(Closed) weight loss tips anyone?

posted 7 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Minimize sugar and salt intake and you will be good for sept ๐Ÿ™‚

Plus regular workouts.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I started weight watchers a few weeks ago and its great!  Can still eat whatever I want in moderation (Very moderate for certain things lol)  and I’ve already lost a few pounds.  Plus I feel healthier and have more energy.  I think it’s totally worth the money and the meetings are fun!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Diet is most important for weight loss…but if you have time and/or motivation, try to hit the gym for an hour, 5 days a week or exercise outside.

As for diet, avoid processed/salty foods. Make sure your meals are not prepared for a box. For example, for breakfast, eat a couple pieces of fruit and oatmeal. Or whole grain toast and natural peanut butter. For lunch, try steamed veggies and brown rice with some lean protein, like chicken or fish. Or make a big salad with lots of veggies and proteins, etc. Same with dinner. Try to avoid sweets if you can too…but don’t deprive yourself either. If you need a treat, limit it to one piece of dark chocolate a day, or a small glass of wine.

Good luck!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee

just eat smaller portions for now ๐Ÿ™‚ Food is just sooo good and comforting that it’s hard to eat only what you need vs what you want. I have a particularly hard time with this with spaghetti. Mmm mm! But, serving size wise, I should only be eating an amount that is roughly equal to the size of a baseball or something vs the big plate I usually take. Meat servings should be about the size of a deck of cards, or your palm (that’s only about 1/2 a chicken breast!). I find snacking is a big problem of mine too. I much a lot. A little here and there adds up. I need to knock it off heh.

If you drink soda, getting rid of it completely (including diet) is supposed to help. I drink way too many calories myself in chocolate milk and juice and stuff. Good ol water more often. It’s boring, but it’s good for you. Supposedly drinking a glass of water before a meal helps fill you up without the calories, but I can’t just sit there and drink a glass of water unless I’m really thristy, and I’m usually not.

One time I was reading a message board and an over dramatic woman was saying she only “eats to survive.” Now, I think that is a tiny bit eccentric, but it’s a good sentiment that I try to remind myself of in a way. Food is meant to be sustinence for survival, not just because I feel like eating a 2nd cupcake ๐Ÿ˜‰ So I try to tell myself that I really don’t need the 2nd serving and it helps a little.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Smaller portions was key for me. Once I cut back on the amount of food I ate without even adding much exercise I began losing weight. I was so hungry for about the first week, but now I get full much quicker and am usually not hungry. And eating out makes it extremely difficult, just don’t do it, they add so much extra butter, sodium, sugar, etc to everything it’s just not healthy.

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper

@cyndistar3:

I heard it is supposed to help if you write everything you eat in a journal.  And if you don’t drink the recommended amount of water try upping that.  I should listen to what I am writing! lol!!  ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I can’t recommend Weight Watchers highly enough. Keeping track of everything you eat/drink is really eye opening. It teaches you good habits and that you can still enjoy food, you just have to watch portions and plan ahead.

Aside from that, regular exercise too. And whatever cardio you’re doing…WEIGHT TRAIN too.

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I have been trying to get in shape for my wedding.  I found that cutting out carbs from my diet gave me the best and quickest results!!  I couldn’t believe it.  My issue is that I love rice….so I have switched to Quinoa as a rice substitute.  And work out regularly.  I have joined a workout program and do it 3 times a week and lost 9 inches after 1 month of working out and cutting out carbs.

Good luck with the weight loss.  It’s hard work but it’s worth it in the end!

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