(Closed) It's crunch time. I NEED to lose weight! HELP!

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

low carb (under 100 grams a day) is my advice, but be ready to pile it all back on when you stop doing it!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I think it’s a good idea to cut out all the junk food including soda. Just think of it this way – it’s only for two months! I think going to a trainer an hour away is a waste of time, and it sounds like you are willing to work out at home. Good luck!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I always lose fastest with super low carb (<30 g/day), but you will gain it back if you start eating average American intake for carbs after (300 g/day). I maintain at around 100 g with moderate activity.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

What’s your current height/weight, level of physical activity, eating habits?

Post # 7
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I lost 28 lbs. in 6 weeks on the HCG diet.  It’s not hard if you can follow a strict diet.  Good luck!

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

You need to do some strength training along with cardio.  That will help to increase your resting metabolism so you burn more just sitting around.  You also need to look at your caloric intake versus your caloric needs.  In order to lose 2.5 lb a week, you need to cut out over 1,000 calories a day.  Do not go below 1,200 or so, that is what your body needs to keep functioning.

Good luck and I’m sure you will be beautiful whether or not you lose 20 pounds!

PS – Is there any way you can move your fitting a little?  I had mine only about a month before the wedding.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2004

the only way i’ve ever lost weight that quickly is to calorie count and stay between 800-1000 a day. perhaps not the healthiest choice, but will definitely help you lose weight quickly. oh, and exercise. i did a spin class, or even just walking or jogging will be beneficial.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I would limit yourself to around 70-90 g protein; 30-35 g fat; and 100-120 g carbs per day. 6 ‘meals’ a day- 3 main meals and 3 snacks with 2.5-3 hours inbetween each. Don’t munch between them. Drink water only. Try to cut out caffine or at least drink less of it. Eat things which are low glycemic (can be found all over google).

‘Low’ has many meanings but for the amount of time you want to do it, it could cause you to gain more weight and see the bad side effects (extremely moody, troubled memory, etc)

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Thought you might wanna read up this similar thread.. 

http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/need-some-motivation-lost-it-all-long

I feel diet plays a huge part in weight loss, so you really need to watch what you eat and portion them. Have a digital scale so you also see how you weigh in with the food you take. For eg, I get heavier from eating pasta so this is one food I’ll avoid when I’m watching my weight. Steam/grilled foods are definitely healthier, along with clear veggie soups/ salads. (If you need some healthy but tasty food recipes, let me know) Exercise works hand in hand with a healthy diet to boost weight loss. When you eat healthy, you will lose weight. Sorry, I don’t know how to advise on exercises but I’m sure some bees can!

http://www.rd.com/slideshows/13-fat-releasing-foods-to-lose-weight-fast/

http://www.self.com/fooddiet/2010/03/20-superfoods-slideshow#slide=1

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper

Do NOT count calories and eat 800 a day. This will screw up your metabolism and your body will go into starvation mode and retain fat and burn muscle! Eat a paleo diet. I lost 20 pounds in the first two months with minimal exercise. It’s difficult to sustain long term but two months is not bad. Fat should fuel your energy, not carbs. If you go back to your regular eating habits you will likely gain some back but you can deal with that later if your goal is 20 lbs in 2 months. And cut out the diet coke…I’m guilty of that too but it’s a lot easier to eat well without it I think. 

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I have recently tried to change my lifestyle to help lose weight and being trained by a trainer 3x per week really helps. Though I don’t think I would be willing to drive an hour for it. Another thing I have changed is basically drinking exclusively water and trying to drink about 7 glasses a day of it. I’m really awful at drinking anything during the day so this has been a huge change for me. Also, I no longer eat in between meals or after dinner, which is after about 7pm. If necessary I will eat in between meals but only fruits or veggies or crackers high in fiber. I have also been going to the gym 6 days a week, which includes my 3 days of training, and additionally go for a 5K walk every evening. I am fortunate to be in between college and my first job so I know that a lot of people wouldn’t be able to keep up this kind of schedule but if you could incorporate some of these ideas I think it will help! Good luck!

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

The SO and I did Crossfit (pretty sure they have that where you live) and ate Paleo, and we saw results QUICKLY! It’s not not an easy diet, but it’s amazing how you will see your body change.You don’t have to even follow it that strictly, but as close to it as possible.

Here’s a GREAT website that helps explain the diet: http://everydaypaleo.com/

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

This is what works for me…low carb does work, but the weight doesn’t really stay off. After I made a personal lifestyle change to eat more veggies and fruit, all-natural, and non-processed items I lost weight and felt sooo much better.

Lean and green – make sure you eating plenty of vegetables. Make big salads with lots of goodies. My favorite is a kale and spinach salad with bell pepper, green beans, tomatoes, cucumber, sunflower seeds, tofu, shredded carrots, beets, and zuchinni, raw almonds. Make your own dressing with lemon juice, garlic, and tahini.

Drink lots of water, and definitely kick the diet coke habit. Try to drink herbal tea instead of coffee. Eat minimal meat and animal products. If you do eat meat, make sure it is organic. Choose grass-fed beef over regular. When I stopped eating so much meat, I found myself craving less carbs, sugar, etc. I found myself craving vegetables!

I call myself a part-time vegan. I stopped eating cheese and yogurt, and I don’t even miss it (although I thought I would). Yogurt is really good for you, but dairy never really agreed with me. I am obssessed with almond milk now. I choose fish over beef and chicken, and make sure it is coming from a good source.

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