Struggling to drop some weight & get in shape — Please give tips!!

posted 3 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
295 posts
Helper bee

I found doing a food log helped when cutting back food. You might want to think about weight watchers for a diet it worked for me when I was able to focus on it.

As for excersicing I found that getting into a routine when I was into excerising really helped and after a year I got to a point where I started to become very addicted to it.

Post # 5
295 posts
Helper bee

I used go in the late afternoon after school when I started to become addicted to excerising. I am no longer hooked but when I do excerise I still do late afternoon/early evening. 


As with food when I get into health kicks and excerise drives I usually eat more salads and forzen veggies. But even when I become invested I rarely cut back my sugar craving and soda addiction.

Post # 6
289 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

If you crave sugar then don’t have it in your life. Seriously, ask your SO to have sugary snacks and stuff outside of the house so that you won’t be tempted to eat them, at least for the first couple of weeks while you’re getting into a routine of eating better. 

Your sugar cravings are probably just down to the facts that sugary foods taste good and the cemicals they put into them are addictive. But it is posssible that you’re not getting enough of something in your diet. I’ve included an ‘if you’re craving this you need this’ chart so that you can maybe try a few of the foods when you’re craving sugar. 

If you’re not good at working out then you might want to try and look for some basic workouts on Pinterset, or try a more relaxing activity like swimming. Paul Eugine videos on youtube are hilarious and fun to do. He is so crazily enthusiastic about everything. 

Good luck! 

Post # 7
110 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@Barbiestylez:  First of all – try to relax and get enough sleep. Stress is a powerful weight gainer and sleep deprivation does the rest. 🙂

As for food choices – I’ve changed my way of eating 3 years ago when I had 230lbs. on my hips 🙂

Try to have a rather big healthy breakfast with enough energy to last you till lunch (try some oats with fruit and non-greek yoghurt 🙂 or something, maybe add in some nuts; or try whole grain bread with some lean ham or something).

At lunch, you can allow yourself some small dessert as well 🙂

And for dinner it’s just veggies and proteins (salads, meat, eggs, yoghurt, veggies – no fruits, no carbs, no sweets). You don’t really need energy for the night, but your body needs some proteins to build up new cells and stuff while you sleep. 

Try not to snack in between, so you don’t get blood sugar peaks and insulin overproduction (insulin overproduction decreases your blood sugar and if you have too much insulin in your blood, you start craving sugar). Also, no sweet drinks AT ALL, just water and unsweetened tea (also try to avoid artificial sweeteners).

As for working out, which is really essential to losing weight and getting in shape (even more than eating healthy actually!): is there a nice gym nearby? Maybe they offer some fun courses you could attend. The first 2 weeks will be hell – but as some PP said – it is addicting and now I can’t imagine going without.

You can do it!!!

Post # 8
449 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Barbiestylez:  sugar is addictive! It has made you’re brain realease feel good hormones and lights up the  pleasue and reward centers of your brain. Every time you want a dessert grab a peice of fruit. Your body is stil getting sweetness and will eventually learn to crave that. I’ve found that since I have started scheduling my work outs like they are meetings then im more likely to keep going. I also told the front desk greeter about mygoals in the long term and for the wedding. Now everyday I see him I feel more accountable. He asks how ky work outs go and how im feeling about my progess. Its awesome!

Post # 9
2 posts
  • Wedding: May 2007

try doing some research on fat fighters, thermofit, and body wraps(not the watee weight ones)

Post # 10
1289 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Try clean eating… its worked for me. I don’t have any breads or pastas, lots of veggies, a good breakfast of a smoothie or eggs. 

If you can afford it, get yourself a personal trainer or join bootcamp – it keeps you accountable. 

Post # 11
32 posts

Don’t be so hard on yourself girl! You have so many options you can take in order to get your body back the way you want it to be.  As for the greek yogurt, I actually don’t like chobani myself however, I love the blueberry light and fit greek yogurt it’s not sour at all.  Another great option for you is using a shake as a meal replacement once a day.  My mother has been using Shakeology and actually got me hooked on it now as well. You basically replace just one meal a day with a shake and the whole program comes with meal plans for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks with the amount of calories in each meal you consume. It also comes with 2 workout DVDs which maybe will be better for you because you won’t have to even leave your house to get some exercise in.  I also think the meal plans will be helpful for you because you can plan your meals for a week so you don’t make poor decisions for dinner or any other meal throughout the day. Read motivational quotes throughout your day.  Pinterest has so many and you will get the confident booster that you need to help you get motivated.  You can do anything you set your mind to. Smile
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