Post # 1
In 44 days I will be marrying my love and I’d really like to be 10-15 lbs lighter…
Is this realistic?
Please share your advice and tips.
I am not one for excercise (NO gym please) unless I can do it at home or outside. I hate it but I would do it…….
I have like no will power when it comes to food… It’s true. How do you curb your cravings? What kind of meals do you eat to lose weight? No red meat?
I am really starting to kick myself on the butt for not doing this sooner and I am really stressing out about the pictures……
I am 5,4 and 135 lbs (140 lbs tops). I’d like to go back to what I was when Fiance met me, at 125-127 lbs…
I find that when I really start dieting, the scale goes down a few lbs, but I look the same… What am I doing wrong…
If I limit my meat, sweets and salt, cut out every drink but tea and water, I should see results right….?
Post # 3
Reduce your carbs and sugars, including fruit. Eat clean, lean protein and leafy green vegetables. No soda. No alcohol. Lots and lots of water. You can lose a bit. Good luck!
Post # 4
I do 30 Day Shred or Ripped in 30 with Jillian Michaels – you can find them on YouTube or elsewhere online. They do wonders for toning if I stick with it and do it 5-6 days a week. And they’re just videos, so you can easily do it in your home. You just need weights – and I don’t even have those! I use jars.
As for diet – no soda. A huge calorie consumption comes from drinks. Have black tea and water. Choose whole grain foods over processed. Eat tons of vegetables, as they will fill you up but not contribute a ton of calories. Eat fish twice a week as it is lean and has omega-3s. Red meat is okay in moderation, but just have it on occassion. And do make sure you are eating – don’t skip breakfast ever! Have some greek yogurt for protein, or eggs. They will keep you full longer.
Post # 5
@O.My.Heart: Do you have any weights at home? If you do I would suggest looking at bodybuilding.com and going through Jamie Eason’s at home workouts. Doing them + cardio (try and incorporate some HIITs) + eating well will definitely make a difference. 🙂
Post # 6
skinnytaste.com has a ton of really great recipes that are delish!
Post # 7
Drink only water 🙂 I’ve read that helps a lot with weight loss. And commit to walking around your neighborhood, or doing some other form of physical activity, for 20-30 minutes every day. It’s not a huge chunk of your time, so it’s totally doable. I wish you the best of luck! 🙂
Post # 8
I love 30 day shred and jackie warners interval training video. drink a lot of water and make healthier choices. cutting out unecessary sugars will help a ton. remeber to eat enough good fats and carbs but stay away from bad carbs and fats ( white bread and pasta trans fats ect.) If you are trying to eat really low fat, which a lot of women do can cause a lot of cravings. eating some good fats with your protein will help you stay full longer. also a lot of low fat foods are full of sugars to make them taste halfway decent. shop the perimiters of the grocery store, fresh foots and vegetables good free range/grassfed meats and eggs.
Post # 9
Limiting carbs will bring the scale number down. Working out will make you look like you weigh less.
Realistically, you probably can lose 1-2 pounds per week – so 6-12 lbs for your wedding.
Post # 10
@O.My.Heart: Probably the reason the scale goes down when you first lose weight but you look the same, is because you see yourself everyday. It’s really hard to tell sometimes if it’s water weight also. Limiting your salt will help you not to hold water, water can weigh a lot. However, most women hold some extra water weight before and during their periods. Limiting your sweets will definitely make a difference. Limiting your meat really isn’t something you need to do. It basically boils down to burning more calories than you take in. You don’t necessarily have to go the gym to burn calories, your body burns a certain amount each day for it’s basic functioning. I would suggest limiting your calories to 1400 per day. I’d aim for a high protein, high fiber diet. Protein and fiber will cause you to fill full for longer. Sweets will give you more immediate gratification but you’ll burn through it quicker and get hungry more often.
I think you could realistically and safely lose 12 pounds in 44 days by decreasing your caloric intake to 1400 calories per day.
Post # 11
Sounds like there’s no one stopping you but you. If you really want it then you can absolutely do it. You need to bring awareness to your eating habits and ask yourself before you eat “is this going to fuel my body?” It will take time to curb those cravings and patience will be key. Carbs should be complex carbs like veggies and sweet potatoes, lots of lean protein and healthy fats (yes, eat fat to lose fat), no refined sugar at all (use raw honey and maple syrup to sweeten things). And don’t forget to have a cheat meal here and there, it’s always good to help us stay sane 😉