Post # 17
i have 2 suggestions. First if you want to lose weight, i would go see a nutritionist or dietician. I saw one in the year before my wedding and she worked with me to eat a healthy diet with all the nutrients i need (meaning fat, carbs and protein – nothing was cut out) AND she worked around my preferences and habits, so it made it soooo much easier than any diet i had tried before.
Second, set a realistic goal so you are not disappointed. And one thing to note, if you are mainly worried about how you will feel on your wedding, i can say that even losing some weight, if not all that you want to, makes you feel amazing. Just making progress feels great. so let’s say you lose even 20 pounds, but you lose it right before your wedding, you will feel the difference of 20 pounds and it will feel great! even if you are not yet at your goal.
Post # 18
Everyone is giving fantastic advice.. I definitely suggestion seeing your family doctor before starting on any exercise program. Like other PP’s have said, you may want to seek professional help like a nutritionist that can help you make small changes bit by bit or a physical therapist who can help you get over your knee pain.
Post # 19
Remember, eating well is not a punishment. I know a lot of peopl say it’s about cutting calories, but I personally don’t agree. (I know a lot of you will say I am crazy for saying so) but I lost weight by not worrying about calories at all. Just feed your body the right foods; lean proteins, everything organic possible, especially dairy, fresh fruits and veggies. Lots of water, un sweetened tea, coffee. Keep the dairy to 2 percentfor lower. Cut out wheat. You may have a slight allergy that is causing you to hang on to weight. Only eat sprouted breads.. And grains. (spouted only!) these things your body will digest easily. No fake sugars no chemicals, diet sodas, no processed foods. If your body doesn’trecognize the food as a simple thing to digest it will make you fat. There are good fats your body needs; avocado, nuts (raw) cold pressed olive oil, you can use cold raw coconut oil for cooking. I know this sounds weird but research these things on the Internet & you will be surprised. My mom is a nutritionist. Tell yourself you are going to love your self by feeding yourself the right foods. Eventually your tastebuds will change. Give your self one meal per week when you allow yourself a cheat meal of pizza or Mexican or what ever. Study nutrition! It is so interesting Ipromise!, 🙂 xoxo
Post # 20
I agree its about diet, and while I am no expert on this topic, I have seen others battle other addictions and I believe that food addiction is very real. I think it should be treated with therapy just like others forms of addiction. Because you know that eating less will result in weight loss – but there is something underlying why you eat a certain way. I believe this is why people who undergo weight loss survery have short term results (because they physically can’t consume what they used to) but often the weight comes back as their stomachs expand because the underlying issues aren’t dealt with, and the addiction is still there.
But in terms of tactics – I have seen people have a lot of success with Weight Watchers. And also by starting with a few simple steps: 1. Walking (start a few days a week, then increase distance and number of days a week) and 2. Cutting out processed, high caloric items (sodas, chips, donuts – whatever a core staple was ) . There is this thing on the Today Show called the Joy Fit club – people who have lost 100+ pounds – and how they got started on their weight loss journey. I think it is pretty inspiring and shows how real people get it done….