(Closed) Share your weight loss tips/tricks

posted 7 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Really excellent tips. I had to cut candy cold turkey for awhile because I am seriously addicted to Smarties. Once I eat one roll, I end up eating 8 more for the rest of the day. -_-

For a quick home workout, I really love Jillian Michael’s 30 Day Shred. It’s only 20 minutes (with an additional 5 for warmup/cool down). ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@thefuturemrsrowe – I bought an elliptical machine off of craigslist for $100 and use it at home to do my cardio.  I’m too cheap to go to a gym and I want the fan to be right on me and I can turn on the air conditioning if I am too hot at home.  We have it in the bedroom right next to the bed, I love watching movies while I do it and I can be doing a load of laundry at the same time.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

I don’t deprive myself of my favorites, but I do eat a lot less of them and in smaller portions.  I allow myself 1-2 unhealthy food items a day and it makes me feel less deprived.  I also feel like I am enjoying healthy eating more when I know I can still eat some of my favorites.

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@ thefuturemrsrowe becareful with the Lean Cusine etc means because they have loads of salt and maybe sugar in them that then makes you retain water. I have recently gone Gluten Free for health reasons but have also lost lots of weigh because so many yummy things contain Gluten i.e Pastries, many chocolate bars, deep fried coatings. Plus Girlfriend bread tastes horrid so you don’t want to eat it.

It sounds like you are doing all the right things but don’t just rely on ‘Low-Fat’ foods because low-fat doesnt always mean low calorie, they just up the sugar content to make it taste ok. I have been caught out by that soooooo many times! I think I’m doing the right thing and then check the calorie content and it is huge!

My chemist lady also recommended uping my fibre because this *ahem* ‘cleans’ you out so I have 2 teaspoons of disolvable fibre in my OJ each morning.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I just ate KFC ๐Ÿ™ I have zero decipline. I need to change, I really do

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Weight Watchers has been my saving grace.  Going to the meetings every week hold me accountable and keep me motivated.  If you do go this route, make sure you “shop around” and find a leader you love!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’m no expert – i’ve lost and gained, and lost and gained, and i’m currently attempting to lose again. 

Some things that have helped me:

  • track everything you stuff in your face – i use http://www.myfitnesspal.com
  • be active at LEAST 5 days a week and change it up so you don’t get bored.
  • let your close friends and family know what you’re doing
  • don’t go buck and make huge changes all at once – make 1 small change, once a week (i.e. cut out pop one week….once you’ve mastered that, try taking the stairs the next week etc. etc….).  Doing too much at once, sets you up to fail.

 

 

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’m on a new weight loss kick – I’m 90 days out! I’m currently calorie counting like a mad woman using myfitnesspal.com. And I’m also trying to work out at least 30 minutes a day 4-5 days a week. I’m also trying to eat clean as much as possible. So that means no frozen foods, except for these organic burritos. I eat greek yogurt, frozen fruit, fresh fruit, frozen veggie, whole wheat bread, and dark chocolate for dessert.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@MissKatelyn: ahhh…r we friends on myfitnesspal?  i’m about 100 days out – what’s your username?

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@babybluz: No, we’re not friends on myfitnesspal. Katelyn is actually a pseudonym, so I’m not comfortable friending people using my real name. Sorry!

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Drink WATER, constantly. Just have a large jug of it with you wherever you go. If you’re feeling like you want to eat something just to have that ‘topped off’ stomach feel that’s satisfying, just chug all of the water. Its not as tasty as other things, but it works, in addition to watching the kinds of foods you it. If you’re full of water at meal times, you won’t be hungry.

 

Weight watcher’s is an amazingly good diet plan. I love it, I try to just live my life around its ideas instead of being on a ‘diet’. BLEGH. I went on a competitive diet at work a few months ago. Yeah,I lost 2 lbs and gained them back instantly out of spite for diets.

 

Last point: Get enough sleep. Its so important to how your body functions. I know with upcoming weddings stress makes sleep sometimes hard. Make time for it.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Find an excersize you enjoy and do it regularly – I walk and Zumba – either or both every day.

Audio Books (They are awesome) – I listen to books while I walk and because I want to continue “reading my book” I want to walk often. Check out iTunes – there are a surprising number of books there.

Have healthy snacks for when you are hungry – I keep dried fruit and bodywise bars on hand for after work, when I like to have something to chomp on. I also graze on this stuff on the weekend.

If you feel like grazing have something to drink instead – a coffee or a sugerfree drink for example, it will most of the time keep you feeling that you are satisfying the need.

I am vego too so I think that really helps.

I am a size 4, and the above isnt a diet its just the way I live, I dont not let myself eat things that I like – I munch on Chocolate throughout the week and have ice cream, but generally being healthy seems to work really well to stay a size I am happy at.

 

 

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I joined a site called MyFoodDiary.com.  It has made a huge difference for me, because I have a place to log everything I eat.  I’ve lost 11 pounds in 7 weeks and I haven’t had to give up anything other than the large portions. 

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