(Closed) Please share your weight loss tips with us :)

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Count calories and exercise!  You have to know what you’re eating and what you’re burning. 

That’s it, no mystery weight loss secrets.  Eat right and exercise.  I lost 35 pounds!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Boxersize classes are the best workout and so much fun! Love em 🙂 also low carb, High protein diets do work + drink lots of water. Easier said then done though. The only sport I’ve done in the last few weeks is channel surfing. Stress is excellent at keeping you from putting on – because you don’t eat!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Mine is to do bodypump (cardio weight lifting) three times a week and run 4 times a week. It tones me and burns tons of calories. I also drink a ton of club soda– 0 calories and more exciting than water. It is a great way to look like a drink when I’m out.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper

I don’t have any great tips other than cut out cokes…. Even diet cokes! Drink plenty of water in place 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I have a few:

I use small plates, if I’m still hungry I go back for more but I usually don’t. I’m more mindful that way.

Make sure that half of my plate is filled with veggies, 1/4 with meat and 1/4 with carbs (often my 1/4 carbs is replaced by veggies)…

Drink water

Have healthy snacks (fruit, nuts, yogurt, air-popped popcorn) 2-3 times per day so I don’t overeat during meals:
– 8:00 breakfast
-10:00 snack
-12:00 lunch
-2:30 snack
-5:30 dinner
-8:00 snack

Work out 6 times/week (4 intense, 2 recovery.. 1 day off) – I am following a workout plan for my first half marathon… Usually would workout just 5 times/week.

Allow myself to indulge in a craving before it becomes so strong that I’ll binge. Usually during the weekend, as a treat.

Know your weak spots and what you need to change:

I need to cut back on popcorn (I’m an addict and eat huge portions too many times per week…) and on jam (I put it in plain yogurt; developed a sweet tooth while pregnant and need to get rid of that habit!) and I should be able to break my plateau… 8 pounds from my pre-pregnancy weight, yay!

 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Oh the other thing is to save money and calories I bring breakfast and lunch to work with me. I bring rolled oats with berries to make a fiber-filled, naturally sweet breakfast and then take a 2 cup glass Pyrex tupperware and fill it with whatever leftovers I have. Yesterday it was spinach, feta, and quinoa and today it is chicken curry casserole (made with fat free Greek yogurt instead of soup and mayo). It keeps my portions in check and just becomes part of the routine.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Mine would be exercising 4-5 times per week, even just 30 minutes per time.  Keeps the metabolism up and running.

Also, I eat constantly throughout the day…I’ve very mindful of when I’m actually hungry, and eat (healthy) accordingly.  I don’t do “meals” anymore except a dinner b/c otherwise I wake up hungry in the middle of the night.

A glass of wine before I eat dinner helps me eat slower (curbs appetite) and in turn I don’t really binge.  Drink lots of water too!!

Also, I allow myself to eat whatever I want…just in moderation.  Like PP said, if I don’t indulge, then I’ll binge when the craving gets out of control.

Best of luck ladies!!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@Pollywog:  YES to packing lunches too 🙂

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Circuit training.  About twice a week.  Here’s the routine:

5 min. intense cardio (either on the elliptical or the stair master)

30 reps legs

30 reps arms

30 reps abs

30 jumping jacks

Repeat.  I can do about 5 in an hour.  I haven’t lost a ton of weight (5 lbs) but we’re taking measurements and those are shrinking faster than the number on the scale, and what’s more, OTHERS can tell right away.

 

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I agree with PP who said to drink lots of water. What was extremely helpful for me was to not only watch what I was eating, but also watching the portion sizes as well. The Weight Watchers point system was incredibly helpful with this!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I completely agree with PP about counting calories (for real, not guessing). Previously, I didn’t think this was all that important, and I thought I knew roundabout how many I was eating throughout the day. I was WRONG! I started myfitnesspal last week, and I’m shocked at the numbers. Some of the foods I thought were pretty good were terrible, and I was pleasantly surprised at how few calories other foods had. No wonder I haven’t been dropping weight as quickly as I’d like.

Also, watermelon (or any low calorie, water-based fruit) is fantastic. I’m on a huge kick, and it fulfills me desire to snack without packing on calories. Be careful which fruits you choose though. Some have tons more calories than you’d think, which is counterproductive IMO (if I’m going to eat a ton of calories, you better believe it’s going to be something more exciting than fruit, like chocolate). MFP is a great way to choose meals and snacks because you can see how many calories they have. I plug in what I’m planning to eat before I eat it so I can make changes if it’s more calories than I want. Good luck!

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I had mentioned on another post about the Paleo diet. It’s a little hard to follow but SO and I TRY to follow the main rule (and it’s helped a lot!).

When going to the grocery store, we try to stay away from shopping in the aisles, and shop all along the sides (hope that makes sense). If you notice all the healthy stuff is not really in the aisles. Produce & meats are along the “sides” of the grocery which is what is best when eating healthier. All the fattening things chips, cookies, bread, rice, etc are in the aisles. I know it may sound a bit silly, but it really has helped us in staying healthy.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Dukan diet!!! At first it’s sort of a crash diet, but the later phases are very easy to sustain. The phase I like the most is: meat and veggies only every day (no carbs) and one day a week eat ONLY meat.

You eat a ton on Dukan and the weight falls off steadily. So no starving. The first part is a bit hard because as a society we’re all pretty addicted to sugars and carbs so you’ll crave them at first.

 

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