Your Question About Easy Weight Loss

Ruth asks…

How often should i feed my oscars worms?

I have 2 Oscars, ones about 4-5 inches and the other is around 3-4 inches. Anyway i’ve recently been buying them earth worms of ebay from a women who breeds them, and my Oscars love them. I feed them the worms every day as well as pellets and prawns. Chuck the largest of the 2 has about 2-3 worms and Larry has 1-2 worms. Was just wondering if it is okay for them to be eating them every day or should i cut them down and use them as treats? As i have noticed there not liking the pellets as much as the worms! Thanks in advance =D

weight loss cardiff answers:

Fish love worms, but a steady diet of worms makes them very fat, which is unhealthy. I’d feed the worms no more than once or twice a week.

I like your fish names.

Sandra asks…

the Concordat of Worms as either a success or failure?

possibly an explanation….i dont really understand it

weight loss cardiff answers:

Mmmmmm, a diet of Worms. Yummy. How about the defenestration of Prague?


The success and/or failure depends largely on if you were, at the time, a protest-ant or a Catholic.

David asks…

Has any one tried the tape worm diet?

Has any one tried the tape worm diet?
because my friend Terry wants to try it.
does it work?

weight loss cardiff answers:

Don’t use that method. As it may work, it is unhealthy. I suggest trying to lose weight in a healthy way like working out. If you need some information on getting fit, visit

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Susan asks…


only eat 1200 calories a day and drink water. and i run for 30 mins and i been losing 1 pound a day is that bad? because people say losing weight fast is bad but I’m not doing trying to lose it that fast. and also I’m 18 and I’m trying to lose like 60 pounds I’m currently 180 pounds so will i have lose skin???

question 1: will i have lose skin???
question 2: am i losing weight to fast?? even tho im not trying to lose that much that fast.

weight loss cardiff answers:

Yes you’re losing weight too fast. And 1200 calories a day is not enough for someone who’s running every day.

Just lying still, not moving a muscle, uses up 1200 calories a day. Your body doesn’t understand about diets, but it does understand famine and it will assume that’s what’s happening. In response it will shed lean muscle – that’s what you’re losing, the very thing you want – and will conserve its fat stores against further famine.

So when you go back to normal eating, you will put on weight faster than you did before, and it will feel flabbier than it did before. And in future it will be harder to lose weight.

I’m telling you this because it’s what happened to me, starting at about your age. I can’t begin to calculate how much weight I have lost, put on again and lost again over the years. You are going the right way about starting just such a cycle of yo-yo dieting.

At your age and weight, with your level of activity, you could lose weight well on 2000 calories a day. I suggest you consider raising your calorie intake to at least 1700, and aim to lose 2 lbs a week. It doesn’t sound like much, but it’s much healthier than 7 lbs a week and it adds up to 104lbs a year – and not many people need to lose that much

William asks…

diet secrets to lose weight fast?

has anyone got any diet secrets to lose weight fast, or any celebrity diet secrets i know nicole richie ate cherry tomatoes when she was hungry, and victoria beckham eats raw prawns.?

weight loss cardiff answers:

Do Crunches. Lie on the floor (with or without a mat). Cross your arms in front of your chest. (Donot place both hands behind your head. Placing both hands behind your head can cause lower back problems in the long run as it places unnecessary stress on that part of your body from pulling on your head and neck.) Another alternative to crossing your arms in front of your chest is to lightly place your finger tips behind your ears, without pulling on your neck or ears to help raise you off the floor. Draw in your abdomen towards your spine while inhaling through your nose. Now raise your shoulders (upper torso) towards your knees, using strictly your abdominal muscles. It is very important not to lift your entire back off the floor, as this can cause back strain, and the extended movement does not help you develop six pack abs any faster. The most important part of the crunch is the initial flexing of your abs as you lift your shoulders off of the floor. As soon as you begin lifting off the floor exhale through your mouth, ending with a gasp once your shoulders are off the floor. Then pause for a second once you are at the top of the crunch and exhale the last bit of air from your diaphragm while flexing your abs. The proper breathing and flexing make all the difference. Now lower back down slowly and controlled while inhaling through your nose, just until your shoulder blades touch the ground. Do not let your head touch the ground and repeat.

Do Sit Ups. Lie on the floor, feet on the floor, knees up and hands behind your head or crossed on your chest. Sit all the way up, lifting your lower back off the floor along with your shoulder blades. Lower yourself down. Repeat. Once this becomes relatively easy for you (i.e. You can do a quite a bit with ease) start adding more challenges. Find an incline bench or do these on an exercise ball. Once you “graduate” from that, do weighted sit ups. Hold a weight on your chest while you do these. As these become easier, hold heavier and heavier weights. You might also try lifting your feet off the ground while doing the sit ups or alternating the leg in the air, like pretending to pedal while sitting up. If your hands are behind your head, bring your left knee up to touch your right elbow and then your right knee to the left elbow.
Do Leg Lifts. Lie on the floor, legs straight out, hands at your sides. Lift your legs straight up (not bending your knees at all) until they’re at a ninety degree angle (or close). Lower your legs and repeat without letting your legs touch the floor. For more challenge there is equipment at most gyms that will allow you to raise yourself up using your arms as support and dangle your legs. You can perform leg lifts there too. If you’re using this piece of equipment, you can make it easier by just raising your knees to your chest. It’s more difficult to raise your legs to a horizontal position with your legs straight. This helps firm up the lower abdomen. If you’re truly a monster, try doing leg lifts with a medicine ball hanging from your feet. Or hang from a pull up bar and raise your legs in front of you all the way up to the bar. Still too easy?…
Do Jackknife Sit Ups. Lie down flat on the floor. Place your hands on the ground to your sides for balance; you can pick them up as you get used to the movement. Simultaneously raise your knees and torso so that your knees and face meet on an imaginary line extending from your pelvis to the ceiling. You should be able to kiss your knees at the top of the motion. Your legs will naturally fold bringing your feet towards your hips, much like a jackknife. Lie back down (i.e. “spread out”) and repeat. Place a weight between your feet when you think you can handle it. What’s that? More?
Do V-ups. Lie on the floor, legs straight out, hands on the floor but this time extended out over your head. Simultaneously raise legs and torso. Don’t bend your knees! What kind of V would it be if you bend your knees? Reach with your hands toward the raised feet. Touch your feet if possible (might require some flexibility). Relax, return to starting position and repeat. Add weight between feet to match your taste.
Static Hold and Side Statics. Put your body into the push-up position but with your elbows on the floor, and you whole body flat. This position is known as the static hold position and it trains your core (including your abs) to hold the body in place which is the real purpose of your abs. Hold this position for as long as possible, but you should be aiming to start off with at least 45 seconds, while seasoned ab workers known to achieve over 20 minute static holds. To perform the side static hold roll onto one side of your body and lift into the same position as before, but this time only one arm will be on the ground with the other arm pointed straight up the air and your non-weight bearing leg resting on your bottom leg. Once again, hold this for as long as possible
Train Your Oblique Muscles. It’s not as important to work on your oblique muscles at first, but eventually you’ll want to start working these too. These are the muscles to either side of your stomach. There are multiple ways to do this and anything that includes twisting your torso against a resistance counts. There are twisting machines at gyms, you can twist while you do sit-ups, you can do side bends, you can twist side to side with a medicine ball in hand, etc. Be aware though, that many beginners tend to have weak obliques compared to their abs (it simply isn’t used as much in daily life) so go easy on the sides at first.
Other stuff Since it is, literally, the center of your body there are many other tricks you can use to train your abs, and some of the other movements will more or less involve your abs. Including every abdominal exercise in existence would make this article painfully long and new methods are being developed constantly. Now that you’ve made up your mind about a washboard mid-section, get creative! Find new ways to crunch, bend and twist in your daily life. Some possibilities include:
Use a stability ball. Do your crunches on the ball to introduce instability to your workout, which will improve your balance too. There are also lots of core exercises that can be done with a stability ball.You can also use a small bubble use for physical therapy.
Duck and twist during your daily routine. Reach with your left hand to things on your right and vice versa. If you feel like turning around to face something, see if you can do it with keeping your hips in place and twisting at the waist (warning: awkward when talking to other people, use only against inanimate objects). While walking or standing, pretend that something is coming toward you and you have to duck to get out of the way. Do this as often as you are comfortable or at times when it won’t look weird. You can bend forward from the hips or, if you’re really into it, bend at the knees too and really “sink” out of the way.

Weights. The more muscle your body has, the more calories your body burns, even at rest. Many people are afraid of getting huge due to weight lifting. This is meaningless. You will NOT gain a lot of mass if you’re not taking in a lot of calories as well. Also keep in mind that most of the huge people you see on TV or in print achieve that state by going on high protein and high carb diets. They increase their calorie intake specifically to bulk up. So the fear of bulking up should NOT be a reason to not lift weights. As a rule of thumb, the larger the muscle the more energy it will burn to sustain itself. Therefore the most effective muscle groups to work for fat loss are large muscle groups: thighs and hamstrings, the back, and the chest. You can also lift your body weight without going to a gym, through push ups, sit ups, chin ups, etc.

Do Cardio. No matter how muscular your abs are that six pack isn’t going to show if you cover it up with a layer of fat. Running, biking, swimming, stair climbing, jumping rope, tennis, volleyball, dancing, squash or any other activity that gets you moving and keeps you moving is a great way to burn fat. However, a cardio workout should be performed for at least 20 MINUTES to burn fat. Prior to this your body will simply run on its stored energy, which results in minimal fat loss. Cardio should always be done after your weight lifting workout. While lifting weights, you use stored, (carb) energy, thus, by doing cardio after weight training your body will have less stored energy to use and go straight into the fat storage for its energy use. The overall best way to shed fat fast is to do cardio(30 min minimum) right when you wake up. Your body will search for energy to use, when it finds nothing in your stomach, it will go directly to your fat storage for energy and the fat will burn up so fast!
Diet Tips

Keep Metabolism Steady. Eating one small meal (such as a potato, a salad, etc.) every three hours that you are awake will not speed up your metabolism, rather, it will keep it going. Your metabolism goes and slows with your food intake and eating something small every three hours will keep that metabolism burning calories and will help you lose weight.
Eat Smaller Dinners. Cut down on the size of your dinner. If you’re hungry, snack on fruits or other healthy, low calorie snacks. Large dinners tend to hurt a fat loss process because most people aren’t very active after dinner. This is the basis for advice along the lines of “don’t eat anything within X hours before going to bed”. The claim that your entire dinner is stored as fat isn’t entirely true (the process is more complicated than that) but the fact you don’t move after dinner is enough to hurt your cause. You can offset this by eating a larger lunch or snacking healthily before dinner. Fresh fruits or vegetables are excellent choices for curbing appetite not to mention other health benefits. A handful of nuts might do the same. Drink a large glass of water before sitting at the table.
Eat More Fiber. Most people don’t get enough fiber. The recommended amount is actually not that much if you eat a healthy diet. “Fiber foods” include whole grains, fruits and vegetables, and nuts and seeds. Other options are fiber supplements.
Eat Breakfast. Many people skip breakfast because they don’t have time for it. Keep this in mind: You don’t have time to skip breakfast, it’s simply too valuable to skip. The fact that skipping breakfast messes up your concentration and other mental functions is beyond the scope of this article. The harm of skipping breakfast from a weight loss perspective is it makes you eat a huge lunch since your body hasn’t had anything in the past 12 (or more) hours. When you eat a huge lunch you get that after meal drowsiness so now you’re both unproductive and inactive. Cereals don’t take much time to prepare and consume, and most of them are very healthy nowadays. If you are extremely pressed for time, consider grabbing a box of breakfast bars or a smoothie and throwing one in your bag when you leave for work or school. Some breakfast bars out there are also excellent sources of fiber.
Eat Smaller Meals More Frequently. This helps raise your metabolism too. It’s not easy to do though since it’s a relatively big change to most people’s routines. But it doesn’t have to be a full blown meal, simply eat often but less. A jar of nuts in the office will do just fine, grab a handful when you feel like it. Most fruits can last for a couple days without refrigeration, and if you have a refrigerator at the office, make use of it.

Drink More Water Everyday. Many places suggest 8 cups (2 L) of water a day. It sounds like an absurd amount of water, but actually, you can drink tea without sugar to make up some of the quota. In fact tea, especially green tea, rev up your “metabolism” (actually cause a temporary increase in calories burned).
For fat loss purposes, it is important to remind yourself that thirst is a much weaker stimuli than hunger. If you consistantly feel hungry after meals, don’t immediately think that you need to eat more. You may simply be thirsty!
Needless to say there are many benefits of water. 69% of your body is made of it!
We can exist without food for months, but without water we can only survive for a few days. Your body is made up mostly of water, which:

Is essential for digestion, nutrient absorption and elimination
Aids circulation
Helps control the body’s temperature
Lubricates and cushions joints
Keeps the skin healthy
Helps remove toxins from your body
Every day you lose water from the body through urine and sweat, and this fluid needs to be replenished. However, your body has come equipped with a mechanism that tells you when you need to replenish your supply–it’s called thirst!

Drinking water is good for you. It will not make you fat, if you drink 8 glasses a day or even 15. Just dont drink too much more than that.

Michael asks…

I have a suckish diet! Please help me how to lose weight so fast!?

I eat nonstop! I wanna be really really skinny. I want to prove to myself that I can do it! Please give me any routine and what I should do. Tell me what I should eat please! And one more thing, do celebs even eat? Hows there diet like? Tell me ways on how i can lose weight.

weight loss cardiff answers:

This tips is long but it help me a lot i hope it help u too!

Cardio exercise and eating breakfast fruits, whole grain cereals and egg-white are great options help boost metabolism which help lose weight faster & burn more calories so eat egg in every morning omelet or boiled get protein which important for your body for losing weight
stay way from junk food, fries

Do 30 minutes of cardio training [dancing, jogging, aerobics, yoga , running, bicycle, swimming, kick boxing … ] and 30 minutes of strength train [weights, arms, setup, crunches for abs, legs workout and stretches]
workout 3-6 times on week. 30min or 1-2 hours

# Walk 30 minutes a day ?no excuses
# dont set watch TV or computer more than 2 hours stay active.
# Be aware when you eating dont eat front TV, Eat when you are hungry & eat slowly
# Restock your kitchen with healthy food
# dont skip meals eat every 4 hours & eat 3 healthy small meals & 2 healthy snacks instead 3 big meals
# Eat when you are hungry & eat slowly, chew more!
# Reduce portions by using smaller plates & bowls (9 inch diameter instead of 11+ inch)
# Eat 9 handfuls of vegetables more than fruits each day also eat 1 small handful nuts
# you have to learn about calories you should take, look & learn label on sodium,sugar,fat,carb,calorie and read ingredients
# Avoid trans fat in label (Avoid partially hydrogenated oils,Shortening, palm kernel oil and coconut oil) and saturated fats at all cost
# Avoid white food such as enriched wheat flour/white flour (white bread and rice, potatoes,white starches – white pasta, crackers, cakes,donuts,pizza ,and simple sugar, including high fructose corn syrup. Sugar, sugar, sugar. The #1 killer for trying to lose belly fat, get a 6 pack, or achieving that flat, tight, sexy stomach. Avoid high fat foods (butter,margarine, cheese, milk ) go for low fat
try to avoid processed or refined carbohydrates
# Drink one or two glasses of water before a meal to help fill you stomach with fewer food calories
# Eat less fat ,sugar and your sodium (salt) recommends less than 2,300 milligrams of sodium daily梩hat s about 1 teaspoon of salt. Our bodies needs (about 1,500 milligrams) .
#Fifteen percent of your calories should come from protein, 25 to 35 percent from fat and the rest from carbohydrates.
# Fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low-fat and nonfat dairy, legumes, fish and lean meat should all be incorporated into your diet.
# Soybean, canola, olive, safflower, sunflower and corn oil are all healthy oils you should use when cooking and preparing foods.
Also, cooking medium heat is ideal but oil alone is not recommended.
# All fresh vegetables and fruits, such as green leafy vegetables and greens, broccoli, cauliflower, green beans, carrots, tomatoes, etc. Eat plenty of fiber-rich vegetables (dark leafy greens梘ood; corn–not so good), beans (all of them), and fruit (apples, pears, peaches, and berries have a lower GI than tropical fruits, like papaya and mangoes).
# Complex Carbohydrates
* Whole grains, pastas and cereals, brown rice, whole wheat bread, oats, millet, barley, kasha, cornmeal, polenta, etc.
# Stop eating 2-3 hours before bed time & dont eat carbs on dinner and sleep night 8 hours,
# Fill up 25-30 grams of fiber.
#Drink plenty of water before, during & after workout it increase your muscle tone is also important to lose weight keep hydrated, drink 8 glasses of water
# dont eat under than 1,200 calories
# if you take in more calories than you burn through daily activity and exercise you ll gain weight__regardless of whether those calories come from good natural foods or bad processed meals. It,s that simple: Eat less exercise more,
Best Fats; Monounsaturated Fat Foods
* Avocado * Oil (canola, olive, peanut, sesame) * Olives (all)
* Nuts * Peanut butter, old-fashioned * Sesame seeds

Good Fats: Polyunsaturated Fat Foods
* Margarine (first ingredient is polyunsaturated oil)
* Mayonnaise (regular or reduced-fat)
* Nuts (walnuts) * Poultry
* Oil (corn, safflower, soybean, cottonseed)
* Salad dressing (regular & reduced-fat)
* Seeds (pumpkin, sunflower) * Liquid Vegetable Oil * Eggs * Meat

Bad Fats:Saturated Fats ( no more than 7% saturated fats)
* Bacon & bacon grease * Cheese * Milk
* Butter (stick, whipped, reduced-fat) * Eggs
* Coconut Oil * Cream * Cream cheese
* Ice cream * Lard & salt pork * Palm kernel oil * Cocoa Butter
Good Luck and Take care 🙂
Bad Fats: Trans Fats (no more than 1% trans fats)
look in ingredients Partially Hydrogenated Fats or Shortening
* Margarine (stick) * Nondairy creamers * Baked Goods
* Fired Foods * Also Found in Naturally In Meat & Dairy Products In Small Amount

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Donna asks…

what is the trial of worms.?

the trial that Martin Luther was on.

weight loss cardiff answers:

Do you mean the Diet of Worms?

You can read the short version here:

Sandra asks…

Diet pills?!?

My best friend is very over weight and has tried the excersise and the diet sides of things and always looses about 2 stone and then just looses her “Go”
I really want her to loose this weight because shes such a beautiful women.
A friend told me about diet pills that made her shift 5 stone in 4 months.
Does anyone know of diet pills that you can get in chemist???
Thanks for all answers
Ive told her not to take them but she insists, these pills arnt for me.
Just to let you know she has asked me to find out.

weight loss cardiff answers:

Someone on the question thread answered that diet pills form a worm inside you that eats all the food = ARE YOU CRAZY?!

There are alot of diet pills out there that don’t work.
That’s why it’s always a good idea to ask people what has worked for them.

People do mention things like Hoodia.
There are others, but i can’t remember them.
The problem is things like hoodia don’t work for everyone.
Although it’s def’ worth a try.

There are stronger things you can take that will pretty much certainly work.
Things that take away your appetite and some also give you energy too.
Alot of these things have to be got from a doctor, because they are for certain illnesses.
However most of these things can be bought online with no perscription!
The ones i’ve heard work are:

whatever you decide please think about it 1st, research and be cautious that you don’t get hooked on pills.
Good luck.

Robert asks…

Blood Worm-Only Diet Alright For a Female Betta?

I have a 70 liter, over filtered tank that is home to 5 cory’s, 4 Cardinal’s, 3 Oto’s and one female betta.

She gets fed blood worms, the Cardinals have the tropical flakes, Oto’s have their algae and the cory’s have their tablets/whatever falls to the bottom.

My girl doesn’t like the flakes. Period.

Are these freeze-dried blood worms (by tetra) healthy enough for her?

Or should I consider finding another type of flake food that might be better for her?

weight loss cardiff answers:

Bettas are insectavores and can eat Blood Worms though I prefer feeding other insects instead of blood worms because the shell on blood worms is tougher than a lot of other insects and can block up thier intestines. I prefer mosquito larvae, glass worms, BABY brine shrimp, daphnia, cyclops, vinegar eels, microworms, white worms, grindal worms, fruit flys, etc. I also feed about 15% spirulina to add some vegetable matter into their diet.

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Mark asks…

How do I lose weight?

how do i lose weight?

weight loss cardiff answers:

When you are losing weight, you should exercise and diet together.
If you exercise without dieting, you will get bigger appetite, which
will lead to increase of weight, or muscle grow
underneath the fat layer, and make you bulkier. If you diet without
exercising, you will become flabby and will have excess skin. For
diet, 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. For exercising,
start with walking, and then switch to running/jogging. Running is the
most efficient and calorie-burn exercise ever. If you are overweight a
lot, walk first or you may have health complications (heart attack,
disjointed bones and so on). Weight lifting is a good means to target
your problem areas for men and women. It’s not necessarily to become a
bodybuilder or even join a gym – a couple of dumbbells will help you
to target your problem areas (stomach, butt, legs, arms, chest).

Ken asks…

how do you lose weight?

well, summer is coming up, I really want to lose weight by the time i start school. what’s an ideal weight for my height (5’2) and what’s a good way to lose weight?

weight loss cardiff answers:

-You lose weight by burning off more calories than you consume. The average full grown person should eat 2,000 calories. That means you need to burn more than 2,000. Your body naturally burns off roughly 1500 calories for an average person with a sedentary life style(this is different depending upon age, height, weight, etc).
-Cardio burns off tons of calories. This is pretty much anything that gets your heart rate up and typically your lungs working. This can be cycling, walking, running, swimming, dancing, hiking, jogging, etc. 20 minutes is roughly how long it takes before your body begins to burn off fat so do like 30 minutes of cycling a day. This doesn’t mean you just barely pedal this means it is moderate or rigorous exercise. Not just wondering through the park but speed walking.
-Weight training. This will help you burn off a lot of calories. 1 pound of muscle burns off 50 calories daily. And circuit training can burn up to 600+ calories if you take little or no breaks. So add some muscle. If you want mass do 6-10 hard almost all you got reps. If you want tone do 12-20 pretty hard but not all the way strength reps.
-Diet. Add a multivitamin if you don’t crave your veggies and fruits. That doesn’t mean you can just cut them out. You should eat lean meats, fruits, veggies and nuts. Try to avoid foods high in sugar, fat, and sodium. These all promote weight gain. Try to also avoid junk food. Junk food that has virtually no nutritional value. Also remember a calorie is the amount of heat energy stored in something. Not just something that makes you gain weight.
– Water. To get rid of wastes and function properly you need water.

Healthy weight lose is 1-2 pounds per week. Anymore and you may be burning off muscle and harming your body.

P.S. 1 pound=3500 calories. So if you eat 2,000 calories and burn off 2,100 you will lose a pound in 35 days.

George asks…

whats the fastest way to lose weight?

i need to lose weight before school starts help

weight loss cardiff answers:

There are many choices you can choose from to lose weight.. However, you can exercise outside for about an hour or two, everyday. You can also do weight-lifting and count until 100 while you’re doing it.
I also have some examples of entertainment that could help you lose weight in an amount of days.

*Jump-Rope*= You can jump-rope for as long as your timed. A good amount of time for you to jump-rope is about 5 minutes. You can have a partner help you and could be the timer.

*Jogging*= You could jog at least three times a day. Once in the morning, one in the afternoon, and one in the night. The more you jog every day, the less amount of weight you lose.

*Trampoline*= If you have a trampoline, you could use some jumping. Jumping helps you become more active in sports and other activities. Also, you could lose a lot of weight.

*Walking*= Walking is really important for your health. If you at least walk one time a day, like in the park, or around the block, you’ll lose some weight and burn calories.

Now, these are the only ones I could give. If you at least try these once in a while, you’ll be able to lose weight before school starts. Hope this helped!

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