(Closed) I need some weight loss help!

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 17
309 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

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futuremrstx:  try steel cut oats ( they need to be cooked longer so I make a large batch and freeze in portions then just microwave + a teaspoon of fragrant honey ( not cheap sugary stuff, but fragrant one) and some raisings or nuts ( measuring carefully) Sometimes I also mix in a bit of milk or homemade yoghurt. 🙂


best of luck!

Post # 18
2347 posts
Buzzing bee

Hey, my advice is don’t waste your time on stair steppers, elliptical machines, or running.

Start weightlifting. Trust me. 

You WILL NOT get bulky, and you will not look like a man. You will, however, drop dress sizes quickly. AND, when you hit your goal size, you’ll be actually toned and strong, instead of just smaller but weak and flabby. Don’t obsess over a number on a scale, look at how you look naked, THAT’S where you’re going to see results. 

ETA: OH, and I would be very wary of using vegan meats/cheeses as substitutes if you’re doing so for caloric reasons. Most vegan meats are actually higher calorie than their animal counterparts. (I’m a food writer, as in, I get paid to research and write about food/nutrition). 

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Post # 19
694 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Don’t cut out as many carbs as possible. Your body needs carbohydrates for energy. It’s calories in vs calories out. Simple science. Figure out your daily caloric and macro requirements for a calorie deficit and there’s your target. I suggest using the if IIFYM calculator on iifym.com 

Post # 20
1519 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

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futuremrstx:  I completely agree with 
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swonderful: strength training is essential. Muscle at rest burns more calories than fat at rest. Plus you are more toned, stronger (duh), and your body is more protected from injury. Building muscle also helps guard against brittle bones when we are older.

Post # 21
718 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

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futuremrstx:  Have you thought about trying the Whole30? I’ve seen so many people with amazing results. I just started, and I’m already losing some weight and learning to have better eating habits. <br />I too am in love with bread and cheese, so cutting it out completely has really helped.

If you’re on Instagram, there are a ton of great recipes on the @whole30recipe account, and under the #whole30 hashtag. Also, on Pinterest.

And remember, (like the other PP said) don’t beat yourself up with negative self-talk.

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