to this about proper nutrition, after all, eating is something you will do the rest of your life. It is important that you understand how your body works. Each day when you wake up your metabolism rises to its highest level of the day. Metabolism is what you need to be concerned with for weight loss. As the day goes on your metabolism drops at a rate which is specific to every individual, but we can alter this metabolic drop with diet and exercise (a secondary factor). In order to raise your metabolism you need to space your meals apart into 6 rather than 3 meals. The reason being is that when your body is digesting food it raises your metabolism because your body is burning energy. To keep this burning going on, you need to eat more often throughout the day, but have smaller portions and proper foods. The next important factor is what food you are eating, one of the most important factors in weight loss. The main foods to eat are the following; poultry(chicken or turkey), eggs, fish(all types), whey protein shakes, beans, potatoes & yams, brown rice, oatmeal, whole grains (breads, crackers), green vegetables, nuts, fruits (bananas do the most for you) and some dairy (low fat yogurt, low fat cheese). Due to the media, we have been taught to hate all carbs, but the fact is that the media is notorious for leaving out information such as the difference between a good and bad carb. Good carbs are complex carbs (whole grains, oatmeal, beans and brown rice). Bad carbs are simple sugar carbs (candy, soda, table sugar, chips, pizza dough, and the list just goes on). You NEED to eat good carbs to lose weight, they are full of dietary fiber which helps your body flush out waste. If you have trouble losing weight you do not cut out a particular food all together, you just reduce the portion size. As bodybuilders/models prepare for photo shoots they rely on diets very similar to this and just lower their portion sizes as the weeks come closer to the event. This diet is already set low so try this for at least 2 weeks before adjusting it in any way. In order to remain healthy you must get the nutrients from ALL the foods included. Here is a sample meal plan;
Breakfast- 2-3 Eggs (2 yolks removed) , ½ cup oatmeal, 1 piece of fruit, a low fat yogurt (light and go fit)
Snack 1- 20-25 gram Whey protein shake, 1 piece of whole grain toast with 1 tbsp peanut butter, ½ piece of fruit
Lunch- Grilled Chicken over salad with 2 tsp low fat dressing, 1 serving vegetables other than salad
Snack 2- 20-25 gram Whey protein shake, handful of nuts or trail mix, ½ piece of fruit
Dinner- Meat of your choice with either a ½ potato or 1/3 cup of brown rice, 2 servings of vegetables
Snack 3- 20-25 gram Whey protein shake, 6-10 whole grain crackers with peanut butter or thinly sliced cheese.
It is also very important to drink at minimum 64 ounces of water a day. Water will help flush your digestive track, keep you hydrated, feeling full, and help remove toxins from your body. This is a great meal plan, but what does exercise have to do with weight loss. Well here is a simple reminder to always remember; exercise = muscle toning, nutrition/diet = weight loss/weight gain. Exercise does play a very important role in our lives, but it is not the factor to weight loss. Exercise helps us raise our metabolism, which helps us burn fat at a faster rate. However, you can exercise and not lose a pound due to poor diet. Many people argue that they can jump on a treadmill for an hour and lose 2-3 lbs, but you’re not actually losing fat weight, just water that comes out in the form of sweat; this weight is then replaced when you drink water later on. I also want to debunk one more myth that not eating will lose weight, this could not be more far from the truth. The reason is that when the body is deprived of food it goes into what is known as starvation mode, this is when the body tries to use less energy (fat) and stores it for later on because it is not receiving enough nutrients now(slows metabolism). Not eating anything or enough is just going to cause reverse effects and you may lose weight at a very slow and unhealthy rate. Once that weight does come off you will actually become very ill and likely hospitalized with an IV in your arm or in your stomach feeding you for weeks or months. Do not take this route when weight loss is so easy just by eating the right foods daily. This is a starting point to achieve the weight loss goals you have, make sure you add in some exercise to speed up results.

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