Post # 1
I need to drop some serious weight in a relatively small amount of time. I would like 20-25 lbs and I have about 3 months to do it. I will do just about anything.
I am working out (classes such as yoga, Zumba, and weight lifting 2-3 times a week) and I will walk on the treadmill or elliptical 1/2 hour a day with some minor weight lifting. I also do this crazy hard arm video every day to get my arms toned.
Diet-wise….what is the quickest way to drop those pounds…mostly in my gut, I hold it all in my gut unfortunately!
Post # 3
@Lily_of_the_valley: i would stick to veggies and protien and mixed nuts in small amounts if your working out like you are i usually do 6 miles a day breakfast is egg white with fruit and a banana lunch usually a protien and veggies with hummus and another protien and veggies for dinner if you get sweet cravings i usually do strawberries with a little bit of honey you should be able to drop 20 in 3 months
Post # 4
@Lily_of_the_valley: eat veggies and lean protein, with limited unrefined carbs
Breakfast- 3-4 egg whites scrambled, 2 lean turkey sausages, 1 cup strawberries
Snack- string chesee (low fat)
Lunch- Low cal veggie soup, salad (with oil and vinegar dressing)
Snack- 1 ox turkey breast, an apple or berries,
Dinner- lean grilled meat, 1/2 cup brown rice steamed veggies
Dessert- fruit.. sugar free pop
Post # 5
@Lily_of_the_valley: join weight watchers. if you stick to the points along with excercise you’ll lose that weight in 3 months. it took me about 6 weeks to lose 10 pounds, and that’s without excercising and my own rule that “wine points don’t count”
Post # 6
@SparkleBee11: yeah that sounds like a good plan i would use that to!
Post # 7
If you are looking solely to burn fat/lose weight, I would ditch the weight exercises for now and replace them with additional high-intensity cardio.
Unfortunately there is no way to spot-reduce the pounds away. So if you tend to carry most of your weight in your stomach, it’s likely that that might be the last place you lose it. It sucks, but it’s true.
Diet-wise…if you are drinking ANY sodas or juices (or other high-calorie drinks), cut those out ASAP!! This is the easiest and most effective thing you can do for your diet.
Post # 8
Cut sugar and refined carbs (white bread/pasta/rice) which might help your belly area, eat lean meats with little sauce – use herbs, mustard, vinegar for flavouring, go to lowest fat dairy and make half the food you eat veggies. Whole grains and legumes will fill you up and provide energy. Keep up the exercise.
Post # 9
@Lily_of_the_valley: If you send me your email (Private message), I would be happy to send you the diet my doctor gave me. I lost 40 lbs. in 6 months. (2 weeks of that time was on vacation).
Post # 10
P90X – 12 week program, fool proof, lost 20Lbs.
Post # 11
I’m 5’2″ and lost 14 lbs in two months on the Whole 30, which is a strict form of Paleo eating where you cut out sugar, grains, soy, dairy, alcohol and instead eat a ton of veggies and some protein. I lost a dress size within the first two weeks and my wedding dress was actually a bit loose.
More importantly I feel healthier and I’ve kept it off since my wedding 4 months ago. I follow a Paleo diet about 70% of the time and approx half of my meals are vegetarian.
Post # 12
Belly fat (subcutaneous fat) will decrease if you avoid these foods:
– Dairy. Switch to nut milks or cut out all together. Low fat often means high sugar – and it really just is best to avoid cows milk all together. The body finds it hard to process, it’s acidic and so ends up in subcutaneous tissue for a while.
– Processed grains/flour/pasta
– White sugar/soft drinks
– Of course, high saturated fats in any foods
– Caffiene or coffee won’t help your nervous system and leave you craving protein and carbohydrates
Remember, you can eat your way through any training if you are eating badly. Don’t get stuck in a rut of training more and making poor food choices because you are exhausted, try to eat well first – it really makes for easier weightloss
High intensity interval training (Jillian Michael’s etc) is also great for toning up.
Good luck 🙂
Post # 13
@laureneliz87: is unsweetened iced tea ok? I don’t drink pop or juice
Post # 14
I’m not a huge fan of low carb diets but they DO work, especially short term, and especially when combined with low calories.
If you’re worried about stomach fat especially, which is also my problem area, be sure to get your healthy fats, and completely eliminate ALL refined sugars– fruit juice, cane sugar, honey, HFCS, agave, all of it– and stop drinking.
The above diet is brutal, socially 🙁 Best of luck!
Post # 15
I have found, on more than one occasion, that doing South Beach phase one really helps flatten out my stomach -I do really well on low/no carbs. Phase One isnt sustainable but if you start there, do the 2 weeks and then slowly phase back in foods you can figure out what causes you to bloat etc.
I just bought the book – I think it was $10 and followed the meal plans, it was pretty striaghtforward