(Closed) Losing weight without exercise…

posted 7 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

walks are a great form of excersise. Just try and do some uphill walking slowly. Try to walk every day for 7 days a week if you can, and try to eat only healthy foods.l No processed. Also try to eat foods that are lower in carbs. This should help. Are you allowed to do yoga? try to do some yoga excersises as well, it helps the alignment in your body, and your metabolism actually increases. That’s all I can offer really. I also heard that those PGX pills help quite a bit, but they are a bit pricey.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

keep on the weight watchers and while you are walking engage your core as much as you can. and could you use light arm weights?

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

My SO lost 70 or so pounds, and only did a minimal amount of exercise during maybe the first month.  He did South Beach.  He’s kept the weight off for almost two years.  I think most weight loss is diet, although some people say they respond really well to exercise.

EDIT- For some reason it didn’t register that you were doing WW.  I’ve heard good things about them, but I literally don’t know anyone who has tried (and followed) South Beach that didn’t have amazing results.  Do you think you could do those stationary punches like on the Jilliam Michael’s DVDs?  You just squat down and punch across your chest.  There’s no impact and it gets your heart rate up for sure.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee

i think you are good with weight watchers as long as you adhere to it religiously.  I have lost 12.6 pounds in 5 weeks (yay) and while that has included quite a few gym sessions, I am working out the same (or even less) than I was before I started WW.

As long as your diet is strict, and you are getting your walks in, i think you will be fine!

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

They (being researchers) say that weight loss is 80% diet, or something like that. So you should still be able to lose weight, even if you can’t engage in cardio/vigorous exercise. Just really watch what you eat and make sure you’re watching your portion sizes. Since you’re not exercising, you should also need to take in fewer calories, so keep track of that as well.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@KatNYC2011: ME TOO!!! I can’t tell you how sick I am of this weather 🙁

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Are you allowed to swim? It’s awesome excercise but at the same time is very low impact. When I broke my ankle it was how I managed to keep fit!

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

do you have an iphone? you can download apps that let you track your calories…

Or do this.

Take your weight x 11

times that number by 7

take that number and subtract 3500

divide by 7

the final number is how many calories you can eat in a day in order to lose 1 lb a week.you can cut 3500 to 1750 if you want to lose weight slower.

you body needs to burn 3500 calories a week to lose 1lb. since you can’t excercise, you just cut this from your meals and you’re guaranteed to lose weight. i actually lose 2lbs a week with this method since your body naturally burns calories anyway. Now if I work out during the week, I lose 3lbs.i usually do this around march and october to get rid of weight gain from summer and the holidays.

i don’t really count fresh fruit or veggies as any calories because those end up being 0 by the time you consume it from all the chewing. so eat as much of those as you can! always eat breakfast to speed up your metabolism for the day. eat high fiber stuff to make you poop! lol this actually speeds up your metabolism. i eat special k every day for this.

the way you make food matters. for example, a boiled egg vs scrambled egg. the boiled egg is going to have less calories than scrambled… now a poached egg has even fewer calories than a boiled egg. peeling an orange to eat vs slicing it to eat matters too… but again i just count fruits and veggies as 0.

drink your 8 glasses of water a day… but make it ice cold! your body needs to warm that water up. 8 glasses of cold water a day is 70 calories burnt… just for drinking water. lol

 

hope this helps. 🙂

Post # 16
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Honey bee

I didn’t read the other posts so I dont know if this was mentioned, but what about swimming or walking? Both are pretty low impact and combined with WW should help you reach your weight loss goals

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