Post # 1
My wedding isn’t for anotheryear so I have ample amount of time to get in awesome shape, but I don’t have much experience in dieting and excersizing.
I’ve always been pretty fit for the most part until a fewyears back when I hurt my knee playing soccer and had to give it up. Since then I’ve gained more than I wish to have.
I will def. be working on it until my wedding for the best results I can get, but is it at all possible to lose 20-30 lbs in 3 months? I ask this now because it would be lovely to beable to lose the weigt in time for new years, and obviously next summer and then I could just maintain it from there….
My mother was able to lose 40 lbs in 4 months just by watching what she ate, drinking tons of water and walking for an hour everyday so I plan on doing the same thing and hope for the same results. I figure since I’m younger it may be easier for me?
Any advice is appreciated! 🙂
Post # 3
Cut out sugar and processed foods, and drink water. It makes a world of difference.
Post # 4
2 lbs a week is healty weight loss. The slower you lose it the more likely you will keep it off. Don’t rush to lose so much right away. Pace yourself for better longterm results.
Post # 5
I agree with laylabelle–go with only whole grains and starchy veggies if you’re going to eat carbs (NOT saying to go no-carb!) and drink tons and tons and tons of water, and make sure you have lots of colorful veggies with every meal! It does make a difference, especially if you do a lot of exercise, and the benefit is that lots of water and healthy food makes your skin glow, too! 🙂 Good luck
Post # 6
Is it possible? Probably. That being said, as a PP mentioned, when you take weight off that quickly, there is a huge likelihood of you gaining back that weight. I think too that maintenance is much more difficult if you lose all that weight quickly. From my experience, whenever I lost weight strictly from changing eating habits, the weight came back with a vengence as I ate food that I avoided to lose the weight.
Good luck but I’m going to say slow and steady wins the race.
Post # 7
Oh yeah, that’s 8lb to 10lbs a month which is perfectly reasonable, especially when combined with diet and exercise. I recommend livestrong.com’s The Daily Plate because it will help you set calorie goals to see how many calories you can eat a day to lose a certain amount per week.
Post # 8
- Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!
Possible, but make sure you do it the healthy way. I know this sounds like a health-ad, but it might be wise to talk to your doctor about it.
Post # 9
my biggest weight loss aid has been not eating after 7 PM and if I do it is at little amount of complex cards/sugar possible.
Post # 10
I think how much weight you lose and the time it takes to lose it also depends on how much weight you have to lose. For example, if you were 100 lbs overweight and started eating healthier and exercising, you would lose 30 lbs a lot faster than someone who was only 50 lbs overweight.
I think it’s possible for you to lose that much weight in 3 months but I’m worried you’ll get burnt out if you try for too much too soon. I would try and get a great support system, someone else who will exercise with you and keep you motivated. Of course, you have everyone here to help you too! Good luck!